Podcast: Slow Burn

Slate Magazine
Slate Magazine
48Books5Followers
Leon Neyfakh excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history—and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 1 of Slow Burn captured what it felt like to live through Watergate; Season 2 does the same with the saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn3 days ago
David Duke wasn’t content being a state representative. He wanted to go national, and in 1990 he expanded his base of white voters to try to attain that goal.

In Episode 4 of Slow Burn: How David Duke made himself a political sensation—and the message that his supporters sent when they cast their ballots.

Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is the podcast’s assistant producer.

Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S4 Ep. 4: A Silent Army, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn10 days ago
In 1989, a Black 12-year-old girl in New Orleans found the David Duke phenomenon, and Duke himself, hard to comprehend. So she called Duke on the phone to ask him some questions.

In this Slow Burn interlude: how a budding journalist outdid the professionals. Plus, why we won’t be interviewing David Duke for our series.

Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is the podcast’s assistant producer.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cold Call, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn17 days ago
In 1989, David Duke got a foothold in American politics. To build on that victory, he’d have to
fend off a Republican official determined to bring him down.

In the third episode of our series: the people who tried to stop David Duke’s rise, and the ones
who accommodated him.

Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul
Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is
the podcast’s assistant producer.

Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn every season, plus zero ads. Sign up now to listen and support the show.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S4 Ep. 3: The Nazi and the Republicans, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn24 days ago
David Duke dreamed of becoming the charismatic leader who’d bring racism to the masses. He
tried to make that dream a reality by seizing on America’s most powerful symbol of white
supremacist terror.

On the second episode of Slow Burn’s fourth season: what David Duke’s years as a leader in the
Ku Klux Klan reveal about his beliefs and ambitions, and why Duke decided to leave the Klan
behind.

Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul
Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is
the podcast’s assistant producer.

Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn every season, early access to episode 3, plus zero ads. Sign up now to listen and support the show.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S4 Ep. 2: Robe and Ritual, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burnlast month
In the first half of the 1980s, it looked like David Duke’s career as a professional racist was over.
But the former Ku Klux Klan leader had a comeback plan: He was going to keep quiet about his
most hateful beliefs—and run for the Louisiana House of Representatives.

On the first episode of Slow Burn’s fourth season: the campaign that changed David Duke’s life,
and that made him a threat to take control of Louisiana.

Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul
Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is
the podcast’s assistant producer.

Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn every season, early access to episodes 2 and 3, plus zero ads. Sign up now to listen and support the show.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S4 Ep. 1: White Knight, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burnlast month
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the governorship—was an existential crisis for the state and the nation. The fourth season of Slate’s Slow Burn will explore how a Nazi sympathizer and former Klansman fashioned himself into a mainstream figure, and why some voters came to embrace his message. It will also examine how activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens confronted Duke’s candidacy, and what it took to stop him.
Slow Burn Season 4 is hosted by Josh Levin, Slate's national editor and a native Louisianian.
The season begins on Wednesday, June 10. That day, Slate Plus members will get the first three episodes of Slow Burn, while non-members will get Episode 1. Subscribe to Slate Plus here.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Season 4 Trailer, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn4 months ago
A special edition of Slow Burn features Joel Anderson live on stage, with legendary producers Nashiem Myrick and Easy Moe Bee, and Reverend Conrad Tillard, known in the 90s as "The Hip Hop Minister." Plus, a story from the season 3 cutting room floor.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slow Burn 3 Live: Party & Bullshit, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn5 months ago
Slow Burn's Watergate season is now a TV docu-series, premiering Feb. 16 on Epix. Read more about it in this interview with host Leon Neyfakh.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn6 months ago
Hey Slow Burn listeners. We have something special for you this week. It's an episode of Broken Record, a music podcast from Pushkin Industries, co-hosted by Malcolm Gladwell and music producer Rick Rubin. In the episode, Malcolm and Rick talk to Questlove about his memories of the MOVE police bombing in Philly, the music of his childhood, and Quest gets behind the drums to show the evolution of his playing.
Being the music lover he is, Questlove can't help but turn the tables to ask Rick about his own Hip Hop history: working on the Beastie Boys' first album, License to Ill, and LL Cool J's first album, Radio. Then it all culminates in one of the best Obama stories ever. You can subscribe to Broken Record wherever you get your podcasts, and see some amazing studio session photos on Instagram, @TheBrokenRecordPod.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing: Broken Record, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. This is a preview of the bonus episodes released this season:—interviews with Slow Burn host Joel Anderson and producer Christopher Johnson about the making of the series, and extended interviews they conducted with Tupac's attorney Shawn Holley, hip-hop journalist Matty C, and Biggie biographer Cheo Hodari Coker.
To listen to all eight bonus episodes from this season in full, sign up for Slate Plus now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Epilogue: Got a Story to Tell, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
Questions have swirled around the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls ever since their deaths. Who killed them, and why? How come no one was ever charged in either case? Is Tupac still alive and hiding out somewhere?

On the final episode of the season, we look at the investigations into the deaths of two rap legends and the competing theories of their cases. We also explore their enormous legacies, and what hip-hop lost when they died.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 8: Dead Wrong, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
In this week's episode: After Tupac’s murder: Revenge killings in Compton, a day of atonement in Harlem, and Biggie Smalls risks everything by going back to Cali.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 7: To Live and Die in LA, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
In this episode: In the summer of 1996, Tupac Shakur seemed to be on the verge of a decision—about what kind of career he wanted to have, and what kind of life he wanted to live. And then he went to Las Vegas.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 6: Til Somebody Kills You, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. To listen to the rest of the bonus episodes this season, sign up for Slate Plus now.
In this Slow Burn bonus episode, host Joel Anderson and producer Christopher Johnson discuss the growing feud between Tupac and Biggie and the role of Faith Evans. Then, you’ll hear an extended interview with Larry “The Blackspot” Hester, a former staff writer at Vibe who interviewed Tupac, Biggie, and other people at Death Row and Bad Boy as their drama heated up.
Production by Chau Tu.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 5 Plus: "East vs. West", Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn7 months ago
In this episode: Tupac claims—loudly, publicly, and with very little evidence—that he’s been sleeping with Faith Evans, Biggie’s estranged wife.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 5: Wrath of a Menace, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn8 months ago
In this episode: Gangsta rap becomes a huge money maker. Civil rights activist C. Delores Tucker and conservative culture warrior Bill Bennett launch a crusade against offensive lyrics. And hip-hop divides black leaders along generational and gender lines.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 4: Against Those Thugs, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn8 months ago
In this episode: Biggie releases “Who Shot Ya,” an instant hip-hop classic that Tupac takes as a personal affront. Tupac calls out Biggie and Puffy in a jailhouse interview. And the Death Row and Bad Boy crews start preparing for war.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 3: What's Beef?, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn8 months ago
In 1992, Ronald Ray Howard shot and killed Texas state trooper Bill Davidson. His lawyer argued he’d been driven to murder by the music he’d been playing in his car: a dubbed copy of Tupac Shakur’s first album, 2Pacalypse Now.
On the second episode of Slow Burn’s third season: How gangsta rap and law enforcement found themselves at war.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 2: Cops on My Tail, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn8 months ago
On the first episode of Slow Burn’s third season: How a violent robbery severed Tupac’s friendship with Biggie Smalls and sparked a bicoastal beef that consumed the world of hip-hop.
In November 1994, while on trial for sexual abuse, Tupac Shakur is shot five times in a New York recording studio. In the aftermath, he starts to suspect that his erstwhile friend Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls, might be involved. It was the start of a beef that would consume the world of hip-hop and end with both men dead.
Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S3 Ep. 1: Against the World, Slate Podcasts
Slate Magazine
Slate Magazineadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Slow Burn9 months ago
In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The story takes place at a moment when hip-hop was taking over pop culture, and the world’s two most famous rappers were a former theater kid from the Bay Area and a one-time crack dealer from Brooklyn. In just a few years, they changed music forever. They went from friends to enemies. And they ended up victims of a deadly rivalry between two rap scenes.

How is it that two of the most famous performers in the world were murdered within a year of each other—and their killings were never solved? Find out in Slow Burn season three: Biggie and Tupac.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Season 3 Trailer, Slate Podcasts
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)