Slow Burn (podcast)

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Slow Burn
Slow Burn podcast.jpg
StarringLeon Neyfakh
No. of episodes
  • Main series: 23[1]
  • Bonus: 7
Original releaseNovember 28, 2017 – present
Website[1] or visit [2]

Slow Burn is a narrative podcast produced by Slate Plus, a division of Slate. The first two seasons of the podcast are hosted by Leon Neyfakh[1]; the third season of the show, released in 2019, is hosted by Joel Anderson[2].

The first season is about the Watergate scandal featuring interviews with Bob Woodward among others.

The second is about the Impeachment of Bill Clinton featuring an interview with Linda Tripp, among others.

The third season covers the growing tension between rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990s[3].

The podcast premiered on November 28, 2017 and became "one of the top shows on Apple Podcasts."[4]


Slow Burn received a positive review from Vulture.[5] USA Today named Slow Burn as a "hot" recommended podcast.[4] The New York Times praised Slow Burn and credited Malcolm Gladwell with leading the way by making historic podcasts that focused on neglected aspects of well known events, like Slow Burn, possible.[6]

TV adaption[edit]

It was announced in February 2019 that Epix is producing a six-part television series based on the first season Watergate investigation that will premiere on February 16, 2020.[7][8][9]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [10]U.S. viewers
1"Martha"TBATBAFebruary 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)TBD
2"Losing Ground"TBATBAFebruary 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)TBD
3"Suspicious Minds"TBATBAMarch 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)TBD
4"The Hearings"TBATBAMarch 8, 2020 (2020-03-08)TBD
5"Smoking Gun"TBATBAMarch 15, 2020 (2020-03-15)TBD
6"Massacre"TBATBAMarch 22, 2020 (2020-03-22)TBD


  1. ^ a b "Slow Burn". Slate Magazine.
  2. ^ "'Slow Burn' Season 3 Turns Its Investigative Eye To The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac". Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  3. ^ Anderson, Joel (2019-10-29). "Slow Burn". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  4. ^ a b "Have you heard 'Slow Burn'? Slate's Watergate podcast is hot right now".
  5. ^ "Slow Burn Is the Watergate Podcast You Didn't Know You Needed". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2018-02-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. ^ Bennett, Anita. "Epix Greenlights Podcast-Inspired Docuseries 'Slow Burn' – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  9. ^ ""Slow Burn" to Premiere on EPIX(R) on February 16, 2020". The Futon Critic. November 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Slow Burn – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 16, 2020.