This is one of the best podcast ever! I was 7 or 8 when my older brother and I were spellbound by the Watergate hearings. It made us both democrats. My poor republican parents. Thanks to Rachel Madow for mentioning it on her show. Loved every minute!
Iâve just finished listening to all the episodes and as soon as I can catch my breath, Iâll listen to them again. mygawd. People who think history is boring should listen to Slow Burn.
Very well done. What keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the continual efforts to pair Nixon with Trump. To say that Trump is a modern day Nixon is a little pre-mature. Good podcast though.
The constant jabs at Trump were completely unnecessary and showed a lack of professionalism in this podcast. I didnât vote for Trump either, I get enough of him and his antics in my daily life so the last thing I want to hear during a podcast, is more of him! I am smart enough to make the connections on my own and I suppose anybody listening to this type of subject matter can as well. Ridiculous and juvenile.
Great podcast. Great lesson in history. The parallels to todayâs political climate are eery.
I honestly didnât think there was anything left to tell the Watergate story. I was wrong. This thoughtful podcast is absolutely fascinating with new details and a fresh perspective. The arc of the podcast is to relate it to todayâs political landscape.
Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and learning even more about the moving pieces that were a part of the Watergate scandal. Well done, well done!
I enjoyed this podcast and they clearly put a lot of effort into making this. However, I didnât like how there were a few occasions where they slightly showed a bias against Trump. They should of been more neutral.
I finish this podcast in one day. I couldn't stop listening and had no idea how long the impeachment dragged on. This is amazing story telling and curated very well. You must tune in now! Can't wait for season two.
Beautiful blend of suspenseful story telling with perfectly selected supporting archival material. Captivating from the first to the last episode!
This is such an interesting story and so well told. Very entertaining for someone not well-versed in Watergate.
After reading âAll the Presidentâs Menâ I wanted to know more. Slow Burn rounded out my knowledge of this very complex scandal. It is very timely. Highly recommend even if you didnât read the book or have previous information about Watergate.
I canât get over the similarities between then and now. Slate does an awesome job of bringing to light the precedence this administration, and congress, set for the future.
The parallels to today are frightening. Worth a listen to see how history repeats itself.
Anyone following the #TrumpRussia probe wants to listen to this. Itâs a play by play of what is happening in America today.
A friend of mine encouraged me to listen to this podcast. I put it off for quite a while but I cannot say forcefully enough wouldnât incredibly timely insightful and thorough discussion these podcasts were of the Watergate hearings and outcome. And, it could not be a better time to hear all of the things that went on in Watergate. Because, whatâs going on now is incredibly similar. Excellent X
I spent my summer as a 14 yr old watching the watergate hearings. I thought I knew the story... but wait thereâs more!!! This podcast knits together the myriad of my own memories with additional facts and interviews.Itâs very interesting and considering the current events gives me a sensation of deja vu
He couldnât just make it about history, but instead TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! But it is Slate, so what is to be expected.
This is a great deep dive into the scandle. It's so much more layerd then I was tought in school or shorthand via pop culture. Very informitive.
I have listen to the podcasts more than once, and I'm sure I am not done yet. Just as I Google"mueller" several times a day, I am hungry to know the truth about the corruption which so many Americans deny.
I had to watch All the Presidentâs Men to hold me over until the next podcast comes out.
I could not stop. I lived through this era and I had forgotten much. But drawing the comparisons forward was just wild. I laughed out loud. I lived every minute. Looking forward to Clinton. Thanks for the awesome work. Loved loved loved it.
thorough, engaging, already have learned a lot, I'm not finsihed!
I was born in 1980, and completely ignorant of the Watergate scandal. I graduated from public school (nothing), got a Master's degree in biology (nothing), love to read (my own fault for not educating myself)... this podcast really was my first exposure to what happened during the scandal. I loved it. I couldn't stop listening, and finished the series in 2 days. Great history lesson, and dare I say applicable to today?
I lived through the original Watergate so this is a reliving of the scandal for me. But there are new details that I didn't remember which makes this a fresh retelling of the story which is so very needed now.What was chilling was the reaction of the Nixon supporters at that time, eerily similar to the hardcore Trump supporters of today. What ultimately did in Nixon was the tapes that he recorded. But there are no tapes today and so many people are willing to accept the "fake news" claims which is a scary thought.This is story telling at its best.
I listened to much of Watergate Hearings. Still learned a lot plus interesting to recall it all again.
It revealed parts of the Watergate story I hadnât heard.
This is absolutely binge worthy. A listening must for our current times.
I was in the Hospital at Walter Reed In 1973 and left D.C. in September 1974. I read The Post everyday and have read a few books about Nixon and about Watergate. Slow Burn revealed events I had never heard of and insights Iâve never considered. Outstanding. More!
Well done, a very good listen. Worthwhile during these times. So many young folks are clueless about watergate. This is a great overview for them and a good reminder for those of us who lived through those days. I have shared this podcast many times and will continue to do so. History comes alive in Slow Burn.
As a kid during Watergate I remember most of this but not all of it. This podcast serves as the bookend on the other side of the stack of volumes that is my memory of Watergate. One can only wonder how much we are we living history now.
In my thirties when this part of our history was unfolding and its revelations evolving, I watched the hearings on a floor model TV encasing a 20 inch black and white screen, eating a dagwood sandwich and was mesmerized. Ex-VP Spiro Agnew had been the governor of Md, my home then...so I was aware of his forced resignation...The tapes and their transcripts are available at the nixonlibrary along with those played in open court trials U.S. vs Mitchell and U.S. vs John B. Connally...Connally was an influential Texas Democrat and its governor that was injured during the JFK assassination sitting in the same car of the motorcade....He became a Republican in the 1970s and appointed Sec of the Treasury under the Nixon Administration... Nixon's downfall was his tapes...trump's downfall will be his tweets...both men convinced the presidency has unlimited power and above the law...
What a compelling story. Canât wait for season two!
Fascinating, educational, and relevant.
I began listening because (pure honesty here) I simply did not know a thing about the watergate scandal, other than its name and that it had something to do with Richard Nixon. Now its parallels with current politics are chilling to me, and I find myself more drawn to learn more about not only current politics, but those of the past.A very interesting and entertaining podcast.
Iâve listened to this twice. Iâm in awe.
I wish this would be turned into a dramatic limited run series on Netlfix or whatever. More please. I heard there's Clinton treatment in the works, but there's so many more topics. Iran/Contra please.
After listening to all episodes, I am gobsmacked by the similarities between then and now. I thought we had reached a new low in American politics, but this point in history was just as low.
The first podcast is very good, but only 10 or so minutes in, they start trying to drop in references to Trump associates, comparing Anthony Scaramucci to Martha Mitchell. Itâs so predictable a jump in logic, and unnecessary since the Watergate spectacle has enough colorful characters and surreal twists and turns without having to pander by comparing it to the current Russia investigation to please their target audience. Please keep your eye on the ball going forward, and just tell the story without trying to forcing ties to the current administration. The cheap shot comparison between Nixonâs daughter and Ivanka Trump is not even worth the weak laugh you thought you might get.
As someone who barely learned about Watergate in any of her history classes, this podcast allowed me to really piece together a scandal Iâd never fully understood before. The production is great, narration is wonderful, and it really pieced things together! Iâve recommended to all of my friends.
Canât wait for the next season!
Where were you when I studied watergate on school. Youâve done a wonderful job with a topic I didnât have much interest in Canât wait for next season
Now I know what all the Nixon-fuss was about, and why parallels are being drawn to Trump - thanks for this!
I really enjoyed the first season of this podcast. Great history with a clear eye to what we can learn today from the Watergate scandal and impeachment of Nixon.
What a great podcast- high production values, masterfully layered audio and story lines.I was in a politically active family as a child and lived Watergateyet I still found this story utterly compelling.In these Trumpian times, we forget how long Watergate took and the stress it created in our lives. It is also too easy to forget that Nixon might have survived...LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!
Iâm listening to episode 5 now and I love it. Masterfully produced.
I like this podcast. The first episode the host spoke about Trump a few times but in subsequent episodes itâs all accurate history. Great work.
A fantastic oral history of one of the most monumental events in US political history.