Slow Burn

By Slate Podcasts

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes?

  1. 1.
    One Year: Jesus on a Tortilla
  2. 2.
    One Year: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley
  3. 3.
    One Year: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar
  4. 4.
    One Year: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials
  5. 5.
    One Year: The Miracle Cure
  6. 6.
    One Year: Mary Shane's Rookie Season
  7. 7.
    Decoder Ring: The Sign Painter
  8. 8.
    One Year: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

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