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
    53:31
  2. 2.
    One Year: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley
    54:35
  3. 3.
    One Year: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar
    48:38
  4. 4.
    One Year: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials
    57:57
  5. 5.
    One Year: The Miracle Cure
    59:19
  6. 6.
    One Year: Mary Shane's Rookie Season
    52:46
  7. 7.
    Decoder Ring: The Sign Painter
    1:02:06
  8. 8.
    One Year: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights
    1:05:53

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