Reliving Watergate

Aug 13, 2018

What if we were living through the next Watergate? That’s the idea of the podcast Slow Burn, about the scandal that brought down President Nixon. Host Leon Neyfakh joins us to talk about a precarious political chapter and its implications today.

  

What if we were living through the next Watergate? That’s the question behind the podcast Slow Burn, about the scandal that brought down President Nixon. It tries to capture what it was like to live at a time when a paranoid president accused of obstructing justice was the subject of a long-running investigation. Then, as now, nobody knew how it all would end. Slow Burn host Leon Neyfakh joins us to explore a precarious chapter of history and how it can help us make sense of what’s happening today. (Rebroadcast)

Leon Neyfahk is a staff writer for Slate and host of the Slate podcast Slow Burn.