Slow Burn

How Monica Got Her Life Back

The first bonus episode of Slow Burn Season 2.

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky leaves her father’s home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles in this Feb. 12, 1998 file photo.


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In the first bonus episode of the second season of Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh talks to the creators of Monica: The Miniseries, which imagines Monica Lewinsky’s existence in 2001, when she was 27 and trying to build a normal life in New York City. Doron Max Hagay and Lily Marotta talk about what they admire about Lewinsky’s resilience and attempts at reinvention.

Leon also talks to co-host Mary Wilson, a senior podcast producer at Slate, about the making of Episode 1 and Season 2.

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