Slow Burn: Watergate

Season 1: Bonus Episode 2
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Episode Notes

This week we hear from Jane D’Arista, who was working as a staffer for Wright Patman, the subject of episode 2, during his aborted investigation of Watergate, and who explains why why she believes the congressman’s phones were being monitored by the Nixon administration. Leon also talks to Slate’s Jeffrey Bloomer about the campaign finance loophole that helped Nixon fund the Watergate burglary.

Season one of Slow Burn was produced by Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons. Bonus episodes for the season were produced by Leon Neyfakh and Jeff Friedrich.

About the Show

You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh. Made possible by Slate Plus members.

Read Leon Neyfakh’s introduction to Season 1.

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