Slow Burn: Watergate

Season 1: Bonus Episode 7
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The 18-Minute Gap

An interview with John Dean.


Episode Notes

This week, Leon Neyfakh talks to John Dean, former White House Counsel for President Nixon and author of The Nixon Defense, about the infamous 18-minute gap in Nixon’s White House tapes. Leon and co-host Jeffrey Bloomer also discuss the use of quotes in historical recollections, and what it means when those quotes differ ever so slightly.

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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