Slow Burn: Watergate

Season 1: Episode 7

Saturday Night

The weekend it all fell apart.


Episode Notes

What did Richard Nixon do when he felt the walls closing in? How did the country respond? And what did it feel like when people finally got to hear those tapes? In the penultimate episode of Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh describes a president’s desperate final moves.

Read the Episode 7 transcript.

Slate Plus Member Content Bonus Episode

The 18-Minute Gap

An interview with John Dean.

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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