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In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights. You’ll hear the forgotten story of the first woman ever to be convicted of manslaughter for having an abortion, the unlikely Catholic power couple who helped ignite the pro-life movement, and a rookie Supreme Court justice who got assigned the opinion of a lifetime.

In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights. You’ll hear the forgotten story of the first woman ever to be convicted of manslaughter for having an abortion, the unlikely Catholic power couple who helped ignite the pro-life movement, and a rookie Supreme Court justice who got assigned the opinion of a lifetime.

 

#77

Season 7 Trailer - Roe v. Wade

In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights. You’ll hear the forgotten story of the first woman ever to be convicted of manslaughter for having an abortion, the unlikely Catholic power couple who helped ignite the pro-life movement, and a rookie Supreme Court justice who got assigned the opinion of a lifetime. First episode drops Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. Subscribe now! [Sign up for Slate Plus] (http://slate.com/slowburn)  for access to ad-free listening and exclusive members-only episodes every week throughout the season. The season’s reporting was supported by a grant from the  [International Women’s Media Foundation’s] (http://iwmf.org/)  Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 May 2022

02 MINS

02:07

04 May 2022


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S6 Ep. 8: Damages

After the largest civil disturbance in American history, Los Angeles faced a daunting task. Dozens of people had been killed and thousands injured. The city had sustained more than a billion dollars in property damage. And the riots had exposed that much of the population faced grinding poverty and hostile policing. Los Angeles would need to be rebuilt in more ways than one. The question was, what type of city did the people of Los Angeles want? And were they capable of building it? Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To listen to these interviews in full, learn more about the making of this season, skip all the ads, and support Slow Burn, [sign up for Slate Plus now.] (https://slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Slow_Burn&utm_source=show_notes) It's only $1 for your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Dec 2021

51 MINS

51:42

29 Dec 2021


#75

S6 Ep. 7: Into Ashes

On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles had erupted into chaos. Over the following days, thousands of people took to the streets. Some were unleashing their anger at the police and the justice system. Some were driven by frustration at living in poverty in one of the world’s richest cities. And some just saw a chance to plunder while law enforcement was scrambling. This is what happened next.  Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To listen to these interviews in full, learn more about the making of this season, skip all the ads, and support Slow Burn, [sign up for Slate Plus now.] (https://slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Slow_Burn&utm_source=show_notes) It's only $1 for your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Dec 2021

42 MINS

42:02

22 Dec 2021


#74

S6 Ep. 6: No Peace

In March 1991, Black people in Los Angeles had seen the videotape of Rodney King being beaten. In November, they’d seen Soon Ja Du sentenced to probation for killing 15-year-old Latasha Harlins. On April 29, 1992, a jury failed to convict the officers who beat King. That was the last straw.  Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To listen to these interviews in full, learn more about the making of this season, skip all the ads, and support Slow Burn, [sign up for Slate Plus now.] (https://slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Slow_Burn&utm_source=show_notes) It's only $1 for your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Dec 2021

44 MINS

44:18

15 Dec 2021


#73

S6 Ep. 5: The System

A year after they were caught on tape beating Rodney King, four LAPD officers went on trial. None were convicted.  How did the prosecution make its case against the cops? How did the officers hold up under questioning? And what happened when the verdict was announced?  Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To listen to these interviews in full, learn more about the making of this season, skip all the ads, and support Slow Burn, [sign up for Slate Plus now.] (https://slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Slow_Burn&utm_source=show_notes) It's only $1 for your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Dec 2021

44 MINS

44:33

08 Dec 2021


#72

SB6 Extra: Leading Up to the Riots

This week, we're highlighting a few excerpts from this season's Slate Plus episodes—interviews with George Holliday, professor Edward Chang, L.A. Times journalist Jim Newton, and Rodney King’s best friend Johnnie Kelly—all who help to explain the cultural and social tensions building in Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. To listen to these interviews in full, learn more about the making of this season, skip all the ads, and support Slow Burn, [sign up for Slate Plus now.] (https://slate.com/plus?utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=plus_pod&utm_content=Slow_Burn&utm_source=show_notes) It's only $1 for your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Dec 2021

20 MINS

20:41

01 Dec 2021


#71

S6 Ep. 4: Glen

Rodney King never asked to be famous. The video that captured his beating at the hands of four LAPD officers plunged an ordinary man into an extraordinary situation. So how did he navigate his new life in the public eye? How did he think about what had happened to him? And how would his struggles affect the trial of the four officers who beat him? Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. [Sign up] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s6/the-la-riots) now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Nov 2021

38 MINS

38:08

24 Nov 2021


#70

S6 Ep. 3: The Chief

In 1991, Daryl Gates was the face of the LAPD. Over the course of his 13-year tenure as chief, he had built his police department into a paramilitary-style force that enforced the racial boundaries of the city.  Rodney King’s beating had exposed the brutality of Gates’ police force to the city. In the weeks after the video aired, L.A.’s most powerful institutions joined together to call for an end to Gates’ career and the style of policing that had resulted in King’s beating.  But even with much of the city’s political leadership unified against him, Gates was ready for a fight. Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. [Sign up] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s6/the-la-riots) now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Nov 2021

48 MINS

48:53

17 Nov 2021


#69

S6 Ep. 2: No Justice

In March 1991, the video of the Rodney King beating was national news. The LAPD was under intense scrutiny and many white Americans were seeing a side of policing they’d never seen before. Just a few days after George Holliday’s tape aired, the residents of South Central, Los Angeles were forced to confront yet another devastating act of violence: The killing of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins. How did a deadly altercation at a convenience store set off a battle between Los Angeles’ Black residents and its immigrant shopkeepers? And how did the justice system respond? Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis.  Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. [Sign up] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s6/the-la-riots) now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Nov 2021

49 MINS

49:23

10 Nov 2021


#68

S6 Ep. 1: The Tape

On the night of March 2nd, 1991, at a remote intersection just outside of L.A., four police officers surrounded an unarmed Black man. They struck him 56 times with their batons before arresting him.  Across the street, standing on his second-floor balcony, a bystander named George Holliday recorded the scene on his home video camera.  This is what happened after the camera stopped rolling.  Season 6 of Slow Burn is produced by Joel Anderson, Jayson De Leon, Ethan Brooks, Sophie Summergrad, and Jasmine Ellis. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. [Sign up] (https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s6/the-la-riots) now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Nov 2021

43 MINS

43:54

03 Nov 2021


#67

Season 6 Trailer

In 1992, a jury failed to convict the four Los Angeles police officers who'd been captured on videotape beating Rodney King. The city erupted into fire and chaos – the culmination of decades of unchecked police abuse and racial injustice. For the sixth season of Slate’s Slow Burn, Joel Anderson returns to explore the people and events behind the biggest civil disturbance in American history – a story that’s still playing out today. Slow Burn Season 6 is hosted by Joel Anderson. He is the host of Slow Burn Season 3: Biggie and Tupac, a co-host of Slate's Hang-Up and Listen, and covers the intersection of race, politics, and sports for Slate. The season begins on Wednesday, November 3rd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Oct 2021

02 MINS

02:26

26 Oct 2021


#66

One Year: Jesus on a Tortilla

After Maria Rubio saw Jesus on a tortilla, her family got besieged by believers and gawkers and the national press. But for the Rubios, the tortilla wasn’t just a public spectacle. It was the miracle that changed their family. And decades later, they’re still reckoning with how that tortilla upended everything. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Aug 2021

55 MINS

55:25

20 Aug 2021


#65

One Year: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley

Alex Haley’s Roots displayed the brutal realities of slavery to more than 100 million Americans. The book and mini-series also made a bold claim: that Haley was the first Black American to trace his lineage all the way back to Africa, and to a specific ancestor captured into slavery. What would it mean, for Haley and America, if he hadn’t found what he said he’d found? To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

57 MINS

57:24

12 Aug 2021


#64

One Year: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar

America’s top weed evangelist and the nation’s drug czar shared the same goal: to loosen up the country’s marijuana laws. In 1977, everything was trending their way—until a blowout Christmas party destroyed their plans, and transformed the future of marijuana in the United States. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

50 MINS

50:53

10 Aug 2021


#63

One Year: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials

Three stories from one day in August 1977. Elvis Presley dies, and the National Enquirer goes after the ultimate tabloid scoop: a photo of the King in his coffin. A New Jersey high schooler becomes a pariah when she refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Astronomers in Ohio get a mysterious signal from outer space—could it be a message from aliens? One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

59 MINS

59:54

05 Aug 2021


#62

One Year: The Miracle Cure

Medical authorities said that Laetrile was dangerous quackery. It became a sensation anyway. Diana Green saw this drug made from apricot pits as her son Chad’s best chance to survive leukemia. Her shocking actions, and the little boy affected by them, became the focus of a heated national debate over freedom of medical choice. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:14

02 Aug 2021


#61

One Year: Mary Shane's Rookie Season

Mary Shane made history with the Chicago White Sox, becoming the first woman hired as a legitimate major-league baseball announcer. But in 1977, she had to fight to be taken seriously in one of America’s most sexist industries. One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. To support this show, subscribe to One Year on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-year/id1462685560) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/75GohuqfEsvvKxG5GCYadt?si=bT-B1sctRySUnwfJdN8pnQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1) , or [wherever you listen] (https://slate.com/podcasts/one-year/s1/1977) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jul 2021

54 MINS

54:32

29 Jul 2021