Slate's popular podcast Slow Burn will investigate the deaths of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur when it returns for a third season later this year. Journalist Joel Anderson will host the show, replacing Leon Neyfakh who helmed the first two seasons.
The move toward one of rap's most infamous stories marks a change in subject matter for Slow Burn, which has established itself as a place of exhaustive political reporting on the Watergate scandal (S1) and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (S2). Slate's announcement of their new subject states that they "expect to find more startling connections to the past and more clues to the present."
“The first two seasons of ‘Slow Burn’ brought fascinating fresh perspectives to these well-known historic moments, and I'm excited for the opportunity to do the same with this story,” Joel Anderson said in a statement. “It’s almost surreal to have this chance to dig more deeply into the lives of the artists and people who influenced my generation and the music that was the soundtrack of much of my own life.”
Slow Burn S3 will be available in the fall.