Leon Neyfakh is an American journalist, radio host and author. He is known for hosting the podcast Slow Burn and his book The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up.
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York City|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Journalist, staff writer, radio host|
Early life and educationEdit
Neyfakh is best known for creating and hosting Slate's podcast Slow Burn, which has covered American political scandals. The first season of the podcast was about the Watergate scandal of Richard Nixon, and the second season covered the Lewinsky scandal of Bill Clinton.
Before joining Slate, Neyfakh worked for the Boston Globe as the Ideas staff, and was a reporter for the New York Observer. He has also written for The FADER, The New Republic, and Rollingstone.com.
- Ep. 188: FiveThirtyEight politics writer Clare Malone and Fiasco host Leon Neyfakh, Unorthodox podcast, July 11, 2019.
- The Impulsive Life Not Chosen The New Yorker
- LEON NEYFAKH OF SLOW BURN PODCAST TO DISCUSS COVERING WATERGATE FOUR DECADES LATER Manhattan College
- Leon Neyfakh, The Harvard Crimson
- New podcast revisits Watergate in the Trump era Columbia Journalism Review
- Slow Burn’: Watergate Podcast Host on Avoiding Obvious Trump Parallels and Finding Out When Conspiracies Come True
- Slate’s Slow Burn Podcast to Return With New Season About the Clinton Impeachment Vulture
- ‘The Next Next Level’ by Leon Neyfakh: a tale of rap and friendship Washington Post
- Slate’s Leon Neyfakh on Slow Burn’s success and political storytelling Columbia Journalism Review
- New York Media Power Couples: The Varsity Lineup and the Incoming Class The Observer
- The Daily Grind of a Distracted Freelance Writer Fold magazine