Slate podcast Slow Burn is now in its third season, which focuses on the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. (Slow Burn's first two seasons focused on the Watergate scandal and Bill Clinton's impeachment, respectively.) Eight episodes are available to listen to now and there are upcoming live episodes in DC, NYC, LA and SF this month, with host Joel Anderson performing "an all-new Slow Burn story, one that illuminates the creative lives and tragic deaths of Tupac Shakur and Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace":

  • The Washington, DC event happens February 5 at The Hamilton with special guest Tracey Lee who collaborated with Biggie on "Keep Your Hands High" in 1996.
  • The NYC taping happens February 6 at The New School Auditorium with special guests Nasheim Myrick (of Bad Boy production team The Hitmen), producer Easy Mo Bee, and Rev. Conrad Tillard who was formerly Conrad Muhammad who once lead the Nation of Islam’s mosque in Harlem, and was known in the 90s as the “Hip Hop Minister.”
  • The L.A. show happens February 11 at Pacific Design Studios with guests Greg Kading and Randall Sullivan, "the nation’s two premier experts on the Tupac and Biggie murder investigations."
  • The San Francisco taping happens February 13 at Brava Theatre Center with guest Atron Gregory who will talk "about working as Tupac’s first manager and launching the rapper’s career in the Bay Area. Gregory is a longtime hip-hop insider, going back to his days as a co-manager of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru — one of the West Coast’s pioneering rap groups — and as a tour manager for NWA." Also on hand will be Phyllis “Lil P” Charles of the rap trio Oaktown 357.

Each live taping will also feature host Joel Anderson and Slow Burn producer Christopher Johnson talking with local broadcasters/podcaster about making the pod. You can read more about the third season of Slow Burn here, and check out the trailer and all S3 episodes, below.