In the first half of the 1980s, it looked like David Duke’s career as a professional racist was over.
But the former Ku Klux Klan leader had a comeback plan: He was going to keep quiet about his
most hateful beliefs—and run for the Louisiana House of Representatives.
On the first episode of Slow Burn’s fourth season: the campaign that changed David Duke’s life,
and that made him a threat to take control of Louisiana.
Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul
Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is
the podcast’s assistant producer.
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