15 episodes

Does power corrupt? Absolutely. This is the podcast about the hidden—and often nefarious—forces that shape our world. Election rigging. Smuggling. Narcopolitics. Ransom. Conspiracy Theories. North Korean bank heists. Cults. Drug Lords. Voodoo. Money laundering. Assassinations. Unhinged conspiracy theories. Unbelievable stories. Stitched together with the help of world-leading experts. Created and narrated by Dr. Brian Klaas, a political scientist and columnist for The Washington Post.

Power Corrupts Brian Klaas

    • News & Politics
    • 4.4, 659 Ratings

Does power corrupt? Absolutely. This is the podcast about the hidden—and often nefarious—forces that shape our world. Election rigging. Smuggling. Narcopolitics. Ransom. Conspiracy Theories. North Korean bank heists. Cults. Drug Lords. Voodoo. Money laundering. Assassinations. Unhinged conspiracy theories. Unbelievable stories. Stitched together with the help of world-leading experts. Created and narrated by Dr. Brian Klaas, a political scientist and columnist for The Washington Post.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
659 Ratings

659 Ratings

Allison CP ,

Different Subjects

I love your podcasts and hope to hear more. Your subjects are different and complex. I’ve always been interested in knowing more about these subjects. Thanks for bringing up and talking about them.

Ramiks ,

Dude I want more !

I really love the podcast and by far this is the one I keep checking everyday for more episodes, do you have more somewhere else if so let us know ! I find it additive and drilling how you make it feel as if we’re there !!! Keep up the work and please drop more oftennnnnnnn please ! 🥶🥶🥶🥶

MarvinDwayne ,

Interesting, engaging, and professional

This podcast is very interesting and well researched. I enjoy the storytelling and journalism, and absence of anything obnoxious (music, effects, banter, etc.) The tone is very even keel, audio effects are appropriate and of an appropriate volume.

I listened to several episodes back to back, at very low volume, during a horrific migraine, and it was immensely helpful in letting me lay in the dark for an entire day without going nuts. Recommend highly for both migraine and non-migraine listening. (No, but really, this is good for people who can’t deal with the screeching and cackling and dramatic music and abrupt super loud ads that are so pervasive in the podcast world. I like those sometimes too, but this fills a very underserved niche and I love it.)

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