10 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
    • 4.3, 575 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

4.3 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings

courtney.thomas ,

Excellent Historical Case Studies with Nuances to Today

Dr. Klaas is an excellent and pragmatic storyteller with a range of thematic analyses that span decades. A bit biased, as I attended LSE while Dr. Klaas was a professor, but nonetheless a worthwhile listen that will draw you in to wanting to know “what happens next?”

WyoBronco ,

Not Really What I Was Expecting

With so much corruption in the world and so many great investigative reporters doing heroic, dangerous work, I was hoping this podcast would help shine some light on global corruption occuring in the present day. Unfortunately, the host seems to concentrate on grand themes such as "Assassinations", "Global Arms Trade" and general topics. There is so much corruption in the world today that citizens need to be informed about, concentrate on specific modern day reporting

stuck_in_ohio ,

Learn something new with each episode

I absolutely love this podcast. I learn something new with each episode. The pace is just right, and I appreciate the host’s thoughtful analysis and research.

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