7 episodes

Join FBI whistleblower Jane Turner every other week as she talks with a whistleblower about their life experiences, what led them to blow the whistle, and their lives after their courageous and brave actions. In each episode, Turner will discuss in depth each individual’s choice to become a whistleblower in their respective fields and the fallout that occurred. Questions? Reach Whistleblower Network News at contact@whistleblowernews.com.

Whistleblower of the Week Jane Turner

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Join FBI whistleblower Jane Turner every other week as she talks with a whistleblower about their life experiences, what led them to blow the whistle, and their lives after their courageous and brave actions. In each episode, Turner will discuss in depth each individual’s choice to become a whistleblower in their respective fields and the fallout that occurred. Questions? Reach Whistleblower Network News at contact@whistleblowernews.com.

    Trevor Kitchen

    Trevor Kitchen

    In this episode, Jane talks with Trevor Kitchen, a whistleblower who brought attention to currency manipulation involving the British pound, U.S. dollar, and Swiss franc. Kitchen discusses the manner in which and to whom he reported the misconduct. He also talks about the intense retaliation he has persevered through to this day for his 2011 whistleblowing and the personal toll that his whistleblower disclosure has taken.
    Read Jane’s write-up about Kitchen’s case on the Whistleblower Network News website. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Georgina Halford-Hall

    Georgina Halford-Hall

    In this episode, Jane talks with Georgina Halford-Hall, founding member and Chief Executive of not for profit organization WhistleblowersUK. Halford-Hall discusses her career path and blowing the whistle at a nonprofit she worked at. She talks with Jane about retaliation she endured for speaking up and the state of whistleblowing laws in the UK. Finally, she highlights the work WhistleblowersUK is doing to raise awareness about whistleblowers and shift the paradigm that is currently associated with whistleblowers.


    Listen to the Whistleblower of the Week podcast here on WNN  or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Subscribe on your favorite platform!

    • 55 min
    Sherron Watkins: Part Two

    Sherron Watkins: Part Two

    With the 20th anniversary of the Enron scandal fast approaching, Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins continues her conversation with Jane Turner. (This is a two-part episode: be sure to listen to the first part here!) In this part, Watkins talks about sending the anonymous memo to Enron’s then-CEO and Chairman Kenneth Lay. Watkins and Jane dive deeper into the fallout from blowing the whistle, how Watkins was retaliated against at work, and the impact Watkins’ whistleblowing had on legislation in the states. Finally, they discuss the restorative power of faith.
    Listen to the Whistleblower of the Week podcast here on WNN or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts. Subscribe on your favorite platform!

    • 41 min
    Sherron Watkins: Part One

    Sherron Watkins: Part One

    Sherron Watkins, Enron whistleblower, sits down with Jane as we approach the 20-year anniversary of the Enron scandal. Watkins worked her way up to Vice President of Corporate Development, and later blew the whistle on financial fraud in an anonymous memo to Enron’s then-CEO. Watkins talks about her upbringing in a small Texas town, being a person of faith, and her journey in accounting and financial services. They discuss the fraud and folly Watkins discovered, sending the infamous memo, and what came next. Be sure to tune in two weeks from now and listen to the second part of Jane’s conversation with Watkins! 

    • 46 min
    Frederic Whitehurst

    Frederic Whitehurst

    In this episode, Jane talks with FBI forensic laboratory whistleblower Frederic Whitehurst. Whitehurst, a veteran and accomplished FBI agent, earned a Ph.D in chemistry and worked at the FBI laboratory as a Supervisory Special Agent. He blew the whistle on misconduct at the lab, noting the outdated and dirty equipment, and bringing attention to instances where lab employees committed perjury and altered records in favor of the prosecution.
    They discuss Whitehurst’s journey to the FBI lab, the activities on which he blew the whistle, and his navigating through the Bureau as he constantly tried to speak up against wrongdoing. Whitehurst provides updates on his organization, the Forensic Justice Project, and discusses the ways he’s working to be an advocate for whistleblowers after his illustrious career.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sara Thompson

    Sara Thompson

    In this episode, Jane talks with Peace Corps whistleblower Sara Thompson. Thompson was a volunteer in Burkina Faso, and came out of her service with medical complications due to mefloquine, a controversial anti-malaria medicine administered by the Corps. Almost a decade later, Thompson still experiences severe side effects from mefloquine toxicity, and has been denied redress by the Corps and the courts. 
    They talk about Thompson’s decision to join the Corps, her experiences in Burkina Faso, and how few options volunteers have when they’ve been wronged. After finishing her service, Thompson became an advocate for whistleblower protections on Capitol Hill, fighting for volunteers who faced hardships during their service and found no support from the Corps upon returning home.
    Want to help fight for Peace Corps volunteers? Please sign the National Whistleblower Center’s Action Alert urging your representatives to pass Rep. Garamendi’s Peace Corps Reauthorization Act and protect whistleblowers.

    • 1 hr

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