Power Corrupts

6 EpisodesProduced by Brian Klaas

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 th… read more

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Power Corrupts: Launching May 2

March 24th, 2019

2:23

Does power corrupt? Absolutely. This is the podcast about the hidden—and often nefarious—forces that shape our world. Election rigging. Smuggling. …

How to Rig an Election

May 1st, 2019

49:33
How do you rig an election—and get away with it? Why did a cult try to poison an entire county to win a local election? And what about using …

Conspiracy Theories

May 1st, 2019

54:45
Why do some people believe unhinged conspiracy theories? How are they affecting our politics? How did insane theories—like QAnon—convert millions of …

Narcopolitics

May 1st, 2019

58:31

How have drugs been used in warfare? Why does the cocaine in London nightclubs pass through a dictatorship in West Africa? Why did British soldiers …

Voodoo, Vampires, and General Butt Naked

May 9th, 2019

59:22
Why did a West African rebel leader send his troops into battle completely naked, protected only by talismans? How did threats of voodoo and invisible zombies stave off a US invasion of Haiti? And why was a journalist …

Disinformation and Deep Fakes

May 16th, 2019

53:25
Disinformation is a powerful weapon. It forces your enemy to inflict damage upon themselves based upon lies that you've deliberately spread. How did …
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