Are you wanting to learn more about corruption? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best corruption podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!
Best Corruption Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
The Breakdown with Shaun King
- Publisher: The North Star
- Total Episodes: 458
Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who’s fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.
SCP Reel to Reel
- Publisher: Various authors read by Levi Schultz with collaborators
- Total Episodes: 245
Listen to reel to reel audio from the Data Redundancy Project archives which are intended to keep the SCP Foundation files safe from deletion or corruption by outside agencies or SCPs both known and unknown.
KickBack – The Global Anticorruption Podcast
- Publisher: KickBack
- Total Episodes: 54
This podcast series features in-depth interviews with a wide range of corruption experts, on questions such as: What have we learned from 20+ years of (anti)corruption research? Why and how does power corrupt? Which theories help to make sense of corruption? What can we do to manage corruption? How to recovery stolen assets?
Corruption Crime & Compliance
- Publisher: Michael Volkov
- Total Episodes: 232
Michael Volkov tackles the current and hot topics in the legal realms of corruption, crime, and compliance.
- Publisher: Hashtag History
- Total Episodes: 77
The ultimate History podcast for History Nerds and History Haters alike! Here at Hashtag History, we dive into History’s greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption.
The Dark Money Files
- Publisher: Graham Barrow and Ray Blake
- Total Episodes: 76
A series of podcasts which explain to a non-technical audience how “Dark Money” (e.g. money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax evasion) enters the financial system and infects everything it touches.
- Publisher: Peter McCormack
- Total Episodes: 92
Defiance is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.
- Publisher: Wondery
- Total Episodes: 141
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.
- Publisher: Football Today
- Total Episodes: 184
Football Today gives you in-depth analysis of the biggest stories from the world of football in episodes that you can listen to in a single commute. From corruption and controversy to the issues that are changing the fabric of the game. Don’t just read the game, feel the game.
With the Benefit of Hindsight…
- Publisher: Workhouse Connect
- Total Episodes: 9
The true story of corruption, greed and self interest that destroyed Penn State, its iconic coach Joe Paterno and an alleged monster. This series follows the nearly ten year investigation of this case conducted by journalist John Ziegler. Ziegler has uncovered a massive amount of evidence that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about this case.
Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers
- Publisher: Parcast Network
- Total Episodes: 18
It’s the most powerful position in American politics—and arguably, the world. But behind the oath to preserve, protect and defend, lie dark secrets posed to leave some legacies in disgrace. Uncover the most damning details surrounding history’s most high-profile leaders in the Spotify Original from Parcast, Very Presidential with Ashley Flowers. Every Tuesday through the 2020 election, host Ashley Flowers shines a light on the darker side of the American presidency… From torrid love affairs and contemptible corruption to shocking cover-ups and even murder, she’ll expose the personal and professional controversies you may never knew existed.
- Publisher: Gimlet
- Total Episodes: 15
America is divided, and it always has been. We’re going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media’s new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
Murder in Oregon
- Publisher: iHeartRadio
- Total Episodes: 26
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke’s own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?
The Chartcast with TC & Georgia
- Publisher: TC & Georgia Orwell
- Total Episodes: 57
The Chartcast is a long-form interview show presented by TC & Georgia, two anonymous Twitter personalities born out of a skepticism of Tesla and Elon Musk. The show highlights the important work of analysts, subject-matter experts, journalists and whistle blowers who have an important story to tell about corruption, fraud and bad actors in the world of business and finance. The resulting interviews are a patient, intelligent approach to shining a disinfecting light on those stories.
- Publisher: Roy Coughlan
- Total Episodes: 71
I am exposing worldwide corruption in a different way on this podcast, not as a conspiracy theorist–but a factual speaker. My guests are not whistle blowers but truth-tellers and together we are giving our listeners solutions. On my show you will hear discussions on fraud in various industries including Banks, Corporations, Legal Systems, Food & Drug regulations, Charities, the European Union, technology etc To be true and honest even if that means going against the norm. I aim to be the change I want to see in the world and inspire others to join me. Podcast is rated Top 0.5%. Thanks
110 Percent Podcast
- Publisher: 110 Percent
- Total Episodes: 20
It’s football. Two best friends talking history, international politics, corruption, partisanship, and salacious gossip. But it’s still football.
Making a Killing
- Publisher: Hudson Institute
- Total Episodes: 8
Making a Killing explores how corruption is reshaping global politics, and fueling some of the most deadly security threats facing the world today – from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, to terrorist networks, nuclear proliferation, drug trafficking and other organized crime. Making a Killing is a podcast project from the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative, hosted by Nate Sibley.
- Publisher: [email protected]
- Total Episodes: 164
America Out Loud Network © – Crime, Corruption, Terrorism, Workplace Violence, School Shootings; together we’ll be Chasing Justice on the America Out Loud Network.
The Theatre of Tomorrow
- Publisher: Midnight Disease Productions
- Total Episodes: 50
This is an anthology science-fiction audio drama. We spend hours developing and editing each episode for a rich and polished radio experience. A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! An interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow. Full seasons, and stand alone episodes with more coming every month!
Peebles for the People
- Publisher: Underdog Podcasts
- Total Episodes: 19
This is the story of 18-year-old Heidi Allen, who was kidnapped in a small town where corruption got in the way of justice. In school we are all taught that the justice system punishes bad people for doing bad things. The justice system is here to protect us, but sometimes that is not the case and the system in place to protect us is not infallible. This is Peebles for the People where injustices are exposed. For advertising opportunities on this show, or any of the other shows on our network, contact us at: [email protected]