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Bribe, Swindle or Steal

Oct 22, 2021

Drago Kos joins the podcast to talk about the work of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, its ambitious Revised Recommendation, what he hopes the group will accomplish in his final year with the WGB and the search to find his replacement.


Oct 13, 2021

Casey Michel with the Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative joins the podcast for a very lively discussion about his new book, American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History. Casey discusses America’s role in the problem of global kleptocracy and shares some...


Oct 6, 2021

Michael Sallah, senior investigations editor with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, joins the podcast to talk about his “Dirty Dollars” investigation into how foreign corruption swamped the very center of America where huge sums were laundered at the expense of the local community.

Note: While the sound quality of this...


Sep 29, 2021

Hans Greimel and William Sposato join the podcast to discuss their excellent new book: Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire, published over the summer. The book provides a sweeping review of Ghosn’s rise to executive star status in Japan, his ultimate detention in and escape...


Sep 22, 2021

Federico Masera with the University of New South Wales and the Resilient Democracy Lab in Sydney joins the podcast to discuss his recent research, together with Giorgio Gulino, "Contagious Dishonesty: Corruption Scandals and Supermarket Theft." Their intriguing research uncovers a trend toward substantially...