Announcement: CIPE’s Anticorruption Podcast Roundup (and Contest!)

As most readers of this blog are likely aware, in addition to this blog I also co-run an anticorruption podcast series–called “KickBack: The Global Anticorruption Podcast”–in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network. Ours is certainly not the only anticorruption-themed podcast out there. Indeed, it seems that there’s been a proliferation of such podcasts in the last couple of years, and it can sometimes be hard to keep track of all the podcasts that people in the anticorruption may want to follow. Fortunately, the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has put together a list of ten anticorruption podcasts which are worth checking out. (My ICRN colleagues and I are grateful that KickBack is included in this list!)

Also, as a fun way to publicize all of these podcasts and attract new listeners, CIPE is running a “People’s Choice” contest, where you can vote for your favorite anticorruption podcast and your favorite individual podcast episode(s). You can vote here. I feel like I should put in a plug for KickBack, but really, as folks always say at awards shows, it’s an honor just to be nominated. 🙂

In all seriousness, thanks to CIPE for calling attention to all of these podcasts–some of which I already knew about and listened to, but others of which I only learned about from CIPE’s list, and all of which are worth a listen. I’m providing below links to these ten podcasts, but I would recommend going to CIPE’s post, which provides more detailed descriptions of each podcast. (I’m sure there are more podcasts out there that the anticorruption would find of interest, so I invite readers to publicize other podcasts in the comments on this post.)

Here are the ten anticorruption podcasts on CIPE’s list so far:

The Debate Over the International Anticorruption Court Continues… This Time in Podcast Form!

As many GAB readers are aware, Judge Mark Wolf’s vigorous advocacy for the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), modeled on but distinct from the International Criminal Court, has prompted a great deal of commentary and discussion on this blog (see, for example, here, here, here, here, and here), and elsewhere.

Last month Judge Wolf and I had the opportunity to sit down with Alexandra Wrage, the President of TRACE International, to discuss the IACC proposal on an episode of TRACE’s “Bribe, Swindle, or Steal” podcast. The direct link to the podcast is here. You can also find the link on the TRACE podcast main page, which also includes links to a number of past podcasts on anticorruption-related topics, which might also be of interest to GAB readers.