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Power Corrupts

Nov 23, 2021

Artificial intelligence is the frontier of human innovation. But it has a dark side, too. In this episode, we explore how AI intersects with everything from criminology to creative writing -- and in the process, we see how biased algorithms have the power to do enormous harm in modern society.


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Nov 16, 2021

Is the next war going to happen in space? What are space weapons like, anyway? And why should we be worried about the space ventures of billionaires? In this episode, we look at the militarization of space, including everything from giant space mirrors to a new Chinese space weapon that flies right over the South Pole.

Nov 9, 2021

Is it a crime to steal back something that was once yours? 


That's the question we'll tackle this week, as we look at a string of sophisticated art heists aimed at reclaiming some stolen heritage objects. And we'll explore how Facebook is facilitating the illicit trafficking of stolen cultural objects, all out in...

Nov 2, 2021

This week's episode is an excerpt from the opening chapter of Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us.


(If you pre-order the book or audiobook, you're eligible for a bonus episode of Power Corrupts that won't be released publicly).


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Nov 1, 2021

The title of this podcast is Power Corrupts. But is that true?


In this week's episode, host Brian Klaas has the microphone turned around on himself, as he's interviewed by Emma Nelson about his new book, Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us.


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