Are you wanting to learn more about police reform? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best police reform 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 Police Reform Podcasts 2021
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Jason Zuk, The Social Psychic Radio Show and Podcast
- Publisher: Jason Zuk The Social Psychic
- Total Episodes: 140
Originally this podcast focused exclusively on topics surrounding Spirituality. With recent events and the turmoil concerning the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department along with the murders of countless others, a major paradigm shift is underway within our society. This show will expand its programming to include topics that highlight our desire to eradicate inequality, systemic racism, and to gain greater accountability from our elected leaders and the law enforcement community so that we as a society can improve the lives of millions. Jason offers a unique perspective as an Attorney and Psychic Medium and within the context of Spirituality. As an attorney, Jason is licensed to practice law in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and New Jersey. He received his legal training by earning his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and by attaining a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in International Law and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. Jason realized his psychic abilities immediately following his grandfather’s death in 2004 after he began to experience significant spiritual events that caused his mediumship abilities to flourish over time. Jason believes by coming together from a spiritual approach we can engage in healthy and constructive dialogue with the goal of gaining a greater understanding and awareness of these complex issues so that true reform can result. Jason supports the Black Lives Matter Movement. While Spiritual Topics will continue to be an important part of the show, Jason will also present topics addressing the desire to protect our Environment, Reform our Criminal Justice System, and Safeguard every Citizen from Police Brutality. “We the People Means EVERYONE.”
Rediscovering: SB 1070
- Publisher: The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
- Total Episodes: 13
In April 2010, Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, better known as Senate Bill 1070. The state law required police officers to inquire about the legal status of anyone they thought might be in the country illegally. But what would make an officer think someone was in the country illegally? To its opponents, it codified and provided legal cover for racial profiling, something that continues to be an issue. To its supporters, SB 1070 tackled the issue of illegal immigration in a way that Washington would not. The law was a state-level response to a national issue that had stalled in Congress. It sought to break the federal log jam and show the nation that if Congress wouldn’t tackle immigration reform, Arizona would. Ten years later, the law played a role in reducing the size of the state’s undocumented population and unquestionably reshaped Arizona politics. It also may have influenced the political rise of President Donald Trump. In season two of Rediscovering, we’ll retrace the history of SB 1070: how it happened, who advocated for it and why it still matters a decade later. We’ll speak to former Governor Jan Brewer, SB 1070 architect Russell Pearce, Arizona’s senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and young Latino and immigrant activists whose lives were forever shaped by the legislation. This is Rediscovering: SB 1070 for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com. All five episodes drop on Wednesday, July 15. In season one of Rediscovering, our show focused on Don Bolles. Bolles was an investigative reporter for The Arizona Republic in the 1960s and ’70s. After years of reporting on corruption in the racing industry, he was killed by a car bomb in 1976. Decades later, we found cassette tapes of his phone calls from the ’70s. With those tapes, we’re telling the story of Don’s life and his quarrels with the mafia before his death and how his spirit was crushed long before his murder.
C Notes by The Anti Money Laundering (AML) Training Academy
- Publisher: Kevin Sullivan, CAMS
- Total Episodes: 7
“Follow the Money” with Kevin Sullivan, CAMS, retired State & Federal Money Laundering Investigator. C-Notes podcasts provide listeners with Anti Money Laundering (AML) / Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) training and advisory tips. Topics span the fundamentals of the 5 pillars of a quality AML program through to best practices for AML compliance, risk mitigation, terrorist activity prevention, and financial crime investigation methods and tools available within various industries and to law enforcement. Tune in for tips on understanding the monitoring and reporting processes of suspicious activity and pointers on transaction monitoring and analysis. We’ll discuss steps to improving and building more effective interagency communication, internal information sharing solutions, and the benefits of AML resource sharing. We’ll provide insight into regulatory scrutiny including proactive measures to help identify regulatory risks and the advantages and disadvantages of self assessment tools. Receive guidance on risk management recommendations. How to prepare for regulatory reviews. How to respond to government enforcement actions. Identifying areas of vulnerability and reducing violations. C-Notes includes interviews with leading industry experts to provide pointers on developing a culture of compliance. Discussions on new AML technologies that aid AML efforts and monitoring the use of those technologies. Guidelines for balancing risk assessment and regulatory compliance. Conversations will include efforts to increase awareness of the consequences of regulatory actions and remind listeners of the accountability of companies and individuals. Kevin, who’s been on the front lines of AML for more than 30 years will provide commentary on current financial crime news events including new AML mandates and reform, emerging threats, and new technologies. Kevin will critique current events and offer insight into case studies informed by his more than 30 years experience on the front lines of AML going back to his time working as a passionate member of the team that helped to define and implement much of today’s global AML policies and procedures following the events of 9/11. Upon retirement from law enforcement as New York State Police Money Laundering Investigation Coordinator Kevin continues his commitment to AML through his company The Anti Money Laundering (AML) Training Academy, AMLtrainer.com. We hope you join him on this “Financial Crimes Ride Along”.
A Few Bad Apples
- Publisher: Crawlspace Media
- Total Episodes: 44
This podcast spotlights cases of police brutality that have occurred in America throughout the decades. In these turbulent times, the police continue to use excessive force against citizens, some resulting in deaths. The purpose of the podcast is to inform listeners of the severity of some of these cases and to hopefully create a movement where police no longer use excessive force and to advocate for positive reform within police departments across the country.
The Police & The People
- Publisher: Timothy Jones & Joshua Stokel
- Total Episodes: 32
Creating a better understanding of what the police do and why they do it. This podcast will also touch on leadership issues, current police issues and the hosts will answer questions from listeners. This podcast will also bring in guests to discuss current police progress/reform and how they impact the citizens they serve.
Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.
- Publisher: Robert Gruler Esq.
- Total Episodes: 119
👁 Watching the Watchers is a show dedicated to advocating for criminal justice reform in the United States. We highlight misconduct and malfeasance perpetrated by police, prosecutors, politicians and judges in order to shine light on the problem and encourage meaningful change. Thank you for subscribing and for sharing the show with your friends and family! Tune in LIVE on YouTube every day of the week! Visit www.watchingthewatchers.tv to find the links!
Across the Yellow Tape
- Publisher: Alpha Lamda Phi
- Total Episodes: 4
Time and time again, we hear about police reform. But what does it mean? Depending on who you ask or what news outlet you turn to, you will likely get mixed messages. Are we really that divided about what police reform entails in America? Join us each Wednesday as our student researchers unpack the topic of police reform from a unique perspective. Hear from a range of experts and those that have been on the frontlines with this issue. Whether you are advocating change, content with the status quo, or want to learn more about police reform, this is the podcast for you.
Shop Talk with the Sheriff
- Publisher: Sheriff Gregory Tony
- Total Episodes: 23
Service equals reward. That’s the motto of the Broward Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Gregory Tony and it informs each decision the agency makes. It’s also the basis for a new BSO podcast, Shop Talk with the Sheriff. On each episode, Sheriff Tony will take listeners inside BSO, discussing topics like police reform, technological advancements in public safety and initiatives designed to enhance community trust. Join Sheriff Tony on each episode for an honest and informative discussion.
- Publisher: Paul Violllis, Seth Neiman
- Total Episodes: 6
This is more than a call to action, it’s the blueprint to rebuilding Community-Police relations. Mending America will bring members of local communities together with the leadership of the national Fraternal Order of Police for open and unfiltered conversations on the issues plaguing our country so as to facilitate real change. I am honored to be joined by one of our nation’s most well respected law enforcement professionals, Eric Konohia, leaving me reason to be not just confident, but certain that this show will help bring unprecedented police reform to our nation and a renewed respect for our Police from their community Every week internationally renowned Law Enforcement & Security Analyst Paul Viollis and one of Americas most well respected Law Enforcement professionals Eric Konohia will be providing the blueprint to rebuilding community-police relations. Mending America will bring members of local communities together with the leadership of the national Fraternal Order of Police for open and unfiltered conversations on the issues plaguing our country so as to facilitate real change. We are certain that this show will help bring unprecedented police reform to our nation and a renewed respect between our community and the police.
Grimm Reviews and After Show – AfterBuzz TV
- Publisher: AfterBuzz TV
- Total Episodes: 87
The Grimm After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of NBC’s Grimm. Show Summary: Grimm revolves around homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Department who learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world called Wesen, the German word for being or creature. Throughout the series, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his reformed Wesen friend Monroe, and his partner Detective Hank Griffin.
San Diego Conversations
- Publisher: KPBS Public Media / National Conflict Resolution Center
- Total Episodes: 5
San Diego Conversations is a podcast that continues the dialogue from “Community Conversations,” a KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center program devoted to educational discussions on issues important to our region. Pick up the story where “Community Conversations” left off with this podcast series. Hear solutions-focused discussions on the U.S. Census, COVID’s impact on education, police reform and vulnerable students.
A Sheriff and His Inmates
- Publisher: Sheriff Ron Hain
- Total Episodes: 10
Sheriff Ron Hain from Chicagoland discusses real criminal justice reform work in action from inside of his jail. The podcast features various jail residents who have passed through supportive programs and view life and their relationship with law enforcement much differently now. The discussions show how true investment in the well-being of incarcerated persons can dramatically improve public safety, health, and police-community relations during this time of much needed change.
- Publisher: Brattleboro Common Sense
- Total Episodes: 3
We are a non-profit organization located in Brattleboro, Vermont, focused on providing local solutions to global problems. In our podcast series, we handle topics ranging from police reform to climate change. If you’re interested in learning more about Brattleboro Common Sense’s projects or in contributing to our organization, check out our website at brattleborocommonsense.org
Destination Freedom’s podcast
- Publisher: No Credits Productions, LLC
- Total Episodes: 29
Destination Freedom Black Radio Days, live radio show/podcast celebrates 20 years picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. The show walked a daring line between reform and revolution, and was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting. As well as drawing on the archive of Destination Freedom (now branded Black Radio Days classic) this program illuminates a largely unknown, but important chapter in the history of human rights and tells how radio played its part from the very beginning. That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American and other people of color past and present; betts now continues in its spirit with all-new scripts. The 2019-2020 season will examine the intersection of law and law enforcement and community of color. Exploring police shooting, immigration and gender bias.
The Tanya Acker Show
- Publisher: The Tanya Acker Show
- Total Episodes: 7
You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution’s Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country’s top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it – social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we’re bigger than our problems. It’s about looking at truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad things are fixable; and having more fun. We hope you’ll listen in as Tanya and her guests explore a wide range of topics – from fighting frivolous lawsuits to ensuring meaningful criminal justice reform to breaking bread with political opponents without breaking glass in each other’s faces. Early guests include Anthony Daniels, Alabama House Minority leader (and the first African-American to hold the job); Lecia Brooks, historical consultant on BlacKKKlansman and expert on voting rights; Lawyers Paul Derby, Michael Trope on fighting frivolous lawsuits; Former prosecutor David Kettel on crying wolf to the police. Listen to The Tanya Acker Show – where we’ll get real and not just mad, where we look for ways to fix what troubles us, and where we remember to have a little fun from time to time, too.
Hudson’s Conversation on Race in America
- Publisher: Dr. Robert C. Hudson
- Total Episodes: 15
This thought-provoking podcast explores various topics on race in America from mass incarceration to police reform. Dr. Hudson’s in-depth research from both sides of the field educates and provides information for civil rights enthusiasts to move forward and create a more equal justice system for all races in America. Hear from local politicians in Louisiana, NAACP representatives, religious leaders, and more. Originally recorded on radio circa 2013-2014, this show is now more relevant than ever before. Listen, be enlightened, and join the fight! Onward and upward.
AdvoComedian With Ras Kamara
- Publisher: AdvoComedian Podcast Hosted by RasKamara
- Total Episodes: 43
Hi guys Thanks For staying Tune.A Bit About me Local Tri State Are Civil Rights Activist.Fighting for multiple causes; Wall Street Journal Front Cover community organizer, for Immigration Reform & against stop and frisk (police brutality towards latino & black males).Im Afrolatino so both cause touch me dearly, I love America an will love to show light into that people that make it better..The New Majority BAWL..Black Asian Women Latinos. As A Comedian I perform in NYC Open Mics like the Laughing Budda |Pit Comedy Club | UCB Comedy School Alumni LOL Comedy Club DoorGuy
Slow Motion With Bishop C. Bowser
- Publisher: shaphatoutreach
- Total Episodes: 25
Shaphat Podcast addresses the latest trends in community violence, structural racism, and legal system reforms (police, courts, prisons, and prosecutors) from a spiritual lens.
Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety
- Publisher: WRFI Community Radio News
- Total Episodes: 7
Around the nation, protesters have called for police departments to be defunded or reformed following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement. But here in Tompkins County, what’s the best solution to reimagining public safety policies that will foster fairness and trust within each community regarding law enforcement? In Fall 2020 WRFI Community Radio, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars joined together to try and answer this question in Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety.
- Publisher: Carlito Goings
- Total Episodes: 1
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