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Bad Watchdog
Bad Watchdog
Project On Government Oversight

In this award-winning investigative podcast, host Maren Machles explores how accountability failures in Washington D.C. impact the lives of people all over... more

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The Red Herring (S2 E1)

Established in the wake of September 11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was entrusted with protecting the U.S. from... more

20 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
The Hole (S2 E2)

Host Maren Machles learns more about people’s experiences in ICE detention by talking with formerly detained activist Berto Hernandez and... more

20 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Announcing Bad Watchdog Season 2

In the wake of 9/11, and in fear of another attack, members of Congress agreed to create a powerful new... more

06 Jun 2024 · 2 minutes
Obscured: County Jails, Mental Health & Accountability Barriers with Brett Sholtis

We want to share a new podcast with you! Obscured tells stories that unfold largely out of the public eye.... more

29 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Cuffari Regularly Purges His Texts (Special Update)

Last week was the first time DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari testified in front of Congress since Bad Watchdog was... more

15 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
The Perfect Storm (S1 E6)

In the final episode of “Bad Watchdog,” Nick and Adam discover that Cuffari knew about even more missing January 6th... more

23 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
Who is Joseph Cuffari? (S1 E5)

Cuffari’s mismanagement of Homeland Security’s watchdog office has Maren wondering how he ended up with such an important job in... more

16 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
The Story of an Agency (S1 E4)

The Homeland Security watchdog tries to bury a report on sexual harassment and misconduct at the agency, but POGO’s investigators... more

09 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Abuse of Power and People (S1 E3)

Nick and Adam discover that Cuffari’s office removed damaging findings from an official report about dozens of cases of domestic... more

02 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
The Tip of the Iceberg (S1 E2)

A troubling pattern of ignoring serious misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security begins to emerge. Despite widespread condemnation of... more

26 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
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The Red Herring (S2 E1)
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