Tuesday, January 18, 2022

City Auditor Wraps Up Season One of Audit ATX Podcast

The Office of the City Auditor, a City department that works to make Austin better for all residents, has wrapped up the first season of the podcast, Audit ATX, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The podcast is an interview series with City Auditor staff where Austin residents can learn how the Office of the City Auditor’s audits and investigations help the City better serve residents. Residents can listen and get more information about how local government works.

The Auditor’s Office launched the podcast in 2020 to provide more transparency and accessibility to local government. Since launching, the Auditor’s Office has published 20 episodes with 1,480 listeners in 36 countries and 203 cities.

Chart showing metrics from the first season of the Audit ATX podcast

The episodes are usually about 10 minutes long. The most recent episodes feature City auditors and investigators talking about a City technology purchases audit and an investigation about conducting private work for personal benefit.

Audit ATX co-host Kelsey Thompson says, “We’ve heard from listeners that this podcast has opened their eyes to how the City really works and the importance of audits and investigations!” 

Fans of the podcast can contact the City Auditor’s Office via email at austinauditor@austintexas.gov, or social media @austinauditor to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast. 

Listen to the Audit ATX podcast on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.