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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
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Background Briefing with Ian Masters Ian Masters

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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
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    May 6, 2021 - Thomas Bollyky | Charles Zelden | David Rothkopf

    May 6, 2021 - Thomas Bollyky | Charles Zelden | David Rothkopf

    Biden's Decision to Ease Patent Rules on Vaccines for Poorer Countries | Florida's Authoritarian Governor Signs Voter Suppression Bill With Only Fox News Present | Judge to Reveal How Barr Spun the Mueller Report, and a Second Steele Dossier
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    • 59 min
    May 5, 2021 - Michael Hiltzik | Natalie Manaeva Rice | Ben Burgis

    May 5, 2021 - Michael Hiltzik | Natalie Manaeva Rice | Ben Burgis

    Facebook's Non-Decision on Making its Ban of Trump Permanent | The G7 Decides to Fight Disinformation From Russia and China | How Could the American Left Allow the Republicans to Become the Party of the Working Class?
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    May 4, 2021 - Geoffrey Kabaservice | Lauren Ancel Meyers | Christopher Shaw

    May 4, 2021 - Geoffrey Kabaservice | Lauren Ancel Meyers | Christopher Shaw

    Trump's GOP Demands Loyalty to the "Big Lie" While Purging Truth-Tellers | A Half-Ill Informed - Half-Sensible Country Cannot Defeat the Pandemic | Removing Trump's Postmaster General and Reviving Post Office Banking
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    May 3, 2021 - Jeffrey Shaman | Amy Hollyfield | Mark Bittman

    May 3, 2021 - Jeffrey Shaman | Amy Hollyfield | Mark Bittman

    With 30% Resisting Vaccination, the U.S. is Unlikely to Reach Herd Immunity | The GOP's Great White Hope, Florida Governor DeSantis's Authoritarian Bent | Mark Bittman's Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    May 2, 2021 - Craig Unger & Yuri Shvets | Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Jonathan Taplin

    May 2, 2021 - Craig Unger & Yuri Shvets | Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Jonathan Taplin

    Giuliani in Trouble and Putin Under Threat From Hardliners At Home | A Right Wing Supreme Court Could Give Dark Money Constitutional Protection | Republicans Wage the Culture Wars, While the Left Dominates the Culture
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    April 29, 2021 - Harold Meyerson | John Lawrence | Michael Mechanic

    April 29, 2021 - Harold Meyerson | John Lawrence | Michael Mechanic

    Biden Lays Out A Social Democratic Manifesto Than Harkens to LBJ's "Great Society" and FDR's "Second Bill of Rights" | Only the American People, Not Politicians, Can End Partisanship | While Billionaires Are Richer Than Ever, Ordinary Americans Dream of Winning the Lottery
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

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Briefing.

Ian Masters program is great. In-depth interviews on extremely important and timely issues.

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Great material & great delivery

Host lays out the info with excellent delivery. Very educational program- would highly recommend it

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The Dean of Left Journalism for Progressives

All the most knowledgeable academics and journalists— and even some movie stars in LA— appear to make a rational case for equity and reform on Ian Masters’ Background Briefing; He is the Aussie Immigrant Jew of the Left on the other side of the Ideological SeeSaw from the Jew Fascist Pervert, Rupert Murdoch, Mate!

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