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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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    February 2, 2023 - Thomas Kahn | Luke Cooper | June Dreyer

    February 2, 2023 - Thomas Kahn | Luke Cooper | June Dreyer

    Speaker McCarthy Will Continue Legislative Terrorism to Extort Budget Cuts by Threatening to Crash the US and Global Economy | Cleaning Up Corruption Ahead of Ukraine's Talks on EU Membership | The US/Philippines Deal For "Spaces Not Bases" Close to Taiwan
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    February 1, 2023 - Angela Stent | Wendy Via | Christina Fair

    February 1, 2023 - Angela Stent | Wendy Via | Christina Fair

    Facebook/Meta Reinstates Trump While Allowing Other Despots to Incite Violence and Genocide and Spread Hate and Disinformation | A Top US Russia Expert on Mistakes Made in Dealing With Putin | Pakistan Faces Blowback From the Afghan and Pakistan Taliban
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    January 31, 2023 - Scott Horton | Olga Lautman | Tom Collina

    January 31, 2023 - Scott Horton | Olga Lautman | Tom Collina

    Trump Could be Indicted in Atlanta and Manhattan Within Days or Weeks | The Ukraine War Has Derailed Russian Espionage Activities Leading to an Unprecedented Number of Arrests | The State Department's Announcement Today that Russia is Not Complying With the New START Treaty
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    January 30, 2023 - Lara Friedman | Will Bunch | Stuart Schrader

    January 30, 2023 - Lara Friedman | Will Bunch | Stuart Schrader

    Secretary of State Blinken's Meeting with Netanyahu and Israeli Drone Strike on Iran | Was Top FBI Agent Involved in Comey's Nothingburger and the NY Times's Dismissal of Trump's Russia Ties That Helped Elect Him? | The Systemic Problems From Elite Police Units and Militarized Policing
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    January 28, 2023 - Cheryl Dorsey | Frank Costigliola | Daniel Nexon

    January 28, 2023 - Cheryl Dorsey | Frank Costigliola | Daniel Nexon

    The Culture of Violence in Elite Police Squads and the Failure of Command to Know or Want to Know What is Going on at the Street Level | George Kennan's Warning About NATO Expansion Eastward | The Rise of the Radical Right at Home and Abroad
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    January 26, 2023 - Jeff Stein | Matthew Connelly | Daniel Holz

    January 26, 2023 - Jeff Stein | Matthew Connelly | Daniel Holz

    Could the Arrest of a Top FBI Counterintelligence Agent in New York on a Russian Oligarch's Payroll be Connected to HRC's Claim that Comey Cost Her the Election? | The Understaffed National Archives Tries to Preserve the Historical Record While the $18 Billion Classification Machine Keeps Too Many Secrets and Is Slow to Declassify Them | The Doomsday Clock is Now the Closest Ever at 90 Seconds to Midnight
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
514 Ratings

514 Ratings

M. Shasha ,

The best fact-based IN-DEPTH news Podcast

Yes, the host is biased - TOWARD REALITY.
If “the pursuit of facts” is considered too liberal by some then they can go to mainstream media which has surrendered to radical talking points instead of facts, details and careful analysis.

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Fabulous insights.

If you want deeper analyses and insights this is the show for you. Interesting and relevant guests and intelligent incisive conversations. Fabulous!

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Superb coverage. Butget new music!!

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