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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. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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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. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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By dmjd45 - Apr 25 2020
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I absolutely love this show Ian Masters is a treasure. Great interviews & informative topics

Fair and balanced

By Gordian Knot - Feb 26 2020
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Ian knows his stuff and always has great guests. Brilliant!

iTunes Ratings

316 Ratings
Average Ratings
278
15
12
4
7

The best

By dmjd45 - Apr 25 2020
Read more
I absolutely love this show Ian Masters is a treasure. Great interviews & informative topics

Fair and balanced

By Gordian Knot - Feb 26 2020
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Ian knows his stuff and always has great guests. Brilliant!

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Latest release on Jan 24, 2021

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Rank #1: February 20, 2020 - Robert Baer | Lawrence Korb | Henry Pontell

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The New DNI Will Cover Up Russian Election Interference; Roger Stone Gets 40 Months as Trump's Pardon Awaits; Trump Fires a Top Pentagon Official for Speaking Truth
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Feb 20 2020

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Rank #2: February 19, 2020 - Mike Harris | William Black | Perry Link

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Trump Offered Assange a Pardon to Say Russia Did Not Hack the DNC; The Message Trump Sends by Pardoning Financial Criminals and Fraudsters; How an Article on the Brittle State of China's Economy Got Under Xi Jinping's Skin
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Feb 20 2020

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Rank #3: February 13, 2020 - Elizabeth Goitein | Benjamin Wittes

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A Way to Rein Trump In; Trumps Vengeance Tour and His War on the Worlds Most Powerful Office
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Feb 14 2020

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Rank #4: March 19, 2020 - Ian Haney Lopez | Robert Johnson | Katrina Mulligan

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Today's GOP as the "White Grievance Party" in Which "Race Is the Original Sin"; A Leading Economist on Whether the Recession We Are Entering Will Become a Depression; Our Wartime President Throws out More Empty Promises

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Rank #5: February 27, 2020 - Melody Li | Michael Mann | Adam Cohen

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A Virologist on Where the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Heading; A Report From Australia as the Populous Abandoned by Their Government Rise Form the Ashes; The Author of "Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's 50 Year Battle for a More Unjust America
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Feb 28 2020

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Rank #6: March 12, 2020 - Thomas Bollyky | Benn Steil | Christine Fair

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A History of Plagues and Pandemics; How the Democratic Party Dealt With the Bernie Sanders of 1944; The Short-Lived Deal in Afghanistan Which Now Has Two Presidents

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #7: February 9, 2020 - Dante Scala | Joseph Cirincione | Katherine Stewart

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An Update From New Hampshire Ahead of Tuesday's Primary; Trump Now Has a Usable Nuclear Weapon at His Fingertips; Trump's Christian Soldiers and the Rise of Religious Authoritarianism
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Feb 09 2020

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Rank #8: April 2, 2020 - Mark Feldstein | Angelo Carusone | Robert McElvaine

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A Signatory of the Letter to the Owners of Fox to Stop Spreading Lies and Misinformation | Dr. Fauci Gives the White House Cover, Forcing the Press to Broadcast Trump's Daily Political Rallies | 6.65 Million Apply for Benefits in a Week and Unemployment Could Reach 32.1%
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Apr 02 2020

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Rank #9: March 11, 2020 - Matthew Greenberger | Elizabeth Goitein | Matthew Cole

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Has Trump's "America First" Nationalism Contributed to the Botched Handling of the Coronavirus Outbreak; Will Trump Take Advantage of This Real Emergency?; The Full Story About What Erik Prince Has Been up To

Mar 11 2020

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Rank #10: February 12, 2020 - Harry Litman | Victor Shih | Shawn Fremstad

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Barr Violates Everything the DOJ Stands For; Xi Jinping's Gamble to Revive the Economy Risks Spreading the Virus; An Analysis of Trump's $4.8 Trillion 2021 Budget
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Feb 13 2020

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Rank #11: March 17, 2020 - Arthur Caplan | Scott Horton | Daniel Tokaji

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A Medical Ethicist on Moral Questions Arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic; Trump's New DNI Tips His Treacherous Hand; Ohio Shuts Down Today's Primary Election
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Mar 17 2020

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Rank #12: February 10, 2020 - Elie Honig | June Dreyer | Richard Hasen

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Barr Gives Giuliani a Direct Pipeline to DOJ; Xi Jinping's Heavy Hand Worsened Coronavirus Outbreak Which Could Get out of Hand; How to Protect the 2020 Election From Trump's Expected Cheating
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Feb 11 2020

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Rank #13: March 8, 2020 - Irwin Redlener | Will Sommer | David Hearst

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A Leader in Public Health and Disaster Preparedness on the Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic; The Infiltration of Mercenary Intelligence Operations Into Domestic Politics; MBS's Latest Purge and the Saudi-Russian Oil Wars
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Mar 08 2020

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Rank #14: February 5, 2020 - Jack Blum | Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker

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Why Republican Senators Rolled Over for Trump; The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors of "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J Trump's Testing of America"
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Feb 06 2020

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Rank #15: March 22, 2020 - Alan Hirsch | Joseph Stieb | Thomas Ferguson

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What Kind of Election Will We Have in November, If Any?: Will This Crisis Revive Citizenship as Consumerism Becomes Less Patriotic?; The Shameful Insider Trading by U.S. Senators
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Mar 22 2020

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Rank #16: April 9, 2020 - Dr. Robert Bollinger | Lawrence Jacobs | David Halperin

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Rank #17: February 6, 2020 - Ryan Cooper | Darren Sands | Andrea Bernstein

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Democrats Mired in Iowa While Republicans Celebrate at the White House; The Buttigieg Surprise Victory If We Can Call It That; The Trump-Kushner Family Histories and Jared and Ivanka's Dynastic Prospects
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Feb 07 2020

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Rank #18: April 16, 2020 - David Dayen | Richard Hasen | Frances Kissling

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Apr 16 2020

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Rank #19: March 4, 2020 - David Schanzer | Kent Harrington | James Kahn

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Rank #20: April 26, 2020 - Robert Mackey | Frances Brown | Ryan Cooper

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