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Background Briefing with 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. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

213 422 0537


Episodes

November 27, 2022 - Robert Young Pelton | Tara Kangarlou | Richard Parker

11/27/2022
A Veteran War Reporter Just Back From a Month in Ukraine | An Update on the Revolution in Iran Led by Brave Young Women | Progressive Strategies to Build a Democratic Majority in 2024 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:53:56

November 24, 2022 - Kate Mackintosh | Stephan Schwartz

11/23/2022
What We Can Be Thankful for in Spite of Hate-Filled Politics at Home and War Crimes Abroad | Making a Future We Can Be Thankful for With Daunting Challenges Ahead backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:46:03

November 23, 2022 - Edward McCaffery | Michael J. Wilson | Beverly Gage

11/23/2022
Finally Trump is Forced to Release His Tax Returns Just Before the House Republicans Shut Down Investigations | Food Insecurity on Thanksgiving in the World's Richest Country | As Trump Attacks the FBI, We Look Into the Life and Legacy of J. Edgar Hoover backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:23

November 22, 2022 - Lisa Graves | Mike Lofgren | Jeremi Suri

11/22/2022
Scandal at the Supreme Court Where There is No Ethical Code of Conduct | The Midterms For the Democrats Were More Like Deliverance Than Victory | Biden Should Stop Fighting For America's Soul and Start Fighting The Far Right Radicals backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:41

November 21, 2022 - Jo Wenke | Laurie Levenson | Andrei Markovits

11/21/2022
The Connection Between the Killings of Gay and Trans Americans and the 300 Anti-LGBTQ Republican Bills in 36 States This Year | The Special Counsel in Private on a Parallel Track With the Media and Radical Right House in Public | An Assessment of the World Cup Underway in Qatar backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:57:29

November 20, 2022 - Frederick Baron | Michael Li | John Christensen & Jim Henry

11/20/2022
Will Indictments of Trump That Even Bill Barr Expects, be Delayed by the Appointment of a Special Counsel? | Why Did Deep Blue New York Democrats Cost Their Party the House? | How Big Banks Can Loot Pension Funds Due to Little Oversight From the Department of Labor backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:50

November 17, 2022 - John Lawrence | Sidney Blumenthal | Amb. Cynthia Schneider | John Bongaarts |

11/17/2022
Nancy Pelosi's Former Chief of Staff on Her Career and Legacy | Trump is Now Effectively in Control of the US House of Representatives | Convictions of Those Responsible For Downing a Malaysian Airliner Over Ukraine | The World's Population Has Skyrocketed in Less Than a Century From 2 Billion to 8 Billion backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:13

November 16, 2022 - Christopher Beem | Aram Shabanian | Frank Dikötter

11/16/2022
Trump's Boring Announcement and the Election Deniers Electoral Rebuke | The Work of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group of Almost 50 Nations | Inside the Black Box of Chinese Communist Leadership backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:27

November 15, 2022 - Michael Weiss | Zaha Hassan | Dr. Allen Frances

11/15/2022
Russia Rains Missiles Down on Ukraine as Top US National Security Officials Meet With Their Russian Counterparts | What is Behind the FBI Probe Into Israel's Killing of a Palestinian Journalist and US Citizen? | Trump is Determined to be Relevant Again and Dominate Our Politics for the Next Two Years backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:24

November 14, 2022 - Orville Schell | Darrell West | Molly White

11/14/2022
After a 3 Hour Meeting with Xi Jinping, Biden Declares No New Cold War With China | With Election Deniers Making Up a Third of the New Congress, Could They Elect Trump as Their Speaker? | The Collapse of the FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange and the 75% Loss in the Value of Bitcoin backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:57

November 13, 2022 - Lincoln Mitchell | Samuel Moyn | Mark Galeotti

11/13/2022
Contrary to the Punditry, Trump is in Firm Control of the GOP and Bent on Destroying His Rival | Time For the Democrats to Move Past Trump | Russia's Future as Putin Clings to Power But His Legend in Dead backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:52:20

November 10, 2022 - Sasha Abramsky | David Daley | Alexander Stubb

11/10/2022
How Europe is Adapting to a Cutoff of Russian Energy and Moving Towards a Green Energy Future | Cliffhanger Races in Arizona and Nevada and California Congressional Races Will Determine Who Controls the Senate and House | Apart From the Absence of the "Red Wave", the Other Big Election Story is Court-Sanctioned GOP Gerrymandering backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:00

November 9, 2022 - Simon Rosenberg | David Weigel | Paul Light

11/9/2022
The Results of Yesterday's Election Defy the Poll and Pundits and Shock the Republicans | An Update on the Races and Recriminations | We Can Expect Government Paralysis and the Trump/DeSantis War to Escalate While Questions About Biden Running Again Persist backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:50:26

November 8, 2022 - Anand Giridharadas | David Victor | Dr. Louise Shelley

11/8/2022
Can Persuasion Overcome Delusion in American Politics? | An Update on the COP 27 Climate Talks Underway and an Alternative Approach to the Fight Against Climate Change | Prigozhin Epitomizes the Takeover of Russia by Thugs and Gangsters backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:02

November 7, 2022 - Ari Berman | Dr. Michael McDonald | Scott Horton

11/7/2022
Efforts to Stop Democrats From Voting and Why It Will Take So Long to Count the Vote | Although Not on the Ballot, American Democracy is What is at Stake in Tomorrow's Election | Putin's Election Interference Was All About Ukraine and Still is Today backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:28

November 6, 2022 - Peter Dreier | J.W. Mason | Abbas Milani

11/6/2022
The Person Most Responsible For Hate, Delusion, Threats and Acts of Violence in Our Politics | With Inflation the GOP's Main Election Issue and the Fed's Cure Worsening it, Who is Most to Blame? | How Will Israel and Saudi Arabia React to Reports Putin Will Help Accelerate the Breakout Period For an Iranian Nuclear Bomb? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:55

November 3, 2022 - John Nichols | Amb. Steven Pifer | Nathan Park

11/3/2022
Biden Makes an Urgent Case to Defend American Democracy From MAGA Republicans | Putin is Hoping a Republican Victory on Tuesday Will Lead to Less US Support For Ukraine | Kim Jong-un Fires a Record Number of Missiles Ahead of an Expected Nuclear Test backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:42

November 2, 2022 - Allan Lichtman | Joshua Douglas | Charles Kupchan

11/2/2022
Questioning Pollsters and Pundits Assumptions That Republicans Will Take the House and the Senate | Changes in Voting Laws Make it Easier to Vote in Some States and Harder in Others | The Need to Prevent the War in Ukraine Escalating Into a Confrontation Between NATO and Russia backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:23

November 1, 2022 - Michael D'Antonio | Anne Nelson | Dr. Guy Ziv

11/1/2022
The Party of Trolls Makes Fun of an 82 Year-Old Man Who Was Beaten Over the Head With a Hammer in a Home Invasion | Conspiracy Theories Have Entered the Mainstream of Republican Discourse | An Update on the Israeli Election Trending For a Netanyahu Comeback backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:27

October 31, 2022 - Nico Lusiani | Douglas Rushkoff | James Green

10/31/2022
Biden Takes on Big Oil and Their Record Windfall Thanks to the Actions of Putin and MBS | The Latest Tweet From a Trump-like Troll With an Ego Inflated by Billions Who Now Owns Twitter | Lula's Narrow Victory in Brazil Where Bolsonaro Has Yet to Concede backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:30