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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

News & Politics Podcasts

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

January 18, 2021 - Anthea Butler | Bree Carlson | Andra Gillespie

1/18/2021
The Role of Apocalyptic Evangelicalism and Religious Nationalism in the Storming of the Capitol | Political Organizing in the Footsteps of MLK | MLK's Successor the Reverend Warnock and the Lessons From the Georgia Elections backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:02

January 17, 2021 - Michael Greenberger | Quinn Slobodian | Sheila Krumholz

1/17/2021
Mounting Evidence the Attack on the Capitol Was an Inside Job | The Merging of the Left and Right in Conspiracy and Alienation | Right Wing Funding of Politicians Who Championed Insurrection backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:20

January 14, 2021 - Mike Lofgren | Eric Levitz | Annie Jacobsen

1/14/2021
Is the Toxic Trump GOP Now a Captive of the Lunatic Fringe? | Polls Indicate 40% of Americans Still Think Trump is Doing a Good Job | Could the World's Most Powerful Biometric Database Be Used Against the American People? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:33

January 13, 2021 - Michael Gerhardt | Jeremi Suri | Tim Naftali

1/13/2021
10 Republicans Joined Democrats in a 232 to 197 House Vote to Impeach Trump | The Sudden and Spectacular Fall of Donald Trump | De-radicalizing the Republican Party backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:56:35

January 12, 2021 - Jacob Heilbrunn | Mike German | Steven Mulroy

1/12/2021
Corporate America Cuts Ties With an Increasingly Isolated Trump | How Much Has Law Enforcement, the Military and the Secret Service Been Infiltrated by Trump Sympathizers? | A Resolution to Abolish the Electoral College backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:16

January 11, 2021 - Jason Stanley | Julian Zelizer | Robert Kuttner

1/11/2021
GOP "Gamers" (McConnell) Flirt with Fascism While Their "Breakers" (Hawley and Cruz) Embrace it | Pelosi's Deadline to Pence on the 25th Amendment or a Second Impeachment | Will the Democratic Party Learn From Grassroots Success in Arizona and Georgia? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:54

January 10, 2021 - Norman Ornstein | Thomas Mockaitis | Jennifer Golbeck

1/10/2021
Will a Second Impeachment Get Trump to Resign With A Pardon From Pence? | Domestic Terrorism and the Reactions of America's Allies | Cutting Trump Off From Social Media and Protecting Biden's Inauguration backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:51

January 7, 2021 - Col. Lawrence Wilkerson | Jan Schakowsky | David Rothkopf

1/7/2021
Serious Discussions Underway to Invoke the 25th Amendment | A Congresswoman on Being Hunkered Down with a Rampaging Mob Outside | Yesterday Was a Coup Attempt Deliberately Instigated by Trump backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:23

January 6, 2020 - Will Sommer | Robert Creamer | James Thurber

1/6/2021
A Reporter on the Ground Who Covered Today's Storming of the Capitol | Banana Republic Politics on Display in Washington Today | Can Biden Restore Enough Bi-partisanship For Our Government to Function? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:59

January 5, 2020 - Jeffrey Lazarus | David Dayen | Bryan Fogel

1/5/2021
An Update From Georgia on Today's Critical Elections | Operation Warp Speed Delivered Vaccines But Not Vaccinations | The Maker of the Documentary on the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, "The Dissident" backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:19

January 4, 2020 - David Cay Johnston | Ruth Ben-Ghiat | Mark Perry

1/4/2021
Trump's Shakedown of Georgia's Election Officials Offer a Glimpse of the Mob Boss in the Oval Office | The Bunker Mentality of an Increasingly Desperate and Delusional Trump | What is Behind the Warnings Issued by All 10 Living Secretaries of Defense? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:30

January 3, 2020 - Frank Bowman | Jon Cohen | Stephen Walt

1/3/2021
12 Republican Senators and 140 House Members Debase Themselves in an Un-American Putsch | Limited Supply and Urgent Need in the Botched Distribution of Vaccines | Will the Fortunate Circumstances That Led To America's Rise Last Much Longer? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:05:38

December 31, 2020 - Patrick Blanchfield | Sarah Churchwell | Cynthia Miller-Idriss

12/31/2020
Trump is Using Guns As An Instrument of Political Intimidation | The Deep Roots of Fascism in America | The Mainstreaming of White Nationalism backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:04

December 30, 2020 - Bree Carlson | Robert Evans | Stuart Schrader

12/30/2020
A Look Back at the Movement Against Racial Injustice and Police Brutality in 2020 - Will This Nationwide Uprising Bring About Racial Justice and Economic Equality? | Citizens of Portland Continue Their Stand Against Brutal Police Now Aided by Trump’s Stormtroopers | How the Dirty Wars We Exported Are Coming Home in Portland backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:04:24

December 29, 2020 - Richard Flanagan | David Wallace-Wells | Naomi Oreskes

12/29/2020
A Look Back at the Impact of Global Warming in 2020 - Australia as the Chernobyl of the Climate Crisis | As the West Burns, 9 Times More CO2 Enters the Atmosphere Than All the Reductions From California’s Green Initiatives | With the West of Fire, Trump Puts a Global Warming Denier in Charge of the Weather backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:06:34

December 28, 2020 - Rob Wallace | Greg Grandin | Dr. Ian Lipkin

12/28/2020
The Origins of the Covid-19 Virus | The Pandemic as the Fourth Turning Point After 9/11, the 2008 Crash and Climate Change | We Need Dr. Fauci More Than Ever as Trump Embraces Quackery backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:04

December 27, 2020 - Allan Lichtman | Lisa Graves | Scott Horton

12/27/2020
Trump's Delicate Ego has America Suffering as he Sulks and Settles Scores | The Lasting Legacy of Trump and McConnell's Stacking of the Courts | The Q-Anon and 5G Connection to the Nashville Bombing backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:18

December 24, 2020 - Gloria Steinem | Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox | Nancy MacLean

12/24/2020
Gloria Steinem on Her Friend, Hero and Guide Ruth Bader Ginsburg | A Former Catholic Theologian's Open Letter to Amy Coney Barrett | Could a Reactionary Majority on the Supreme Court Take America Back to the Gilded Age? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:27

December 23, 2020 - Sarah Chayes | Oliver Bullough | Tom Burgis

12/23/2020
A Look Back at Corruption in 2020 - Have We Become a Family-Run Banana Republic? | We Should Blame Politicians Who Accept Dirty Money More Than the Kleptocrats Who Bribe Them | An FT Investigative Journalist on His New Book, Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:08:34

December 21, 2020 - Sylvia Allegretto | Robert Johnson | Tamara Fucile

12/21/2020
The Semi-Stimulus and Widening Income Inequality | Will McConnell Give Biden the Same Treatment He Gave Obama? | Many Immediate Needs Met But Long Term Help is Uncertain backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:44