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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


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Episodes

January 20, 2022 - Lisa Graves | Peter Goodman | Donald Cohen

1/20/2022
SCOTUS Slouches Towards Right Wing Lunacy with a Maskless Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas's Sole Dissent | The Author of Davos Man: How Billionaires Devoured the World | The Links Between Privatization and the the Undermining of Rights, Freedom and Democracy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:57:27

January 19, 2022 - David Cay Johnston | David Feinberg | Thomas Zimmer

1/19/2022
The New York AG Lays out a Pattern of "Fraudulent and Misleading" Practices by the Trump Organization | Biden's Second Press Conference on the Eve of His First Year in Office | An Expert on Democracy and Its Discontents on America's Slide Into Authoritarianism backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:18

January 18, 2022 - Christopher Chivvis | Paul Glastris | Valeria Sinclair-Chapman

1/18/2022
A War Between Russia and Ukraine Will Likely Break Out Within Weeks | Biden's First Year in Office at a Time His Domestic Agenda is Stalled and Poll Numbers Are Sinking | The Apparently Futile Senate Debate to Change the Filibuster Rules backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:47:57

January 17, 2022 - Anthea Butler | Sam Pizzigati | Dr. Alan Robock

1/17/2022
On MLK Day Rancor From African American Leaders at Senators Sinema and Manchin | The World's 10 Richest Men Double Their Wealth While 160 Million More Are Pushed Into Poverty | With Tonga Covered in Ash, the Effects of Volcanic Eruptions on Climate backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:41

January 16, 2022 - Kimberly Wehle | Spencer Sunshine | Toby Miller

1/16/2022
The Supreme Court's Power Grab Puts the Authority of All Government Departments and Agencies in Jeopardy | "Seditious Conspiracy" Charges Against the Oath Keepers and Their Plans to Hold the Capitol | Prince Andrew Blows Up The British Royals' Symbiotic Relationship With the Tabloids backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:42:50

January 13, 2022 - William Haseltine | Jonathan Metzl | Rodolfo Espino

1/13/2022
In a Deadly Ruling the Supreme Court Takes the Public Out of Public Health | The Politicization of Public Health Has Led To the Defiance of Common Sense and Science | Senator Sinema's Death Blow to Biden Ensures GOP Voter Suppression Will Doom Her Party backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:57:37

January 12, 2022 - Garrett Epps | Richard Briffault | Aya Gruber

1/12/2022
Could Biden and the Democrats Have Stopped the "Big Lie" Just After January 6? | Will Biden's Speech Change Minds in the Senate? | Does the Ruling Against Prince Andrew Mean He Will Pay Off His Accuser Before the Trial Goes Public? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:50:40

January 11, 2022 - Fred Wertheimer | Sally Denton | Taras Kuzio

1/11/2022
Biden Gets Tough on Voting Rights and Republican Obstruction Via the Filibuster | The 1933 Coup Attempt Against FDR and Today's Plots By Plutocrats | What a War Between Russia and Ukraine Might Look Like backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:44:06

January 10, 2022 - Peter Stone | Thomas Homer-Dixon

1/10/2022
Has Bannon's Precinct Strategy Caught the Democrats Napping? | A Warning From a Scholar of Violent Conflict That the U.S. Is Heading for a Dictatorial Takeover backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:54

January 9, 2022 - Michael Greenberger | Barbara Walter

1/9/2022
The Homeland Security Election Year Landscape in Which Violence is Expected | Is a New American Civil War Led By Trump the "Ethnic Entrepreneur" Possible or Inevitable? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:37:26

January 6, 2022 - Elie Honig | Robert Pape | Sidney Blumenthal

1/6/2022
Biden Accuses Trump of Holding "A Dagger at the Throat of America" | Who the January 6 Insurrectionists Really Were As the Movement Moves From the Far Right Fringes to the Mainstream | The Coup Plot Preceded Jan. 6 and Failed So the Insurrection Was Plan B backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:52:57

January 5, 2022 - Aaron Rupar | John Bonifaz | Richard Hasen

1/5/2022
Even Fox's Sean Hannity Could Not Get Through To Trump That He Lost the Election | The Campaign to Bar Jan.6 Insurrectionists From Future Public Office | Democracy As We Know It Could Come To An End In 2024 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:47:19

January 4, 2022 - William Arkin | Constanze Stelzenmüller | Stephen Marche

1/4/2022
The Untold Story of Top Secret Teams Sent to Protect the Capitol on Jan. 6 | How Germans See the Challenges to American Democracy From Within | How the Next Civil War is Already Here But We Refuse to See It backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:43:08

January 3, 2022 - Michael Gorham | Scott Horton | Ian Haney López

1/3/2022
Putin and Biden and NATO Continue to Speak Past Each Other Ahead of Talks in Geneva | The DOJ's Failure to Stop the Rewriting of History of Jan. 6 and Putin's Ties to Trump | What Patriotic Americans Can Do to Save Their Democracy From the Resurgence of Plutocratic Populism backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:51:51

January 2, 2022 - Harry Litman | Deborah Tuerkheimer | Michael E. Hayden

1/2/2022
Will Merrick Garland's Caution Allow the Insurrectionists to Get Away With Treason? | Will Maxwell Give Up the Rich and Powerful Who Availed Themselves of Epstein's Sex Trafficking? | The New Year in Which the Heavily Armed Hard Right Will Dig In backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:20

December 30, 2021 - Jan-Werner Müller | Sean Wilentz | John Nichols

12/30/2021
Background Briefing's September 5, 2021 broadcast on the Global Growth of Plutocratic Populism | Our October 25, 2021 Broadcast on the Red State Secession to Create a Permanent Tyranny of the Minority | The December 8, 2021 Broadcast Trying to Understand the Hate and Anger-Filled Trump Party With No Policies, Plans or Platform backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:26:28

December 29, 2021 - Chas Freeman | Adam Weinstein | Fiona Hill

12/29/2021
Background Briefing's April 28, 2021 Broadcast on China and the Middle East With Veteran Diplomat Chas Freeman | An August 26, 2021 Broadcast with an Analysis of Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal From a Marine Who Served There | Background Briefing's October 12, 2021 Broadcast With Fiona Hill on Her Journey From the Coal House to the White House backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:55:59

December 28, 2021 - Rob Wallace | Jonathan Metzl | Adam Tooze

12/28/2021
Background Briefing's March 1, 2021 Broadcast on the Origins of Covid-19 | Our July 14, 2021 Broadcast on How Republicans Don't Believe You Have a Right to Vote, But You Do Have a Right To Infect | The September 3, 2021 Broadcast on How the Pandemic Provides an Opportunity to Rebuild a New Society Not Preserve the Old backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:06:34

December 27, 2021 - Michael Mann | Srecko Horvat | Laurie Laybourne-Langton

12/27/2021
Background Briefing's Feb 3, 2021 Broadcast on Polluters Trying to Blame Climate Change on Personal Responsibility and Not the Fossil Fuel Industry | Our Broadcast From May 24, 2021 With the Philosopher/Author of After The Apocalypse | The November 14, 2021 Broadcast on How Our Fragile Planet Hangs By a Thread With a Meek and Weak COP 26 Agreement backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:26:24

December 26, 2021 - Will Sommer | Rep. Adam Schiff | Kathleen Belew

12/26/2021
Background Briefing's January 6, 2021's Broadcast With a Reporter on the Ground Who Covered the Storming of the Capitol | The Congressman Who Led the Second Impeachment of Trump on Insurrectionists in Suits from the October 17 Broadcast | How QAnon, Stop the Steal and White Supremacy Coalesced Around Trump From the November 9 Broadcast backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:06:47