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Background Briefing
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 596 ratings
Alway excellent journalism
Have been listening to Background Breifing for years when I would catch it on the radio and now never miss a podcast. Quality journalism others should aspire too. Another reason why we need the ABC.
Phillimore15 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/20
Gets right inside the issues
Great investigation; picks issues you may not even know are critical until you listen. Fantastic research and interesting voices. Long live BB
joss9102 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/17/20
Excellent... but
Loved this podcast for years but one thing lately has been annoying me - the fake little interview with the story's presenter beforehand. Hate, hate, hate this! Pretty minor I know, considering the good this podcast does. I just find it really annoying and fake.Read full review »
Shaggus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/20
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