I normally like the show and rate it highly, but the ABC have got this one terribly wrong. This is a very poor report of how guardianship works. The reporter even likened it to conservatorship in the USA. So wrong. Shame, I really liked this show.
J45h87t via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/24/23
This was very difficult to listen to at times due to the presenter’s “glottal fry”.
RB Adelaide via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/03/22
I come from France and I am absolutely shocked that women in Australia have to go to a GP for any gynaecological procedure. You wouldn’t go to a GP to get your teeth done! The female reproductive organ is both specialised and sensitive. I reckon it deserves more respect and specialised care. But...Read full review »
Ji_HL via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/14/22
This is generally a really good podcast, but the forced “casual” conversations between journalists are such an unnecessary component of the storytelling (e.g., in the most recent episode, the “oh hey Mieta did ya watch that clip I sent ya? Pretty bad hey?” or whatever). It’s just a bit cringey lol
megsrmegs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/12/22
Such a great ep. And goes to some truths about gyno pain and the lack of concern in medical circles. It’s as if we as women just have to suck it up. I remember a shocking experience with one of Melbournes “best” gynos who was rough and tbh borderline abusive. Well done ABC!
MandaMarrickville via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/30/22
Can always count on you. Love my ABC.
Angel-l via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/16/22
The medicinal cannabis hit piece reeked of old fashioned bias and typical satanic panic styled faux outrage. Some of the earlier episodes were good but this one turned me off big time.
Animos1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/14/22
Quality stuff! In recent days, we really need more investigate journalist type program like this! Thanks
凌波微步 段誉 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/11/22
Background Briefing is standout, informative journalism in an easy to consume format. There are a million podcasts by content creators with limited professional rigour. This program stands out because the journalists, producers and editors do the hard work before bringing a show to air.
Savvy Ro via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/05/22
Truly every episode is a masterpiece!
j_mandel5 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/08/22
Your true crime specials are so engaging the latest one with about bupe in jail was so good
pubeinmyteeth via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/25/22
Each story is thoughtfully researched and told, making for easy listening despite the complex and serious topics covered - from COVID-19, sexual abuse in aged care, judicial accountability and more.
sandstrod via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/01/22
Really enjoyed the topics. It’s presented in a clear and thought provoking way.
KrissyKringleAU via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/11/22
Thanks so much to Tracey Shelton & ‘Annie’ for this episode.
BecVJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/02/21
Oh give me a break
Lizaarda via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/26/21
Sam Carmody's podcast about the buried history of settler and traditional owner relations in SW Western Australia is 10/10. This is why I still love the ABC, for all its faults.Read full review »
Cloudbreak2020 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/21
What a beat up. This man, Iman, is completely guilty. And by his own admission. Why is this a sympathetic story? I am far left politically and my job is teaching ESL to many cultures and faiths but this is just rot.
theokatie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/13/21
Last one very disappointing context and out of your ordinary high class subject matter. Dean Wells openly admitted he and Tracey were faking it to make money from appearances post production. Why did you give oxygen to this?
bourboncatt via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/02/21
I started to cry when you read your victim’s impact statement and didn’t stop till we’ll after the episode finished. I am so very sorry the loss of living to your full capacity and to your children and grandchildren’s loss of your true intended self also. But despite what this psychopathic rock...Read full review »
minecraft+1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/17/21
Absolutely terrific journalism. Presents the news stories in great detail and depth.🙂🙂
Harry M L via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/12/21
Background Briefing is always unmistakable. Terrific and important journalism.
leonardo.r.g.a via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/16/21
Background Briefing is the best investigative journalism podcast I have listened to. It covers reports on important topics that need to be told It is informative and interesting & the reports keep your interest regardless of the topic. I recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to...Read full review »
Rel C via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/07/21
I have only just found this podcast and binged it over the past week. Now having heard them all I am so glad I found it. It is informative, honest and holds people to account. It’s not just about bashing government but opening conversations we should all be having. The reporters have been...Read full review »
Mummybarron via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/25/21
Essential listening
aus.tri_boy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/24/21
Background briefing is perhaps Australia’s most outstanding investigative journalism. It is also my favourite podcast.
Olympian80 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/24/21
Really enjoy this informative podcast. Thank you.
chateau10 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
These stories are well researched, engagingly presented and have great variety. I’d highly recommend them. Thanks to the Background Briefing team - it’s obvious that a lot of work goes into every episode!
LachlanPT via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
If you’re sick of sound bites or quick headlines take a deep-dive into fascinating stories through this wonderful podcast. It’s a bit like Four Corners but in audio. As an oldie I appreciate the energy of the young presenters and their dogged pursuit of research and investigative journalism....Read full review »
JosieJo2000 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/16/21
Really enjoy this podcast. Very informative and extremely well researched.
Jatzzz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/11/21
Background Briefing looks places and listens to people no other podcast does. It’s deeply thought provoking and enriching.
Superlexify via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/09/21
Hard to state how fantastic this podcast is. Brilliant investigative journalism out of Australia, with incredible production. So underrated. I love it.
ange87 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/04/21
Whilst the content is illuminating and very interesting ... I think maybe you need to go watch how Louis Theroux deals with these people or other documentary makers unpacking hard topics . Whilst I know why ... your judgement came thru clearly and I really wanted to understand the base/ how...Read full review »
mwmeyaeld via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/01/21
I’m really enjoying this relevant, interesting and well reported journalism. Stories that don’t get enough notice. One of my new favourite podcasts.
BlueZeph via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/19/21
Thanks for such dedicated research and excellent presentation and production, on stories of great interest that otherwise wouldn’t get told. Nice one!
JonBonJovial via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/12/20
Such wonderful, detailed, nuanced story-telling.
Erin Perth via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/11/20
This is just a great great show.
The Dodg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/20
Disappointed with the lefty bias on the episode with a transsexual prisoner. Ignored the fact that the subject had been in jail for assault, and had also assaulted public officers. The journalist was more interested in the perceived injustices on the prisoner due to their incarceration in a male...Read full review »
Rampton Fleabottom via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/27/20
To talk about CCP and Australia and have Australia cast as the bad guy shows exactly how far left the ABC has gone When Australian security is at stake talking to the friends and colleagues of people for Character references dose not seem like a reliable source of reference Do you think by just...Read full review »
Johnny rebb via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/13/20
If you’re tired of click-bait and twitter snatches of news then listen to this. Well- researched journalism on issues that need to be discussed in depth but often glossed over (or sometimes not even mentioned) in the 24hr news mill. Broad issues or sometimes personal stories that speak to wider...Read full review »
Cuppalea via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/07/20
The best investigative journalism I have ever encountered. Well researched, informative, compelling and often disturbing this program raises awareness of issues of great importance and concern to most of us but which are generally little known or understood.
Belfarium via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/30/20
I really appreciate the quality of journalism, and the quality of the production - makes for a great show! Makes me a joy learning about difficult topics.
Cess25795 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/28/20
This podcast will expand your thinking and provide you with unparalleled insights into the underlying drivers of world events and issues.
Impressed_user via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/20
I’ve been listening to this show for almost a year now, and I love it. This show is the definition of real investigative Journalism. The episodes are careful narrated and loaded with information.
Cinavaphotos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/20
This is consistently a well researched and professional podcast. Highly recommended. They do subjects that otherwise would not get looked at.
Dpqld via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/23/20
Fantastically produced, well structured and insightful topics. Listening to the journey of the investigation allows me to form my own opinion from the information that is presented. I am living abroad and feel closer to home when listening.
klldnll via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 08/08/20
I am impressed by the quality of the presentations and the efforts with the investigations.
DrHo0 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/30/20
Thank you for an informative truth based show . The level the investigations go to are brilliant. I know each listening has a fascinating message to share . Could not recommend your podcast mire highly . Thanks again for the education we all so need in times of misinformation.
LTFXM via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/30/20
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