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The Truth of the Matter
Many of us have questions about global issues and not a lot of places to turn to for reliable and thoughtful answers. In The Truth of the Matter, hosts Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz breakdown complex policy issues of the day. No Spin, No Bombast, No finger pointing. Just informed discussion.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 136 ratings
In this weekly, news-report format podcast, CSIS delivers a much closer study of current events than any media company can. Always worth a listen.
Renfrick via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 08/12/18
Herald of Globalist Opinions
+ Colin Holm has a nice voice - Ideologically biased (opinions presented are aligned with globalist left wing sources such as CNN and BBC)
RussianSoul via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/13/18
A Great listen!
Informative topics presented in an compact, interesting way!
Sprotte aus dem Norden via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/06/17
Recent Episodes
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