by ABC Radio National
RN’s Background Briefing is a rarity in Australian investigative journalism. Podcast (and broadcast) weekly, the programme does current affairs in depth.
Airing weekly since 1980, the show is one of the longest running specialist radio programmes to survive the different incarnations (and funding shrinkages) of ABC Radio National/RN – perhaps a testament to its consistently high quality award-winning reporting. And, as one of the few podcasts with access to the significant resources necessary for deep journalistic investigations, Background Briefing’s well researched documentaries and expertly crafted storytelling make for a significant and important contribution to the Australian audio scene.