Reliable Sources

Reliable Sources

The story behind the story -- how news and pop culture get made. Sundays at 11am ET and online all the time! @BrianStelter is the host.

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"No matter how one feels about the '1619 Project,' we should all be very concerned and opposed to efforts by the state to restrict the teaching of ideas simply because politicians don't like them," @nhannahjones  says

"How can a democracy work if you don't know what's going on in your town? If you don't know who's running for office? If you don't know what the issues are? And that's what local news delivers," @StormLakeDoc  co-director @Beth_Levisonays 

CNN's Katelyn Polantz discusses why federal courtrooms, including those holding trials for people involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection, will not allow cameras inside to cover cases.

This week's podcast guest is Macy's parade creative producer Wesley Whatley. He shares the ins and outs of the parade -- the ultimate "variety show" -- and its pandemic-era comeback...

@brianstelter : “What is the ‘metastory’ of President Biden's first year?” “If Biden's strategy is quiet, his detractors are trying to be loud.”

CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner discusses what we do and do not know about the Omicron variant. “The big story … is that only 4% of the population of that part of [the African] continent is fully vaccinated,” he tells @brianstelter .


CNN's @brianstelter  examines the political turmoil President Trump has left the country in as President-elect Biden prepares to take over. “That’s a big part of the legacy of these years, a war at home."

CNN's @ClarissaWard  discusses her experience reporting from inside Myanmar.

“People are saying to me ‘we’re living in a Stephen King world,' and all I can say is, boy, I wish we weren’t.” Author@StephenKing  says about the coronavirus pandemic. “This is just been waiting to happen…The fact that nobody really seemed prepared still mystifies me,” he adds.

Watch: @brianstelter  asks @MaryLTrump  if the press has been too timid about questioning the president's fitness for office.

“It’s okay to not be okay right now.” Watch this poignant message from @brianstelter .

"What Murdoch has delivered largely through Fox News in the United States is exactly what Vladimir Putin wanted to achieve with his disinformation campaigns." Hear more from former Australian prime minister @TurnbullMalcolm  on Sunday's broadcast

Anne Applebaum, a staff writer for the Atlantic, says the use of federal force in Portland is "performative authoritarianism." “That's designed to appeal to a certain kind of voter who wants to see this control put onto contemporary events."