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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

iTunes Ratings

657 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Fake news

By qawsedrftgyhujazsxdcfvgbhnjm - Jun 02 2020
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Lies lies go listen to rush or fox new Tucker Carlson

5⭐️. hicerro

By higcerro - Apr 19 2020
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latest breaking fiascos of the Trump show... with great guests...

iTunes Ratings

657 Ratings
Average Ratings
287
58
23
31
258

Fake news

By qawsedrftgyhujazsxdcfvgbhnjm - Jun 02 2020
Read more
Lies lies go listen to rush or fox new Tucker Carlson

5⭐️. hicerro

By higcerro - Apr 19 2020
Read more
latest breaking fiascos of the Trump show... with great guests...

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

Latest release on Jan 17, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 23 days ago

Rank #1: Steven Hassan explains "The Cult of Trump"

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Steven Hassan, a leading cult expert with firsthand experience escaping the Unification Church, says Trump's cultivation of his base is cult-like. Brian Stelter questions Hassan's claims and asks why he has decided to branch into politics through the new book "The Cult of Trump." They discuss how social media has accelerated the spread of influential ideologies and "destructive cults," and the pivotal roles played by media and religion.

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Nov 22 2019

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Rank #2: Miami Herald reporter speaks about Jeffrey Epstein arrest; unpacking the census citizenship battle; Trump claims the truth is up to him; Carl Bernstein on the post-Mueller news cycle; new book says there is a method to Trump's 'madness;' how news coverage

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July 7, 2019: Julie K. Brown, Catherine Rampell, Philip Bump, Carl Bernstein, Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, Elora Mukhurjee and Carl Cameron join Brian Stelter.

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Jul 07 2019

39mins

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Rank #3: Two psychiatrists on coverage of Trump's instability; Trump's messaging war over the economy; April Ryan breaks silence on bodyguard's alleged assault; trickle-down effects of Trump's anti-media rhetoric; parents of killed journalists work for reporter sa

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August 25, 2019: Dr. Bandy X. Lee, Dr. Allen Frances, Daniel Dale, Irin Carmon, Ken Ward Jr., April Ryan, Diane Foley and Art Sotloff join Brian Stelter.

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Aug 25 2019

39mins

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Rank #4: Two perspectives on the Pulitzer Prizes: winner Nariman El-Mofty and administrator Dana Canedy

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Brian Stelter goes inside the Pulitzer Prize process with award administrator Dana Canedy. Then he speaks with one of this year's winners, AP photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty, about her team's experience on the ground covering the war in Yemen. El-Mofty talks about the ethical choices she makes while photographing the victims of Yemen's famine.

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Apr 18 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: January 5, 2020: How the US-Iran crisis is being covered; Stelter says it is patriotic to question officials in wartime; Bari Weiss on New York's solidarity march against anti-Semitism

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Plus, Sam Donaldson on "wag the dog" claims and David Frum on lessons learned from the Iraq war... Kim Ghattas, Jasmine El-Gamal, Jason Rezaian, Sam Donaldson, Katie Rogers, Bari Weiss, Paul Rieckhoff, Irin Carmon, Chloe Melas and David Frum join Brian Stelter.

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Jan 05 2020

44mins

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Rank #6: Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This

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Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This Trump fan intervened when journalists were attacked; Rappler CEO speaks out following 'ludicrous' arrest; CNN uncovers more Russian-backed Facebook videos

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Feb 17 2019

39mins

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Rank #7: Meet three of the witnesses who are speaking about journalism at an antitrust hearing about Big Tech

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The House's first hearing about "Online Platforms and Market Power" is examining how Google and Facebook have affected local journalism. Ahead of the June 11 hearing, Brian Stelter speaks with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Kevin Riley, News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern, and Sally Hubbard of the Open Markets Institute, all of whom are set to testify. Pointing to the inequity, Riley asks, "Does it make sense that at a time when our audience is at its biggest point, our financial difficulties are at their most difficult point?"

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Jun 07 2019

29mins

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Rank #8: Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trump

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Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trumpism'; Acosta: White House leaves press 'out in the cold'; Could Hannity be forced to testify about Cohen and Trump?; Adam Moss reflects on 15 years running New York mag

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Mar 03 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: Facebook VP responds to co-founder's critique; Chelsea Manning's first interview after two months behind bars; The Intercept's top editor reacts to the arrest of another alleged leaker; news coverage of 'constitutional crisis' claims; Democrats get traini

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May 12, 2019: Nick Clegg, Chelsea Manning, Carl Bernstein, Jess McIntosh, Julian Zelizer and Catherine Rampell join Brian Stelter.

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May 12 2019

40mins

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Rank #10: Their journalist sons were murdered by ISIS. Now they work to make sure reporters stay safe in conflict zones.

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James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both executed by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Five years later, the Foley and Sotloff families are running foundations that seek to help other journalists who are heading into harm's way. Brian Stelter speaks with Diane Foley and Art Sotloff about their training programs and other initiatives. The parents share memories of their sons, motivations for their advocacy work, and changes to U.S. hostage policy.

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Aug 03 2019

29mins

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Rank #11: The truth about Trump's relationship with Fox News; Lawrence O'Donnell's reckless report; Joe Biden 'loose with facts' on the campaign trail; Brian Karem's lawsuit against Trump over press pass suspension; Jeffrey Goldberg gleans new info from James Matti

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September 1, 2019: David Zurawik, Elaina Plott, Julia Ioffe, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeffrey Goldberg, Theodore J. Boutrous and Brian Karem join Brian Stelter.

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Sep 01 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; C

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Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; Cicilline previews his hearings about Big Tech and antitrust; Would this legislation help save local newspapers?; Outrage over police raids of Australian journalists; YouTube's new white supremacy ban sparks debate

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Jun 09 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Conn

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Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Connie Schultz's view of 2020 campaign coverage; Why Alex Trebek and 'Jeopardy!' are so special; BuzzFeed CEO: We can build a better internet

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Mar 10 2019

39mins

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Rank #14: Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter interviews Brian about Twitter, romance, and Trump

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Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian in this husband-and-wife Valentine's Day edition of the podcast. Jamie asks questions submitted by CNN viewers - covering everything from their busy schedules to Twitter trolls to screen time concerns. Plus, TV in the age of Trump; a 20-year prediction; and Jamie's favorite thing about Brian.

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Feb 13 2019

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Rank #15: March 29, 2020: Stephen King, Maggie Haberman, Hasan Minhaj dissect media coverage of a '50-state disaster;' front pages report rising death toll; doctors harness social media to alert the public

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Plus... Amazon's Jay Carney on helping people stay connected... The New Yorker's David Remnick on federal leadership failures... and the Fox News presidency takes a dangerous turn. Maggie Haberman, Esther Choo, S.E. Cupp, Jay Carney, Stephen King, Hasan Minhaj and David Remnick join Brian Stelter.

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Mar 29 2020

39mins

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Rank #16: December 22, 2019: David Remnick reviews impeachment coverage; 'Bombshell' director Jay Roach shares what intrigued him about Fox News; media memory loss

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Catherine Rampell, S.E. Cupp and Garry Kasparov discuss news overload, and how to cover the rival realities swirling around impeachment. Plus, inside the Washington Post with editor Marty Baron, and New Year's resolutions for the press...

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Dec 22 2019

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Rank #17: Bill Nye explains climate change coverage, science denialism, UFO sightings, and how his "Science Guy" role has evolved

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Fresh off the release of his new podcast, "Science Rules!," Bill Nye unpacks the pressing questions of our day, and how the press is faring in covering them. He talks with Brian Stelter about climate science, dinosaurs, vaccinations, UFOs, and much more.

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May 30 2019

33mins

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Rank #18: January 12, 2020: Twitter war turns into Twitter diplomacy; Bill Weld's view of campaign coverage; Harry and Meghan versus the British tabloids

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Plus, a thought experiment by James Fallows; Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their new book "Tightrope;" and the biggest change about campaign coverage in 2020. James Fallows, John Kirby, Hadas Gold, Bill Weld, Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and Sally Buzbee join Brian Stelter.

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Jan 12 2020

38mins

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Rank #19: Fox suspends Pirro; Rather on covering presidents under pressure; Standing up for tech literacy; Wake-up call about right-wing extremist violence; Attorney for Diana Falzone on status of Fox News NDA; NBC hires YouTube star Lilly Singh for late-night

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March 17, 2019: Dan Rather, Nancy Erika Smith, Katie Rogers, Nayyera Haq, David Zurawik, and Andy Parker join Brian Stelter.

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Mar 17 2019

39mins

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