300 episodes

Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and everyday people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.

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    • 4.2 • 3.3K Ratings

Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and everyday people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.

    How to move from languishing to flourishing

    How to move from languishing to flourishing

    Languishing. That feeling of a lack of motivation or direction. Most people feel a sense of languishing at some point in their lives. So how do we move from languishing to flourishing? Sociologist Corey Keyes has spent his career trying to find the answer.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 47 min
    A roadmap to better health for women

    A roadmap to better health for women

    Physician Dr. Sharon Malone is on a mission to help women better manage their health in the American health care system. Her No. 1 tip from her book 'Grown Woman Talk' -- Be your best advocate.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 46 min
    The Jackpod: The haunting relevance of D-Day

    The Jackpod: The haunting relevance of D-Day

    On Point news analyst Jack Beatty recalls a 1984 speech by President Reagan outlining the importance of allies and collective security.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 32 min
    Your data, the U.S. government and the 'new American surveillance state'

    Your data, the U.S. government and the 'new American surveillance state'

    Your exact location, what apps you use, the last thing you bought online. Your data is for sale – and the U.S. government is buying it. Byron Tau joins Deborah Becker.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 46 min
    The ethical dilemma of involuntary mental health treatment

    The ethical dilemma of involuntary mental health treatment

    Several states have changed policy in recent years to make involuntary commitment easier for people with severe mental illnesses. But forced treatment still raises civil rights questions, with some saying it can harm patients.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 47 min
    Battleground: How the outcome of the Ohio Senate race affects us all

    Battleground: How the outcome of the Ohio Senate race affects us all

    The 2024 Ohio senate contest could determine the balance of power in of the U.S. senate. What’s at stake in Ohio?
    Karen Kasler, Christopher Devine and Tim Ryan join Anthony Brooks.

    About:

    On Point is WBUR’s award-winning, daily public radio show and podcast. Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

KahekiliTennessee ,

Thanks!! for show on Poland’s Democratic Resurgence March 7th

Not only encouraging for those of worried about the rise of authoritarianism around the world, but a great recounting of Poland’s political history since Soviet era thru Solidarity Union to now providing good context for understanding. Much needed right now

alicialecroix ,

Great program

Excellent podcast with relevant topics. I enjoy the host tremendously. She has a lovely voice and asks smart questions. lol s of interesting guests.

Anna Zanfei ,

Five stars

Highly recommend! One of the best podcasts! Clear, perfectly structured, great host, great correspondents! If you like listening to clear, factual discussions about important issues this podcast is the right one for you. I really enjoyed listening to the 5 episodes about populism. Thanks to the host!!! Added today: Jack Beatty would make a great professor. He is inspiring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in explaining complex concepts by breaking them down for us and adding anecdotes that have a funny side.

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