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.

On Point | Podcast WBUR

    • News
    • 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.

    Is it time to abandon the ‘tough love’ approach to addiction?

    Is it time to abandon the ‘tough love’ approach to addiction?

    The number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. is at a record high. Now, more people with addictions are choosing to recover not in a rehab clinic, but at home, surrounded by loved ones.

    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 Ukraine-born journalist on his country's 'battle for survival'

    A Ukraine-born journalist on his country's 'battle for survival'

    This week marks the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For Wall Street Journal correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov, that means two years of stories of resilience and determination. He tells those stories in his new book "Our Enemies Will Vanish."

    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
    Rebroadcast: Can focusing on class instead of race solve our country’s equity issues?

    Rebroadcast: Can focusing on class instead of race solve our country’s equity issues?

    Liberal academic Richard Kahlenberg thinks the only way to truly solve America’s deep inequities is to look at class, not race. "When we focus exclusively on race and ignore the class issues, we are missing a huge part of what makes society unfair in America today."

    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
    Fear, conspiracy, gender: The long legacy of witch trials

    Fear, conspiracy, gender: The long legacy of witch trials

    Secret spells. Magic potions. The world of witchcraft has a powerful cultural hold and a dark history. What do centuries of witch trials teach us? Marion Gibson and Leo Igwe join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    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
    The Jackpod: Saving Rafah

    The Jackpod: Saving Rafah

    On Point news analyst Jack Beatty looks back to 1982 and the presidency of Ronald Reagan as he considers how and why the U.S. should intervene to prevent an Israeli assault on Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city.

    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.

    • 31 min
    A Boeing whistleblower speaks out

    A Boeing whistleblower speaks out

    Ed Pierson is an aviation manager who used to work on Boeing's 737 Max production line. When a door panel blew off an Alaska Airlines flight, Pierson wasn't surprised. A Boeing whistleblower speaks.

    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

Ava.n ,

Breaks

Thank you for the great show.
I wish the breaks were coming after the guest finishes her/his talk, not in the middle of it. It feels disruptive, the speakers and the listeners loose the tread of the talk.

JS from NYC ,

Really really broad definition of what a witch is

The story on witchcraft was kind of dopey. A little definition of what a witch is would’ve helped. How could you talk of a serious issue of 100,000 children in Africa being accused of being witches and also in the same podcast talk about some gen z youtuber looking for views and claiming to be a witch. Two completely different topics. I dont know how you could combine these two.

pcavins915 ,

Love the new host and a longtime fave.

Been listening to this podcast for 10+ years. It's great, and love the mix of news, book reviews, movies news.

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