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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 real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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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 real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

    'Spymasters' Author Chris Whipple On Presidential Transition, Future Of The CIA

    'Spymasters' Author Chris Whipple On Presidential Transition, Future Of The CIA

    Journalist Chris Whipple speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti about the challenging road ahead for President-elect Joe Biden, restoring the CIA and his new book "The Spymasters."

    • 47 min
    In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

    In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

    What we can learn from Dwight Eisenhower's life and leadership. Susan Eisenhower and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 46 min
    Presidential Transition: What We Know About Biden's Cabinet Picks

    Presidential Transition: What We Know About Biden's Cabinet Picks

    We take a look at who Biden has picked to lead, and what the choices say about the administration that's taking shape. Tyler Pager, Aisha C. Mills and Martha Kumar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    The Problem With Polling — And How To Fix It

    The Problem With Polling — And How To Fix It

    Election 2020 again proved there's a problem with polling. But when it comes to understanding the electorate, are there any better options? We discuss the problems with polling, and how to fix it. Natalie Jackson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    How Right-Wing Media Fuels The Political Divide 

    How Right-Wing Media Fuels The Political Divide 

    Matthew Sheffield started his career as a conservative blogger. He says many Americans don’t understand how powerful right-wing media really is -- or how damaging it is to American democracy. Now, he says he wants to free people from it. Matthew Sheffield, Nicole Hemmer and Eliana Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

    • 47 min
    Radio Diary: 'On Eagle's Wings'

    Radio Diary: 'On Eagle's Wings'

    Earlier this month, Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect. Biden will be the second Catholic president in the nation’s history, and he referenced his Catholic faith by invoking a particular hymn.

    The hymn draws from Psalm 91 in the Bible. But it was composed by Father Jan Michael Joncas, a priest, artist-in-residence and research fellow in Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. We speak with Father Joncas about the story behind 'On Eagle's Wings.'

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Jcuddehe ,

Meghna is a master interviewer

We listen to this show every day. It’s topical and so well crafted. The producers are so adept at pulling it all together. But the real treat is MEGNA. She is funny and honest and so, so smart. And she knows just the right questions to ask to clarify those spaces where the listener hears what is said but may not totally understand it. This is mastery, and makes the shows so satisfying to listen to. And all of that on live radio. She thinks on her feet faster than the speed of light!

swift5544 ,

Went completely downhill after Tom Ashbrook left, hyper liberal

Was a pretty unbiased show since Tom would call out anyone with the perfect follow ups. Now it’s just people in agreement on the borderline radical left with no rebuttals.

instacrat101 ,

Unlistenable

Magma is awful. This podcast has become painful to listen to

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