Cover image of On Point
(2326)

Rank #95 in News category

News

On Point

Updated 2 days ago

Rank #95 in News category

News
Read more

Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

Read more

Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

iTunes Ratings

2326 Ratings
Average Ratings
1542
306
194
130
154

Near Constant Interruptions

By Nomnomnomnomnomnom - May 25 2020
Read more
I really really want to like this show, but one of the hosts constantly interrupts guests and it’s gotten to the point where I can no longer listen. What’s the point of inviting guests into the show if you’re only going to give them a short opportunity to explain their points before interrupting them? I listen to podcasts to listen to stories and ideas that are explained at a reasonable pace, not to get frustrated on the guests’ behalf.

Used to enjoy

By W1lLS. - May 19 2020
Read more
I used to enjoy listening to the variety of topics that this show uses to cover. That said, I haven’t listened to the show in over a month and a half. I understand that coverage of the current illness going on is important but making it your only topic is a bit much. Even during political turmoil this show used to find time to talk about something else, sports, entertainment, art, and so on. Now every single topic is hooked back to the virus, sometimes shoehorned into the topic. At least there’s still Fresh Air.

iTunes Ratings

2326 Ratings
Average Ratings
1542
306
194
130
154

Near Constant Interruptions

By Nomnomnomnomnomnom - May 25 2020
Read more
I really really want to like this show, but one of the hosts constantly interrupts guests and it’s gotten to the point where I can no longer listen. What’s the point of inviting guests into the show if you’re only going to give them a short opportunity to explain their points before interrupting them? I listen to podcasts to listen to stories and ideas that are explained at a reasonable pace, not to get frustrated on the guests’ behalf.

Used to enjoy

By W1lLS. - May 19 2020
Read more
I used to enjoy listening to the variety of topics that this show uses to cover. That said, I haven’t listened to the show in over a month and a half. I understand that coverage of the current illness going on is important but making it your only topic is a bit much. Even during political turmoil this show used to find time to talk about something else, sports, entertainment, art, and so on. Now every single topic is hooked back to the virus, sometimes shoehorned into the topic. At least there’s still Fresh Air.
Cover image of On Point

On Point

Latest release on Jun 03, 2020

Read more

Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

Rank #1: What We Learn From FDR's New Deal

Podcast cover
Read more

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #2: The Future Of Retail: How The Coronavirus Will Change Shopping Habits

Podcast cover
Read more

As states across the U.S. begin to get back to business — not as usual, but in phases — we take a look at the evolving retail landscape and how people will shop in a post-pandemic world. Nathaniel Meyersohn, Doug Stephens, Barbara Kahn and Neela Montgomery join Jane Clayson.

May 01 2020

46mins

Play

Rank #3: What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak

Podcast cover
Read more

It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 15 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #4: The CDC And The Pandemic: A Look Inside The Public Health Agency

Podcast cover
Read more

The CDC was once one of the most respected public health agencies in the world. Now, it's barely visible in the middle of a pandemic. So what happened? Charles Seife, Dr. Pierre Rollin and Richard Besser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28 2020

46mins

Play

Rank #5: Flying In A Pandemic: How Coronavirus Will Change The Airline Industry

Podcast cover
Read more

The airline industry faces its greatest crisis yet with the pandemic wiping out most travel. When will we feel safe flying again? Phil LeBeau, Barry Biffle, Sara Nelson and Christine Negroni join Jane Clayson.

May 08 2020

46mins

Play

Rank #6: Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study

Podcast cover
Read more

As 50 states prepare to partially reopen, a new study shows that lockdown delays cost thousands of deaths. We pick up that and more in our week in review. Toluse Olorunnipa, Jeanna Smialek and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

May 22 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #7: What Do The Inspector General Firings Say About American Democracy?

Podcast cover
Read more

The president has fired at least five inspectors general. It may be his right, but what does it say about political accountability and American democracy? Joel Brenner, Norm Ornstein and Charles Sykes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #8: Epidemiologists Answer Your Latest Questions About The Coronavirus Pandemic

Podcast cover
Read more

A new report considers evidence that possibly suggests the coronavirus was circulating outside of China as early as late last year. We talk to epidemiologists about how that changes what we know about the virus. Bill Hanage, Tara C. Smith and Angela Rasmussen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 07 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #9: Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression

Podcast cover
Read more

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 18 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #10: How Coronavirus Will Change City Life

Podcast cover
Read more

Past pandemics changed the way of life in cities around the world. We look at how city features were inspired by history's worst disease outbreaks. Brian Melican and Kimberly Dowdell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 06 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #11: Week In The News: Unemployment Rises, More States Open Up, Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Podcast cover
Read more

More than 30 million Americans without work, more states starting to open up and health experts warning of another wave of infections. We discuss the week's top stories in our news roundtable. Errin Haines, Ben White and Sarah Kliff join Jane Clayson.

May 01 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #12: In A Pandemic, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Podcast cover
Read more

What day is it again? Has it been a year since February? Or a day? We take a look at the science behind how the pandemic is warping our sense of time. Carlo Rovelli and Peter Ulric Tse join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 30 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #13: Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis

Podcast cover
Read more

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #14: Week In The News: CDC Guide Shelved, Economy Latest, Coronavirus Task Force To Continue

Podcast cover
Read more

The Trump administration and the coronavirus task force. Businesses and states ask for more relief. The news roundtable is here. Paula Reid, Rick Berke and Amara Omeokwe join Jane Clayson.

May 08 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #15: A (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing

Podcast cover
Read more

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 11 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #16: Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?

Podcast cover
Read more

The U.S. Postal Service could run out of cash by the end of September. Now the agency faces a battle over government funding and privatization. We take a look at what's at stake. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Natasha Patterson, Chris Edwards and Lisa Rein join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 20 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #17: What The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Says About America's Role On The World Stage

Podcast cover
Read more

Historian Timothy Garton Ash says the U.S. was his “shining city on the hill.” But now he feels a desperate sadness. We’ll hear this European’s elegy for an American ideal. Timothy Garton Ash, Catherine De Vries and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 05 2020

46mins

Play

Rank #18: Inside Navajo Nation's Fight Against Coronavirus

Podcast cover
Read more

Native American communities have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear how they’re responding. Tyrone Whitehorse, Krista Allen and Dr. Michelle Tom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26 2020

47mins

Play

Rank #19: Baseball's Coronavirus Return

Podcast cover
Read more

We look at what’s fair and foul in Major League Baseball’s proposal to return to the field this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Passan, Doug Glanville, Jason Gay and Bob Costas join Jane Clayson.

May 22 2020

47mins

Play

Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles: Telling The Stories Of Protesters In These Cities

Podcast cover
Read more

As protests continue across the United States, we check in directly with Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Atlanta to get the latest. Angela Davis, Rose Scott and Sandy Banks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03 2020

46mins

Play

Amid George Floyd Protests, Pandemic: Where Election 2020 Stands

Podcast cover
Read more

Racism and police brutality on the ballot. What messages are black Americans sending to politicians about what they want in November? Rashad Robinson, Cleve Wootson and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03 2020

46mins

Play

How To Talk To Your Kids About Race, Racism And Police Violence

Podcast cover
Read more

How should parents talk with their children about all they're seeing and experiencing right now? We get some good advice. Christian Cooper, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02 2020

47mins

Play

What The George Floyd Protests Reveal About Policing In The U.S.

Podcast cover
Read more

Protests erupt against police brutality and use of force. In many cities, police are responding with even more force. We look at what it means about policing in America. Jeh Johnson, Jamiles Lartey, Jane Castor and Edward Maguire join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02 2020

47mins

Play

Death Of George Floyd: A Long History Of Racism And Policing In America

Podcast cover
Read more

Last week, a white woman called the police on a black birdwatcher in Central Park and police killed a black man in Minneapolis. We talk about how the two events are tied together by a history of racism and policing in America. Stephen Henderson, Errin Haines and Katheryn Russell-Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01 2020

47mins

Play

The Media's Coverage Of The George Floyd Protests Against Police Brutality

Podcast cover
Read more

We discuss the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, and how the media is covering, framing, and often becoming part of the story. Michele Norris and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01 2020

46mins

Play

Online Treatments, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic

Podcast cover
Read more

We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering. Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Joseph Lee and MJ Gottlieb join Jane Clayson.

May 29 2020

46mins

Play

Week In The News: Death Of George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Coronavirus Death Toll

Podcast cover
Read more

American COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000. And protests erupt over the death of George Floyd. Our weekly roundtable digs into the week’s news. Kimberly Atkins, Eugene Scott and Anita Kumar join Jane Clayson.

May 29 2020

47mins

Play

So What's School Going To Look Like In The Fall?

Podcast cover
Read more

As the disrupted school year winds down, educators, parents and students look toward an uncertain fall. What will school look like next year? Luvelle Brown, Randi Weingarten and Dimitri Christakis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28 2020

47mins

Play

The CDC And The Pandemic: A Look Inside The Public Health Agency

Podcast cover
Read more

The CDC was once one of the most respected public health agencies in the world. Now, it's barely visible in the middle of a pandemic. So what happened? Charles Seife, Dr. Pierre Rollin and Richard Besser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28 2020

46mins

Play

What We Learn From FDR's New Deal

Podcast cover
Read more

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27 2020

47mins

Play

What Do The Inspector General Firings Say About American Democracy?

Podcast cover
Read more

The president has fired at least five inspectors general. It may be his right, but what does it say about political accountability and American democracy? Joel Brenner, Norm Ornstein and Charles Sykes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27 2020

47mins

Play

Inside Navajo Nation's Fight Against Coronavirus

Podcast cover
Read more

Native American communities have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear how they’re responding. Tyrone Whitehorse, Krista Allen and Dr. Michelle Tom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26 2020

47mins

Play

How State-By-State Coronavirus Measures Create A 'Patchwork Pandemic'

Podcast cover
Read more

“A patchwork pandemic” -- that’s how science writer Ed Yong describes what’s likely to happen as states deal with COVID-19 in their own ways. We discuss that and why that makes the outbreak harder to control. Ed Yong joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26 2020

46mins

Play

Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis

Podcast cover
Read more

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25 2020

47mins

Play

Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online

Podcast cover
Read more

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25 2020

47mins

Play

Baseball's Coronavirus Return

Podcast cover
Read more

We look at what’s fair and foul in Major League Baseball’s proposal to return to the field this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Passan, Doug Glanville, Jason Gay and Bob Costas join Jane Clayson.

May 22 2020

47mins

Play

Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study

Podcast cover
Read more

As 50 states prepare to partially reopen, a new study shows that lockdown delays cost thousands of deaths. We pick up that and more in our week in review. Toluse Olorunnipa, Jeanna Smialek and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

May 22 2020

47mins

Play

Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn

Podcast cover
Read more

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21 2020

47mins

Play

The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

Podcast cover
Read more

17 years ago, the world was facing a different mysterious, viral respiratory disease. Dr. Ali Khan tells us what we should have learned from SARS. Dr. Ali Khan joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21 2020

47mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

2326 Ratings
Average Ratings
1542
306
194
130
154

Near Constant Interruptions

By Nomnomnomnomnomnom - May 25 2020
Read more
I really really want to like this show, but one of the hosts constantly interrupts guests and it’s gotten to the point where I can no longer listen. What’s the point of inviting guests into the show if you’re only going to give them a short opportunity to explain their points before interrupting them? I listen to podcasts to listen to stories and ideas that are explained at a reasonable pace, not to get frustrated on the guests’ behalf.

Used to enjoy

By W1lLS. - May 19 2020
Read more
I used to enjoy listening to the variety of topics that this show uses to cover. That said, I haven’t listened to the show in over a month and a half. I understand that coverage of the current illness going on is important but making it your only topic is a bit much. Even during political turmoil this show used to find time to talk about something else, sports, entertainment, art, and so on. Now every single topic is hooked back to the virus, sometimes shoehorned into the topic. At least there’s still Fresh Air.