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On Point

Rank #90 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
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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.

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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

1604 Ratings
Average Ratings
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74
99

Meghna and her guests are wonderful

By waffleninja808 - Sep 29 2018
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On Point has great topical stories and thoughtful coverage.

Not liking the new hosts!

By CLOU52 - Sep 22 2018
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I really liked Tom Ashbrook's veracity and depth many issues.

iTunes Ratings

1604 Ratings
Average Ratings
1150
199
82
74
99

Meghna and her guests are wonderful

By waffleninja808 - Sep 29 2018
Read more

On Point has great topical stories and thoughtful coverage.

Not liking the new hosts!

By CLOU52 - Sep 22 2018
Read more

I really liked Tom Ashbrook's veracity and depth many issues.

Cover image of On Point

On Point

Rank #90 in News & Politics category

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.

Top Episodes

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Rank #1: Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter

Nov 23 2018
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David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.

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Rank #2: Week In The News: Mattis To Retire; Trump, Afghanistan And Syria; Government Spending Bill

Dec 21 2018
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Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February. President Trump decides to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, and an announcement on Afghanistan may come, too. The president puts down a marker — on the wall. The roundtable on the [...]

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Rank #3: Holiday Parties And Family Gatherings Are Just Ahead. Here's How To Handle Conflict

Dec 21 2018
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Conflict resolution expert Priya Parker who works to resolve ethnic strife across the globe and corporate strife in boardrooms takes on the most fraught scenarios: holiday parties and family gatherings. She joins David Folkenflik.

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Rank #4: Doctors Take On Gun Violence, NRA Pushes Back: A New Battle Over Policy

Nov 16 2018
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A major doctors' group demands immediate action on gun violence, calling it a public health crisis. The National Rifle Association demands doctors “stay in their lane.” Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Dr. Sue Bornstein and Lois Beckett join David [...]

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Rank #5: Week In The News: Shutdown Week 5, 2020 Presidential Candidates, Lincoln Memorial Video

Jan 25 2019
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Roger Stone indicted. Another missed paycheck for federal workers, and another week of missing federal services. The 2020 Democratic field grows. Sen. Michael Bennet, Sahil Kapur, Darlene Superville and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #6: Year In The News: Mueller Investigation, Kavanaugh Hearings, Parkland Shooting And More

Dec 28 2018
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We look back at a big year in the news. The top stories and where they’re heading next. Catherine Rampell, Jeff Pegues and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #7: Week In The News: Election Recounts, Trump Cabinet, CNN's Lawsuit, California Fires

Nov 16 2018
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Midterm recounts and results. CNN sues Trump. A Cabinet shakeup looms. Melania's fight in the White House. California on fire. Ed O'Keefe, Julie Mason and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #8: Week In The News: Cohen, Manafort, G-20, Yemen, Russia-Ukraine Clash

Nov 30 2018
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Cohen pleads guilty. Deep job cuts at GM. Lies and Paul Manafort. Russia and Ukraine skirmishes at sea. The roundtable swims in choppy waters. Kimberly Atkins, Kathy Gilsinan and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #9: What If The Way We Think About Freedom And Equality Is All Wrong?

Jan 24 2019
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Are freedom and equality always at odds? Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes the case that we're thinking about this wrong, and lays out how to have more of both. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #10: Week In The News: Sessions Out, Election Results In, California Shooting And More

Nov 09 2018
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The midterm elections hand the Senate to Republicans, the House to Democrats and a headache to the President. Jeff Sessions is out. And the mass shooting in California. Craig Gilbert, Shawna Thomas and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #11: 'The Burnout Generation': Millennials And The Mindset Of 'Working All The Time'

Jan 14 2019
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Debt, uncertain work, unrealistic expectations – are millennials turning into the burnout generation? Anne Helen Petersen and Tiana Clark join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #12: Inside 'Nano-Influencers' — The Instagram Accounts Pushing Products In Your Feed

Nov 29 2018
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People you know are getting paid to push products on social media. We’ll look at the rise of nano-influencers. Sapna Maheshwari, Kelsey Rosenberg, Mae Karwowski and Nicole Nguyen join Jane Clayson.

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Rank #13: A Closer Look At Traditional Parenting Advice: Do We Really Know What We're Doing?

Jan 04 2019
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Jennifer Traig, a frazzled Ph.D. with two kids and a wicked sense of humor, takes stock of all the parenting advice she’s encountered: the good, bad and really out there. She and Carvell Wallace join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #14: Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs

Jan 18 2019
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Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

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Rank #15: State Of The Union: The Takeaways, Reactions — And The Direction Of The U.S.

Feb 06 2019
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The State of the Union. President Trump’s telling, his push and the Democrats’ reply. Shawna Thomas and Michael Crowley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #16: 'Inheritance': When DNA Genealogy Shakes Our Identity, Foundation To The Core

Jan 31 2019
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A big meditation on the meaning of ancestry and family. Dani Shapiro, author of the celebrated new book "Inheritance," joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #17: 'The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes': Precious Resources In Peril

Nov 09 2018
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Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. David Folkenflik explores the allure of the Great Lakes – and the perils facing them – with Dan Egan.

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Rank #18: Sen. Mitch McConnell: The Man In The Middle Of The Government Shutdown

Jan 15 2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the legislative arsenal to end the  shutdown. So, why isn’t he? We’ll look at why McConnell is sitting this one out. Alec MacGillis and Jasmine Farrier join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #19: Documenting The Abuse Of Power And Privilege Through TV And Film

Nov 30 2018
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The abuse of power. New films and TV shows are taking on this charged topic. David Folkenflik speaks with Blair Foster and Alexis Bloom, who directed two of them — one on Bill Clinton, and another on Roger Ailes, respectively.

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Rank #20: Actor-Writer-Director Ethan Hawke, In What Might Be His Biggest Year Yet

Dec 27 2018
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Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Rank #1: Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter

Podcast cover
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David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.

Nov 23 2018
46 mins
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Rank #2: Week In The News: Mattis To Retire; Trump, Afghanistan And Syria; Government Spending Bill

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Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February. President Trump decides to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, and an announcement on Afghanistan may come, too. The president puts down a marker — on the wall. The roundtable on the [...]

Dec 21 2018
46 mins
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Rank #3: Holiday Parties And Family Gatherings Are Just Ahead. Here's How To Handle Conflict

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Conflict resolution expert Priya Parker who works to resolve ethnic strife across the globe and corporate strife in boardrooms takes on the most fraught scenarios: holiday parties and family gatherings. She joins David Folkenflik.

Dec 21 2018
46 mins
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Rank #4: Doctors Take On Gun Violence, NRA Pushes Back: A New Battle Over Policy

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A major doctors' group demands immediate action on gun violence, calling it a public health crisis. The National Rifle Association demands doctors “stay in their lane.” Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Dr. Sue Bornstein and Lois Beckett join David [...]

Nov 16 2018
47 mins
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Rank #5: Week In The News: Shutdown Week 5, 2020 Presidential Candidates, Lincoln Memorial Video

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Roger Stone indicted. Another missed paycheck for federal workers, and another week of missing federal services. The 2020 Democratic field grows. Sen. Michael Bennet, Sahil Kapur, Darlene Superville and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 25 2019
46 mins
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Rank #6: Year In The News: Mueller Investigation, Kavanaugh Hearings, Parkland Shooting And More

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We look back at a big year in the news. The top stories and where they’re heading next. Catherine Rampell, Jeff Pegues and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Dec 28 2018
46 mins
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Rank #7: Week In The News: Election Recounts, Trump Cabinet, CNN's Lawsuit, California Fires

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Midterm recounts and results. CNN sues Trump. A Cabinet shakeup looms. Melania's fight in the White House. California on fire. Ed O'Keefe, Julie Mason and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Nov 16 2018
46 mins
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Rank #8: Week In The News: Cohen, Manafort, G-20, Yemen, Russia-Ukraine Clash

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Cohen pleads guilty. Deep job cuts at GM. Lies and Paul Manafort. Russia and Ukraine skirmishes at sea. The roundtable swims in choppy waters. Kimberly Atkins, Kathy Gilsinan and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Nov 30 2018
46 mins
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Rank #9: What If The Way We Think About Freedom And Equality Is All Wrong?

Podcast cover
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Are freedom and equality always at odds? Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes the case that we're thinking about this wrong, and lays out how to have more of both. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 24 2019
47 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: Week In The News: Sessions Out, Election Results In, California Shooting And More

Podcast cover
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The midterm elections hand the Senate to Republicans, the House to Democrats and a headache to the President. Jeff Sessions is out. And the mass shooting in California. Craig Gilbert, Shawna Thomas and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Nov 09 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: 'The Burnout Generation': Millennials And The Mindset Of 'Working All The Time'

Podcast cover
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Debt, uncertain work, unrealistic expectations – are millennials turning into the burnout generation? Anne Helen Petersen and Tiana Clark join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 14 2019
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: Inside 'Nano-Influencers' — The Instagram Accounts Pushing Products In Your Feed

Podcast cover
Read more

People you know are getting paid to push products on social media. We’ll look at the rise of nano-influencers. Sapna Maheshwari, Kelsey Rosenberg, Mae Karwowski and Nicole Nguyen join Jane Clayson.

Nov 29 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: A Closer Look At Traditional Parenting Advice: Do We Really Know What We're Doing?

Podcast cover
Read more

Jennifer Traig, a frazzled Ph.D. with two kids and a wicked sense of humor, takes stock of all the parenting advice she’s encountered: the good, bad and really out there. She and Carvell Wallace join David Folkenflik.

Jan 04 2019
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs

Podcast cover
Read more

Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 18 2019
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: State Of The Union: The Takeaways, Reactions — And The Direction Of The U.S.

Podcast cover
Read more

The State of the Union. President Trump’s telling, his push and the Democrats’ reply. Shawna Thomas and Michael Crowley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 06 2019
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: 'Inheritance': When DNA Genealogy Shakes Our Identity, Foundation To The Core

Podcast cover
Read more

A big meditation on the meaning of ancestry and family. Dani Shapiro, author of the celebrated new book "Inheritance," joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 31 2019
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: 'The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes': Precious Resources In Peril

Podcast cover
Read more

Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. David Folkenflik explores the allure of the Great Lakes – and the perils facing them – with Dan Egan.

Nov 09 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: Sen. Mitch McConnell: The Man In The Middle Of The Government Shutdown

Podcast cover
Read more

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the legislative arsenal to end the  shutdown. So, why isn’t he? We’ll look at why McConnell is sitting this one out. Alec MacGillis and Jasmine Farrier join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 15 2019
47 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: Documenting The Abuse Of Power And Privilege Through TV And Film

Podcast cover
Read more

The abuse of power. New films and TV shows are taking on this charged topic. David Folkenflik speaks with Blair Foster and Alexis Bloom, who directed two of them — one on Bill Clinton, and another on Roger Ailes, respectively.

Nov 30 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Actor-Writer-Director Ethan Hawke, In What Might Be His Biggest Year Yet

Podcast cover
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Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 27 2018
47 mins
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