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On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon ET, with listener call-in, from WBUR in Boston, the show airs on more than 210 NPR stations coast to coast. 

Jack Beatty, On Point’s news analyst, appears each Friday on our Week in the News roundtable and on other shows throughout the week.

On Point’s senior producer is Karen Shiffman. Our team of producers includes Julie DiopPien HuangStefano KotsonisAlex Kingsbury, and Sam Gale Rosen.  On Point’s director is Eileen Imada and our technical director is James Ross.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Prisoners go on a nationwide strike to protest what they call “modern-day slavery.” We’ll unpack the fury and the facts.


Amani Sawari, prison strike organizer and spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. (@SawariMi)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.


Alana Semuels, staff writer at The Atlantic. (@AlanaSemuels)

The Role Of The U.S. In Yemen

Aug 22, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

After a reportedly American-made bomb killed dozens of children in Yemen, we’ll take a hard look at U.S. interests, actions and responsibilities in Yemen.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen strikes a plea deal. We’ll get the big picture on what this means for the Mueller investigation and the president. Also, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight charges.


Paula Reid, White House, justice and legal affairs correspondent for CBS News. (@PaulaReidCBS)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?

The Origin Story Of The Gig Economy

Aug 20, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.

What's To Come In The Week Ahead

Aug 20, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

We’ll kick off the week with a look at what’s to come in Washington and around the globe.


Julie Pace, Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press. (@jpaceDC)

This program originally broadcast June 14, 2018, with David Folkenflik. 

Three decades of “The Simpsons.” We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.

Your New Prescription: Empathy

Aug 16, 2018

This program originally broadcast May 1, 2018, with David Folkenflik. 

Compassion may be the cure. Dr. David Rakel shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.

Inspiration Through Procrastination

Aug 15, 2018

This program originally broadcast on March 13, 2018 with Meghna Chakrabarti.

From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway. We’ll talk to two procrastinators: Andrew Santella, the writer of a new book about procrastination, and Tim Urban, whose TED talk on procrastination was one of the most viewed of 2016.