On Point 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.
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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.

Most Recent Episodes

How the IRS went soft on the ultrawealthy and corporations

A former IRS agent says the agency gives a pass to corporate tax cheats and the super-rich when investigating possible tax crimes.

Have female presidents in Latin America improved women's lives?

Mexico just elected its first female president. Many hope Claudia Scheinbaum will improve the lives of millions of Mexican women. An assessment of female leaders and their impact on women's lives across Latin America.

The Jackpod: Joe Bader Biden?

On Point news analyst Jack Beatty recalls past presidents who have not been transparent about their health, which leads to a question he hopes moderators will ask President Biden at the upcoming CNN debate.

What needs to change about U.S. asylum laws?

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently said that some migrants "do try to game" the U.S. asylum system. What's the evidence for that and, if true, what needs to change to stop it?

Rebroadcast: Half a century of Black TV

From Roots to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Abbott Elementary, Bethonie Butler's new book "Black TV" shows how TV series centered on Black characters have evolved over the past 50 years.

Democracy, resilience and India's elections

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi predicted his BJP party would win a commanding victory in recent elections. But India's 969 million voters had something entirely different in mind.

How the far-right gained traction in this year's EU elections

In this year's European Union elections, far-right parties made gains across many of the EU's 27 countries, including in France, Germany and Italy. What's driving this?

George Stephanopoulos takes us inside the White House Situation Room

George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC's "This Week," and co-host of "Good Morning America," speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti live at WBUR's CitySpace about his new book "The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents In Crisis." Plus, what he's learned from interviewing Donald Trump.

Rebroadcast: Why the past 75 years of human history have been 'an anomaly'

With two wars raging and dynastic power on the rise around the world, the post-1945 world order feels like it's being tested like never before. British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore says its's more like a return to normality.

Rebroadcast: Why the past 75 years of human history have been 'an anomaly'

The Jackpod: A prince of our disorder

On Point news analyst Jack Beatty has been reading "The Age of Grievance" by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. He outlines the ubiquity of grievance in the U.S., and how Donald Trump has captured this to his advantage.