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

Pod Extra: Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Ed Markey on actions the government ca...

On Point senior editor speaks with Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the actions the federal government could take to improve the airline industry.

Pod Extra: Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Ed Markey on actions the government ca...

Unfriendly skies: Will airline service ever improve?

A pilot shortage exacerbated by pandemic staff cuts and a mandatory retirement age has led to thousands of flight delays and cancellations. After a $50-plus billion bailout during the pandemic, why does airline service seem even worse? William J. McGee joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

How the Supreme Court's EPA ruling will shape government power

The Supreme Court upended 40 years of deference to agencies like the EPA. They've ruled that the EPA can't aggressively regulate carbon emissions. But the ruling could curb the reach of almost every regulatory agency in the country. Christine Todd Whitman, Lisa Graves, Paul DeCamp and Christopher Wright join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rebroadcast: Historian Jon Grinspan on the last time Americans fought for democracy

Rebroadcast: Historian Jon Grinspan says Americans in the past fought to fix democracy. But what does that mean for Americans today? "Many of our problems have, if not identical moments in the past, parallels and similar tendencies in our democracy across time." Jon Grinspan and Jack Beatty joined Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rebroadcast: Historian Jon Grinspan on the last time Americans fought for democracy

Rebroadcast: Who's to blame for America's polarized politics? Tom Nichols says 'All of us'

Who's to blame for America's polarized politics? The government? The media? Special interests? Tom Nichols says the problem is 'all of us.' Tom Nichols and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rebroadcast: Who's to blame for America's polarized politics? Tom Nichols says 'All of us'

What Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony reveals about the truth behind Jan. 6th

As January 6th rioters closed in on the Capitol, the Trump White House did nothing. Cassidy Hutchinson, former senior aide to then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went to Meadows' office and found him scrolling on his phone. Chris Whipple, Alan Rozenshtein and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony reveals about the truth behind Jan. 6th

How the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade will alter the lives of women of color

Unlike when Roe was first decided in the 1970s, women needing abortions now are more likely to be women of color who are already mothers. How will losing access to abortions alter their lives? Kwajelyn Jackson, Fatima Goss Graves and Janai Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade will alter the lives of women of color

In 'An Immense World,' Journalist Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do

What if you could taste the world's electrical fields? Hear vibrations in a leaf? Or see magnetic currents guiding you home? Science writer Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do – through eyes, ears, antennae and more.

In 'An Immense World,' Journalist Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do

Inflation, record-high gas prices, interest hikes: Making sense of our confusing economy

Record-high gas prices. Interest rate hikes. A tight jobs market. Inflation at a 40-year high. We discuss the confusing state of the American economy. Rana Foroohar joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Inflation, record-high gas prices, interest hikes: Making sense of our confusing economy

What we know about the forces behind the Jan. 6th insurrection

The January 6th select committee is continuing to pick apart the events and forces that led up to the attack on the Capitol. After weeks two of hearings, what have we learned about Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election? Andrea Bernstein, Ilya Marritz and Jack Beatty join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

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