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Let's make sense of the world – together. Join the conversation by leaving us a voicemail at 617-353-0683.

(Liz Linder)
(Liz Linder)

On Point is that now exceedingly rare public space where you hear nuanced explorations of complex topics live and in real time. It’s urgency and timeliness matched with depth. Podcasts, too, are rising as powerful tools for long-format journalism. But by definition, on-demand content is decoupled from the immediacy of the day’s or week’s news.

On Point gives you richness, intelligence, and intensity right now. Plus, it’s live. Hearing things get hashed out in real time is always a thrill. It’s a place where you’re going to learn, you’re going to be challenged, and you’re going to have fun, too.

— Meghna Chakrabarti


On Point is broadcast every weekday on NPR stations around the country. Produced by WBUR in Boston, On Point’s vibrant conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

The show is broadcast live on air from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Monday through Friday, and airs again throughout the day and evening on more than 290 NPR stations coast to coast. The show is also available digitally through WBUR’s website, apps and its online archive, in addition to its regular podcast.

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On Point is broadcast every weekday on NPR stations around the country.
On Point is broadcast every weekday on NPR stations around the country.

Because of the volume of communications we receive, the best way to ensure that we see messages about show content or programming is to send us a message on Twitter, Facebook or at onpoint@wbur.org. We welcome suggestions, criticisms or thoughts on further shows. The staff reads those messages every day.

Join the conversation

Leave a voicemail, be a part of the conversation. Keep an eye on our social media channels for voicemail prompts and questions. To leave a voicemail, call 617-353-0683.

Four things to remember when calling the On Point voicemail box:

1) No Speakerphone: The best sound comes from using a land line telephone. Please use one if it is available. But whether it is a cell phone or land line, please don't put us on speakerphone.

2) Tell us who you are: When leaving a voicemail, please leave your first and last name, where you're from and your phone number. That way we can follow up with you if we have further questions.

3) Tell us why you're calling: Are you calling with an answer to an on-air prompt? A question based off of a social media solicitation? Or, maybe you just have a question about a future show topic? Let us know that. You can also elaborate on any of your answers by sending us an email at onpoint@wbur.org.

4) And if you can't leave a voicemail: You can always record a voice memo on your phone, and send it to us at onpoint@wbur.org. Just make sure to tell us what prompt the voice memo is for in the email description.


Information on how to request a CD of a program that aired on On Point can be found here. We don't produce transcripts, as the cost remains prohibitively expensive for so many hours of programming a week.

For general comments, questions, and/or suggestions about On Point, you may:

Email: onpointnpr@gmail.com

Contact WBUR


Employment opportunities with On Point can be found here, and internship opportunities here.

Information about airing On Point on your station can be found here.

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