Let's make sense of the world – together.

(Liz Linder)
(Liz Linder)

On Point is a 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

Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world. Each show is a deeply researched, beautifully produced hour. Listeners will learn, be challenged — and have some fun, too. Produced by WBUR in Boston, distributed by American Public Media.

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 300 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 stations around the country.

The On Point VoxPop App

Each week, we'll post questions about upcoming On Point shows. To share your story in broadcast quality, download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

How to use VoxPop

To respond to a question, simply jump into the app, press that red record button, and leave your message for our staff. (And be sure to turn on notifications so you never miss a question!)
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