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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

Latest Episodes

Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joins us for a chat about parenting, loss, his many projects and keeping humor alive through a pandemic. Patton Oswalt joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN21 h ago
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Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive

Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?

Working from home has become the norm for some these last few months, but will it endure after the pandemic? We explore the future of the virtual workplace. Cal Newport and Nicholas Bloom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN21 h ago
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Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?

George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change

George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a 29-year-old British spoken word artist. His new podcast is a genre-defying mix of music, poetry, storytelling, and personal narrative. We talk to him about his art, his push for social change and this moment now. George the Poet joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN1 d ago
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George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change

Coronavirus Economy: Using 'Big Data' To Track The Economic Impact Of The Pandemic

Small businesses are struggling. But what communities are hardest hit? Award-winning economist Raj Chetty shares his surprising findings and insight.Raj ChettyandSean Knibb join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN1 d ago
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Coronavirus Economy: Using 'Big Data' To Track The Economic Impact Of The Pandemic

The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling

With the presidential election less than three months away, people are fixated on polls. Biden’s up, Trump is down – but is that really true? We discuss America's polling obsession.Elliott Morris,Nathan Gonzales,Celinda Lake andJack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

45 MIN4 d ago
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The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling

Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

Congress tussles over a stimulus package with a deadline looming. A massive, deadly explosion in Beirut. It’s all in our week in review. Seung Min Kim,Margaret TalevandKat Staffordjoin Anthony Brooks.

47 MIN4 d ago
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Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone

Three hosts of the breakout podcast “Teenager Therapy” give us a peek into their world with a discussion about the pandemic and the state of the nation.Gael Aitor,Mark Hugo and Isaac Hurtado join Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN5 d ago
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The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone

What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

While the Biden wing of the Democratic party bets on centrism, progressives keep scoring wins. We take a look at a party marching in two directions toward November.Kimberly Atkins,Cori Bush,Paul Begala andRep. Rashida Tlaib join Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN5 d ago
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What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

Should The Electoral College Exist?

The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy -- and criticism -- since the nation’s founding. We’ll explain why it endures.Alex Keyssar,Tara Ross and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

47 MIN6 d ago
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Should The Electoral College Exist?

Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge

COVID-19 is surging all over the globe again – even in countries that seemed to achieve the “new normal.” We discuss the current state of the pandemic.Bill Hanage,Luis HernandezandSylvia Poggiolijoin Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN6 d ago
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Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge

Latest Episodes

Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joins us for a chat about parenting, loss, his many projects and keeping humor alive through a pandemic. Patton Oswalt joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN21 h ago
Comments
Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive

Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?

Working from home has become the norm for some these last few months, but will it endure after the pandemic? We explore the future of the virtual workplace. Cal Newport and Nicholas Bloom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN21 h ago
Comments
Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?

George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change

George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a 29-year-old British spoken word artist. His new podcast is a genre-defying mix of music, poetry, storytelling, and personal narrative. We talk to him about his art, his push for social change and this moment now. George the Poet joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN1 d ago
Comments
George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change

Coronavirus Economy: Using 'Big Data' To Track The Economic Impact Of The Pandemic

Small businesses are struggling. But what communities are hardest hit? Award-winning economist Raj Chetty shares his surprising findings and insight.Raj ChettyandSean Knibb join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus Economy: Using 'Big Data' To Track The Economic Impact Of The Pandemic

The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling

With the presidential election less than three months away, people are fixated on polls. Biden’s up, Trump is down – but is that really true? We discuss America's polling obsession.Elliott Morris,Nathan Gonzales,Celinda Lake andJack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

45 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling

Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

Congress tussles over a stimulus package with a deadline looming. A massive, deadly explosion in Beirut. It’s all in our week in review. Seung Min Kim,Margaret TalevandKat Staffordjoin Anthony Brooks.

47 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone

Three hosts of the breakout podcast “Teenager Therapy” give us a peek into their world with a discussion about the pandemic and the state of the nation.Gael Aitor,Mark Hugo and Isaac Hurtado join Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone

What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

While the Biden wing of the Democratic party bets on centrism, progressives keep scoring wins. We take a look at a party marching in two directions toward November.Kimberly Atkins,Cori Bush,Paul Begala andRep. Rashida Tlaib join Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN5 d ago
Comments
What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

Should The Electoral College Exist?

The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy -- and criticism -- since the nation’s founding. We’ll explain why it endures.Alex Keyssar,Tara Ross and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Should The Electoral College Exist?

Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge

COVID-19 is surging all over the globe again – even in countries that seemed to achieve the “new normal.” We discuss the current state of the pandemic.Bill Hanage,Luis HernandezandSylvia Poggiolijoin Anthony Brooks.

46 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge

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