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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.

Customer Reviews

Best NPR news/current events broadcast

On Point is the most relevant and interesting NPR show. Tom Ashbrook does not let people get by with simple answers - he asks dificult questions and attempts to get beyond the rhetorical answers. Take the time and listen.

The name says it all

What an aptly named news program-- Tom Ashbrook gives the program a brisk enough pace--by keeping the discussion, comments, and callers "on point"-- that each podcast seems very tidy and tight. A unique quality of the host is that he listens and reacts to guests comments, rather than just posing questions, and summarizes the comments for the listener. For in-depth discussion of current topics, On Point offers a balanced and very interesting program. The plethora of topics and available podcasts is a plus. Excellent.


This is one of the best podcasts out there. It is so refreshing to hear a more balanced, educated, and respectful approach to news and opinions, rather that the bullies over at FOX News. I would say that the host, Tom Ashbrook, tends to lean to the Democratic or Liberal side. However, he plays a great mediator hitting both sides of the issues. Guests holding contrasting views on topics are given ample time to make their case and give support. Great show for everyone to check out!!!

On Point
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  • Category: News & Politics
  • Language: English

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