On Point

Weekdays at 9 a.m.
  • Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Washington at a time of heightened tension between the two NATO allies. We ask where the relationship is headed.


Matt Karnitschnig, chief Europe correspondent for Politico Europe. (@MKarnitschnig)

The new movie about Harriet Tubman. Historians tell us her real life was more incredible than what’s shown on the big screen.


Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Author of “She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.” (@ericaadunbar)

Public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry are set to begin. We talk with top reporters about who the American people are likely to hear from, and what effect the hearings might have.


Paula Reid, CBS News White House correspondent focusing on the Justice Department and legal affairs. (@PaulaReidCBS)

A conversation with the master of the historical spy novel, Alan Furst.

Jeff Sessions running for Senate. Top diplomat now recalls quid pro quo on Ukraine aid. Takeaway from state elections. The Supreme Court takes up the Clean Water Act. The roundable is here.


Karen Tumulty, Washington Post columnist who covers national politics. (@ktumulty)

Here’s an idea that will never work: replace brick-and-mortar video stores with DVDs in the mail. Well, it worked. We talk with Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph.


Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix. Author of “That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea.” (@mbrandolph)

The four leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 hunt are white. What do they need to do to earn the support of black voters? We ask Rashad Robinson, host of the “Voting While Black” podcast.

High-tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric and our minds, according to Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar. She’s with us.

We look at what state election results tell us about the power of President Trump.


Phillip M. Bailey, politics reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. (@phillipmbailey)

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, says, “Nationalism shouldn’t be a dirty word.” And he blames the right and the left for smearing the term’s true meaning.