About On Topic

“On Topic” is a podcast that provides a weekly in-depth look at a topic that helps us understand the week’s news. Our topics can’t be covered properly in a five-minute television segment or a 280-character tweet, so we bring in experts to explain the topic in a dialogue with host Renato Mariotti.

We often cover legal topics, because Renato is a practicing lawyer and a legal analyst, but we have brought in diverse guests including a U.S. Senator, the former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and the founder of Moms Demand Action. Patti Vasquez joins us for most episodes and she offers a unique perspective as a comedian, talk show host, and activist. We often incorporate questions from listeners, so submit one today!