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After the Fact

Welcome to “After the Fact,” a new podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges, then go beyond the facts with nonpartisan analysis and action.

In each episode, you will hear from various experts on a range of topics and pressing policy issues with our host, Dan LeDuc.

Oct 12, 2018

Stat: 70 percent. That’s how many children now born in London have at least one foreign-born parent.


Story: In many ways, the metropolis of London is a microcosm of what’s happening around the globe. People move across borders and flock to urban centers, causing their newfound homes to evolve and adapt. How are...


Sep 28, 2018

Stat: 7 in 10. That’s how many Americans say that debt is a necessity, even though they prefer not to have it.


Story: Ten years after the global financial crisis, we explore Americans’ relationship with debt, and interview Dave Ramsey, the host of his own syndicated radio show, who talks to some 13 million...


Sep 14, 2018

Stat: Four. That’s how many letters in the DNA alphabet make up every living thing.

Story: How does genetic information transmit across generations? While trying to find out, scientists Craig Mello and Andrew Fire quite by accident made a discovery in 1998 that would earn them a Nobel Prize—and pave the way for the...


Sep 7, 2018

Stat: North Atlantic cod have nearly tripled since 2006 to 118,000 tons.
Summary: Overfishing has strained most global fish stocks. But the European Union has made progress bringing back one popular species: North Atlantic cod. The flaky white fish—a British staple when battered and served with chips—has rebounded...


Aug 24, 2018

Stat: 44 percent. The percentage of Americans who think the public doesn’t know enough about science to understand new findings in the news.
Story: Ira Flatow, the host of “Science Friday,” has been with National Public Radio since it went on the air in 1970. Although he knows the public loves science, he’s...