Dec 7, 2018
Stat: 21. The number of African countries where manatees live.
Story: If you’ve ever seen a manatee, chances are you were in Florida, where these aquatic relatives of the elephant may have poked their faces above the water’s surface to get a look at you. But this episode’s guest studies manatees few have ever...
Nov 21, 2018
Stat: 39 percent. That’s how many Americans say
they are highly religious.
Story: When asked about their religion, most Americans identify with a traditional faith: Christianity, Judaism, Islam. But the Pew Research Center recently looked beyond familiar classifications and analyzed patterns of American beliefs...
Nov 9, 2018
Stat: $764 billion. That’s how much the arts
contribute to the U.S. economy each year.
Story: The creative process for artists can seem mysterious—what sparks an artist’s initial idea and how does that idea become reality? Host Dan LeDuc talks to Pew Arts Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning...
Oct 26, 2018
Stat: 61 percent. That’s how many voters say
they’re enthusiastic about voting in November.
Story: Traditionally, voters don’t flock to the polls for the midterm elections. But this year, the Pew Research Center has found that voters are more enthusiastic about voting than at any point during midterms in the past...
Oct 19, 2018
Stat: 7 out of 10 babies born in London have at
least one parent who wasn’t.
Story: London is on track to exceed 9 million people in three years and most of the new babies there have at least one foreign-born parent. One area in particular is emblematic of these changing world demographics: Brixton. Host Dan LeDuc...