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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.

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...


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...