After the Fact

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“After the Fact” is a podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you—from our environment and the sciences, to larger economic trends and public health. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges, then go behind the facts with nonpartisan analysis and stories.

In each episode, host Dan LeDuc discusses pressing policy issues with featured experts and relevant voices to the conversation. If you like what you hear, we hope you will subscribe to “After the Fact” and share it with others.

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9 Pieces

In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we talk about science—what it is, how it’s conducted and explained to the public, and how it affects our lives.

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9 Pieces

In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we explore diversity in America and how race intersects with research in a range of fields—from public opinion polling to medicine to economics.

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6 Pieces

The latest season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast looks at the innovative solutions some states are developing to meet long-standing problems. From making small loans more affordable for consumers, to improving community flood preparedness, to designing corridors for wildlife to migrate safely across high-traffic roads—protecting animals and drivers—state leaders are working together to tackle big challenges.

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4 Pieces

In a special series, Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast explores the changing nature of the American family—from marriage trends to retirement finances—blending individual and family voices with expert perspectives on trends and their implications.

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4 Pieces

Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast asks a question at the heart of the human experience—how do we learn? And as we continue to live longer than previous generations, what are we discovering to help increase lifelong learning and prepare the workforce of the future?

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3 Pieces

In this three-part series, we explore the decline in local news coverage across America.


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In this virtual event rebroadcast, guests from our “Race and Research” season discuss how the country’s growing diversity is driving a new national...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 50:04
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The battle against the COVID-19 virus seemed almost won, but the delta variant is now responsible for a new surge of cases. In this episode, we tur...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 21:50
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Charita Castro, a social science researcher and ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassadors program,...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2021
  • Length: 17:04
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In this conversation with Fanta Traore, we hear about her work to support and empower Black women in economics, finance, and data science fields th...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 18:32
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In this bonus episode of our “Race and Research” season, we share an extended talk with Dr. Marie Bernard, chief officer for scientific workforce d...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Technology driven by artificial intelligence and other data science will lead to life-changing innovation in the coming years. But much of the hist...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 27:26
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In this episode, we consider the pipeline to the research workforce—higher education. We explore how the university supports undergraduate and grad...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 21:29
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In this episode of our season on race and research, our guests examine the impact of race on economic mobility.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 21:04
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Continuing our look at race and research, we turn to health care. We hear about the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, how to build trust ...

Bought by WHFR


  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 25:27
  • Purchases: 1
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The census shows that the U.S. is growing more diverse racially and ethnically, and reflecting this evolution in research data has become even more...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 22:52