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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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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Montana has been rapidly attracting new residents for more than a decade and during the COVID-19 pandemic the pace only accelerated. Housing prices...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 21:14
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Minneapolis is drawing positive national attention for the city’s approach to curbing soaring housing costs. In this episode, we hear about the cit...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 18:51
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Putting a roof over their heads is a struggle for many Americans. Rising house prices, restrictive zoning, increasing rents, and a lack of small mo...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2024
  • Length: 17:34
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In just a few years, from 2019 to 2022, the national median sale price for a single-family home increased by 25%. And the rising costs of buying an...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 16:27
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A majority of Americans say partisan fighting gets too much attention while important issues facing the country get too little. In the final episod...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 18:40
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Social media plays a significant role in society, but data shows that most Americans believe it negatively affects our democracy and contributes to...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 20:19
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Political polarization has become overwhelming for the majority of Americans, with most agreeing that more attention is being paid to partisan figh...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 21:52
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During times of increased polarization and increasing stresses on democracy, researchers are studying how to break down partisan divides and addres...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 20:14
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Philadelphia is Pew’s hometown and in this episode, Donna Frisby-Greenwood, who directs the organization’s work in the city, talks about Pew’s lega...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 14:10
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A vibrant democracy requires a government responsive to the people it serves. And although polls show strong dissatisfaction with American democrac...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2023
  • Length: 20:03