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After the Fact

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 with host Dan LeDuc, then go behind the facts with nonpartisan analysis and stories.

Jul 12, 2024

Stat: 41%: The share of adults who experienced high levels of psychological distress at some point during the pandemic.

Story: New studies show that physical touch is vitally important to the human experience. And during the pandemic, many Americans felt the impact of its loss because of quarantines and isolation....

Jun 28, 2024

Stat: 73%: The percentage of U.S. adults who have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in scientists to act in the public’s best interests, according to Pew Research Center

Story: Scientific discovery is essential to advancing society and improving people’s lives. In this series, “From Lab to Life,”...

Jun 21, 2024

Every day, science is improving the world.

A new series from “After the Fact” tells you how. Featuring conversations with scientists from a range of fields, we look at innovative research that’s advancing society and making people’s lives better.

We also learn more about the scientists themselves—personal...

Apr 19, 2024

Stat: 49%: The share of Americans who say the availability of affordable housing in their local community is a major problem, compared to 39% in 2018. 

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

Apr 5, 2024

Stat: 12%: From 2017 to 2022, Minneapolis increased its housing stock by 12% while rents remained flat.

Story: Minneapolis is drawing positive national attention for the city’s approach to curbing soaring housing costs. In this episode, we hear from Meg McMahan and Jason Wittenberg from Minneapolis’ Office...