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After the Fact

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After the Fact
After the Fact

After the Fact

The Pew Charitable Trusts

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

Latest Episodes

Coming Soon—‘The Future of Learning’: A Four-Part Series

Story: In this special series on learning, guest host Ray Suarez will examine the latest developments in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, explore workforce trends, and share inspiring stories from people on the journey to becoming lifelong learners.

2 MIN6 d ago
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Coming Soon—‘The Future of Learning’: A Four-Part Series

Student Loans: Who Is Struggling to Pay and Why?

Stat: 1 million—the number of Americans who default on student loan payments each year. Story: More Americans are seeking higher education, which means more people are taking on—and struggling with—student loan debt. For one first-generation college graduate, the complex repayment system proved overwhelming. We share her story and talk to Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Eric Kelderman and Pew researcher Sarah Sattelmeyer about key challenges and potential solutions to help keep borrowers on

18 MIN2 w ago
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Student Loans: Who Is Struggling to Pay and Why?

Event Rebroadcast: Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on the Opioid Epidemic

Stat: 130. Opioid use disorder is responsible for approximately 130 overdose deaths a day in America. Story: One of the biggest health threats facing Americans today is opioid use disorder, with an overdose-related death occurring every 11 minutes. In this rebroadcast of a conversation at Pew with Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, learn more about this public health challenge and how we can save lives.

39 MINSEP 19
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Event Rebroadcast: Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on the Opioid Epidemic

Scientists at Work: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite You?

100 million—The number of people infected each year by a disease transmitted through a mosquito bite. Story: In our latest “Scientists at Work” episode, 2015 Pew biomedical scholar Lindy McBride discusses her research on one of the peskiest and deadliest insects on the planet: the mosquito. Listen in as we learn the facts about mosquitoes and why you may be more susceptible than other people to their bites.

14 MINSEP 4
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Scientists at Work: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite You?

Fan Favorite No. 3—"The State of the American Dream”

Story: Our final installment of “After the Fact” fan favorites comes via the West Coast. Steven Bliss of the Public Policy Institute of California selected our first podcast, on the state of the American Dream. Researcher Erin Currier describes the financial hardships facing many families at a time when most people are just happy to make ends meet rather than move up the economic ladder (Episode 1).

17 MINAUG 21
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Fan Favorite No. 3—"The State of the American Dream”

Fan Favorite No. 2—“Save the Sharks”

Story: “After the Fact” fan favorites continue in August with our second selection. This week, Fred Dews, host of “Brookings Cafeteria,” chose our episode on the plight of endangered sharks and some of their unlikely champions (Episode 32). South African Paralympian Achmat Hassiem and Pew’s Debbie Salamone were attacked by sharks but now are advocates for their conservation.

23 MINAUG 16
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Fan Favorite No. 2—“Save the Sharks”

Fan Favorite No. 1—"Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deepfakes”

Story: “After the Fact” has asked a few special guests to share their favorite episodes of the podcast throughout August. This week, Elaine Bowman, vice president of human resources for The Pew Charitable Trusts, picked our conversation on deepfakes (Episode 47) with Berkeley Professor Hany Farid (formerly of Dartmouth College) as her favorite.

20 MINAUG 6
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Fan Favorite No. 1—"Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deepfakes”

Coming Soon—Fan Favorites

Story: This month, “After the Fact” has asked a few special guests to share their favorite episodes of the podcast. Tune in throughout August to hear some of these “fan favorites” from our archives.

46 sAUG 6
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Coming Soon—Fan Favorites

Scientists at Work: Exploring Chilean Patagonia’s Fjords

Stat: 80,000. Chilean Patagonia has more than 80,000 kilometers of coastline, the longest in the world. Story: In the latest installment of our “Scientists at Work” series, Pew marine fellow Vreni Häussermann talks about Chilean Patagonia’s ecosystem. The region is a near-pristine wilderness like no other—but this mostly unexplored wilderness is at risk. Häussermann hopes her research will help support efforts to secure a sustainable future for Chilean Patagonia and the marine life in its fjord

19 MINJUL 22
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Scientists at Work: Exploring Chilean Patagonia’s Fjords

Setting the Records Straight: Your Digital Health

Stat: 96 percent. Nearly all of America’s hospitals used electronic health records as of 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Story: Medical records have gone digital—a change that promises to make health care more efficient and accessible. But as with any technology, there are glitches. Files could be mismatched, and a typo could lead to a dosing error. In this episode, hear how doctors and experts are working to make electronic health records safer and easier to use.

17 MINJUL 10
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Setting the Records Straight: Your Digital Health

Latest Episodes

Coming Soon—‘The Future of Learning’: A Four-Part Series

Story: In this special series on learning, guest host Ray Suarez will examine the latest developments in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, explore workforce trends, and share inspiring stories from people on the journey to becoming lifelong learners.

2 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Coming Soon—‘The Future of Learning’: A Four-Part Series

Student Loans: Who Is Struggling to Pay and Why?

Stat: 1 million—the number of Americans who default on student loan payments each year. Story: More Americans are seeking higher education, which means more people are taking on—and struggling with—student loan debt. For one first-generation college graduate, the complex repayment system proved overwhelming. We share her story and talk to Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Eric Kelderman and Pew researcher Sarah Sattelmeyer about key challenges and potential solutions to help keep borrowers on

18 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Student Loans: Who Is Struggling to Pay and Why?

Event Rebroadcast: Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on the Opioid Epidemic

Stat: 130. Opioid use disorder is responsible for approximately 130 overdose deaths a day in America. Story: One of the biggest health threats facing Americans today is opioid use disorder, with an overdose-related death occurring every 11 minutes. In this rebroadcast of a conversation at Pew with Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, learn more about this public health challenge and how we can save lives.

39 MINSEP 19
Comments
Event Rebroadcast: Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams on the Opioid Epidemic

Scientists at Work: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite You?

100 million—The number of people infected each year by a disease transmitted through a mosquito bite. Story: In our latest “Scientists at Work” episode, 2015 Pew biomedical scholar Lindy McBride discusses her research on one of the peskiest and deadliest insects on the planet: the mosquito. Listen in as we learn the facts about mosquitoes and why you may be more susceptible than other people to their bites.

14 MINSEP 4
Comments
Scientists at Work: Why Do Mosquitoes Bite You?

Fan Favorite No. 3—"The State of the American Dream”

Story: Our final installment of “After the Fact” fan favorites comes via the West Coast. Steven Bliss of the Public Policy Institute of California selected our first podcast, on the state of the American Dream. Researcher Erin Currier describes the financial hardships facing many families at a time when most people are just happy to make ends meet rather than move up the economic ladder (Episode 1).

17 MINAUG 21
Comments
Fan Favorite No. 3—"The State of the American Dream”

Fan Favorite No. 2—“Save the Sharks”

Story: “After the Fact” fan favorites continue in August with our second selection. This week, Fred Dews, host of “Brookings Cafeteria,” chose our episode on the plight of endangered sharks and some of their unlikely champions (Episode 32). South African Paralympian Achmat Hassiem and Pew’s Debbie Salamone were attacked by sharks but now are advocates for their conservation.

23 MINAUG 16
Comments
Fan Favorite No. 2—“Save the Sharks”

Fan Favorite No. 1—"Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deepfakes”

Story: “After the Fact” has asked a few special guests to share their favorite episodes of the podcast throughout August. This week, Elaine Bowman, vice president of human resources for The Pew Charitable Trusts, picked our conversation on deepfakes (Episode 47) with Berkeley Professor Hany Farid (formerly of Dartmouth College) as her favorite.

20 MINAUG 6
Comments
Fan Favorite No. 1—"Looks Can Be Deceiving: Deepfakes”

Coming Soon—Fan Favorites

Story: This month, “After the Fact” has asked a few special guests to share their favorite episodes of the podcast. Tune in throughout August to hear some of these “fan favorites” from our archives.

46 sAUG 6
Comments
Coming Soon—Fan Favorites

Scientists at Work: Exploring Chilean Patagonia’s Fjords

Stat: 80,000. Chilean Patagonia has more than 80,000 kilometers of coastline, the longest in the world. Story: In the latest installment of our “Scientists at Work” series, Pew marine fellow Vreni Häussermann talks about Chilean Patagonia’s ecosystem. The region is a near-pristine wilderness like no other—but this mostly unexplored wilderness is at risk. Häussermann hopes her research will help support efforts to secure a sustainable future for Chilean Patagonia and the marine life in its fjord

19 MINJUL 22
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Scientists at Work: Exploring Chilean Patagonia’s Fjords

Setting the Records Straight: Your Digital Health

Stat: 96 percent. Nearly all of America’s hospitals used electronic health records as of 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Story: Medical records have gone digital—a change that promises to make health care more efficient and accessible. But as with any technology, there are glitches. Files could be mismatched, and a typo could lead to a dosing error. In this episode, hear how doctors and experts are working to make electronic health records safer and easier to use.

17 MINJUL 10
Comments
Setting the Records Straight: Your Digital Health