After the Fact

A podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “After the Fact” podcast provides data and expert analysis on the biggest challenges facing society today. Host Dan LeDuc and guests guide listeners through analysis, research, and personal stories that go behind the facts and bring the data to life. Our episodes and thematic seasons explore expansive topics, from the importance of science research in daily life, to ways local policymakers discover innovative policies to improve Americans’ lives, to why race matters in research.

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Recent Work

Ocean, People, Planet
Ocean, People, Planet

Ocean, People, Planet

There is only one ocean, essential to the life of everyone on Earth—and it faces perils like never before

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The ocean covers nearly three-fourths of the Earth. Vast and powerful, it is central to the life of everyone on the planet, supplying more than half of the world’s oxygen, providing food, recreation, and supporting economic vitality. Yet for all its seeming invincibility, the ocean has never been more in danger. Its very chemistry is changing as ocean waters become more acidified through climate change. Its inhabitants—from large sharks to tiny crustaceans the size of a human finger—are under assault with XX percent of fish stocks overfished. And ocean levels continue to rise, challenging the barriers separating people from water.

Podcast Seasons

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After the Fact Podcast Seasons

Tune in to listen to past seasons of “After the Fact” that explore expansive topics that shape our world.

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Tune in to listen to past seasons of “After the Fact” that explore expansive topics that shape our world.

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.