Aftereffect Investigative

Hosted By: Audrey Quinn
Produced By: WNYC

Aftereffect investigates the life and shooting of 26-year-old Arnaldo Rios Soto, a non-speaking, autistic man whose run in with police forever changed is life.

Take a look behind Arnaldo’s story along with the hidden world of psych wards and the struggles those with disabilities can fact – all in an attempt to find out how things went so wrong.

Aftereffect Podcast Host:

Audrey Quinn is a WNYC reporter and an adjunct professor at the NYU Journalism Institute. Her investigative work has been awarded by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and published in The New York Times. She’s been featured on 99 Percent Invisible, Planet Money, Marketplace, PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and WNYC Studios’ Nancy. She’s also a current recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Expert Insights: The podcast features interviews with leading experts in the field of brain injury, offering valuable insights into the medical, psychological, and social aspects of this complex condition.
  • Empathy and Sensitivity: Audrey Quinn’s empathetic hosting style creates a safe and compassionate space for guests to share their experiences, making listeners feel understood and connected.
  • Educational and Informative: The podcast presents a wealth of information about brain injury, raising awareness and promoting understanding among listeners.
  • Timely and Relevant Topics: Aftereffect addresses contemporary issues related to brain injury, highlighting the importance of advocacy, research, and support networks in the present day.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lack of Diversity: Some listeners have expressed concerns about the podcast’s representation and inclusion of diverse voices and experiences within the realm of brain injury. They believe that a more diverse range of guests and perspectives would enhance the overall impact and relevance of the podcast.
  • Pacing and Length: A few listeners have mentioned that certain episodes of Aftereffect tend to be lengthy, which can make it challenging to maintain focus and engagement throughout.
  • Overemphasis on Personal Stories: While the personal narratives featured in Aftereffect are often praised, a few critics argue that the podcast sometimes prioritizes individual stories over in-depth analysis and exploration of broader topics related to brain injury.
  • Lack of Scientific Rigor: Some listeners with a scientific background or those seeking more technical information have expressed disappointment with the podcast’s occasional lack of scientific rigor. They believe that a stronger emphasis on evidence-based research and expert insights would enhance the podcast’s credibility.

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