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Aftermath

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Have you ever thought about what it’s like to get shot?

For eight months, reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know the answer too well. Their backgrounds and circumstances stories all vary, but they share one defining truth: Each had their lives changed by the path of a bullet.

Aftermath tells the stories of nine of America’s hundreds of thousands of gunshot survivors. The podcast debuts on May 22, with new episodes appearing every Tuesday. Please click below to subscribe.

Featured Story

Introducing Aftermath, a New Podcast About Gun Violence Survivors

Ever imagine what it's like to be shot? Reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know too well.

By Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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Aftermath, Episode 5: ‘I just froze’
June 12, 2018

Aftermath, Episode 5: ‘I just froze’

At 23, Layla Bush was excited to work her first real desk job after college. Then a gunman opened fire at her Seattle office, killing one. She was the person who buzzed him inside.

Lead Reporters

Amber Hunt

Amber Hunt is a New York Times bestselling author and investigative reporter with The Cincinnati Enquirer. She helped report the Enquirer’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning project Seven Days of Heroin, is a past University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow, and co-creator and host of the popular true crime podcast “Accused.”

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

Elizabeth Van Brocklin is a staff reporter at The Trace. She mainly covers urban violence, including the experiences and needs of gunshot survivors and institutions accountable to them.

This podcast series was produced in partnership with the Cincinnati Enquirer.