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Explore Explain is a long-form data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. Each episode is based on a conversation with a visual designer or developer to explore the design story behind a single visualisation, or series of related works. This provides an opportunity to explain their design process, to share insight on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works. It also shines a light on the contextual circumstances that shaped their thinking. Audiences will gain an appreciation of the what, the why and the how, learning about the hidden problems and challenges, the breakthroughs and the eureka moments, the pressures and frustrations, the things that were done and the things that were not done, as well as the successes and the failures. Each season comprises nine episodes and will cover a diverse cast of talented practitioners from across the field and around the world, showcasing a variety of different types of visualisation work. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, accompanied by detailed visuals. Visit the Youtube channel to watch the recordings. For latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the Explore Explain twitter feed. Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.

Explore Explain is a long-form data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. Each episode is based on a conversation with a visual designer or developer to explore the design story behind a single visualisation, or series of related works. This provides an opportunity to explain their design process, to share insight on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works. It also shines a light on the contextual circumstances that shaped their thinking. Audiences will gain an appreciation of the what, the why and the how, learning about the hidden problems and challenges, the breakthroughs and the eureka moments, the pressures and frustrations, the things that were done and the things that were not done, as well as the successes and the failures. Each season comprises nine episodes and will cover a diverse cast of talented practitioners from across the field and around the world, showcasing a variety of different types of visualisation work. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, accompanied by detailed visuals. Visit the Youtube channel to watch the recordings. For latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the Explore Explain twitter feed. Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.

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United States

Description:

Explore Explain is a long-form data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. Each episode is based on a conversation with a visual designer or developer to explore the design story behind a single visualisation, or series of related works. This provides an opportunity to explain their design process, to share insight on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works. It also shines a light on the contextual circumstances that shaped their thinking. Audiences will gain an appreciation of the what, the why and the how, learning about the hidden problems and challenges, the breakthroughs and the eureka moments, the pressures and frustrations, the things that were done and the things that were not done, as well as the successes and the failures. Each season comprises nine episodes and will cover a diverse cast of talented practitioners from across the field and around the world, showcasing a variety of different types of visualisation work. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, accompanied by detailed visuals. Visit the Youtube channel to watch the recordings. For latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the Explore Explain twitter feed. Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.

Language:

English


Episodes

S2E9 - Miriam Quick & Stefanie Posavec

12/18/2020
Welcome to episode 9 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Miriam Quick - journalist, researcher, and author - and Stefanie Posavec - designer, artist, and author. We had a detailed conversation about their creative process developing and designing a new book they co-authored titled 'I am a book. I am a portal to the universe.', which was published in September 2020. As well as...

Duration:01:06:58

S2E8 - Craig Taylor

12/15/2020
Welcome to episode 8 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Craig Taylor, Senior Data Visualisation Design Manager, Ito World. We had a detailed conversation about the data, design, and production story behind a 'data art'-inspired video he created called 'Transit in Motion', which was released in June 2020. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this...

Duration:01:07:56

S2E7 - Jen Christiansen & Moritz Stefaner

12/11/2020
Welcome to episode 7 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Jen Christiansen, Senior Data Reporter at The Guardian (US), and Moritz Stefaner, .In this seventh episode I am delighted to welcome Jen Christiansen, Senior Graphics Editor at Scientific American, and Moritz Stefaner, self-employed 'Truth and Beauty Operator'. We had a detailed conversation about the data, editorial, and...

Duration:01:08:33

S2E6 - Alvin Chang

12/8/2020
Welcome to episode 6 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Alvin Chang, Senior Data Reporter at The Guardian (US). Alvin shares the data, editorial, and design story behind a long-form article titled 'We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does', that he wrote for Vox, published in 2018. As well as listening to this show, you...

Duration:01:07:46

S2E5 - Giorgia Lupi

12/2/2020
Welcome to episode 5 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Giorgia Lupi, information designer and partner at Pentagram, New York. Giorgia shares the design story behind a data-driven fashion collection she developed for '&Other Stories' in 2019. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Giorgia's...

Duration:00:55:17

S2E4 - Tom Worville

11/25/2020
Welcome to episode 4 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Tom Worville, Football Analytics Writer for The Athletic (UK). Tom shares the design story behind a data-driven article titled 'Lionel Messi's ten stages of greatness' (£), which was published in August 2020. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual...

Duration:01:02:29

S2E3 - Gurman Bhatia

11/18/2020
Welcome to episode 3 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Gurman Bhatia, Graphics Journalist for Reuters, based in Singapore. Gurman shares the design story behind her visualisation project 'The figures behind the faces' which was published in May 2019. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of...

Duration:01:00:10

S2E2 - RJ Andrews

11/9/2020
Welcome to episode 2 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome RJ Andrews, US-based data storyteller, author and founder of 'Info We Trust'. RJ shared the design story behind his visualisation project 'Neil and Buzz Go For a Walk', which was published in July 2019. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual...

Duration:01:01:13

S2E1 - Anna Wiederkehr

11/2/2020
Welcome to episode 1 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Anna Wiederkehr, Senior Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight, based in the US. Anna shared the design story behind FiveThirtyEight's flagship US Election Forecast visualisation. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Anna's workflow....

Duration:01:14:32

S1E9 - Sabine Devins & Sebastian Vollnhals

6/30/2020
Welcome to episode 9 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Sabine Devins and Sebastian Vollnhals to share the design story behind a visualisation they worked on analysing password data, titled 'Heatscore'. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Sabine and Sebastian's workflow. Head over to Youtube and...

Duration:01:00:47

S1E8 - Rachael Dottle

6/23/2020
Welcome to episode 8 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Rachael Dottle to share the design story behind a visualisation she produced for FiveThirtyEight in July 2018, titled 'How France And Croatia Made It To The World Cup Final, In One Chart' . As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Rachael's...

Duration:00:44:26

S1E7 - Jan Willem Tulp

6/16/2020
Welcome to episode 7 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Jan Willem Tulp to share the design story behind a visualisation he produced for the Dutch railway authority in 2020. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Jan Willem's workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

Duration:00:50:00

S1E6 - Sonja Kuijpers

6/9/2020
Welcome to episode 6 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Sonja Kuijpers to share the design story behind her award-winning visualisation 'A View on Despair', a very personal project which was published in 2019. ** Content warning: This episode discusses visualising data about suicide. If you need help, find help ** As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this...

Duration:01:01:13

S1E5 - Simon Scarr

5/26/2020
Welcome to episode 5 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Simon Scarr to share the design story behind his work on two Reuters visualisations about plastics: 'Drowning in plastic' and 'A plateful of plastic'. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Simon's workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the...

Duration:01:09:19

S1E4 - Nadieh Bremer

5/19/2020
Welcome to episode 4 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Nadieh Bremer to share the design story behind her work on a client visualisation for a startup company called 'alis_'. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Nadieh's workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

Duration:00:50:34

S1E3 - John Burn-Murdoch

5/12/2020
Welcome to episode 3 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome John Burn-Murdoch to share the design story behind his work on the visualisations for the Financial Times' evolving "Coronavirus Tracked" page, which was first released in February 2020. This episode was recorded on 27th March and so refers to the status of the visuals on the page as they were published on that date. As well as...

Duration:01:32:00

S1E2 - Dr Cath Sleeman

5/5/2020
Welcome to episode 2 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Dr Cath Sleeman to share the design story behind her visualisation 'Making sense of skills: A UK skills taxonomy', which was published on the Nesta website in 2018. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Cath's workflow. Head over to Youtube and...

Duration:01:09:33

S1E1 - Maarten Lambrechts

4/25/2020
Welcome to episode 1 of season 1 of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this launch episode I am delighted to welcome Maarten Lambrechts to share the design story behind his visualisation 'Why Budapest, Warsaw, and Lithuania split themselves in two', which was published on The Pudding in 2019. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Maarten's workflow. Head...

Duration:00:41:57