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Explore Explain is a data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. The series is based on long-form conversations with visualisation designers, visual journalists, and developers. Each episode explores the design story behind their visualisation work and invites them to explain their design process. The purpose of the series is to share insights on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works made by some of the best talents in this field. 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 the fullest spectrum of different visualisation techniques and subjects. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, enriched by detailed visuals that illuminate the discussions. 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 data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. The series is based on long-form conversations with visualisation designers, visual journalists, and developers. Each episode explores the design story behind their visualisation work and invites them to explain their design process. The purpose of the series is to share insights on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works made by some of the best talents in this field. 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 the fullest spectrum of different visualisation techniques and subjects. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, enriched by detailed visuals that illuminate the discussions. 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.

Location:

United States

Description:

Explore Explain is a data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. The series is based on long-form conversations with visualisation designers, visual journalists, and developers. Each episode explores the design story behind their visualisation work and invites them to explain their design process. The purpose of the series is to share insights on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works made by some of the best talents in this field. 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 the fullest spectrum of different visualisation techniques and subjects. Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, enriched by detailed visuals that illuminate the discussions. 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

S3E9 - Francis Gagnon

10/28/2022
Welcome to episode 9 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Francis Gagnon, founder of Voilà:, an information design firm based in Montreal, Canada. For this season finale, we embarked on a detailed exploration to learn about the process of setting up a data visualisation company as Francis explained the story behind evolving from being an independent professional, working alone, to...

Duration:01:18:26

S3E8 - Ros Pearce

9/13/2022
Welcome to episode 8 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Ros Pearce, Visual Data Journalist at The Economist. We had a detailed conversation to explore the clever thinking behind an in-depth data study titled 'Nearly half of Mariupol has suffered grave damage' looking at the early phase of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, published in April 2022. As well as listening to this...

Duration:01:08:45

S3E7 - Mick Yang & Nur Munirah Mansoor

7/27/2022
Welcome to episode 7 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Mick Yang, who at the time of the recording was the Partnerships Executive, and Munirah Mansoor, Visual Designer, at Kontinentalist, based in Singapore. We had a detailed conversation about the data and design story behind a data story 'Sexual violence in Singapore: a crisis', produced and published by the Kontinentalist...

Duration:01:17:09

S3E6 - Sam Parsons

5/30/2022
Welcome to episode 6 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Sam Parsons, Senior Analytics Consultant with Biztory. We had a detailed conversation about the data and design story behind Sam's visualisation 'Rivers of Time', a vast visual study of time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by...

Duration:01:05:32

S3E5 - Valentina D'Efilippo

4/7/2022
Welcome to episode 5 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Valentina D'Efilippo, freelance design director, trainer, speaker, and author. We had a detailed conversation about the data and design story behind Valentina's project 'London Under The Microscope', a unique visualisation-sonification video project portraying the impact of Covid-19 on London. As well as listening to this...

Duration:01:12:04

S3E4 - Eleanor Lutz & Lisa Waananen Jones

10/25/2021
Welcome to episode 4 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Eleanor Lutz, Graphics Editor at New York Times, and Lisa Waananen Jones, journalist, designer, and Professor. We had a detailed conversation about the data and design story behind the New York Times' ongoing project to track the coronavirus status around the world and across the States. As well as listening to this show,...

Duration:01:01:08

S3E3 - Jane Zhang

6/17/2021
Welcome to episode 3 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Jane Zhang, an independent data visualization designer based in Toronto. We had a detailed conversation about the design story behind a project Jane worked on titled the 'The food your grandmother made'. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual...

Duration:01:01:45

S3E2 - Thomas Clever

5/20/2021
Welcome to episode 2 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Thomas Clever, co-founder and Managing Director of data design and technology company, 'CLEVERºFRANKE'. We had a detailed conversation about the design story behind a project he and his team worked on titled the 'Globalance World'. As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated...

Duration:01:05:06

S3E1 - Andrea Lau

4/22/2021
Welcome to episode 1 of season 3 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design. In this episode I am delighted to welcome Andrea Lau, data visualisation designer and co-founder of the Australian-based data visualisation consultancy 'Small Multiples'. We had a detailed conversation about the design story behind a project she and her team worked on for the UNDP during 2020 titled the 'COVID-19 Socio-Economic Recovery Data Insight Platform'. As...

Duration:01:08:42

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