25 episodes

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 Andy Kirk

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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.

    S3E7 - Mick Yang & Nur Munirah Mansoor

    S3E7 - Mick Yang & Nur Munirah Mansoor

    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 studio in 2021.


    As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of the design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.


    Please note: As the project title will already suggest, please note this conversation discusses the communication and analysis of data relating to sexual assault and violence, hence the decision to mark this episode as including explicit content.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S3E6 - Sam Parsons

    S3E6 - Sam Parsons

    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 accompanying visual details of Sam's design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S3E5 - Valentina D'Efilippo

    S3E5 - Valentina D'Efilippo

    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 show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Valentina's design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S3E4 - Eleanor Lutz & Lisa Waananen Jones

    S3E4 - Eleanor Lutz & Lisa Waananen Jones

    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, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of their design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3E3 - Jane Zhang

    S3E3 - Jane Zhang

    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 details of Jane's design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3E2 - Thomas Clever

    S3E2 - Thomas Clever

    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 by accompanying visual details of Thomas' team's design workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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