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Podcast

Explore Explain: A Video and Podcast Series

Explore Explain is a long-form data visualisation podcast and video series. Each episode is based on a conversation with visualisation designers, developers, or data journalists to explore the story behind a single or series of visualisations, or anotherwise related major project. The conversations provide an opportunity to explain their thought process and to share insights 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 both an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, accompanied by detailed visuals. This is a topic that strongly lends itself to a video-based treatment so viewers can see what is being described. It is useful to co-exist as an audio output that can be more ambiently consumed, as we tend to do with podcasts. On average, each episode will be around 45-60 minutes in duration, depending on the subject of the episode. This will provide sufficient space for the necessary depth of discussion about the intricacies of these works.

Details of each new episode will be published on the blog and also via the 'Season' tabs on this page. Additionally, for the latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the twitter feed @Explore_Explain.

Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.

How to Watch

Podcast videos will be published on the Explore Explain Youtube channel. You can choose to subscribe for future updates by selecting the relevant subscription button.

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How to Listen

Podcast platforms: Audio podcasts are published across the following common platforms:

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You will find all new and past episodes listed in the respective directories of the podcast platforms through a simple search for 'Explore Explain' or by manually entering - or copying/pasting - this url to set up a subscription, https://feed.pod.co/exploreexplain.

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Podcast.co: You can listen to each episode using the podcast.co player embeded within each episode's published blog post. Furthermore, you can visit the dedicated podcast page hosted on the Podcast.co platform.

Season THREE

This is the schedule of published episodes for season three. Click on 'Episode details' to find links to the related audio podcast as well as links to resources/references mentioned during each episode.

Episode 1 with Andrea Lau (released 22 April 2021) | Episode details

Episode 2 with Thomas Clever (released 20 May 2021) | Episode details

Episode 3 with Jane Zhang (released 17 June 2021) | Episode details

Episode 4 with Eleanor Lutz & Lisa Wannanen Jones (released 25 October 2021) | Episode details

Episode 5 with Valentina D'Efilippo (released 7 April 2022) | Episode details

Episode 6 with Sam Parsons (released 30 May 2022) | Episode details

Episode 7 with Mick Yan & Nur Munirah Mansoor (released 28 July 2022) | Episode details

Episode 8 with Ros Pearce (released 13 September 2022) | Episode details

Episode 9 with Francis Gagnon (released 31 October 2022) | Episode details

Season TWO

This is the schedule of published episodes for season two. Click on 'Episode details' to find links to the related audio podcast as well as links to resources/references mentioned during each episode.

Episode 1 with Anna Wiederkehr (released 2 November 2020) | Episode details

Episode 2 with RJ Andrews (released 9 November 2020) | Episode details

Episode 3 with Gurman Bhatia (released 18 November 2020) | Episode details

Episode 4 with Tom Worville (released 26 November 2020) | Episode details

Episode 5 with Giorgia Lupi (released 2 December 2020) | Episode details

Episode 6 with Alvin Chang (released 8 December 2020) | Episode details

Episode 7 with Jen Christiansen & Moritz Stefaner (released 11 December 2020) | Episode details

Episode 8 with Craig Taylor (released 15 December 2020) | Episode details

Episode 9 with Miriam Quick & Stefanie Posavec (released 18 December 2020) | Episode details

Season ONE

This is the schedule of published episodes for season one. Click on 'Episode details' to find links to the related audio podcast as well as links to resources/references mentioned during each episode.

Episode 1 with Maarten Lambrechts (released 27 April 2020) | Episode details

Episode 2 with Dr Cath Sleeman (released 5 May 2020) | Episode details

Episode 3 with John Burn-Murdoch (released 12 May 2020) | Episode details

Episode 4 with Nadieh Bremer (released 19 May 2020) | Episode details

Episode 5 with Simon Scarr (released 26 May 2020) | Episode details

Episode 6 with Sonja Kuijpers (released 9 June 2020) | Episode details

Episode 7 with Jan Willem Tulp (released 16 June 2020) | Episode details

Episode 8 with Rachael Dottle (released 23 June 2020) | Episode details

Episode 9 with Sabine Devins & Sebastian Vollnhals (released 30 June 2020) | Episode details