Metadata visualizations for The Conversation

podcast website with visualizations

Some podcasts are just audio, but the The Conversation is much more. I tidied up the design and created some tools to explore its riches of metadata in different ways:

Nonlinear

The concept map is an interactive network visualization of episodes, subjects, and ideological perspectives.

It’s crammed with data, which D3 handles with ease.

The code for this visualization is not open source. I’m happy to answer any questions about it, though! Just drop me a line at howdy@wllrd.com.

Linear

The episode list featured on the home page is a carousel designed to showcase 60 episodes gracefully.

It’s built from the ground up to load images on demand, and browse thumbnails to reduce scrolling and clicking.

Illustrations for many of the earlier episodes are by the intrepid Eleanor Davis.

Locations

The map plots the show’s interviews across the US.

It’s built with the always-trusty Leaflet and Stamen’s minimal map tiles.


www.findtheconversation.com

January – February 2013