Explore Explain S4 E9: Chloe Whiteaker & Marie Patino

Welcome to the ninth and final episode of the fourth season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design.

I am delighted to welcome Chloe Whiteaker, Data Visualization Team Leader, and Marie Patino, Graphics Reporter, from Bloomberg News in New York. We explore the story behind their unique data visualisation project analysing the staggering wealth of a pop-music phenomenon: “Taylor Swift Vaults Into Billionaire Ranks with Blockbuster Eras Tour“.

Here are links to some of the key references or resources mentioned during this episode:

  • Alternative, paywall free link to the main project 
  • Chloe’s project launch tweet with some time-lapse videos in the thread showing the process of creating the friendship bracelet
  • Marie’s launch tweet with another thread of process shots and descriptions
  • Forbes article published around the same time profiling Taylor Swift’s billionaire status

Video Conversation

You can watch this episode using the embedded player below or over on the dedicated Explore Explain Youtube channel, where you’ll find all the other video-based episodes and curated playlists.

Audio Conversation

To listen directly, visit this link or use the embedded podcast player below. The audio podcast is published across all common platforms (such as Apple, Acast, Spotify etc.), so you will find this series listed in their respective directories by searching for ‘Explore Explain’ or by manually entering – or copying/pasting – this url to your subscriptions – https://feed.pod.co/exploreexplain.