The 2016 KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards were announced last week and The PolicyViz Podcast has made it to the shortlist of the Best DataViz Website category! I’m quite honored that someone(s) nominated the show for this year’s awards and am really excited that the show continues to enjoy such great support. The nominees in this category are extremely impressive: Andy Kirk’s Visualising Data website, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic’s Storytellingwithdata, Alberto Cairo’s The Functional Art, and more.

You can help the podcast win this year’s award by voting! Just click the gray “VOTE” button on the lower-right on this page (you can only vote once in each category and have until October 11th to do so). Your votes will be added up alongside expert judges to determine the winners (and, full disclosure,: I’m also a judge for this year’s awards).


For the show itself, yesterday, I posted the 58th episode of the podcast. Over the past 18 months, I’ve interviewed a wide range of people working with and visualizing data–data journalists such as Ben Casselman, Jen Christiansen, and Kennedy Elliot; open data experts like Rebecca Williams and Marie Whittaker; authors like Alberto Cairo and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic; and many more. I’ve also chatted with–and dare I call them legends?–William Cleveland, Nigel Holmes, and Edward Tufte.

I’ve got some great episodes coming up over the next few months and into 2017. So, please keep tuning in every week and let me know how I’m doing. If you’re looking for a different platform, the show is now available across a range of providers: Overcast, TuneIn Radio, Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. So please download the show and add your ratings and reviews!


So, please, vote for the show for this year’s IIB Awards!