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The Tableau World Podcast

210 EpisodesProduced by Emily Kund & Matt FrancisWebsite

Hear from the people who make and use Tableau, run enterprise deployments and create data art. Emily Kund and Matt Francis discuss everything to do with Tableau and data visualisation in a conversational format.

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#Data22 Live - CDO Wendy Turner-Williams

June 8th, 2022


Throwback to #data22 where we spoke to #tableau CDO Wendy Turner-Williams

#Data22 Live - Francois Ajenstat

May 28th, 2022


Well it wouldn't be TC without the rockstar Francois Ajenstat on stage, so of course, we have to have him on the show. We talked about the …

#Data22 Live - Sarah Franklin SF CMO

May 18th, 2022


In this episode, Matt and Emily talked to Salesforce CMO Sarah Frankling about her experience of TC, the Salesforce family and how she feels about the #datafam 

#Data22 Live - Mark Nelson

May 18th, 2022


Today at #data22 we talked to Tableau CEO Mark Nelson about his thoughts on being back at conference, where Tableau is heading and how it feels to go from backroom coder to company front man. 

#Data22 Live - Francis Dejonckheere

May 18th, 2022


In the first podcast live from #data22 Matt and Emily talked to Francis Dejonckheere about Tableau Blueprint and how it can be used to transform organisations to be data driven

EP231 - Accessibility In DataViz with Frank Elevasky

May 19th, 2021


In this episode of the Tableau World Podcast, Emily talks with Frank Elevasky on accessibility in dataviz, the Chartability tool, and his three …

Ep230 - A Change to your regular podcast

April 15th, 2021


This week Matt and Emily talk about some changes to the podcast, which is now called The Tableau World Podcast, with a shiny new logo too. 

EP229 - 2021.1 release & a new blog

April 1st, 2021


This week its all about new things, a New Tableau CEO, a new Tableau 2021.1 release and a new blog at

EP 228 - New CEO Mark Nelson @data19

March 26th, 2021


At the last in person Tableau conference we sat down with Francois, Andrew and Mark Nelson, little did we know he would become the big boss, or maybe …

EP 227 - Setting Goals for 2021

January 20th, 2021


What happens when someone who doesn't set goals chats to someone that likes to set them? This podcast! Today Matt and Emily talk about how to set goals both in personal and professional situations. The importance of …

EP226 - Francois on the shelf and 2020.4 Review

December 24th, 2020


In the final episode of 2020 we review the latest release of Tableau with Craig Bloodworth and discuss all the new features.

We also come up with the amazing idea of Francois on the Shelf, available in 2021. 


EP225 - Building Communities with Eva Murray

November 12th, 2020


This week we are joined by Eva Murray who talks about her new book, Empowered by Data: How to Build Inspired Analytics Communities and the new Womens Writers Club



EP223 - TC20 Lookback and TFF Look Forward

November 4th, 2020


We take a look back at TC20 and discuss some of the things we really loved about Tableaus first attempt at a virtual conference and we look forward to the original Tableau Virtual conference, TFF20

EP222 - TC20is Previewis

October 1st, 2020


This week Matt and Emily preview Tableau #data20ish. The 2nd online tableau conference, after #TFF. 

EP221 - 2020 Vizzies Preview

August 29th, 2020


In this episode Matt and Emily launch the voting for the 2020 Tableau Podcast Community awards, the Vizzies. With special thanks to Kevin Flerlage. Think of the SAG awards, but for the Tableau datafam. You can find the …

EP220 - Relationship Noodles

July 31st, 2020


This week Matt and Emily talk relationship noodles and what they mean for your data. Is this the end of joins? Of course, It depends. 

EP219 - IronViz 2020, Tableau Ambassadors and Racial Justice

July 8th, 2020


Big News!

COVID-19 shifted the way we work and live and Iron Viz.

In this episode, Matt & Emily share about big news in the Tableau world; • Racial Justice Initiative and commentary about what Tableau as a company …

EP218 - Covid Chat

April 29th, 2020


We are back for our usual banter and chat. This week Em and Matt talked Lockdown, Covid, Data and virtual meetups

EP217 - Animations with Paul Isaacs

March 4th, 2020


This week we talked to Paul Isaacs, one of the people beind the exciting new animations in Tableau 2020

EP216 - Tableau 2020.1 Tech chat

February 25th, 2020


A new release of Tableau means a new tech chat with Jmac and Craig. We talked animations, dynamic parameters and all the other gifts that Ajenstat has given unto us.

EP215 - BBC News Christine Jeavans

January 22nd, 2020


In the first podcast of 2020, Matt and Emily talked to @BBCNews Senior data journalist Christine Jeavans (@chrisjeavans). Christine works for the News Graphics team and creates data visualizations for the BBC News …

EP214 - 2019 Review

December 20th, 2019


We sat down to look back at 2019, we talked about the releases throughout the year, some of our favourite features, Salesforce, TC, Elections and some future plans for 2020

EP213 - #Data19 Live - Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

December 13th, 2019


We concluded our #data19 live podcasts by sitting down with Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (@storywithdata) about how to make better stories with our data …

EP212 - #Data19 Live - Mike Hetrick - Blueprint

December 11th, 2019


Continuing our #data19 podcasts we talked to Mike Hetrick, Senior Product Marketing Manager for @tableau Blueprint about how Blueprint came to be and what it can do for your #tableau adoption. 

EP211 - #Data19 Live - Mark Jewet

December 9th, 2019


We chatted to Mark Jewett, VP Product Marketing about his #data19 experience

EP210 - #Data19 Live - Lindsey Poulter & Mark Bradbourne

December 4th, 2019


We talked to the Queen of set actions and Iron Viz Finalist Lindsey Poulter, and her Sous Chef former Tableau fan boy now employee Mark Bradbourne. 

EP209 - #Data19 Live - Adam Selipsky, CEO

December 2nd, 2019


We had our regular #TC chat with @tableau CEO Adam Selipsky (@aselipsky) who talked about his #data19 keynote and the whole #tableau #datafam

EP208 - #Data19 Live - The Tableau Product Dream Team

November 29th, 2019


We reassembled the dynamic #tableau product dream team, C3PO Francois Ajenstat, CTO Andrew Beers & EVP Product Development Mark Nelson to talk about whatever it is they do @tableau  and how they enjoyed #data19

EP207 - #Data19 Live - Jackie Yeaney, EVP Marketing

November 27th, 2019


We talked to new girl, Jackie Yeaney @tableau's new EVP Marketing. She told us about her journey to #tableau and her experience of the madness of …

EP206 - #Data19 Live - Victoria Wagner & Mr Noodles

November 25th, 2019


We talked to Victoria Wagner and Tyler (Mr Noodles) about their Devs on Stage experience at #data19, animations and the amazing new data modeling. 

EP205 - #Data19 - Jock Mackinlay & Vidya Setlur - Tableau Research team

November 22nd, 2019


Tableau spends a lot of time researching the best way to talk to data. We chatted with Vidya Setlur on her work on NLP and the legendary Jock Mackinlay on having conversations with data. 

EP204 - #data19 Live - Sara Rantschler - Devs on Stage

November 20th, 2019


We talked to Sara Rantschler, Devs on Stage about the amazing demos she showed for the new features coming to Tableau server, oh and her love of Pokemon

EP203 - #Data19 Live - Hesham Eissa & Joshua Smith

November 18th, 2019


We talked to joint #Ironviz winners Hesham Eissa & Joshua Smith about what it was like to compete on stage in front of thousands at #data19, their journies to the stage and how they created their entries. 

EP202 - #Data19 Live - Neil Myrick & Eric Stowe

November 16th, 2019


In the first of our live #data19 shows we talked to Neil Myrick, Tableau Foundation + special guest Eric Stowe, Splash, CEO & Founder

EP 201 - #Data19 Preview Community Conversation

November 9th, 2019


Matt & Emily were joined by members of the community to preview the Tableau event of the year. Heard about favourite sessions and top tips to make the most of data19

EP200 - 2019.3 Tech Chat with Craig & JMac

October 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Emily, Jonathan, and Craig get to talk about their features in the newest release. 

Check out the new features here:

Kelly Martin’s work on …

From The TWP Archives - Christian Chabot

September 5th, 2019


As we count down to our 200th Espisode we looked back at some of the best episodes and favorite interviews. This is an interview with founder and former Tableau CEO Christian Chabot from April 2015. 

EP198 - Teaching Tableau

July 18th, 2019


Matt and Emily have both recently taught Tableau in the classroom and created online learning courses. They both talk about their approach to teaching, some of the highs and lows and how to make sure that the course …

Ep197 - Community Chat - Salesforces acquires Tableau

June 21st, 2019


In the latest community chat, we talk about the recent acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce, what it will mean for Tableau & the community. 

EP196 - 2019.2 Tech Chat with JMac and Craig

June 6th, 2019


On this episode, Matt and Emily are joined by technical correspondents, Craig Bloodworth and JMac (Jonathan MacDonald) to discuss the standout features of 2019.2.  Listen as the crew talks about Mapping, New Server …

195 - Lindsay Betzendahl Talks Healthcare Data

May 22nd, 2019


Lindsay Betzendahl joins us on the podcast to talk about all things Project Health Viz, her decision for not participating in the first feeder for Iron Viz, and her three wishes for Tableau.  Check out this episode to …

EP194 - Iron Viz with Sarah Bartlett

April 24th, 2019


As its Iron Viz season we talked to Iron Viz Europe finalist Sarah Bartlett about what its like to compete on stage and what it takes to get to the finals. 

EP193 - Mark Jewett

April 3rd, 2019


Mark Jewett, head of Product Marketing for Tableau joins us in this episode. Mark also issues "a how to measure hugs" challenge.  We’re counting on you listeners to deliver on the #markjewetthugchallenge.  We also talk …

192 - Chantilly Jaggernauth

March 13th, 2019


In this episode, Matt and Emily speak with Chantilly Jaggernauth to explore her favorite vizzes. We also talk her Tableau journey and her MAD (Millennials and Data) work.     Check out her favorites vizzes here:   1st: …

EP191 - 2019.1 Tech Chat with JMac and Craig

February 27th, 2019


On this episode, Matt and Emily are joined by technical correspondents, Craig Bloodworth and JMac (Jonathan MacDonald) to discuss the standout features of 2019.1.  Listen as the crew talks about Ask Data, Prep …

Ep 190 - Kev Flerlage

January 30th, 2019


In this episode, Matt and Emily talk with Kevin Flerlage in their new feature, Author Insights.   Learn about Kevin’s Tableau journey as well as his top three favorite vizzes that he’s created as well as his favorite …

EP189 - 2019 Preview

January 24th, 2019


New Year, New Stuff! In this episode, Matt and Emily discuss upcoming changes to the format of the podcast. And in the interest of new beginnings, …

EP188 - 2018 Review

December 22nd, 2018


In Episode 188, Matt and Emily discuss the impactful features from Tableau releases this year, reviews of a few conferences, and focus areas for 2019.

EP187 - Lindsey Poulter Talks Sets

December 5th, 2018


EP187 - Lindsey Poulter Talks Sets by Emily & Matt

EP186 -#TC18 Live - Adam Selipsky

October 26th, 2018


EP186 -#TC18 Live - Adam Selipsky by Emily & Matt

EP185 - #TC18 Live - Fiona Gorden & Sarah Burnett

October 26th, 2018


EP185 - #TC18 Live - Fiona Gorden & Sarah Burnett by Emily & Matt

EP184 - #TC18 Live - Timothy Vermeiren - Iron Viz Winner

October 26th, 2018


EP184 - #TC18 Live - Timothy Vermeiren - Iron Viz Winner by Emily & Matt

EP183 - #TC18 Live - Product Superstars - Francois, Andrew & Mark

October 26th, 2018


EP183 - #TC18 Live - Product Superstars - Francois, Andrew & Mark by Emily & Matt

EP182 - #TC18 Live - Mapbox with Chris Toomey

October 26th, 2018


EP182 - #TC18 Live - Mapbox with Chris Toomey by Emily & Matt

EP181 - #TC18 Live - Elissa Fink

October 26th, 2018


EP181 - #TC18 Live - Elissa Fink by Emily & Matt

EP180 - #TC18 - Keisha Rose featuring Paul Banoub

October 26th, 2018


EP180 - #TC18 - Keisha Rose featuring Paul Banoub by Emily & Matt

EP179 - #TC18 - Kent Marten

October 24th, 2018


On Day 2 we talked to Kent Marten, he really really really loves maps.

EP178 - #TC18 Live - MakeOverMonday

October 24th, 2018


We talked to authors Andy and Eva about their new book MakeOverMonday

EP177 - #TC18 Live - Neal Myrick & Jeff Bernson

October 24th, 2018


We talked to Neal Myrick from the Tableau Foundation and Jeff Bernson from PATH about the amazing collaboration with the Zambian government with the …

EP176 - #TC18 Live - Zaheera Valani

October 24th, 2018


We chattted about all things Prep with Senior Product Manager Zaheera Valani including the crowd favorite Run on server with the new Prep Conductor.

EP176 - #TC18 Live - Tyler Doyle

October 24th, 2018


In the first of our live #TC18 recordings we talked to Tyler Doyle about Data Modeling, Data Governance (Matt's favorite) and the return of the pineapple

EP175 - #TC18 Community Conversation

October 17th, 2018


Community Conversations: #tc18 preview Emily & Matt are joined by members of the community to share their top tips & what they’re most looking forward to. Special programming note: we’ll be podcasting live from …

EP174 TC18 - Preview

October 10th, 2018


This week Matt and Emily preview TC18. They talk about what they are looking forward to, predict what Devs on stage will be showing and some of the other great things at conference away from the main stage and sessions.

EP146 - Style Guides from the BBC

September 26th, 2018


In this episode, we talk to Jovan Levokic and Helen Jones about the BBC Audience Team’s Style Guide, which you can find by going to:

EP145 - Water Ironviz - 2018 Vizzies Launch

September 17th, 2018


The third iron viz feeder had us like whoa!! We skimmed the 78 entries and discussed a few of the ones that caught our respective eyes. Listen and let us know which ones you liked.

EP144 - 2018.2 with Craig Bloodworth

August 8th, 2018


This week Matt and Emily welcomed back TWP Technical Correspondent @craigbloodworth of infolabUK about the new #tableau 2018.2 updates including …

EP143 - Lisa Charlotte Rost

August 1st, 2018


Lisa Charlotte Rost visits the podcast and talks about gender color, why these nuanced discussions are valuable, and her three wishes for data …

EP142 - Andy Kriebel Visual Vocabulary

July 25th, 2018


In this extended podcast, Andy Kriebel discusses why he recreated the Financial Time’s Visual Vocabulary in Tableau and the fact that he doesn’t know …

EP141 - Mentoring with Alicia Bembenek and Mike Cisneros

July 18th, 2018


Mentoring with Alicia Bembenek and Mike Cisneros Alicia and Mike join Emily on this episode about mentoring. They share their mentoring journey to date and give us a preview of their talk about mentoring at the upcoming …

EP140 - Bonus Community Engagement

July 16th, 2018


In this bonus episode, we talk about the recent new member community engagement podcast and provide our takeaways. On the whole, we are welcoming as …

Ep139 - Community Conversations : New Member Engagement

July 11th, 2018


TWP Community Conversations: New Community Member Engagement Hear from a panel of seasoned and relatively new Tableau community members as they share their observations on ensuring the community is an open, welcoming …

EP135 - #TC18Europe - How do you put on TC ?

July 7th, 2018


@Matt_Francis talked to the events team of @amy_schneider @Rory_Heath & @aschulner about the challenges of putting on an event like TC. How do …

EP138 - #TC18Europe - James Eiloart

July 5th, 2018


@Matt_Francis & @EmmaWhyte talked to @JamesEiloart about his conference experience, how its grown but stayed the same, data literacy, AI, chess, history, electricity. #tableau

EP137 - #TC18Europe - Mark Jewett & Adriana Gil Miner

July 5th, 2018


@Matt_Francis talked to new boy @jmarkjewett and conference veteran @agilminer about their #TC18Europe experience and we decide whether Mark is one of us

EP136 - #TC18Europe - Anya+Jonathan

July 5th, 2018


@Matt_Francis talked to @jonathandrummey and the awesome @AnyaAHearn about working to eliminate Malaria with PATH and Data+Women

EP134 - #TC18Europe - Laura Record

July 4th, 2018


@Matt_Francis talked to @TableauLaura about teaching people #tableau and about the challenges of the virtual classroom and remote learning.

Ep133 - TCEurope18 - Francois Ajenstat

July 3rd, 2018


We started off the conference in style talking to Tableau C3PO Francois Ajenstat. We discussed Tablea Prep, Public, AI, VR and of course 3d exploding pie charts.

EP 132 - TCE Preview

June 27th, 2018


TCE Preview In this community conversation, we talk about TC Europe! Guests Emma Whyte, Ali Motion, and Mark Bradbourne share their conference thoughts. We review some tips for preparing for conference, how conference …

EP 131 - Conference Conversations

June 20th, 2018


In this episode of the TWP, Matt and Emily discuss their takeaways from Alberto Cairo’s Visual Trumpery talk, Wonder Women Tech’s Conference in London, and the recent London TUG meeting. If you missed the London TUG, …

130 - Data Literacy Discussion

May 9th, 2018


Inspired by Sarah Nell’s post on #dataliteracy, we open the topic up for #communityconversations. Thanks to Mark Kernke, Fi Gordon, Sarah Bartlett, …

128 - Tabeau Prep - 2018.1 Updates - Subscriptions

April 24th, 2018


This week Matt went it alone and talked to Craig Bloodworth of The Information Lab about the new Tabeau Prep (formally Maestro), The new 2018.1 release and the new pricing model.

127 - Ironviz Reviews

April 18th, 2018


This week we looked at some of the Iron Viz Europe entries and discussed our favourites.

126 - TFFEMEA Rockstars Look Back

March 28th, 2018


TFFEMEA was a huge success, a marathon of awesome content. This week we went behind the scenes with the event hosts, Sarah, Simon and Waseem

125 - Simon Beaumont Talks Tableau COE

February 14th, 2018


Listen to how Simeon Beaumont, Head of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, led adoption of Tableau in his organization. His aha! moment from Tableau Conference on Tour to see the importance of not only …

124 - 10.5 , Hyper & Wonder

January 31st, 2018


On this episode, Matt covers his favorite features from the newly released 10.5, Emily gives us some soundbites from Wonder Women Tech, & we preview the Tableau Fringe Festival speakers. Check out Wonder Women Tech …

123 - Xmas Lookback

December 23rd, 2017


123 - Xmas Lookback by Emily & Matt

EP122.1 - Tableau Thanksgiving, the full version

November 24th, 2017


It’s the Thanksgiving episode! In this episode, Matt and Emily share some listener thoughts on what they are thankful for in the Tableau world, which …

EP122 - Tableau Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017


It’s the Thanksgiving episode! In this episode, Matt and Emily share some listener thoughts on what they are thankful for in the Tableau world, which …

Ep 121 - Fanalytics And Vizzies

November 8th, 2017


This week we reviewed the 2017 Vizzie Awards from #data17 and discussed the happenings at Fanalytics post conference and some of the talking points that arose from it.

Data17 Elissa F-Dawg Fink

October 19th, 2017


We had the great pleasure to talk to Tableau CMO Elissa Fink. The F-Dawg took time off from conference to talk about the event, what she has been up to, drop the odd f-bomb or two, and reveal the location of tc18.

Data17 Tableau C3PO Francois Ajenstat

October 13th, 2017


It's our regular catchup with Tableau CPO Francois, the man who needs no surname. We talked product releases and how Tableau plan to update the …

Data17 Marcela The Enterprise Cowboy

October 13th, 2017


We finished off #data17 by talking to Marcelo Guerra Hahn about the new enterprise features shown in devs on stage and of course cows.

Data17 Tableau Ceo Adam Selipsky

October 13th, 2017


We were lucky to have Adam Selipsky take a break from a busy #data17 conference to talk about his year as CEO, the difference between this and his first conference, and how to address diversity in tech.

Data17 Webedit - 11:10:2017, 14.28

October 11th, 2017


Third up in our #data17 Devs on Stage series was Rachel Boy who talked to us about editing on the web, nested projects and pre-built dashboards.

Data17 - Maps with Kent Marten

October 11th, 2017


Next up in our #data17 Devs on Stage was Kent Marten, who just loves maps! With guest interviewers Waseem Ali and Nai Louza

Data17 - All Sorts with Shahaf Nuriel

October 11th, 2017


Our #Data17 coverage continues with the first of our chats with the Devs on Stage. First up was Shahaf Nuriel who talked rulars, grids and all sorts …

#data17 Live - Squadcast.

October 10th, 2017


In our first live podcast of #data17 we talked to the Squad who makes it happen. Jordan Scott, Keyana Corliss, Sarah Goehri and Marissa Michelotti.

Ep112 - Data17 - Preview

October 4th, 2017


We reflect on the recent events in Las Vegas, talk resilience and look ahead to data17 with our 10 tips.

Ep111 - Chris&Ben Talk Community

September 6th, 2017


In this episode, we talk with Chris Toomey about the growing Tableau community. We talk about the challenges that come with growth and some solutions …

Ep - 110 - Cleargraph,Vizzies,TFF

August 17th, 2017


Was Clear Graph clearly a good decision? Matt and Emily provide their thoughts on the newest tableau release, and M& &E give a rundown on community events such as The Vizzies Awards and The Fringe Festival. …

108 - with Craig Bloodworth

June 28th, 2017


Craig Bloodworth of The Information Lab joins us to talk about the reinvigorated , & uses his tableau wish he had in reserves. …

Ep107 - Blogs, TFF and Safari

June 21st, 2017


In this episode, Matt & Emily chat about data17 London recaps including Neil Richards thought provoking post. We also chatted about how it sucks when you're topic isn't selected for conference (but never fear, TFF …

TCOT - Review - 07:06:2017 17.00

June 7th, 2017


#data17 is over, what a great time we had, here's our review of the week. Thanks for listening!!

TCOT - IronViz - David Pires - 07:06:2017 16.01

June 7th, 2017


We talked to David Pires, of Interworks, hot off the stage after winning the inaugural Iron Iron Viz Europe.

TCOT - HESA - Neil Richards - 07:06:2017 12.08

June 7th, 2017


We talked to Neil Richards from HESA about how he found Tableau, his growth in the community over the last two years and his experience of speaking at #data17

TCOT - PATH - Jeff Bernson 07:06:2017 12.34

June 7th, 2017


We talked to Jeff Bernson from PATH about how they have utilised the Tableau community in a project that aims to to rid Zambia of malaria by 2021

TCOT - Ryan Sleeper

June 6th, 2017


We talked to Ryan Sleeper of and about his new book, his tableau 201 blog and how he approaches his data viz.

TCOT - The Info Lab - Tom Brown - 06:06:2017 19.06

June 6th, 2017


We talked to The Information Lab founder Tom Brown about his approach to hiring, why and how he set up The Data School

TCOT - ExaSol - Eva Murray - 06:06:2017 19.09

June 6th, 2017


We talked ExaSol's Eva Murray about her journey to Tableau, moving overseas and fast data.

TCOT - Biztory - Matthew Miller - 06:06:2017 19.12

June 6th, 2017


We talked to Biztory's Matthew Miller on Shoes, dataviz and his new project OrbitInsights

TCOT Preview EP 98

June 2nd, 2017


TCOT Teaser In this episode, Matt & Emily discuss the upcoming Tableau on Tour in London where Matt and Emily will be podcasting live! Is TCOT even ready for this level of super excitement? They covered off a few …

BBOD - EP 97

May 10th, 2017


It's a big episode...the Big Book of Dashboards has arrived! 67% of the authors stop by the podcast to discuss the book, the process for writing it, and more. Steve Wexler and Andy Cotgreave also answer listener …

Emily at OpenVis - Day 2

April 26th, 2017


#openvisconf Day 2 didn't disappoint Emily recaps day2 which started off with an apology, had its fill of empathy, & entertainment. Two notable …

Emily at OpenVis - Day 1

April 25th, 2017


Emily sets off on an OpenVis adventuring, recalling Day 1 of the OpenVis Conference hosted by @bocoup Some of the highlights from yesterday: Amelia McNamara's presentation

Ironviz Round up and Open Viz Ep95

April 24th, 2017


Emily & Matt finally catch up & chat about @openvisconf, Tableau subscription pricing, 10.3 beta, & major squeals: Iron Viz in London! Em also shares her tiny tips from the week on cell size & show me to …

Alex Hijacks the Podcast - Ep94

April 19th, 2017


Alex & Em When Matt's away, Emily hijacks the podcast to interview her son Alex. They go through his thought process for selecting a chart for his science fair project. Check out the video that accompanies the …

Workout Wednesday Ep 93

March 15th, 2017


We talked about workouts on this episode of the Tableau Wannabe Podcast with Emma Whyte and Andy Kriebel. We learned how the idea came to fruition, who skill level you need to workout, & how it works. To learn more …

10.2 Review - Ep 92

March 9th, 2017


This week we talk about all the new features in 10.2 and what we would like to see in the next version, we are just never satisfied. Plus Emilys Tiny …

The Data Duo - Ep91

February 22nd, 2017


Oh Benjamin! Adam Crahen and Pooja Gandhi Vicky the show to discuss why they formed the dynamic data duo and their process for creating their vizzes.

Ep90 - Tableau Topic Du Jour

February 1st, 2017


In this episode, Matt and Emily do their Tableau Talk thanks to the Twitterverse. We talk about a new, but super important project, #vizforsocialgood as well as the topic du jour: data quality. In the highlight action …

MakeOverMonday Mania - Ep89

January 25th, 2017


It's Makeover Monday Mania on the podcast. Kriebel has graced us once again with his presence along with friend of the show, Eva Murray. They talk to us about what's in store for 2017 & discuss data concerns. You …

2016 Review

January 1st, 2017


Emily and Matt looked back on The Tableau world in 2016, and look forward to 2017

Data16 - Review - Panel - 25:11:2016 23.08

December 1st, 2016


Data16 Newbie Recap We started or data16 coverage with a panel to review newbie questions, so it's only fitting we end with a panel discussion from …

#Data16 - Looking back

November 25th, 2016


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… In this episode, Matt & Emily try to condense their data16 experience to a half an hour. Discussions range from the keynotes to the logistics with a little …

#DATA16 - Elissa Fink

November 23rd, 2016


To round off our #data16 recordings we talked to the awesome Gansta CMO Elissa Fink. This recording contains some strong language, we thought we …

#DATA16 - Francois Ajenstat

November 18th, 2016


We talked to new Tableau Chief Development Office Francois Ajenstat at #data16 about all the new toys we have to look forward to.

#DATA16 - Kiyoto Tamura Treasure Data

November 17th, 2016


We chatted to Kiyoto Tamura of Treasure Data to talk about their new platform and how it combines data from everywhere to put into Tableau

#DATA16 - Martha Kang

November 16th, 2016


We talked to Editorial Manager and all round superstar Matha Kang about her role editing the Tableau blog and her conference experience

#DATA16 - Amy Forstrom

November 15th, 2016


We talked to TC favourite Amy Forstrom about the exciting things we saw in Devs on Stage and to find out if she still hates baseball.

#DATA16 - Andrew Beers

November 14th, 2016


We talked to Chief Development Officer at Tableau Software Andrew Beers about the 3 year roadmap, Devs on stage and some more details on the amazing Project Maestro.

#DATA16 - Matt Chambers

November 9th, 2016


Recorded Live at #DATA16 we talked to Zen Master Matt Chambers about his journey starting out with Tableau, his Iron Viz experience and what its like to be a new Tableau Zen Master.

#DATA16 - Jeff Pettiross

November 9th, 2016


Recorded Live at #DATA16 we talked to Jeff Pettiross about the redesign of the Tableau UI and how to make software beautiful, difference but the same.

#DATA16 - Neal Myrick

November 9th, 2016


Recorded Live at #DATA16 we talked to Tableau Foundations Neal Myrick Find out more about the Foundations work and join the service corps here

EP65 - Data16 Preview Panel

November 3rd, 2016


We’re super excited about #data16 which is right around corner. Conference newbie, Emily Chen asked for a podcast on data16 prep, we made it happen! Take a listen and learn from a panel of conference vets Carl Allchin, …

2016 Vizzies Nominations

October 10th, 2016


Vote now for your winners of the 2016 Tableau Podcat Awards at the URL below.

EP62 - Alberto Cairo

September 15th, 2016


On this specially extended episode, we talk with someone who has one of the coolest job titles ever; Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair of the University of …

Tabate 1 - Tiled or Floating, which is best? - Ep 61

September 7th, 2016


Favoring the float, Pooja “the butterfly” Gandhi squares off against Tim “the structured beast” Nwgena who represents team tiled. Pooja and Tim discuss why they prefer their method in designing a visualization. Now it's …

Tableau News - New CEO - Ep60

August 31st, 2016


This week we chatted about changes at the top at Tableau and what that might mean for the company and the product. We looked at the VOTD all about the National Park Service, RJ Andrews superb video dataviz and an …

VizChic returns to talk TFF APAC and Tableau 10

August 23rd, 2016


This week we were joined by Viz Chic Fi Gordon to discuss the new features of Tableau 10. We reviewed a Viz of the Day and talked about the Tableau Fringe Festival APAC edition. Submit your talk abstract here

Tableau 10 Preview with Francois - Ep58

August 4th, 2016


In this episode, we chat with one of Tableau biggest data rockstars, Francois Ajenstat. Francois talks about guys favorite feature, the surprising number of beta testers, & answers Emily's question on the new google …

#TFF16 Recap with Founder Emily Kund

July 20th, 2016


The tables are turned on Emily, as Matt interviews her about TFF. Matt & Emily also chat about visualizing no malaria, zen maser nominations …

Cheeky Chappie - Pt2 -Ep56

July 13th, 2016


A Chat with Chappie We are super excited that Paul Chapman of and JLL came on the podcast to share his thoughts on so …

Mini Episode| TFF Hijacks the Podcast

July 8th, 2016


Mini Episode| TFF Hijacks the Podcast In this mini episode, Emily hijacks the podcast to talk about the Tableau Fringe festival including the lineup and why there's even a fringe festival in the first place! Check out …

CheekyChappie Pt1 - Ep55

July 6th, 2016


A Chat with Chappie We are super excited that Paul Chapman of and JLL came on the podcast to share his thoughts on so …

Tableau Sushi with Russell Spangler

June 22nd, 2016


Its Iron Viz feeder season so this week we talked to the winner of round 1, Russell Spangler about his winning entry Tableau Sushi Russell talked about how …

London Calling Jock - Ep53

June 19th, 2016


Fi and Matt talked to renowned visual analytics researcher and pioneer Dr. Jock Mackinlay. Jock talked about Tableau 10, his favourite viz of all time and his keynote where as he takes us on a tour of the history of …

London Calling James - Ep52

June 19th, 2016


Its time for Tableau on tour London, standing in for Emily is Fi Gordon, a kiwi all the way from Oz. We talked to James Eiloart. James is Tableau's Senior Vice President in the EMEA region and one of this years keynote …

Craig Bloodworth and TCOT London - Ep 51

June 10th, 2016


(TCOT) London Calling Special guest Craig Bloodworth chatted with us about some if the TCOT London sessions he's looking forward to, Emily pretended she was going & bookmarked sessions, & Matt did a dramatic …

Ep50 - Party Special

May 6th, 2016


Happy 50th Birthday Podcast! In this episode, it's all about the guests & conversation! We talk about our all time favorite vizzes that are HOF-worthy, on each guests' opinion. We make birthday wishes & hope …

Women in Data Month - Ep49

April 27th, 2016


This week Matt and Em look back over the women in data month, The Iron Viz Qualifiers, and much more. Good Day, and Good Viz.

SashaRocks - Ep48

April 13th, 2016


SashaRocks There were too many good women to highlight during our data+women month on the podcast, so we have a bonus episode. Emily and Matt were …

VizGirlPower - Alex Duke - Ep47

March 30th, 2016


#VizGirlPower On this episode, we talked with Alex Duke of Slalom Consulting. Alex has taken on a lot of awesome projects this year and is a huge …

All About Amy - Ep46

March 16th, 2016


Data+Women Month continues on the podcast and we are delighted to have baseball's biggest fan and Tableau developer, Amy Forstrom, with us on the show. Amy share with us how she found Tableau and what it was like being …

Woman In Data - Emma Whyte - Ep45

March 9th, 2016


Fan of the show and Woman in Data, Emma Whyte comes on the show as our Data+Women Month continues. Emma talks about training tips, her favorite features, & provides her three wishes for Tableau. Emma is smart, …

Data+Women+Podcast = Fiona Gordon - Ep44

March 2nd, 2016


Data+Women+Podcast We're super excited to celebrate Women's History Month by featuring women in data on the podcast. All month long! We have great guest lined up and we kick it off with Fi Gordon aka VizChic. A great …

Vizzing Nothing - Ep 43

February 24th, 2016


In this episode, we talk and nothing and something! This USDA chart provided fodder for discussion on visualizing missing data and embellishments aka bling. What do you think? Continue the conversation with us!

DC Data+Women - Ep 42

February 17th, 2016


In this week's episode, Matt & Emily chat about some of the recent happenings in the Tableau world; Data+Women meetups and Gartner Magic Quadrant …

Community Collaborations - Ep41

February 3rd, 2016


In this episode, we talk briefly about a trend in the Tableau community; community collaboration projects. We explore four projects in this episode; …

Dan Murray talks Tableau Your Data 2

January 20th, 2016


This week, we chat with Dan Murray about his new book (released this week): *Tableau Your Data 2. *Dan* *offers some insight into what's different about TYD2 and TYD. Dan also shares his three wishes! For more …

The Tableau Wannabe Podcast Awards

January 15th, 2016


Come and find out who will win a coveted Podcast award and kick off 2016 in style

Ep 39 - An Evergreen Makeover

January 14th, 2016


Matt & Emily discuss visualizing balance sheets based on a Twitter discussion about Stephenie Evergreen's makeover of summary financials. From …

2015 Review of the Year Ep38

December 24th, 2015


This week Emily and Matt look back over 2015, we pick out some of our personal highlights and look at some of the talking points from the last 12 months, including The Tableau Fringe Festival

Desert Island Vizzes Ep 37

December 16th, 2015


Matt is Shipwrecked and Emily is lost on A desert island. So what do they do? pick their top 5 viz types from Show Me in an homage to Andy^2's …

Kantar IIB Awards - Ep36

December 9th, 2015


We chat about the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, which can be found here: Matt & Emily also …

When is a map not a map? - Ep35

December 2nd, 2015


This week we look at alternative maps, hex maps and period table type maps. We discuss when these are both a good and bad idea, the pros and cons and the things you have to be aware of when using them.

#tableaugiving - Ep34

November 25th, 2015


We talk about ( wanting us to get over our truncated-axis hate (, …

Ep33 - #data15 Review

November 12th, 2015


This week Emily and Matt look back at the Tableau Conference in Las Vegas. We pick our 3 favourite new feature announcements, some of the sessions we really liked and our own personal conference highlights. We'd love to …

#data15 Live Podcast - Roger Hau

October 26th, 2015


We chatted to Roger about all things data prep, including the new features mentioned in the Devs on Stage keynote such as cross database joins and filters.

#data15 Live Podcast - Kelly Wright

October 26th, 2015


We were fortunate to talk with Kelly Wright, EVP of Sales at Tableau. We touch on women in leadership roles in data/tech as well as her thoughts on …

#data15 Live Podcast - Sean Boon

October 26th, 2015


Devs on podcast continues with Sean Boon. We talks a little about visualization types and mapping in particular.

#data15 Live Podcast - Bora Beran

October 23rd, 2015


With way too much to talk about, we focused our data15 chat with Bora on making stats & analysis accessible to everyone.

#data15 Live Podcast - Nick Hritsko

October 23rd, 2015


The live podcasting continues as we chat to developer Nick Hritsko about how he came to tableau and the dev work he does.

#data15 Live Podcast - Ronnie Yates

October 23rd, 2015


We caught up with Ronnie “Sausage Fingers” Yates at his first TC. We talk about his journey to Tableau, mobile, & try to find out more about being asked to leave Burning Man.

#data15 Live Podcast - Jock MacKinlay

October 23rd, 2015


In this short, we talk with Dr. Jock McKinlay about data sushi (a talk he once gave at Tapestry in 2014) and the research process at Tableau.

#data15 Live Podcast - Francois Ajenstat

October 23rd, 2015


Only one name needed, Francois is a total data rockstar. The planets aligned and we finally caught up with Francois to talk about big changes announced on stage and considerations for determining what gets developed.

#data15 Podcast Live - Trina Chaisson

October 23rd, 2015


Sharing the same mission as Tableau, Trina Chaisson's company became Tableau's first acquisition. We caught up with Trina at her first TC to chat about mobile, mission, and making data available to everyone.

Episode 32 LIzard Mom & Data Boy

September 16th, 2015


This week Emily and Matt preview the Tableau Fringe Festival ( Talk 508 compliance in dataviz (

Ep 31 - Forbidden Data Viz with Andy Kirk

August 19th, 2015


On this week's episode we welcome Andy Kirk to the show to discuss the topic: Are there any absolute rules in data viz. the conversation started over …

Ep30 - Birthdayshow

August 5th, 2015


Ep30 - Birthdayshow by Emily & Matt

Ep29 - Data15 on tour wrap up with the Data School

July 24th, 2015


This week its Matts turn to be interviewed as Emily asked him about his Data15 on Tour experience. We also had the last of the Tableau Wannabe …

Ep 28 Podcast Live - Ajay Chandramouly

July 9th, 2015


In the next of the Tableau Wannabe Podcast OnTour interviews we talked to Ajay Chandramouly, Director, Analyst Relations at Tableau Software. He told …

Ep27 - Podcast Live - Ashley Jaschke

July 7th, 2015


the 2nd podcast from #data15, this time we talked to Ashley Jaschke, about cloud computing and Tableau Online and how Tableau is proving SAAS …

Ep26 - Podcast Live - Robert Kosara

July 7th, 2015


In the first podcast from #data15 i was joined by Robert Kosara, we talked about Storytelling with data, the research division and lots more.

Ep25 ElissaCast

July 6th, 2015


You'll recognize her as the voice from TCC, Elissa visits the show to talk about how she found tableau, her 'I can't believe it' moments, & women in data. Emily was super excited to hear from her and you will be too!

Ep24 Behind the Viz with Andy Cotgreave

July 6th, 2015


Heart sang it best...He's a Magic Man! On this episode, we go behind the viz with Tableau's Magic Man and Senior Technical Evangelist, Andy …

Ep 23 - 100 years of dataviz best practice

June 12th, 2015


# Back to the Future Part 1 Summer is here and what better way to kick it off with a podcast. Matt and Emily review some viz of the days, talk about what's going on in the twittersphere, & go back to the future by …

Ep22 - Talking Community with Tracy Fitzgerald

May 27th, 2015


In this episode, we're talking about the awesomeness that is the Tableau community. We delve into Emily's WE Viz event by discussing the vizzes that Jen …

20 - Tableau CEO Christian Chabot

April 15th, 2015


A Visit from the CEO We were super excited and fortunate to have Tableau's CEO, Christian Chabot, join us for a discussion! We talked about bootstrapping the company, women in data, living in London, and more. There …

19 - Golden Viz Idol - Jewel Loree

March 18th, 2015


Jewel Loree stopped by to chat viz with us and we picked up some insight from the pop vizard herself. We chatted about two recent viz of the days by Gina Bremer at Payscale and Sarah Stone of the Texas Rangers. Links : …

Ep 18 - Sarah Nell talks TUGS

February 28th, 2015


When Sarah's around, you know you'll have fun and learn something in the process. To kick off Women's History Month, we're fortunate enough to have Sarah Nell join us. We talked about Tableau's position in the industry, …

Episode 17 - VOTD, Weather and Assless Chaps

February 13th, 2015


Nothing Says VizLove Like Assless Chaps and Tableau Public Not fully recovered from the attack of the Viz Ninja, Matt & Emily are gobsmacked by …

Ep16 : We Chat to Viz Ninja Paul Banoub

February 4th, 2015


We tried to prepare, but can one ever really prepare for the attack of the VizNinja? We welcomed the fantastic Paul Banoub to the podcast. We chat …

Ep 15 - Hello 2015

January 16th, 2015


Welcome back listeners, hope you had a good holiday. On this week's podcast we look back over our highlights of 2014 and we look forward and talk …

Episode 14 - Jon Schwabish Comes back for more

December 19th, 2014


In the final podcast of 2014, Emily and Matt welcome the return of Jon Schwabish. We chat with Jon about HelpmeViz and the importance of helping other people pick up best practise. We then talked about his latest …

Episode 13 - The One with Andy Congreave

November 26th, 2014


This week Emily and Matt were joined by Andy Cotgreave, Tableaus Social Content Manager. We talked to Andy about what he does, what it takes to be Zen Master and his superb TCC14 talk about Willard Brinton

Episode 12 - The One with Jonathan Drummey

November 11th, 2014


This week Matt and Emily are joined by Zen Master Jonathan Drummey. Along with the usual chat about Viz of the Day Jonathan tells us how he wants everyone to get better Tableau. The slides that Jonathan talked about can …

Episode 11 - The One about Dashboard design

October 31st, 2014


This week Emily and Matt talk about Donna Coles excellent Prostate Cancer Viz and review Ryan Sleepers superb #data14 talk on dashboard design. …

Episode 10 - The One Where The Kriebel Strikes Back

October 14th, 2014


This week, back by popular demand, well his demands, is Andy Kriebel. Along with the usual review of a VOTD, Emily and Matt did a live review of …

Episode 9 - The one about changing your point of view

October 6th, 2014


This week Emily and Matt discuss the Viz of the days, Andy Cotgreaves TC14 session talk on Brinton and how making a small change to the point of view of a viz can dramatically change the outcome.

Episode 8 - The One With Andy Kriebel

September 26th, 2014


This week Emily and Matt are joined by Zen Master and VizWiz at Facebook Andy Kriebel. We chat Viz of the Day, piecharts and Andy's approach to creating great data viz. This week we talked about these great vizzes :

Episode 7 - The one with Jon Schwabish

September 22nd, 2014


This week Emily and Matt talk to Jon Schwabish about his work at The Urban Institute and his approach to data visualisation.

Episode 6 - The one about the post conference recap

September 18th, 2014


This week Emily and Matt discuss the 2014 Tableau customer conference, what they loved and didn't quite like about it.

Data14 Day One Recap

September 10th, 2014


A special recap from Day One of Data14, we were joined by Tableau Zen Master and Map wizard Allan Walker.

Episode 5 - The one with Dan Murray and #data14 preview

September 3rd, 2014


This week Emily and Matt preview #data14, we chat about what we aim to get from it and discuss the pre-conference hangout. Emily then chats over coffee with Tableau legend Dan Murray

Episode 4 - The One with Ben Jones

August 22nd, 2014


Ben Jones joined Matt Francis and Emily Kund to talk Tableau, Viz of the day and about his book,

Episode 3 - The One about Reports vs Visual Analytics

August 14th, 2014


Once again Matt Francis and Emily Kund have a chat about all things tableau and record it for you, you lucky people. This week we talk about viz of the day, the difference between reports and visual analytics, and a new …

Episode 2 - The One About Designing For Your Audience

August 8th, 2014


Wow, it's another edition of the premier Tableau podcast! This week Emily and Matt discuss the weeks Viz of the Days, the importance of knowing who is going to consume your viz and Twitter Talk about 3d charts .

Episode 1 The One about Stories

July 29th, 2014


The first episode of The Tableau Wannabe Podcast, with Matt Francis and Emily Kund. This week its all about stories.

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