The Guardian's 'Strange Bird' introduces a new web-based audio player for mobile and desktop screens that offers an enhanced listening—and visual—and experience.
While podcasts are primarily thought of as audio-only forms of entertainment, Strange Bird introduces a new format that challenges this. The experimental audio player boasts a chat-style interface that is highly engaging, especially as users are able to receive everything from charts and GIFs to external links that support the listening experience.
Strange Bird, hosted by Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi, is described as "a show about the numbers that shape our lives." In the first episode of the podcast series, Strange Bird explores the experience of miscarriage. Future episodes of the show are also set to tackle experiences that can be challenging to discuss in public.