How to create an audio-driven story in Flourish

Audio-driven stories, or talkies, are a way to combine clear narrative and interactivity in order to break down the distinction between data explanation and data exploration.

To create your own talkie,

Create a Flourish story with as many slides as you like
Under Audio/autoplay choose Enabled
Upload your voiceover as an MP3 file
Set durations for each slide to line up the visuals with the audio
Hit Publish to share or embed
It's also possible to skip the audio upload step to make an “autoplay” story that silently progresses through the slides at specified times, optionally looping at the end. This can be handy, for example, when using a Flourish data story on a big screen at an event.

Note: it is not currently possible to add audio to stories created using our scrolly option