The Daily Digit is an animated dataviz show that "tells the story behind the numbers that make our world work". I helped develop this show for Yahoo News with Alie Stewart and head of Oath Studios animation department, Miguel Mir. The show is currently being produced/written by Sam Matthews  and animated by Joe Riccobono . Check back to this page for the latest episode!   

Today we’re looking at what Netflix’s $8 billion bet on original content means for the future of streaming.

Today we’re looking at the mind-boggling fortune of the world’s richest man: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Today we’re looking at the surge in the number of women running for Congress in 2018.

Today we’re looking at the great lengths and expense that the city of San Francisco goes to to keep its streets clean from human waste and drug needles.

Today we’re looking at the United States' illegal drug of choice: marijuana.

Today we're looking at a growing trend in real estate: More than one-third of homebuyers are making offers sight unseen.

Today we’re looking at Hollywood’s diversity problem. Though minorities make up 37.1 percent of the U.S. population, only 13.9 percent of lead roles in Hollywood films go to people of color. A new study from CAA shows that’s bad for business.

Today we’re looking at everyone's favorite generation to criticize: millennials. According to a new study, 24.1 percent of millennials with full-time jobs get financial assistance from their parents to pay bills — but there's more to the story than avocado toast and music festivals.

Today we’re looking at extinction. Last week, the last male northern white rhino died, leaving little hope for the species. How did we go from thousands of northern white rhinos to just 2 in only a century?

With a teachers’ strike narrowly avoided in Oklahoma overnight, we're looking at how public school teachers are paid in the United States.

Today we're looking at America's love for tying one on. According to a new study from the CDC, nearly one-fifth of Americans binge-drink on a regular basis — and the effects on the economy will give you a hangover.

Today we’re looking at the world’s ultrarich. According to a study from Oxfam, 82% of all wealth created in 2017 went to the world’s wealthiest 1% — whereas the poorest 50% of the world gained no wealth at all.

Today we're looking at life expectancy in the United States, which has gone down for the third time in as many years. So why are Americans dying earlier today?

Today we're looking at the $16 million in unpaid parking fines owed to New York City by drivers with U.N. diplomat license plates.

Today we're looking at a 600,000-square-mile swath of the Pacific Ocean that's littered with plastic debris. It's called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and new data shows that it's more than 16 times larger than once thought. The garbage patch has been steadily growing since plastics hit the market in the 1950s. This summer, a nonprofit called The Ocean Cleanup will launch its first mission to reduce the patch's size.

Today we’re looking into the not-so-distant future, just six years from now, when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company will send its first manned missions to Mars. 

Today we're looking at the nuptials of the decade: the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry of the U.K. and American actress Meghan Markle. The couple will wed May 19, and they and their 800 or so invited guests will enjoy the best ceremony $44.8 million can buy—although almost all of that will go toward security. Check out how the budget breaks down.

Today we're looking at the massive undertaking to connect Hong Kong to Mainland China via a 34-mile-long sea bridge. When it opens to the public, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the longest bridge of its kind and will cut driving time between Hong Kong and Macau by roughly 60 percent. Just make sure to hit the rest stop before getting on the bridge.

Today we're looking at the apparent myth that links immigrant populations with crime. According to a Gallup Poll, 45 percent of Americans believe that immigrants cause crime rates to rise, but new research from the Marshall Project shows that as immigrant populations grew by 118 percent since 1980, violent crime actually dropped by 36 percent.

 Today we're looking at the most elusive denomination in U.S. currency: the $2 bill. While you almost never see them in the wild, the Federal Reserve estimates that $2.4 billion worth of the bills are in circulation.

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 Today we’re looking at America’s favorite pastime: baseball. It’s been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early ’80s. However, this year we’re seeing more African-American players take to the field, due in part to programs that encourage urban youth to join the game.

Today we're looking at the impact of fashion on the environment. Americans produce 25 billion pounds of textile waste each year — the bulk of which is made up of used clothing. About 80 percent of clothes bought this year will end up in landfills or incinerated. Even clothes that are donated rarely find a second wearer. However, there is now a call within the fashion industry to upend the wasteful cycle.

Today we're looking at the unprecedented number of candidates vying for seats in the House of Representatives this year. While some candidates have already been weeded out in primaries, the 2018 midterm election remains the most competitive House race in recent memory, with historic numbers of hopefuls on both sides.

Today we’re looking one of the worst feelings there is: loneliness. A new study by health care provider Cigna has found that 43% of Americans report feeling isolated sometimes or all of the time. To make matters worse, the study found that more than half of Americans feel no one knows them well. Research has shown that loneliness can significantly increase mortality rates — meaning that maintaining close relationships could literally save your life.

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