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Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts, be it when I’m walking to university or simply to pass the time on an airplane; there is something about the format of a podcast that I thoroughly enjoy. I previously did a post on 5 Maths Podcasts and I thought today I would add to that list!

Math Ed Podcast

Hosted by Samuel Otten from the University of Missouri, this podcast consists of interviews with mathematics education researchers about recent studies. Perfect for those interested in the teaching of mathematics, this podcast allows you to keep up to date with the most current research in this field.

Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist

Inspired by the fact that women seem to be the vast minority in higher mathematics, this podcast aims to promote the visibility of women in mathematics, and so I could not fail to mention it. The episodes are short and sweet, allowing you to quickly get through a bunch of episodes (at least that’s what I did when I discovered it!)

Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society

This podcast is great in describing how mathematics plays a part of science, nature, technology and human culture. From presenting realistic animation to beating cancer, it delves into various fields where researchers talk about how they use mathematics in their work.

Breaking Math

Personally my favourite out of all, Breaking Math aims to make math accessible to everyone and make it enjoyable – something I am also very passionate about. It airs every other week and explains confusing topics, such as chaos theory, in an accessible way. “If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you’re almost guaranteed to learn something new!”  

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New Podcast!

Today is a quick post to let you know that the writer of one of my favourite blogs Roots of Unity, Evelyn Lamb, and the mathematician Kevin Knudson from the University of Florida have created a new podcast called ‘My Favourite Theorem‘!

Lamb says:

In each episode, logically enough, we invite a mathematician on to tell us about their favourite theorem. Because the best things in life are better together, we also ask our guests to pair their theorem with, well, anything: wine, beer, coffee, tea, ice cream flavours, cheese, favourite pieces of music, you name it. We hope you’ll enjoy learning the perfect pairings for some beautiful pieces of math.

Click here to listen to the first episode, which features Lamb and Knudson telling us about their favourite theorems!

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5 Maths Podcasts

Relatively Prime

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This is a mathematics podcast created by Samuel Hansen in 2012. It is composed of 8 episodes and tells stories behind mathematics on topics including game-playing computers, music and architecture.

Travels in a Mathematical World

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This is a podcast by Peter Rowlett, featuring episodes about mathematicians talking about their work, the history of maths and maths news.

Plus Podcast

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Plus magazine is one of my favourite websites on mathematics, which has a  section called Plus Podcasts. They have interviews on a various mathematical topics to support their written articles. However, they release episodes infrequently.

A Brief History of Mathematics

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This is a BBC Radio 4 documentary in podcast form created by Professor of mathematics Marcus du Sautoy in 2010. It is composed of 10 episodes, each themed around a mathematician or group of mathematicians.

In this podcast, “Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

Math Mutation

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Although new episodes are not published very frequently, Math Mutation is a podcast series by Erik Seligman, aiming to highlight “fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you probably didn’t hear in school”.

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