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


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


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

Plus Podcast


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


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


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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