By Thomas E. Woolley, Ben M. Parker, The Wonderful Liz
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Maths at: the Movies is a twice-monthly podcast that celebrates, critiques and laughs at all the movies that have ever tried to portray the beauty of logical thought on the silver screen. Helping to untangle the presented numerical mysteries are the scatter-brained mathematicians, Dr Thomas E. Woolley (Cardiff University) and Dr Ben M. Parker (University of Southampton), whilst the voice of the interested observer is ably supplied by The Wonderful Liz. The general knowledge of the hosts will also be supported by special guests with specific expertise.
||ExplicitMaths at: pi day||Happy pi day everyone. We figure that pi day is the like Hallowe'en for mathematicians. It's a day they get to cut loose and throw away their inhibitions. As such Lorraine's intro pertaining to strong language is particularly pertinent for today's p||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at: Valentine's day||Although we've finished our first series, we couldn't miss St Valentine's day. What could be more romantic than scientifically analysing love and romance using mathematics? Amongst other things we discuss: Why should you dump the first 37% of your partn||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: Interstellar plus SPECIAL GUEST||This week we watch Interstellar. We are very excited to be joined by the expertise of Cat Harris Whereas Thomas and Ben are just about good enough understand their own mathematical fields Cat has a wide range of disciplines under her belt spanning both||1 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: The Oxford Murders||This week we discuss we discuss The Oxford Murders: Thomas laughs at the word bra;Liz wants a prime number named after her;Ben just wants his coffee bringing to him;And we all think about mathematically defining pasta shapes.Yup, it's a case of a bad mo||21 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: Flatland||This week we take a walk in the lower dimensions as we talk about Flatland: The Movie. How much is your life worth?Could 2D animals exist?Did George Orwell rip this story off by adding a third dimension?All of these questions and more are interrupted||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at: Christmas||It's the most wonderful time... of the year. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of our listeners. Join us as we discuss (amongst other things): our favourite Christmas films (not really mathematical); the differences between a mathematicians||25 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMATM Appendix: Boy born on a Tuesday||During Maths at the Movies: The Imitation Game Ben introduced the following puzzle: I have two children. One of them is a boy. What is the probability that both children are boys? Although counter-intuitive, it can be shown that the solution is 1/3.||15 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: Moneyball||In this (Hallowe'en themed?) episode we watch the movie Moneyball. The story of a young mathematician, played by Jonah Hill, struggling to be heard amongst the angry men that make up baseball. And I think Brad Pitt was in there somewhere as well. Can Jo||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: pi||This week we watched pi. Sadly there were no tigers, boats or Dev Patel in this movie. Nope, this film was an avant garde, mood piece, seething with questioning the meaning of truth and its place in the lives of humans and the universe. In other words p||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: The Imitation Game plus SPECIAL GUEST||In this episode we watch the movie The Imitation Game. Alongside your regular team of Thomas, Ben and Liz there was only one mathematician with the expertise who could take us through this movie with grace, wit and wisdom. And that mathematician was||3 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: The Man Who Knew Infinity||In this episode we watch the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity. And in this episode we learn that we shouldn't be mean to Dev Patel. You can admire Jeremy Iron's subtle performance of introversion;You can wonder if maths is like Jazz;You can even quest||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land||In this episode we watch the movie Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land. Well, this was just weird. Although the animation is beautiful, can you trust the company that told you that lemmings were suicidal to teach you mathematics? Also we cover Donald Duck'||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: Proof||In this episode we watch the movie Proof. Did Gwyneth Paltrow really prove the theorem? What theorem was she trying to prove? How many vaginas does a Time Lord have? All these questions and more are discussed in this weeks Maths at the Movies. If you're||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaths at the Movies: 21||In our first ever episode we watch the movie 21. This film has it all: racism, sexism, disableism... and a smattering of mathematics. Join us as we peel back the layers of gambling and card counting to reveal why you should never keep your money in your||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMATM Appendix: Who the hell are we?||You've listened to us talk, but what are our credentials? What do we know? What are our backgrounds? When should you take our "facts" at face value and when should you call b******t? Join us in this appendix to better understand your hosts. Further read||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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