Ben, Ben and Blue
By Grant Sanderson, Ben Eater, Ben Stenhaug
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A podcast by Grant Sanderson, Ben Eater and Ben Stenhaug about education, technology, and whatever else comes to mind.
||CleanBBB #15: The origins of Ben Eater||In the middle of a discussion that was meant to be about computer networking, we ended up diving into Eater's full career trajectory. Stenhaug and I (Grant) were so fascinated by this that we decided to just pull that whole section of the...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #14: Color||A discussion of color vision, reflections on the internet's most talked-about dress, and the design choices of using color in content. Notes Jamie Wong's fantastic post "From Hexcodes to Eyeballs" Study on how the Russian language influences...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #13: Mindsets||Our take on some of the discussions and work done around mindsets, particularly in the context of math education. Notes Carol Dweck and her book Mindset Jo Boaler, her book Mathematical Mindset, and her...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #12: 3Blue1Brown Q&A #2||The second Q&A session for 3blue1brown. We chose the questions that we thought made for the best discussion, which includes whether or not a knack for math is innate, favorite improv games, whether IT will always be an industry approachable to...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #11: Poker and serious teaching||After chatting about playing poker together and debriefing about having Jason Fullen on the podcast, Stenhaug asks Eater and Grant if they have ever considered being teachers in a more formal setting. Where to connect with us - Discuss this...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #10: The case against Net Neutrality?||Everyone seems to want net neutrality, yet it remains a contentious issue. Is pure evil the only reason anyone would oppose it, or is it a bit more nuanced? Where to connect with us - Discuss this episode on Reddit - Twitter...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #9: Boots on the ground middle school math teaching, with Jason Fullen||We're joined by Jason Fullen, an Ohio middle school vice principal, who shares some of his experiences with the constraints that he and his school's teachers are faced with in trying to structure math classes. Where to connect with us - Discuss this...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #8: Credentials||What value does a college degree hold? And to the extent that an elite university degree does provide some special benefit to its holder, is it a value that could hypothetically be made universal, or is it intrinsic to the exclusivity...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #7: What is the goal of education?||A conversation centered on David Labaree's paper "Public Goods, Private Goods: The American Struggle Over Educational Goals", as well as a few of our own views on what the goal of education should be. Enjoying these episodes? Consider a...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #6: What's next for Ben Eater?||Ben Eater is nearing the end of his epic series on how to build your own computer from scratch, which raises the natural question, what's next? This leads to a general discussion about the goals of our content, what we think about while...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #5: Plans to flip a class||Ben Stenhaug is back in the classroom! We have fun talking about his plan for how to run a small 1 unit course introducing a few data science tools to grad students. Where to connect with us - Discuss this episode on...||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #4: Randomness and GTD||As an experiment, after recording episode 3 we decided to simply record a completely unstructured conversation–whatever happened to be on our minds in that moment. Among other things, this included the finicky nature of podcasts, checklists,...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #3: Wait, why are you guys making videos?||Ben Stenhaug calls out Grant and Eater on the fact that they spent all of episode 2 talking about how people don't learn from lectures, but they create videos which are basically lectures. Compare this to episode 4 and leave us some feedback on what...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #2: Lecturing=Bloodletting, so why are we still doing it?||There's clearly some gravity towards a lecture-based classroom structure, even though we now know that this is not the best way for students to learn. Here we discuss what the sources of that inertia might be. More from Ben Ben and Blue...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBBB #1: 3Blue1Brown Q&A||Grant Sanderson and Ben Eater (sadly Ben Stenhaug was away) discuss questions posted for a 3blue1brown Q&A. Links for channels mentioned: - Looking glass universe - Welch Labs||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Discussions about maths education
I enjoy 3Blue1Brown videos tremendously, and was very glad to learn about the launch of this podcast. Whoever appreciates Grant's work, will also find the discussions very engaging and interesting to follow. I didn't know about the work by the other two hosts of the podcast, but will definitely check them out.
Huge thanks to Grant for his superb, beautiful and highly motivating work!
Great new podcast!
I love it when my favorite youtubers start new projects. I'm super invested in Ben, Ben and Blue's success. This podcast rises out of three different loves of the mathematical sciences, education, and camaraderie from these three Khan Academy veterans. But it's not all just tech talk; it's got heart too, whether that's Ben Stenhaug talking about novel ways he's connecting with his grandmother, Grant Sanderson worrying about the little guy in gambling schemes, or Ben Eater standing his moral ground on character determining black boxes. Ben, Ben and Blue shows a lot of promise!
Good Stuff. Prefer the Randomness
I like 3blue1brown on YouTube so I thought I'd give this podcast a go. I now am a fan of both Bens. In answer to Grant's question about preferences in topics, I liked the flow of conversation better in the randomness episode, but I do really enjoy hearing you talk about education.