By James Simenc
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A show about numbers and us. Documentary stories about ourselves, our world, our universe--guided by a curiosity for math and numbers.
||Clean#6 Cake Envy||Welcome to the world of fair division, a world where your slice of birthday cake is always better than everyone else's.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 About Schmidt||Entomologist Dr. Justin Schmidt is known as "The King of Sting" for good reason. After decades spent subjecting himself to ant, wasp, and bee stings, the Schmidt Sting Pain Index is the bible of insect stings. Or perhaps it's a connoisseur's guide.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 The Dozenalist Manifesto, or Twelve is the New Ten||All of western civilization counts by tens. But what if there was a better way? A way to make basic arithmetic simpler, and multiplication tables easier to memorize? Enter number twelve.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 The Impossible Marathon, Part 2||The marathon world record stands at 2 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds. Is it possible for a human to run the race in less than 2 hours flat? Part 2--the Kalenjin, Kenya's super-runners.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 The Impossible Marathon, Part 1||The marathon world record stands at 2 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds. Is it possible for a human to run the race in less than 2 hours flat? Part 1--the marathon's surprising history, and how to build the perfect distance runner.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 The Vote||Maine hasn't elected a new governor with majority support in over 50 years. A 2016 citizen referendum proposes a solution, and a new website brings the power of social choice theory to the people.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Digits!||A show about numbers and us.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Full disclousure, I freinds with James. But with that said, this is a very well done podcast that is smart and acessable. I totally reccomend this if you are into the more head-y pieces run by NPR or Freakanomics. Numbers and people, what's up with that?
A fascinating look at the intersection of math, culture, and human behavior.
Interesting and Fun!
Every episode has been great so far. As a math person who was born on the twelfth day of the twelfth month I especially enjoyed episode four.