Math for Primates
By Nick Horton and Tom Henderson
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Tom and Nick are a couple of monkeys who decided that arguing about mathematics was a better use of their time then throwing poo at one another. Were they right? You be the judge.
||Episode 14! Infinity And Beyond||Yes, we flat out skipped episode 12. Why, because mathematicians can't count ... - In this episode: Zeno's beach bungalow and why he can't come out to play Do train tracks actually touch at infinity? How do YOU know? Have you been there?||7/23/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 013 – Probably about Probability||As most of you know, we're still working on the format. And it will take a number of goes to get it dialed in. This is the second incarnation. Feel free to comment, and we'll take your input to heart. - Oh, and we pre-record a lot of these,||4/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 011: Learning How To Count – Let My Primates Go!||EDIT: I want to make clear that the episode below includes some new musical interludes that are in the "rough draft" stage. I put it up because I'd love to hear comments from you, our audience, on what you felt worked and didn't work.||4/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 010: The Most Ornery Pi Day Podcast … Ever!||In this podcast: Tom and Nick are not as happy with Pi Day as you'd expect. Why do Hippies like Pi so much? Where does pi come from, and why do we care? Is mounting a Ferris Wheel on a Flat-Bed Truck a good idea?||3/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 009 – Partial Orderings: What’s Wrong with the Olympics?||in this Podcast: What's wrong with the "medal count" ordering in the Olympics? Is it really all that surprising that Canada is good at Curling? quasi ordering vs partial ordering vs total ordering - who cares? Nick,||3/5/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 008 – Topology Primer: Geometry on Acid||In this podcast: Geometry on Acid: The category of Topological spaces and continuous maps. Tom has a silly putty reason for everything. The continuity of film. Did Xeno predict calculus? Ms. PacMan also loves donuts. -||2/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 007 – Cooperative Game Theory: How to Buy A Monkey||In this Podcast: Cooperative vs. Non-cooperative games OR Combinatorial vs. Procedural Games Does Curious George belong on the show "Shark Tank"? The most hardcore competitive market ever devised How rapacious can Tom get?||2/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 006 – Top “n” List: Category Theory and Bonobo Sex||In This Podcast What is a Category, and why do I care? Did cave men use the word "the"? Getting funky with "functors". The WORST George Clinton impersonation of ALL TIME Sets vs Groups vs Vector Spaces vs Graphs||2/5/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 005: 12-Gauge Theory – OR – How the Delorean Can Save Economics||In This Podcast What's wrong with economics? Is mathematics an appropriate tool for social science? Vector bundles The Delorean and it's role in understanding typewriters. The 12-Gauge shotgun approach to fixing economics! - References -||1/29/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 004 – What Makes A Good Teacher? A Good Clint Eastwood Impression||In this Episode: What does a good Clint Eastwood impression have to do with being a good teacher? How Teach For America is revolutionizing the teaching scene Can you teach good teaching? What's up with Texas and their maniacal standards for g...||1/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Wouldn't you like to be a Primate too?
While I am not a math orented person by nature, this podcast has me thinking in ways that are new to me. Both hosts have a gift for instruction that makes the listener grasp the concept being discussed before they are even aware they have learned anything. Funny. Educational. Painless.
This is one of the top best math podcasts I've had the pleasure of coming across. They are extremely entertaining, engaing, and most importanly informative. Complex topics are handle gracefully and in a very easy to digest manner. Please continue to keep up the great work and spreading math in a fun, approacable and thought provoking way!
I love math and this podcast. Very easy to understand!