Pulse-Project Math/Maths Weekly Podcasts
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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Peter Rowlett in Nottingham calls Samuel Hansen in Las Vegas and the pair chat about math and maths that has been in the news, that they've noticed and that has happened to them.
Just two cool guys, just hanging out
...talking about math. I'd describe the podcast as two friends shooting the breeze, but instead of talking about sports, they're talking about what's going on in the math world. Peter is in the UK and Samuel is in the US and they offer a nice balance. If you're interested in what's happening in math, subscribe. You don't need to be technically advanced in math to find it interesting.
I don't know much about Math...
But I know I like this. Misters Hansen and Rowlett discuss interesting topics and in a way a dummy like me can understand. Listen, people, this thing is informative AND entertaining, so subscribe already!
p.s. Something, something, quadratic equation.
A Good Source for Math Current Events
This is the best clearing house of current events news in the world of math I've ever found. The format is a conversation over the phone each week between Rowlett in England and Hansen in Las Vegas (although he hasn't seemed to be there all summer). This seems fairly original, considering I get most of my podcasts from major outlets (NPR, ASCD, New York Times, etc.). I'm a middle school math teacher as well as an administrator at a charter school, and I find this to be an invaluable resource for bringing current mathematics news to my students and colleagues. The show notes at Pulse-Project.org are particularly great for following up on stories that you are interested in. Overall, I recommend this to anyone that wants to keep up with the world of research mathematics, but isn't immersed in it on a daily basis. (I can't speak to how useful it might be to research mathematicians, because I'm not one.)
My only criticism of the show is that it is a little longer than necessary and the bits about what Rowlett and Hansen are doing in their personal lives isn't always incredibly useful or intersting. My recommendation is to give us a brief synopsis of what you are up to and edit some of the extraneous stuff out, but keep up the great work.