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Relatively Prime is an 8 episode series featuring stories and interviews from the mathematical world. Featuring everyone from a Fields Medalist to an indie rocker and covering topics from the shape of things to an AI checkers player, Relatively Prime has a mathematical story for anyone and everyone.
||Chinook||You may not think of checkers as an important game intellectually. It certainly has never had the cachet of chess. That did not stop it from becoming the obsession of the University of Alberta computer science professor for nearly two decades and the c...||9/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Toolbox||- The mathematics that we all learn in school is great. No, really, it is. How can anyone get through life without knowing how to add or subtract. Multiply or divide. Solve for an unknown or factor a polynomial. OK,||9/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Erdos||Paul Erdos was one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th Century, the one that other mathematicians measure their distance from, and beyond that one of the most interesting. His highly collaborative, highly nomadic life brought him in touch with h...||9/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Score||There are many similarities between mathematics and music. They are their own vocabulary, their own written language, their own way of describing the world around us, but while they are similar the Venn diagram that contains mathematics and music doesn...||9/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Unexpected||Sometimes an approach you are sure will work yields results. Maybe the Cambridge sandwich year and a unicycle society will lead to traveling around the world talking about the mathematics behind throwing things in the air.||9/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Shape of Things||Mathematics is rather unfairly thought of as a numbers game, but there really is much more too it and after scouring the world Samuel Hansen found a man proud to stand on his geometric soapbox, another with some important breaking mathematical news fro...||9/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||0,1,2,3…||- This episode is all about the forgotten mathematical tool of numbers. Ok, forgotten may be a bit strong, but after a certain point in mathematics numbers seem to lose a bit of their importance. For the first few years after you start to learn math...||11/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||1+1=2||It hardly seems that a week can go by without seeing another newspaper story or television report about the decline of the American Educational Establishment. Particularly in respect to mathematics. As a product of said establishment Samuel Hansen can ...||10/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Fascinating & Fun with Math (says a sociologist!)
This podcast is incredibly well-produced. It is easy to listen to and anyone paying attention can learn from it (no mathematical background required!). I especially liked the inquisitive, excited tone.
Huge thumbs up to the latest and greatest podcast in my rotation!
Really fun interesting podcast with great interviews that give great background on a subject. Very accessible and well made.
It turns out math is cool after all
I have recently begun homeschooling my fourth grader. I was dreading math but, it turns out that I am enchanted. Thank you for putting out a show that inspires me to rediscover mathematical ideas in useful and quirky ways. Where we're you when I was struggling in the early grades??