Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain
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Relatively Prime features stories and interviews from the mathematical world. Featuring math, and maths, stories from people ranging from Fields Medalists to indie rockers to linguists on topics ranging as wide as the artificial intelligence which defeated checkers and mathematics haiku battles. Relatively Prime has a mathematics story for anyone and everyone.
||CleanThe Right Bucket||This month's Relatively Prime is all about classification. Samuel is joined by Fabian Müller of zbMath for a discussion of the Mathematics Subject Classification.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiegetic Plots: Chapter 3||In this chapter of Diegetic Plots on Relatively Prime Larry Lesser shares the poem "The M Word" and there is a very unfortunate customer service call at Kroneckea. Samuel Hansen also thanks Bree Prehn for no apparent reason.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTick & Lice & Relapsing & Fevers||Samuel Hansen and Cody Palmer discuss the dynamics of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever from a mathematical perspective||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience Sparring Society||This time we are bring you two fights from the history of mathematics as told on Science Sparring Society. The Calculus War of Leibniz and Newton and Kronecker versus Cantor and Infinity. You won't find juicier math battles anywhere.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormulaic Perfection||Samuel is joined by old pals Katie, Peter, and Christian from the Aperiodical for an entertaining holiday conversation about the phenomenon of formulas for "The Perfect X" which are often seen in newspapers.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCold and Flu||It is cold and flu season and in this episode of Relatively Prime Benjamin Morin shares the best strategies, according to mathematical modeling, to deal with infectious diseases for individuals and societies.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnotty Helix||DNA is important, some might even claim it is integral to life itself, but does it contain interesting math? Samuel is joined by UC-Davis Professor Mariel Vasquez for a discussion proves conclusively that mathematically DNA is fascinating.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheir Favorite Theorem||Have you ever wondered what mathematicans' favorite theorems were? How about what food pairs perfectly with those theorems? No matter your answer you need to listen to Samuel's interview with the hosts of the new math podcast My Favorite Theorem.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe District||Mathematics has been in the news a lot lately, and each time it has been matched with the word gerrymandering. We did cover gerrymandering once before but so much important new things have been happened it seemed very important to cover it again.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll The Gerrys Mandered(Encore)||Gerrymandering: the dividing of a state, county, etc., into districts so as to give one party a majority in many districts while concentrating the strength of the other party into as few as possible. This is about its mathematics.(From Season 2)||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutside the Equation||Tim Chartier, mathematical mime, Anna Haensch, co-host of mathematics podcast The Other Half, and Robert Schneider of Apples in Stereo, discuss alternative ways to communicate math. From a JMM17 panel hosted by Samuel Hansen.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking the Talk – Mathematics Communication||Mathematics is not always the easiest thing to talk or write about, especially when the audience is not other mathematicians. This doesn't mean talking about math is impossible though, just that it takes some experience and some maybe some tricks.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Have the Right||There are stories all the time about race and policing in the United States. They do not typically focus on search rates of traffic stops, but that is…||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteiner Biopsy||Cancer is a truly terrible disease. We all know it too, in fact it is very likely not a person reading this right now who has not had their own…||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#TryPod – The Other Half||Sorry for the late episode this month, but your intrepid host and producer Samuel Hansen had to go and get himself concussed at his day job. This…||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrigins LIVE!||We live in a culture obsessed with the Origin Story, and not without reason. There is very rarely a story more fascinating than the one which tells…||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Hill||We are right in the middle of that time every four years when the United States of America focuses very intently on the government, the whole government and not…||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLottery Daze||Lottery Daze Welcome to the new season of Relatively Prime! There will be a few changes for the new season, primarily each episode will feature only a single…||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiegetic Plots: Chapter 2||Diegetic Plots: Chapter Two This is the final episode of the 2nd season of Relatively Prime. It is also the second chapter of the ongoing series Diegetic Plots.…||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanf(θ)=1-sin(θ)||f(θ)=1-sin(θ) If you ever want to conduct a quick social experiment on the status of mathematics in the world just get yourself a dating profile and mention on…||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrincipia Metropolica||Principia Metropolica Your host Samuel Hansen loves cities. Small Cities, Dense Cities, New Cities, Twin Cities, Reborn Cities, he doesn’t care what type of city cities. He loves…||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOther Duties as Assigned||Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Other Duties As Assigned Mathematician is an insanely broad job title It can encompass everyone from professors to government employees to…||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiegetic Plots: Chapter 1||Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Diegetic Plots: Chapter One This episode of Relatively Prime is going to be delving into the humanistic side of mathematics. It…||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMathematistan||Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Mathematistan Mathematics may be the most pure, the most abstract, the most ivory tower of all academic disciplines, but nothing, nothing…||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Daily Recommended Math||Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Your Daily Recommended Math We all use mathematics everyday. At least that is what we all like to tell our friends…||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lexicon||The Lexicon Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS The Three R’s, Reading Writing and ’Rithmetic, have formed the basis of formal education for centuries, at least since…||1/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinook||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…||9/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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.…||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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…||9/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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…||9/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1+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…||10/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0,1,2,3…||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…||10/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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…||9/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErdos||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…||9/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
A great surprise
No really math centered person, I enjoyed this to my surprise. Audio quality is not there, but really fascinating subjects and does not bog down too much, keeps moving.
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.