The Other Half
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The Other Half is an exploration of the the other half of bunch of things. First, Anna and Annie want to take you on a tour of the other half of math — the fun half you might be missing when you learn math in school, the half that helps you makes sense of your own life. Undoubtedly you’ve struggled with math at some point and asked yourself, “what would I ever use this for?” They hope to give you some compelling and unexpected answers to that question. And on the flip side of that equation, they want to explore the other half of life. That is, the half of day to day social scenarios that can be better understood by thinking about them like a mathematician. Lastly, Anna and Annie — as women of science — represent the other half of people. More than half of the humans on earth are female, but that parity isn’t reflected in the world of math and science. They hope to lend some much needed lady voices to the conversation. So come, and take a walk with them, on the quantitative side of life.
||CleanEpisode 5: Riding With Strangers||Transportation matters. When people need to get places, but don’t have a good way to do so, it’s more than just a drag for them – it’s also a drag for the economy. Americans are living increasingly far from their places of employment,||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Weather Talk||We know that The Weather is the most basic, most mundane small talk topic in, you know, the world. We understand that The Weather is just boring to discuss. Except when it isn’t. Join us in this episode as we discuss the fascinating, and varied,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Math and Patent Law||After a conference Anna attended this summer, during which she and her colleagues considered whether they could legally protect the work they produced, we began to wonder: To what extent can math be considered—and protected as—intellectual property?||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Road Trip||In The Road Trip, Anna and Annie look into the math that undergirds the great American summertime tradition of rolling down the windows, turning up the stereo, and touring the countryside by automobile. Randy Olson has made the planning part easy by||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Racism and Segregation||In Racism and Segregation, Anna and Annie call on two people whose online contributions have helped paint a picture of racism and segregation in this country. Dustin Cable’s work on the Racial Dot Map paints this picture in a nearly literal way; see w||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Hello world!||Welcome to The Other Half. You’ll get to know us well as you continue to listen to our show, but Episode 0 is the first element of our set. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or via RSS||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Concept and Execution
Amazing first episode! I immediately went online afterwards to follow up and find out more. I am primed and ready for the next dinner party or social gathering and am looking forward to interesting math related conversations that I can actually involve my friends with. I can’t wait for future episodes!
Thoughtful and fresh
This podcast is well-researched, engaging, and tackles wonderfully unique (and extremely important) topics. Anna and Annie are smart, strong, and know how to share math in an understandable and interesting way. I look forward to hearing more!
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