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Podcast Profile: Breaking Math Podcast

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127 episodes
2017 to 2024
Median: 41 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Hosted by Gabriel Hesch and Autumn Phaneuf, who have advanced degrees in EE and industrial engineering/operations research respectively, come together to discuss mathematics as a pure field al in its own as well as how it describes the language of science, engineering, and even creativity.  
Breaking Math brings you the absolute best in interdisciplinary science discussions -  bringing together experts in varying fields including artificial intelligence, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, physics, chemistry and materials-science, and more -  to discuss where humanity is headed.
website:  breakingmath.io 
linktree:  linktree.com/breakingmathmedia
email:  [email protected]


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Interdisciplinary science discussions • Mathematics in science and creativity • Voting systems and democracy • STEM diversity and inclusion • AI and ethics • Mathematical history and applications • Philosophical aspects of math

Breaking Math Podcast, hosted by Gabriel Hesch and Autumn Phaneuf, delivers an engaging exploration into the multifaceted world of mathematics and its applications across various fields. The podcast merges advanced academic concepts with interdisciplinary discussions that engage experts from diverse domains such as artificial intelligence, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, physics, and chemistry.

A common theme is the communication of complex mathematical concepts in an accessible manner, as seen in many episodes that examine how math shapes everyday phenomena and significant societal issues. Key topics frequently discussed include the mathematical principles underlying democracy and voting systems, the intersection of math and creativity, and the role of math in understanding quantum mechanics, data visualization, and societal polarization.

Episodes also delve into more specialized subjects such as the application of Bayes' Theorem in making predictions, the role of math in space exploration and settlement, and the ethical implications of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence. Additionally, the podcast tackles contemporary issues like creating inclusive spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals in STEM and the mathematical underpinnings of theoretical physics.

Beyond these substantive issues, the podcast explores the history and evolution of mathematical thought, highlighting influential mathematicians and their contributions. With an expansive scope, episodes cover fundamental topics in mathematics like graph theory and recursion, as well as more niche interests such as the mathematical aspects of drag culture and the physics of nothingness.

Listeners can also expect interviews with renowned mathematicians and authors who bring insights from their latest works, helping bridge the gap between theoretical mathematics and practical applications. Overall, Breaking Math Podcast serves as a resourceful platform for listeners seeking to deepen their understanding of both the foundational and cutting-edge aspects of mathematics in the world today.


Episodes:
Episode Image 103: Why Machines Learn: The Math Behind AI
2024-Jul-16
42 minutes
Episode Image 102: The Intersection of Mathematics and Democracy
2024-Jul-09
62 minutes
Episode Image Math Lounge: Celebrating 101 Episodes
2024-Jul-02
47 minutes
Episode Image 100: Creating Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ in STEM
2024-Jun-25
75 minutes
Episode Image Minisode: Absolutely Nothing
2024-Jun-18
19 minutes
Episode Image 99 (Part II) Math in Drag: Interview with OnlineKyne
2024-Jun-11
27 minutes
Episode Image 98. Math in Drag: An Episode with Math Educator Kyne Santos
2024-Jun-04
27 minutes
Episode Image 97: (Part 2) Can We Survive on Mars? Hot Tips with Zach Weinersmith
2024-May-28
34 minutes
Episode Image 96: Can We Survive on Mars? Hot Tips with Zach Weinersmith
2024-May-21
32 minutes
Episode Image What's the Use? Interview with Professor Ian Stewart
2024-May-14
44 minutes
Episode Image 95: Bayes' Theorem Explains It All: An Interview with Tom Chivers
2024-May-07
49 minutes
Episode Image 94. Interview with Steve Nadis, Co-author of 'Gravity of Math'
2024-Apr-30
52 minutes
Episode Image 93. The 10,000 Year Problem (feat. David Gibson of Ray Kitty Creation Workship)
2024-Apr-23
34 minutes
Episode Image 92. The Mathematical Heart of Games Explored with Prof. du Sautoy
2024-Apr-16
74 minutes
Episode Image 91. Brain Organelles, AI, and Other Scary Science - An Interview with GT (Part 2)
2024-Apr-04
31 minutes
Episode Image 90. LEAN Theorem Provers used to model Physics and Chemistry
2024-Mar-16
47 minutes
Episode Image 89. Brain Organelles, AI, and the Other Scary Science - An Interview with GT (Part I)
2024-Mar-05
30 minutes
Episode Image 88. Can OpenAi's SORA learn and model real-world physics? (Part 1 of n)
2024-Feb-27
34 minutes
Episode Image 87. OpenAi SORA, Physics-Informed ML, and a.i. Fraud- Oh My!
2024-Feb-20
36 minutes
Episode Image 86. Math, Music, and Artificial Intelligence - Levi McClain Interview (Final Part)
2024-Feb-18
28 minutes
Episode Image 85. Math, Music, Neuroscience, and Fear - an Interview with Musician Levi McClain
2024-Feb-13
33 minutes
Episode Image 84. (Part 2) Intelligence in Nature v. Machine Learning - an Interview with Brit Cruise
2024-Feb-06
45 minutes
Episode Image 83. Intelligence in Nature v. Machine Learning-An Interview with Brit Cruise - Part 1 of 2
2024-Jan-30
36 minutes
Episode Image 82. A.I. and Materials Discovery - an Interview with Taylor Sparks
2024-Jan-21
17 minutes
Episode Image In Memory of Sofia Baca, Cofounder and cohost of Breaking Math
2024-Jan-11
48 minutes
Episode Image 81: Correct. Now Try Again (Multiple Approaches to the Same Problem)
2023-Jul-24
37 minutes
Episode Image 80: Physical Dimension (Dimensional Analysis)
2023-Jun-26
35 minutes
Episode Image 79: 1 2 3 (Counting)
2023-Jun-08
47 minutes
Episode Image 78: Perpetual Notion (Entropy and Thermodynamics)
2023-May-09
31 minutes
Episode Image 77: An Interview with Christopher Roblesz of MathNMore
2023-Feb-28
55 minutes
Episode Image 76: Joule Pay for This! (Energy)
2023-Jan-15
66 minutes
Episode Image 75: Existential Physics with Sabine Hossenfelder (Author Interview)
2022-Oct-13
41 minutes
Episode Image 74: Lights, Camera, Action! (3D Computer Graphics: Part I)
2022-Jun-19
42 minutes
Episode Image 73: Materialism: a Material Science Podcast Podcast Episode (Interview with Taylor Sparks)
2022-May-28
55 minutes
Episode Image 72: The Lifestyles of the Mathematical and Famous (an Interview with Author Robert Black)
2022-May-15
50 minutes
Episode Image 71: What's the Matter? An Interview with Chris Cogswell of the Mad Scientist Podcast (Material Science)
2022-Apr-12
55 minutes
Episode Image 70.1: Episode 70.1 of Breaking Math Podcast (Self-Reference)
2022-Mar-20
46 minutes
Episode Image 70: This Episode Intentionally Left Blank
2022-Mar-19
46 minutes
Episode Image 69: An Interview with Michael Brooks, Author of "The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization"
2022-Jan-23
62 minutes
Episode Image P12: O My God (Big O Notation)
2022-Jan-04
22 minutes
Episode Image 68: LOL!!! SO RANDOM (Random Variables)
2021-Dec-23
34 minutes
Episode Image 67: Wrath of Math (Mathematics Used Unwisely)
2021-Dec-09
23 minutes
Episode Image P11: Feeling Lucky? (Probability and Intuition)
2021-Nov-30
30 minutes
Episode Image 66: Hayhoe, Let's Go! (An Interview With Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe)
2021-Nov-21
71 minutes
Episode Image P10: Chivalry is Dead (Knights and Knaves #1)
2021-Nov-14
18 minutes
Episode Image 65: An Interview with Author Ian Stewart (Book About Everyday Math)
2021-Oct-24
44 minutes
Episode Image 64: What Projection Is This? (Map Projections)
2021-Sep-29
47 minutes
Episode Image RR36: The Most Boring Episode Ever (Rerun: Math Games)
2021-Sep-19
49 minutes
Episode Image 63: Broken Voting Systems (Voting Systems and Paradoxes)
2021-Sep-05
33 minutes
Episode Image 62: The Atom Bomb of Information Operations (An Interview with John Fuisz of Veriphix)
2021-Aug-22
45 minutes
Episode Image 61: Look at this Graph! (Graph Theory)
2021-Apr-25
29 minutes
Episode Image P9: Give or Take (Back-of-the-Envelope Estimates / Fermi Problems)
2021-Apr-19
31 minutes
Episode Image 60: HAMILTON! [But Not the Musical] (Quaternions)
2021-Apr-03
29 minutes
Episode Image 59: A Good Source of Fibers (Fiber Bundles)
2021-Mar-21
42 minutes
Episode Image 58: Bringing Curvy Back (Gaussian Curvature)
2021-Mar-03
42 minutes
Episode Image P8: Tangent Tango (Morikawa's Recently Solved Problem)
2021-Feb-25
19 minutes
Episode Image P7: Root for Squares (Irrationality of the Square Root of Two)
2021-Feb-07
14 minutes
Episode Image 57: You Said How Much?! (Measure Theory)
2021-Feb-01
30 minutes
Episode Image P6: How Many Angles in a Circle? (Curvature; Euclidean Geometry)
2021-Jan-28
28 minutes
Episode Image 56: More Sheep than You Can Count (Transfinite Cardinal Numbers)
2021-Jan-24
34 minutes
Episode Image 55: Order in the Court (Transfinite Ordinal Numbers)
2021-Jan-14
31 minutes
Episode Image 54: Oodles (Large Numbers)
2020-Dec-21
27 minutes
Episode Image 53: Big Brain Time (An Interview with Peter Zeidman from the UCL Institute of Neurology)
2020-Dec-11
43 minutes
Episode Image 52: Round (Circles and Spheres)
2020-Dec-05
30 minutes
Episode Image P5: All Your Base Are Belong to Us (Fractional Base Proof)
2020-Nov-26
13 minutes
Episode Image 51: Episode "-2,0,1" (Bases; Exotic Bases)
2020-Nov-15
34 minutes
Episode Image 50: Episode "101" (Bases)
2020-Aug-31
54 minutes
Episode Image 49: Thinking Machines II (Techniques in Artificial Intelligence)
2020-May-26
57 minutes
Episode Image 48: Thinking Machines (Philosophical Basis of Artificial Intelligence)
2020-May-18
54 minutes
Episode Image P4: Go with the Flow (Conceptual Calculus: Related Rates of Change)
2020-Mar-10
36 minutes
Episode Image 47: Blast to the Past (Retrocausality)
2020-Feb-29
29 minutes
Episode Image P3: Radiativeforcenado (Radiative Forcing)
2020-Feb-03
39 minutes
Episode Image 46: Earth Irradiated (the Greenhouse Effect)
2020-Jan-20
41 minutes
Episode Image 45: Climate Denialism and Cranky Uncles (Interview with John Cook of Skeptical Science)
2019-Dec-10
25 minutes
Episode Image 44: Vestigial Math (Math That Is Not Used like It Used to Be)
2019-Nov-03
36 minutes
Episode Image P2: Walk the Dog (Calculus: Chain Rule)
2019-Oct-30
18 minutes
Episode Image 43: Interview II with Author Ben Orlin (Change is the Only Constant: the Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World)
2019-Oct-23
42 minutes
Episode Image P1: Peano Addition
2019-Sep-29
37 minutes
Episode Image 42: Maybe? (Probability and Statistics)
2019-Aug-15
32 minutes
Episode Image 41: Reality Is More Than Complex (Group Theory and Physics)
2019-Jul-29
54 minutes
Episode Image 39: Syntax Matters: Syntax... Matters? (Formal Grammar)
2019-May-29
33 minutes
Episode Image 38: The Great Stratagem Heist (Game Theory: Iterated Elimination of Dominated Strategies)
2019-Apr-23
32 minutes
Episode Image 37: The One Where They Parody Saw [audio fixed again] (Game Theory)
2019-Feb-25
39 minutes
Episode Image 36: The Most Boring Episode Ever. (Math Games)
2018-Nov-23
46 minutes
Episode Image 35: Please Be Discrete (Discrete Math)
2018-Nov-05
34 minutes
Episode Image 34: An Interview with Mathbot.com's JW Weatherman
2018-Oct-20
39 minutes
Episode Image 33: Interview with Math with Bad Drawings (Ben Orlin)
2018-Oct-03
40 minutes
Episode Image 32X: Black Hole Heist (Comedy Sketch)
2018-Sep-23
12 minutes
Episode Image 32: Gaze into the Abyss (Part Three; Black Holes)
2018-Sep-23
77 minutes
Episode Image 31: Into the Abyss (Part Two; Black Holes)
2018-Aug-23
56 minutes
Episode Image 30: The Abyss (Part One; Black Holes)
2018-Aug-02
51 minutes
Episode Image 29: War
2018-Jul-14
34 minutes
Episode Image 28: Bell's Infamous Theorem (Bell's Theorem)
2018-Jun-19
34 minutes
Episode Image 27: Peer Pressure (Cellular Automata)
2018-May-14
51 minutes
Episode Image 26: Infinity Shades of Grey (Paradox)
2018-Apr-26
48 minutes
Episode Image 25: Pandemic Panic (Epidemiology)
2018-Apr-13
44 minutes
Episode Image 24: Language and Entropy (Information Theory in Language)
2018-Mar-07
44 minutes
Episode Image 23: Don't Touch My Circles! (Geometry)
2018-Jan-15
52 minutes
Episode Image 22: Incomplet (Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid: Chapter IV Discussion)
2017-Dec-23
56 minutes
Episode Image 21: Einstein's Biggest Idea (General Relativity)
2017-Dec-04
40 minutes
Episode Image 20: Rational (Ratios)
2017-Nov-18
40 minutes
Episode Image 19: Tune of the Hickory Stick (Beginning to Intermediate Math Education)
2017-Nov-07
39 minutes
Episode Image 18: Frequency (Fourier and Related Analyses)
2017-Oct-11
44 minutes
Episode Image 17: Navier Stoked (Vector Calculus and Navier-Stokes Equations)
2017-Oct-05
60 minutes
Episode Image BFNB2: Thought for Food (Discussion about Learning)
2017-Sep-19
71 minutes
Episode Image BFNB1: Food for Thought (Discussion about Learning)
2017-Sep-16
35 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.6: Four Problems
2017-Aug-18
26 minutes
Episode Image 15: Consciousness
2017-Jul-30
60 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.5: ___forNon___
2017-Jul-20
14 minutes
Episode Image 14: Artificial Thought (Neural Networks)
2017-Jul-11
65 minutes
Episode Image 13: Math and Prison Riots (Interview with Frank Salas)
2017-Jun-27
49 minutes
Episode Image 12: Math Factory (Algorithms)
2017-Jun-13
53 minutes
Episode Image 11: A Culture of Hacking (Hacker Culture)
2017-May-31
62 minutes
Episode Image 10: Cryptomath (Cryptography)
2017-May-16
76 minutes
Episode Image 9: Humanity 2.0 (Transhumanism)
2017-May-02
52 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.4: Comin' Up Next
2017-May-01
16 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.3: Lights, Camera, Action!
2017-Apr-20
20 minutes
Episode Image 8: Evolution and Engineering (Genetic Algorithms)
2017-Apr-18
57 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.2: What's Up, Bangalore?
2017-Apr-10
29 minutes
Episode Image 7: QED? Prove it. (Proofs)
2017-Apr-04
44 minutes
Episode Image Minisode 0.1: Hypercubes and Other Stranger Things
2017-Apr-01
24 minutes
Episode Image 6: Word (Linguistics)
2017-Mar-21
49 minutes
Episode Image 5: Language of the Universe (Relationship Between Physics and Math)
2017-Mar-07
48 minutes
Episode Image 4: Digital Evolution (Digital Computing)
2017-Feb-21
52 minutes
Episode Image 3: TMI (Information Theory)
2017-Feb-07
48 minutes
Episode Image 2: Wreaking Chaos (Chaos Theory)
2017-Feb-07
51 minutes
Episode Image 1: Forbidden Formulas (Elitism in Math)
2017-Feb-07
59 minutes