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Podcast Profile: Mathematical Objects

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60 episodes
2019 to 2023
Median: 18 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.


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

➤ Conversations about mathematics inspired by various objects • Mathematical theories and concepts • Guest interviews • Educational and entertaining discussions • Real-life and theoretical applications of mathematics

"Mathematical Objects" is a podcast where hosts Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett engage in conversations about various aspects of mathematics, with each episode being inspired by a different mathematical object. The show aims to make mathematics accessible and engaging by linking complex mathematical ideas to everyday objects, historical artifacts, games, literature, food, and various curious items.

The podcast places a strong emphasis on drawing mathematical inspiration from tangible items—ranging from simple objects like pencils and cakes to more specific and specialized items such as a Joukowsky aerofoil or a pseudorhombicuboctahedron. This approach provides a diverse range of entry points into the world of mathematics, catering to both enthusiasts and those with a general interest in the subject.

Recurring themes include the exploration of mathematical concepts such as set theory, fractals, and algorithms. Many episodes feature discussions that touch on both theoretical and applied mathematics, often delving into historical context or contemporary relevance. For instance, episodes have explored vital mathematical theories, historical milestones in mathematics, and even cross-disciplinary topics linking mathematics with literature or music.

Guest appearances by other mathematicians, education professionals, and public figures in the realm of mathematics are common. These guests contribute unique perspectives and expertise, further enriching the discussions. Notable guests have included authors, researchers, and educational leaders, each contributing to a broader understanding of how mathematics influences and is influenced by various fields.

The podcast demonstrates the omnipresence of mathematics in daily life, providing listeners with thoughtful discussions on how seemingly mundane objects can reveal profound mathematical insights. Overall, the series seeks to demystify mathematics and showcase its beauty and practicality through engaging and thought-provoking dialogues.


Episodes:
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Post-season 7 update
2023-Oct-10
6 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Mathematics in Theory and Practice, edited by Warwick Sawyer
2023-Sep-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Scone with Sophie Maclean
2023-Aug-25
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Joukowsky aerofoil
2023-Aug-11
11 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Guitar with Sam Hartburn
2023-Jul-28
24 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: On-Sets
2023-Jul-14
18 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A book with Sarah Hart
2023-Jun-30
29 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Battenberg cake
2023-Jun-16
18 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Aperiodic monotile with Chaim Goodman-Strauss
2023-Jun-02
37 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Fingers with Ben Orlin
2022-Jul-15
32 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Quarto
2022-Jul-01
24 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Slinky
2022-Jun-17
14 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Nodal cubic with Angela Tabiri
2022-Jun-03
24 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: PageRank
2022-May-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A joke with Bec Hill
2022-May-06
34 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Hairy ball
2022-Apr-22
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Superegg with Hannah Fry
2022-Apr-08
25 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A sheep, at least one side of which is black
2021-Aug-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison Kiddle
2021-Aug-13
25 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Spirograph
2021-Jul-30
13 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom Shaha
2021-Jul-16
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c
2021-Jul-02
13 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Auctioneer’s Hammer with Tim Harford
2021-Jun-18
30 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Dobble
2021-Jun-04
19 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Arbelos with Catriona Agg
2021-May-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Christmas crackers
2020-Dec-25
21 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Enigma machine with Tom Briggs
2020-Dec-11
37 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Solids of constant width
2020-Nov-27
10 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Ball of wool with Pat Ashforth
2020-Nov-13
29 minutes
Mathematical Objects podcast now on YouTube
2020-Nov-09

Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Lottery machine
2020-Oct-30
25 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Klein bottle with Matthew Scroggs
2020-Oct-16
24 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A hat
2020-Oct-02
17 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Hundred square with Susan Okereke
2020-Sep-18
32 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Twenty Pence coin
2020-Aug-28
14 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A vehicle with Christopher Danielson
2020-Aug-14
31 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Möbius band
2020-Jul-31
17 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Mandala with Hana Ayoob
2020-Jul-17
16 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Acoustic mirrors with James Grime
2020-Jul-03
16 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Number block cubes
2020-Jun-19
17 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Rubik’s Cube
2020-Jun-05
21 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: D&D Dice
2020-May-22
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Season 3 ‘trailer’
2020-May-12
3 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Robot caterpillar
2020-Feb-28
17 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Pencil
2020-Feb-14
20 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Romanesco Broccoli
2020-Jan-31
13 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A deck of Set cards
2020-Jan-17
15 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Ox Blocks
2019-Dec-20
10 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Correntator with Christian Lawson-Perfect
2019-Dec-06
14 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Pseudorhombicuboctahedron
2019-Nov-22
15 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: A pair of skipping ropes
2019-Nov-08
12 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Thermometer
2019-Jul-05
12 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) board
2019-Jun-21
18 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Tangerine
2019-Jun-07
11 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Pile of matchsticks
2019-May-24
15 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Tantrix Tiles, Beaded Necklaces and Juggling Balls with Alex Corner
2019-May-10
17 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Stick of Chalk
2019-Apr-26
10 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Pythagoras T-shirt
2019-Apr-12
16 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Towers of Hanoi
2019-Mar-29
10 minutes
Episode Image Mathematical Objects: Introduction
2019-Mar-09
2 minutes