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Podcast Profile: New Books in Mathematics

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148 episodes
2012 to 2024
Median: 56 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Interviews with Mathematicians about their New Books
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Interviews with mathematicians and authors • New books and their themes • Data analysis and its impacts • History and philosophy of mathematics • Mathematical tools and concepts • Intersection of math and society

This podcast, titled "New Books in Mathematics," features interviews with authors who have recently published books across a wide spectrum of mathematical topics. The general theme is the exploration of mathematics and its applications, encompassing historical, theoretical, and practical aspects. In each episode, authors discuss their books, which typically address complex mathematical concepts and their implications in various fields, illustrating how mathematics underpins a multitude of systems and phenomena in our world.

Recurring topics include the historical development of mathematical theories, the role of mathematics in scientific and engineering predictions, and the influence of data collection and analysis on society. Some episodes delve into the philosophical and cultural dimensions of mathematics, examining how mathematical ideas evolved over time and their broader societal impacts. Discussions about the intersection of mathematics with other disciplines, such as biology, engineering, physics, and even public policy, highlight the multidisciplinary nature of the subject.

A distinctive feature of the podcast is its attention to the relevance of mathematical concepts to contemporary issues, such as the use of algorithms in policing, the role of data in modern decision-making processes, and the importance of mathematical literacy in various professional contexts. It also explores the use of mathematics in improving democratic processes, including voting systems and electoral maps.

Several episodes focus on the personal stories and contributions of notable mathematicians, including historical figures and underrepresented groups in mathematics, providing a humanizing perspective on the discipline. The podcast aims to make sophisticated mathematical ideas accessible and engaging for a broad audience, including general readers, students, and professionals in science and technology fields.

Overall, this podcast offers an enlightening journey through the world of mathematics, showcasing its pervasive influence and essential role in understanding and shaping our world.


Episodes:
David J. Hand, "Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters" (Princeton UP, 2020)
2024-Jul-08
78 minutes
Ann Johnson and Johannes Lenhard, "Cultures of Prediction: How Engineering and Science Evolve with Mathematical Tools" (MIT Press, 2024)
2024-Jun-24
61 minutes
Paulina Rowinska, "Mapmatics: How We Navigate the World Through Numbers" (Pan Macmillan, 2024)
2024-Jun-19
56 minutes
David S. Richeson, "Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2024-May-28
54 minutes
Thomas A. Garrity, "All the Math You Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School)" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2024-May-10
50 minutes
Kevin Lambert, "Symbols and Things: Material Mathematics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2021)
2024-Apr-15
80 minutes
Ismar Volić, "Making Democracy Count: How Mathematics Improves Voting, Electoral Maps, and Representation" (Princeton UP, 2024)
2024-Feb-01
39 minutes
A Better Way to Buy Books
2023-Sep-12
34 minutes
Barbara Sattler, "The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought: Foundations in Logic, Method, and Mathematics" (Cambridge UP, 2020)
2023-Aug-28
73 minutes
Lawrence Goldman, "Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain" (Oxford UP, 2022)
2023-Aug-25
91 minutes
Milo Beckman, "Math Without Numbers" (Dutton, 2020)
2023-Aug-17
55 minutes
The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us
2023-Jul-31
16 minutes
Athene Donald, "Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science" (Oxford UP, 2023)
2023-Jun-07
36 minutes
Justin L. Bergner, "Solving the Price Is Right: How Mathematics Can Improve Your Decisions On and Off the Set of America's Celebrated Game Show" (Prometheus Books, 2023)
2023-Apr-19
54 minutes
Shelly M. Jones, "Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians" (American Mathematical Society, 2019)
2023-Apr-16
56 minutes
Episode Image Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and A Prime Number Conspiracy
2023-Apr-15
20 minutes
Jeffrey Carpenter and Andrea Robbett, "Game Theory and Behavior" (MIT Press, 2022)
2023-Jan-14
23 minutes
James D. Stein, "Seduced by Mathematics: The Enduring Fascination of Mathematics" (World Scientific, 2022) Math
2022-Dec-19
86 minutes
John Allen Paulos, "Who's Counting?: Uniting Numbers and Narratives with Stories from Pop Culture, Puzzles, Politics, and More" (Prometheus, 2022)
2022-Dec-18
58 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Secret Lives of Numbers: Numerals and Their Peculiarities in Mathematics and Beyond" (Prometheus Books, 2022)
2022-Nov-23
54 minutes
Episode Image Probability
2022-Nov-22
18 minutes
Alexandr Draganov, "Mathematical Tools for Real-World Applications: A Gentle Introduction for Students and Practitioners" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-11
54 minutes
Andrew Fiss, "Performing Math: A History of Communication and Anxiety in the American Mathematics Classroom" (Rutgers UP, 2020)
2022-Nov-09
44 minutes
David Kaiser, "Well, Doc, You're In: Freeman Dyson’s Journey through the Universe" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Nov-02
70 minutes
John Stillwell, "The Story of Proof: Logic and the History of Mathematics" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Oct-31
57 minutes
Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)
2022-Sep-23
57 minutes
Karen Hunger Parshall, "The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920–1950" (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Sep-12
70 minutes
Peter Winkler, "Mathematical Puzzles" (A K Peters, 2020)
2022-Aug-23
70 minutes
Brian Cafarella, "Community College Mathematics: Past, Present, and Future" (CRC Press, 2022)
2022-Aug-23
67 minutes
Joseph Mileti, "Modern Mathematical Logic" (Cambridge UP, 2022)
2022-Aug-15
47 minutes
Ronald Meester and Klaas Slooten, "Probability and Forensic Evidence: Theory, Philosophy, and Applications" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2022-Aug-09
62 minutes
Andrew Witt, "Formulations: Architecture, Mathematics, Culture" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Jul-08
18 minutes
Scott Gehlbach, "Formal Models of Domestic Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2022-Jun-30
50 minutes
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, "Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in LIfe" (Dey Street Books, 2022)
2022-Jun-22
60 minutes
Robert-Jan Smits and Rachael Pells, "Plan S for Shock: Science. Shock. Solution. Speed." (Ubiquity Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-21
62 minutes
Nikita Braguinski, "Mathematical Music: From Antiquity to Music AI" (Focal Press, 2022)
2022-Jun-09
66 minutes
Mindy Capaldi, "Teaching Mathematics Through Games" (American Mathematical Society, 2021)
2022-May-10
51 minutes
Dashun Wang and Albert-László Barabási, "The Science of Science" (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2022-Apr-13
61 minutes
Hilary Glasman-Deal, "Science Research Writing For Native and Non-Native Speakers of English" (World Scientific Publishing Europe, 2020)
2022-Mar-31
66 minutes
Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi, "A New History of Modern Computing" (MIT Press, 2021)
2022-Mar-30
49 minutes
Scott Timcke, "Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life" (Bristol UP, 2021)
2022-Mar-28
55 minutes
N. J. Enfield, "Language Vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists" (MIT Press, 2022)
2022-Mar-23
68 minutes
Kate Crawford, "The Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence" (Yale UP, 2021)
2022-Mar-21
56 minutes
Stephen B. Heard, "The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career, 2nd ed." (Princeton UP, 2022)
2022-Mar-21
76 minutes
Florian Jaton, "The Constitution of Algorithms: Ground-Truthing, Programming, Formulating" (MIT Press, 2021)
2022-Mar-16
50 minutes
Sarah Brayne, "Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2022-Mar-04
54 minutes
Tony Veale, "Your Wit Is My Command: Building AIs with a Sense of Humor" (MIT Press, 2021)
2022-Feb-16
65 minutes
Aubrey Clayton, "Bernoulli's Fallacy: Statistical Illogic and the Crisis of Modern Science" (Columbia UP, 2021)
2022-Feb-10
69 minutes
Brian Cafarella, "Breaking Barriers: Student Success in Community College Mathematics" (A K Peters, 2021)
2022-Feb-01
68 minutes
Helga Nowotny, "In AI We Trust: Power, Illusion and Control of Predictive Algorithms" (Polity, 2021)
2022-Jan-20
48 minutes
Thomas Huckle and Tobias Neckel, "Bits and Bugs: A Scientific and Historical Review of Software Failures in Computational Science" (SIAM, 2019)
2022-Jan-17
64 minutes
David Sulzer, "Music, Math, and Mind: The Physics and Neuroscience of Music" (Columbia UP, 2021)
2021-Dec-30
76 minutes
James Wynn and G. Mitchell Reyes, "Arguing with Numbers: The Intersections of Rhetoric and Mathematics" (Pennsylvania State UP, 2021)
2021-Dec-07
67 minutes
Ian Stewart, “The Joy of Mathematics” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Nov-12
85 minutes
Vicky Neale, "Why Study Mathematics?" (London Publishing Partnership, 2020)
2021-Nov-05
54 minutes
Brian Clegg, "Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Sep-28
51 minutes
Chris Bleakley, "Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2021-Sep-27
84 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "Math Tricks: The Surprising Wonders of Shapes and Numbers" (Prometheus Books, 2021)
2021-Aug-30
54 minutes
Rachel Steinig and Rodi Steinig, "Math Renaissance: Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education" (Natural Math, 2018)
2021-Aug-26
61 minutes
Satyan Devadoss and Matt Harvey, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)
2021-Aug-10
68 minutes
Artur Ekert, “Cryptoreality” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-09
176 minutes
Freeman Dyson, “Pushing the Boundaries” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Aug-06
105 minutes
James Ladyman and K. Wiesner, "What Is a Complex System?" (Yale UP, 2020)
2021-Jul-30
74 minutes
James Robert Brown, “Plato’s Heaven: A User’s Guide” (Open Agenda, 2021)
2021-Jul-22
89 minutes
Ellen Peters, "Innumeracy in the Wild: Misunderstanding and Misusing Numbers" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2021-May-31
68 minutes
Dave Auckly, et al., "Inspiring Mathematics: Lessons from the Navajo Nation Math Circles" (AMS, 2019)
2021-Apr-27
73 minutes
Jonas Peters and Nicolai Meinshausen, "The Raven's Hat: Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, and Other Mathematical Games" (MIT Press, 2021)
2021-Apr-02
57 minutes
Eugenia Cheng, "x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender" (Basic Book, 2020)
2021-Apr-01
42 minutes
J. Rosenhouse, "Games for Your Mind: The History and Future of Logic Puzzles" (Princeton UP, 2020)
2021-Jan-25
56 minutes
Snezana Lawrence, "A New Year's Present from a Mathematician" (CRC Press, 2019)
2021-Jan-08
55 minutes
James D. Stein, "The Fate of Schrodinger's Cat: Using Math and Computers to Explore the Counterintuitive" (World Scientific, 2020)
2020-Dec-07
75 minutes
Anna Weltman, "Supermath: The Power of Numbers for Good and Evil" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)
2020-Dec-01
107 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)
2020-Nov-11
57 minutes
Susan D'Agostino, "How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life" (Oxford UP, 2020)
2020-Sep-29
64 minutes
Alfred Posamentier, "Mathematics Entertainment for the Millions" (World Scientific Publishing, 2020)
2020-Sep-09
57 minutes
David Bressoud, "Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2020-Aug-24
87 minutes
Satyan Devadoss, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)
2020-Aug-13
57 minutes
Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)
2020-Jul-10
66 minutes
B. Fong and D. I. Spivak, "An Invitation to Applied Category Theory: Seven Sketches in Compositionality" (Cambridge UP, 2019)
2020-Jul-08
121 minutes
Ben Cohen, "The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks" (Custom House, 2020)
2020-Jun-25
43 minutes
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe" (Random House, 2020)
2020-Jun-02
120 minutes
sarah-marie belcastro, "Discrete Mathematics with Ducks" (CRC Press, 2018)
2020-May-29
32 minutes
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)
2020-Apr-28
59 minutes
Alex Berke, "Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math" (MIT Press, 2020)
2020-Apr-22
53 minutes
Paul Nahin, "Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons" (Princeton UP, 2020)
2020-Apr-03
52 minutes
Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy" (MIT Press, 2020)
2020-Mar-30
54 minutes
Al Posamentier, "Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians" (Prometheus, 2020)
2020-Mar-10
56 minutes
Maureen T. Carroll and Elyn Rykken, "Geometry: The Line and the Circle" (MAA Press, 2018)
2020-Feb-26
49 minutes
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times” (Princeton UP, 2020)
2020-Feb-25
42 minutes
K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers" (Stylus Publishing, 2020)
2020-Jan-30
39 minutes
Christopher J. Phillips, "Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know About Baseball" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2020-Jan-29
45 minutes
Brian Clegg, "Conundrum: Crack the Ultimate Cipher Challenge" (Icon Books, 2019)
2020-Jan-28
54 minutes
David Spiegelhalter, "The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data" (Basic, 2019)
2019-Dec-13
62 minutes
Gary Meisner, "The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics" (Race Point Press, 2018)
2019-Nov-22
40 minutes
Julian Havil, "Curves for the Mathematically Curious" (Princeton UP, 2019)
2019-Nov-15
59 minutes
Margaret E. Schotte, "Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
2019-Nov-14
56 minutes
Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing
2019-Nov-03
40 minutes
J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)
2019-Oct-24
32 minutes
David Lindsay Roberts, "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
2019-Oct-17
73 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier, "Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math" (WSPC, 2019)
2019-Sep-16
57 minutes
Davide Crippa, The Impossibility of Squaring the Circle in the 17th Century" (Birkhäuser, 2019)
2019-Aug-28
60 minutes
Chris Bernhardt, "Quantum Computing for Everyone" (MIT Press, 2019)
2019-May-02
56 minutes
Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing
2019-Mar-19
32 minutes
Kartik Hosanagar, "A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives" (Viking, 2019)
2019-Mar-12
55 minutes
Andrew C. A. Elliott, “Is That a Big Number?” (Oxford UP, 2018)
2018-Nov-09
53 minutes
Al Posamentier and Christian Speitzer, “The Mathematics of Everyday Life” (Prometheus Books, 2018)
2018-Oct-08
50 minutes
Eli Maor, “Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg” (Princeton UP, 2018)
2018-Jul-18
56 minutes
Vicky Neale, “Closing the Gap: The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers” (Oxford UP, 2017)
2017-Dec-12
55 minutes
Alfred Posamentier et. al., “The Joy of Mathematics: Marvels, Novelties, and Neglected Gems That Are Rarely Taught in Math Class” (Prometheus Books, 2017)
2017-Oct-16
57 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Big Data: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives” (Icon Books, 2017)
2017-Sep-19
54 minutes
Brian Clegg, “The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe” (Icon Books, 2017)
2017-Jun-29
52 minutes
Oscar Fernandez, “The Calculus of Happiness” (Princeton UP, 2017)
2017-Jun-11
53 minutes
David Danks, “Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models” (MIT Press, 2014)
2017-May-15
69 minutes
Raffi Grinberg, “The Real Analysis Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Understand Proofs” (Princeton UP, 2017)
2017-Feb-15
53 minutes
Matthew L. Jones, “Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage” (U. Chicago Press, 2016)
2017-Jan-23
64 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)
2017-Jan-04
52 minutes
Ian Stewart, “Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe” (Basic Books, 2016)
2016-Dec-29
55 minutes
Alfred Posamentier and Stephen Krulik, “Effective Techniques to Motivate Mathematics Instruction” (Routledge, 2016)
2016-Oct-01
55 minutes
Alfred S. Posamentier and Robert Geretschlager, “The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line” (Prometheus Books, 2016)
2016-Sep-11
55 minutes
Beineke and Rosenhouse, eds., “The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math” (Princeton UP, 2015)
2016-May-23
55 minutes
Adam Kucharski, “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling” (Basic Books, 2016)
2016-Mar-31
52 minutes
James D. Stein, “L.A. Math: Romance, Crime, and Mathematics in the City of Angels” (Princeton UP, 2016)
2016-Feb-24
59 minutes
Lynn Gamwell, “Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History” (Princeton UP, 2015)
2016-Jan-05
59 minutes
Brian Clegg, “How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? The Ultimate Science Quiz Book” (Icon Books, 2015)
2015-Dec-07
54 minutes
Dan Bouk, “How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Nov-23
44 minutes
John Allen Paulos, “A Numerate Life” (Prometheus Books, 2015)
2015-Nov-12
53 minutes
Arthur Benjamin, “The Magic of Math” (Basic Book, 2015)
2015-Sep-30
56 minutes
Margaret Morrison, “Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations” (Oxford UP, 2015)
2015-Jul-15
68 minutes
Christopher J. Phillips, “The New Math: A Political History” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)
2015-Mar-26
67 minutes
Colin Adams, “Zombies and Calculus” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Oct-15
53 minutes
Jordan Ellenberg, “How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” (Penguin Press, 2014)
2014-Jul-08
55 minutes
Sue VanHattum, “Playing with Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers” (Natural Math, 2015)
2014-Jun-26
62 minutes
Al Cuoco and Joe Rotman, “Learning Modern Algebra: From Early Attempts to Prove Fermat’s Last Theorem” (MAA, 2013)
2014-Jun-20
75 minutes
David Reimer, “Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Jun-09
77 minutes
Peter Gardenfors, “The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces” (MIT Press, 2014)
2014-Jun-09
44 minutes
Oscar E. Fernandez, “Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Apr-17
53 minutes
Michael Strevens, “Tychomancy: Inferring Probability from Causal Structure” (Harvard UP, 2013)
2014-Apr-15
61 minutes
Tim Chartier, “Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Apr-08
73 minutes
Chuck Adler, “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Feb-14
95 minutes
Eli Maor and Eugen Jost, “Beautiful Geometry” (Princeton UP, 2014)
2014-Feb-11
51 minutes
Edward Frenkel, “Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality” (Basic Books, 2013)
2013-Nov-08
57 minutes
Colm Mulcahy, “Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects” (A K Peters, 2013)
2013-Sep-26
76 minutes
Brian Clegg, “Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe” (Icon Books, 2013)
2013-Jun-04
53 minutes
Leonard Wapner, “Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball” (A.K. Peters, 2012)
2013-May-06
57 minutes
Lance Fortnow, “The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible” (Princeton UP, 2013))
2013-Apr-02
54 minutes
Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez, “Math on Trial” (Basic Books, 2013)
2013-Mar-13
60 minutes
Catherine Jami, “The Emperor’s New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)” (Oxford UP, 2012)
2012-Oct-19
70 minutes
Roger Hart, “The Chinese Roots of Linear Algebra” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2011)
2012-Jul-27
68 minutes