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Podcast Profile: Mathematical Objects

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Site: aperiodical.com/podcasts/mathematical-objects
50 episodes
2019 to present
Average episode: 19 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-07 12:58 UTC. Episodes: 50. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Jul-15 • 32 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Fingers with Ben Orlin
A conversation about mathematics inspired by some fingers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Ben Orlin.
2022-Jul-01 • 25 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Quarto
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Quarto. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2022-Jun-17 • 14 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Slinky
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a slinky. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2022-Jun-03 • 24 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Nodal cubic with Angela Tabiri
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the nodal cubic. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. We go closer to the cutting edge of research than usual in this chat with Angela Tabiri about her PhD research.
2022-May-20 • 22 minutes
Mathematical Objects: PageRank
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the PageRank algorithm. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2022-May-06 • 35 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A joke with Bec Hill
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a joke. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Bec Hill.
2022-Apr-22 • 20 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Hairy ball
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a hairy ball. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2022-Apr-08 • 25 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Superegg with Hannah Fry
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a superegg. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hannah Fry.
2021-Aug-27 • 19 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A sheep, at least one side of which is black
A conversation about mathematical jokes inspired by a sheep, at least one side of which is black. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2021-Aug-13 • 25 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison Kiddle
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a plate of biscuits. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alison Kiddle. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
2021-Jul-30 • 14 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Spirograph
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Spirograph set. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2021-Jul-16 • 20 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom Shaha
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a balancing bird. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alom Shaha.
2021-Jul-02 • 14 minutes
Mathematical Objects: UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c
A conversation about mathematics inspired by UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2021-Jun-18 • 30 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Auctioneer’s Hammer with Tim Harford
A conversation about mathematics inspired by an auctioneer's hammer. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tim Harford.
2021-Jun-04 • 20 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Dobble
A conversation about mathematics inspired by cards from the game Dobble. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2021-May-21 • 29 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Arbelos with Catriona Agg
A conversation about mathematics inspired by an arbelos. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Catriona Agg. Catriona mentions this proof without words, which is taken from Proof Without Words: The Area of an Arbelos by Roge...
2020-Dec-25 • 21 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Christmas crackers
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a box of Christmas crackers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Merry Christmas!
2020-Dec-11 • 37 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Enigma machine with Tom Briggs
A conversation about mathematics inspired by an Enigma machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tom Briggs.
2020-Nov-27 • 11 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Solids of constant width
A conversation about mathematics inspired by some solids of constant width. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Nov-13 • 30 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Ball of wool with Pat Ashforth
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a ball of wool (yarn). Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Pat Ashforth.
2020-Oct-30 • 25 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Lottery machine
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a lottery machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Oct-16 • 24 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Klein bottle with Matthew Scroggs
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Klein bottle and Mathsteroids. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Matthew Scroggs.
2020-Oct-02 • 17 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A hat
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a hat. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Sep-18 • 32 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Hundred square with Susan Okereke
A conversation about mathematics and education inspired by a hundred square. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Susan Okereke.
2020-Aug-28 • 14 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Twenty Pence coin
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Twenty Pence coin. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Aug-14 • 32 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A vehicle with Christopher Danielson
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a vehicle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christopher Danielson.
2020-Jul-31 • 17 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Möbius band
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Möbius band. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Jul-17 • 16 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Mandala with Hana Ayoob
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a mandala. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hana Ayoob.
2020-Jul-03 • 16 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Acoustic mirrors with James Grime
A conversation about mathematics inspired by acoustic mirrors. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest James Grime.
2020-Jun-19 • 18 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Number block cubes
A conversation about mathematics inspired by number block cubes/snap cubes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Jun-05 • 22 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Rubik’s Cube
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Rubik's Cube. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-May-22 • 20 minutes
Mathematical Objects: D&D Dice
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a set of D&D dice. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-May-12 • 4 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Season 3 ‘trailer’
Katie and Peter give a little update on the podcast, life in lockdown and the upcoming season/series 3.
2020-Feb-28 • 17 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Robot caterpillar
A conversation about combinatorics, the mathematics of counting, inspired by a robot caterpillar. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Feb-14 • 20 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Pencil
A conversation about the mathematics of chemistry inspired by a pencil, plus a chat about approximation. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2020-Jan-31 • 14 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Romanesco Broccoli
A conversation about mathematics including fractals inspired by a Romanesco Broccoli. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, idea suggested by John Read (thanks John!).
2020-Jan-17 • 16 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A deck of Set cards
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a deck of Set cards. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Dec-20 • 10 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Ox Blocks
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Ox Blocks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Dec-06 • 15 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Correntator with Christian Lawson-Perfect
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Correntator, a mechanical adding machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christian Lawson-Perfect.
2019-Nov-22 • 16 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Pseudorhombicuboctahedron
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the pseudorhombicuboctahedron. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Nov-08 • 13 minutes
Mathematical Objects: A pair of skipping ropes
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a pair of skipping ropes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Jul-05 • 13 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Thermometer
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a thermometer. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Jun-21 • 19 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) board
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a Noughts and Crosses board, covering Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe), a surprising number of variants, with a bit of higher dimensions and topology for good measure. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Jun-07 • 11 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Tangerine
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a tangerine (no, really!). Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Check out the blog post for a nice image of the curve discussed!
2019-May-24 • 15 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Pile of matchsticks
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a pile of matchsticks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-May-10 • 17 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Tantrix Tiles, Beaded Necklaces and Juggling Balls with Alex Corner
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a set of Tantrix tiles, a beaded necklace and some juggling balls. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alex Corner.
2019-Apr-26 • 11 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Stick of Chalk
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a stick of chalk. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Apr-12 • 16 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Pythagoras T-shirt
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a t-shirt featuring Pythagoras' theorem. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Mar-29 • 11 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Towers of Hanoi
A conversation about mathematics inspired by the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
2019-Mar-09 • 2 minutes
Mathematical Objects: Introduction
Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, episodes of Mathematical Objects will take an object, real or abstract, as inspiration to chat about a mathematical topic. This introduction explains the idea ahead of the first episode, coming soon.