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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.

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

Episodes |

2022-Jul-15 • 32 minutesMathematical Objects: Fingers with Ben OrlinA conversation about mathematics inspired by some fingers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Ben Orlin. |

2022-Jul-01 • 25 minutesMathematical Objects: QuartoA conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Quarto. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2022-Jun-17 • 14 minutesMathematical Objects: SlinkyA conversation about mathematics inspired by a slinky. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2022-Jun-03 • 24 minutesMathematical Objects: Nodal cubic with Angela TabiriA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: PageRankA conversation about mathematics inspired by the PageRank algorithm. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2022-May-06 • 35 minutesMathematical Objects: A joke with Bec HillA conversation about mathematics inspired by a joke. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Bec Hill. |

2022-Apr-22 • 20 minutesMathematical Objects: Hairy ballA conversation about mathematics inspired by a hairy ball. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2022-Apr-08 • 25 minutesMathematical Objects: Superegg with Hannah FryA conversation about mathematics inspired by a superegg. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hannah Fry. |

2021-Aug-27 • 19 minutesMathematical Objects: A sheep, at least one side of which is blackA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Plate of biscuits with Alison KiddleA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: SpirographA conversation about mathematics inspired by a Spirograph set. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2021-Jul-16 • 20 minutesMathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom ShahaA conversation about mathematics inspired by a balancing bird. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alom Shaha. |

2021-Jul-02 • 14 minutesMathematical Objects: UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0cA conversation about mathematics inspired by UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2021-Jun-18 • 30 minutesMathematical Objects: Auctioneer’s Hammer with Tim HarfordA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: DobbleA conversation about mathematics inspired by cards from the game Dobble. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2021-May-21 • 29 minutesMathematical Objects: Arbelos with Catriona AggA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Christmas crackersA conversation about mathematics inspired by a box of Christmas crackers. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Merry Christmas! |

2020-Dec-11 • 37 minutesMathematical Objects: Enigma machine with Tom BriggsA conversation about mathematics inspired by an Enigma machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tom Briggs. |

2020-Nov-27 • 11 minutesMathematical Objects: Solids of constant widthA conversation about mathematics inspired by some solids of constant width. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Nov-13 • 30 minutesMathematical Objects: Ball of wool with Pat AshforthA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Lottery machineA conversation about mathematics inspired by a lottery machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Oct-16 • 24 minutesMathematical Objects: Klein bottle with Matthew ScroggsA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: A hatA conversation about mathematics inspired by a hat. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Sep-18 • 32 minutesMathematical Objects: Hundred square with Susan OkerekeA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Twenty Pence coinA conversation about mathematics inspired by a Twenty Pence coin. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Aug-14 • 32 minutesMathematical Objects: A vehicle with Christopher DanielsonA conversation about mathematics inspired by a vehicle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Christopher Danielson. |

2020-Jul-31 • 17 minutesMathematical Objects: Möbius bandA conversation about mathematics inspired by a Möbius band. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Jul-17 • 16 minutesMathematical Objects: Mandala with Hana AyoobA conversation about mathematics inspired by a mandala. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Hana Ayoob. |

2020-Jul-03 • 16 minutesMathematical Objects: Acoustic mirrors with James GrimeA conversation about mathematics inspired by acoustic mirrors. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest James Grime. |

2020-Jun-19 • 18 minutesMathematical Objects: Number block cubesA conversation about mathematics inspired by number block cubes/snap cubes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Jun-05 • 22 minutesMathematical Objects: Rubik’s CubeA conversation about mathematics inspired by a Rubik's Cube. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-May-22 • 20 minutesMathematical Objects: D&D DiceA conversation about mathematics inspired by a set of D&D dice. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-May-12 • 4 minutesMathematical 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Robot caterpillarA conversation about combinatorics, the mathematics of counting, inspired by a robot caterpillar. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2020-Feb-14 • 20 minutesMathematical Objects: PencilA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Romanesco BroccoliA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: A deck of Set cardsA conversation about mathematics inspired by a deck of Set cards. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Dec-20 • 10 minutesMathematical Objects: Ox BlocksA conversation about mathematics inspired by the game Ox Blocks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Dec-06 • 15 minutesMathematical Objects: Correntator with Christian Lawson-PerfectA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: PseudorhombicuboctahedronA conversation about mathematics inspired by the pseudorhombicuboctahedron. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Nov-08 • 13 minutesMathematical Objects: A pair of skipping ropesA conversation about mathematics inspired by a pair of skipping ropes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Jul-05 • 13 minutesMathematical Objects: ThermometerA conversation about mathematics inspired by a thermometer. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Jun-21 • 19 minutesMathematical Objects: Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) boardA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: TangerineA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Pile of matchsticksA conversation about mathematics inspired by a pile of matchsticks. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-May-10 • 17 minutesMathematical Objects: Tantrix Tiles, Beaded Necklaces and Juggling Balls with Alex CornerA 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 minutesMathematical Objects: Stick of ChalkA conversation about mathematics inspired by a stick of chalk. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Apr-12 • 16 minutesMathematical Objects: Pythagoras T-shirtA conversation about mathematics inspired by a t-shirt featuring Pythagoras' theorem. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Mar-29 • 11 minutesMathematical Objects: Towers of HanoiA conversation about mathematics inspired by the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. |

2019-Mar-09 • 2 minutesMathematical Objects: IntroductionPresented 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. |