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Podcast Profile: Infinitely Irrational: A Math Podcast

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Site: www.infinitelyirrational.com
37 episodes
2019 to 2021
Average episode: 28 minutes
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Categories: Math

Podcaster's summary: Infinitely Irrational: where we explore the real, eccentric, and complex history of math.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-07 12:58 UTC. Episodes: 37. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2021-Jun-15 • 11 minutes
Reflections
In this episode, Nathalie reflects on the past two years since the start of the podcast, including why she started the podcast and incorporating feedback from you! Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected]
2021-May-31 • 35 minutes
25. Newton/Leibniz: Crime and Punishment
Today special guest, Ben Orlin from Math with Bad Drawings and I conclude our trilogy chat about Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. In this episode, we'll attempt to answer a single question: Star Wars or Star Trek? Let us know your thoughts. ...
2021-May-15 • 22 minutes
24. Newton/Leibniz: Great Expectations
Today special guest, Ben Orlin from Math with Bad Drawings and I continue the conversation about Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. In this episode, we'll attempt to answer the following questions: What’s the best way to be a supportive parent?...
2021-Apr-30 • 29 minutes
23. The Strange Case of Sir Newton and Mr. Leibniz
Today special guest, Ben Orlin from Math with Bad Drawings and I chat about two famous feuding foes: Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. In this episode, we'll attempt to answer the following questions: How can you ensure your cat gets fed? Wha...
2021-Apr-15 • 38 minutes
22. Emelie du Chatelet: True Colors
In this episode, we'll conclude our Emelie du Chatelet trilogy and attempt to answer the following questions: What's the best way to pull an all-nighter...over an entire month? What's the worst way to seek revenge on an enemy? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2021-Mar-31 • 22 minutes
21. Emelie du Chatelet: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
In this episode, we'll continue our Emelie du Chatelet trilogy and attempt to answer the following questions: How can you find funds to pay for your next custom home remodel? How can you live in comfort even if you're always fleeing from the law? What do either of these have to do with math?
2021-Mar-14 • 25 minutes
20. Emelie du Chatelet: Into the Nightlife
We're so excited to be back! To celebrate Women's History Month AND Pi day, we'll meet Emelie du Chatelet and attempt to answer the following questions: What are the best traits to list on your eHarmony profile? Would this podcast have survived in 1...
2020-Jun-22 • 2 minutes
A Short Break (and an Announcement!)
We are a little off schedule due to COVID-19 but we'll be back as soon as we can. In the meantime, I have an announcement to make and also would like your help to shape the future of the podcast. Please keep in touch: email us at [email protected] or connect on social media!
2020-Jun-15 • 34 minutes
19. Here's Looking at Euclid
We close out our Euclid trilogy and say farewell to Dr. Anthony Carreras as we attempt to answer the following question: What is is? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-May-31 • 20 minutes
18. Euclid's Fairy Tales
We continue discussing Euclid with Dr. Anthony Carreras as we attempt to answer the following questions: How can you ensure your book never goes out of print? Do you always have to play by the rules of the game? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-May-15 • 27 minutes
17. Euclid's on the Block
For this trilogy, we have a special surprise! We are joined by our friend and resident philosopher Dr. Anthony Carreras to help us dig into some of the philosophy behind this elusive mathematician: Euclid as we attempt to answer the following questions: Can predicting the weather make you a fortune? How can you convince your professor to pay you to learn? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For...
2020-Apr-30 • 40 minutes
16. May the FOURTH be with you
That’s right – this TRILOGY is a TETRALOGY (Quartet?) We finish up our series on Cardano by attempting to answer the following questions: When’s it OK to break an unbreakable vow? What’s the best excuse to use when you’ve been publicly shamed? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hear...
2020-Apr-15 • 40 minutes
15. Revenge of the Omens
We dive into some of Cardano’s omens as we attempt to answer the following questions: Does a lost ring spell certain doom? How can you tell if a job’s not for you? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-14 • 27 minutes
COVID-19:Leadership and Empathy in Times of Change
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Anna Garland, sociologist and academic dean of a private high school in DC shares her thoughts on being an empathetic leader. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-13 • 31 minutes
COVID-19: Self-Care and Journaling Through Trauma
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, multi-talented Icess Fernandez (podcast host of Dear Reader: Mental Health and the Writing Life, writer, and English professor) shares her experiences and some thoughts for surviving this pandemic with your mental health intact. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you! Resources from Icess may be foun...
2020-Apr-12 • 21 minutes
COVID-19: Building Community
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, instructional designer Jennifer Stallman spends some time talking about ways to build community in an online class -- both using technology and (gasp) away from devices! Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-11 • 30 minutes
COVID-19: Planning Now and for the Future
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, math faculty member Dr. Kelly Jackson from Camden County College shares her experiences with moving her courses online and some thoughts on planning for now and for future semesters. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-10 • 25 minutes
COVID-19: Healthy Snacking and Grocery Shopping Tips
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, nutritionist and personal trainer Jenny Ingram shares her insider secrets for grocery shopping and tips for healthy snacking (and not snacking all day). Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-09 • 25 minutes
COVID-19: Teaching Online
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, instructional designer Jennifer Stallman returns to share some thoughts and tips about teaching online. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-08 • 32 minutes
COVID-19: The Human Connection
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, math faculty Holly Dickin from Ball State University shares her experiences with moving her courses online and some ideas for remaining connected to your department and students. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-07 • 16 minutes
COVID-19: Working (Out) From Home
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, meet personal trainer and nutritionist Jenny Ingram as we discuss some ways to work (out) from home whether you are new to exercise or have no equipment. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Apr-06 • 14 minutes
COVID-19: Transitioning to Online
Join Nathalie Vega-Rhodes and friends in a special series on COVID-19. In this episode, meet instructional designer Jennifer Stallman as we discuss some thoughts on the abrupt transition to online. Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook, email us at [email protected], or visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Mar-31 • 32 minutes
14. The Rise of Cardano
We continue learning about Cardano as we attempt to answer the following questions.: How do you evade those pesky portrait painters? How do you balance being a lover and a fighter? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Mar-15 • 37 minutes
13. The Cardano Awakens
We meet an Italian mathematician who played a huge role in Fermat and Pascal’s Unfinished Game and whose drive shaft is still in use in modern vehicles! In this episode, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions: Does hair really have a life of its own? How can you get a girl in ten…or two…days? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our w...
2020-Feb-29 • 30 minutes
12. Fermat: The Adventure of the Perplexing Proof
In the conclusion to our Fermat trilogy, we dive deeper into the saga of the Last Theorem as we attempt to answer the following questions. How can a library save your life? How do you win a deal with the devil? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Feb-15 • 40 minutes
11. Fermat: The Adventure of the Dubious Development
We continue talking about Fermat (and some of his collaborations) as we attempt to answer the following questions: How sure are you that you locked your door this morning? What came first – loaded dice or counting cards? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!
2020-Jan-31 • 23 minutes
10. Fermat: The Adventure of the Mathematical Magistrate
We now meet a mathematician whose famous theorem stumped mathematicians for three centuries before being solved! In this episode, we'll attempt to answer the following questions. What’s the process for becoming amateur royalty? How do find a needle in haystack if you don’t know which haystack to look in? What do either of these have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our we...
2019-Dec-21 • 1 minutes
Holiday Break - see you Jan 31!
We are taking a little break for the holidays to collect some more research (and to start our Spring semester!) We hope you have a great holiday season and we'll see you back next month on January 31 for our next mathematician - Pierre de Fermat! Please keep in touch - email us at [email protected] or connect with us on social media!
2019-Dec-14 • 29 minutes
9. Erdös: Forgiving You Was Easy
To close out our Erdös trilogy, we’ll talk about some of our favorite tidbits as we attempt to answer the following questions. Is illegal thinking a misdemeanor or a felony? What’s the fastest way to recover from brain surgery? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you...
2019-Nov-29 • 32 minutes
8. Erdös: On the Road Again
We’ll continue learning about Erdös and we’ll talk about some of his travels as we attempt to answer the following questions. How do you get your friends to cook you food? How can you get that free hospital room upgrade you’re looking for? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hear...
2019-Nov-14 • 40 minutes
7. Erdös: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Mathematicians
For this trilogy, we meet a more modern mathematician – Paul Erdös. We can wait to introduce to you one of our favorites: a teacher at heart who has collaborated with more mathematicians than anyone…ever! In this episode, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions. If an evil spirit wants to destroy humanity, do you sic the computers on it or punch it in the face? What’s the fastest way to get thrown off a plane? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow u...
2019-Oct-15 • 39 minutes
6. Hypatia: War of the Worlds
In this thrilling conclusion to our Hypatia trilogy, we discuss some of the politics happening at the time which led directly to her death. In this episode, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions. Is gate-crashing a party a federal offense? Which religious order makes the best gangsters? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webp...
2019-Oct-15 • 38 minutes
5. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Heart of Darkness
In the second episode of our trilogy, we continue the story of Hypatia and her teachings by attempting to answer the following questions. How can doodles get you on the bestseller list? What’s the classiest way to turn down a date? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from...
2019-Oct-15 • 18 minutes
4. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Portrait of a Lady
Hypatia has been credited with everything, from conics to planetary movement. In the first of this three-part series, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions as we tell her story. How can hypnosis take your workouts to the next level? Is music the new math? What do either of these things have to do with math? Let us know your thoughts. Follow us on Facebook or email us at [email protected] For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational....
2019-Sep-10 • 31 minutes
3. Pythagoras: Tresses, Tranquility, and Travel Tips
Episode 3: Tresses, Tranquility, and Travel Tips To conclude our Pythagorean trilogy, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions: How can split ends get you a promotion? How can you convince co-workers to play The Quiet Game? What do either of these things have to do with math?
2019-Sep-10 • 39 minutes
2. Pythagoras: Eagles, Environmentalists, and Expurgation
Episode 2: Eagles, Environmentalists, and Expurgation In the second episode of our trilogy, we continue the story of Pythagoras and his followers by attempt to answer the following questions: Are eagles man’s new best friend? Sticks and stones can break bones but can being right drown someone? What do either of these things have to do with math?
2019-Sep-10 • 23 minutes
1. Pythagoras: Birthmarks, Beans, and Brotherhoods
Episode 1: Birthmarks, Beans, and Brotherhoods We know Pythagoras was the leader of a brotherhood…or do we? In the first of a three-part series on Pythagoras, we dive into some of the wild and supposed “truths” about one of the most famous and controversial Greek mathematicians/philosophers and attempt to answer the following questions: How can your birthmark can make you famous? Are beans really a magical fruit? What do either of these things have to do with math?