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Podcast Profile: Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain

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61 episodes
2012 to 2020
Average episode: 38 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Math

Podcaster's summary: Relatively Prime features stories and interviews from the mathematical world. Featuring math stories from people like Fields Medalists to indie rockers to linguists on topics ranging as wide as the artificial intelligence which defeated checkers and mathematics haiku battles. Relatively Prime has a mathematics story for anyone and everyone.

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List Updated: 2023-Jun-07 12:28 UTC. Episodes: 61. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

2020-Nov-09 • 35 minutes
Michole Enjoli and Noelle Sawyer takeover for Black in Math Week. They talk to Brea Ratliff and José Vilson about what it’s like to be Black in math, common false statements about Black students in math, and better hopes and dreams for Black students
2020-Nov-01 • 37 minutes
Black Girl Mathgic
On this episode of Relatively Prime Samuel is joined by Brittany Rhodes the creator of the amazing monthly mathematics subscription box Black Girl Mathgic.
2020-Mar-31 • 27 minutes
The Somervilles
On this episode of Relatively Prime Samuel is joined by Brigitte Stenhouse of the Open University to talk about the life and times of Mary, and William, Somerville.
2020-Feb-29 • 10 minutes
3 Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Banneker
On this Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain hear about Benjamin Banneker's clock, his astronomy, his projection of a solar eclipse, and a puzzle about a greyhound and a hare.
2020-Feb-15 • 44 minutes
Samuel talks about the myths of mathematics and the truths therein, featuring a story about Galois, Glen R Van Brummelen on the decimal point, and 2 lies and a truth
2019-Dec-31 • 33 minutes
2019 Year End Review
To wrap up the year 2019 Samuel Hansen is joined by Katie Steckles and Christian Lawson-Perfect to discuss some of the big stories from the world of mathematics this year.
2019-Nov-01 • 27 minutes
Samuel talks with authors of general audience mathematics books about why they started writing, how they choose their topics, and how they think about their audiences.
2019-Oct-01 • 19 minutes
Citation Aging
Join Samuel for a discussion of the mathematical citation aging research they are conducting at their new job as Mathematics & Statistics librarian at the University of Michigan.
2019-Aug-31 • 28 minutes
A Beauty Cold and Austere
Samuel speaks with mathematics Mike Spivey about his math interactive fiction game A Beauty Cold and Austere
2019-Jul-31 • 61 minutes
Robert Schneider
Enjoy this conversation about mathematics, music, art, and much more between Samuel Hansen and Robert Schneir mathematician, musician, and amazing human being.
2019-Jun-29 • 47 minutes
Mathematical Objects
Samuel speaks with Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett about their new math podcast Mathematical Objects
2019-May-01 • 17 minutes
Samuel Hansen speaks with the founders, a current director, and a former director of the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program about their work mentoring young women mathematicians.
2019-Mar-31 • 31 minutes
Mathematically Gifted & Black
On this episode of Relative Prime Samuel Hansen is joined by the four co-creators of Mathematically Gifted & Black: Candice Price, Erica Graham, Raegan Higgins, and Shelby Wilson to talk about their website and black representation in mathematics..
2019-Feb-28 • 49 minutes
3 2 1…Action
On this episode of Relatively Prime Samuel talks mathematical movies with the director and producer of Flatland and the creator of the math movie Cents
2019-Jan-31 • 18 minutes
Jem’s Gems
Samuel speaks with mathematics teacher Jo Morgan abouthow twitter changed her maths teaching and her work helping provide math resources to teachers.
2018-Dec-31 • 17 minutes
A Year (1811) In Review
A special year in review episode from Samuel's old podcast Math/Maths with Peter Rowlett
2018-Dec-20 • 41 minutes
All the Math Podcasts-Bonus
Live podcast recording from 2018's Annual MathsJam Gathering featuring a mathematics podcast smorgasboard of All Squared, Math/Maths, Wrong but Useful, Talkdust, Strongly Connected Components, The Aperiodcast, Relatively Prime, & Taking Maths Further
2018-Nov-30 • 14 minutes
Cycle of Mathematics: Around 20 Papers
On this fourth and final episode of the Cycle of Mathematics we arrive at math inspiration. Hear how the Watts-Strogatz small world network paper motivated the research of Michelle Girvan.
2018-Oct-31 • 26 minutes
Cycle of Mathematics: Orange Volumes on a Shelf (On the Internet)
On the third episode of the Cycle of Mathematics mini-series Samuel Hansen takes a tour of Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet to learn how mathematics papers are indexed, reviewed, and made searchable.
2018-Oct-01 • 18 minutes
Cycle of Mathematics: Verify, Revise, Repeat
In this episode of the Cycle of Mathematics Miniseries Samuel discusses the work of mathematics editors and peer review with Rachel Kuske and Ted Mahavier
2018-Aug-31 • 27 minutes
Cycle of Mathematics: The Six Handshakes
The new Cycle of Mathematics mini-series will cover mathematics from idea to publication to inspiration. This first episode is about the ground breaking network research of Duncan Watts and Steve Strogatz as told by Duncan..
2018-Jul-25 • 43 minutes
The Big Internet Math Off (Updated)
There are only a few hours left to vote in the final of The Big Internet Math Off, but before you do check out this episode featuring an interview with the creator and the finalists.
2018-Jul-24 • 63 minutes
Math Off 4: Checkers
Samuel may have lost in the first round Big Internet Math Off, but they had already made the rest of the pieces. Enjoy their final one, all about checkers
2018-Jul-19 • 10 minutes
Math Off 3: Gerrymandering
Samuel may have lost in the first round Big Internet Math Off, but they had already made the rest of the pieces. Enjoy this one about gerrymandering..
2018-Jul-12 • 12 minutes
Math Off Round 2: Quaternions
Samuel may have lost in the first round Big Internet Math Off, but they had already made the rest of the pieces. Enjoy this one about quaternions.
2018-Jul-02 • 8 minutes
Math Off Round 1: Why Your Friends Have More Friends than You Do
It is time for the first round of the 1st ever Big Internet Math Off! Please vote for Samuel in their first round Samuel match against Paul Taylor
2018-May-31 • 23 minutes
Girls Talk Math
On this month's episode of Relatively Prime we are excited to bring to you the story of Girls Talk Math.
2018-May-01 • 20 minutes
The Right Bucket
This month's Relatively Prime is all about classification. Samuel is joined by Fabian Müller of zbMath for a discussion of the Mathematics Subject Classification.
2018-Mar-31 • 12 minutes
Diegetic Plots: Chapter 3
In this chapter of Diegetic Plots on Relatively Prime Larry Lesser shares the poem "The M Word" and there is a very unfortunate customer service call at Kroneckea. Samuel Hansen also thanks Bree Prehn for no apparent reason.
2018-Feb-28 • 19 minutes
Tick & Lice & Relapsing & Fevers
Samuel Hansen and Cody Palmer discuss the dynamics of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever from a mathematical perspective
2018-Jan-31 • 26 minutes
Science Sparring Society
This time we are bring you two fights from the history of mathematics as told on Science Sparring Society. The Calculus War of Leibniz and Newton and Kronecker versus Cantor and Infinity. You won't find juicier math battles anywhere.
2017-Dec-22 • 33 minutes
Formulaic Perfection
Samuel is joined by old pals Katie, Peter, and Christian from the Aperiodical for an entertaining holiday conversation about the phenomenon of formulas for "The Perfect X" which are often seen in newspapers.
2017-Nov-30 • 16 minutes
Cold and Flu
It is cold and flu season and in this episode of Relatively Prime Benjamin Morin shares the best strategies, according to mathematical modeling, to deal with infectious diseases for individuals and societies.
2017-Oct-31 • 20 minutes
Knotty Helix
DNA is important, some might even claim it is integral to life itself, but does it contain interesting math? Samuel is joined by UC-Davis Professor Mariel Vasquez for a discussion proves conclusively that mathematically DNA is fascinating.
2017-Sep-29 • 34 minutes
Their Favorite Theorem
Have you ever wondered what mathematicans' favorite theorems were? How about what food pairs perfectly with those theorems? No matter your answer you need to listen to Samuel's interview with the hosts of the new math podcast My Favorite Theorem.
2017-Aug-31 • 45 minutes
Re District
Mathematics has been in the news a lot lately, and each time it has been matched with the word gerrymandering. We did cover gerrymandering once before but so much important new things have been happened it seemed very important to cover it again.
2017-Aug-31 • 23 minutes
All The Gerrys Mandered(Encore)
Gerrymandering: the dividing of a state, county, etc., into districts so as to give one party a majority in many districts while concentrating the strength of the other party into as few as possible. This is about its mathematics.(From Season 2)
2017-Jul-27 • 50 minutes
Outside the Equation
Tim Chartier, mathematical mime, Anna Haensch, co-host of mathematics podcast The Other Half, and Robert Schneider of Apples in Stereo, discuss alternative ways to communicate math. From a JMM17 panel hosted by Samuel Hansen.
2017-Jun-29 • 36 minutes
Talking the Talk – Mathematics Communication
Mathematics is not always the easiest thing to talk or write about, especially when the audience is not other mathematicians. This doesn't mean talking about math is impossible though, just that it takes some experience and some maybe some tricks.
2017-May-26 • 19 minutes
You Have the Right
There are stories all the time about race and policing in the United States. They do not typically focus on search rates of traffic stops, but that is…
2017-Apr-29 • 33 minutes
Steiner Biopsy
Cancer is a truly terrible disease. We all know it too, in fact it is very likely not a person reading this right now who has not had their own…
2017-Mar-24 • 40 minutes
#TryPod – The Other Half
Sorry for the late episode this month, but your intrepid host and producer Samuel Hansen had to go and get himself concussed at his day job. This…
2017-Feb-16 • 52 minutes
Origins LIVE!
We live in a culture obsessed with the Origin Story, and not without reason. There is very rarely a story more fascinating than the one which tells…
2017-Jan-16 • 28 minutes
On the Hill
We are right in the middle of that time every four years when the United States of America focuses very intently on the government, the whole government and not…
2016-Dec-21 • 30 minutes
Lottery Daze
Lottery Daze Welcome to the new season of Relatively Prime! There will be a few changes for the new season, primarily each episode will feature only a single…
2016-Feb-24 • 52 minutes
Diegetic Plots: Chapter 2
Diegetic Plots: Chapter Two This is the final episode of the 2nd season of Relatively Prime. It is also the second chapter of the ongoing series Diegetic Plots.…
2016-Feb-17 • 64 minutes
f(θ)=1-sin(θ) If you ever want to conduct a quick social experiment on the status of mathematics in the world just get yourself a dating profile and mention on…
2016-Feb-11 • 72 minutes
Principia Metropolica
Principia Metropolica Your host Samuel Hansen loves cities. Small Cities, Dense Cities, New Cities, Twin Cities, Reborn Cities, he doesn’t care what type of city cities. He loves…
2016-Feb-04 • 58 minutes
Other Duties as Assigned
Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Other Duties As Assigned Mathematician is an insanely broad job title It can encompass everyone from professors to government employees to…
2016-Jan-28 • 77 minutes
Diegetic Plots: Chapter 1
Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Diegetic Plots: Chapter One This episode of Relatively Prime is going to be delving into the humanistic side of mathematics. It…
2016-Jan-20 • 57 minutes
Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Mathematistan Mathematics may be the most pure, the most abstract, the most ivory tower of all academic disciplines, but nothing, nothing…
2016-Jan-13 • 53 minutes
Your Daily Recommended Math
Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS Your Daily Recommended Math We all use mathematics everyday. At least that is what we all like to tell our friends…
2016-Jan-03 • 75 minutes
The Lexicon
The Lexicon Download the Episode Subscribe: iTunes or RSS The Three R’s, Reading Writing and ’Rithmetic, have formed the basis of formal education for centuries, at least since…
2012-Oct-08 • 62 minutes
It hardly seems that a week can go by without seeing another newspaper story or television report about the decline of the American Educational Establishment. Particularly in respect…
2012-Oct-05 • 76 minutes
This episode is all about the forgotten mathematical tool of numbers. Ok, forgotten may be a bit strong, but after a certain point in mathematics numbers seem…
2012-Sep-23 • 62 minutes
Paul Erdos was one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th Century, the one that other mathematicians measure their distance from, and beyond that one of the most…
2012-Sep-22 • 66 minutes
The Score
There are many similarities between mathematics and music. They are their own vocabulary, their own written language, their own way of describing the world around us, but while…
2012-Sep-21 • 66 minutes
The Shape of Things
Mathematics is rather unfairly thought of as a numbers game, but there really is much more too it and after scouring the world Samuel Hansen found a man…
2012-Sep-19 • 58 minutes
The Unexpected
Sometimes an approach you are sure will work yields results. Maybe the Cambridge sandwich year and a unicycle society will lead to traveling around the world talking about…
2012-Sep-18 • 58 minutes
The Toolbox
The mathematics that we all learn in school is great. No, really, it is. How can anyone get through life without knowing how to add or subtract.…
2012-Sep-17 • 62 minutes
You may not think of checkers as an important game intellectually. It certainly has never had the cachet of chess. That did not stop it from becoming the…