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Odds and Evenings

Odds and Evenings

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Odds and Evenings

Odds and Evenings

Odds and Evenings

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Playing around with maths and puzzles was something that the two hosts spent their time at university doing together. Now in their late twenties with proper grown up jobs, Alaric and Alex carve out the occasional evening to sit back and smell the numbers. Not all of the mathematics is entry level, but they envisioned this podcast for those people whose science degrees may be long behind them, but who still get a kick out of recreational numbering. If this is your first time listening, episode 4 (http://www.oddsandevenings.com/4) is a good representation of the show as a whole and can be used as a jumping on point.All episodes can be played in browser here (http://www.oddsandevenings.com/episodes) or you can subscribe on all major podcast apps (http://www.oddsandevenings.com/subscribe).

Latest Episodes

#32 - Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers

The boys return to think about the structure of a quiz show round, they learn how to queue effectively and they investigate the best tunings for guitars. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Only Connect Loops Adding a Teller Alternative Tunings Show Notes Queuing Blog Cabbage Tuning Under the Bridge Tuning David's Kingdom Heart Video Series Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Infeasible App Ideas by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

65 MIN3 w ago
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#32 - Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers

#31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)

The boys are in the same room, and they have a guest! They talk about an awful tennis tournament mixup, a teeny tiny card game and the primest day of the year. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Quantum Go Fish Amateur-Professional Tennis Tournament Problem Prime Day Show Notes Some divisbility criteria The Trachtenburg System Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Guest Matthew - http://mscroggs.co.uk/ Editing by Alex Invisible playing cards supplied by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323Special Guest: Matthew Scroggs.

76 MIN2019 NOV 10
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#31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)

#30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics

The boys sit down with an infinite box of resistors, worry just how diverse their business is and think through the peculiar physics of balloons. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Resistor Mathematics How to Measure Diversity Balloon in a Car Show Notes The XKCD Resistor Problem we Mention An article I wrote which uses Δ-Y transformations for calculating resistance The Diversity Formula An article I wrote about Simpson's Paradox The Sprinkler Problem Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Fish schematics by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

53 MIN2019 JUL 14
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#30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics

Mini Episode: Bidding Game

Here's something a little different. Over at Aperiodical they are running the Big Internet Math Off 2019, where 16 mathematicians present pitches to compete in a tournament. We were very pleased to be nominated to take part. For this round we thought we'd do what we do best, albeit in smaller, snack sized portion. We are up against Grant Sanderson of 3Blue1Brown which is a channel that we both love. You can find both of our pitches here, where if you like what you hear we would very much appreciate your support by voting for Alaric. Most importantly, here is the file that my student Ed Ceney created so you can try to come up with the best strategy yourself. The paper outlining the original experiment can be found here. Normal episodes will resume shortly.

12 MIN2019 JUL 5
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Mini Episode: Bidding Game

#29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps

The boys are back for season two! They try ramping Pascal's Triangle up a couple of dimensions, consider the physics of how we control volume and attempt to help out someone with a fishy problem. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Pascal's Pyramid Sound Quality Fish Tank Siphoning Show Notes Cuboctohedron Stacking Sphere Packing Systems Colouring in Pascal's Triangle in mod 3, 4 and 5 Sierpinski's Pyramid Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Quasi-analytic classes with respect to logarithmically convex sequences by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

67 MIN2019 JUN 10
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#29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps

#28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots

The boys help organise a rugby training scheme, set robots upon an infinite hotel and discover some lovely patterns in the probability of Snakes and Ladders. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rugby Training Problem Busy Beavers Gamble Shambles Show Notes Articles written by Alaric on Langton's: Loops (Introduction) Loops (Evolving) Ant Busy Beaver on Wikipedia Noether's Theorem The Music Episode Maths Jam (that you should totally be attending) Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Appreciation of the phrase Busy Beavers by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

93 MIN2019 MAR 16
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#28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots

#27 - Strangers, Scaling and Scores

The boys partake unto an unwavering curiousity as to who is friends with whom. Infinite-dimensional animals are discussed, and they ponder the potentially undue rewards of chess pros. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Ramsey's Theorem Scaling Sports and Games Rating Show Notes Scale by Geoffrey West Goblin Game Spreadsheet Quantum Computing Video Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex The actual good questions by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

69 MIN2019 FEB 14
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#27 - Strangers, Scaling and Scores

#26 - Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs

The boys find themselves on the wrong side of the mathematical orthodoxy, rejecting the concepts of distance and angles, before immediately forgetting about that and using distances and angles to solve a problem. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rational Geometry Goblin Game Car Pool Problem Show Notes Introduction to Rational Geometry Overview by Norman Wildberger The Video in his Lecture Sequence which covers some of the topics we discussed on our show The 5 Laws of Rational Geometry Goblin Game New Prime Discovered Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Calls for radical overthrowing of the establishment by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

72 MIN2019 JAN 28
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#26 - Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs

#25 - Codes, Coins and Criss-Crosses

Here's a copy of the puzzle that Alaric wrote for the conference: Chyptic Chossword The boys play games, join a secret circle and put up the Christmas lights :) Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Wythoff's Game A Christmas Cipher Zig Zag Lights Show Notes Wythoff's Game on Wikipedia A good blog article about Wythoff's Game and the Golden Ratio Little Orphan Annie Scene Little Orphan Annie image album Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Invention of Christmas (the concept thereof) by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

71 MIN2018 DEC 24
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#25 - Codes, Coins and Criss-Crosses

#24 - Shamir's, Sums and Seatings

The boys celebrate a year of the podcast, try to get a hold on some of the weirder polygonal numbers and debrief after big maths jam. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Trapezium Numbers Shamir's Shared Secrets Vampire and Werewolf Lies Show Notes Catriona Shearer's Geometry Puzzles on Twitter Mathigon's Tweet about Trapezium Numbers An Article on Properties of Trapezium Numbers Alaric's Lock Gates Article A Good Quality Shamir's Shared Secrets Article The Vampire and Werewolf MAT Question The Answers to the MAT Question Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Silver Service at the Vampire-Werewolf Symposium by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

65 MIN2018 DEC 15
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#24 - Shamir's, Sums and Seatings

Latest Episodes

#32 - Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers

The boys return to think about the structure of a quiz show round, they learn how to queue effectively and they investigate the best tunings for guitars. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Only Connect Loops Adding a Teller Alternative Tunings Show Notes Queuing Blog Cabbage Tuning Under the Bridge Tuning David's Kingdom Heart Video Series Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Infeasible App Ideas by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

65 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#32 - Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers

#31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)

The boys are in the same room, and they have a guest! They talk about an awful tennis tournament mixup, a teeny tiny card game and the primest day of the year. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Quantum Go Fish Amateur-Professional Tennis Tournament Problem Prime Day Show Notes Some divisbility criteria The Trachtenburg System Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Guest Matthew - http://mscroggs.co.uk/ Editing by Alex Invisible playing cards supplied by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323Special Guest: Matthew Scroggs.

76 MIN2019 NOV 10
Comments
#31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)

#30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics

The boys sit down with an infinite box of resistors, worry just how diverse their business is and think through the peculiar physics of balloons. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Resistor Mathematics How to Measure Diversity Balloon in a Car Show Notes The XKCD Resistor Problem we Mention An article I wrote which uses Δ-Y transformations for calculating resistance The Diversity Formula An article I wrote about Simpson's Paradox The Sprinkler Problem Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Fish schematics by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

53 MIN2019 JUL 14
Comments
#30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics

Mini Episode: Bidding Game

Here's something a little different. Over at Aperiodical they are running the Big Internet Math Off 2019, where 16 mathematicians present pitches to compete in a tournament. We were very pleased to be nominated to take part. For this round we thought we'd do what we do best, albeit in smaller, snack sized portion. We are up against Grant Sanderson of 3Blue1Brown which is a channel that we both love. You can find both of our pitches here, where if you like what you hear we would very much appreciate your support by voting for Alaric. Most importantly, here is the file that my student Ed Ceney created so you can try to come up with the best strategy yourself. The paper outlining the original experiment can be found here. Normal episodes will resume shortly.

12 MIN2019 JUL 5
Comments
Mini Episode: Bidding Game

#29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps

The boys are back for season two! They try ramping Pascal's Triangle up a couple of dimensions, consider the physics of how we control volume and attempt to help out someone with a fishy problem. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Pascal's Pyramid Sound Quality Fish Tank Siphoning Show Notes Cuboctohedron Stacking Sphere Packing Systems Colouring in Pascal's Triangle in mod 3, 4 and 5 Sierpinski's Pyramid Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Quasi-analytic classes with respect to logarithmically convex sequences by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

67 MIN2019 JUN 10
Comments
#29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps

#28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots

The boys help organise a rugby training scheme, set robots upon an infinite hotel and discover some lovely patterns in the probability of Snakes and Ladders. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rugby Training Problem Busy Beavers Gamble Shambles Show Notes Articles written by Alaric on Langton's: Loops (Introduction) Loops (Evolving) Ant Busy Beaver on Wikipedia Noether's Theorem The Music Episode Maths Jam (that you should totally be attending) Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Appreciation of the phrase Busy Beavers by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

93 MIN2019 MAR 16
Comments
#28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots

#27 - Strangers, Scaling and Scores

The boys partake unto an unwavering curiousity as to who is friends with whom. Infinite-dimensional animals are discussed, and they ponder the potentially undue rewards of chess pros. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Ramsey's Theorem Scaling Sports and Games Rating Show Notes Scale by Geoffrey West Goblin Game Spreadsheet Quantum Computing Video Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex The actual good questions by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

69 MIN2019 FEB 14
Comments
#27 - Strangers, Scaling and Scores

#26 - Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs

The boys find themselves on the wrong side of the mathematical orthodoxy, rejecting the concepts of distance and angles, before immediately forgetting about that and using distances and angles to solve a problem. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rational Geometry Goblin Game Car Pool Problem Show Notes Introduction to Rational Geometry Overview by Norman Wildberger The Video in his Lecture Sequence which covers some of the topics we discussed on our show The 5 Laws of Rational Geometry Goblin Game New Prime Discovered Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Calls for radical overthrowing of the establishment by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

72 MIN2019 JAN 28
Comments
#26 - Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs

#25 - Codes, Coins and Criss-Crosses

Here's a copy of the puzzle that Alaric wrote for the conference: Chyptic Chossword The boys play games, join a secret circle and put up the Christmas lights :) Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Wythoff's Game A Christmas Cipher Zig Zag Lights Show Notes Wythoff's Game on Wikipedia A good blog article about Wythoff's Game and the Golden Ratio Little Orphan Annie Scene Little Orphan Annie image album Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Invention of Christmas (the concept thereof) by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

71 MIN2018 DEC 24
Comments
#25 - Codes, Coins and Criss-Crosses

#24 - Shamir's, Sums and Seatings

The boys celebrate a year of the podcast, try to get a hold on some of the weirder polygonal numbers and debrief after big maths jam. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Trapezium Numbers Shamir's Shared Secrets Vampire and Werewolf Lies Show Notes Catriona Shearer's Geometry Puzzles on Twitter Mathigon's Tweet about Trapezium Numbers An Article on Properties of Trapezium Numbers Alaric's Lock Gates Article A Good Quality Shamir's Shared Secrets Article The Vampire and Werewolf MAT Question The Answers to the MAT Question Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Silver Service at the Vampire-Werewolf Symposium by Alaric Theme music by David Russell - https://youtube.com/DavidRussell323

65 MIN2018 DEC 15
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#24 - Shamir's, Sums and Seatings
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