Matt Parker and Bec Hill present: A Problem Squared. A podcast dedicated to solving problems of all kinds, such as, "What should I listen to right now?". A Podcast Squared. First one's free. You're welcome.
023 = The Weight of Words and Graphene for Turds
Yes, that's right. The Weight of Words and Graphene for Turds.
In this month's episode...
If graphene was rolled to the size of a loo roll, how long would that roll be?
What is the weight of the ink in Bec's book?
Plus! The REAL answer to Earth's longest line of sight.
And, Bec and Matt are reunited after two years apart.
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And as always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website www.aproblemsquared.com.
022 = Serial Writing, Lineal Sighting, and Cereal Biting
What's the best way to stay inspired when writing?
Where on earth can you look the furthest away at something else, that is also on the earth?
When eating cereal, what is the milk? Sauce, broth, jus or something else?
Plus! Repurposing crushed bike helmets: Can you, should you?
021 = Inharmonics and Skin-harm-tonics
This is Inharmonics and Skin-harm-tonics!
In this month's episode...
How well can the human voice mimic a dinging bell? Bec teams up with a multi-vocalist Beardyman to tackle this one!
What is the optimal use of sunscreen to create a tan and protect your skin?
Plus: The results from Matt's sunny survey are IN and we have updates from episode 020.
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website www.aproblemsquared.com, or on social media @AProblemSquared.
If you want to master the mysterious art of harmonic singing, you can learn more from Anna Maria on YouTube. And a massive thank you once again to Beardyman. He is on the internet so go check him out!
020 = Filling Up and Falling Down
Score! It's episode 020 of A Problem Squared, Filling Up and Falling Down!
In this episode...
Can we solve global warming by diluting the atmosphere? What's the funniest way to fall down without hurting yourself? Plus: The answer to last month's A Pudding Squared, and a final word on Arctic Krill. As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website www.aproblemsquared.com, or on social media.
You can find Matt's favourite mascot fail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Zph323Dos
For full (en)closure, the solution to the most recent A Pudding Squared, is right here: https://twitter.com/Hellcat_Mama/status/1400053063012995073?s=08
019 = Wetness, Trees and Pet Mysteries
How did a hamster end up in a listener's apartment on the other side of the world?
How many leaves would humans need to photosynthesise all our energy?
Plus, an update on Dish Splatters: Why don't plastic things dry in the dishwasher?
If you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website www.aproblemsquared.com, or on social media.
It's Pudding, on the 'gram
For Bec's hamster habitat, look no further.
And, welcome to the world of Hamster-tube.
Here are some of Bec's favourite hamster moms, Malica and Victoria.
In the Catch Up segment Matt talks about solving a mathematical quandary: whether all nets of the 4D Hypercube can tile 3D space.
The answer is yes! Here is the link to that video
018 = Make Your Vote Count & New Species Amount
This month, Matt and Bec explore voting systems in elections. Bec wonders what effect it might have to vote for a novelty candidate. And we speak to a special guest who might just know a thing or two about this.
Plus a whole heap of quick-fire problem solving!
Here's the video Matt mentioned that simulates alternate voting systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhO6jfHPFQU&ab_channel=Primer
Fun and interesting
If you like Matt Parker or Bec Hill or just enjoy fun mathematical facts I highly recommend it. I always look forward to the next episode at the end of the month.
If you like nerdy stuff and good vibes, this might be for you! Definitely check it out!