33 episodes

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).

Odds and Evening‪s‬ Odds and Evenings

    • Mathematics
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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).

    #32 - Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers

    #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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)

    #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/DavidRussell323
    Special Guest: Matthew Scroggs.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics

    #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 min
    Mini Episode: Bidding Game

    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 min
    #29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps

    #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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots

    #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

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Great

So glad this was recommended to me, recreational maths at its best! 😃

Annifa249 ,

What deliciously intelligent young men

I could eat up their minds!

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