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

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

    Reflections

    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!

    • 11 min
    25. Newton/Leibniz: Crime and Punishment

    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?

    • 35 min
    24. Newton/Leibniz: Great Expectations

    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

    • 21 min
    23. The Strange Case of Sir Newton and Mr. Leibniz

    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.

    • 29 min
    22. Emelie du Chatelet: True Colors

    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 podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

    • 38 min
    21. Emelie du Chatelet: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    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?

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

libbshuang ,

Truly Entertaining, Witty, and Fun!

I’m definitely a podcast gal and just always am eager for new subjects and fascinations about anything interesting. Being a podcast of going through the lives of famous mathematicians, it really hits the spot of intellectually satisfying you as well as comically and emotionally! The hosts are so fun and quirky! I love their personalities and how they vibe off each other (also the fact they reference Harry Potter! love it!) I really feel their passion and how they dive into their research of every episode and truly appreciate it! 10/10 recommend this podcast for anyone, whether you’re a math nerd or not! I cannot wait for the next episodes and look forward to who they’re going to dive into the life of next! :)

Cwiggz ,

Super entertaining!!!!!!

This podcast is awesome!!!

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