289 episodes

Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

Math Mutation Erik Seligman

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

    Math Mutation 288: One Stone To Rule Them All

    Math Mutation 288: One Stone To Rule Them All

    Earlier this year, after half a century of searching by many talented mathematicians, an amateur finally discovered an aperiodic monotile.

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    • 5 min
    Math Mutation 287: The Grim State of Modern Pizza

    Math Mutation 287: The Grim State of Modern Pizza

    The surprisingly simple GRIM test, and how it helped to debunk the famous Cornell Pizza Studies.

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 286: Adventures In Translation

    Math Mutation 286: Adventures In Translation

    I discuss my experiences translating "The Revolution of Promises" by Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand.

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    • 5 min
    Math Mutation 285: Believe My Proofs Or Else

    Math Mutation 285: Believe My Proofs Or Else

    Have you used the logical method known as "proof by intimidation"?

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 284: Don't Square Numbers, Triangle Them

    Math Mutation 284: Don't Square Numbers, Triangle Them

    We discuss Buckminster Fuller's focus on triangles in his Synergetics.

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 283: Escape From Infinity

    Math Mutation 283: Escape From Infinity

    If we deny the existence of infinity, does math still work?

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

katenmkate ,

Five Extra Large Stars!

Fifteen years and counting. (See three reviews below!)
Twelve years and counting. (See two reviews below).
Thanks Erik, for this awesome podcast! It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years of listening to Erik producing these wonderful pods. In the beginning I had just discovered the world of podcasts, and M.M and Erik quickly went to the top of my subscribed list. . . Below is a review I wrote years ago. It is STILL totally applicable. ...We look forward to your podcast. Informative and fun, it adds a 'math' dimension to life. AND there are over 200 previous episodes to enjoy. We recommend this podcast to everyone.

Srebby ,

I really enjoy this podcast

I admire Erik's ability to find new areas of math to talk about, and the way he makes them so accessible to amateurs such as me. He's true to his intro... finding math in all sorts of weird corners.

Keep it up, Erik.

Update 6/27/18: I am a middle school math teacher. No matter what I'm teaching there is always a student who either "knows this already" or "did this last year," and I am constantly in search of enrichment problems and activities. Some of these podcasts are great fodder for these activities. I've been on hiatus from listening for a while, but I'm catching up and glad to be finding more pearls of wisdom.

David S.

D. Zemke ,

A math podcast for everyone

I have been listening to his podcast since 2008, and I have always been impressed by with Erik’s ability to take aspects of every day life and explain the mathematics and philosophy that are behind them. As a future professional mathematician, I appreciate how every topic, no matter the level of mathematical sophistication, is explained in a down-to-earth way that is accessible to anyone regardless of their background. After seven years, I still eagerly look forward to the release of each new episode, and I still find each one as interesting as the previous. Keep up the great work!

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