Odds and Evenings

Odds and Evenings

www.oddsandevenings.com
A podcast about mathematics, puzzles, numbers and games


#31 - Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)
Nov 9 • 76 min
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 -…
#30 - Delta-Y, Diversity and Dynamics
Jul 14 • 53 min
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…
Mini Episode: Bidding Game
Jul 5 • 12 min
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…
#29 - Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps
Jun 9 • 67 min
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 -…
#28 - Rugby, Rolling and Robots
Mar 15 • 93 min
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 -…
#27 - Strangers, Scaling and Scores
Feb 13 • 69 min
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…
#26 - Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs
Jan 27 • 72 min
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 -…
#25 - Codes, Coins and Criss-Crosses
Dec 23, 2018 • 71 min
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 -…
#24 - Shamir’s, Sums and Seatings
Dec 14, 2018 • 65 min
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…
#23 - Ants, Arcs and Awkward Patterns
Nov 25, 2018 • 55 min
The boys get to the bottom of a neat pattern that suddenly breaks, contort their limbs into strange shapes in the name of Plato and attempt a very satisfying problem involving some spiders and an ant. Odds and Evenings Twitter -…
#22 - Pandemics, Padovan’s and Pumpkins
Oct 30, 2018 • 65 min
The boys get as spooky as they can with cellular automata, have a maths conversation about maths conversations and can't get past the fact that Brunnian and Borromean sound too similar. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings…
#21 - Torque, Truth and Time Signatures
Oct 18, 2018 • 72 min
The boys settle a dicussion about a bike that Alaric has been aching to talk about for a fortnight, Alex finally brings up music and then they both dive down the Gödel rabbit hole with some puzzles. Odds and Evenings Twitter -…
#20 - Tangles, Twists and Trots
Sep 25, 2018 • 61 min
The boys design algorithms to generate puzzles on graphs, spiral out into some polar coordinate calculus and gallop their way through some juggling notation. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website -…
#19 - Probability, Pubs and Power
Sep 9, 2018 • 54 min
The boys delve into some stats and game theory problems, ending with a classic from Conway. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Dominion Probabilities The Cheapest Beer…
#18 - Pads, Plato and Pirates
Aug 15, 2018 • 57 min
The boys move seemlessly between high philosophy and pirate jokes in this eclectic episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Keypad Code Guessing Platonism vs…
#17 - Caps, Cracks and Kaprekar’s Constants
Jul 22, 2018 • 56 min
The boys try their hands at problems provided by the listeners in today's special episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Prisoners in Hats Kaprekar's Constant…
#16 - Algorithms, Adding and Adders
Jul 8, 2018 • 51 min
The boys both have problems which involve complicating the process of adding. Also snakes. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed FRACTRAN Negative Bases Polycube Snakes…
#15 - Sofas, Secrets and Sizzling String
Jun 24, 2018 • 48 min
The boys both choose to take a medley of problems on the same theme, then solve a puzzle ridiculously quickly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Moving Sofa Problem…
#14 - Guesses, Geometry and Grover’s Algorithm
Jun 20, 2018 • 45 min
The boys go on serious diversions. Alex fails to use a computer properly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Digital Mastermind Cheers p2 - 1 mod 24 Show Notes Grover's…
#13 - Byzantines, Blockchain and Boats
Jun 3, 2018 • 65 min
The boys pretend to be from the holy roman empire and tell a story about a snake Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Nomic Byzantine Generals Problem Jealous Husbands…
#12 - Ducks, Deals and Doku
May 6, 2018 • 55 min
The boys shout about Texans and prove they've solved something but they won't tell you how. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Email Bidding Game Zero Knowledge Sudoku…
#11 - Dwarves, Drinking and Deserts
Apr 23, 2018 • 60 min
The boys record another face-to-face special with a puzzle heavy focus. They also work through several problems of the carrying resources genre. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com…
#10 - Stacks, Splitting and Seating
Apr 8, 2018 • 63 min
The boys have been playing computer games and have each found maths in the machine. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Minecraft Grid Numbers Stack Thirding Plane Seat…
#9 - Cows, Counting and Chin Ups
Mar 26, 2018 • 64 min
In a special face to face edition of the podcast the boys stumble over a sequence involving cows, look at number systems in other languages and try to optimise Alaric's regime for loading and unloading a barbell. Odds and Evenings Twitter -…
#8 - Snakey, Scrabble and Sieve
Mar 14, 2018 • 78 min
The boys make two new friends called Snakey and Alex Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Harary Tic-Tac-Toe Prime Scrabble Alaric's Sieve Links Picture of Alaric's Sieve…
#7 - Water, Winter and Watson
Feb 25, 2018 • 60 min
The boys get experimental with tea and get as close as they ever will to covering sport. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Tea Cooling Olympic Rankings Sherlock Holmes…
#6 - Princesses, Ponds and Poker Puzzles
Feb 12, 2018 • 50 min
The boys get scared thinking about getting lost in space but feel better by the time they re-imagine ducks as triangles. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The Princess…
#5 - Factors, Figures and Words With Friends
Jan 28, 2018 • 65 min
The boys think about designing better Scrabble then don't. Also they geek out over this one book for like half the episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The…
#4 - Farthings, Fizz and Food Boards
Jan 15, 2018 • 80 min
The boys solve money, stare at bubbles and get a bit confused on a problem involving a Lazy Susan. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Change and the Coin Problem Beer…
#3 - Rationality, Reddit and Recurrence
Dec 31, 2017 • 65 min
The boys follow up on the Christmas episode. Also, four more things, some of which actually get answered. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rationality of g Top Posts…
#2 - Advent Calendars, Combinatorics and Christmas
Dec 24, 2017 • 63 min
The boys attempt to Christmas. Will they solve anything? Maybe! Odds and Evenings Show Notes hexagons r bae Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Edited by Alex Actual usable content by Alaric
#1 - Tetrahedra, Truels and Triangular Children
Dec 10, 2017 • 48 min
Odds and Evenings iTunes link Show Notes Tetrahedra Being Disappointing Truels Pentagons and Hexagons Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords