Odds and Evenings

Odds and Evenings

www.oddsandevenings.com
A podcast about mathematics, puzzles, numbers and games
#24 - Shamir’s, Sums and Seatings
Dec 14 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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