July 9, 2022
To mark a summer of sport, Rob and Andrew have smashed it out of the park by serving up a sports-themed episode for the season finale.
Including some great puzzles, a maths joke from a crowd song, one of the most costly cricket shots of all time, and as usual some smashing (or perhaps 'knockout'?) puzzles.
Game, set and Maths.
June 19, 2022
In this very special episode, Rob and Andrew travel to what could arguably be called the spiritual home of Puzzling Maths: Bletchley Park. This extraordinary place was the birthplace of modern computing, and the workplace of Alan Turing and the famous Codebreakers.
We'd love to tell you more, but for reasons of national security the contents of this episode are classified, so ON NO ACCOUNT should you listen.*
*Unless you want to.
April 26, 2022
Enjoy, we pray thee, this very special edition of the podcast that comes trippingly off the tongue, recorded live in Stratford Upon Avon. Preparest thou to be mightily entertained by such weighty topics as pencils, bridges and Caesar salads, and enjoy trying to spot the Shakespearean references, some more gratuitous than others.
(Sharp-eared listeners might even spot the moment that Andrew and Rob were interrupted by a huge fan, though sadly it was a noisy electric one rather than an actual human.)
March 6, 2022
What connects a Beatle, a Cricketer, an Average and a Herb? And what on earth (or even quite far above it) are Rob and Andrew doing in London?
In this second outside broadcast, find out what connects Inspector Morse and Frank Spencer, and discover the significance of the number 1760.
It's a cracker of an episode, just without the paper hat.
March 6, 2022
At last, in their twelfth episode, Rob and Andrew get to record in the same room for the first time. Not only that, but they head out into Brighton to find out which tourist attractions have the best 'PPH'.
You'll also find the maths of Wordle, tap into the expertise of special guest and Brighton resident Nicole Cozens, and puzzle over the maths of carpets, inflation, and the incredibly handy rule of 72.
December 3, 2021
It’s your lucky day! Where else could you hear two maths and puzzles enthusiasts discuss methane, maths week, and Mexicans in less than 25 minutes?
Not to mention cunning puzzles and every-day maths, including dominoes, carbon dioxide, and bird-feeders.
We're also quietly confident this may be the first podcast you have ever listened to use both the words ‘flatus’ and ‘exploratorium’.
October 3, 2021
With a staggering 53.7% more content than episode 1, episode 2 will educate you on such weighty matters as the maths of playlists, fastest ever olympians (spoiler - it's not the sprinters), teabags, and more. And in the return of 'Gratuitous and Tenuous' the reason for our sunflower logo is revealed!
September 6, 2021
They're back! Join Rob and Andrew for a second series of 'Puzzling Maths'. In episode 1, they cover such wide-ranging topics as the Mayflower (yes that one), Burnley FC, The Olympics, Pizza, and Roman Numerals.
Disclaimer: no numbers were harmed in the making of this podcast, though some may have inadvertently been used either Gratuitously or Tenuously...
March 29, 2021
The History Episode (and season finale). Where else could you find out about the maths of the Census, discover Aristotle's lesser-known brother Bob, learn about the shortest man in history (spoiler: only because of a mathematical error), and be caught out by an excellent puzzle about the Emperor Claudius?
Not to mention a terrific interview with famous archeologist Sue Greaney, in which we learn some extraordinary mathematical facts about Stonehenge!
March 29, 2021
Very possibly our most fascinating episode yet. In which we discuss clocks, snow, fruit pastilles, screens, sudoku, and most importantly, music, as we explore maths with our guest the talented cellist Samara Ginsberg. (Feb 2021)
Find out about her at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSF5mJTarQx3ER3MhiR5QoQ