Puzzling Maths
Ye Olde Episode Sixe

Ye Olde Episode Sixe

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.)

Season 2 Episode 5

Season 2 Episode 5

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.

Series 2 Episode 4

Series 2 Episode 4

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.

Season 2, Episode 3

Season 2, Episode 3

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’.
Series 2, Episode 2

Series 2, Episode 2

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!

Series 2, Episode 1

Series 2, Episode 1

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...

Episode 8

Episode 8

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 2021)

Episode 7

Episode 7

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

 

 

Episode 6

Episode 6

March 29, 2021

In which Rob and Andrew go full-on festive, as they ponder wise men with camels, Battenberg cake, Mariah Carey, Christmas decorations, gold rings, and more.  (December 2020)

Episode 5

Episode 5

March 29, 2021

In this episode, Rob and Andrew puzzle over black hats, mixed fruit and how to get into a football match. Or not. One of them takes a trip to Barnard Castle as they welcome special guest Sarah Leppard who is an optometrist. Or maybe optician. You'll have to listen and make up your own mind.

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