Odds and Evenings
A podcast about mathematics, puzzles, numbers and games
About the show
Playing around with maths and puzzles was something that the two hosts spent their time at university doing together. Now in their late twenties with proper grown up jobs, Alaric and Alex carve out the occasional evening to sit back and smell the numbers. Not all of the mathematics is entry level, but they envisioned this podcast for those people whose science degrees may be long behind them, but who still get a kick out of recreational numbering.
If this is your first time listening, episode 4 is a good representation of the show as a whole and can be used as a jumping on point.
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Episodes

#32  Quiz Shows, Queues and Quavers
15 June 2020  1 hr 5 mins
math, mathematics, maths, music, simulation
Topics Discussed:
 Only Connect Loops
 Adding a Teller
 Alternative Tunings
 Only Connect Loops

#31  Cards, Competitions and Celebrations (w/ Matthew Scroggs)
9 November 2019  1 hr 16 mins
card games, prime day, quantum, tennis, tournaments
Topics Discussed:
 Quantum Go Fish
 AmateurProfessional Tennis Tournament Problem
 Prime Day

#30  DeltaY, Diversity and Dynamics
14 July 2019  53 mins 37 secs
electricity, graph theory, math, mathematics, maths, physics
Topics Discussed:
 Resistor Mathematics
 How to Measure Diversity
 Balloon in a Car

Mini Episode: Bidding Game
5 July 2019  12 mins 12 secs
#bigmathoff, aperiodical, game theory, maths, probability
A Bonus Episode made for the Big Internet Math Off

#29  Pyramids, Pitches and Pumps
10 June 2019  1 hr 7 mins
math, mathematics, maths, number theory, pascal, physics
Topics Discussed:
 Pascal's Pyramid
 Sound Quality
 Fish Tank Siphoning

#28  Rugby, Rolling and Robots
16 March 2019  1 hr 33 mins
cellular automata, computing, math, mathematics, maths, number theory, probability, turing machine
Topics Discussed:
 Rugby Training Problem
 Busy Beavers
 Gamble Shambles

#27  Strangers, Scaling and Scores
14 February 2019  1 hr 9 mins
applied maths, books, games, graph theory
Topics Discussed:
 Ramsey's Theorem
 Scaling
 Sports and Games Rating

#26  Geometry, Goblins and Getting to Pubs
28 January 2019  1 hr 12 mins
game theory, geometry, history of maths, math, mathematics, maths, optimisation
Topics Discussed:
 Rational Geometry
 Goblin Game
 Car Pool Problem

#25  Codes, Coins and CrissCrosses
24 December 2018  1 hr 11 mins
christmas, ciphers, codes, cryptography, game theory, math, mathematics, maths
Topics Discussed:
 Wythoff's Game
 A Christmas Cipher
 Zig Zag Lights

#24  Shamir's, Sums and Seatings
15 December 2018  1 hr 5 mins
information theory, math, mathematics, maths, number theory, numbers, puzzles, sequences
Topics Discussed:
 Trapezium Numbers
 Shamir's Shared Secrets
 Vampire and Werewolf Lies

#23  Ants, Arcs and Awkward Patterns
26 November 2018  55 mins 46 secs
3d shapes, math, mathematics, maths, number theory, numbers, puzzles, sequences, topology
Topics Discussed:
 Factorial Terminating Digits
 Making Polyhedra with your Limbs
 Spiders and an Ant Pursuit Puzzle

#22  Pandemics, Padovan’s and Pumpkins
31 October 2018  1 hr 5 mins
cellular automata, halloween, knot theory, math, mathematics, maths, music, number theory, numbers, puzzles, topology
Topics Discussed:
 Zombies and Vampires
 The Maths of Conversations
 Brunnian Pumpkin Carving

#21  Torque, Truth and Time Signatures
19 October 2018  1 hr 12 mins
math, mathematics, maths, music, number theory, numbers, physics, puzzles
Topics Discussed:
 Bike Pedals
 Time Signatures
 Taking an Offer Puzzles

#20  Tangles, Twists and Trots
26 September 2018  1 hr 1 min
algorithms, calculus, geometry, graph theory, juggling, math, mathematics, maths, podcast
Topics Discussed:
 Untangling Planar Graphs
 The Length of Spirals
 Juggling and Horse Gaits

#19  Probability, Pubs and Power
10 September 2018  54 mins 49 secs
game theory, math, mathematics, maths, podcast, probability, statistics
Topics Discussed:
 Dominion Probabilities
 The Cheapest Beer in Prague
 The Angel Problem

#18  Pads, Plato and Pirates
15 August 2018  57 mins 48 secs
graph theory, math, mathematics, maths, number theory, philosophy, podcast, puzzles
Topics Discussed:
 Keypad Code Guessing
 Platonism vs Formalism
 Pirate Plunder Puzzle