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 20s 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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Episode List

#10  Stacks, Splitting and Seating
April 9th, 2018  1 hr 3 mins
games, math, mathematics, maths, minecraft, numbers, puzzles, sequencesTopics discussed:
 Minecraft Grid Numbers
 Stack Thirding
 Plane Seat Puzzle

#9  Cows, Counting and Chin Ups
March 27th, 2018  1 hr 4 mins
math, mathematics, maths, numbers, sequencesTopics discussed
 Narayana's Cows
 Welsh Numbers
 Weightlifting Maths

#8  Snakey, Scrabble and Sieve
March 15th, 2018  1 hr 18 mins
games, math, mathematics, maths, numbers, prime numbers, puzzles, scrabble, sieve, snakey, tictactoeTopics discussed
 Harary TicTacToe
 Prime Scrabble
 Alaric's Sieve

#7  Water, Winter and Watson
February 26th, 2018  1 hr 29 secs
math, maths, physics, puzzlesTopics Discussed
 Tea Cooling
 Olympic Rankings
 Sherlock Holmes Puzzle

#6  Princesses, Ponds and Poker Puzzles
February 13th, 2018  50 mins 6 secs
math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzlesTopics discussed
 The Princess Monster Game
 Duck Wakes
 A Poker Puzzle

#5  Factors, Figures and Words With Friends
January 28th, 2018  1 hr 5 mins
board games, books, mathematics, maths, scrabbleTopics discussed
 The Number of Factors Sequence
 Scrabble Boards
 Gödel, Escher, Bach

#4  Farthings, Fizz and Food Boards
January 16th, 2018  1 hr 20 mins
currency, games, math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzlesTopics discussed
Change and the Coin Problem
Beer Bubbles
The Blind Waiter Problem 
#3  Rationality, Reddit and Recurrence
December 31st, 2017  1 hr 5 mins
game of life, math, maths, physics, reddit, the internetTopics Discussed
Is Big G Rational,
Top Posts of All Time,
Game of Life Towers
Online Now? 
#2  Advent Calendars, Combinatorics and Christmas
December 24th, 2017  1 hr 3 mins
christmas, combinatorics, math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzlesTopics Discussed
Tying a Ribbon around a Present,
Christmas Wrapping,
Advent Calendar Maths,
Father Christmas Physics 
#1  Tetrahedra, Truels and Triangular Children
December 10th, 2017  48 mins 47 secs
game theory, number theory, paradoxesTopics discussed
3 Person Humbug,
Newcomb's Paradox,
Pennies in a Jar,
Triangular Children