Odds and Evenings
Episode Archive
Episode Archive
25 episodes of Odds and Evenings since the first episode, which aired on 10 December 2017.

#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

#17  Caps, Cracks and Kaprekar's Constants
23 July 2018  56 mins 36 secs
math, mathematics, maths, number theory, podcast, puzzles
Topics Discussed:
 Prisoners in Hats
 Kaprekar's Constant
 Generalised Egg Dropping

#16  Algorithms, Adding and Adders
9 July 2018  51 mins 47 secs
algorithms, computing, math, maths, number theory, podcast
Topics Discussed:
 FRACTRAN
 Negative Bases
 Polycube Snakes

#15  Sofas, Secrets and Sizzling String
25 June 2018  48 mins 53 secs
mathematics, maths, proof, puzzles, unsolved problems
Topics Discussed:
 Moving Sofa Problem
 Zero Knowledge Grab Bag
 The Fuse Problem

#14  Guesses, Geometry and Grover's Algorithm
21 June 2018  45 mins 1 sec
geometry, math, maths, number theory, quantum computing
Topics Discussed:
 Digital Mastermind
 Cheers
 p^{2}  1 mod 24

#13  Byzantines, Blockchain and Boats
4 June 2018  1 hr 5 mins
blockchain, game theory, games, math, maths, puzzles
Topics Discussed:
 Nomic
 Byzantine Generals Problem
 Jealous Husbands River Crossing

#12  Ducks, Deals and Doku
6 May 2018  55 mins 24 secs
bitcoin, blockchain, ducks, games, math, mathematics, maths, numbers, puzzles, sequences, sudoku, zksnarks
Topics Discussed:
 Email Bidding Game
 Zero Knowledge Sudoku
 Duck Pond Probabilities

#11  Dwarves, Drinking and Deserts
24 April 2018  1 hr 35 secs
math, mathematics, maths, puzzles
Topics Discussed:
 Lewis Carroll's Dwarven Puzzle
 Blood Alcohol Level Modelling
 The Petrol Station Problem

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