Odds and Evenings

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • #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
    • p2 - 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, zk-snarks

    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
  • #9 - Cows, Counting and Chin Ups

    27 March 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    math, mathematics, maths, numbers, sequences

    Topics discussed

    • Narayana's Cows
    • Welsh Numbers
    • Weightlifting Maths
  • #8 - Snakey, Scrabble and Sieve

    15 March 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins
    games, math, mathematics, maths, numbers, prime numbers, puzzles, scrabble, sieve, snakey, tictactoe

    Topics discussed

    • Harary Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Prime Scrabble
    • Alaric's Sieve
  • #7 - Water, Winter and Watson

    26 February 2018  |  1 hr 29 secs
    math, maths, physics, puzzles

    Topics Discussed

    • Tea Cooling
    • Olympic Rankings
    • Sherlock Holmes Puzzle
  • #6 - Princesses, Ponds and Poker Puzzles

    13 February 2018  |  50 mins 6 secs
    math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzles

    Topics discussed

    • The Princess Monster Game
    • Duck Wakes
    • A Poker Puzzle
  • #5 - Factors, Figures and Words With Friends

    28 January 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins
    board games, books, mathematics, maths, scrabble

    Topics discussed

    • The Number of Factors Sequence
    • Scrabble Boards
    • Gödel, Escher, Bach
  • #4 - Farthings, Fizz and Food Boards

    16 January 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    currency, games, math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzles

    Topics discussed

    • Change and the Coin Problem
    • Beer Bubbles
    • The Blind Waiter Problem
  • #3 - Rationality, Reddit and Recurrence

    31 December 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
    game of life, math, maths, physics, reddit, the internet

    Topics Discussed

    • Is Big G Rational,
    • Top Posts of All Time,
    • Game of Life Towers
    • Online Now?
  • #2 - Advent Calendars, Combinatorics and Christmas

    24 December 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
    christmas, combinatorics, math, mathematics, maths, physics, puzzles

    Topics Discussed

    • Tying a Ribbon around a Present,
    • Christmas Wrapping,
    • Advent Calendar Maths,
    • Father Christmas Physics
  • #1 - Tetrahedra, Truels and Triangular Children

    10 December 2017  |  48 mins 47 secs
    game theory, number theory, paradoxes

    Topics discussed

    • 3 Person Humbug,
    • Newcomb's Paradox,
    • Pennies in a Jar,
    • Triangular Children