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
 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

#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 TicTacToe
 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