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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Episode List

#17  Caps, Cracks and Kaprekar's Constants
July 23rd, 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
July 9th, 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
June 25th, 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
June 21st, 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
June 4th, 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
May 6th, 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
April 24th, 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
April 9th, 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
March 27th, 2018  1 hr 4 mins
math, mathematics, maths, numbers, sequences
Topics 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, tictactoe
Topics discussed
 Harary TicTacToe
 Prime Scrabble
 Alaric's Sieve

#7  Water, Winter and Watson
February 26th, 2018  1 hr 29 secs
math, maths, physics, puzzles
Topics 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, puzzles
Topics 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, scrabble
Topics 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, puzzles
Topics 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 internet
Topics 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, puzzles
Topics Discussed
Tying a Ribbon around a Present,
Christmas Wrapping,
Advent Calendar Maths,
Father Christmas Physics