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Spoof My Proof

At the Maths Jam conference, I was delighted to chair the first ever (and possibly only) edition of Spoof My Proof, a panel show devised by Colin Beveridge and Dave Gale as a special edition of their podcast Wrong, But Useful – the show that iTunes reviewer @twentythree calls an “unassuming, gentle and informative chat on mathematics”.

The format, wholly original and not in any way ripped off by Colin and Dave from anywhere else, saw two teams compete by giving correct and incorrect definitions of a word for the other team to determine1 who was telling the truth and who was bluffing. Team members challenged the other team to ‘call my bluff’, as it were.

There were three rounds, in which the teams defined first a mathematician, then a constant, then a theorem. Colin’s team included Dominika Vasilkova along with The Aperiodical’s own Christian Lawson-Perfect, with Elizabeth A. Williams and Nicholas Jackson opposing them on Dave’s team.

Ways to listen: Listen online. Download. Get the podcast via RSS or via iTunes.

If you enjoy this, you might like other episodes of Wrong, But Useful. At least that’s what Colin’s WordPress thinks:

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