Mathematical Objects Podcast – list of episodes

Mathematical Objects

Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett chat about some aspect of mathematics using a mathematical object as inspiration.

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All episodes are available under the ‘Mathematical Objects’ category. They are listed here for convenience.

The podcast is also available on YouTube, with episodes being released weekly on The Aperiodical’s YouTube channel. There’s also a playlist with all the episodes.

Season 1

  1. Towers of Hanoi
  2. Pythagoras T-shirt
  3. Stick of Chalk
  4. Tantrix Tiles, Beaded Necklaces and Juggling Balls (with Alex Corner)
  5. Pile of matchsticks
  6. Tangerine
  7. Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) board
  8. Thermometer

Season 2

  1. A pair of skipping ropes
  2. Pseudorhombicuboctahedron
  3. Correntator (with Christian Lawson-Perfect)
  4. Ox Blocks
  5. A deck of Set cards
  6. Romanesco Broccoli
  7. Pencil
  8. Robot caterpillar

Season 3

  1. D&D Dice
  2. Rubik’s Cube
  3. Number block cubes
  4. Acoustic mirrors (with James Grime)
  5. Mandala (with Hana Ayoob)
  6. Möbius band
  7. A vehicle (with Christopher Danielson)
  8. Twenty Pence coin

Season 4

  1. Hundred square (with Susan Okereke)
  2. A hat
  3. Klein bottle (with Matthew Scroggs)
  4. Lottery machine
  5. Ball of wool (with Pat Ashforth)
  6. Solids of constant width
  7. Enigma machine (with Tom Briggs)
  8. Christmas crackers

Season 5

  1. Arbelos (with Catriona Agg)
  2. Dobble
  3. Auctioneer’s Hammer (with Tim Harford)
  4. UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c
  5. Balancing bird (with Alom Shaha)
  6. Spirograph
  7. Plate of biscuits (with Alison Kiddle)
  8. A sheep, at least one side of which is black

Season 6

  1. Superegg (with Hannah Fry)
  2. Hairy ball
  3. A joke (with Bec Hill)
  4. PageRank
  5. Nodal cubic (with Angela Tabiri)
  6. Slinky
  7. Quarto
  8. Fingers (with Ben Orlin)