I notice in the news is an issue of whether we should have a different name for early maths. It’s actually quite interesting – and quite a problem – the different things we call ‘mathematics’.

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### The extraordinary Cardano family

*In this guest post by David Benjamin, we explore a little of the life and times of Girolamo Cardano and his interesting family.*

Girolamo Cardano (1501- 1576) was at various times in his life a physician, mathematician, inventor, addictive gambler and prisoner. He was the illegitimate son of Fazio Cardano and Chiara Micheria, and the Cardano family was a dysfunctional 16^{th} Century version of the Simpsons.

### Podcasting about: Opinionated History of Mathematics podcast

*In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do.*

We spoke to Viktor Blåsjö, a historian of mathematics and assistant professor at the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University, about his personal project – a maths history podcast.