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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 39

In this month's Christmassy episode of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Number of the podcast: 9 Shout outs to: @aap03102 (Chris Smith) for his maths newsletter @mathistopheles (Thomas Oléron Evans) and @fryrsquared (Hannah Fry) for sending me a copy of their book @chalkdustmag for the lovely card @fryrsquared

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 38

It’s your annual Wrong But Useful Big MathsJam Special! Recorded live, so the audio is a bit shaky in parts. @icecolbeveridge, @reflectivemaths and @peterrowlett discuss Tantrix with some excited background chatter Colin interviews @teakayb (Tom Briggs in real life), who’s at MathsJam with an Enigma machine @pecnut and @mscroggs (Adam

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 37

In the October episode of Wrong, But Useful, @icecolbeveridge and @reflectivemaths have their habitual chat. Dave insults mechanics, then gets stroppy about Colin insulting stats The number of the podcast is 16, 40 and 64, because one number isn’t enough for Dave Dave visits a fete and gets ripped off

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 36

In this month’s episode, @reflectivemaths and @icecolbeveridge discuss: Dave is baffled by the idea of the Anniversary Games but happy to have a reduced workload We agree on the name and age of the podcast Number of the podcast: 36, the smallest non-trivial square triangle number. Colin has a new

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 35

In this month’s Wrong, But Useful, Dave and Colin discuss: Colin gets his plug for Cracking Mathematics in early Colin is upset by a missing apostrophe Dave teases us with the number of the podcast and asks about the kinds of things it’s reasonable to expect students to know, and

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 34

In this month’s podcast, @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Colin’s book being available to buy Number of the podcast: Catalan’s constant, which is about 0.915 965 (defined as $\frac{1}{1} – \frac{1}{9} + \frac{1}{25} – \frac{1}{49} + … + \frac{1}{(2n+1)^2} – \frac{1}{(2n+3)^2} + …$). Not known whether it’s rational. Used in combinatorics

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 33

In Episode $n$ of Wrong, But Useful (where $n$ is a semiprime followed by two semiprimes and a square), @reflectivemaths and I discuss: Colin’s trip to Center Parcs and whether it is sufficiently central The number of the podcast, which is the tetrahedral angle, $\arccos\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$ The Other Half podcast Our

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 32

This month’s episode is an interview with podcaster extraordinaire, @samuel_hansen, who is Samuel Hansen in real life. If you’re not listening to Relatively Prime, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. Go and listen to it.

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 31

In this month’s festive WBU, Colin and Dave discuss… Bill’s second birthday and train set Colin’s latest book is due out any day. First number of the podcast: 998 (days since our first recording) Colin gloats about Spoof My Proof and Dave chews on sour grapes Second number of the

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Wrong, But Useful, Episode 30: MathsJam Special

In a departure from the norm, Wrong But Useful tries its first panel game. In a completely original format, our intrepid podcasters trade lies in a panel game entitled Spoof My Proof. On Colin’s team: @christianp (Christian Lawson-Perfect) and @dragon_dodo (Dominika Vasilkova) On Dave’s team: @realityminus3 (Elizabeth A. Williams) and

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