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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 46

In this month's edition of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I are joined by special guest co-host @dragon_dodo, who is Dominika Vasilkova in real life. We discuss: What maths appeals to a physicist. Dominika's number of the podcast: $0.110001000000000000000001…$, Liouville's constant, which is $\sum_{n=1}^\infty 10^{-n!}$, the first constant to be

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 45

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful1: We're joined by @ajk_44, who is Alison Kiddle from NRICH in real life. We ask Alison: how long has NRICH been going? How do you tell which problems you've covered before? Colin's number of the podcast is 13,532,396,179 (he mistakenly calls it quadrillions

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 44

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths1 and I are joined by consultant and lapsed mathematician @freezingsheep2. We discuss: Mel's career trajectory into 'maths-enabled type things that are not actually maths', although she gets to wave her hands a lot. What you can do with a maths degree,

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 43

In this month's installment of Wrong, But Useful, our special guest co-host is @mathsjem (Jo Morgan in real life) from the indispensable resourceaholic.com. We start by talking about resourceaholic.com and how Jo manages to fit such a punishing blog schedule around being a nearly-full-time maths teacher. Colin wonders how writing

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 42

On this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, @icecolbeveridge and @reflectivemaths are joined by special guest co-host @christianp. This time, we talk about: Christian, who is involved in @mathsjam and the @aperiodical, and has a number of the podcast: 13. He dislikes it because of its times table; I like

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 41

This month on Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and @icecolbeveridge are joined by @evelynjlamb, who is Evelyn Lamb in real life. She writes the Roots Of Unity column for Scientific American. We discuss: How Evelyn got into maths, into writing and into France Evelyn picks the numbers of the podcast: 339,613

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 40

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful: @reflectivemaths and I are joined by special guest co-host Elizabeth A. Williams, who is @realityminus3 in real life (and Zeke, who is Zeke everywhere) Dave picks 367 as number of the episode, as it's the largest number whose square has digits in strictly

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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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