Infinitely Irrational: A Math Podcast
Holiday Break - see you Jan 31!

Holiday Break - see you Jan 31!

December 22, 2019

We are taking a little break for the holidays to collect some more research (and to start our Spring semester!)  We hope you have a great holiday season and we'll see you back next month on January 31 for our next mathematician - Pierre de Fermat!  Please keep in touch - email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com or connect with us on social media!  

9. Erdös: Forgiving You Was Easy

9. Erdös: Forgiving You Was Easy

December 15, 2019

To close out our Erdös trilogy, we’ll talk about some of our favorite tidbits as we attempt to answer the following questions.

  • Is illegal thinking a misdemeanor or a felony?
  • What’s the fastest way to recover from brain surgery?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

8. Erdös: On the Road Again

8. Erdös: On the Road Again

November 30, 2019

We’ll continue learning about Erdös and we’ll talk about some of his travels as we attempt to answer the following questions.

  • How do you get your friends to cook you food?
  • How can you get that free hospital room upgrade you’re looking for?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

7. Erdös: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Mathematicians

7. Erdös: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Mathematicians

November 15, 2019

For this trilogy, we meet a more modern mathematician – Paul Erdös.  We can wait to introduce to you one of our favorites: a teacher at heart who has collaborated with more mathematicians than anyone…ever! In this episode, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions.

  • If an evil spirit wants to destroy humanity, do you sic the computers on it or punch it in the face?
  • What’s the fastest way to get thrown off a plane?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

6. Hypatia: War of the Worlds

6. Hypatia: War of the Worlds

October 15, 2019

In this thrilling conclusion to our Hypatia trilogy, we discuss some of the politics happening at the time which led directly to her death.  In this episode, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions.

  • Is gate-crashing a party a federal offense?
  • Which religious order makes the best gangsters?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

5. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Heart of Darkness

5. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Heart of Darkness

October 15, 2019

In the second episode of our trilogy, we continue the story of Hypatia and her teachings by attempting to answer the following questions.

  • How can doodles get you on the bestseller list?
  • What’s the classiest way to turn down a date?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

4. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Portrait of a Lady

4. Choose Your Own Hypatia: Portrait of a Lady

October 15, 2019

Hypatia has been credited with everything, from conics to planetary movement.  In the first of this three-part series, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions as we tell her story.

  • How can hypnosis take your workouts to the next level?
  • Is music the new math?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?

Let us know your thoughts.  Follow us on Facebook or email us at podcast@infinitelyirrational.com.  For math and the research behind the episode, visit our webpage at www.infinitelyirrational.com We look forward to hearing from you!

3. Pythagoras: Tresses, Tranquility, and Travel Tips

3. Pythagoras: Tresses, Tranquility, and Travel Tips

September 10, 2019

Episode 3: Tresses, Tranquility, and Travel Tips

To conclude our Pythagorean trilogy, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions:

  • How can split ends get you a promotion?
  • How can you convince co-workers to play The Quiet Game?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?
2. Pythagoras: Eagles, Environmentalists, and Expurgation

2. Pythagoras: Eagles, Environmentalists, and Expurgation

September 10, 2019

Episode 2: Eagles, Environmentalists, and Expurgation

In the second episode of our trilogy, we continue the story of Pythagoras and his followers by attempt to answer the following questions:

  • Are eagles man’s new best friend?
  • Sticks and stones can break bones but can being right drown someone?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?
1. Pythagoras: Birthmarks, Beans, and Brotherhoods

1. Pythagoras: Birthmarks, Beans, and Brotherhoods

September 10, 2019

Episode 1: Birthmarks, Beans, and Brotherhoods

We know Pythagoras was the leader of a brotherhood…or do we?  In the first of a three-part series on Pythagoras, we dive into some of the wild and supposed “truths” about one of the most famous and controversial Greek mathematicians/philosophers and attempt to answer the following questions:

  • How can your birthmark can make you famous?
  • Are beans really a magical fruit?
  • What do either of these things have to do with math?