Tuesday, 5 December 2017

On Mathematics To Listen To

A collection of links to radio and podcast episodes (in English) with a mathematics bent — to inspire teachers to inspire, to feed the minds of our young mathematicians in the making, or, simply, to entertain.  Click here or on the 'Audio' tab above for the complete list.  Programmes have been (loosely) categorised according to themes below, and arranged alphabetically within each category by programme title.

The collection includes, in no particular order:
  1. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 In Our Time 
  2. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Marcus du Sautoy's A Brief History of mathematics
  3. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Marcus du Sautoy's Five Shapes
  4. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's Five Numbers
  5. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's Another Five Numbers
  6. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's A Further Five Numbers
  7. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 The Infinite Monkey Cage
  8. All episodes from BBC Radio 4 A History of the Infinite
  9. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
  10. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Great Lives
  11. Select episodes from BBC World Service More Or Less
  12. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Seriously
  13. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives
  14. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Start the Week
  15. Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific
  16. Other programs from BBC Radio
  17. Select episodes from The Partially Examined Life podcast
  18. Select episodes from Futility Closet podcast
  19. Select episodes from Freakonomics podcast
  20. Select episodes from Radiolab podcast
  21. Select episodes from Teach Better podcast
  22. Select episodes from Modern Learners podcast
  23. Select episodes from Plus Magazine podcasts
  24. Select episodes from The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast
  25. Select episodes from The Naked Scientists podcast
  26. Select episodes from The NCETM Maths podcast
  27. Select episodes from The James Altucher Show podcast
  28. Select episodes from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Radio Oxford Funbers
  29. Select episodes from Things Fall Apart podcast
  30. Select episodes from The Zone of Potential Construction podcast

There are, of course, many other superb podcasts from which episodes have not been included in this selection, purely because as their sole focus is on mathematics or its teaching, I would be listing links to all of their episodes.  (Episodes in this selection are from series that don’t concentrate solely on mathematics, or from shorter series that concentrate on one aspect of mathematics.)  

I have listed a selection of some other, excellent podcasts solely focused on mathematics and/or its teaching here, but of course this list is not exhaustive.  If you are aware of other podcasts or audio to point people in the direction of, do let me know. 


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