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. Programmes have been (loosely) categorised as shown below, and arranged alphabetically within each category by programme title.

**Themes**

- The History of Mathematics
- The People of Mathematics
- The Mathematics Itself
- Making Sense of things with Mathematics
- Making Sense of things with Statistics
- The Teaching of Mathematics, and the Mathematical Mind
- Other Mathematical Curios

For a list of links to the programmes from which episodes have been included in this selection, click here. I also provide a list of links to a selection of other, solely maths-focused podcasts at the bottom of this page (click here). Because their sole focus is on mathematics, I have not collated respective episodes of the podcasts in the thematic lists below.

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**The History of Mathematics**

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- A Very Brief History of Mathematics (34)
- Descarte's Meditations (17)
- Euclid’s Elements (1)
- From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting (24)
- History of the Infinite: 1 Horror of the infinite (8)
- History of the Infinite: 2 Aristotle's Rapprochment (8)
- History of the Infinite: 3 The Infinite and the Divine (8)
- History of the Infinite: 4 The Infinite and Human Experience (8)
- History of the Infinite: 5 The mathematics of the infinitely small (8)
- History of the Infinite: 6 The mathematics of the infinitely big (8)
- History of the Infinite: 7 Crisis and Uncertainty (8)
- History of the Infinite: 8 The Cosmos (8)
- History of the Infinite: 9 Death and Immortality (8)
- History of the Infinite: 10 Where Does this Leave Us? (8)
- Indian Mathematics (1)
- Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the maths Tablet (25)
- Leibniz's Monadology (17)
- Mathematics and Platonism (1)
- Maths in the Early Islamic World (1)
- Nirvana by Numbers (15)
- Origin of Numbers (7)
- Renaissance maths (1)

**The People of Mathematics**

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- Ada Lovelace (1)
- Ada Lovelace (10)
- Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace, part 1 (34)
- Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace, part 2 (34)
- Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace, part 3 (34)
- Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace, part 4 (34)
- Alan Turing (1)
- Albrecht Dürer (1)
- Archimedes (1)
- Aryabhata: The Boat of Intellect (13)
- Bertrand Russel on Math and Logic (17)
- Carl Friedrich Gauss (1)
- Carl Friedrich Gauss (2)
- David Spiegelhalter (15)
- Decades-Old Graph Problem Yields to Amateur Mathematician (35)
- Emmy Noether (1)
- Eugenia Cheng (on the mathematics of mathematics) (15)
- Evariste Galois (2)
- The Fields Medal 2014: Manjul Bhargava (23)
- The Fields Medal 2014: Martin Hairer (23)
- The Fields Medal 2014: Artur Avila (23)
- Florence Nightingale (10)
- Francis Su: To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics (35)
- Galileo (10)
- Georg Cantor (2)
- Gödel (17)
- Gödel on Maths (17)
- Hardy and Ramanujan (2)
- Henri Poincaré (2)
- Ian Stewart (25)
- (Inside the mind of renowned mathematician) John Conway (24)
- Johannes Kepler (1)
- John Harrion and the Problem of Longitude (18)
- John Horton Conway: A Life in Games (35)
- Joseph Fourier (2)
- Leonard Euler (2)
- Leonard Euler and Maths Communication (23)
- Marcus du Sautoy (15)
- Maryam Mirzakhani: A Genius of Maths (11)
- Math Quartet Joins Forces on Unified Theory (35)
- Matteo Ricci: Jesuit and Geometrist (16)
- The Mathematicians who helped Einstein (2)
- (James Clerk) Maxwell (1)
- Nikolas Bourbaki (2)
- Newton and Leibniz (2)
- Pascal (1)
- Paul Erdős: The Mozart of Mathematics (18)
- Peter Scholze: The Oracle of Arithmetic (35)
- Pythagoras (1)
- Ramanujan (18)
- Ramanujan: The Elbow of Genius (13)
- Richard Feynman (10)
- Roger Penrose (25)
- Srinivasa Ramanujan (10)
- Steven Strogatz Says You Can Understand Math (32)
- Women of Mathematics: Anne-Christine Davis (23)
- Women of Mathematics: Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (23)
- Women of Mathematics: Holly Krieger (23)
- Women of Mathematics: Julia Gog (23)
- Women of Mathematics: Natalia Berloff (23)
- Women of Mathematics: Nilanjana Datta (23)

**The Mathematics Itself**

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- 3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems (35)
- The Bagel (3)
- The Blob (3)
- Calculus (1)
- Chaos Theory (1)
- The Cube (3)
- Desperately Seeking Symmetry (20)
- A Disappearing Number (23)
- Does Infinity Exist? (23)
- e (1)
- e (28)
- Everything you need to know about nothing (24)
- Feigenbaum's constant (28)
- Fermat’s Last Theorem (1)
- The Fibonacci Sequence (1)
- Game Theory (1)
- Game Theory (5)
- In Game Theory, No Clear Path to Equilibrium (35)
- Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems (1)
- Golden Ratio (28)
- The Golden Ratio (4)
- The Hunt for Nothing (Zero) pt 1 (16)
- The Hunt for Noting (Zero) pt 2 (16)
- Imaginary numbers (1)
- The Imaginary number (4)
- Infinity (1)
- Infinity (4)
- Kepler's Conjecture (5)
- The Largest Prime (5)
- Logic (1)
- Mathematical Modelling with Lisa Jardine (14)
- Mathematicians Discover Prime Conspiracy (35)
- Mathematics (1)
- The mathematics of mathematics (with Eugina Cheng) (15)
- Negative Numbers (1)
- New Number Systems Seek Their Lost Primes (35)
- The Number Four (5)
- Numbers (20)
- The Number Seven (5)
- Numbers, Numbers Everywhere (7)
- One: The most popular number (6)
- P v NP (1)
- Pentagon Tiling Proof Solves Century-Old Math Problem (35)
- Pi (1)
- Pi (4)
- Pi (28)
- 2 Pi (28)
- Pi (David Baddiel Tries to Understand) (16)
- The Poincaré Conjecture (1)
- (What's so exciting about a) Prime Number (9)
- Prime Numbers (1)
- Probability (1)
- A Puzzle of Clever Connections Nears a Happy End (35)
- The Pyramid (3)
- Root 2 (28)
- The Science of Symmetry (7)
- Simple Set Game Proof Stuns Mathematicians (35)
- The Sphere (3)
- Sphere Packing Solved in Higher Dimensions (35)
- Symmetry (1)
- 1729: The First Taxicab number (6)
- To Infinity and Beyond (7)
- Two: At the Double (6)
- Two Infinities and Beyond Part 1 (16)
- Two Infinities and Beyond Part 2 (16)
- Zeno’s Paradoxes (1)
- Zero (1)
- Zero (4)
- 0 (28)
- 1 (28)
- 2 (28)
- 3 (28)
- 4 (28)
- 5 (28)
- 6 (28)
- 7 (28)
- 8 (28)
- 9 (28)
- 10 (28)
- 11 (28)
- 12 (28)
- 13 (28)
- 14 (28)
- 15 (28)
- 16 (28)

**Making Sense of things with Mathematics**

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- Codes and Code-breaking: The Enigma Machine (23)
- Cracking the Nazi Code (18)
- Equations that changed the World (24)
- Foundations Built for a General Theory of Neural Networks (35)
- G: The Number that defines the Universe (6)
- The Geometry of Viruses (23)
- How to Quantify (and Fight) Gerrymandering (35)
- In love with the art of mathematics (24)
- It's All Maths! (23)
- Laws of Nature (1)
- The Lucky Number: How Do I Win the Lottery? (16)
- Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos (35)
- The Magic of Maths (11)
- Mathematical Simplicity May Drive Evolution’s Speed (35)
- A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate (35)
- The Mathematical Universe (23)
- Mathematicians Find Wrinkle in Famed Fluid Equations (35)
- Mathematicians Tame Rogue Waves, Lighting Up Future of LEDs (35)
- Mathematics and Music (1)
- The Mathematics of Sport (24)
- Mathematics’ Unintended Consequences (1)
- Maths and Chess (11)
- Maths and Magic (16)
- The Maths of Dating (11)
- The Maths of Infidelity (11)
- The Maths of Mozart and Birds (11)
- Maths and Storytelling (1)
- Maths of Love and Sex (7)
- Maths Paths (33)
- The Maths of Spies and Terrorists (9)
- The Math That Tells Cells What They Are (35)
- The Measurement Of Time (1)
- The Measurement Problem in Physics (1)
- The Multiverse (1)
- The New Laws of Explosive Networks (35)
- Numbers by Nature (12)
- The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature (35)
- Our Mathematical Universe (24)
- The Physics Of Time (1)
- Liv Boeree on Poker, Aliens, and Thinking in Probabilities (31)
- Relativity (1)
- Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics (35)
- Six Degrees (7)
- Six Degrees of Separation (6)
- Speed (7)
- Speed (20)
- Spirit of Bach (16)
- A Study in Spheres (16)
- Steven Strogatz on Synchronization, Networks, and the Emergence of Complex Behavior (31)
- The Speed of Light (1)
- The Universe’s Origins (1)
- The Universe’s Shape (1)
- Weights and Measures (20)
- What is a Black Hole, Mathematically? (23)

- Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data (35)
- David McCandless. Transforming Data into Stories through Infographics (27)
- Debunking Guide - on a Postcard (11)
- Evaluating a Medical Treatment (23)
- The everyday mathematics of danger (24)
- The Folly of Prediction (19)
- Golden Ticket (11)
- Good Luck Professor Spiegelhalter (16)
- Hans Rosling (16)
- How to Beat the House and Win at Games (7)
- How to be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future (19)
- How to Make a Bad Decision (19)
- How to Win at Games and Beat People (19)
- Just How Rare is a Hole-In-One? (11)
- Living Standards and Kate Bush Maths (9)
- The Longest Long Shot (19)
- A Long-Sought Proof, Found and Almost Lost (35)
- Random and Pseudorandom (1)
- Randomness (7)
- The Random Request (16)
- Risk (7)
- Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud (24)
- Statistics of the Year 2017 (11)
- The Tour De France and the Statistics of Cheating (9)
- Using Statistics in Court (9)
- Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives (24)
- What are Sigma levels? (23)
- Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues (35)

**Teaching of Mathematics & the Mathematical Mind**

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- The Art of Teaching Math and Science (35)
- Books that Help Maths Teaching (26)
- Does 'Early Education' Come Way Too Late? (19)
- How to Teach Maths (16)
- Inspiring Students with Steven Strogatz (21)
- The Mathematical Mind with Cedric Villani (14)
- Mathematical fluency: What does it mean, why is it important? (30)
- Mathematics Relevance and Innovation with Denis Sheeran (29)
- Mathematics Teaching, With an Emphasis in the Unexpected (30)
- The power of mathematical play (30)
- Polya's problem solving strategies at work in the classroom (30)
- Rebuilding Mathematics Education with Sunil Singh (29)
- Rethinking Math Class with Conrad Wolfram (22)
- Schopenhauer on Explanations and Knowledge (17)
- Taking mathematical play into the classroom (30)
- Teenage Brain (7)
- Think Like a Child (19)
- What is the Mind: Turing et al. (17)

- What's It Like Being a Mathematician? (23)
- Why do we teach math, with Sunil Singh (30)

**Other Mathematical Curios**

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- An Academic Impostor (18)
- Amateur Mathematician Finds Smallest Universal Cover (35)
- The Counting Horse (16)
- GCHQ (7)
- Greedy Guts and Useless Numbers (25)
- How maths can change your life (24)
- How to Cut Cake Fairly and Finally Eat It Too (35)
- Lewis Carroll in Numberland (23)
- A New Map Traces the Limits of Computation (35)
- Physicists Hunt for the Big Bang’s Triangles (35)
- Pi: Legislating Pi (18)
- Simon Singh talks maths and The Simpsons (24)
- The Science of The Simpsons (24)
- The Seven Million Dollar maths Mystery (25)
- Would Aliens understand maths (25)

**The collection includes:**

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- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 In Our Time
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Marcus du Sautoy's A Brief History of mathematics
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Marcus du Sautoy's Five Shapes
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's Five Numbers
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's Another Five Numbers
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 Simon Singh's A Further Five Numbers
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 The Infinite Monkey Cage
- All episodes from BBC Radio 4 A History of the Infinite
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Great Lives
- Select episodes from BBC World Service More Or Less
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Seriously
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 Start the Week
- Select episodes from BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific
- Other programs from BBC Radio, including: Chinese Characters, David Baddiel Tries to Understand, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, Good Luck Professor Spiegelhalter, How to Teach Maths, Maths and Magic, Music Matters
- Select episodes from The Partially Examined Life podcast
- Select episodes from Futility Closet podcast
- Select episodes from Freakonomics podcast
- Select episodes from Radiolab podcast
- Select episodes from Teach Better podcast
- Select episodes from Modern Learners podcast
- Select episodes from Plus Magazine podcasts
- Select episodes from The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast
- Select episodes from The Naked Scientists podcast
- Select episodes from The NCETM Maths podcast
- Select episodes from The James Altucher Show podcast
- Select episodes from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Radio Oxford Funbers
- Select episodes from Things Fall Apart podcast
- Select episodes from The Zone of Potential Construction podcast
- Select episodes from Sean Carroll's Mindscape podcast
- Select episodes from Alan Alda's Clear and Vivid podcast
- Select episodes from the Big Picture Science show produced at the SETI Institute
- Select episodes from The Stephen Wolfram podcast
- Select episodes from Quanta magazine podcasts

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- Breaking Math, by @breakingmathpod. A podcast that aims to make maths accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable.

- Funbers, by @tomrocksmaths with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Radio Oxford. A podcast looking at numbers closely to reveal some fun facts about them.

- Global Maths Department podcast, a group of math educators sharing what they’ve learned.

- Math Ed, by Samuel Otten University of Missouri. Interviews with mathematics education researchers about recent studies.

- Maths Appeal podcast, from Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke, featuring discussions about key maths topics, maths puzzles, and interviews with maths champions from the worlds of tech, entertainment, comedy, and education.

- Mathematically Speaking podcast, a podcast that explores mathematics, mathematical philosophy and how that relates to the real world and our lives through the history of maths.

- Mathematical Moments podcast of the American Mathematical Society @amermathsoc, with each episode being accompanied by an explanatory poster.

- More or Less, from BBC Radio 4, with Tim Harford and the More or Less team trying to make sense of the statistics which surround us.

- Mr Barton Maths, a podcast of interviews from @mrbartonmaths with 'fellow teachers, bloggers, thinkers, or people of influence'.

- My Favourite Theorem, from @myfavethm with @niveknosdunk and @evelynjlamb. A podcast dedicated to sharing guests' favourite mathematical results.

- NCETM podcast, a podcast from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, exploring areas of interest and debate in the teaching of maths across all school and college phases.

- New Books in Mathematics, from @NewBooksNetwork. A podcast of 'interviews with Mathematicians about their new books.

- Plus Magazine podcast, a podcast of the online magazine that aims to introduce listeners to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics.

- RelPrime, a podcast 'featuring stories from the mathematical domain,' with @Samuel_Hansen.

- Taking Maths Further, from @furthermaths with @peterrowlett and @stecks. Each episode 'takes a topic from the A-level Maths or Further Maths syllabus and looks at its applications.'

- The Numberphile podcast, where Brady Haran talks with mathematicians involved in the wonderful Numberphile videos in more depth

- The Secrets of Mathematics podcast (audio and video), from the University of Oxford. A 'series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject.'

- The Joy of x podcast, streamed here via Quanta Magazine, where mathematician and author Steven Strogatz interviews some of the world’s leading scientists about their lives and work.

- Travels in a Mathematical World, by @peterrowlett @IMAmaths. A 64-episode podcast featuring mathematicians talking about their work, features on maths history and news.

- Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist, by Damien Adams. A podcast to promote the visibility of women in mathematics.

- Wrong but Useful podcast, a podcast from Flying Colours Maths by Colin Beveridge.

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