All podcasts for mathematics people

Ali Kayaspor
Sep 23, 2018 · 4 min read

Almost every day, I spend at least an hour in commute and after a while, driving gets pretty boring. However, like other people, I’m also allowed to listen to something like music or podcasts. I really need to utilize my time in a healthy and productive way.

I am super interested in mathematics in these days, and so I have been searching for some good and useful mathematics podcasts to listen to! And I found some good mathematics podcast for every level that I can listen to. Of course, I have not finished listening all of them yet but I will try.

In terms of pure mathematics podcasts, I have found some of them and list them all below. These are the all podcasts about math that you can find online.

1- My Favourite Theorem

A podcast dedicated to sharing their guests’ favorite mathematical results.

“My Favourite Theorem” is run by Dr. Knudson. They are shorter but a good listen. I definitely recommend. If you are interested in getting to know the different theorems and lives of mathematicians, these podcasts are really for you.

2- The Secrets of Mathematics

A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject.

These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

3- A brief history of mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science

Fascinating stories about the people and events behind the mathematics. They are short and to the point. The professor does a great job bringing mathematics alive and presents the history of math and the importance of each mathematician’s contribution. His enthusiasm on the subject is contagious.

4- Math ED Podcast

Conversations with math ed scholars.

These interviews with mathematics education scholars are a great way to learn about what’s happening in this intellectual community. They remind us of big, important ideas in math education.

5- Breaking Math

A podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable.

They cover the mathematics behind such interesting subjects and they break down mathematical concepts in a way that anyone with an interesting can understand them.

6- Three brown one blue

Animated videos about mathematics.

7- In our time — mathematics

Guests discuss the history of an idea.

In Our Time podcast has many episodes on math topics and mathematicians. Their archive is huge. It’s especially great for math history.

8- Relatively Prime

Relatively Prime features stories and interviews from the mathematical world. IT has a mathematics story for anyone and everyone.

It is well-produced and easy to listen to and anyone paying attention can learn from it. The podcasts remind you of the things you love about mathematics.

9- The Women in Math: The Limit Doesn't Exist

This podcast is an effort to promote visibility of women in mathematics.

Inspired by the fact that women are a vast minority in higher mathematics, Women in Math: The Limit Does Not Exist serves to increase enrollment and participation of women in mathematics and STEM courses.

10- Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society

The American Mathematical Society Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture.

If you are pursuing a degree in mathematics, you can learn and enjoy the vast plethora of careers in mathematics.

11- Mr. Barton Maths Podcast

Each episode, Mr. Barton interviews someone from the world of education who interests and inspires him.

It is informative and focuses on all aspects of pedagogy, from lesson planning to writing good multiple choice questions. The host is humble, reflective, and obviously passionate about teaching.

12- Global Math Department

It is a group of math educators sharing what they have learned. Professional development among colleagues who are also friends.

13- Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips

The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier seeks to undo those years of classroom pain and suffering. Find tips and tricks to make math fun — and useful — again.

If you are a self-proclaimed math-o-phobe, then this podcast is for you.

However, Mathematics

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.

Ali Kayaspor

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Math Teacher. Mathematics. Soccer player. That’s why it is Maradona not Madonna. I had a mustache like a comrade when I was 2. — —

However, Mathematics

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.

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