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#20 - Tangles, Twists and Trots

9/25/2018
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The boys design algorithms to generate puzzles on graphs, spiral out into some polar coordinate calculus and gallop their way through some juggling notation. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Untangling Planar Graphs The Length of Spirals Juggling and Horse Gaits Show Notes A Picture of Untangle (http://www.gameclassification.com/files/games/Untangle.png) The Criteria for Planarity...

Duration:01:01:21

#19 - Probability, Pubs and Power

9/9/2018
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The boys delve into some stats and game theory problems, ending with a classic from Conway. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Dominion Probabilities The Cheapest Beer in Prague The Angel Problem Show Notes Dominion Probabilities Article (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/11/28/dominion-probabilities) The Generalised Coupon Collecting Formula in Wolfram Alpha (www.wolframalpha.com) Type this...

Duration:00:54:49

#18 - Pads, Plato and Pirates

8/15/2018
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The boys move seemlessly between high philosophy and pirate jokes in this eclectic episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Keypad Code Guessing Platonism vs Formalism Pirate Plunder Puzzle Show Notes Pirate Plunder Puzzle (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/4/10/the-pirate-puzzle) Prisoners in Rainbow Hats (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/6/13/prisoners-in-rainbow-hats)...

Duration:00:57:48

#17 - Caps, Cracks and Kaprekar's Constants

7/22/2018
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The boys try their hands at problems provided by the listeners in today's special episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Prisoners in Hats Kaprekar's Constant Generalised Egg Dropping Show Notes Prisoners in Rainbow Hats (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/6/13/prisoners-in-rainbow-hats) Islander Paradox (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/4/10/the-islander-paradox)...

Duration:00:56:35

#16 - Algorithms, Adding and Adders

7/8/2018
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The boys both have problems which involve complicating the process of adding. Also snakes. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed FRACTRAN Negative Bases Polycube Snakes Show Notes FRACTRAN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FRACTRAN) Adding in Negative Bases (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_base#Addition) Quarter-Imaginary Base (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quater-imaginary_base) Fascinating Turing...

Duration:00:51:47

#15 - Sofas, Secrets and Sizzling String

6/24/2018
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The boys both choose to take a medley of problems on the same theme, then solve a puzzle ridiculously quickly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Moving Sofa Problem Zero Knowledge Grab Bag The Fuse Problem Show Notes Moving Sofa Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_sofa_problem) Kakeya's Needle (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/13/kakeya-needle) Moser's Worm...

Duration:00:48:53

#14 - Guesses, Geometry and Grover's Algorithm

6/20/2018
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The boys go on serious diversions. Alex fails to use a computer properly. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Digital Mastermind Cheers p^2 - 1 mod 24 Show Notes Grover's Algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover%27s_algorithm) Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Editing by Alex Puzzlemancy by Alaric Theme music by David Russell -...

Duration:00:45:01

#13 - Byzantines, Blockchain and Boats

6/3/2018
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The boys pretend to be from the holy roman empire and tell a story about a snake Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Nomic Byzantine Generals Problem Jealous Husbands River Crossing Show Notes Nomic Starting Rules Document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jvlBbiocCQmcie8duOdIdJ7OoHwFxP-Ijl33-oM7c5Q/edit?usp=sharing) Byzantine Generals PDF (https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf)...

Duration:01:05:46

#12 - Ducks, Deals and Doku

5/6/2018
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The boys shout about Texans and prove they've solved something but they won't tell you how. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Email Bidding Game Zero Knowledge Sudoku Duck Pond Probabilities Show Notes Email Bidding Game (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/5/the-email-bidding-game) Duck Pond Problem with pictures (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/11/14/duck-pond) The Hardest...

Duration:00:55:24

#11 - Dwarves, Drinking and Deserts

4/23/2018
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The boys record another face-to-face special with a puzzle heavy focus. They also work through several problems of the carrying resources genre. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Lewis Carroll's Dwarven Puzzle Blood Alcohol Level Modelling The Petrol Station Problem Show Notes Lewis Carroll Dwarven Problem (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/12/6/the-dwarven-drinking-puzzle) Camel Crossing...

Duration:01:00:35

#10 - Stacks, Splitting and Seating

4/8/2018
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The boys have been playing computer games and have each found maths in the machine. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Minecraft Grid Numbers Stack Thirding Plane Seat Puzzle Show Notes A Good Analysis of the Actual Maths of the Plane Seat Problem (https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/5595/taking-seats-on-a-plane) Images of Our Various 1-ln2 Proofs On Twitter...

Duration:01:03:52

#9 - Cows, Counting and Chin Ups

3/26/2018
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In a special face to face edition of the podcast the boys stumble over a sequence involving cows, look at number systems in other languages and try to optimise Alaric's regime for loading and unloading a barbell. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Narayana's Cows Welsh Numbers Weightlifting Maths Links Narayana's Cows Sequence (http://oeis.org/A000930) Narayana's Cows in Pascal's Triangle...

Duration:01:04:14

#8 - Snakey, Scrabble and Sieve

3/14/2018
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The boys make two new friends called Snakey and Alex Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Harary Tic-Tac-Toe Prime Scrabble Alaric's Sieve Links Picture of Alaric's Sieve (https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings/status/974184209932800001) Alex Zorn's Diagram (https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings/status/974083327052402688) (which we failed to describe well in the medium of audio) Credits Hosted By Alaric -...

Duration:01:18:28

#7 - Water, Winter and Watson

2/25/2018
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The boys get experimental with tea and get as close as they ever will to covering sport. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Tea Cooling Olympic Rankings Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Show Notes 2012 Olympics Per Capita plus Analysis (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/8/9/olympic-medal-adjusted-for-population-2012) Nobel Laureattes Per Capita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_laureates_per_capita)...

Duration:01:00:29

#6 - Princesses, Ponds and Poker Puzzles

2/12/2018
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The boys get scared thinking about getting lost in space but feel better by the time they re-imagine ducks as triangles. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The Princess Monster Game Duck Wakes A Poker Puzzle Show Notes The Princess Monster Game on Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_and_Monster_game) The Princess Monster Game on an Interval Partial Solution...

Duration:00:50:06

#5 - Factors, Figures and Words With Friends

1/28/2018
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The boys think about designing better Scrabble then don't. Also they geek out over this one book for like half the episode. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed The Number of Factors Sequence Scrabble Boards Gödel, Escher, Bach Show Notes Scrabble Trivia (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/10/13/some-facts-about-scrabble) Words With Friends and Scrabble Boards...

Duration:01:05:13

#4 - Farthings, Fizz and Food Boards

1/15/2018
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The boys solve money, stare at bubbles and get a bit confused on a problem involving a Lazy Susan. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Change and the Coin Problem Beer Bubbles The Blind Waiter Problem Show Notes Legal Tender (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/3/8/legal-tender) The Coin Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_problem) Mersenne Primes (https://www.mersenne.org/primes/) The...

Duration:01:20:17

#3 - Rationality, Reddit and Recurrence

12/31/2017
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The boys follow up on the Christmas episode. Also, four more things, some of which actually get answered. Odds and Evenings Twitter - https://twitter.com/OddsAndEvenings Website - http://www.oddsandevenings.com Topics discussed Rationality of g Top Posts of All Time Game of Life Towers Online Now Status Show Notes Reddit top posts of all time (https://www.reddit.com/r/math/top/?sort=top&t=all) Introduction to Game of Life (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life) Game of Life...

Duration:01:05:13

#2 - Advent Calendars, Combinatorics and Christmas

12/24/2017
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The boys attempt to Christmas. Will they solve anything? Maybe! Odds and Evenings Show Notes hexagons r bae Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords Edited by Alex Actual usable content by Alaric

Duration:01:03:15

#1 - Tetrahedra, Truels and Triangular Children

12/10/2017
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Odds and Evenings iTunes link (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/odds-and-evenings/id1323783266) Show Notes Tetrahedra Being Disappointing (https://spacesymmetrystructure.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/tetpack1.jpg) Truels (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2017/9/18/truels) Pentagons and Hexagons (http://www.alaricstephen.com/main-featured/2016/8/15/eulers-gem-applied-to-geodesic-domes) Credits Hosted By Alaric - http://alaricstephen.com Alex - http://twitter.com/speakmouthwords

Duration:00:48:47