Episode 013 – Probably about Probability

As most of you know, we’re still working on the format.  And it will take a number of goes to get it dialed in.  This is the second incarnation.  Feel free to comment, and we’ll take your input to heart.

Oh, and we pre-record a lot of these, so even if we are planning on using your idea, it may take a while to incorporate it.  All part of the process.  Thanks for your patience!

OK, in this episode:

  • How math can turn you into a fortune teller.
  • What is a “precise falafel”?
  • Is an infinite number of Nick’s a good or a bad thing?  I say good!
  • $7 bucks is a lot of money.  Just sayin’
  • Expected value of using your Quantum Superpowers to play the lottery.
  • The primate brain’s pattern recognition is both kick-ass, and dumb as hell.
  • Nick:  “Get out while you can, monkey!”
  • The reason Las Vegas is not a Not for Profit city.
  • Chess or Poker, that is the question.
  • Natufian tribes, genes, and humpin’.

Author: Nick Horton

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  1. Guys,
    Eenjoy the spoken content, but the music is getting irritating, especially the rhythmic/percussive content – very distracting.

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  2. One of these days you’ll have to cover the probability of the Monty Hall Problem. And as far as learning to count (from EP 11) what happened to episode 12? Keep up the good work, I love the production that’s been going into the episodes (the vocals are still a bit quiet though) and I’m trying to spread the word about your show, thanks!

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  3. What are the odds of Episode 12 existing?
    I’d wager slightly higher than the odds of it being posted.

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  4. Great episode. Never expected to laugh so much at probability.

    I love the concept of the background music, but the interludes seem to stretch just a hair too long. Also, I don’t know if this has been an ongoing problem or not, but the audio level seemed really low on this episode and I had to really crank it to listen. Just an FYI.

    Keep up the great work!

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  5. Oh, now that is funny! You’re right, it seems I named this one Episode 13, when it should have been Episode 12.

    Hey, man, I’m a mathematician, I can’t count that high! :)

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  6. Hullo lads, lovely podcast, like the math, what ho what ho.

    Pleasantly surprised to see the length of the podcast but then realised most of it was elevator music. I’m not sure why, but it sort of killed the momentum of the podcast. Really put off, I must say.

    Musical interludes and stings – perfectly fine. Short bursts, name-drop the podcast, back to the chin wagging – fine, acceptable, nice touch.

    Eagerly awaiting the next one, preferably with less music. Cheerio.

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  7. I’m really missing my math nerd fix. My engish teacher significant other really enjoyed it to. What the deal?

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  8. Your shows are great! They are extremely helpful and wickedly funny. I hope you’ll continue with the series.

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  9. If time is continuous, in the sense of real numbers, then there does not exist a next moment. Consequently, it comes as impossible that anything happens next, since for something to happen next, a next moment as possible comes as a precondition. Therefore, there exists a 0% probability that something will happen next.

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  10. Is the podcast dead. If so too bad :(

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  11. 10 answers between 10 universes
    +win-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose-lose = ?
    +5-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 = -4

    So 100% chance of getting $4.00 from who is runing the game

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