Episode 006 – Top “n” List: Category Theory and Bonobo Sex
Feb05

Episode 006 – Top “n” List: Category Theory and Bonobo Sex

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:10 — 34.0MB) In This Podcast What is a Category, and why do I care? Did cave men use the word “the”? Getting funky with “functors”. The WORST George Clinton impersonation of ALL TIME Sets vs Groups vs Vector Spaces vs Graphs Do movies take away something important from life? Do 3-d movies give it back? AND Bonobo Sex … Yes, I said  it …...

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Episode 005: 12-Gauge Theory – OR – How the Delorean Can Save Economics
Jan29

Episode 005: 12-Gauge Theory – OR – How the Delorean Can Save Economics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:59 — 37.5MB) In This Podcast What’s wrong with economics? Is mathematics an appropriate tool for social science? Vector bundles The Delorean and it’s role in understanding typewriters. The 12-Gauge shotgun approach to fixing economics! References Eric Weinstein’s lectures on Gauge theory (3 video’s at the bottom of page – well … links to...

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Episode 004 – What Makes A Good Teacher? A Good Clint Eastwood Impression
Jan22

Episode 004 – What Makes A Good Teacher? A Good Clint Eastwood Impression

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:36 — 24.4MB) In this Episode: What does a good Clint Eastwood impression have to do with being a good teacher? How Teach For America is revolutionizing the teaching scene Can you teach good teaching? What’s up with Texas and their maniacal standards for graduation? References What makes a good...

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Episode 003 – Quantum Lizards, Quantum Games, and Captain Picard
Jan10

Episode 003 – Quantum Lizards, Quantum Games, and Captain Picard

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:04 — 27.5MB) In this episode: The sexy habits of Side Blotched Lizards Quantum Game Theory Basics Q vs Captain Picard – who’s better at coin flipping? And, Can you smell what The Rock, paper, scissors is cooking? References Side-Blotched lizzards David Meyer, the father of Quantum Game...

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Episode 002: Why Campaigns Go Negative: An Intro to Game Theory

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:59 — 22.9MB) In this podcast we discuss: What a ‘Game’ is, mathematically Some areas where games apply to real life (most of them!) How game theory is applied in biology The Prisoners Dilemma game, and Why all political campaigns go negative For more about game theory, a great resource is GameTheory.net.  And I’ll be posting a series of articles on my blog...

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