In this episode:

- Zeno’s beach bungalow and why he can’t come out to play
- Do train tracks
*actually*touch at infinity? How do YOU know? Have you been there? - Watch out for the Hordes!!
- Welcome to the Hilbert Hotel … you can check in any time you like, blah, blah, blah …
- What do you do with an infinite number of mathematicians? Run!
- Explaining jokes at the Unit Interval, a great neighborhood bar.
- Is one type of infinity BIGGER than another kind?
- Counting ALL the Real Numbers, “… 2, ah ah … 3, ah ah … pi, ah ah!”
- The Power Set: the enemy of the X-Men.
- Fractals, Hippies, and gettin’ trippy
- Is Nick a quantum human?

It’s taken a while to get this episode up. Our original plan of having a weekly or bi-weekly schedule was more than ambitious than we’d expected.

But, never fear, we haven’t stopped – only slowed down to make room for those pesky things in life like work, school, and family!

]]>Please feel free to comment in the comments section about what you think worked and what you think didn’t. Your opinions will help to make this an even better show!

In This Episode:

- All about Combinatorics – the Mathematicians fancy way of “counting”.
- The magical musical and production styling’s of Keith Schreiner make Tom and Nick seem “almost” respectable.
- Tom invents the natural numbers in under 3 minutes.
- 5 primates are standing in a line … can you come up with a punch line?
- Is the factorial [5! = 5x4x3x2x1] just a way for mathematicians to justify yelling?
- How many ways can you cage 2 primates out of 5? And is this illegal?
- The importance of watching Stargate SG1.
- Why is your genome smarter than your computer?
- If you went far enough on a space ship, would your toothpaste taste like rye bread?
- Apparently Nick ‘Horton’ has an alter-eg0, Nick ‘Lion’. It does sound more manly.

This program was produced by Keith Schreiner who’s other work you can find here.

- Tom and Nick are not as happy with Pi Day as you’d expect.
- Why do Hippies like Pi so much?
- Where does pi come from, and why do we care?
- Is mounting a Ferris Wheel on a Flat-Bed Truck a good idea?
- How many digits of pi can YOU recite? I’ll bet not 69,000!
- Nick and Tom give you back 23 hours and 40 minutes of your life … ish.

Continued fraction recipe for pie at Math World

Recipe for Boysenberry Pie:

]]>- What’s wrong with the “medal count” ordering in the Olympics?
- Is it really all that surprising that Canada is good at Curling?
- quasi ordering vs partial ordering vs total ordering – who cares?
- Nick, leave the carrots out of this!
- Dealing with our Daddy issues with an ancestor semi-lattice
- Are you your own ancestor?
- For that matter, is a sandwich equal to 5 dollars?
- Discovering the quasi-order of joy-points

- Geometry on Acid: The category of Topological spaces and continuous maps.
- Tom has a silly putty reason for everything.
- The continuity of film.
- Did Xeno predict calculus?
- Ms. PacMan also loves donuts.

Here’s a video of a coffee cup continuously deforming into a donut. Mmm … donuts.

]]>- Cooperative vs. Non-cooperative games
- OR Combinatorial vs. Procedural Games
- Does Curious George belong on the show “Shark Tank”?
- The most hardcore competitive market ever devised
- How rapacious can Tom get?
- Is Nick totally worthless?

- 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 … Bonobo Sex

- 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!

- Eric Weinstein’s lectures on Gauge theory (3 video’s at the bottom of page – well … links to video’s.)
- Tom’s post on it here.
- Terrence Tao on Gauge Theory

- 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?

- 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?