Just a list of education related blogs and podcasts (mainly focused on math)



    More or Less: Behind the Stats
    • Calling the shots at Wimbledon by BBC Radio 4 Jul 16, 2017
      Using statistics to prove or disprove the wisdom of tennis is the theme this week. In this digital age we are used to information at our fingertips. This week More or Less finds out how every rally, every shot at this tennis championship is counte...
    • Is Steph Curry cheap and how random is random? by BBC Radio 4 Jul 9, 2017
      Are top basketball players underpaid? The American basketballer Stephen Curry has just signed the biggest contract in NBA history. The new deal will pay him $200 million over 5 years but amazingly, according to fellow superstar player Lebron Ja...
    • In Search of Woodall Primes by BBC Radio 4 Jun 29, 2017
      It’s the 100 year centenary of an obscure type of prime number – the Woodall Primes. To celebrate, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker is calling on listeners to search for a new one. Ordinary citizens can already help search for Mersen...
    • How rare are deadly tower block fires? by BBC Radio 4 Jun 25, 2017
      How statistics can help us understand the tragic fire at London’s Grenfell Tower.
    • Trumpton Extra by BBC Radio 4 Jun 20, 2017
      The Voice of 1960s British children’s TV series ‘Trumpton’, Brian Cant, died this week. The More or Less team has visited the town of Trumpton on a number of occasions so we have brought together a handful of our favourites as a ...

    Freakonomics
    • Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? by Freakonomics Yesterday
      Season 6, Episode 46 This week on Freakonomics Radio: a series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It’s an easy narrative to swallow. But, Stephen J. Dubner asks, is it true? Plus: a ...
    • These Shoes Are Killing Me! by Stephen J. Dubner Wednesday
      The human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems...
    • Three Sheets to the Wind: TMSIDK Episode 23 by Stephen J. Dubner Jul 16, 2017
      John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) is our special guest co-host, with Maggie Ryan Sandford (science writer, researcher and producer) as our real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK is in Minneapolis for a show exploring the environment, morning dr...
    • Evolution, Accelerated by Freakonomics Jul 13, 2017
      Season 6, Episode 45 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner explores a breakthrough in genetic technology that has given humans more power than ever to change nature. So what happens next? Plus: some of the hoops we jump thro...
    • When Helping Hurts by Stephen J. Dubner Jul 12, 2017
      Good intentions are nice, but with so many resources poured into social programs, wouldn’t it be even nicer to know what actually works? The post When Helping Hurts appeared first on Freakonomics.

    The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier
    • 300 TMD Math Is a Playground…So Play! by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 24, 2017
      What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning real math? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: h...
    • 077 TMD How Are Distances and Absolute Values Related? by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 18, 2017
      Learn how to use absolute values to find distances between numbers and places. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPuJQ7
    • 299 TMD How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 10, 2017
      What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on listening to find out! Read the full transcript here: http://b...
    • 227 TMD Polygon Puzzle: How Many Degrees Are In a Polygon? by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Feb 2, 2017
      How many degrees are in the interior angles of a pentagon? Or a hexagon? An octagon? Or any polygon? Keep on listening to The Math Dude to learn how to solve this polygon puzzle! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1IF5Uu1
    • 298 TMD The Simple Math Behind Crunching the Sizes of Crowds by QuickAndDirtyTips.com Jan 27, 2017
      How large was the crowd at the recent U.S. presidential inauguration? Or the inauguration 8 years ago? Or at last Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington D.C.? Keep on listening to find out how crowd sizes are estimated. Read the full t...


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