Relatively prime – Stories from the mathematical domain

Yesterday I listened to an episode of Relatively prime called Chinook. And it has been one of the most compelling stories I have ever heard. It was a fantastic but also sad story about checkers and man against machine, a battle that lasted two decades.

Relatively Prime is a series of eight shows all about the stories behind mathematics that was funded through Kickstarter. I promoted it here on the blog back then, but I never got around to backing it. I was too reluctant to the kickstarter idea, which was completely new to me. Something I sincerely regret today.

I have so far listened to 3 and a half episode of the 7 released, and so far awesome is the only way to describe them. I mostly listen to podcasts while walking the dog, so he gets a few extra walks at the moment.  I am so thrilled and will recommend it to anyone. Grab the podcast and go for a good long walk while you listen to the stories which Samuel Hansen has put together for you.

The only thing I miss about the show is a donate button. I know it was funded through kick starter, and Samuel got the money he needed. But I still love to pay for listening to something as inspiring as that. So Samuel… if you put up a donate button, you will get at least one small donation, I promise. If nothing else see it as the start of a new project for you.

To Samuel, Thanks for making this happen. And to everyone else go grab the podcast feed, you wont regret it.

Posted by Kristian


Bjarki Ágúst

Thanks! I’ll definitely check it out.

Bjarki Ágúst

Just finished the last episode. The podcast was very entertaining and informative. I especially liked the episode about Chinook. What an amazing story!

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