Episode 41: Alex Bellos

Alex B and RooWe chat to Alex Bellos this week. You must have seen his popular maths book (illustrated by SRS guest Andy Riley); Alex's Adventures in Numberland is everywhere at the moment. But is maths really that interesting? How many loaves of bread does it take to change a bell curve? What's 'God's Number' and is it cheaper if you ring after 6pm? Alex computes the answers, while in an unexpectedly gothic twist, your hosts assemble an edible skeleton and pool their entire knowledge of Twilight.IMG_9924

We have three copies of Alex's book to give away. Email us your address to stand a chance of winning one!

Links: Alex Bellos (homepage) | Alex Bellos (Twitter) | Alex's illustrator Andy Riley when he was on this show | Alex's Adventures in Numberland (Amazon) | The science part: Rokicki's God's Number site | Drop us an email | or add us on Twitter | or buy a tape of this episode

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Posted: August 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Episode 41: Alex Bellos”

  1. 1 Nick said at 11:30 pm on August 26th, 2010:

    Great podcast guys! Those coffin candies took me right back to my childhood when we used to be able to get a similar thing here in England! :) (like this http://bit.ly/aCmaSX )

  2. 2 Week 40: Old machines, new tricks | Final Bullet said at 9:44 am on June 3rd, 2011:

    [...] talking about Star Trek at that maths cabaret dinner event at the Royal Institution (I note former Shift Run Stop interviewee Alex Bellos is going to be there!) Then it’s Interesting 2011, then this nebulous story event [...]

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