We 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.
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
Posted: August 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments »