Relatively Prime is a podcast featuring stories from the mathematical domain which was funded through Kickstarter, twice, and now receives support from its amazing patrons on Patreon.
OK, now that the boring description is out of the way, let us get to the real deal. Relatively Prime is a mathematics podcast all about the stories behind the Queen of the Sciences that Samuel Hansen dreamt up in an extreme bout of egotism and delusions of grandeur where they spent too long listening to Radiolab, This American Life, and Snap Judgment and began to think, “Hey, I could do that.”
Having started doing it, Sam realized there were an idiot.
Over the years Relatively Prime has done everything from first person form non-narrated pieces to mathematical poetry readings to live shows. Some highlights over the years have been:
- The story of Chinook, the AI that defeated the game of checkers (One of The Science Studio’s best science multimedia on the web 2012)
- An episode about mathematics and politics that includes stories about the mathematical background of USA presidents, Stasi surveillance of a mathematician, and the geometry of gerrymandering.
- Lily Khadjavi discussing the biases that can be seen when investigating the race and searches statistics for traffic stops in Los Angeles.
- The life and time of Mary Somerville, and the ways in which her husband William helped facilitate her work.
- Live Origin stories from Lily Khadjavi and Robert Schneider.