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A Problem Squared

Matt Parker & Bec Hill

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Matt Parker and Bec Hill present: A Problem Squared. A podcast dedicated to solving problems of all kinds, such as, "What should I listen to right now?". A Podcast Squared. First one's free. You're welcome.
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🔔🚨This is an emergency broadcast🚨🔔 Unfortunately a bout of sudden food poisoning has got in the way of our latest recording session. Everyone's safe (now) but as you may have noticed, we're missing an episode. We've now got a new date in the diary but the podcast won't be back for two weeks - sorry about that everyone! SO in this episode, A Problem…
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In this episode... 🧺 What is lint? 👌 When does zero count? 💼 And, as always, some business from the business briefcase. Please do send us your problems and solutions to the website: www.aproblemsquared.com. Bec’s got loads of gigs coming up! If you wanna go see her check out dates on her website: https://www.bechillcomedian.com/tour-gigs. Matt’s al…
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In this episode… 🥧 Can Pi ever repeat itself? 🪜 Is it impossible for cube-based stairs to be identical? 📈 And some Business of an Any Other Nature. If you want to see the biggest hand calculation in HISTORY, you can! Just head over to Matt’s YouTube channel on the 14th of March: https://www.youtube.com/@standupmaths An Evening of Unnecessary Detail…
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In this episode… 🍼 What’s the best method for naming a human child? 🎊 How do you turn 45^2=2025 into a birthday celebration? 📜 AYE-YOOO-BEEEE. Please do send us your problems and solutions to the website: www.aproblemsquared.com Bec’s got loads of gigs coming up! If you wanna go see her check out dates on her website: https://www.bechillcomedian.co…
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In this episode… ⤵ Is it faster to drive around Australia in an anticlockwise direction on the inside lane? 🐉 What were dragonflies called before there were dragons? 💼 Business of an ‘Any Other’ nature. New segment: Things Matt Needs Help With. If you can help with ANY of Matt’s ideas, get in touch! If you’d like to see Matt’s diagrams and GP MOTO …
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In this episode… 🇺🇸 A LAT of LA chat. ⭐️ If you visited each star on the Hollywood Walk of fame in alphabetical order, how far would you have to travel? 📜 And some sort of Any Other Businesses. Send us your problems and your solutions to the Problem Posing Page: www.aproblemsquared.com If you want more from A Problem Squared, you can also find us o…
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In this episode… 🌏 How often do earthquakes take place in the same location, on the same date, in different years? 🔔 Dingletts, dingletts and more dingletts! 💨 A fundamental buoyancy error. If you want to look into the data Matt used for his earthquake problem, you can find that here: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazel/view/hazards/earthquake/event-da…
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In this first episode of 2024… 🍝 How long would human spaghetti be? 🏛 Do all roads actually lead to Rome? 📜 We have new old business for a new new year. P.S episode not intentionally Italy themed. If you want to go see Matt and Bec in LA get to the Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank on Sunday January 7th at 5pm! Bec and Matt will put on An Evening of …
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In this episode… 🏺 What is the biggest roman numeral word? 🎲 How do I get my friends to play D&D? 🪵 A Christmas Stumpdate! 💼 And the business briefcase is OPEN. If you'd like some extra listening over the next few weeks, have a listen to Bec on Dan Schreiber’s podcast ‘We Can Be Weirdos’ you can find the link here: https://tinyurl.com/mrymvb29 And …
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On this episode… 🍫 Can you prevent hot chocolate from clumping? 🖊 When is a vowel a vowel? 👾 We have some Discord news! 💼 And a small amount of Business, of Any Other nature. The holidays have arrived early because, and APS DISCORD IS FINALLY HERE! Head on over using this link: https://discord.gg/pt4WsfhMCY You too can make your computer talk! Here…
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In THIS episode… 💨 How low would gravity need to be for farts to lift you off the ground? 👖 Is there a solution to suboptimal trouser pockets?🔔 Ding ding ding! 📜 Business, fresh from the Any Other briefcase. If you want to participate in a MathsJam near you, you can find your local event right here: https://www.mathsjam.com/ And if you are a child,…
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In this episode... 🎨 What's the best hypothetical paint set? 🧊 Can a single turning pattern return a Rubik's cube to where it started? 🛰 And some Any Orbital Business! If you want to weigh in on the Reasonable / Unreasonable debate, and watch Bec in her element painting a wardrobe, follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CyJwjphMesl/?utm_s…
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In this episode... 🃏 Is the probability in a game of snap changed if two packs of cards are used? 🧟 Can zombies ride bikes? 🥣 A commemorative plate-bowl update. 👻 And some Any Other BOoOoOosiness! If YOU want this year's APS Christmas card be sure to sign up to the Wizard Level on Patreon by the END OF NOVEMBER. You can do that here: https://www.pa…
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In this episode... 📣 Which words sound rude in other languages? ✏️ Which letters go where most often? 🛩 And some any aeroplane-autobahn business! Tony has give us some fantastic Maths Decor. Platonic Solid doorknobs and how to make them: https://ko-fi.com/s/642d70ef7f A couple of brilliant listeners gave us some great more information on emergency …
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In this episode... - What is the optimal maths based pattern to decorate a rented home? - Is it possible to fly a plane on the autobahn? - And some bloody brilliant Any Other Business You can find more information about the Art Installation, or Zeitpyramide, Matt references in the catch up here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitpyramide For more a…
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Coming to you AS-LIVE from a tent at The Big Feastival! In this wet and festivally episode... - How green is cycling really? - An update on Stawberry-gate. Again, if anyone has any information about the Time Fun jumper, please do send it to the Problem Posing Page! Check out our social media to see it if you haven't already. And finally, please sen…
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In this episode… 🙏 How often do the hands of time align? 📜What is the longest one syllable word? 💼And a very large serving of AAAOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBB After such glowing recommendations, you’ve got to go listen to Confidence Man: https://www.confidenceman.com.au/ Here’s Bec’s contribution to the Samaritvans exhibit: https://shop.sarahgraham.info/produc…
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