Episode published: 26/02/21
In episode #29 Dan Aspel speaks to Dr Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas of Plus magazine (plus.maths.org) about mathematical journalism, spreading a love of numbers, and a new collaborative relationship with INI. Topics touched upon include the late, great John Barrow, the many joys of being a maths communicator, and the thrill that comes from finding and inspiring audiences with the most unusual of subjects.
00:00 – Introduction
00:47 – Welcome
01:30 – A little background about Marianne
04:05 – A little background about Rachel
07:12 – A tribute to John Barrow
08:36 – Choosing communication over research
11:40 – Who is the average +Plus reader?
13:25 – The appeal of +Plus
17:05 – “Maths and hallucinations” (an article with “quite interesting comments”)
22:05 – Collaborating with INI
30:32 – Plans for the future
32:45 – Terrible coffee… but good conversation
The editors of Cambridge’s premier mathematical magazine on the many joys of being a maths communicator, and the thrill that comes from finding and inspiring audiences with the most unusual of subjects
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