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Episode 16 – Charlotte Riley asks Chris Good about the fairness of voting

On the eve of the Scottish Referendum, (thoroughly) modern historian Charlotte Riley ask pure mathematician Chris Good about the fairness of voting systems, host Alice Bell steers them onto sewage, badgers and her aunts, and Chris wonders aloud whether he’ll ever see a locally compact first countable Dowker Space in ZFC his lifetime. There is literally something for everyone.


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Episode 10 – Emily Dawson probes the brain of Alexandra Lamont

Sociologist Emily Dawson asks Music Psychologist Alexandra Lamont why Bourdieu, Jolene and Natalie Merchant make her cry. Extra long episode of Brain Train this time, as host and editor Martin Zaltz Austwick could not bring himself to cut out any more fascinating music chat. Saucer of biscuits Alice Bell was otherwise engaged, Brain Train went hungry.

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