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C&P 72: My Mom Thinks I’m a Mathematician

Even though no on asked for it Samuel did it, he brought back Combinations and Permutations. Really he did it for a segment of Relatively Prime, but in the end it is the same result: More ridiculous mathematical jokes and tangents. For this special episode he got some of the old favorites, Nathan Rowe, Sean Breckling, and Brandon Metz, back together in the mail room of UNLV CDC Building 7 to record an episode all about what mathematicians do all day.

Combinations and Permutations is Coming Back!

Here at’s new, world headquarters in Niagara, WI we have been bouncing ideas around as to what to do with the Combinations and Permuations brand since the original show has now run its course. I am happy to say that we now know: We are going to turn Combinations and Permtutations into a first person storytelling and collage show. Every couple of weeks I will post a request for stories on some sort of topic, and any one who has a story that relates can call into the skype account name ACMEScience, leave a voicemail, and I will edit together a story collage from those voicemails. Not only that I already have my first request for stories right now.


 I want you to call in and tell me about a teacher or a class that got you really worked up about mathematics.


I do want to be clear, this can be a story about getting worked up in a good or bad way, for example it could be a class that made you super angry or the teacher that made you decide to study it as your vocation. Also, and this is important, you do not have to be a mathematician or math student to call in, I want everyone to take part in this project. If you have a story to contribute all you have to do is log into skype, add ACMEScience, and leave me a voicemail with the story on it. If this does not work for you, just record your story and send it to me via


I really look forward to your stories, and we are all happy to get Combinations and Permutations back off the ground.

Skype Me™!

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Combinations and Permutations Episode 71: Unless You Are In Z1

Samuel Hansen is joined by Brandon Metz, Juan Mariscal, and Cody Palmer for an era ending episode as Samuel is leaving las Vegas within a week of this recording. So they decided to tackle the four most fundamental of all mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

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Relatively Prime is Funded

So after a rather long wait everyone came through at the death and the ACMEScience Kickstarter project Relatively Prime got funded. I want to thank all of you who helped make this dream of mine a reality. Right after the pledge that knocked us over the edge happened I talked with my Math/Maths co-host Peter Rowlett to talk about how it felt. Listen to how happy I sound.

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It is Time to Fund Relatively Prime


What you will hear during this ad for the Relatively Prime Kickstarter is a quick segment from my other podcast Math/Maths with my co-host Peter Rowlett where we discuss the project.

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[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Relatively Prime Advertisement” dl=”0″] is very proud to present its first Kickstarter Project-Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain. From the project description:

Relatively Prime will be an 8 episode audio podcast featuring stories from the world of mathematics. Tackling questions like: is it true that you are only 7 seven handshakes from the President, what exactly is a micromort, and how did 39 people commenting on a blog manage to prove a deep theorem. Relatively Prime will feature interviews with leaders of mathematics, as well as the unsung foot soldiers that push the mathematical machine forward. With each episode structured around topics such as: The Shape of Things, Risk, and Calculus Wars, Relatively Prime will illuminate each area by delving into the history, applications, and people that underlie the subject that is the foundation of all science.

I think this could really be an amazing project, but it can only happen with your support. So please, if you can, support it financially, or please twitter, tumblr, reddit, blog, or any other thing about it(You cab use the nice link The more people that know the better the chance that Relatively Prime will happen. I also made this video to explain just what this project is about and why you should support it:

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