Podcast Board

Scientific literature is not the only medium to discover mathematical models, techniques, and applications in biology. Below is a listing of several popular podcasts that discuss complex systems, mathematics, biology, and more. Like the Model Board and Job Board Pages, these listings are updated autonomously when a new podcast episode is published.

Complexity Podcast from Santa fe Institute
Mathematically Speaking
  • Episode 3.4: Credit is given where credit is due...supposedly

    In this episode, we explore the algebraic foundations of calculus through the lens of Bhaskara II, and try to pin down who made calculus. See Transcript for the show on the shows website. […]

  • Episode 3.3 It is nothing...really

    On this episode of the show, we finally cover the wonderful world of 0 and its importance in algebra as the identity element. I make some announcements about the show.  If you would like to support […]

  • Episode 3.2- A Slice of Transcendence

    On this episode of the show, we look at our first historical figure of the season! Aryabhata! He gave us one of the first approximations for Pi. But what is Pi exactly? Listen to find out!  […]

  • Episode 3.1- The Big, the Small, and Everything in Between

    On this episode, we see the results of Indian Mathematics from a birds-eye perspective. The overview is given to show the impact of the Indian Culture on its math, and how abstracting math away from […]

  • Epiosde 2.8: The Woman Behind the Men

    On this episode, we end season 2 with 4 different mathematical giants, one of which is our first named woman mathematician. We have 3 revolutionary texts and the editor/commentator who made sure they […]

Women in Math: the limit does not exist
  • Episode 39 - Donna's Story

    In this episode, Donna Hooshmand describes her mathematical past. Donna details her past being told that women should not be in school, overcoming that thought, and succeeding in her studies! Donna […]

  • Episode 38 - An Interview with Eva Loeser (by Eleanor Quirk)

    Eleanor Quirk interviews (future Dr.) Eva Loeser, a University of California at San Diego doctoral candidate in mathematics. In this interview, Eva discusses what drives her in mathematics, how to […]

  • Episode 37 - Marie Curie

    Anushka Naiknaware gives a biography on Marie Curie, the 19th century Polish double Nobel Prize winner. Anushka gives insight about Marie's perseverance, overcoming barriers, selflessness, and the […]

  • Episode 36 - An Interview Recap of Amy Cakebread by Olivia Myers

    In this episode, Liv Myers recaps an interview she had the previous day with Portland Community College instructor Amy Cakebread. Unfortunately, the interview got lost, but Liv continues on to speak […]

  • Episode 35 - A Conversation Between Triplets - Abigail, Lydia, and Rachel Pung

    Abigail, Lydia, and Rachel chat about being triplets in education, their individual and collective experiences as women in STEM courses, identity, expectations, the importance of early childhood […]

Computationally Yours
  • S2Ep6: Remote Work

    After more than 1 year of working remotely for computational professionals, hosts Arshi Arora and Dr. Sabah Kadri do a deep dive into what we have learned, how remote work has evolved, fun activities […]

  • S2Ep5: Variants in Viruses

    In this episode, hosts Dr. Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora talk about variants in viruses - what are these variants, how are they created, how do we detect them and how normal is it for viruses to […]

  • S2Ep4: 5 Burning questions for a Statistician

    Episode 4 dives into Statistics with guest, Dr. Jaya Satagopan. Hosts Dr. Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora asked FIVE burning questions in statistics involving degrees of freedom, intercepts, hypothesis […]

  • S2Ep3: Dog Genetics

    In this episode, hosts Dr. Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora discuss the genetics of our cute furry friends, the effects of domestication on natural selection and how years of in-breeding have led to the […]

  • S2Ep2: Climate Change

    In this episode, our special guest, Dr. Debjani Sihi from Emory University talks to hosts Dr. Sabah Kadri and Arshi Arora, about the nuts and bolts of climate science. We dive in the real questions […]

Models featured on Mindscape
Big Biology
  • What the flux? The evolution of oxygen cascades (Ep 86)

    How do we properly study complex traits? How does organismal function relate to how organisms evolve? All animals use oxygen to convert sugars and other substrates into energy using a multi-step […]

  • Little Biology: Zombie Parasites

    What’s behind the infamous zombie ant story? How does a fungus take control of an insect? Are zombies common in nature? How do biologists study the phenomenon of adaptive manipulation? Interns RB […]

  • The rise of the mammals and fall of the dinosaurs (Ep 85)

    What makes a mammal a mammal? How did mammals survive the KT event when dinosaurs mostly went extinct? And why did mammals become so dominant? When we think of the Cretaceous, or the Jurassic, we […]

  • Immune System: Make Love not War (Ep 8 Re-release)

    Is there a constant battle between our immune system and pathogens? Does the fighting ever end? Does the immune system do more than just provide defense against pathogens?  On this episode, Art and […]

  • Fractals in the Foliage (Ep 84)

    What do plants, animals and even river systems have in common? Branching networks are a universal element of life on Earth. Networks of veins, roots, xylem, phloem, and nerves – they all have large […]

Systems Biology from MITopencourseware
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