In 2012 I began my podcast interview series, Inspired By Math!, where I interview people who are inspired by Math and who are inspiring others. I started the series with Keith Devlin on Valentine's Day and have published 15 podcasts altogether, including one with Michael Schrenk on Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers which was not in the "Inspired by Math" series but I included it because web crawlers are a big interest of mine.
In 2013 I plan to do more podcasts, including more computer-related ones that spark an interest in computing and in mathematical thinking. I started this blog more than five years ago and it took me four of those years to realize that I like to have conversations with people much more than I enjoy writing. I've written plenty of proposals, marketing pieces, press releases, and even ghost-authored a semi-technical article that got published in a professional journal. So, I just assumed that blogging would be the natural way to share my passion about Math. But, this audio interviewing thing captures my heart and mind much more than writing so I'm hoping to do 30 or more podcasts in the coming year. (There, I've said it. Now I have to do it.)
In an effort to make it easy for you to subscribe to the podcasts I've set up an Itunes channel and an RSS feed.
If you're an Itunes person you can subscribe to the series here:
If RSS is your thing, you can point your reader here:
If you want to browse the set of podcasts, just click here:
In case you're wondering who I might interview in the coming year, I'm making my list now of who I'm hoping is willing to indulge me. And, I've put the word out that I'm looking for candidates. I've gotten some great suggestions at MathStackExchange. Shecky gave me some great suggestions at his great blog. See the comments at this article.
I should also mention that Shecky's interview series (he does his via email) is outstanding. You can find his interviews here.
Who do you think I should be interviewing in 2013? Who do you know, or know of, who has made a difference in the Math world, who has helped to make Math more accessible, that I should be talking to? That person can be a blogger, a teacher, a mathematician, computer programmer, business person, toy or puzzle maker, or be in any field. Please leave a comment with your ideas.
Have a Happy New Year!