## Shecky Riemann – Inspired by Math #19

I got to spend a delightful hour today chatting with Shecky Riemann, apparently not his real name, discussing a bunch of math blogging stuff. It was great to interview a peer as this conversation had a lot of back and forth chatting that doesn't happen when I'm interviewing someone in a higher plane! Shecky's Math-Frolic blog is among my very favorites so it was super fun to get to know who the man is behind the monkey picture!

## About Shecky Riemann

"Shecky Riemann" is the fanciful pseudonym of a former psychology/communications major (Pomona College/U of Kentucky) and lab-tech (primarily clinical genetics), who's been enamored of mathematics since childhood, and now hails from N. Carolina. Following Martin Gardner's death (2010), he was inspired to create Math-Frolic blog (and now also MathTango) to pay tribute to Gardner and be a cheerleader-of-sorts for those doing, or interested in, mathematics. He's especially intrigued with number theory, geometry, and the philosophical underpinnings of math. He sometimes enjoys hiking, birdwatching, tennis, flea markets, and hand-drumming. Cats, parrots, and shelties adore him.

Shecky RFebruary 4th, 2013 - 13:02

Thanks for the opportunity Sol; of course afterwards I thought of ALL the things I shoulda, woulda, coulda said!

Anyway, I’m glad also to be podcast #19 — that was Lance Alworth’s no. with the San Diego Chargers, way back when he was my favorite player and they my favorite team for a spell in younger days!!