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mathfactor is one I listen to. Does anyone else have a recommendation?

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Should be community wiki, since it's asking for a sorted list of resources? –  Scott Morrison Jul 20 '10 at 19:48
    
Yes, any question that asks users to create a list or poll should definitely be made community wiki. I converted this question. –  Robert Cartaino Jul 20 '10 at 20:35
    
Why is this tagged off topic? Surely if it needs this tag then it should be closed... –  Jacob Jul 20 '10 at 21:15

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More or Less is a BBC Radio 4 programme about maths and statistics in the news, and there is a free podcast. It's presented by Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist from the Financial Times.

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Oh, wow, Tim Harford! :) –  Vivi Jul 20 '10 at 20:46

Peter Rowlett has a couple mathematical podcasts. Travels in a Mathematical World produced 64 episodes, but recently stopped. He has a new podcast Math / Maths that he co-hosts with Samuel Hansen.

Samuel Hansen also has a couple other podcasts: Strongly Connected Components and Permutations and Combinations. Strongly Connected Components is more mathematical and often features interviews. I've only listened to Permutations and Combinations once or twice. I believe it's more of a comedy show.

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The Science of Better is a good applied math podcast. Features applications of operations research to practical problems.

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I would like to draw attention to the beautifully produced podcast Relatively Prime hosted by Samuel Hansen, which was funded through a successful kickstarter campaign. All eight episodes are well worth a listen and include interviews with some very high profile and influential mathematicians.

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I listen to Math Mutation Podcast. The topics are interesting and understandable by a layman.

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MAA podcast has an archive. http://www.maa.org/audio%20clips/podcast/podcast.html I think it has stopped producing new ones.

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Strongly Connected components is a great podcast about interviews to several american mathematicians.

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The BBC has a History of Mathematics series. Worth listening to. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/maths

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Somewhat self promotion but Dave Gale and Colin Beveridge record the Wrong, But Useful Podcast on an approximately monthly basis.

http://www.flyingcoloursmaths.co.uk/category/podcasts/

Also can be found on iTunes.

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