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Series 2 of Relatively Prime, a podcast of stories from the Mathematical Domain
Series 2 of Relatively Prime, a podcast of stories from the Mathematical Domain
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Series one of Relatively Prime was released in 2012 and had stories about checkers, survival housing, swine flu, juggling, a Spanish basilica, and an alien civilization in England. Now the creator, Samuel Hansen, wants to produce a brand new series of 8 episodes that will feature yet more amazing mathematical stories. Stories like these:  

  • Can the complexity of cities be measured, and is it possible that a computer game is the secret?
  • Why is modular arithmetic a clock? Can we really not compare apples and oranges? A study of mathematical metaphors.
  • Is it possible to know all things in mathematics? 
  • If you can't, just what are mathematicians doing all day?
  • Where do you end up if you start with a single mathematical paper and follow it to the end of the line?
  • How can mathematics help you make better everyday decisions and do your chores with more ease?

Relatively Prime is a small show with huge ambitions, and as good as the first series was the second one will be exponentially better. Please help us tell these wonderful mathematical stories.

Sample Episode:

The Rewards:

If you want more than just the warm feeling of knowing that you helped create more awesome mathematical content for the world to consume you are in luck because with your support comes the chance to get one, or many, of these rewards.

Funders List

Your name on the Series 2 Funders List at RelPrime.com

Video Updates

Exclusive access to a series of videos that Samuel will make detail the creation and production of the second series of Relatively Prime.

Stickers

Postcard

Samuel will send you a postcard in one of the places where he goes to get an interview.

Early Access

You will receive links to all of the shows before they are released to the public.

RelPrime Zine

In best Old School fashion Samuel, and some of his most talented friends, will write and draw stories, both fictional and non-fictional, about mathematics and then Samuel will then assemble this work by hand, photocopy it, staple it together, and send it out to you.

Credit Read

Your voice will feature in one of the episodes reading credits for the show.

Voice Over

Samuel will record up to 30 minutes of audio for you. Do you have a short story that you want recorded, need 30 new outgoing voicemail messages, or maybe you just want to hear Samuel read names from the phone book. This is your chance. (The content is subject to basic decency standards and Samuel reserves the right to not record content he finds distasteful)

Ad/Personal Messages

Be it one episode, half the series, or every episode you can have your own 30 second message on the show. This will let you reach an audience of some of the smartest, coolest, and most beautiful listeners in the world, and if you happen to make calculators, protractors, or compasses this would be the most receptive audience you could hope to target. (Once again basic decency rules apply here)

Interview

Samuel will call you up and interview you. He will then burn that interview onto a CD, draw some album art on it, and send it to you.

Signed Script

Samuel will send you one page of the scribbled on, annotated, and actually used scripts that he will use to produce the episodes.

Custom Story

Samuel will produce a story for you on a topic of your own choosing. Samuel will work with you to make sure that the topic is one that is feasible to cover, and just like the ads or voiceover basic decency rules are in effect, but other than that feel free to make Samuel create a story on whatever you desire.

Extra Episode

Exactly what it sounds like, except beyond just making sure that everyone gets yet more awesome Relatively Prime to listen to Samuel will work with you to develop the theme for the episode, determine the best people to interview, and make production decision like music choice and story ordering.

Your own Samuel

Samuel will travel to where you are and give a talk at your institution about mathematical storytelling, or he will do your yard work, or he will conduct a workshop about producing math and science audio, or he will cook you and your family dinner. Really he will do pretty much any legal work that you would have him do for the day. (Please add $850 if you are not in the USA)

How your money will be spent:

If the goal is met the money will be used to cover the expenses of creating an 8 episode series. These expense include equipment, travel, hosting, freelance fees, research materials, Samuel's salary, and extra white board markers.

Bonus Goals:

If more than 500 people back the new series one of the wonderful people behind the video above, Rob Schultz, will do an animated mathematics story.

If the goal is exceeded a new episode will be added to the series for each $2000 dollars that is raised, up to a total of 16 episodes.

If the season reaches the 16 episode threshold the excess money will be used to produce a video episode of the series.

Credit for the video goes to the wonderful Rob Schultz and Lewis Sequeira.

Risks and challenges

I have not finalized the stories or interviewees so the content of the shows could change between now and release. Scheduling interviews can be tough, and depending on availability the timeline of the series could be pushed back if getting the perfect person requires some wait.

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    You name on the Series 2 Funders List and a hearty thank you!

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    Access to Samuel's Series 2 video production journal and your name on the Funders List.

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    Samuel will thank you by name in an episode, and all the previous rewards.

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    Samuel will record voice over for you. Up to 30 minutes of the voice of Relatively Prime reading whatever you want(basic decency standards apply).

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    Your ad or personal message on an episode of the series.

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    Your own interview. Samuel will call you up, interview you, burn it to a CD that he will draw cover art on, and then get it in the mail!

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    You will be credited as a producer on the series and receive a signed page from one of the scripts Samuel uses to produce the series.

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    Your ad or personal message on half the episodes on the series(basic decency standards apply).

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    Help to produce an extra episode of Relatively Prime. You will help Samuel on all the steps of the production process from deciding on the theme to choosing the music.

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    Your own Samuel for a day. He will travel to where you are and give a talk, do your yardwork, teach a workshop, do your dishes,...

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