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thefunctionroom
The Function Room
A podcast about the big numbers, the hard sums, the mathematics that defines, runs, shapes, changes, begins, ends, every things our lives and the world around us. Hosted by Colm O'Regan. An award-winning radio broadcaster, comedian, novelist and it turns out lapsed engineer who is trying to feel useful again. Each episode sheds light on a tiny corner of a giant subject with entertaining guests and accessible talk.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 11 ratings
Feel good
Current affairs podcasts are getting so depressing. I have this sort of sense of duty to be aware of why I should be worried about the possibility of Israel and Iran starting a war or how the Taliban overran the Afghan army but it doesn’t put a spring in my step. Even This American Life has lost...Read full review »
cjhaslett via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/21
Great podcast
Really interesting and accessible with great guests
mrs eaves via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/25/21
Fabulous Pod
Colm strikes gold with this combination of humour and science. Fabulous guests and a really interesting listen.
Padraigw via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/20/20
Recent Episodes
In this episode after Ruby makes up her mind, we’re talking about the mathematics of free will. It's recorded at the Cat Laughs Comedy Summer Series in Kilkenny, Ireland. A special series of shows to reintroduce everyone to the vague concept of Going To Stuff Again. My guest is Dr Kevin...
Published 09/22/21
Published 09/22/21
This time, it's about Growth and De-Growth. De-What? What-Growth? A term that's been around for a while but it's obviously being talked about more if an eejit like me is throwing it around at dinner-parties. (or I will when they come back) My guest is Dr Jason Hickel who has written about...
Published 09/08/21
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