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2 episodes in a row, & the guests got “bleeped” for their frank potty mouths. So funny! I feel a voyeuristic thrill to get to listen to this, since it’s light-years above my head. P.s. If anyone’s looking for another engrossing show, “Causality” analyzes engineering disasters.
Fluffster Normalpaws via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/24
Steve Strogatz delivers maths epiphanies in a comprehensible and engaging manner. Especially if your maths skills aren’t as sharp as you would like, Steve stops to explain what the concepts mean and why they matter.
etherdog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/23
A High quality interview w emery brown and then an essentially useless interview w m mitchel or ... I mean this applies to many other episodes of the podcast... problem is the host cannot distinguish between guests based on how they answer questions or if they value listeners’ time or not......Read full review »
AAAA197919791979 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/20/22
Love this podcast, it is every but the stimulation I am looking for! Just wish there would be more made.
thecount67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/22
I have really enjoyed all the episodes of this podcast. The joy it provides for a mathematician is beyond words that I can express. I tune it while I am running and at the end of it, I always learn something. My favorite episode was the one about anesthesia.
Venky_cr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/21
Through this show, people will learn that science can be very interesting and fun.
saienkoav via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 05/11/21
Each episode is so informative and attractive. I listen to it while cooking, running, relaxing. Steven Strogatz is amazing, he simplify hard topics and discussion of his guests. Thank you sooo much
Ellie-BM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
Prof. Steven H. Strogatz (Maths at Cornell) began hosting this great podcast in 2020 for *Quanta Magazine* in which he talks with a wide range of scientists about their lives and work. Interest topics include: dynamic chaos in puff pastry, the truth about anesthesia, AI research back to the...Read full review »
@perseidas via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/09/21
Amazing host, amazing show, amazing guests. Thank you for your amazing work!
Phoebe2211 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/09/21
I discovered Steven Strogatz’ podcast a while ago after really enjoying one of his books. The podcast is just as fantastic as his writing, with a great selection of guests, covering a diverse and fascinating range of topics. I particularly like that the guests get to share their personal...Read full review »
Jan Stette via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/21
As a scientist sometimes it can be hard to listen to science podcasts or shows, they can often be simplified to meaninglessness or overinflated. Steve does a great job bringing the guest to explain on many levels their work and also their scientific passions. It’s motivating and fun and a great...Read full review »
ibmootz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
This is an excellent podcast the explains deep scientific and mathematical concepts. Steven Strogatz is a phenomenal mathematician and science communicator who brings the best out of the guests.
JSB1977 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/09/21
I LOVE his banter with his guests. Brings levity and humor to subjects that could be only brainy. Super easy to listen to.
mr. fledgekins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
The guests are fascinating, the topics are fascinating but the host won’t shut up and let the guest finish a thought. His incessant “uh huh’s”, “hmmm’s”, “ahhh’s” and chuckling approvals are so annoying it is difficult to listen to. The guests seem to find it difficult too. What a shame. This...Read full review »
Kcallstate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
Renowned Mathematician and Author Steven Strogatz has nearly perfected the art of open air discussion with The Joy of X, as he helps not only to enlighten fans about the intrigue and personalities of world class scientists, but also provides a personal viewpoint of the thrilling and mind boggling...Read full review »
frequentflyer1039 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/21
Quite possibly the most annoying, constantly-interjecting host in all of podcast-dom. The guy doesn’t go 10 seconds without interjecting something over his guest. Absolutely ruined the episode with the Nobel prize winning physicist on the strong nuclear force, a fascinating area but made...Read full review »
RogerJr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
If you are a little bit interested in science, or if you have ever wondered what being a scientist is like, this podcast can pull back the curtain a bit. One of the things I really appreciate about the podcast is Steve's conversations with these scientists humanizes them and brings a new...Read full review »
rotsapper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/21
This podcast enriches my soul.
Tyrion1803 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/21
I love how Steven is doing the podcast. As a physics student who is lately trying to understand how to properly communicate science, this is just pure bliss. One of my favourites, is when he hears a new idea or concept, he summarises it with his own words and checks with the guest if he’s got the...Read full review »
Ambitious Monkey via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/01/21
I love listening every week. Such interesting guests and a friendly conversation. I learn something new each podcast. Thanks!!
21cLibraryGal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/21
Great podcast, I am looking forward to season two
jwckskrixjsigjw via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/25/21
Steven does an amazing job in breaking complexities down to bite size pieces, with great guest and amazing topics. It can’t get better for an Aerospace Engineer, looking to geek out on math and physics.
AstroHussain via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/19/20
Please come back! New episodes would be wonderful.
suegee3000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/20
Wonderful conversations - love the in depth conversations with all sorts of (mostly mathematics-related so far) scientists on their what and why and how it all connects. Please come back soon! (p.s. love the editing to include various explanations of higher level terms like “event horizon” or...Read full review »
LauraTheAmazing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/20
Please come back soon. My brain needs it’
Trotsky_1905 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/20
Hello sir I am actually following you TWITTER and my father also on.
Harsh_Chaudhari via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/09/20
This podcast is great, I’m so excited for it. That’s why I’m writing this review, I want to encourage you to be even better, perhaps to beak some rules you’re being held to. I go to quanta because they can take technical topics and present them with the right context to be understandable, the...Read full review »
Umyup via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/20
But the explanations of basic physics by Steven breaks the flow of the conversation. If we didn't know what an "event horizon" was, we wouldn't be listening to this podcast. More in the moment presence, less post interview editing please. The era of assuming your audience knows...Read full review »
IlluminatedConcrete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/20
Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I love the show ever since I discovered it, although I would love it more if you invite more guests like Kontorovich to talk about pure mathematics which is usually not talked a lot in any social media or podcast, please, do it for a Venezuelan math fellow who...Read full review »
MeDicenAlda via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/09/20
Getting super brainiacs out of their shells is a true accomplishment.
Chaim K. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/20
While interesting, what makes it hard to listen to is the hosts constant talking over the guests. Maybe later episodes will be better in this regards.
scrabbler007 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 02/22/20
Spellbounding, magical that’s the feeling I get when I listen to these talks. For some of us who are not into scientific research , it’s like taking a peek into Neverland!
Harineem via Apple Podcasts · India · 02/19/20
Cannot recommend this @QuantaMagazine podcast enough hosted by @stevenstrogatz! Wonderful start with @SheerPriya from @Yale!
lferreiramoita via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 02/09/20
Sometimes those with advanced degrees have a difficult time explaining complex topics in simple and clarifying terms, but the joy of x allows listeners of any level to enjoy insightful and clear discussions of incredibly diverse and complicated topics between modern thinkers. A joy to listen to.
Colin "beats wireless" via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
I am in love with the new podcast series, ‘the joy of X’. Steve Strogatz is an absolutely wonderful scientist and he is doing a fantastic job in hosting this science podcast. I particularly like the fact that he not only discusses the specific scientific aspects with the invited scientists but...Read full review »
Nicknameisadi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/20
... and please don’t talk enthusiastically over the top of your guests 😕
mostlyoldrocker via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/02/20
Black Holes and Mapping - New knowledge for me in an understandable way, for sure. Perhaps even better is the pure joy Professor Natarajan conveys in her telling of quest and discovery - her relentless pursuit to solve problems, and how on some levels, she is still the little girl in India...Read full review »
Another Guido via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
I don't usually listen to science podcasts, but this is good stuff! Steve is such an engaging host! And in this first episode Priya takes us on quite a journey. Can't wait for more episodes!Read full review »
podcast kween via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
This show is window into a fascinating world - our world! - through the life and career of a brilliant scientist. Host Steve Strogatz is warm and delightful and so curious! Hits the ball out of the park - it’s my new recommendation to everyone. It’s the show the world needs right now!
Listener 51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
If the teaser is any indication of the podcast, then we are all in for a real treat. I love Steve’s writing and books and I’m looking forward to his podcasts!
MAK32 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
Not only is Steve Strogatz one of the most creative and insightful mathematicians of our time, he is incredibly adept at explaining a wide variety of concepts in mathematics to general audiences in fun, engaging ways. With this in mind, The Joy of x podcast is going to be a treat! Steve’s love...Read full review »
thereal_meg375 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
I first learned about Professor Strogatz when he gave a guest lecture to my undergrad Real Analysis class in 2015. I was amazed how he was able to explain complex ideas as if they were simple, digestible talking points. After reading ‘The Joy of x’ afterwards, it became clear that Professor...Read full review »
AWL/AWW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
Nothing more than a two-minute “teaser” is available at this point. The first episode is to be released January 22. BTW, there’s no mention of the chain rule in the teaser episode.
rb-75 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
I've only listened to the show preview so far, but it sounds like it should be interesting. I really enjoy listening to interviews as it is, but without *too much* undersimplification!Read full review »
the_atman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/20
Great starting point. I am excited to see where this podcast goes.
__shenderson__ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
Strogatz has had a huge impact on me through his books. Black holes, human cognition, magic ... Can’t wait! But honestly I’d still be subscribed if all you ever talked about was calculus! 😁
AngryExpat via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/16/20
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