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Where Did Math Come From? Actor William Shatner (who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek) interviewed me for an episode of his off-beat television series I Don't Understand. Released on RT America on November 22, 2021. (26min 45sec)
How to Make Mathematics Popular and Exciting In January 2021, Ted Macosko of AcademicInfluence interviewed me about my many years of work in mathematics outreach. (18min 36sec)
Mathematical thinking in high school On August 5, 2020, Prof. Guadalupe Vadillo of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico interviewed me over Zoom for the distance education journal Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a Distancia. The interview is in English. (8min 45sec)
Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible My introductory keynote address at the April 23, 2020 Virtual unConference for math teachers held on Zoom, organized by MidSchool Math with the support of the US Dept. of EducationŐs IES SBIR Division. (41min 07sec)
21st Century Mathematics is Pure Creativity In spring 2019, I was interviewed by science journalist Zuberoa Marcos for the "We learn together" (Aprendemos juntos) series sponsored by the BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, a multinational bank). Much of the interview focuses on my work on mathematical outreach. Published May 25, 2019. (45min)
What do mathematicians do now that computers can do (all) the math? My Royal Canadian Institute Public Lecture, held at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 2019. (1hr 19min)
Using set theory and model theory for the CIA in the post-9/11 world My presentation at the University of Toronto 50th Anniversary Set Theory Conference, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, May 14, 2019. (1hr 16min)
How Professionals Use Mathematics to Solve Real-World Problems in the 21st Century My TED-style talk at the TalTechDigital Conference, the Estonian Republic's 100th Anniversary Celebration, held at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, September 20, 2018. (20min 50sec)
What mathematics do people really need? My presentation at the Math for the 21st Century summit hosted by the Fondation Helvetica Educatio in Geneva, Switzerland, May 25, 2018. (28mins)
Mathematics - It's Not What it Used to Be Public talk at Cafe Scientifique at the HanaHaus in Palo Alto, March 15, 2018. (50min plus 40min Q&A)
Outside the Box Aleksandra Ravas and Tijana Markovic of the Center for the Promotion of Science interviewed me (mostly) about my work in mathematics outreach at the Science Club in Belgrade, Serbia, February 28, 2018. (55min 29sec)
The Unfiltered Math Guy Watch NPR Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talk with me in a live, on-stage, extended (and un-edited) version of my Math Guy radio slot on his popular weekly show. Recorded at the Museum of Mathematics Gala in New York City, October 24, 2017. (37 min)
Fibonacci - the Song Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Pete Muller performs his original composition "Fibonacci" as a prelude to "The Unfiltered Math Guy" at the Museum of Mathematics Gala in New York City, October 24, 2017 (8min 41sec)
Finding Fibonacci Half-hour presentation about my new book, Talks at Google, March 8, 2017. (28 min)
Symbols of Success A narrated video version of my Flash Talk at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, February 18, 2017. (17 min)
Symbols of Success My Flash Talk at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, February 18, 2017. (18 min 40 secs)
Learning Math Through Play My talk at Stanford University's mediaX Interactive Media and Games seminar, Janury 9, 2015. (45 min)
Techniques for Solving Math Problems Prof Barbara Oakley interviews me for her MOOC "Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects" October 2014. (20 min 22 secs)
Leo & Steve - Part I: Steve The first part of my Evnin Public Lecture at Princeton University, April 21, 2014. The talk compares Steve Jobs' introduction of the Macintosh computer in Silicon Valley in the 1980s with Leonardo of Pisa's introduction of Hindu-Arabic arithmetic in Italy in the 13th Century. (15 min 10 secs)
Leo & Steve - Part II: Leo The second part of my Evnin Public Lecture at Princeton University, April 21, 2014. The talk compares Steve Jobs' introduction of the Macintosh computer in Silicon Valley in the 1980s with Leonardo of Pisa's introduction of Hindu-Arabic arithmetic in Italy in the 13th Century. (25 min 51 secs)
The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible Narrated slide presentation from my featured talk at the MidSchool Math national conference held in Santa Fe, NM, March 27-29, 2014. I argue that the mathematical preparation we educators offer our students for life in today's world needs to be very different from the one that was appropriate as recently as twenty years ago. (29 min 20 secs)
Using video games to break the Symbol Barrier Narrated slideshow from my featured address at the National Board for Professional Teachers Standards conference Teaching & Learning 2014, held in Washington D.C., March 14-15, 2014. (21 mins)
Debunking Ten Golden Ratio Myths The title describes the content. The design of the video is a parody of some of the truly awful websites that cover the Golden Ratio, March 4, 2014. (11 mins 24 secs)
You're Hired! Interview with Steve Piazzale, host of the popular cable television show on career choices, January 25, 2013. (28 min 30 secs).
Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years Lecture to the Palo Alto Humanist Society, January 20, 2013. (67 min).
Teaching 65,000 Students in a MOOC Interview with Prof Allar Kolk at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, November 26, 2012 (13 min 30 secs).
Is Mathematics More Art Than Science? My public debate with physicist and artist Prof Alejandro Garcia of San Jose State University, moderated by NPR host Angie Coiro, The Tech Museum San Jose, CA, December 16, 2012 (56 mins).
Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible. Stanford University Continuing Studies course, October 2012, a series of five two-hour lectures.
Calculus: What is It and is It Really a Big Deal? The Tech Museum, San Jose, CA, November 18, 2012. Presentation (44 mins) followed by a conversation with NPR host Angie Coiro (25 mins).
The Missing Link: A Tale of Literary Forensics. Keynote Lecture at annual meeting of AMATYC Jacksonville, FL, November 10, 2012. (49 mins).
Mathematics Education for a Flat World. The Tech Museum, San Jose, CA, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Club, May 27, 2012. Presentation (30 mins) followed by a conversation with NPR host Angie Coiro (30 mins).
Contact with ET Using Math? Not So Fast. SETI Institute, Mountain view, CA, May 9, 2012. 75 mins (inc. Q&A).
The Math Guy. NBC TV "Class Action", interview with Jessica Aguirre, April 1, 2012. 8 min.
Counting Votes - Which Flawed System Do You Prefer? Talk given at the Humanist Community Forum in Palo Alto, CA, March 25, 2012. 1 hr, 13 min (inc Q&A).
Learning Math Through Video Games. An interview with Mathmirror.org, February 2012, 30 min.
Designing Video Games for Mathematics Education. Capture of my webcast on edWeb, January 10, 2012. 60 minutes presentation followed by 20 min Q&A.
The Birth of Algebra. My public talk at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA, on December 18, 2011. 75 minutes (20 min talk, 55 min interview with Q&A).
The Philosophy of Real Mathematics. My public talk at Tartu University in Estonia, on December 12, 2011. 90 minutes (60 min talk, 30 min Q&A).
My Epic Fail monologue. My segment at Porchlight, a San Francisco improv story-telling evening, on November 1, 2011. The evening's topic was Epic Fails in Science. 10 minutes.
Fibonacci and Steve Jobs. Royal Canadian Institute Public Lecture given on October 16, 2011 comparing two personal computing innovators. 45 minutes.
Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio Exposed. My public talk at the Museum of Mathematics in New York City on September 6, 7, 2011. 90 minutes.
Museum of Mathematics interview. Glen Whitney, founder and director of the Mueum of Mathematics, inteviews me about mathematics and my mathematical career in New York City on September 6, 2011. 4 mins 30 secs.
Looking through the eyes of mathematics. Segment from the panel discussion at the World Science Festival in New York on June 3, 2011, where I describe the Poincare Conjecture. 3 mins 30 secs.
Triple Helix Conference 2011. A round table discussion on the Silicon Valley cable television network show Future Talk held in July 2011 (Episode 22) 30 minutes.
Introduction to the H-STAR Institute, Welcoming remarks at the start of the Ninth Annual Triple Helix Conference at Stanford, July 11, 2011. 12 minutes
The Mathematical Universe. Panel discussion at the World Science Festival in New York on June 3, 2011 in which I participated. 90 mins.
Is mathematics more art than science? A debate, A conversation with Prof Alejandro Garcia at Wonderfest 2010, held at Stanford on November 16, 2010. 80 minutes (in indexed segments).
Logic, reasoning, DNA identification, and mathematics education, Part 1, Part 2, An interview by Chris Horrie of the Winchester Journalism Program in the UK. Also available in Quicktime here: Part 1, Part 2. 17 minutes.
Technology-driven changes in mathematics education. A round table discussion on the Silicon Valley cable television network show Future Talk held in June 2010 (Episode 9). Entire show available at http://futuretalk.blip.tv/. 30 minutes.
Simulation is key to [middle-school] mathematics education. A Stanford News Service story, including a short video interview, about a talk I gave at the AAAS Meeting in San Diego, California, in February 2010. 2 minutes.
Euclid's Elements as a Videogame? Recording of a talk I gave at Harvey Mudd College, in Claremont, California, November 2009 about the use of videogames to teach mathematics. 60 minutes plus 10 minutes Q&A.
The history of mathematics in business Interview by Marty Wasserman at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, May 2009. It's a location recording with minimal lighting, but fine for Web streaming, 10 minutes.
Devlin on his work at Stanford's H-STAR institute, his work in math and science education, and his views on new technology Interview by Marty Wasserman at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, May 2009. It's a location recording with minimal lighting, but fine for Web streaming, 9.5 minutes.
Why can you find animals with spotted coats and striped tails, but no animals with striped bodies and spotted tails? Lecture at Kids Tech University @Virginia Tech, January 2009. 95 minutes.
Hunting the Hidden Dimension. PBS Nova documentary, first broadcast October 28, 2008. Participant and adviser.
The Unfinished Game. Authors@Google talk about the founnding of probability theory, October 2008. 1 hour, 8 minutes.
Science Cafes. KQED television aired a documentary about science cafes that includes a presentation I made at Ask a Scientist in San Francisco in April 2007.
Street Mathematics . Talk at the Channel Thirteen Celebration of Teaching and Learning, New York City, March 23-24, 2007. Streaming video of part of a 70 minute presentation, 19 minutes.
Devlin on Education . A tv interview I did in 2003 on how education changed my life. 2 minutes.
Devlin on Wavelets. A Discovery Channel profile of me as I explain wavelets and their use in the music industry, made in 2007. 8 min.
The Mathematics of Blackjack. See me play a James Bond role (complete with a revolver) in the Nevada Desert in this 4 minute clip from a 2004 BBC documentary "Making Millions the Easy Way."
Devlin on the Monty Hall Problem. In this 3min 30sec clip from a short film produced by Palfreman Film Group for the National Science Foundation in 2002, I adopt a Bayesian approach to explain the most notorious probability puzzler of all time.
The Math Instinct. PARC Forum public talk, Palo Alto, CA, June 2005. Streaming video, 70 minutes.
Does Information Really Exist? Public talk given in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2005. (The lighting is poor in the opening section, but soon improves.)
How much mathematics is for all? Opening plenary Address, NCTM Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 21, 2004. (1 hour).
The Millennium Problems. A seventeen minute streaming video in which I describe the seven Millennium Problems. The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a prize of $1 million for the solution of each problem.
"Bridging the Gaps" podcast. "Origins of Mathematics and Mathematical Thinking." Producer and host Waseem Akhtar interviewed me over Skype on October 19, 2018. Published March 2, 2020. (56min 20sec)
Cincinnati Edition, WXVU Radio, Cincinnati. "NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin On The New Math Skills We Need For The Future." Host Michael Monks interviewed me on August 19, 2019. (21 mins)
BBVA Aprendemos juntos ("We learn together") podcast. Science journalist and film-maker Zuberoa Marcos interviewed me about my work in Palo Alto, CA, on March 13, 2019. (46 mins)
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco. Finding Fibonacci, Public presentation, August 10, 2017 (1 hr 10 mins inc. Q&A)
On Being."The Joy of Math: Keith Devlin on Learning and What It Means To Be Human." Interview with host Krista Tippett, American Public Media, September 19, 2013 (51 mins)
MTPR News. Interview about mathematics and mathematics education with host Sally Mauk on Montana Pulic Radio, April 9, 2013 (10 min 12 sec)
Inspired by Math. Number 17 in the "Inspired by Math" podcast series from Wild About Math, hosted by Sol Lederman, January 22, 2013. (2 x 49 mins podcasts)
Keith Devlin's Introduction to Mathematical Thinking MOOC. Special edition of the Math/Maths podcast, hosted by Peter Rowlett and Samuel Hansen, December 22, 2012. (65 mins)
The Future of Maths. Group discussion on the ABC Radio National (Australia) program Future Tense, November 11, 2012. (30 mins)
Relatively Prime - Designing Video Games for Mathematics Learning. Interview with Relatively Prime producer/host Samuel Hansen, first released on October 8, 2012. (17 mins)
Big Picture Science - Do the Math. Can mathematics be used to communicate with an alien intelligence? My May 9, 2012 interview with Gary Niederhoff on the SETI Institute's popular radio podcast. (8 mins)
Math/Maths 100 contribution. I explain my upcoming Stanford MOOC on the centenary episode of the popular podcast. (6 mins 23 secs) Full show available at Pulse Project.
Wild About Math interview. My in-depth discussion with host Sol Lederman, 2.14.12. (32 mins)
Serious Wonder Radio interviews, Episode 20. My in-depth discussion with host Gray Scott, 1.11.12. (90 min in two parts.)
WDCB FM "Kids Beating Obesity". My interview with host Rick Osbourne, 12.27.11. (30 min.)
BBC Radio 4 More or Less. Recording of my 12.16.11 interview with host Tim Hartford about my new book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution. (show length 30 min.)
WGN Radio Extension 720. Recording of my 08.23.11 interview with host Milt Rosenberg about my new book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution. (60 min.)
Tech Nation. Recording of my August 2011 interview with host Moira Gunn about my new books The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution, Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years, and Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning. (33 min.)
NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. 08.12.11 interview with host Ira Flatow about my new book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution. (18min.)
WAMU The Kojo Nnamdi Show. 01.1.11 interview with host Kojo Nnamdi about the binary code. (Starts at 39min 56sec and runs for 12min.)
Acme Science Strongly Connected Components. June 2010 interview with host Samuel Hanson. (Episode 19, 43min.)
KUSP The 7th Avenue Project . Recording of my October 11, 2009 interview with host Robert Pollie about the Millennium Problems. This was a pledge special (60min.)
KUSP The 7th Avenue Project . Recording of my April 26, 2009 interview with host Robert Pollie about the mathematical-choral-dance show "Harmonius Equations". (35min.)
KUSP The 7th Avenue Project . Recording of my April 26, 2009 interview with host Robert Pollie about my new book The Unfinished Game. (25min.)
WUOT All Things Considered . Recording of my February 10, 2009 interview with host Ann Lloyd about the nature of mathematics. (6min.)
KCBS The Marketplace of Ideas. Recording of my January 15, 2009 interview about my new book The Unfinished Game with host Colin Marshall. (60min.)
Tech Nation. Recording of my November 5, 2008 interview about my new book The Unfinished Game with host Moira Gunn. (22min.)
KPBS These Days. Recording of my October 1, 2008 interview with hostTom Fudge.
KZSU The Lunch Special. Streaming audio of my November 26, 2007 interview with Byrd. (60 min. including my music selection.)
NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. Streaming audio of the October 5, 2007 show "Numb3rs". (30 min.)
KQED Forum. Streaming audio of the August 25, 2006 show where host Dave Iverson talked with me and cognitive scientist and author Douglas Hofstadter about the nature of doing mathematics. (52 min.)
Jamieson Whisky radio ad . Streaming audio of a 60 sec radio ad for Jamieson Irish Whisky that I recorded with The Daily Show star Rob Corddry in 2004.
KUSP Talk of the Bay. Streaming audio of my August 29, 2005 interview with host Robert Pollie. (30 min.)
KQED Forum. Streaming audio of my May 20, 2005 interview with host Penny Nelson. (60 min.)
NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. Streaming audio of the April 29, 2005 show "Mathematics in Pop Culture". (60 min.)
Tech Nation. An archive sound file (MP3 format) of my interview with host Dr. Moira Gunn, April 15, 2005. (22 min.)
The Infinite Mind. A one hour program, originally broadcast on NPR, involving myself and several other scientists talking about mathematical ability and the public perception of mathematicians, 27 October, 2004.
BBC Leading Edge interview. Million dollar math, 9 September 2004. (10 minute segment in a 30 minute program.)
List last updated: November 26, 2021.