SnoutCast #136: Gamer Profile – Richard Malena

A conversation with Portland’s own @rmalena, a.k.a. “Nice Math Teacher!”

[ Download mp3 – 26 MB ]

00:00 – promo: BANG 33 rerun +online!
01:30 – “mathematical”
01:48 – cats: better than math?
02:34 – getting mixed up with Puzzled Pint
05:10 – teaching math to teenagers…
06:20 – …with puzzles!
10:56 – Lies! All lies! (Not really.)
12:02 – how is a proof like a puzzle? besides the arguing?
15:48 – comparing childhood memories
18:13 – college kids love treasure hunts
19:28 – RPGs: impossible to put puzzles into?
23:12 – math skills vs. puzzle skills
24:05 – future events: bikes? Seattle? stay tuned!
25:22 – plug-o-rama: Pacific Crest Community School, Pathfinder Society, Geek Portland, Puzzle Hunt Calendar.
27:56 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “The Future Soon” by Jonathan Coulton

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