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Ep 399: Of birds and binary

Ep 399: Of birds and binary

Of birds and binary

We examine the game of chicken, also called hawks and doves, plus a bit on bits and binary.

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Take 151 of Episode One: How many chickens does it take to…?

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Ep398: Phil plays anyway

Ep398: Phil plays anyway

Phil plays anyway

This week, we hurt Phil’s brain with the game multi-heap nim.

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Ep 397: Patrick plays anyway

Ep 397: Patrick plays anyway

Patrick plays anyway

We take a quick look at combinatorial game theory by playing a nice simple game.

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Take 149 of Episode One: Games, movies, and camel spiders

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Ep 396: The unfortunate affair of the sacred chicken

Ep 396: The unfortunate affair of the sacred chicken

The unfortunate affair of the sacred chicken

We get some backstory for Twibble and Fidget, as we examine the prisoners’ dilemma.

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Ep 395: The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 2

Ep 395: The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 2

The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 2

Using hints from 391, 392 and 393, we finish a D and D like game, for science!

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Ep 394: The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 1

Ep 394: The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 1

The adventures of Twibble and Fidget, part 1

Using hints from 391, 392 and 393, we play a D and D like game, for science!

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Ep 393: A gamble that isn’t a gamble

Ep 393: A gamble that isn’t a gamble

A gamble that isn’t a gamble

After a rough sketch of how bookies work, we present a way to bet so that you can’t lose.

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Ep 392: Gambler’s ruin

Ep 392: Gambler’s ruin

Gambler’s ruin

What went wrong? You had such a clever system, but still lost all your money.

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Ep 391: What if I want the goat?

Ep 391: What if I want the goat?

What if I want the goat?

For our first episode on games and game theory, inspired by “The Girls Who Don’t D&D” podcast, we take a look at the Monty Hall problem.

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Ep 390: How microbes went nuclear

Ep 390: How microbes went nuclear

How microbes went nuclear

We try to figure out how eukaryotes, which include everything from single cells to the blue whale, got their nucleus.

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