Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category.
Critical Wit #57 – Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions (Aaron Santos) [ 18:11 ] Play Now
Aaron Santos is a physicist and author of “ Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions.” In this episode, Aaron talks about some of the hypothetical estimations involving sports that he covers in his book, such as how obese would a hockey player have to be to cover up the goal, how much could a person lift if he or she was the size of an ant, and is Hall of Famer, Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak really that impressive of a record? You can find out more about Aaron Santos by visiting his website www.aaronsantos.com. If you enjoy these kinds of puzzles, check out his first book, “ How Many Licks?: Or, How to Estimate Damn Near Anything“, his blog “ A Diary of Numbers“, or follow him on Twitter @AaronTSantos.
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Critical Wit #56 – The Price of Gold: The Toll and Triumph of One Man's Olympic Dream (Ian Dille) [ 20:15 ] Play Now
Ian Dille is a freelance journalist and co-author of “ The Price of Gold: The Toll and Triumph of One Man’s Olympic Dream.” In this episode, guest host Julia Jenkins chats with Dille about the subject of this book, many-time track cycler champion Marty Nothstein. Nothstein is an Olympic Gold and Silver medalist in Match Sprint bicycle racing, a sport where contestants compete on a banked oval track called a velodrome. You can find out more about Ian Dille by visiting his website www.iandille.com.
Julia Jenkins is a librarian and blogger at the website, “pagesofjulia
”, which reviews books, audiobooks, and other pop culture literary works. You can subscribe to her website at http://pagesofjulia.com/.
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