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Alex Bellos: o que gostei e o que não gostei no Brasil

Manda Brigadeiro

Desta vez o Manda Brigadeiro inverteu a mão e foi saber quais as impressões de um estrangeiro que viveu no Brasil. O jornalista inglês Alex Bellos morou durante cinco anos no Rio de Janeiro. Ele lembra das surpresas com a criatividade brasileira (acredite: ingleses não conhecem vitamina de abacate!), mas não sente saudades de um certo descompromisso de muita gente... Confira este que é o episódio de encerramento da primeira temporada do Manda Brigadeiro.     Apresentação e Produção: Letícia Nascimento   Edição: Ponte - Estratégias em Comunicação (www.pontecom.com.br)   Instagram: @mandabrigadeiropodcast     Email: mandabrigadeiropodcast@gmail.com

43mins

27 Jun 2021

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Alex Bellos: The Nomadic Mathematician

Pivot Points Podcast

Today we’re joined by Sunday Times Best Selling author and Guardian columnist Alex Bellos (who we met through the wonderful Tulip Siddiq MP!) Applying a mathematical way of looking at the world. Structures and quality questions exist in all forms. Alex applied this logic to the creative endeavour of writing for the Guardian as a journalist and eventually into authoring his books (see below for links). His pivots take us from journalism in the 90's, to Brazil, to bringing maths to the masses.  Through storytelling, he demystifies maths and dare we say, even makes it interesting.. And if we’re saying that, it’s quite an achievement. Find Alex here: Twitter - @alexbellos Website - http://www.alexbellos.com/ His Guardian puzzle column - https://www.theguardian.com/profile/alexbellos His Books: The Language Lover's Puzzle Book : Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe - 2020 Alex's Adventures in Numberland - 2010 Alex Through the Looking-Glass : How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life - 2014 You can get hold of us here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Cast & Crew Gabi Miller: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia Saberwal: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell - Editor / Life saver Rachel Lepley - Social Media Management. insta: rachellepley_/ Alexandra Koluba (also known as Alix Kol) - Pivot Points Jingle DShaw & Co - Logo design

40mins

26 Nov 2020

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Club Automatic - with Alex Bellos

The Numberphile Podcast

Author and puzzle guru Alex Bellos talks about mathematics, writing, reviews, and his early days running a nightclub. Check out Alex's books on Amazon including his latest, The Language Lover's Puzzle Book Alex's website has more information and links to his work and here is Alex on Twitter Playlist of Alex's videos on Numberphile Elliptical Pool Table video and Cake Cutting video Please consider supporting Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI

54mins

25 Nov 2020

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Alex Bellos: Puzzles, Perception and Pool Tables

Mr Barton Maths Podcast

Alex is a journalist, the man who runs the Guardian’s fortnightly Monday puzzle, and the author of some of the best-loved Maths books of recent times, including Alex’s Adventures in Numberland. As I found out, he is also just a brilliant person to have a chat to. We talk about puzzles, writing about maths, the perception of our subject, and plenty more! For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/alex-bellos-puzzles-perception-and-pool-tables/ 

2hr 34mins

24 Nov 2019

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Maths Appeal Ep 3 - Fractions & Decimals / Alex Bellos

Maths Appeal

Bobby and Susan get to grips with fractions and decimals, and Bobby's puzzle this week features his fashion icon, the Waistcoat Wearer Gareth Southgate. Our guest is maths writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos - the self-styled 'foreign correspondent of maths' - who chats to Susan about the power of storytelling and why maths is not as geeky as it used to be. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

29mins

30 Dec 2018

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Can Yule Solve My Problems? - Alex Bellos

The Secrets of Mathematics

In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. Alex is the Guardian’s puzzle blogger as well as the author of several works of popular maths, including Puzzle Ninja, Can You Solve My Problems? and Alex’s Adventures in Numberland.

48mins

13 Dec 2017

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Can Yule Solve My Problems? - Alex Bellos

The Secrets of Mathematics

In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. Alex is the Guardian’s puzzle blogger as well as the author of several works of popular maths, including Puzzle Ninja, Can You Solve My Problems? and Alex’s Adventures in Numberland.

48mins

13 Dec 2017

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Can You Solve My Problems?: Alex Bellos on a puzzling history

The Book Club

With Alex Bellos, author of 'Can You Solve My Problems?'Presented by Sam Leith

26mins

28 Nov 2016

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Alex Bellos

Book Shambles

Season 3 of Book Shambles kicks off with Robin and Josie joined by mathematician, author and Pelé biographer, Alex Bellos with talk of football, Feynman, Euclid, reader offers in 1970s comic books and a whole lot more.

51mins

9 Jun 2016

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Episode 41: Alex Bellos

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We chat to Alex Bellos this week. You must have seen his popular maths book (illustrated by SRS guest Andy Riley); Alex's Adventures in Numberland is everywhere at the moment. But is maths really that interesting? How many loaves of bread does it take to change a bell curve? What's 'God's Number' and is it cheaper if you ring after 6pm? Alex computes the answers, while in an unexpectedly gothic twist, your hosts assemble an edible skeleton and pool their entire knowledge of Twilight. We have three copies of Alex's book to give away. Email us your address to stand a chance of winning one! Links: Alex Bellos (homepage) | Alex Bellos (Twitter) | Alex's illustrator Andy Riley when he was on this show | Alex's Adventures in Numberland (Amazon) | The science part: Rokicki's God's Number site | Drop us an email | or add us on Twitter | or buy a tape of this episode

26 Aug 2010