One of my favourite places for finding good mathematics in the media is *In Our Time* on Radio 4, a programme hosted by Melvin Bragg. Each week, he picks a topic (from a very wide range of subjects) and discusses it with experts for forty-five minutes. Properly. Without avoiding the difficult bits, even when it’s maths. Which I really like. On the 24th September, he discussed the famous dispute between Newton and Leibniz about who came up with calculus first. You can still listen to the programme online. Not a huge amount of maths in this one, but jolly interesting nonetheless. (You can probably listen to the other mathematical programmes in the archives too.)

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