The Tortured Genius (with James Grime)

Sunday 28th October, 2012

James Grime, “resident tamed mathematician” of The Enigma Project and past guest, returns to the show to discuss the cliché of depicting scientists as tormented by their own vast intellects.

Can 2 + 2 = 5?; Good Will Hunting; George Dantzig; Walter Pitt; William Sidris; Srinivasa Ramanujan; 21; card counting; savants; Fermat's last theorem; Gauss.

Some links from the end of the show:


  • Radiohead – 2 + 2 = 5
  • MGMT – Time to Pretend
  • The Notwist – This Room

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