Samuel Hansen

Podcasts, SciComm, and Mathematics

I am the Director and Podcast Producer at ACMEScience.com, mathematician, and general internet gadabout. I created and host the mathematical interview show Strongly Connected Components, went on and on about fights from the history of science in Science Sparring Society, and covered breaking mathematical news with Peter Rowlett on Math/Maths. My favorite creation though is the twice Kickstarted series Relatively Prime which tells the best stories from the mathematical domain. Here is my resume if you want to take a look.

On a more personal note I spend what free time I have free time riding and fixing my bikes, playing and watching, soccer, brewing and roasting decaffeinated coffee, and listening to as many podcast as I can, at 2X with SmartSpeed turned on.

I have given talks to every level of audience from researchers to high schoolers in two countries. I take pride in my ability to take highly technical material and make it understandable to a non-technical audience. I also give talks to mathematicians and scientists about how to use storytelling and podcasting to communicate their work.

I am the producer of multiple podcasts ranging from phone/Skype and on-location interviews to panel discussions and live recordings to multi-voice stories and scripted segments. Reaper and Audition have been my primary editing suites, but I have done work in Hindenburg and Pro Tools. I also consult on the creation and marketing of podcasts and am always available to help troubleshoot technical issues.

My graduate work was in pure mathematics, with an emphasis in graph theory. The research I conducted focused on edge-labelings in graph theory leading to a paper with Ebrahim Salehi, *Zero-Sum Magic and Null Sets of Planar Graphs*, published in the **Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and
Combinatorial Computing 72(55-64)** and a much expanded Masters Thesis of the same title.