Series 2, Episode 10: LOCK AND KEY
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In this episode, Matt exposes false advertising in the Jigsaw Puzzle industry, Steve matches up what we know about the immune system, and Helen writes a new tune that fits an old song. If you like detail, have a listen. You’ll fit right in:
- 1:28 – Matt’s bit
- 19:23 – Steve’s bit
- 32:56 – Helen’s bit
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Corrections and clarifications:
- Harlekintiger on twitter has recommended this video by Howard Ho about “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” for another analysis of how it works and why it’s so catchy. We didn’t have time to go into as much detail as we would have liked, and this episode was already the longest of this series. Enjoy!
And here’s a heap of Unnecessary Detail from this episode:
- Matt thinks inside the box to investigate jigsaw pieces.
- What is “puzzle dust”?
- Karen Puzzles on YouTube.
- That recursive jigsaw puzzle, available now on Maths Gear.
- Karen’s review of that recursive jigsaw puzzle.
- See below for photos of the puzzle of Ancient Egypt made by Galt Toys – now discontinued.
- About T cells from Imperial College London.
- About B cells from British Society for Immunology.
- What is a Thymus?
- Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things Dot Tumblr Dot Com.
- Listen or download the original Stand Up Maths theme tune, by Howard Carter.
- Listen or download “Digits Are Forever” by Howard Carter and Helen Arney.
- Listen or download “Widely Digitally Delicate Primes (Digits Are Forever Remix)” by Howard Carter and Helen Arney.
- Howard does the music for loads of Doctor Who audio adventures made by Big Finish. They’re excellent!
- More from the Doctor Who wiki about Howard Carter (composer) who is not to be confused with Howard Carter (archaeologist).
- Howard is on twitter too.
- And here’s an entirely non-comprehensive and un-exhaustive list of new tunes added to old compositions. Find them on your music player or internet search engine of choice:
- We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Disney’s “Encanto” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Could It Be Magic by Barry Manilow, based on Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor Op 20.
- All By Myself by Eric Carmen, based on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18.
- Gounod’s “Ave Maria” aka Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de J.S. Bach, based on JS Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846.
- St Matthew Passion by JS Bach, which uses Lutheran hymn tune “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” sung by a children’s choir in the opening section, around 2-3 minutes in.
- Little Girl Blue, performed by Nina Simone, which she mixes with traditional song Good King Wenceslas in her introduction. The song is originally from the musical “Jumbo” by Rodgers and Hart, and although it doesn’t fit the brief very well it was half-remembering this song that inspired the whole writing process.
- West Side Story with songs by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
- Sweeney Todd with songs by Stephen Sondheim.
- For your convenience, here’s a YouTube playlist of songs and source material. Enjoy!
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