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A Problem Squared

Matt Parker (comedian and mathematician) and Bec Hill (comedian and not mathematician) have problems. They also have solutions. Not always in the correct ratio.

Nov 21, 2022

047 = If Bees Flew Your Weight and Honey Use-By Date

In this episode...

  • How many bees would it take to lift a person?
  • Does honey really have an infinite shelf life? 
  • Anddd some any other beesness! 
As always, if you've got a problem or a solution, hit us up on our website You can buy A Problem...

Nov 7, 2022

In THIS episode...
* What is the most interesting way to store books?
* How many years would you need to play the lottery to reach a net positive? 
* A-to-the-O-to-the-B
If you want to listen to Bec’s BBC podcast, 'Elon Musk vs Twitter' you can do that here:

Oct 24, 2022

In THIS episode...

* Can we increase the chance of catching the subway by walking to the nearest stop in the direction of travel? 

* How long is a New York Minute, really?

* And some serious jet lag. 

Thank you to everyone who sent in New York related questions! If you want to read more about Todd W. Schneider, you can...

Oct 10, 2022

In THIS episode...

* Which utility would be most useful on a utility belt? 

* How fast is the speed of smell?

* Matt comes one step closer to finding his stairs. 

* And, when does a plate become a bowl...decided?

IF you want to look as cool as Bec and Matt (and who doesn't) head on over to:

Sep 26, 2022

In this episode...

* We run the numbers on the 2002 hit song 'Year 3000'

* Why do all humans have nipples?

* And, A Problem Squared goes to New York City! 

If you happen to be in New York City at 4pm on Saturday the 8th of October, Matt will be performing with A Podcast of Unnecessary Detail. That's at Caveat Comedy...