"In July of 2014, Persi Diaconis was a guest on the . 7th Avenue Project Podcast. Created by producer Robert Pollie, the 7th Avenue Project is a weekly radio show for the seriously curious.
Description: When he was 14, Persi Diaconis ran away from home to become one of the world’s great magicians. Now he’s a world-class mathematician, and his two professions have more in common than you might think. Persi and I had a very entertaining conversation about his careers in show biz and academe, covering topics such as: -His friendships with other magicians, including Ricky Jay, Randi and Dai Vernon -Some surprisingly profound mathematical card tricks -Why science needs statisticians -Duping others and being duped himself -Why he’s so secretive about his magic
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