The Simpsons’ Secret? It’s Written by Math Geeks
For 25 seasons, The Simpsons writers have been smuggling math onto Americans’ TV screens. Author Simon Singh helps Ira decode the show’s numberplay, while former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen remembers how he helped Homer solve Fermat’s Last Theorem (sort of).
Simon Singh is a science journalist and author of The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Codebreaking (Fourth Estate, 1999) in London, England.
David X. Cohen is the executive producer of Futurama and former writer for The Simpsons, based in Los Angeles, California.
Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.