Today's episode from 17th September 2021. Coming up: How might algebra help get chicken back into Nando's? We take a look at how mathematicians are working out a way to solve the UK’s supply chain crisis. After that, you’ve probably heard this advice before: “The best thing you can do for your productivity is to say no more often.” Well we’ve got a productivity method you can try this weekend which could change your life, at work and outside of it. The calculations behind filling supermarket shelves are dizzyingly complex – but it all starts with the x and y you know from school. Michael Brooks explains all in the Guardian. This instalment of Nir and Far is short but packed with sharp advice on how to improve our balance of tasks at work. Nir Eyal delves all you can do to 'schedule sync', a practice that helps you think about your work in terms of time and not volume. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.