The (Drag) Queen Of Mathematics : Short Wave Kyne is the stage name of Kyne Santos, a drag queen math communicator. The former Canada's Drag Race contestant posted her first video explaining a math riddle in full drag on TikTok during the pandemic.

Since then Kyne's math videos, under the username @onlinekyne, have have attracted 1.2 million followers and generated 33.2 million likes. Kyne talks to host Emily Kwong on how to present math to the masses – and about bringing STEM to the drag scene.

Check out Kyne's TikTok videos: tiktok.com/@onlinekyne

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

The (Drag) Queen Of Mathematics

The (Drag) Queen Of Mathematics

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Kyne is a drag queen math communicator who explains math concepts and riddles on TikTok. Justin Atkins hide caption

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Justin Atkins

Kyne is a drag queen math communicator who explains math concepts and riddles on TikTok.

Justin Atkins

Kyne is the stage name of Kyne Santos, a drag queen math communicator. The former Canada's Drag Race contestant posted her first video explaining a math riddle in full drag on TikTok during the pandemic.

Since then Kyne's math videos, under the username @onlinekyne, have have attracted 1.2 million followers and generated 33.2 million likes. Kyne talks to host Emily Kwong on how to present math to the masses – and about bringing STEM to the drag scene.

Check out Kyne's TikTok videos.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye and edited by Stephanie O'Neill. Katherine Sypher checked the facts.