Shirtloads of Science

Dr Karl’s a curious optimist – a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, it’s never too late for a happy childhood.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 366 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 42 minutes


episode 1: The Kepler Mission Scientist

Dr Karl is joined by Dr Natalie Batalha


 October 20, 2016  17m

episode 2: The Kepler Mission Scientist: Part 2

Part Two reveals what happened when one, and then two (!!) of the Kepler Spacecraft reaction wheels went to lunch, how the news almost drove Dr Karl to whiskey, and how the engineers found a brilliant solution and continued on with Kepler Mission 2. A...


 October 30, 2016  20m

episode 3: The Open Source Malaria Project

Over 200 million people are infected with malaria every year. Dr Alice Williamson, research chemist, lecturer and science communicator at the University of Sydney talks to Dr Karl about her work with Open Source Malaria. This is a worldwide drug...


 November 6, 2016  21m

episode 4: The Quest for Longitude

Maritime history’s greatest scientific breakthrough was working out longitude, the distance (measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds) of how far a point is, either East or West, of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Dr Karl unravels this discovery...


 November 14, 2016  27m

episode 5: Science talk: Watering plants, the first night effect and talking to dogs

Dr Karl and Dr Alice put their heads together to discuss the latest research into well… all sorts of stuff! What do hairy leaves have to do with burning plants? Is Dr Karl’s fruit and veggie classification (serve it with ice-cream it’s a fruit,...


 November 20, 2016  20m

episode 6: Nutrition, Dietetics and Your Toilet Bowl

Colours of Good Health


 November 27, 2016  13m

episode 7: Science talk : Movie releases of a chemical kind, exercise and coffee

Dr Alice is back in the house for science chat and she’s got popcorn for Dr Karl! But wait, why? They are talking movies and the science behind knowing what’s going on in a film by measuring the chemicals released by the audience. Who knew there...


 December 4, 2016  16m

episode 8: Marine Biology Adventures

Marine biologist, diver and author Dr Helen Scales takes Dr Karl deep beneath the waves to share her passion for life in the ocean. Helen talks about her new book ‘Spirals in Time’ on the secret life of shells. Hear about ‘clacking’ oysters,...


 December 11, 2016  20m

episode 9: Science Talk

Green Sharks, roller coasters, spicy food and finches


 December 12, 2016  14m

episode 10: Space Historian

Self-described ‘professional space history nerd’ Amy Shira Teitel joins Dr Karl to talk about spaceflight before NASA in her book ‘Breaking the Chains of Gravity’. Hear about cutting edge rocket planes like the X-15 (and its surprising link...


 December 13, 2016  16m