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 308 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 1 hour 47 minutes


episode 25: Kate Cole on protecting yourself from Silicosis

Silicosis is a deadly lung condition. It is an occupational disease traditionally associated with stone masons and miners. Today new generations are at risk. From workers on infrastructure to home handy-persons cutting concrete, fine particles of...


 2019-09-08  24m

episode 26: NASA Flight Director Matt Abbott

July 2019 marked 50 years since the Apollo moon landing. Days later, Chris Kraft, a visionary behind Mission Control and Nasa's first flight director died aged 95. Dr Karl talks with Matt Abbott - a flight director for 40 shuttle missions. Matt...


 2019-09-15  21m

episode 28: Sand Talk with Tyson Yunkaporta

Dr Karl embraces Sand Talk. The first Australians have been exchanging complex concepts this way for 60,000 years. Climate Change and the nature of Time can both be discussed (in Sand Talk).Tyson Yunkaporta and Dr Karl share traditional wisdom and...


 2019-09-29  23m

episode 29: Vaccination Saves us with Dr David Isaacs

 Polio, smallpox, measles, whooping cough - the list goes on.  Vaccination has saved more human lives than other treatments. Dr David gives Dr Karl the facts on our biggest medical miracle - training our immune system to fight deadly invaders.


 2019-10-06  37m

episode 30: Life Out There - the new science of AstroBiology with Dr Rachel Brachman and Dr Michel Malaska

2019's Nobel Physics prize was shared by three Astrophysicists: Jim Peebles for his Big Bang cosmology plus Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of exoplanets. To discover life out there, we need Astrobiologists. Rocket propulsion...


 2019-10-13  15m

episode 31: What and where is Life?

The discovery of a planet beyond our solar system was rewarded with a share of the 2019 Nobel Physics Prize. Thousands more exoplanets have since been discovered but is there life out there? Rocket propulsion Scientist Dr Rachel Brachman and...


 2019-10-20  16m

episode 32: Fire Tornados - How Jason Sharples uses Maths to predict fire behaviour

Firestorms attacked Australia's Capital City in 2003. Four people died. Dr Karl meets Prof Jason Sharples. His analysis has altered the world's understanding of fire. In certain conditions fires jump, dance and then go their own way . ...


 2019-10-27  22m

episode 33: Unboiling an Egg with Colin Raston

How do you un-boil an egg?  A Professor of Chemistry showed what was possible and won an Ig-Nobel Prize. It's all about the structure of proteins and how you fold them. 


 2019-11-03  25m

episode 34: Space Archaeology with Dr Alice Gorman

Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the emerging field of space archaeology. So how do you create a job like that?  It begins with rubbish. Dr Alice takes Dr Karl back to the fundamentals of preservation and how to sort...


 2019-11-10  27m

episode 35: The Thai Cave rescue with hero anaesthetist Dr Richard Harris (160)

2019's Australian of the Year Award was most unusual, shared between two extraordinary people - Veterinary Surgeon, Craig Challen and Anaesthetist Richard Harris. They were pivotal in the rescue of a Soccer team trapped in a cave...


 2019-11-17  43m