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. https://drkarl.com/

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 22m. Bisher sind 249 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

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episode 36: Dr Karl's Random AR Road Trip with Dr Bernie


Dr Bernie probes the Augmented Realities inside Dr Karl's new book. Are the 3D animations impressive ?  Do the walking, talking virtual Karls look amazing on her phone ? Is this the new frontier in science publishing ?


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 2019-11-24  9m
 
 

episode 37: Our most important Sex Organ with Dr Amee Baird


What controls our sex life ? Dr Amee Baird has a tremendous insight into this. As a clinical neuropsychologist, she has studied many people whose sexual behaviour suddenly changed. It remains a taboo subject for many, and so she has written a...


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 2019-12-01  31m
 
 

episode 38: Greening the Reef to save the fish with Dr Daniela Ceccarelli


Marine Biologist Dr. Daniela Ceccarelli has been studying the Great Barrier reef for around 20 years. She lives and works there and has uncovered some of the complex relationships between seaweed, algae, fish and coral. One of her surprising...


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 2019-12-08  26m
 
 

episode 39: Fasting - Just another Fad ? Dr Nick Fuller investigates (164)


Dr Nick Fuller investigates the claims behind fasting diets and why today, most of us will end up where we started and feeling Hangry. He and Karl go through a recent study to show how deceptive it can be. It's not willpower that lets us down but...


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 2019-12-15  20m
 
 

episode 41: Australian Bird Bonding with Prof. Gisela Kaplan


Guardian Australia's 2017 bird of the year was the Magpie. They are notorious for swooping and pecking bike riders so why are they so popular ? Dr Karl joins Prof Kaplan in the cradle of bird life. Australia saved the birds and some of the smartest...


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 2019-12-29  17m
 
 

episode 42: Shark spotting with drones


Dr Karl and AI expert Dean Blumenstein from UTS Sydney discuss the application of drones being deployed on Australian beaches. Can deep learning improve on helicopter surveillance ? Could a drone save someone faster than lifeguards ? How safe in are...


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 2020-01-05  17m
 
 

episode 43: Our Ice Ages (repeat 113) Tas Van Ommen


We are officially in an interglacial period - between ice ages. Dr Karl talks with Australian Glaciologist Dr Tas van Ommen about the times when Ice sheets were a kilometre thick. What caused them and how long did they last. Understanding our...


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 2020-01-12  25m
 
 

episode 44: Walking After Eating with Kyra Sim


Dr Kyra Sim treats takes Dr Karl through The benefits of exercise - after eating. @kyrasim


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 2020-01-19  15m
 
 

episode 45: Women who Measured the Stars with Dava Sobel


Author Dava Sobel tells Dr Karl the hidden history of the women who built modern astronomy.


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 2020-01-26  19m
 
 

episode 46: Ultra-Processed Foods and Drinks and the harm they do.


Dr Karl with Prof Claire Collins


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 2020-02-02  20m