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 359 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 22 hours 13 minutes


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...


 December 1, 2019  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...


 December 8, 2019  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...


 December 15, 2019  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...


 December 29, 2019  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...


 January 5, 2020  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...


 January 12, 2020  25m

episode 44: Walking After Eating with Kyra Sim

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


 January 19, 2020  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.


 January 26, 2020  19m

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

Dr Karl with Prof Claire Collins


 February 2, 2020  20m