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 350 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 18 hours 42 minutes


episode 33: The Universe has a Dark Side with Professor Geraint Lewis

Dr Karl probes Professor Lewis on the latest on Dark Matter. Is it evenly spread ? Are there Dark Halos ? Galactic contact - fact or fiction ? Big questions with the best answers we have at the moment. (Trigger Warning - ep includes Dark Light)  ...


 2020-09-20  27m

episode 34: When Black Holes collide with professor Geraint Lewis

We are learning more about Black Holes with the latest detection Technology. Prof. Geraint Lewis tells Dr Karl about how we found black hole twins, how we know they are not identical and what it means for Einstein's predictions. ...


 2020-09-27  23m

episode 35: Life on Venus ? with Dr. Bloom

Sixty years ago Venus was our twin - tropical but possibly Earth-like.  NASA's 1962  Mariner 2 mission blew that up . It showed Venus unfit for life - too hot with hostile chemistry. Glimmers of hope have recently appeared. Doctors Jess and...


 2020-10-04  20m

episode 36: The Brightest Stars with Professor Lewis

Which stars shine brightest ? Professor Geraint Lewis tells Dr Karl about the ultra-shiny heavenly objects he has found.


 2020-10-11  29m

episode 37: Simulation with Professor Lewis (208)

Is this real or a Simulation ? How much science and how much fiction is there in movies like the Matrix, Fantasia, Total Recall  or Dark Star? Is this a rehearsal ? How might we tell ? Dr Karl does a 2020 reality check with Professor Geraint...


 2020-10-18  25m

episode 38: Black Holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize with Professor Lewis

...and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to  - Black Hole Research - split three ways. 50% to Roger Penrose and his "robust prediction of  Einstein's general theory of relativity".  Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel shared the rest for...


 2020-10-25  25m

episode 39: Nanotech Food with Professor David Julian McClements

Could we feed a growing population, reduce greenhouse gases and improve sustainability at the same time? Professor David Julian McClements thinks so. He says nanotech foods have answers and they may even be healthier. Critics say , like GM crops,...


 2020-11-08  17m

episode 40: Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science

Bernie Hobbs guests Shirtloads to talk about "Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science " with Dr Karl.  His latest book has spiders, anuses and Black Holes. Nothing is off limits. It also includes pop-up Dr Karl holograms. Find out how.


 2020-11-09  19m

episode 42: Value of Life with Professor Richard Denniss

Covid-19 has sparked global debate about the balance between commerce and the cost of health care. Does a life have a price ?  If so, what is it ?  Economist, Richard Denniss, talks Dr Karl through the Australian Government budget papers...


 2020-11-22  32m

episode 43: Black Hole Ergosphere with professor Geraint Lewis

Dr Karl has his mind blown by the Ergosphere. Black Holes reveal themselves as engine rooms of the Universe. Spinning Black Holes add another dimension.  Who knew they spun? Who knew that made such a difference? Professor Geraint Lewis on the...


 2020-11-29  25m