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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 23 hours 54 minutes


episode 13: Value of a Life with Richard Denniss

Covid19 is revealing stark truths. The preservation of human life is both economic and cultural. Is there a better path ? Dr Karl discusses the value of a human life with Australian economist Dr. Richard Denniss. Both sides of the balance sheet have...


 2021-03-28  24m

episode 14: Trillion Dollar fix with Rowan Hooper (2XX)

Imagine you have a trillion dollars to solve some really big problems. Things like climate change, disease and poverty. Dr Karl meets Rowan Hooper from the New Scientist, who has written about the economics of giant projects. They are more...


 2021-04-04  29m

episode 15: Future Universe History 3 with Professor Lewis

The Kruszelnicki-Lewis sagas continue. The Future History part 3 is Unashamedly from an Earthling perspective it is based on accepted current theories. Professor Lewis confesses he's a Silurian.  For completists "Future Universe History' parts...


 2021-04-11  25m

episode 16: Future Universe History part 4 with Professor Lewis

"Falling towards Virgo" is a big something . Our galactic future  is wrapped up in  it  (according to current physics).  Prof Lewis leads Dr Karl  through our projected future. Also tips on how to spot Geraint's personal...


 2021-04-18  23m

episode 17: Future Universe History part 5 with Professor Lewis

What happens when the temperature seriously drops? Will "Dead Star" be more than a David Bowie album? Are protons the new Time lords? How Cool is a cool Universe ? Proessor Lewis updates Dr Karl on what the end of time miht look like.  


 2021-04-25  21m

episode 18: Muons matter with Professor Lewis

When subatomic particles make news, Dr Karl and Professor Lewis are ready to help. The "chubby electron" has been neglected for decades, so why the fuss ? By popular request here is a special episode dedicated to why muons matter.  


 2021-05-02  28m

episode 19: Dr Karls' Deepest interview with Tim Macdonald

An interview with one of the pilots of a 10.9 km dive into the Mariana Trench. It is deeper than Everest is high . The two-seat submersible is capable of withstanding huge forces and Dr Karl discusses the extreme physics and engineering needed to...


 2021-05-09  26m

episode 20: Best Diets with Dr Nick Fuller

Dr Karl visits Dr Nick for an analysis of the latest diets. In Covid times it is harder to stay in shape. Dr Fuller talks through the basics and what we can do to make healthy changes that last.


 2021-05-16  28m

episode 21: Corals Classified with Sage Fitzgerald

Taxonomy is how science classifies life. Sage Fitzgerald is a coral taxonomist and in  this episode she schools Dr Karl on how it works. They discuss the phoenix project and the chase for new coral species and news from the Great Barrier...


 2021-05-23  22m

episode 22: Keto vs Carbs with Dr Nick Fuller

Dr Karl visits Dr Nick to compare two currently popular diets - the Low carbohydrate and the Ketogenic diet. . Dr Fuller talks through the basics of both and and what you can do to make lasting healthy changes.


 2021-05-30  26m