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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes

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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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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.  


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 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.  


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 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...


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 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.


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 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...


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 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.


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 2021-05-30  26m