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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 21 hours 27 minutes


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...


 April 4, 2021  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...


 April 11, 2021  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...


 April 18, 2021  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.  


 April 25, 2021  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.  


 May 2, 2021  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...


 May 9, 2021  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.


 May 16, 2021  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...


 May 23, 2021  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.


 May 30, 2021  26m

episode 23: Journey into a Nucleus with Professor Lewis

What is inside the heart of an atom ? Why does it stay together ? The relative dimensions of atoms are huge - Imagine a fly in a cathedral (the fly is a nucleus). Professor Lewis takes Dr Karl on a journey to the center of matter as we know...


 June 6, 2021  27m