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 22m. Bisher sind 249 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes


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...


 2021-06-06  27m

episode 24: Sirtfood diet decoded with Prof Clare Collins

Dietician Professor Clare Collins gives this celebrity diet expert analysis. UK singer Adele claimed it transformed her (along with Pilates and a personal trainer). The diet is based on a group of proteins called "Sirtuins". Adele sang its praises but...


 2021-06-13  21m

episode 25: Collagen with prof Clare Collins

Celebrities often support pills, potions and creams that purport to make you look younger. What about dietary supplements for your skin ? Jennifer Aniston became the face of one brand’s collagen campaign recently. Is there any science in it ?...


 2021-06-20  19m

episode 26: Biodiversity GZero with Alana Burton

Dr Karl meets a PhD student studying frogs on Australia's East Coast. Many species are on the edge of extinction. Frogs living on the fringe of human habitations are most at risk. So how best can we best care for biodiversity ?  


 2021-06-27  20m

episode 27: Utes & Unis with Dr Richard Denniss

Budgets are economic planning documents. Spending will feed growth. Cuts cause shrinkages.  So what do Australian budgets say about the future ? Dr Karl asks economist Dr Richard Denniss' for his insights into the choices for 2022 and beyond....


 2021-07-04  18m

episode 28: Matthew Evans & Soil Symbiosis

At best, Earth is 1/3 soil. In recent years much has turned to dirt.  This too-little-reported extinction crisis threatens us all. Chef and Farmer Matthew Evans gives Dr Karl his insight on the inch-thick survival strategy that could save us. We...


 2021-07-11  28m

episode 29: Extreme Sailing with Lisa Blair

The fastest circumnavigation route by sea is via the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. It is also the most dangerous. Australian solo sailer, Lisa Blair,  has been there once already. She now is trying again . Dr Karl finds out why.


 2021-07-18  22m

episode 30: Gravitational Waves & Neutron Stars with Professor Susan Scott

In 2016 our observable universe officially added a new dimension : Gravitational waves. On that international LIGO team was an Australian theoretical physicist. Dr Karl talks with ANU distinguished professor Susan Scott about those observations and...


 2021-07-25  19m

episode 31: Gravitational Waves & Black Holes with Professor Susan Scott (248)

In 2015 our observable universe unofficially added a new dimension. Dr Karl talks with ANU Professor Susan Scott about why she had to keep the discovery of gravitational waves a secret. Also how gravitational waves are helping us understand black...


 2021-08-01  28m

episode 32: The INSPIRE-2 CubeSat incident

Dr Karl uncovers a truly Australian "Apollo 13" story . It includes a fishing line, amateur radio enthusiasts and a clever ground crew who "worked the problem". The mission was INSPIRE-2. Professor Eleanor Bruce and Professor Iver Cairns tell this...


 2021-08-08  26m