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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 23 hours 59 minutes


episode 44: Cyber Society with Professor Genevieve Bell

Cybernetics meets anthropology - Professor Genevieve Bell loves blended disciplines. She is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist. She spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley. Her passion - making tech work better with humans and...


 October 31, 2021  28m

episode 45: Nobel Physics 2021 with Professor Tuthill (262)

The 60s, 70s and 80s was when their prize-winning work was done., Their modelling made "Groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems".  These Nobel physicists explored how to estimate climate changes with greenhouse...


 November 7, 2021  23m

episode 46: Planetary Climates close to home with Professor Tuthill

Venus and Mars may have once supported life. What went wrong? Professor Tuthill walks Dr Karl through the physics of changing climates on our neighbours. There are lessons for us Earthlings.  


 November 14, 2021  24m

episode 47: Covid & Comms with Professor Leask

Covid continues to test public health and communications. Our best explainers have put themselves in the front line to keep us safe. Some, including Professor Julie Leask, have been threatened. Dr Karl discusses why health professionals have been...


 November 21, 2021  27m

episode 48: Cannibal Stars with Professor Lewis

What happens when a star gets hungry? Could it eat another star? Cosmic cannibalism is a thing. 500 million years ago in a galaxy far, far away – to be precise, about 500 million light years away one of two stars gobbled the other. Professor Lewis...


 November 28, 2021  26m

episode 49: Static Electricity with professor Lewis (266)

A zap from a doorknob or a lightning bolt that sets fire to a forest, these events are notoriously unpredictable. If there is an imbalance of electric charge, a Static Electricity event "might" happen. Things like air humidity or microscopic...


 December 5, 2021  25m

episode 50: Primordial Black Holes with professor Lewis

In 1966, two Soviet cosmologists proposed the existence of primordial black holes. 55 years on, evidence mounts that these ancient bodies actually exist. They are the stem cells of the cosmos scattered on a universal matrix and may be pre-atomic....


 December 12, 2021  26m

episode 51: Forever Young with Dr Bloom

The diseases of ageing are already overwhelming health care facilities. In the decades ahead, our older populations will put even more pressure on health unless there are medical breakthroughs. These diseases are proving stubborn to medicate and cures...


 December 19, 2021  27m

 January 17, 2021  22m

episode 52: James Webb telescope with Dr Jessica Bloom

There were high hopes for the Hubble space telescope. Eventually they were realised with  pictures of galaxies beyond our widest visions. This century the James Webb  promises both time and space with a different universal perspective. Dr...


 December 27, 2021  21m