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 370 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 2 hours 7 minutes



 January 2, 2021  22m

episode 1: Nuyina - Australia's new Antarctic Traveller

Australia has a new Antarctic Vessel. Jono Reeve takes Dr Karl on a virtual tour of the features of the RSV Nuyina. 


 January 2, 2022  22m

episode 2: Stellar Lifecycles #1 with Professor Lewis

For some stars, life begins at 10 billion years. Professor Lewis leads Dr Karl on a trillion year expedition from birth to a young adult expanding universe. The first part of a fascinating journey in time, space and consciousness. 


 January 9, 2022  21m

episode 3: Stellar Lifecycles #2 with Professor Lewis

What colour is our Sun? (or Sol as local folks call it). How long will it stay that way?  Professor Lewis resumes his fascinating journey in time space and consciousness. We pick up where things are now and go forward to the end. How does it all...


 January 16, 2022  19m

episode 4: Electricity & electrons in a wire with Professor Lewis (273) with Professor Lewis

Electricity is a great foundation for sustainable energy but Dr Karl discovers how little he knows about the physics of electrons. We all have much to learn about the source of power from Professor Lewis.  


 January 23, 2022  29m

episode 5: Probiotics and Prebiotics with Professor Collins (274)

Every week new supplements are announced and promoted. Some can be useful additions to your diet but what about probiotics and prebiotics ?  Dietetics professor Collins explains what they claim, what is in them and if they help.  


 January 30, 2022  35m

episode 6: Electricity & Magnetism with Professor Lewis

We are counting on an electrified future to cut carbon emissions. Greener futures, as we plan them,  depend on electricity and electro-magnetism. Dr Karl explores the physics of electricity and generators with Professor Lewis.


 February 6, 2022  20m

episode 7: Omicron & Beyond with USYD Prof Holmes

2022 looked safe -then it wasn't . Dr Karl investigates with University of Sydney Prof Eddie Holmes. He was the first western source of the Wuhan genome. How could Omicron fool the world?  How can we avoid being fooled again?   


 February 13, 2022  21m

episode 8: The Antikythera Mechanism with Dr. Andronis

The Antikythera Mechanism is a portable planetarium from Ancient Greece. It is 2200 years old and the first known analog computer. Dr. Nick Andronis built one. The front shows the zodiac position of the first 5 planets, sun, moon phase and...


 February 20, 2022  22m

episode 9: Stolen Focus with Johann Hari

Is attention-loss corroding civilisation? When we we fail to comprehend, are we putting ourselves at risk ? Dr Karl sharpens his focus on the research of Johann Hari and his new book 'Stolen Focus'.


 February 27, 2022  33m