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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 23 hours 59 minutes


episode 20: Prof Holmes & the COVID-19 Origin (289)

Virologists now agree on the area where the COVID-19 epidemic began in Wuhan, China. Dr Karl asks Professor Holmes how they arrived at this conclusion and the photos he took of the site before the outbreak began.   


 May 15, 2022  31m

episode 21: Four ingredients for Health with Prof. Clare Collins

Dietetics Professor Collins has found four ingredients to improve our health. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare and natural. She has even road tested recipes to try. 


 May 22, 2022  23m

episode 22: Babylon spreadsheets with Dr Daniel Mansfield (291)

Babylonian clay tablets are not always as they seem. What looked like a Pythagorean spreadsheet turned out to be much more. An Australian mathematician has applied his rural experience and research skills to reveal links to social changes 4,000 years...


 May 29, 2022  27m

episode 23: Sleep with Professor Siobhan Banks

There are many sleep myths.  Dr Karl clears up some with sleep researcher Professor Banks. So are there links between bad sleep and inflammatory disease?


 June 5, 2022  27m

episode 24: Jupiter with Professor Geraint Lewis

Jupiter is a huge planet. It is more than twice as massive as all the others combined. So what stops it from catching fire and becoming a star ? Professor Lewis describes the physics of gassy giants.


 June 12, 2022  24m

episode 25: A Gambler's Mind with Dr Tobias-Webb

What keeps gamblers in the game?  How many wins? Not as many as you think. Sociologist Dr Tobias-Webb explains to Dr Karl why some imagine they are on a winning streak when they are not - and the technology exploiting these beliefs.  A...


 June 19, 2022  29m

episode 26: Quantum Computing with Professor David Reilly

All our computers are obsolete - theoretically. On the horizon are superfast devices operating close to the speed of light at the extremity of the limits of physics. This is the world of Professor David Reilly. Dr Karl gets a glimpse of the Quantum PC.


 June 26, 2022  32m

episode 27: Forensic Psychology with Associate Professor Helen Paterson (296)

Forensic science explores physical evidence at a crime scene. So what does forensic psychology add? Can behavioural patterns be left at crime scenes? Associate Professor Paterson explains this new field to Dr Karl. 


 July 3, 2022  23m

episode 28: Testing the BMI with Dr Nick Fuller

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a universal health tool. Dr Karl and Dr Nick delve into its past and why it still is an indicator of good health despite many shortcomings.   


 July 10, 2022  24m

episode 29: Is fasting a fad with Dr Nick Fuller (298)

The good news for intermittent fasters is that cutting calories reduces your weight. The bad news? Shorter eating windows may have no effect on your long-term health.   


 July 17, 2022  22m