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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episode 30: Medical Cannabis with Dr Bahceci

Medicinal use of cannabis is a big deal. How many cannabinoid chemicals are there? How receptive is the human body? Can you drive a car after CB pain relief? The answers vary. Dr Karl and Dr Bahceci have the Australian science. Always check with your...


 July 24, 2022  20m

episode 31: Hydrogen with Dr Fiona Simon

So many earthly problems can be addressed- at least theoretically - with Hydrogen. Most involve switching from carbon but many engineering issues arise. We have never done this at scale.  Is Hydrogen the answer?  Dr Karl discusses a H2...


 July 31, 2022  25m

episode 32: Ice Cores with Dr Lenneke Jong

Near the South pole is a buried time machine. It can take us back to our Ice Ages . Dr Jong explains what it is and why science in Antarctica is crucial in understanding Climate Change.  


 August 7, 2022  20m

episode 33: Creatures with Professor Dieter Hochuli

Creatures surround us . All we have to do is look. Professor Dieter Hochuli shows us a living world right on our doorstep.


 August 14, 2022  30m

episode 34: Agreeing to Disagree

 Antisocial behaviour is increasing. Why ? Professor Arvanitakis dissects the problem and gives Dr Karl some practical solutions.


 August 21, 2022  25m

episode 35: Our biggest Space Telescope with Professor Lewis

There are more than a new set of lenses on the JWST. It has better eyes, a giant sun shield and a new brain. Professor Lewis helps Dr Karl interpret the astounding images coming from our Lagrange point.


 August 28, 2022  27m

episode 36: Monopoles & Inflation with prof Lewis

Monopoles and Inflation are Cosmic.  Professor Lewis shows Dr. Karl their theoretical universal origins. 


 September 4, 2022  21m

episode 37: Starbursts with Dr. Adele Goodwin

Their guts are called Nuclear Pasta. You need X-Ray space telescopes to capture their burps. Observations take kiloseconds. What kind of stellar monsters are inhabiting our galaxy? Dr Adele Goodwin gives Dr Karl an insight.


 September 11, 2022  30m

episode 38: Space Comms with Dr. Badri Younes

Space exploration needs good communication.  Dr. Karl grills NASA veteran Dr. Younes.


 September 18, 2022  23m

episode 39: New Covid Vaccines with Dr Steains

Could 2023 be the year we stopped the Covid ? Dr Karl meets a Sydney virologist working on this mission. Dr Megan Steain gives a viral history of the past three years and an outline of her project to develop better vaccines.  


 September 25, 2022  32m