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.


episode 50: Coral Health with Dr. Wachenfeld (317)

The world's largest coral reef is in trouble. Chief Scientist for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Dr Wachenfeld, talks with Dr Karl about what he is seeing. Twenty five years ago waves of hot water were first measured. They continue with intensity....


 December 11, 2022  28m

episode 51: Mars #1 with Dr Adrian Brown (318)

While planet earth was in Covid lockdown, a NASA spacecraft left for Mars. Perseverance ("Percy" to its friends)  is on a mission to unlock planetary secrets. Dr Adrian Brown gives Dr Karl the latest news from the Martian surface.


 December 18, 2022  17m

episode 52: Mars #2 with Dr Adrian Brown

On the surface of Mars, the NASA Perseverance Rover is bottling rocks to be returned to Earth. How will they get back? Why are the samples so valuable? Dr Brown, Australian Scientist with the mission, has the latest news in the second part of his...


 December 25, 2022  16m