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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 18 hours 42 minutes


episode 1: Ethical Food with Professor McClements RPT

Eating ethically may become compulsory. If climate change escalates as estimated, carbon-intensive animals and crops may need to be rationed. Food scientist, Professor David Julian McClements, is optimistic that solutions may be at hand. Could we...


 2023-01-01  23m

episode 2: Value of a Life with Richard Denniss RPT

Covid19 is revealing stark truths. The preservation of human life is both economic and cultural. Is there a better path ? Dr Karl discusses the value of a human life with Australian economist Dr. Richard Denniss. Both sides of the balance sheet have...


 2023-01-08  24m

episode 3: Eat your way to Happiness with Professor Collins RPT

Research is showing that "Happy" meals are real. Not only do you feel better at the dinner table, those  feelings are long lasting. Also you can amplify the good effects by how you dine. Spoiler Alert - fast food is not the answer....


 2023-01-15  16m

episode 4: 60,000 years of stargazing with Kirsten Banks RPT

Kirsten Banks recently graduated from Sydney University. She has a deep passion for space and astronomy and writes on her twitter page "I won't be the next Brian Cox, I will be the first Kirsten Banks proud wirajuri woman ". Discover an entirely...


 2023-01-22  24m

episode 5: Galactic Archaeology with professor Lewis RPT

Prof Geraint Lewis takes you back to the birth of our stars. He uses Optic fibres, Robotic observations, Grisms, Hermes and Galah. It all happens at the AAT using 2DF. All these terms are explained wonderfully. This is the art of looking at what's not...


 2023-01-29  24m

episode 6: Museum Science with Dr. Barker

Is fair pay for workers a modern idea? How about sustainable agriculture ? A Sydney museum has artifacts to show these are ancient concepts from far away. Should they be sent home? Dr Karl discusses the merits of archaeological repatriation with Dr....


 2023-02-05  30m

episode 7: Synthetic Biology with Professor Claudia Vickers (323)

AI is hardware-based. It runs on electrons.  Synthetic biology is where Biotech meets IT. It will revolutionise manufacturing & automation. Is a simultaneous Green & IT revolution on its way? Professor Claudia Vickers tells us more.


 2023-02-12  28m

episode 8: Skeptic Success with Claire Klingenberg

"Alternative facts" ? Claire Klingenberg is an expert at debunking such things. In Europe she engages, listens and changes hardened conspiracy and "woo" theorists. She is the Chair of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations and shares her...


 2023-02-19  25m

episode 9: Rocket Science 21C with Bradley Perrett

NASA vs Space X vs Virgin vs China vs Russia. Today's Space Race is multi-dimensional and growing. Australia is about to start its own program. Dr Karl talks with space journalist Bradley Perrett about the road ahead.  


 2023-02-27  17m

episode 10: Sino Lunar missions with Bradley Perrett

China has a Lunar landing program. It is as ambitious as NASA was in 1969. Dr Karl probes Space journalist Bradley Perrett on how soon we might see Chinese craft on the moon.


 2023-03-05  14m