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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 15 hours 17 minutes


episode 16: Quantum Computers with Dr Jessica

What are quantum computers? Dr Jessica explains the world of quantum and what to expect in the decades to come.  


 2023-04-16  29m

episode 17: Cosmic matching with Professor Lewis (333)

In dating shows there is always the promise of a perfect match. Can this idea be found in Astrophysics ? Dr Karl checks with Professor Lewis.    


 2023-04-23  28m

episode 18: The Five Kilo conundrum with Dr Nick

Why do popular weight loss programs fail just when you feel they should work ? Dr Nick applies science to a healthy body and has good news.   


 2023-04-30  24m

episode 19: Dark Mythbusting with Prof Lewis

Matter and Energy continue to raise shadowy questions in physics. Dr Karl tests some recent dark theories with Professor Lewis.


 2023-05-07  23m

episode 20: Car Energy with Dr Bjorn Sturmberg (336)

Electricity is how Australians get to 43% net zero by 2030. Transport must be part of that plan. Dr Sturmberg has been testing strategies to put electric cars on the grid, in the home and out in paddocks. Recorded in Dec 2022 information was correct then.


 2023-05-14  27m

episode 22: Radio Stars with Dr Driessen

Could a black hole photobomb a star? Dr Laura Driessen explains.


 2023-05-28  25m

episode 23: Astro Units with Dr Laura

How can we measure space? Dr Karl consults a Radio Astronomer on units. Please note: Star Wars and Hans Solo references included.


 2023-06-04  23m

episode 24: Wind Physics with Dr Rosemary

Wind-powered turbines are powerful machines. So why only three blades? Dr Rosemary gives Dr Karl an introduction to the engineering and physics of getting electricity from air currents.  


 2023-06-11  25m

episode 27: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, author, and speaker Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Dr Karl to talk about science communication. Today needs global action based on solid science like never before - so how to frame it ?  


 2023-07-02  15m

episode 28: Psychedelics and Therapy (344)

Australia has implemented laws to permit the use of some psychedelic drugs in strictly controlled circumstances. Psychedelics researcher Dr Paul Litnaitsky and acclaimed author Heather Rose discuss the possibilities and complexities....


 2023-07-09  20m