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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 2 hours 7 minutes


episode 21: Reionisation with Prof Lewis (337)

Too hot for synthesis ? Too cool to stick ? The early universe is a bog for electrons . Dr Karl gets the latest on Dwarfs vs Dwarves with Prof Lewis.


 May 21, 2023  27m

episode 22: Radio Stars with Dr Driessen

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


 May 28, 2023  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.


 June 4, 2023  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.  


 June 11, 2023  25m

episode 25: Healthy Chewing with Professor Collins

Healthy eating begins in the mouth.  How much should you chew food?   What sized bites are best? Can Dental Health affect your gut?  Dr Karl masticates these topics with Dietetics Professor Collins.  


 June 19, 2023  24m

episode 26: Sunscreen Science with Geoff Mutton (342)

What is the best way to protect your skin? Dr Karl seeks ground truths from an industrial chemist. Is it all in the science of drying paint ?


 June 25, 2023  27m

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 ?  


 July 2, 2023  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 Liknaitsky and acclaimed author Heather Rose discuss the possibilities and complexities....


 July 9, 2023  20m

episode 29: Hormones with Dr Vavrek (345)

Around 20 years ago a worldwide hormone scare took hold. Was it a media beat-up?  Dr Natasha Vavrek takes Dr Karl through the experiment that caused it and numbers that were misreported. Today HRT is called MHT and is safe again.


 July 16, 2023  24m

episode 30: Net Zero with Aussie Research (347)

Nature needs our help to beat global warming. Dr Karl consults Prof D'Alessandro about her team's work to pull carbon out of the air using solar power.    


 July 23, 2023  26m