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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 18 hours 42 minutes


episode 31: Gene Therapy with Professor Alexander (346)

Gene therapies are being approved for a growing number of conditions. Professor Alexander talks to Dr Karl about how they work and the decades of testing to make them safe.


 2023-07-30  31m

episode 32: Star Shine with Kirsten Banks (348)

PhD student Kirsten Banks takes Dr Karl on a deep journey towards a new candle standard. Stellar seismology and the search for exoplanets may make galactic maps more accurate.  


 2023-08-06  26m

episode 33: Fusion Power with Professor Wilson (349)

Meet a scientist working to build and test a fusion power plant. Fusion Professor Howard Wilson has intimate knowledge of plasma - the stuff inside stars - and what is needed to safely contain it on earth.   


 2023-08-13  22m

episode 34: Starry Gravity with Professor Lewis (350)

Will 2023 be the year that we both see and feel more gravity waves? Dr Karl probes Prof Lewis about what is so exciting linking LIGO with Pulsars.


 2023-08-21  19m

episode 35: Night Sky Lights with Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith (351)

Auroras, fireballs and space junk. They are all visible.   Prof Lisa and Dr Karl discuss how and where you might spot them. Also, how you can get your name into space.


 2023-08-27  22m

episode 36: Green Chemists Paul Anastas & John Warner (352)

Dr Karl meets two Green Chemists. For 30 years they have been encouraging sustainable and cleaner chemical processes.     


 2023-09-03  26m

episode 37: Cosmic Ripples with Professor Davis (353)

Professor Davis and Dr Karl delve into the universal tensions and cosmic ripples.  Are there frozen clumps at regular intervals leading back to the Big Bang?


 2023-09-10  25m

episode 38: Tyre Chemistry with Dr Linda (354)

Meet tyre nerd and chemist Dr Linda Mitchell. She works in stewardship - trying to improve our recycling of rubber.  How many old Australian tyres are exported and burned each year? Way too many and Dr Mitchell knows how we can do better.  


 2023-09-17  23m

episode 39: Busting big nicotine with Dr King (355)

The story of how a local oncologist took a pledge against Big Tobacco to the United Nations and had it passed. Dr Karl talks with Dr Bronwyn King about her crusade against the merchants of preventable disease through tobacco-free portfolios.  ...


 2023-09-24  25m

episode 40: Soot and Seaweed with Prof. Tuthill + Tiahni Adamson

Stars & Cows with astrophysicist Prof Peter Tuthill & Wildlife Conservation Biologist Tiahni Adamson (356)  


 2023-10-01  25m