Shirtloads Of Science

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Synopsis

Dr Karls a curious optimist a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, its never too late for a happy childhood.

Episodes

  • Trillion Dollar fix with Rowan Hooper (226)

    Trillion Dollar fix with Rowan Hooper (226)

    04/04/2021 Duration: 29min

    Imagine you have a trillion dollars to solve some really big problems. Things like climate change, disease and poverty. Dr Karl meets Rowan Hooper from the New Scientist, who has written about the economics of giant projects. They are more affordable,  some pay for themselves and some become more expensive the longer we do nothing. @rowhoop drkarl.com

  • Value of a Life with Richard Denniss (225)

    Value of a Life with Richard Denniss (225)

    28/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    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 merit.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summers_memo

  • Quarks, Leptons, Bosons and beyond with Professor Lewis (224)

    Quarks, Leptons, Bosons and beyond with Professor Lewis (224)

    21/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    When atoms were smashed, particle physics went nuts. The subatomic domain should describe everything but so many  pieces are missing. Dr. Karl and Professor Lewis look inside the atom in this podcast. So what the flip is subatomic particle physics ?  drkarl.com  

  • Particle Physics with Professor Lewis (223)

    Particle Physics with Professor Lewis (223)

    14/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    Our lives are governed by physics.  It is the science of matter and energy and without both we wouldn't be here. This past century we have discovered more about physics than ever before. Dr. Karl and Professor Lewis are going atomic in this podcast. So what the flip is particle physics ?  Drkarl.com

  • Affluenza with Richard Denniss (222)

    Affluenza with Richard Denniss (222)

    07/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    A disease has infected our civilisation. It is not a virus but we created it. Dr Richard Denniss calls it "Affluenza" and it may ruin everything if we don't fix it soon. @RDennisTwitter Curing Affluenza Drkarl.com

  • Electric Cars Downunder with Bridie Schmidt (221)

    Electric Cars Downunder with Bridie Schmidt (221)

    28/02/2021 Duration: 22min

    Australia is sunny and flat. It should be the perfect place for Electric Vehicles. So why are Australians so slow to buy them ? Dr Karl asks lead journalist, Bridie Schmidt,  from thedriven.io newsletter about the sluggish takeup downunder.  

  • The trip of a Lifetime with Professor Lewis (220)

    The trip of a Lifetime with Professor Lewis (220)

    21/02/2021 Duration: 22min

    Dr Karl has a thought experiment for Professor Lewis. What if you could travel at one Earth G (9.8 m/s^2). How far could you go in one human lifetime ? The answer and explanation will astound you. 

  • Infinity and Beyond with Dr Jessica Bloom (219)

    Infinity and Beyond with Dr Jessica Bloom (219)

    14/02/2021 Duration: 29min

    Boundless. Limitless. The concept of Infinity has been with us for millennia. Dr Jessica leads Dr Karl on some mind experiments to see how our finite minds comprehend the universal.  

  • Four diets compared with Professor Clare Collins (167)

    Four diets compared with Professor Clare Collins (167)

    07/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    Four popular diets.  Professor Collins gives two a conditional tick. It's Fast vs Mono vs Noom vs Charcoal. Can you pick the best ? Years of expertise sorts the dangerous from the reliable - rpt drkarl.com the conversation

  • How to save the world in 20 minutes (60)

    How to save the world in 20 minutes (60)

    31/01/2021 Duration: 21min

    Dr Karl takes up the challenge of saving the world . Joining him are fellow doctors Derek Muller and Petr Lebedev. All three are in the Science communication business. So how do we convince the world to act on climate change ?

  • Annie Handmer, Australias Space Diplomat

    Annie Handmer, Australia's Space Diplomat

    24/01/2021 Duration: 13min

    Specialist jobs are being created right now. Annie Handmer is ahead of the game as a "Space Diplomat". If junk from the sky kills your satellite or pollutes your land then space law applies. You need representatio. Who to call ? Discover how innovation and passion fuel a fresh generation of innovators.

  • White Drink Scams - Dr Nick Fuller lifts the lids with Dr Karl

    White Drink Scams - Dr Nick Fuller lifts the lids with Dr Karl

    17/01/2021 Duration: 25min

    A new drink category has sprung up in your supermarket. The Labels say "Milk" but what's really inside ? On the internet you'll find all kinds of nice things being said, but some of these products have hidden health hazards. Loss of bone mass, weight gain and bad cholesterol buildup are some of them. Others are lousy value for money. Doctor Nick lists the healthy and economical choices for every diet. @drnickfullerwww.intervalweightloss.com.au drkarl.com

  • Laughter is Infectious. Can we use it for good ? - with Alanta Colley ?

    Laughter is Infectious. Can we use it for good ? - with Alanta Colley ?

    10/01/2021 Duration: 21min

    International Health Workers witness daily tragedies . Sometimes they get sick too. Where are the science comedian without borders?  Meet Alanta Colley. With many tales to years abroad, she talks of the parasites she's been infected with,  those she's seen and read about. Does Dr Karl & Dr Alice test the formula "Tragedy+Time = Comedy". rpt  

  • Stand-up Mathematician, Matt Parker, on Monster Maths Mistakes

    Stand-up Mathematician, Matt Parker, on Monster Maths Mistakes

    03/01/2021 Duration: 29min

    When maths goes wrong in the real world , it can cost billions. Dr Karl quizzes Matt Parker on the mishaps with planes, bridges, drilling and PAC-MAN. From unboxing calculators for YouTube to why footballs should be donuts (if you believe the signs), this is Recreational Mathematics. A comedy of errors with some brilliantly told disaster stories. RPT drkarl.com  

  • The Secret Life of Stars part 2 (big ones) with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith (218)

    The Secret Life of Stars part 2 (big ones) with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith (218)

    27/12/2020 Duration: 22min

    Stars come in many sizes. Dr Karl visits the large and strange with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith. The professor and Dr karl wrestle with "the  Secret Life of Stars". drkarl  lisaharveysmith

  • The Secret Life of Stars with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith (217)

    The Secret Life of Stars with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith (217)

    20/12/2020 Duration: 27min

    How old is our sunlight ? What is our Sun made of ? Where do we rank in the stellar nursery ? Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith and Dr Karl wrestle with "The Secret Life of Stars". drkarl  lisaharveysmith

  • Future Universe History part 2 with Professor Lewis (216)

    Future Universe History part 2 with Professor Lewis (216)

    13/12/2020 Duration: 24min

    From star nurseries through physics and chemistry, the Kruszelnicki-Lewis explanation of the lot continue. Unashamedly from an Earthling perspective it is based on accepted 2020 theories. Professor Lewis confesses he's a Silurian.  www.geraintflewis.com http://drkarl.com

  • Future Universe History part 1 with Professor Lewis (215)

    Future Universe History part 1 with Professor Lewis (215)

    06/12/2020 Duration: 24min

    Dr Karl and Prof Lewis describe our universal beginnings  Where did we come from?  Where are we going? At a crossroad of Nordic and Celtic cultures this is the first part of a groundbreaking podcast. Universal Origins 101 http://drkarl.com www.geraintflewis.com

  • Black Hole Ergosphere with Professor Geraint Lewis (214)

    Black Hole Ergosphere with Professor Geraint Lewis (214)

    29/11/2020 Duration: 25min

    Dr Karl has his mind blown by the Ergosphere. Black Holes reveal themselves as engine rooms of the Universe. Spinning Black Holes add another dimension.  Who knew they spun? Who knew that made such a difference? Professor Geraint Lewis on the evolving science of darkness.  www.geraintflewis.com http://drkarl.com

  • Value of Life with Professor Richard Denniss (213)

    Value of Life with Professor Richard Denniss (213)

    22/11/2020 Duration: 32min

    Covid-19 has sparked global debate about the balance between commerce and the cost of health care. Does a life have a price ?  If so, what is it ?  Economist, Richard Denniss, talks Dr Karl through the Australian Government budget papers where a dollar value is listed. ( Note this varies around the world)  drkarl.com

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