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Dr Karl Podcast

ABC (Australia)

Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lucy Smith and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!

Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lucy Smith and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lucy Smith and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!

Twitter:

@doctorkarl

Language:

English

Contact:

1300 0555 36


Episodes

Bionic humans, floaters, eye transplants

7/28/2021
Why do bones stop growing? Why does having to pee take over all your thoughts? What would happen if you microwaved a human being? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with guest host Tyrone Pynor.

Duration:00:37:26

Black holes, blue tongues and gagging

7/21/2021
How realistic are alternate realities? Why does sleeping with a quilt on make us have bad dreams? Could we survive on a desert island with only corn to eat? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:38:37

Diamonds, inbred animals, climate change

7/14/2021
Why hasn't any other being evolved to have human-level intelligence and consciousness? Why do your teeth move during pregnancy? Is climate change effecting the temperature of the core of earth? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:38:16

Brain freeze, ocean fire, fingers

7/7/2021
Do birds recognise humans? What is brain freeze? How do we find dinosaur bones? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:41:35

Science of movies special!

6/30/2021
Dr Karl takes on your movie science questions on triple j mornings, with host Lucy Smith and science communicator Petr Lebedev. Spoiler alert for the following films; Tenet, Interstellar, Inception, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Donnie Darko, The Wolverine, & the concept of zombies.

Duration:00:39:12

Space junk, pain, jump scares

6/23/2021
Do flavours "get to know each other" when cooking? Why do tattoos survive cell regeneration? What's the science behind grief? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Joe Khan.

Duration:00:34:52

Dog dreams, break-ups, manifestation

6/16/2021
When do babies get nightmares? What would the world be like without The Industrial Revolution? Why is the last sip of coffee always cold? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Joe Khan.

Duration:00:37:45

Intergenerational trauma, adult circumcision and walking on cold floor

6/9/2021
Why does hair retain the smell of smoke? How does intermittent fasting work? Why do we speed up when overtaking? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:35:02

Indigenous astronomy, monstrous burps, animal milk

6/2/2021
Do chickens have feelings? Can you make custard from platypus milk? Where did Indigenous people get their calcium before cows? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Corey Tutt from Deadly Science, Karlie Noon from Sydney Observatory and host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:39:09

Solar flares, sailors delight, planes in rain

5/26/2021
Are "dog years" a scientific fact? Is it more efficient to walk up stairs two at a time? Why do my hands tingle after using my sander? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:35:13

Megalodons, cat allergies, hazel eyes

5/20/2021
Why do hazel eyes change colour? Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? Why am I allergic to certain cats? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:29:40

Spanish Flu, earworms, motion sickness

5/13/2021
What makes hair go curly? How can you stop wrinkles? Do shorter people use more energy then tall people? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:35:02

Headaches, bungee cords, beards

5/6/2021
Why does coffee effect people differently? Can you train your pain thresholds? Why do my legs twitch when I sleep? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:37:21

Cheese dreams, fasting, strong bones

4/29/2021
Is any multi-vitamin juice good for you? Does drinking milk gives you acne? Does eating cheese give some people nightmares? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Clare Collins, Laureate Professor in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, and host Tyrone Pynor.

Duration:00:42:25

Earworms, Christmas Lights and Itches

4/22/2021
Are dogs mouths cleaner than ours? What are we looking at when we look at a planet? And what is actually going on at 'Magnetic Hill'? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Abby Butler.

Duration:00:38:15

The fourth dimension, rogue hairs, wild vegetables

4/14/2021
What is a stitch? Why do we grow random long hairs? Can we eat boogers? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Abby Butler.

Duration:00:38:34

Doppelgängers, daylight savings, eye colour

4/7/2021
How long could we live without the sun? Why do my veins swell in the heat? When will Mars settlers be called Martians? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:38:46

Nose yoga, ice cubes, time travel

3/31/2021
Why don't plastic containers dry properly? Do ball sacks have tastebuds? Why did my glass door explode? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:38:54

Flood water, shopping trollies, cat purring

3/24/2021
Will Australia be underwater in the future? Could you cook a chicken with body heat? Why are electric kettles so loud? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:39:02

Ducks, body clocks, dinosaurs

3/17/2021
How does the brain deal with anxiety? Do ducks like the rain? Could you scream in space? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.

Duration:00:39:38