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Podcast Profile: Great Moments In Science

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249 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 6 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science phenomena • Human and animal behavior • Health and medicine • Space and cosmology • Environmental science • Food and drink • Technology and inventions • Historical scientific milestones • Quirky and unconventional science topics

This podcast, titled "Great Moments in Science," is a series hosted by Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, focusing on intriguing and often surprising scientific phenomena. The show spans a vast range of topics, delving into both well-known and obscure aspects of science. Common themes include the intricate workings of the human body, such as the biological mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, hangovers, immune system memory, and the surprising connection between brain and body temperature.

Listeners can also explore the natural world, from why insects are attracted to light to the unexpected ways trees sense their environment. Food science is another recurring topic, with episodes examining the science behind the "marijuana munchies," the dangers of green potatoes, and the quirky traditions like dunking biscuits. Space-related content features prominently, with episodes on gamma-ray bursts, the peculiarities of our solar system, and even the practical aspects of witnessing a solar eclipse.

The podcast often details cutting-edge scientific discoveries and technologies, discussing how ancient Neanderthal DNA might combat superbugs or the potential for artificial intelligence to translate thoughts into speech. Additionally, the series addresses practical, everyday science, exploring why dogs tilt their heads, the physics of snapping spaghetti, and the hidden complexities of face masks.

Not limited to purely scientific topics, the podcast sometimes includes cultural and social elements, exploring human-animal relationships or the societal impact of nukes. Overall, this podcast serves as a comprehensive and accessible resource for anyone interested in the multifaceted world of science, blending rigorous research with engaging storytelling to uncover the myriad wonders and oddities of scientific discovery.


Episodes:
Episode Image The Greatest Moment in Science
2023-May-23
29 minutes
Why the 'marijuana munchies' make you feel good
2023-May-16

Insects fly to the light
2023-May-09

Episode Image Dreaming a diagnosis with Dr Karl
2023-May-02

Episode Image Sniffing out disease with Dr Karl
2023-Apr-25

How tall is time? Well, it's all relative
2023-Apr-18

Episode Image The physics of dunking biscuits
2023-Apr-11

Episode Image Want to see an eclipse without travelling? You might be waiting a while
2023-Apr-04

Episode Image I do not like green eggs and ham... or potatoes?
2023-Mar-28

Episode Image Potentially poisonous potato no small fry
2023-Mar-21

Episode Image Of Mice and Milk
2023-Mar-14
5 minutes
Episode Image Avalanche under the sea
2023-Mar-07
7 minutes
A slip of the tongue
2023-Feb-28

Speaking your mind—with AI
2023-Feb-21

Athlete deaths—and COVID vaccines
2023-Feb-14

Neanderthal DNA kills superbugs
2023-Feb-07

Why hangovers happen, Part 2
2023-Jan-31

Why hangovers happen, Part 1
2023-Jan-24

Episode Image How to snap spaghetti: Pt 2
2023-Jan-17
5 minutes
Episode Image How to snap spaghetti: Pt 1
2023-Jan-10
5 minutes
Trees have senses too
2023-Jan-03
6 minutes
Trees are made from air
2022-Dec-27
6 minutes
Dark matter
2022-Dec-20
5 minutes
Elastin in our skin and body
2022-Dec-13

The number of humans ever born
2022-Dec-06

Why we wear masks—and the N95 is a good one, Part 2
2022-Nov-29

Why we wear masks—and the N95 is a good one, Part 1
2022-Nov-22

Nuclear war would be pointless
2022-Nov-15
8 minutes
Gamma ray bursters, Part 2
2022-Nov-08
7 minutes
Gamma ray bursters, Part 1
2022-Nov-01

Lifts and their new-fangled destination despatching
2022-Oct-25
7 minutes
Dogs 101—your canine companion
2022-Oct-18
6 minutes
Testes taste test
2022-Oct-11
6 minutes
Episode Image Close encounters of the asteroid kind
2022-Oct-04
6 minutes
Episode Image Why did Tonga's huge volcanic eruption affect Australia's surf?
2022-Sep-27
8 minutes
Episode Image The Solar System Is Weird
2022-Sep-20
7 minutes
Episode Image Doubling down — taking a second look at the mystery of doppelgängers
2022-Sep-13
6 minutes
Episode Image Look twice — why it's worth doing a double-take on your doppelgänger
2022-Sep-06
6 minutes
Episode Image Can a coin falling from a great height be lethal?
2022-Aug-30
7 minutes
Episode Image Earth is accelerating, Pt 3
2022-Aug-22
7 minutes
Earth is accelerating, Pt 2
2022-Aug-16

Earth is accelerating, Pt 1
2022-Aug-09
6 minutes
Episode Image Electric battery = car + house
2022-Aug-02
6 minutes
Episode Image Adventures in nose-picking
2022-Jul-26
7 minutes
Episode Image The number of humans between dawn and dusk
2022-Jul-19
7 minutes
Episode Image Brain hotter than body
2022-Jul-12
6 minutes
Episode Image What happens when you get winded?
2022-Jul-05
6 minutes
Episode Image Dogs tilt their heads
2022-Jun-28
6 minutes
Episode Image Measles erases immune system memory
2022-Jun-21
6 minutes
Episode Image Anticipation
2022-Jun-14
5 minutes
Episode Image Drunk animals
2022-Jun-07
5 minutes
Episode Image The washing of bed sheets
2022-May-31
6 minutes
Episode Image Atmospheric rivers, part 2
2022-May-24
8 minutes
Episode Image Atmospheric rivers, part 1
2022-May-17
6 minutes
Why are whales so big?
2022-May-10
6 minutes
Episode Image Most distant star ever found
2022-May-03
7 minutes
Episode Image Grasshopper can turn into locust
2022-Apr-26
6 minutes
Episode Image Ivermectin and COVID—Part 2 of 2
2022-Apr-19
8 minutes
Episode Image Ivermectin and COVID
2022-Apr-12
6 minutes
Episode Image The swing of bowling
2022-Apr-05
6 minutes
Episode Image Antarctic fiery flush
2022-Mar-29
5 minutes
Episode Image Wood for the future
2022-Mar-22
7 minutes
Episode Image Sydney smallpox epidemic
2022-Mar-15
7 minutes
Episode Image Worm blobs
2022-Mar-08
5 minutes
Episode Image Black holes bared
2022-Mar-01
6 minutes
Episode Image Black hole buddies
2022-Feb-22
6 minutes
Episode Image Black hole basics
2022-Feb-15
6 minutes
Episode Image Fartology 101—common scents
2022-Feb-08
6 minutes
Episode Image COVID-19—the petering pandemic
2022-Feb-01
7 minutes
Episode Image Power steering kills steering
2022-Jan-25
7 minutes
DJ bats double the Doppler
2022-Jan-18
6 minutes
Brain freeze
2022-Jan-11
5 minutes
Bacteria of champions
2022-Jan-04
7 minutes
The end of the internal combustion engine?
2021-Dec-28
7 minutes
Balloon popping
2021-Dec-21
6 minutes
Episode Image Bird brains - dense, not dumb
2021-Dec-14
5 minutes
Episode Image The colour of bird poo
2021-Dec-07
6 minutes
Episode Image What to know about sunscreens
2021-Nov-30
6 minutes
Episode Image How the earth is round
2021-Nov-23
6 minutes
Episode Image More about the body when free diving
2021-Nov-16
7 minutes
Episode Image The body and free diving
2021-Nov-09
7 minutes
Episode Image Probiotics and Pre-biotics
2021-Nov-02
7 minutes
Episode Image Longest powered flight
2021-Oct-26
7 minutes
Episode Image Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 2
2021-Oct-19
7 minutes
Episode Image Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 1
2021-Oct-12
6 minutes
Episode Image Hidden Figures: the extraordinary women in science
2021-Oct-05
6 minutes
Episode Image How equal is an equinox?
2021-Sep-28
6 minutes
Episode Image Cosmic cannibalism
2021-Sep-21
6 minutes
Episode Image Reaction Faster Than Action
2021-Sep-14
6 minutes
Episode Image Metabolism Mysteries
2021-Sep-07
6 minutes
Episode Image Wing Walking: a sport not for the faint-hearted
2021-Aug-31
7 minutes
Episode Image Our Sixth Sense: the Sick Sense
2021-Aug-24
6 minutes
Episode Image The Muon Magnetic Anomaly: The Land of the Unknown Unknowns
2021-Aug-17
6 minutes
Episode Image Muon Mystery Part 2: The 'Jewel of Physics' becomes a duel with physics
2021-Aug-10
7 minutes
Episode Image The Muon Magnetic Anomaly: A Quantum Mystery!
2021-Aug-03
7 minutes
Episode Image The Dirt On Food
2021-Jul-27
6 minutes
Episode Image Collagen Pt 2: a complex and wonderous protein
2021-Jul-20
7 minutes
Episode Image Collagen Pt 1: can you really eat or drink your way to smoother skin?
2021-Jul-13
5 minutes
Episode Image What happens when a black hole eats a neutron star?
2021-Jul-06
6 minutes
Episode Image The Mighty Water Bear
2021-Jun-29
5 minutes
Episode Image Vaccine Victory Via Chickens
2021-Jun-22
5 minutes
Episode Image Chlorophyll Water — part 2
2021-Jun-15
6 minutes
Episode Image Chlorophyll Water - part 1
2021-Jun-08
8 minutes
Episode Image Sleep update
2021-Jun-01
6 minutes
Episode Image Development of vaccines
2021-May-25
6 minutes
Episode Image Animal navigation
2021-May-18
7 minutes
Episode Image Elements of you
2021-May-11
7 minutes
Episode Image First known computer, Pt 3
2021-May-04
6 minutes
Episode Image First known computer, Pt 2
2021-Apr-27
7 minutes
Episode Image First known computer, Pt 1
2021-Apr-20
5 minutes
Episode Image Staring into empty space
2021-Apr-13
6 minutes
Episode Image Virus 104
2021-Apr-06
6 minutes
Episode Image Virus 103
2021-Mar-30
5 minutes
Episode Image Virus 102
2021-Mar-23
6 minutes
Episode Image Virus 101
2021-Mar-16
7 minutes
Episode Image Value of human life
2021-Mar-09
6 minutes
Episode Image Bulldust asymmetry
2021-Mar-02
6 minutes
Episode Image Smell, part 2
2021-Feb-23
7 minutes
Episode Image Smell, part 1
2021-Feb-16
6 minutes
Episode Image How to measure a building
2021-Feb-09
7 minutes
Episode Image Universe in a lifetime
2021-Feb-02
8 minutes
Episode Image The worst plane of WW2
2021-Jan-26
6 minutes
Episode Image BP's Carbon Campaign
2021-Jan-19
8 minutes
Episode Image Migrating Species
2021-Jan-12
8 minutes
Episode Image Carrington Event
2021-Jan-05
6 minutes
Episode Image Palaeolithic Dieting
2020-Dec-29
6 minutes
Episode Image Ribbon Curling
2020-Dec-22
6 minutes
Episode Image Hot Dog Eating
2020-Dec-15
8 minutes
Episode Image Dust
2020-Dec-08
7 minutes
Episode Image Carbon Footprints
2020-Dec-01
9 minutes
Episode Image Future Hamburgers
2020-Nov-24
6 minutes
Episode Image Tea Bag Saves Space Station
2020-Nov-17
8 minutes
Episode Image Parking, science-style
2020-Nov-10
7 minutes
Episode Image The a-b-c of hepatitis - part 2
2020-Nov-03
8 minutes
Episode Image The a-b-c of hepatitis - part 1
2020-Oct-27
7 minutes
Episode Image Beetroot wee and spag bol stains
2020-Oct-20
6 minutes
Episode Image The 'tail' of the missing anus
2020-Oct-13
6 minutes
Episode Image When copper meets COVID
2020-Oct-06
7 minutes
For black holes, matter doesn't size
2020-Sep-29
6 minutes
Episode Image Dead fish can swim
2020-Sep-22
7 minutes
Pterodactyl take-off
2020-Sep-15
6 minutes
Episode Image Fish boot camp
2020-Sep-08
6 minutes
Episode Image The case of the disappearing bum - part 2
2020-Sep-01
6 minutes
Episode Image The case of the disappearing bum - part 1
2020-Aug-25
6 minutes
Episode Image Spider intelligence
2020-Mar-17
7 minutes
Episode Image Holy electric flying spiders!
2020-Mar-10
7 minutes
Episode Image Putting Einstein to the test - part 2
2020-Mar-03
7 minutes
Episode Image Putting Einstein to the test - part one
2020-Feb-25
6 minutes
Episode Image The perfect coffee
2020-Feb-18
7 minutes
Episode Image Australian bushfires - part 3
2020-Feb-11
7 minutes
Episode Image Australian bushfires - part 2
2020-Feb-04
6 minutes
Australian bushfires - part 1
2020-Jan-28
7 minutes
Episode Image NASA's space pen
2020-Jan-21
7 minutes
Episode Image The flat earth myth myth
2020-Jan-14
7 minutes
Episode Image Atomic gecko
2020-Jan-07
6 minutes
Episode Image Why do we sleep?
2019-Dec-31
5 minutes
5G hysteria is coming: part 2
2019-Dec-24
8 minutes
5G hysteria is coming ...
2019-Dec-17
7 minutes
Episode Image Coffee naps
2019-Dec-10
5 minutes
Are you a mozzie magnet?
2019-Dec-02
6 minutes
How do planes really fly?
2019-Nov-26
6 minutes
Ultraprocessed foods
2019-Nov-19
7 minutes
Is a vegan diet healthy?
2019-Nov-12
6 minutes
Bacteria of champions
2019-Nov-05
7 minutes
What happens when you get winded?
2019-Oct-29
6 minutes
Knife in the dishwasher - part two
2019-Oct-22
6 minutes
Knife in the dishwasher: part one
2019-Oct-15
11 minutes
The end of the internal combustion engine?
2019-Oct-08
7 minutes
The not-so-boring billion
2019-Oct-01
6 minutes
And the Ig Nobel prizes go to ...
2019-Sep-24
8 minutes
Red sky at night... sailors' delight?
2019-Sep-17
7 minutes
Jargon moving forwards
2019-Sep-10
6 minutes
DJ bats double the Doppler
2019-Sep-03
6 minutes
Diseases stink!
2019-Aug-27
7 minutes
Dead brains revived!
2019-Aug-20
7 minutes
Mirror Universe: part two
2019-Aug-13
6 minutes
Mirror Universe: part 1
2019-Aug-06
7 minutes
Running out of sand: part two
2019-Jul-30
6 minutes
Running out of sand, part one
2019-Jul-23
6 minutes
Marco Polo and spaghetti: part two
2019-Jul-16
5 minutes
Marco Polo and spaghetti: part one
2019-Jul-09
5 minutes
Tobacco denialism: part two
2019-Jul-02
7 minutes
Tobacco denialism: part one
2019-Jun-25
6 minutes
Our solar system is weird
2019-Jun-18
6 minutes
5G hysteria is coming: part 2
2019-Jun-11
7 minutes
5G hysteria is coming ...
2019-Jun-04
7 minutes
Where gold comes from: part two
2019-May-28
7 minutes
Where gold comes from: part one
2019-May-21
6 minutes
Balloon popping
2019-May-14
5 minutes
Say cheese
2019-May-07
6 minutes
Easter and the Equinox
2019-Apr-30
6 minutes
Washing clothes: part two
2019-Apr-23
6 minutes
Washing clothes: part one
2019-Apr-16
5 minutes
Vaping, e-cigarettes, and big tobacco
2019-Apr-09
7 minutes
Rogue planets: part two
2019-Apr-02
6 minutes
Rogue planets: part one
2019-Mar-26
5 minutes
Barcode invention: part two
2019-Mar-19
6 minutes
Barcode invention: part one
2019-Mar-12
6 minutes
Holy Hole Phobia!
2019-Mar-05
6 minutes
Seashell Ocean Sound
2019-Feb-26
6 minutes
Brain freeze
2019-Feb-19
5 minutes
Dodging rocks
2019-Feb-12
6 minutes
Our planetary neighbourhood
2019-Feb-05
5 minutes
Left face attractiveness
2019-Jan-29
5 minutes
Mobile phones and empathy
2019-Jan-22
6 minutes
Fast food and your brain
2019-Jan-15
6 minutes
Fork 'n' food
2019-Jan-08
5 minutes
Hiccups cure: part two
2019-Jan-01
7 minutes
Hiccups cure: part one
2018-Dec-25
6 minutes
Mass of a proton: part two
2018-Dec-18
7 minutes
Mass of a proton: part one
2018-Dec-11
7 minutes
Cube-shaped wombat poo
2018-Dec-04
7 minutes
Do fish drink water?
2018-Nov-27
6 minutes
Black hole in the Milky Way: part two
2018-Nov-20
7 minutes
Black hole in the Milky Way: part one
2018-Nov-13
7 minutes
Geotagged photos
2018-Nov-06
6 minutes
Measure Earth
2018-Oct-30
6 minutes
Cigarettes radioactive
2018-Oct-23
6 minutes
Alkaline diets
2018-Oct-16
8 minutes
Kiss the Sun: part two
2018-Oct-09
6 minutes
Kiss the Sun: part one
2018-Oct-02
6 minutes
How to snap spaghetti: part two
2018-Sep-25
5 minutes
How to snap spaghetti: part one
2018-Sep-18
5 minutes
Snooping microphones in your home?
2018-Sep-11
7 minutes
The faults in our bodies
2018-Sep-04
6 minutes
Mapping DNA to save lives
2018-Aug-28
6 minutes
The loneliest ATM
2018-Aug-21
4 minutes
Do ships have an effect on sea level?
2018-Aug-14
9 minutes
Goldfish memory
2018-Aug-07
6 minutes
Are vitamins always good for you?
2018-Jul-31
6 minutes
Wasted food
2018-Jul-24
6 minutes
Daddy long legs
2018-Jul-17
6 minutes
Anaesthetic bomb
2018-Jul-10
5 minutes
Humans vs volcanoes
2018-Jul-03
7 minutes
The dunes of Pluto
2018-Jun-26
6 minutes
A1 vs A2 milk
2018-Jun-19
7 minutes
Cockroach milk
2018-Jun-12
5 minutes
Sightseeing from Orbit
2018-Jun-05
5 minutes
Road trip to future travel
2018-May-29
5 minutes
Gunpowder vs sandwich
2018-May-22
5 minutes
Why are whales so big?
2018-May-15
6 minutes
Trees have senses too
2018-May-08
6 minutes
The Wood Wide Web
2018-May-01
5 minutes
Trees are made from air
2018-Apr-24
6 minutes
Coal's hidden health cost
2018-Apr-17
6 minutes
Speaking in tongues
2018-Apr-10
6 minutes
The hummingbird: a furnace with feathers
2018-Apr-03
6 minutes
Aboriginal stories accurate
2018-Mar-27
6 minutes
Phone porting and identity theft
2018-Mar-20
6 minutes