Dr Karl

About Karl

When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the Space shuttle launch. They said ‘Okay’ and his radio career took off from there. ‘Great Moments In Science’ ran on Double J while Karl moonlighted as a medical student. read full bio

Where is Karl?

You can catch Karl all over the airwaves, check out his upcoming time slots.

  • Dr Karl joins Paula Tapiolas on ABC Townsville

    Wednesday 29th June 2016
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Phil Staley on ABC FNQ Mornings

    Wednesday 29th June 2016
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Robbie Brechin ABC Adelaide

    Wednesday 29th June 2016
    11:00 am - 11:30 am

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From the Blog

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How does a python kill its prey?

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: They may be called a boa constrictor but we’ve only just learnt how pythons really kill their prey. Dr Karl squeezes out the heart-stopping truth.

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The beautiful act of vomiting

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Vomiting may be disgusting but the physical processes behind it are actually beautifully choreographed, says Dr Karl.

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