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Incredibly well known across Australia, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been instrumental in helping science be accessible to people. From his many, many popular science books to his nearly 3 decades in public radio and now podcasting, Dr Karl continues to inspire people young and old about the world around us. In this chat, we learn a bit about his thoughts on the importance of continuous learning!

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Dr Karl

Difficult to summarise in a short podcast blurb!

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves Science to Pieces. After all, Science is a way to not get fooled. Dr Karl’s media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, newspapers, and books – 44 to date with more on the way.

His accolades range from the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for his groundbreaking research into belly button fluff and why it is almost always blue, to being one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.

A lifetime student, Dr Karl has degrees in Physics and Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery.  He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at The Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.

You can read more about his work on and listen live to him during the Triple J science hour on

About the FizzicsEd Podcast

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )


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