Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe

Jul 10, 2024

In episode 194 Jo welcomes back Professor Adam Hart, who is professor of science communication at the University of Gloucestershire. Adam returns to myth bust another topic and this time looks at dogs, their history and relationship to humans.

Jo also visits Amersham Museum to chat to director Briony Hudson, and they...


Jul 3, 2024

Jo welcomes back Jeff Downes & Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks, in episode 193, to discuss science fiction cinema. They continue the series exploring the books of sci-fi novelists that have been turned into films, and this time look at the work of Michael Crichton. Films discussed include The Andromeda...


Jun 26, 2024

In episode 192 Jo's special guest is Jules Howard, who is a zoology correspondent and author. He talks about his latest book 'Infinite Life' which is about eggs, evolution and life on Earth, including birds, fish and dinosaurs. 

Jo also talks to Prof Niamh Nic DaƩid, who is Professor of Forensic Science at the...


Jun 19, 2024

Jo welcomes back Faith Douglas in episode 191, to mark the Summer Solstice. Faith is the curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum in North Yorkshire and she is also the author of 'The Nature Remedy'. Jo and Faith talk about the plants we can enjoy and use at this time of year and how to have a closer relationship with the...


Jun 12, 2024

In a milestone episode 190, Jo presents a special edition of the podcast, on location at the 2024 Cheltenham Science Festival. She talks to a range of the speakers about subjects including space, genetics, maths, neuroscience, zoology and bubbles.

Guests featured: Prof Turi King, Prof Marcus du Sautoy, Dallas Campbell,...