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Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe

Mar 3, 2021

Jo's special guest in episode 22 is broadcaster and childen's author Zeb Soanes, who talks about his career highlights including the Gaspard The Fox books and the real life fox that inspired the stories. He also discusses the latest Gaspard adventure which is published on World Book Day. And he goes on a virtual journey...


Feb 24, 2021

In episode 21 Jo welcomes back Jeff Downes & Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks podcast to shine the spotlight on another theme in science fiction films. This time it's alien contact including films like Independence Day, ET, Contact and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Jo also chats to some of the familiar voices and...


Feb 22, 2021

In a bonus edition, hear some of the best bits from guests talking about space topics from the first 20 episodes of the podcast.

Guests featured: TV presenter & writer Dallas Campbell, trainee astronaut Dr Jackie Bell, Jeff Downes & Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks podcast, author Christopher Edge and Paul Millington...


Feb 17, 2021

There's a space themed milestone episode 20 of the podcast. 

Jo's special guest is Gloucestershire author Christopher Edge who writes stories inspired by science and space for children. He talks about his latest book 'Space Oddity' and takes on the Quick Six.

Plus Jo chats to Paul Millington from the National Space...


Feb 10, 2021

Jo is joined in episode 19 of the podcast by Professor Adam Hart from the University of Gloucestershire, who is myth busting a group of mammals often misunderstood, especially in the last year - bats.

Jo also finds out the story behind a piece of furniture at Dr Jenner's House in Berkeley which helps to tell a tale of...