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Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe

Dec 8, 2021

Jo is joined in episode 62 of the podcast by Professor Adam Hart from the University of Gloucestershire, who is myth busting climate change and looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Jo also visits Dr Jenner's House in Berkeley to tell the story of an item that reveals another of Edward Jenner's interests...


Dec 1, 2021

In episode 61 Jo's special guest is historian and writer Lucy Jane Santos who specialises in leisure, health and beauty. She talks about her passion for combining history and science and discusses her book 'Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium' Plus she goes on a virtual journey in time and space in Jo's...


Nov 24, 2021

In her milestone 60th episode Jo welcomes back Jeff Downes & Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks. We continue the series looking at science fiction films decade by decade, moving into 1970s. 

Films discussed include Star Wars, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Superman, Alien and Rollerball. Plus Steve Knibbs, Paul Rincon...


Nov 17, 2021

Jo's special guest in episode 59 is archaeologist and writer Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes, who talks about her career, passion for her subject especially Neanderthals, her book 'Kindred' and she answers the Quick Six.

Jo also visits the geology stores of the Museum in the Park in Stroud to find out the story of some of the...


Nov 10, 2021

In episode 58 Jo's special guest is Darren Lewington from Gloucestershire who has a lifelong passion for aviation, and now turns parts of planes into works of art and pieces of furniture in Staverton. Plus he takes on the Quick Six questions.

Jo also finds out the story behind a replica of a Hawker Hurricane which is...