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Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe

May 25, 2022

Jo welcomes back Jeff Downes & Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks in episode 85. We continue the series looking at science fiction films decade by decade, this time it's the 2000s.

Films discussed include Avatar, District 9, Donnie Darko and Minority Report. Plus Paul Rincon, Professor Jo Verran and Paul Scott share...

May 18, 2022

In episode 84 Jo's special guest is writer Cheryl Burman, who is based in the Forest of Dean. She talks about her love of the area and how it's inspired her work, as well as her early life in Australia, and she answers Jo's Quick Six.

Jo also visits the home of Dr Edward Jenner in Berkeley, to find out the story behind...

May 11, 2022

Jo's special guest in episode 83 is Jules Howard, a zoology correspondent and writer. He talks about his career highlights such as working on a frog helpline, discusses his latest book 'Wonderdog' and answers Jo's Quick Six.

Jo also finds out the story of a stethoscope found in the collection of the Royal College of...

May 4, 2022

In episode 82 Jo is joined by Dr Jessica Barker and FC who are cyber security experts. They're back to do some myth busting on topics like deep fakes and the dark web.

Jo also chats to pharmacy historian Briony Hudson about a painting found in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society that tells a story of...

Apr 27, 2022

Jo's special guest in episode 81 is Dr Kathryn Harkup who is a former chemist and now a writer. She talks about her work in particular her book 'Death By Shakespeare', looking at the science behind the Bard's work, plus she answers Jo's Quick Six.

Jo also visits the John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury to find out the story...