10 episodes

Jo Durrant celebrates and explores arts and science as part of our culture.

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Jo Durrant celebrates and explores arts and science as part of our culture.

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 8

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 8

    Jo's special guests in episode 8 are Jeff Downes and Graham O'Dwyer from At The Flicks podcast. They discuss science fiction films and TV series, reviewing some recent releases and shining the spotlight on some classics. And they take on Jo's Quick Six.

    Plus chemist and science communicator Dr Jamie Gallagher returns with more Periodic Table tales. We hear about some metals including what connects gold to dragons. 


    Presented, produced & edited by Jo Durrant.

    Music licensed from Purple Planet.

    • 51 min
    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 7

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 7

    In episode 7 Jo's special guest is Jo Verran, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Among the topics they discuss are viruses, bacteria and antibiotics. Plus they go on a virtual journey in the Quick Six.

    Jo also learns about an object at the home of Dr Edward Jenner in Berkeley which helps tell the story of the eradication of smallpox. 


    Presented, produced & edited by Jo Durrant.

    Music licensed from Purple Planet. 

    • 51 min
    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 6

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 6

    Jo's special guests in episode 6 are Dr Jessica Barker and FC who are cyber security experts based in Gloucester. They join Jo to do some myth busting on topics like passwords, QR codes and cookies. They also take us on a virtual journey as they answer the Quick Six.

    Plus Jo visits Gloucestershire Archives to find out the story behind an object she wasn't allowed to see. 


    Presented, produced & edited by Jo Durrant.

    Music licensed from Purple Planet. 

    • 54 min
    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Highlights 1

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Highlights 1

    Hear some of the best bits from the first five episodes of the podcast.

    Guests featured: Dallas Campbell, Dr Jackie Bell, Professor Adam Hart, Rebecca Ellis, Dr Jamie Gallagher & Faith Douglas.

    Plus the stories behind objects at Dr Jenner's House in Berkeley, the Jet Age Museum in Staverton, the Museum in the Park in Stroud and outside the Dean Heritage Centre in the Forest of Dean.


    Music licensed from Purple Planet. 

    Presented, produced and edited by Jo Durrant.

    • 26 min
    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 5

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 5

    Jo is joined by Faith Douglas, author of 'The Nature Remedy' and curator of an arboretum in North Yorkshire. She talks about our relationship with nature, the changing seasons and explains what forest bathing is. And Faith answers the Quick Six questions.

    Plus Jo finds out the story behind a historic item with a scientific connection in the heart of the Forest of Dean, with historian Roger Deeks. 


    Presented, produced & edited by Jo Durrant.

    Music licensed from Purple Planet. 

    • 51 min
    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 4

    Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe Episode 4

    There are two special guests joining Jo for episode 4 of the podcast.

    PHD student Rebecca Ellis shares and explains some of her science poetry, which helped her to win the UK final of FameLab.

    Science communicator and chemist Dr Jamie Gallagher tells some element tales from the Periodic Table. 

    And Jo discovers the story behind some unusual items at the Museum in the Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire.


    Presented, produced & edited by Jo Durrant.

    Music licensed from Purple Planet.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Completely brilliant

I love these podcasts. The combination of art and science is fascinating, and Jo is a great interviewer. So professionally created, full of facts and interest. A real escape. Highly recommended!

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