For 145 episodes, Jess was an almost constant feature on Verbal Diorama, whether that was by making noises in the background, featuring on episodes as herself, or just by being in the next room during recording.
Jess passed away after a brief period of illness on 15th March 2022, aged almost 18. She was a guiding light, my constant companion, and brought joy to literally everyone who knew her. She was my best friend.
So in tribute to, and in celebration of, her long and extremely loving life and her supersized brain (not achieved by any gene therapies), an episode featuring some really big fish, and a movie that borrows liberally from Jaws, Jurassic Park and Alien, mixing high-end production values with R-rated pulpy, lowbrow thrills, and very little actual science.
Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Mark, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Ian D and Jason