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Beware of the Leopard: the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy podcast

81 EpisodesProduced by Mark Steadman, Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Danny SmithWebsite

New additions to the book with the famous words "Don't Panic" on the cover. Smart and funny, fusing real-world observation with a writing style Douglas Adams fans have sorely missed.With each topic, the panel of authors and performers present an essay in the style of a Hitchhiker's Guide entry, whic… read more


8: From Brantisvogan to California

Mark Steadman, Jon Hickman and Jon Bounds continue their mission to discuss everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy canon , in alphabetical order.


A many-faceted place where banking and bureaucracy happens. Also yes, Mark is aware he pronounced amoeboids with a G. That’s how they pronounce it on Brantisvogan.

The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Brockian Ultra Cricket

Jon Bounds presents his rules for what can be considered a sport, and what, quite frankly, is not.

The Duckworth Lewis Method - Wikipedia


In the second radio series, we learn about a planet blighted by the Shoe Event Horizon: Erdington.

Broopkidren 13

This planet has an alternative to the human phrase “the other man’s grass is always greener”, so we examine axioms.


In this chapter, Mark defends Nizlopi and, specifically, the JCB Song.

Café Lou in Gretchen Town, New Betel

A dive in which Hotblack Desiato performed, and a chance for the Jons to share some memories of weird places they’ve been on-stage.


A state with a city that features yellow air, for some reason.

Book recommendation

This week we’re recommending Small Gods, a Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to to get started.

Get in touch

Share your thoughts on California or who might write our new hypothetical Netflix series, via

Follow @ iamsteadman, @ bounder and @ jonhickman on Twitter.

Check out the charity single for the Birmingham bin men, co-written by the Jons. Also check out Mark and Mr Hickman’s side-project, Thread.

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