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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


14: From the earth to the electronic thumb

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.


Earth is a planet that was destroyed five minutes before the result of the most important experiment in the universe was revealed. The team examines the possibility that we’re living in a simulation, but maybe not a good one. Here’s Jon Hickman’s Tesco ad generator, by way of example.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon VI is a published author, having penned the work The Big Bang Theory - A Personal View. Some people say her erogenous zones start some four miles from her actual body.


Eddie is the shipboard computer, and the object of an earlier poll. Now we’re in a tie situation, the panel pick a personality and make a case as to why they should win the spot. To cast your vote, tweet @btlpodcast

Edmund Lucy Fentible

Fentible is the DoorBot of the Starship Titanic, voiced by Jonathan Kydd. He’s the first character you meet when the ship crash lands in your house. The panel discusses what Douglas Adams had against houses, and why he kept wanting to destroy them.

Electron ram

From the turret of the electron ram emerges a sharp prong which spats a single lethal blaze of light. A scout robot demonstrates the use of such a weapon when talking to Marvin, who’s trying to distract the robot so that his friends can run away.

Electronic thumb

A subetha device without which an interstellar hitchhiker would have as much chance of survival as a welk in a supernova.

Book recommendation

This week we’re recommending /You’re Never Weird on the Internet/ , by Felicia Day. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to to get started.

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