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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


45: From Philip Pope to Poghril

Join Mark, Jon and Danny as they continue traversing the P section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Philip Pope

Philip Pope recorded a character voice in the Starship Titanic video game, wrote the Krikkit song and voiced one of the masters of Krikkit in the radio series. He’s also partly-responsible - along with Richard Curtis - for a pitch-perfect BeeGees parody.


The photon-ajuitar is a musical instrument, with a keyboard.

Pikka birds

Pikka birds live on Lamuella, and they’re very distracting to Perfectly Normal Beasts.

Pintleton Alpha

On Pintleton Alpha can be found the Resettlement Advice Centre, which Arthur visits in Mostly Harmless to try and find a home that’s a bit like Earth.

Pizpot Gargravarr

Pizpot Gargravarr is the custodian of the Total Perspective Vortex. Or at least, his mind is. His body is probably off having a far better time of it, going to parties and that sort of thing.


Playbeing is a magazine, devoted in roughly equal parts to galactic politics, rock music, and gynaecology.


Poghril is an impoverished planet in the Pansel system, whose entire population got wiped out through food poisoning, apart from one man who ate the 239,000 fried eggs that had appeared thanks to a trip with the Improbability Drive. He later died of cholesterol poisoning.

They were already a pretty pesimistic race to begin with, having a popular riddle that goes “Why is life like hanging upside down with your head in a bucket of hyena-offal?” to which the other would reply “I don’t know either; wretched, isn’t it?”


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