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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


30: From Jaglan Beta to Judiciary Pag

Mark and Jon Hickman are joined by Jon Bounds to continue pawing through the J section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Jaglan Beta

Jaglan Beta is second out from the star Jaglan, near the Axle Nebula (and no, Jon, this isn’t a real place). We know three things about it: it has cold moons so it’s useful to wrap a towel around you to keep you warm, Ford once saw a star buggy smash into its third moon, and there’s a song called “I Left My Leg in Jaglan Beta”.

Janx Spirit

“Oh don’t give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit No, don’t you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die Won’t you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit”

John Lloyd

Jon Lloyd co-wrote episodes 5 and 6 of the first radio series, and worked with Adams on the Meaning of Liff among other projects.

Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses

The Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses are specially designed to help people develop a relaxed attitude to danger. At the first hint of trouble they turn totally black and thus prevent you from seeing anything that might alarm you.


The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a powerful organ. Indeed, its influence is so prodigious that strict rules have had to be drawn up by its editorial staff to prevent its misuse. So none of its field researchers are allowed to accept any kind of services, discounts or preferential treatment of any kind in return for editorial favours unless:

a) they have made a bona fide attempt to pay for a service in the normal way; b) their lives would be otherwise in danger; c) they really want to.

Judgmental Supremacy, Judiciary Pag, LIVR (the Learned, Impartial and Very Relaxed)

Judgmental Supremacy, Judiciary Pag, the Learned, Impartial and Very Relaxed is the galactic warcrimes judge who sentenced the people of Krikkit to life in a slow-time envelope.


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