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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

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31: From Juju-flop to Know-Nothing-Bozo

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

Juju-flop

When in a national speech, the financial minister of the Royal World Estate of Qualvista said that the economy had now arrived at “one whole juju-flop situation”, everyone was so pleased he felt able to come out and say it, that they quite failed to notice that their five-thousand-year-old civilisation had just collapsed overnight.

Jynnan tonnyx

It is a curious fact that something like 85% of all known worlds in the Galaxy have invented a drink called jynnan tonnyx. The drinks themselves are not the same and in fact the one common factor between all of them is that they were all invented and named before the worlds concerned made contact with any other worlds.

Kakrafoon

Kakrafoon is a desert world above which the stars are very visible, and where Disaster Area had a good gig, upon returning from Milliways.

The Kakrafoonians were highly enlightened, accomplished and quiet, and so as punishment for this, they were given telepathy, and were subjected to shouting inane small-talk to prevent broadcasting their thoughts to anyone within a five-mile radius.

Kill-o-Zap

The Kill-o-Zap pistol is a gun of some sort. Actually it’s an energy bolt gun, on which the designer had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.

Kirp

Kirp is a Lamuellan who once caught a fish with a head at both ends. So, well done to Kirp. And now…

Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder-Dog

Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder-Dog belonged to Will Smithers, an Earth advertising friend of Arthur’s. The dog was named because the way its hair stood up on its head reminded people of the President of the United States.

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