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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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11: From Cruxwan University to Deep Thought

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.

Cruxwan University

The seat of learning that was attended by Vroomfondel. We discuss whether Cruxwan would be a redbrick uni or a former polytechnic.

D’Astragar ‘d’Astragaaar d’Astragar

The Maitre d’Bot of the Starship Titanic, voiced by Philip Pope (who also voices the lift).

Damogran

A planet 500,000 light years from our sun, made up of lots of middling-to-large desert islands, and the secret home of the starship Heart of Gold.

David Jason

Jason played the captain of the Golgafrincham B Ark and the caveman in the radio series. The team celebrates their favourite David Jason roles. He’s still alive at the time of broadcast, just so you know. Mark and Jon Hickman also land a massive knowledge bomb on Bounder.

David Tate

Tate played a huge number of roles in the radio series, and Jon Bounds discusses one of his favourite lines.

Deep Thought

The computer that designed the earth, but wasn’t capable of coming up with a good answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. Is this down to the GIGO principle?

Book recommendation

This week we’re recommending /The Player of Games/ , the second in the Culture series by Ian M Banks. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to audibletrial.com/leopard to get started.

Get in touch

Share your Deep Thought thoughts, via feedback@btlpodcast.com.

Follow @ iamsteadman, @ jonhickman and @ bounder on Twitter. Also check out Jon Hickman’s Tesco ad generator, and Thread, Jon Hickman and Mark’s other show.

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