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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


15: From Enid Kapelsen to Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex

In a very sexy episode, Mark Steadman, Danny Smith and Jon Bounds continue their mission to discuss everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy canon , in alphabetical order.

Enid Kapelsen

Enid is an elderly resident of Boston, MA, who, while on a flight one day, flipped up the shutter to see Arthur and Fenchurch checking in on a one-way trip to bone-town, only several thousand feet in the air.


The Envir-o-Form is a piece of Grebulon technology that we know little about, but can assume makes organic matter. Given we’re now in the age of lab-grown meat and gene-pool spelunking, we examine our potential future on Earth.

Eric Bartlett

Eric Bartlett is Tricia McMillan’s gardner. She being the Tricia who never became the Trillian we know. He’s the kind of person who “doesn’t hold” with things, like, for example, people coming in from New York first thing in the morning.


The Escape-o-Buggy is a tiny cigar-shaped escape pod, used by Ford Prefect when leaving the ship orbiting Sesefras Magna.

Evening classes

Evening classes are little pills you can take, to which Lintilla introduces Arthur, in the second radio series. They’re a part of the weird lifestyle of artificial enhancement and disadvantage she’s party to. We’re all familiar with the Matrix “I know kung fu” trope - even Jon, I suspect - but this is the first time I’d ever encountered knowledge in edible form.Electronic thumb

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Guilt, But Were Too Ashamed to Ask

Another work by Oolon Colluphid.

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex But Have Been Forced to Find Out

Another Colluphid masterwork. It’s twinned with Eccentrica Gallumbits’ big bang book from last week, so to close us out with taste and decency,Book recommendation

Audiobook recommendation

This week we’re recommending The Crow Road, by Ian Banks. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to to get started.


This week we talked about fan-fiction, and Jon wrote us his very own piece.

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