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The complete podcast compendium to the science-fiction comedy series, covering the radio, TV, book and film incarnations of Douglas Adams' "trilogy in five parts", alphabetically, from Arthur to Zaphod and all points in-between.

Beware of the Leopard: the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy podcast The Outpost

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The complete podcast compendium to the science-fiction comedy series, covering the radio, TV, book and film incarnations of Douglas Adams' "trilogy in five parts", alphabetically, from Arthur to Zaphod and all points in-between.

    Towel Day 2020

    Towel Day 2020

    Join Mark, Jon, Jon and Danny as they play the text adventure game Mark wrote.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Dont Panic Guide to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Dont Panic Guide to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Join Mark, Danny and the Jons as they tackle the fiddly social issues that arise from living through a global pandemic.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    42nd anniversary special

    42nd anniversary special

    Join Mark, Danny and the Jons as they recap what they've been up to since our last full episode, say goodbye to a fellow Hitchhiker and Adamsify a piece of existing pop culture.

    • 46 min
    The question to the ultimate answer

    The question to the ultimate answer

    Join Mark, Danny and the Jons as they attempt to solve the world's problems and make it a good and happy place.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    From Zaphod Beeblebrox to Zentalquabula

    From Zaphod Beeblebrox to Zentalquabula

    Join Mark and the Jons as they finish up the last of the Zs in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox is -- or was -- President of the Imperial Galactic Government. His favourite mother is Alice Beeblebrox, of 108 Astral Cresent, Zoofroozelchester, Betelgeuse V.

    Zaphod's great grandfather is Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth. He grew an extra arm for Trillian, which took him six months.

    Zarniwoop

    Hidden away in a pocket universe, and played by Jonathan Price, Zarniwoop is the guy who concocted the plan, with Zaphod, to steel the Heart of Gold, in order to find out who really rules the universe.

    Zarquon

    The second coming of the great prophet Zarquon is highly anticipated, and finally happens at Milliways, just before the universe goes down the plug hole.

    "Holy Zarquon’s singing fish!" is an expression of surprise and alarm Zaphod uses when he falls out of the giant cup on Brontitall.

    Zentalquabula

    On Zentalquabula are found ancient alabastrum quarries. An elegant terrace on one of the planets that was home to the Guide, was carved from this stone.

    • 40 min
    From the Wormhole Disco to the Zansellquasure Flamarion Bridge Club

    From the Wormhole Disco to the Zansellquasure Flamarion Bridge Club

    Join Mark, Jon and Danny as they saunter into the Z section of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Wormhole Disco

    The place Zaphod and Roosta transport themselves to is the Wormhole Disco, which might as well have been called the Placeholder Club. In this disco there are nozels on the wall that spray the smell of hot sweat over everything, and the place is packed with dancing robots.

    Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged

    Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged was -- indeed, is -- one of the Universe’s very small number of immortal beings.

    He'd had his immortality thrust upon him by an unfortunate accident with an irrational particle accelerator, a liquid lunch and a pair of rubber bands. The precise details of the accident are not important because no one has ever managed to duplicate the exact circumstances under which it happened, and many people have ended up looking very silly, or dead, or both, trying.

    He was played by Toby Longworth in the radio series, and he's made it his mission to insult every little being in the universe, just for something to do.

    Xanthic Re-Structron Destabilised Zenon Emitters

    The Xanthic Re-Structron Destabilised Zenon Emitter is just one of those throwaway lines Adams tossed in to a conversation between two robots. But if you put that combination of words into the Internet, you get this interesting question, which I'm going to pose to Danny:

    > If there was a drone in the sky directing some type of microwave energy into your house, would you report it to the officials or not?

    Ysllodins

    Ysllodins is the star around which most of the Galaxy’s major insurance underwriters live, or rather lived. As far as I can tell, this one isn't real.

    Zamphuor

    Zamphuor is an unknown ingredient to add when mixing a pangalactic gargleblaster.

    Zansellquasure Flamarion Bridge Club from beyond the Vortvoid of Qvarne

    The Zansellquasure Flamarion Bridge Club from beyond the Vortvoid of Qvarne is a party that dines at Miliways, the restaurant at the end of the universe.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

James7500 ,

The essential

Look - I don't know a great deal about Adams' work beyond the first book, the radio series and the 00's film, but if I did - I'd get a great deal more from this podcast.

That's not to say I don't get anything, though. It's a top-tier podcast, high production values, likeable people (a big plus) who know their stuff and it's engaging. Could you ask for more?

It's become my go-to.

dentarthur ,

The guide says…

The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy describes the Beware of the Leopard podcast as really quite funny in places.

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