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Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Danny Smith and Mark Steadman are writing new additions to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the famous words "Don't Panic" written in large, friendly letters on the cover.
This smart, funny podcast fuses real-world observation with a writing style Adams fans have sorely missed. With each topic, the panel of authors, podcasters and performers present an essay in the style of a Hitchhiker's Guide entry, which is then discussed in a format that fans of BBC radio comedy know well, but with a 21st century twist.
Whether you've only read the first book, seen the film, or are completely new to the world of Arthur Dent and his friends, Beware of the Leopard will make you chuckle, and if you're a really cool frood, you'll love the team's attention to detail. And if you're new to Beware of the Leopard, check out our previous seasons, in which the team discussed every known thing in Douglas Adams' sprawling universe (or the Whole Sort of General Mishmash, as it's known).
New episodes of Beware of the Leopard come out monthly. Share and enjoy!

Beware of the Leopard Mark Steadman, Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Danny Smith

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Danny Smith and Mark Steadman are writing new additions to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the famous words "Don't Panic" written in large, friendly letters on the cover.
This smart, funny podcast fuses real-world observation with a writing style Adams fans have sorely missed. With each topic, the panel of authors, podcasters and performers present an essay in the style of a Hitchhiker's Guide entry, which is then discussed in a format that fans of BBC radio comedy know well, but with a 21st century twist.
Whether you've only read the first book, seen the film, or are completely new to the world of Arthur Dent and his friends, Beware of the Leopard will make you chuckle, and if you're a really cool frood, you'll love the team's attention to detail. And if you're new to Beware of the Leopard, check out our previous seasons, in which the team discussed every known thing in Douglas Adams' sprawling universe (or the Whole Sort of General Mishmash, as it's known).
New episodes of Beware of the Leopard come out monthly. Share and enjoy!

    Sleep

    Sleep

    Mark, Danny and the Jons present the Hitchhiker’s Guide to getting a good night's rest.


    In our new format, each panelist writes a short essay on the given topic, in the style of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the large friendly letters on the cover. Our thanks to Emma Wright (@ editorialgirl ) for being the voice of the Guide.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Towel Day 2021

    Towel Day 2021

    To commemorate Towel Day 2021, Mark, Danny, and the Jons present the worst bits of Beware of the Leopard. These are all the bits that are normally cut from the main body of the episode and shoved to the back, to sit in shame and think about what they did. Now we're bringing them out into the light for you to judge, share, and hopefully on some level, enjoy.


    New episode coming in the next couple of weeks, promise.

    • 43 min
    Birthdays and ageing

    Birthdays and ageing

    Mark, Danny and the Jons present the Hitchhiker’s Guide to getting on in years.


    In our new format, each panelist writes a short essay on the given topic, in the style of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the large friendly letters on the cover. Our thanks to Emma Wright (@ editorialgirl ) for being the voice of the Guide.


    Links


    Follow Danny on Twitter
    Follow Jon Bounds on Twitter
    Follow Jon Hickman on Twitter
    Follow Mark on Twitter
    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Don't Panic! It's Christmas!

    Don't Panic! It's Christmas!

    Mark, Danny and the Jons present the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Christmas and the new year.


    In our new format, each panelist writes a short essay on the given topic, in the style of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the large friendly letters on the cover. Our thanks to Emma Wright (@ editorialgirl ) for being the voice of the Guide.


    Also in this episode, the panel show us their baubles, and try and find something to hope for in 2021.


    Links


    Follow Danny on Twitter
    Follow Jon Bounds on Twitter
    Follow Jon Hickman on Twitter
    Follow Mark on Twitter
    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts
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    • 48 min
    The Don't Panic guide to music

    The Don't Panic guide to music

    Mark, Danny and the Jons present the Hitchhiker’s Guide to music.


    In our new format, each panelist writes a short essay on the given topic, in the style of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the book with the large friendly letters on the cover. Our thanks to Emma Wright (@ editorialgirl ) for being the voice of the Guide.


    Links


    Follow Danny on Twitter
    Follow Jon Bounds on Twitter
    Follow Jon Hickman on Twitter
    Follow Mark on Twitter
    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts
    Find more shows from the Outpost

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Don't Panic! goes back to school

    Don't Panic! goes back to school

    Mark, Danny, and the Jons present their Hitchhiker’s Guide entries on a return to school, including the long dark teatime of the soul, robot school, so-called non-subjects, and homework.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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