Episode 16

From the Evildrome Boozarama to Finlon


November 23rd, 2017

36 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

Mark Steadman, Danny Smith and Jon Hickman continue their mission to discuss everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy canon , in alphabetical order.

Evildrome Boozarama

The Evildrome Boozarama is a bar Ford and Hotblack used to crash, pretending to be health inspectors. Here, Danny and Jon share some stomach-turning foodie tales.

Fallian marsh gas

When mixing a Pangalactic Gargleblaster, one should allow four litres of Falian marsh gas to bubble through, “in memory of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia”.


On Fanalla can be found the Bwenelli Atoll, where Ford first started working at the Guide, “before the Riktanarqals and the Danqueds vertled it”. Fanalla also has rum that Ford remembered liking. Danny shares a story of nearly vertling a local publication.


Fenchurch is the girl who came up with the idea to solve everything, in a cafe in Rickmansworth. She is played by Jane Horrocks in the radio series, but since Jon is on record as fancying Fenchurch, he has first dibs on casting her role in our hypothetical Netflix adaptation.

Fifty-Three More Things to do in Zero Gravity

A book that sold better than the Guide. In celebration, Danny shares numbers 2, 3, 4, 54, 55 and 56.


Finlon is a Golgafrinchan documentary film director. He made a film about the indigenous peoples of Earth dying out, and was planning on telling the story of the captain of the B Ark. Jon, as a media studies man, do you have any documentary tips?

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