Episode 17

From the Fire Mountains of Frazfraga to the Flex-o-Panel


November 30th, 2017

34 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

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.

Fire Mountains of Frazfraga

We don’t know much about the Fire Mountains of Frazfraga, except that it’s not a hospitable location for a Silastic Armorfiend of Striterax. The panel discusses the most inhospitable places they’ve been to.


5D TV is, we can only assume, two better than Tri-D, which we’ll no doubt cover when we get to the Ts. For now though, Jon Hickman is in charge of 5DTV sales.

Flaninian Pobble Bead

A Flaninian Pobble Bead is a form of galactic currency. It is only exchangeable with itself, and therefore isn’t really counted as money by the Guide. As Brits we have a peculiar problem accepting certain forms of currency north of the border, despite it being legal tender. Here, Bounder shares his budget for the just-about-managing species.


Flare-riding is one of the most exotic and exhilarating sports in existence, and those who can dare and afford it are amongst the most lionized men in the Galaxy. It is also of course stupefyingly dangerous - those who don’t die riding invariably die of sexual exhaustion at one of the Daedalus Club’s Apres-Flare parties. The panel discusses their most hair-raising moments.


Flargathon is a planet with gas swamps so stinky that the Gaseans who make this world their home, hired the Magratheans to build them a better world. Here, the Jons discuss the little bits they’d like to change about their respective locales.


The Flex-o-Panel is a wrist panel that can show Sub-Etha TV, and probably do other stuff. Here, Jon H tries to convince Steadman he’s wrong to want one of these.

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