Episode 3



August 24th, 2017

36 mins 8 secs

Season 1

Your Hosts

About this 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. This week, it’s everything Arcturan.

Arcturan megadonkey

A four-legged beast off which Deep Thought could talk all legs. Of. In that vein, we discuss the things we’ve persuaded people to do.

Arcturan megafreighter

A mode of transport which Zaphod hitches aboard. Here, Jon and Danny share their worst travel stories.

Arcturan megagin

Three cubes of which are added to panhgalactic gargleblaster. Here’s what it might look like, and here’s an Instructables piece on the ingredient.

Arcturan megagrasshopper

Used as a comparative phrase, as in “ankle-high to a…”, so we discuss some of the Dad-based anachronisms from our past.

Arcturan megaleach

Another large animal that should be small, but since it’s spelt “leach” not “leech”, we falsely accuse Danny of emptying our wallets on nights out. Read Passport to the Pub, the guide to British pub etiquette.

Arcturan stunt apples

A squadron of which would have put Sir Isaac Newton out of commission, and thoroughly hammered home the concept of gravity.


Book recommendation

This week we’re recommending Armageddon the Musical by Robert Rankin. Pick it up in audiobook form for free by taking out a free 30 day trial with Audible. Just head to audibletrial.com/leopard to get started.

Get in touch

Share some of your anachronistic Dad phrases by emailing feedback@btlpodcast.com.

Follow @ iamsteadman, @ probablydrunk and @ bounder on Twitter.

Pick up a copy of Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside, by Danny and Jon.