Episode 65

From wave harmonic theory to the Wise Old Bird

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March 28th, 2019

52 mins 45 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Join Mark, Jon and Danny as they traverse the W section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Wave harmonic theory of historical perception

Reason not withstanding, the universe continues unabated. Its history is terribly long and awfully difficult to understand, even in its simpler moments which are, roughly speaking, the beginning and the end. The wave harmonic theory of historical perception, in its simplest form, states that history is an illusion caused by the passage of time, and that time is an illusion caused by the passage of history. It also states that one’s perception of these illusions is conditioned by three important factors: who you are; where you are; and when you last had lunch with Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Whales

A short-lived sperm whale was brought about by the Improbability Drive on one of its first hops along the probability access.

/Where God Went Wrong/ and /Who is this God Person Anyway?/

Where God Went Wrong is, presumably, Oolon Colluphid’s first blockbuster heretical hit, and part of a trilogy that comprises this, Some More of God’s Greatest Mistakes – which you can hear about us talk in season 4, episode 2 – and Who is this God Person Anyway?.

William Franklyn

William Franklyn played the Guide in the remaining three radio series, after the death of the original voice, Peter Jones.

Wise Old Bird

The Wise Old Bird was pllayed by John le Mesurier in the second radio series. Arthur meets him on Brontital where he explains the history of the bird people, who fled the shoe event horizon, shunning their shoes and taking to the skies, vowing never to set foot on the ground again.

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