The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
“Technology is the word we use to describe things we don’t understand.”
---- Douglas Adams
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was originally a 1978 BBC radio series, written by Douglas Adams, which first premiered in the US on PBS in 1980. The subsequent TV show (available on DVD) recreates the insight and beauty of the radio broadcast with visuals that were precognizant and beyond “state of the art.” The book of the same name was actually a transcript of the original audio. The book pales by comparison to the original radio episodes because of the genius of the audio effects. (The 2005 movie version was an abomination.)
"Share and enjoy."
- Motto of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The URLs below will take you to MP3 versions of all 12 of the original radio broadcasts:
Download and listen to the episodes, or listen on-line with your MP3 browser.
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