Hitchhikers and Appetizers

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Season 5 is ready for you to gorge* yourself on
(*and don’t hold back on the wham bam sauce either).
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Show summary

Hitchhikers I’m & Appetizers is an improvised podcast based in, and expanding on the world of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The podcast is created by Mike Gorgone and Bran Peacock and is part of the Improv in Action Network.

Join Trellis Gardeen and Horatio Zinn in their quest to keep eating and drinking for free at Millyways by interviewing the various beings dining there. Trellis discovered an error in the Guide’s reimbursement submission system and as long as an entertainment receipt is submitted with a Guide entry the reimbursement is automatically approved!

So it’s life in the buffet-lane as long as they can keep talking diners into joining them in booth 42.

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History of the show

Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1

Season 5 Episodes

S5E1 – Blammmo, Did You Have To Let It Linger

APR-6-2022

Blammmo is more than Milliways’ head bathroom attendant, he’s also a hygiene expert and an encouraging voice in your time of need. Thank you to our guest Bill Chott for playing!

S5E2 – The Faces Of Jude

APR-13-2022

Jude is an art thief from the planet PlanetSwitch and she can change her face whenever she wants, but she can’t predict the results. Thank you to our guest Geraldine Carolan for playing!

S5E3 – Biscuit, The Peaceful Warrior Squidgeling

APR-20-2022

Biscuit is a three foot tall peace-loving Squidgeling from a planet of adorable war-loving squids. Thank you to our guest Chris Mead for playing!

S5E4 – Delphine, The (Former) Prime Excelsior

APR-27-2022

Delphine has been deposed from her high status of Prime Excelsior of Terratellis. Thank you to our guest Casey Busher for playing!

S5E5 – Yelraf Cram The Gift (Shop) That Keeps Giving

MAY-4-2022

Our series of behind-the-scenes interviews with Milliways employees continues with gift shop manager Yelraf Cram, who regales us with fascinating items for sale and the hilarious antics of Juiciano. Thank you to our guest Marc Farley for playing!

S5E6 – Jarblatt Cackle The Perfidious

MAY-11-2022

Jarblatt Cackle The Perfidious is small in size but not in self-importance. He’s the most divine figure from a planet where consuming is divine and being consumed is an honor. Thank you to our guest Dan Wilson for playing!

S5E7 – Millicent Is The Nurse

MAY-18-2022

Millicent is THE NURSE and she stops by Booth 42 to give unsolicited but nonetheless charming health advice. Thank you to our guest Jessica Lynn Verdi for playing!

S5E8 – Bucket Is A Gooood Guest

MAY-25-2022

Bucket is from the planet Park where they enjoy chasing squirrels, sticking their heads out the window when they go for drives, and looking for the perfect stick to carry around in their mouths. Thank you to our guest Katy Schutte for playing!

S5E9 – The Return Of Martia Larts With Special Guest Weigh Newton

JUN-1-2022

Martia Larts pays us a return visit and as a special treat, he’s brought with him his planet’s premiere entertainer, the renowned weight-guesser… Weigh Newton. Thank you to our guests Bill Arnett and Chris George for playing!

S5E10 – Penhaligon Rutherfordium: Finder Of Unique Things

JUN-8-2022

Penhaligon Rutherfordium is from Planet Geminus II, where everyone has a twin. Her quest to differentiate herself from her own twin lead her to Milliways where she serves as the Chief Buyer of Produce, Protein and Spice. Thank you to our guest Diana Brown for playing!

S5E11 – Queen Oncona Vs. The Radical Radishes

JUN-15-2022

The tiny Queen Oncona of Oncona alights into Booth 42 and establishes a consulate and a principality. Thank you to our guest Trish Tillman for playing!

S5E12 – Ffeeee Loves That Squaggs is Treedorable

JUN-22-2022

Thanks to our advice, former mild-mannered repo man Ffeeee is now the God Emperor of Scranton II. He returns to Booth 42 with Squaggs Natu, the ambassador from Treedora, the first world he’s conquered in his quest to rule the universe.

S5E13 – Paula Henh Of Carfax

JUN-29-2022

Paula Henh is from the planet Carfax where cars have taken over the world and the human inhabitants all live in one big room. Thank you to our guest Brooke Breitfor playing!

S5E14 – Peter, Best Of The Managers

AUG-3-2022

Peter, the best of Milliways’ managers, stops by Booth 42 to make sure we’re enjoying our dining experience. He also teaches us about the secrets hidden by the kitchen’s swinging doors. Thank you to our guest Atul Singh for playing!

S5E15 – Absorbing Cally

JUL-27-2022

Cally is from the planet Blutoe where they absorb energy from grass and most anything else they encounter. Thank you to our guest Miechelle Gillam for playing!

S5E16 – Coming soon!

JUL-13-2022

S5E17 – Coming soon!

JUL-20-2022

S5E18 – Coming soon!

JUL-20-2022

S5E19 – Coming soon!

AUG-10-2022

S5E20 – Return Zinnder

AUG-17-2022

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Season 4 Episodes

S4E1 – In The Orbit Of Muon And Eric

DEC-15-2021

Muon and Eric are two balls of energy in an infinitely long term orbital relationship. If the word “Belgium” offends you (as it should) this episode will burn up all of your hearing holes. Thank you to our guests Rachael Mason and Susan Messing for playing!

S4E2 – Beth The Head Chef

DEC-22-2021

Milliways’ Head Chef Beth stops by Booth 42 to talk about the lobbing off of heads and to speculate about the optimal way of preparing Trellis & Horatio if… IF she were to cook them. Thank you to our guest Shaun Landry for playing!

S4E3 – Fub’s Rating System

DEC-29-2021

Fub is from the planet Kritical VIII where everyone is a critic. Find out what rating he gives Trellis and Horatio and the show. Trellis and Horatio, never ones to concern themselves with math, give their ratings too! Thank you to our guest Jarrett Lennon Kaufman for playing!

S4E4 – Klaxon Gazondaberg and Arko Mux

JAN-5-2021

Klaxon Gazondaberg and Arko Mux of the planet Glastonapalooza drop by Booth 42 to help us see what life is like on a planet that’s one large music festival. Thank you to our guests Adam Lowe and Mat Mellor for playing!

S4E5 – A Joyride With Siobhanus O’Roo

JAN-12-2022

Milliways’ chief valet Siobhanus O’Roo parks herself in Booth 42 and shares tales of the emotional connection she has with vehicles of all kinds, particularly those under her care. Thank you to our guest Nicole O’Dell for playing!

S4E6 – Waiting For Yeroc

JAN-19-2022

Yeroc takes a break from serving diners at Milliways to sit down in Booth 42 for a chat about his dreams of becoming a bartender. Thank you to our guest Corey Rittmaster for playing!

S4E7 – Ronald Leggins Knows Too Much

JAN-26-2022

Ronald Leggins is a very lonely accountant who admires us very much… perhaps too much for the good of his personal safety. Thank you to our guest George Faughnan for playing!

S4E8 – TukiTiki and TikiTuki Too

FEB-2-2022

TikiTuki and TukiTiki are from the planet Flulululuwatatapapa where the main activities are murdering to gain a name, dentistry, and sometimes knitting. Thank you to our guests Michael Yichao and Sarah Shoemaker for playing!

S4E9 – Luxor Granden, Emcee In Waiting

FEB-9-2022

Professional host Luxor Granden drops by to tell us what it’s like to be the understudy for Milliways’ regular emcee. Thank you to our guest Ithamar Enriquez for playing!

S4E10 – Fleur Neur Meur

FEB-16-2022

Fleur Neur Meur is a translucent being from the planet JJ1132C and she’s in the cilantro business. Thank you to our guest Dawn McMillian for playing!

S4E11 – Xela Compromise

FEB-23-2022

Xela Compromise is a couples therapist from the planet Dualeepa where everyone is a meatbag blob and breakups can lead to unhappy couples being torn literally in twain. She lets us in on the three stages of therapy and joins us in endorsing Dulcet Lager. Thank you to our guest Alexandra Berg for playing!

S4E12 – No Pain All Gain With Sempronius Scoop

MAR-2-2022

Sempronius Scoop is built and ripped, but he is a runt compared to others on his home planet of Balderon where exercise and fitness are compulsory. Thank you to our guest Roberto Lewis for playing!

S4E13 – Quell The Ominpotent

MAR-9-2022

Quell is a very young multi-dimensional omnipotent being from the suburbs of the Universe and he’s on a field trip to Milliways. He’s also rapidly growing up and making the usual mistakes along the way… like being a fan of Horatio’s old band. Thank you to our guest R. Kevin Doyle Garcia for playing!

S4E14 – Snazz Hands

MAR-16-2022

Lizard lady Positivitus Rexus returns and this time she’s not alone…she’s brought her sister Snazz. Snazz previously left Trellis heart in hand and space dogs scattered about the space port floor but don’t worry, Trellis followed the 5 chronon rule and eventually ate them. Thank you to our guests Gillian Bellinger and J.P. Karliak for playing!

S4E15 – Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen: Ready Prophet One

MAR-23-2022

Yet another descendant of our prophet Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen drops by to let us know that his days as a prophet for us are over. Or at least that’s how he wants it to be. Thank you to our guest Jim Karwisch for playing!

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Season 3 Episodes

HA! S3E1 – Catching Stray Thoughts With Chackbox Diddlebrain

AUG-18-2021

Chackbox Diddlebrain is a stray thought collector from the planet Corosica where frivolous thoughts are in short supply. Fortuitously, Trellis and Horatio have plenty to spare. Thank you to our guest Sheri Flanders for playing!

HA! S3E2 – YouMe WhatThen & The Entropy Effect

AUG-25-2021

YouMe WhatThen is from the planet Who What Then, a world where entropy is an aphrodisiac and fun is historically viewed as the opposite of entropy. Thank you to our guest Anthony Jeremiah Nash for playing!

HA! S3E3 – Tresemmina Of The Fourth Quadrant

SEP-1-2021

Tresemmina is lead ambassador of the fourth quadrant and a galactic cosmetologist who specializes in hair, fur, feathers, exoskeletons, and tentacles. Thank you to our guest Monique Madrid for playing!

HA! S3E4 – Literarily, Simulon Webcracks

SEP-8-2021

Simulon Webcracks is a writer from a planet of writers who brings news of his planet’s literary festival to booth 42. Thank you to our guest Brendan Dowling for playing!

HA! S3E5 – Uncle Tammy’s Tawdry Tales

SEP-15-2021

Uncle Tammy takes a break from her bus-driving duties to exchange bawdy banter and reminisce with her old friends Trellis and Horatio. Thank you to our guest THE Jen Caldwell for playing!

HA! S3E6 – Splat Fourgone and The Morning Zoo Crew

SEP-22-2021

Morning zoo crew DJ Splat Fourgone takes a break from pranking unwary listeners in order to tell us about advanced fart machine technology and fear calories. Thank you to our guest Sean Monahan for playing!

HA! S3E7 – Meat Mignon

SEP-29-2021

Our guest Mignon brings with her more than tolerable information about her home planet’s dairy industry. Thank you to our guest Meggan Hyde for playing!

HA! S3E8 – Pankran Kelton, Poet Laurette of The Multiverse

OCT-6-2021

The renowned and prolific multiversal space poet Pankran Kelton graces us with his vitality and verses. Thank you to our guest Gary Anthony Williams for playing!

HA! S3E9 – Exclusively, Malexia Montgomery aka 1738

OCT-13-2021

Malexia Montgomery (aka 1738) is from the very exclusive planet Luxuria, where she writes, edits, and publishes an extremely successful magazine. Thank you to our guest Stephanie Rae for playing!

HA! S3E10 – Debbie Does Tourism

OCT-20-2021

Debbie is an Ambassador For Tourism from the planet Pantria, where they have everything anybody could want and can guarantee that they don’t eat tourists. Thank you to our guest Rich Sohn for playing!

HA! S3E11 – Workshops Bring Change and Change Brings Birthdays

OCT-27-2021

In this episode, a workshop facilitator named “….”. comes to us from The Planet Formerly Known As, bringing with her the literal winds of change and leaks of ideation. Thank you to our guest Jill Eickmann for playing!

HA! S3E12 – Celebrating Failure With Asper Aimsley

NOV-3-2021

Asper Aimsley is from the planet Pernot 17 where failure is celebrated, improvement is regulated, and Pernot 18 has been in committee for decades. Thank you to our guest Ed Morgan for playing!

HA! S3E13 – Roxy’s Hearts

NOV-10-2021

Roxy comes to Booth 42 in search of 42nd heart for her collection.

HA! S3E14 – Mot or Not?

NOV-17-2021

Mot is from the planet Opp-O-Site where of course they do everything the opposite way… except when they don’t. Thank you to our guest Adal Rifai for playing!

HA! S3E15 – Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen The 9000th Or So

NOV-24-2021

The current descendent of our prophet Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen visits Booth 42 with an update on life in the future universe where your not at all humble hosts are worshipped as gods. Thank you to our guest Jim Karwisch for playing!

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Season 2 Episodes

HA! S2E1 – Not Your Standard Ffeeee

MAY-5-2021

Ffeeee is a repo man from Scantron II, a world where all decisions are made by the taking of standardized tests, and he’s looking for the Great Answer Key. Thank you to our guest Andy Livengood for playing!

HA! S2E2 – Facilitating Good Times With Chandelier

MAY-5-2021

Chandelier is a Good Time Facilitator from Pleasurinda VI where they believe in survival of the prettiest. Thank you to our guest Alrinthea Carter for playing!

HA! S2E3 – Engineering Empathy with Ko FEE

MAY-12-2021

Ko FEE is an empathic engineer from the planet Dioretika in the Gestalt Nebula who gets in touch with our feelings. Thank you to our guest Joe Bill for playing!

HA! S2E4 – A Lunchbox For Sessil Smabe

MAY-12-2021

Sessil Smabe takes a break from proudly delivering thank you notes on her home planet of Niptune to have a cozy chat [with us] about lunchboxes and eclairs. Thank you to our guest Kate Murphy for playing!

HA! S2E5 – Martia Larts: In Search Of Something More Interesting

MAY-19-2021

Martia Larts has taken himself away from the planet Calgon in search of ideas for making it a more interesting tourist destination. Thank you to our guest Bill Arnett for playing!

HA! S2E6 – Havin’ A Party With Whasighah

MAY-26-2021

Whasighah is from the party planet Flopeera where everyone has multiple mouths, each with a different personality. Thank you to our guest Jackie Uweh for playing!

HA! S2E7 – Frangipan Blarkarwarnilum

JUN-2-2021

Frangipan Blarkarwarnilum is a telepathic technologist from the planet Notax (formerly in the Quark Vortex Chasm) where they accidentally steal your ideas and sell the resulting technology to you. Thank you to our guest Adam Lowe for playing!

HA! S2E8 – Suhlayuh Merikantha

JUN-9-2021

Suhlayuh Merikantha is an astral projectionist from the planet Plarb who brings tales of life in the cul de sac of the universe. Thank you to our guest Rebecca Sohn for playing!

HA! S2E9 – Chumway Funkenhauser The Third

JUN-16-2021

Chumway Funkenhauser The Third from somewhere in the Dunlop System is looking for something to sort of melt his brain. Thank you to our guest Joe Canale for playing!

HA! S2E10 – The Judgement Of Ethelexia

JUN-23-2021

Ethelexia comes from the Judgemental planet of Mertikewl in search of keychains to barter. Thank you to our guest Celeste Pechous for playing!

HA! S2E11 – Termin Feckin vs. The Machines

JUN-30-2021

Termin Feckin is from a planet whose old-fashioned procreation industry is being threatened by mechanization. Thank you to our guest Neal Curran for playing!

HA! S2E12 – An Emotional Display By FeFeelya Monk

JUL-7-2021

FeFeelya Monk comes from the planet Hylonimo where everyone literally wears their emotions on their sleeves. Thank you to our guest Robyn Lynne Norris for playing!

HA! S2E13 – Brushy Paints It Real

JUL-14-2021

Brushy is from a planet where most anything they paint becomes real. Thank you to our guest Liz Allen for playing!

HA! S2E14 – Here And Now, For Now, with Thomas The Eternal

JUL-21-2021

We attempt to match wits with an all-knowing being named Thomas The Eternal who can manipulate space and time. Thank you to our guest Michael J. Astrauskas for playing!

HA! S2E15 – Back From The Future With Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen The 6000th

JUL-28-2021

Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen The 6000th sort of returns from the future to update us on what’s happening in the civilization that arises after this universe ends… a civilization where your not so humble hosts are worshipped as gods. Thank you (again!) to our guest Jim Karwisch for playing!

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Season 1 Episodes

HA! S1E1 Pilot – Meet Trellis and Horatio

JAN-6-2021

Due to a lack of interested guests, your hosts Trellis Gardeen and Horatio Zinn interview each other. We loved playing with ourselves!!!

HA! S1E2 – Making Bad Decisions with Sentinel 6

JAN-6-2021

Sentinel Six from the semi-planet Junctionarian tells us of his mission to help others to make bad decisions. Thank you to our guest Shad Kunkle for playing!

HA! S1E3 – Facing Backwards with Frisk

JAN-6-2021

Frisk is from the planet Ohweeoh where they walk backwards to go forward so they can see where they’ve been. Thank you to our guest Landon Lee Kirksey for playing!

HA! S1E4 – Getting Comfy with Ted

JAN-13-2021

Our guest Ted brings with her tales of comfort from her home planet of Sealyposturpediarama. Thank you to our guest Nicky Margolis for playing!

HA! S1E5 – Bart Haaahm AKA The Haaaahmurr

JAN-20-2021

Bounty hunter Bart Haaahm from the LT Galaxy stops by in the midst of his ongoing pursuit of Carnies from the planet Carn. Thank you to our guest Jay Sukow for playing!

HA! S1E6 – Oskosh & Begosh

JAN-27-2021

We meet Oshkosh, his son Begosh, and their ancestors who all share the same body, as is the way on their home planet of Cardigan. Thank you to our guest Adrian Hanson for playing!

HA! S1E7 – Practicing Happiness with The Scofflaw

FEB-3-2021

We get to know an outlaw from the Unincorporated District Planet whose current alias is The Scofflaw. Thank you to our guest Joey Bland for playing!

HA! S1E8 – Talking in Co-centric Circles with Audromitron Parsley

FEB-10-2021

Audromitron, “Audro”, Parsley takes a break from her vacation to charm and fluster your ignoble hosts with details of her home planet of Heptra where life is based in co-centric circles. Thank you to our guest Kate Duffy for playing!

HA! S1E9 – Dan, the Floating Grey Skull

FEB-17-2021

From the soul ooze of the Collective Hive Mind planet comes a lonely floating grey skull named Dan who wants make friends. Thank you to our guest Jack Peeples for playing!

HA! S1E10 – Temporarily George Washington

FEB-24-2021

“George Washington” tells us of his home world, Cosplaytorium, where they base their entire culture on a different theme every month. Thank you to our guest Jonathan Pitts for playing!

HA! S1E11 – Defusing Fun with Borazon Blokz

MAR-3-2021

Borazon Blokz tells us about his very serious home world of Partee II and his efforts to prevent it from succumbing to the same fate as Partee I. Thank you to our guest Dave Hill for playing!

HA! S1E12 – Positively Positivitus Rexus

MAR-10-2021

She’s a lizard lady from The Basket Of Imperium and when she’s not ceremoniously tearing men apart who accidentally happen upon her planet, she’s travelling the universe trying to “borrow” their DNA to further her species.

HA! S1E13 – Ed of Passivo VII

MAR-17-2021

Ed comes from Passivo VII a planet he’d rather no outsiders visit. Thank you to our guest Nick Armstrong for playing!

HA! S1E14 – Glorpston Loves Frogball!

MAR-24-2021

We spend time with Glorpston “Glorpston” Glorpston, a noted writer of notes and dedicated Frogball fan from the planet Shumptau. Thank you to our guest Andy St. Clair for playing!

HA! S1E15 – Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen the 3000th

MAR-31-2021

Zinn Skenektikus Gardeen The 3000th comes from the universe that will arise after our universe. It turns out that we’re a pretty big deal there. Thank you to our guest Jim Karwisch for playing!