Episode 22: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Joe and Mark join Matt Watts, writer, comedian and actor to discuss the classic radio series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (HHGTG).

That’s right, before it was a book or a movie, the Douglas Adams classic was a radio series on the BBC.

They get into the nature of writing. What it’s like working on long-form prose after spending a career writing jokes and scripts. How fun it is to fly by the seat of your pants. And how it’s possible to get better and better at it as you get older.

But don’t panic. They then take a nerdy left turn and really get into HHGTG.

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Matt Watts is best known for his work on Ken Finkleman’s The Newsroom. He was also the star and a writer on Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays (Michael: Everyday), on CBC television.

He’s also a comedian and radio writer and actor. He’s worked on the CBC One radio dramas: Steve, The First, its sequel Steve, The Second and Canadia: 2056. (SF goodness all!)

You can check out Michael: Everyday and The Newsroom on CBC Gem.

Photo of Matt Watts wearing glasses and a suit with his tie askew

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