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Welcome back to Jeremy and Jason’s Uptown Dance Party, aka RadioBastard, the greatest podcast on earth (that used to be called, The BastardCast)!

This time on the show, the guys return for episode 101 with special guest Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia) who stops by to shill his eBay auctions and talk with our illustrious hosts about the week’s nerdy news, the splendor that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide, our right to read whatever we like and the death of Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

Above: Today’s Google doodle honors none other than science fiction legend, Douglas Adams, on what would be his 61st birthday. Break out the ole’ Hitchhiker’s Guide and get adventuring. But don’t forget your towel!

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Firstly, let me say Happy Towel Day to all the hoopy froods out there with towel close by and Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster in hand. Secondly, if what I just wrote is lost on you then you clearly have missed out on one of the greatest book/radio play/TV series/video game/comic book/disappointing Hollywood movie  ever created. Thirdly, apparently it is a stage show now too.

The classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from the sadly less than immortal Douglas Adams, will be taking to the stage with the cast from the radio play for a 24 date tour. June 8th to July 21st fans will be treated to an insanely faithful performance of the original radio script by all the surviving cast: Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, the voice of Stephen Moore as Marvin The Paranoid Android  (Neil Gaiman fills in for the late Peter Jones as the Voice of the Book) all under the direction of Dirk Maggs.

Everything about this production is absolutely perfect. Well, except one thing.

Now, if you are a fan of HHG2G and are NOT currently in the United Kingdom, well… the tour is just for the limeys apparently. They will however be releasing some downloads from the various shows on the official website.

Personally? Well… if I start swimming now…

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

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