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Alpha Book Club Reads HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE Part 2: Improbabilities

Hello, and welcome to Alpha Book Club! If this is your first time joining us, you’re in for a real treat. Alpha Book Club is, as the title suggests, an interactive book club hosted by Nerdist Editor-in-Chief Rachel Heine (that’s me!), host of the Nick Animation Podcast and many of Geek & Sundry‘s Twitch shows, Hector Navarro, and from SourceFedNERD and GeekBomb, the incomparable Maude Garrett. Every Wednesday at 6:15pm PST, we gather together online with our fellow bookworms to discuss a section of that month’s chosen book.

Like any good book club, ABC features rousing discussion about characters, themes, tone, and style, fan casting or comparing potential film adaptations, questions from the audience, and of course, copious amounts of wine. Usually, you can only watch Alpha Book Club by signing up to be an Alpha member, but for the entire month of February, we’re bringing you our latest book, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, for free on the Nerdist YouTube channel!

Above you’ll find our second discussion of the month, where we learn more about the Improbability Drive, discover the legendary lost planet of Magrathea, and turn two missiles into the ill-fated petunia plant and sperm whale. If you’re just joining us for the first time, never fear! You can watch the first episode right here:


Join us next week where we read Chapters 27 – 19, wrap up the book, and select the next book for April. Make sure you send us your ideas @JoinTeamAlpha using #AlphaBookClub!

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