63 episodes

Join writer Elizabeth Flux and comedian Ben McKenzie on their six* year mission to read every Terry Pratchett novel**, one a month, and discuss them with special guests, puns, listener questions and footnotes! Episodes are released on the 7Ath of each month (Australian Eastern time); the next book is listed at pratchatpodcast.com and announced at the end of each episode. Send in questions via Twitter or Facebook!



The explicit tag represents a fairly average Australian level of coarse language.



* ...ish.

** Not just the Discworld ones!

Pratchat - a Terry Pratchett and Discworld book club Splendid Chaps Productions

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

Join writer Elizabeth Flux and comedian Ben McKenzie on their six* year mission to read every Terry Pratchett novel**, one a month, and discuss them with special guests, puns, listener questions and footnotes! Episodes are released on the 7Ath of each month (Australian Eastern time); the next book is listed at pratchatpodcast.com and announced at the end of each episode. Send in questions via Twitter or Facebook!



The explicit tag represents a fairly average Australian level of coarse language.



* ...ish.

** Not just the Discworld ones!

    Mr Doodle, the Man on the Moon

    Mr Doodle, the Man on the Moon

    The last hero on the Disc is going out with a bang - and he might just take everyone else with him! But who do you send to stop a hero? A genius? Another hero? A coward? How about all three... Georgina Chadderton joins us to talk the 27th Discworld book, THE LAST HERO, and its lavish illustrations by Paul Kidby!

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    The Land Before Vimes

    The Land Before Vimes

    Revolution is in the air! The people call out for truth, justice, freedom, reasonably priced love...and a hard-boiled egg? Yes, don your lilac and watch out for lightning as Nadia Bailey joins us to go back to our own pasts in the 29th Discworld novel, NIGHT WATCH.

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    A (Very) Few Words by Hner Ner Hner

    A (Very) Few Words by Hner Ner Hner

    Thanks to a technical glitch, we've had to send our next book Night Watch a month into the future - but fear not! In it's place we take the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of Ankh-Morpork, as expressed through three of Pratchett's shortest Discworld writings: the Ankh-Morpork National Anthem, some Medical Notes on some unique medical complaints, and a speech given by Lord Vetinari himself on a very special occasion...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Near-Watch Experience

    A Near-Watch Experience

    A dragon summoned by a dead man threatens the city! Time to neck a bottle of whiskey, strap on an electric guitar, and get the band back together. Patrick Lenton and Fury pick up their remotes and join us to watch THE WATCH!

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Boffoing the Winter Slayer

    Boffoing the Winter Slayer

    When the beat calls, teenage witch Tiffany Aching answers...and attracts some unwanted attention from the ancient spirit of winter. But is he more Mr Freeze or Iceman? She's not sure yet - but there's plenty of other trouble to deal with while she finds out... Bestselling sci-fi and fantasy author Garth Nix joins us to talk WINTERSMITH.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Oggswatch Feast 2021

    Oggswatch Feast 2021

    In our fiftieth episode we cooked three recipes from Nanny Ogg's Cookbook...but the book has around fifty! So get ready for a Hogswatch feast with no fewer than ten special guests, including previous guests Elly Squire, Nadia Bailey and Anna Ahveninen, future guest Liam Pieper, and the hosts of three other Pratchett podcasts: Wyrd Sisters, The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret, and the Compleat Discography! Plu Liz and Ben share a few extra goodies of their own. It's a collaborative Oggswatch feast!

    • 2 hrs 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Atcote ,

Pull the other one, it has got puns on.

Pratchett changed my life when I was reading his books for the first time, and Pratchat is kind enough to bring all those good feelings back to me.
Just fantastic discussions, a good, normally calm flow and guests with a great range of both life experiences and takes on Pratchett.
Thank you Ben and Liz.

Wood Ridings ,

Pratchatt Rocks

I love this podcast! The topic is amazing of course and the interaction between Liz & Ben is always fun, witty and chock a block full of puns. If you love Sir Terry you’ll get a good kick out of this series.

Wil.Ethan.Kel ,

You could have called the behaviour out but didn’t

The comment in The Science of the Discworld episode about pharmacists being just sellers. You both knew that it was going to offend pharmacists. And yet you still kept going. Liz even saying that all sellers are technically pharmacists. You don’t agree with fat jokes and yet denigrating someone else’s profession is ok? And that guest’s name - not worth me remembering - I choose not to insult her by dissing her chosen profession. You guys were brilliant - until that very moment. Fat jokes are not ok, but dissing a person’s career is? Shame on you lot.

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