70 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

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    • 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!

    Charlie and the Whale Factory

    Charlie and the Whale Factory

    Roundworld’s gone wrong again! Humanity is doomed because some bloke named Charles wrote the wrong book. But what - or who - changed history? Why? And can the wizards fix it? Science and Fiction writer Dr Kat Day joins us to talk The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Get Your Dad to Mars!

    Get Your Dad to Mars!

    Sally Lindsay, super-stepper, is going on the ultimate road trip with her Dad - only where they're going, there are no roads. But why go to Mars when you have infinite Earths at home? He won't say... Meanwhile Joshua Valienté chases rumours of super-smart kids, and Captain Maggie Kauffman flies her airship farther into the Long Earth than ever before. Writer and podcaster Joel Martin returns to discuss the third Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Long Earth novel, The Long Mars.

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    The Barbarian Switch

    The Barbarian Switch

    We've all found unexpected things on the doorstep after a pint too many. In Kevin Dogger's case, it's Erdan the Barbarian - the hero of his series of fantasy novels, whom he killed off in a fit of pique the night before... Join returning guest, writer Penny Love, as we discuss Pratchett's 1988 short story "FINAL REWARD"!

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Daniel Superbaboon

    Daniel Superbaboon

    Fasten your "moving belt", return your podcatcher to the upright position and watch out for craters as we make an emergency step sideways! In this last-minute replacement bonus episode, Liz and Ben take a look at Pratchett's 1986 short story "The High Meggas" - the basis for his later Long Earth novels, co-authored with Stephen Baxter.

    • 57 min
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    In a future where artificial reality technology allows anyone to edit their world - or escape to another one entirely - Darren Thompson makes a living keeping the machines going. But his latest job features a corpse, a suit and an apartment full of coppers... Sean Williams joins us to talk about Pratchett's 1990 short story, "#ifdefDEBUG + 'world'/'enough' + 'time'"!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Eeek Club 2022

    Eeek Club 2022

    What do we want? Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, a Hard-Boiled Egg...and another Bonus Episode of Pratchat!



    Join us for our second annual discussion of topics chosen by our Eeek tier subscribers, in celebration of the Glorious 25th of May.

    • 1 hr 41 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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