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 and footnotes! Episodes released on the 8th of each month (Australian time); check pratchatpodcast.com and the end of each episode for notice of the next book, and send in questions to us via Twitter or Facebook! The explicit tag represents a fairly average Australian level of coarse language.
The King and the Hole of the King
Vampires! Werewolves! Dwarfs! A Scone! It's all happening in Uberwald as Sam Vimes goes from policeman to ambassador in THE FIFTH ELEPHANT, and we welcome back comedian Richard McKenzie.
All the Fun of the...Fish?
Someone told Granny Weatherwax to be nice, so er...we'll just be down here in this bomb shelter... Luckily, we discovered comedian, musician and unofficial Pratchett biographer Marc Burrows was in the same one! So we recorded this episode with him about the 1998 Discworld short story "The Sea and Little Fishes".
Moisten to Steal
CONTENT ADVISORY: this podcast contains frequent use of the word Moist. It may also include the terms "fecund", "stagnant", "pible" and "post office". Luckily it also contains an extended discussion of one of Terry Pratchett's most beloved books, GOING POSTAL, with guest magicians and scam experts, Nicholas J Johnson and Lawrence Leung.
The Shopping Trolley Problem
Leaving something behind in the past can really mess with history - especially if it's one of your best friends! Will Kostakis puts on his trousers of time and talks with us about the third and final of Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell books, 1996's Johnny and the Bomb.
Home Alone, But Vampires
Lancre is neck-deep in vampires - but these ones have read TV Tropes! And all is not well with our favourite country coven. Has Granny quit the band? With Magrat newly a Mother, can Nanny really take over as...uh…”the other one”? Will Agnes’ inner witch come out to play? Find out as Gillian Cosgriff joins us to talk about vampires, phoenixes and pride in 1998’s twenty-third Discworld novel, Carpe Jugulum.
Great Balls of Physics
A disc on a turtle with four elephants in between sounds pretty ridiculous...but who are we to talk? We live on a giant spinning ball of rock...
Liz, Ben and science communicator Anna Ahveninen look at our cosmos from a wizard's-eye view in 1999’s The Science of Discworld.
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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.
It’s Pratchat all the way down
Delightful, insightful & a great prompt to remember & re-read these wonderful works (plus, an outrageous quantity of quality puns).
'Lots many hours of enjoyment'
Elizabeth, Ben and their guests make excellent guides for revisiting The Disc and it's characters in a podcast as solid as the river Ankh.