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The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. We’ll be splitting each book into three weekly episodes of analysis, discussion and tangents, with a week off in between books to refresh our brains.

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel

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    • 4.5 • 14 Ratings

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. We’ll be splitting each book into three weekly episodes of analysis, discussion and tangents, with a week off in between books to refresh our brains.

    E62: Maskerade Pt. 3 (Climbing Into Box 8)

    E62: Maskerade Pt. 3 (Climbing Into Box 8)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 
    This week, Part 3 of our recap of “Maskerade”. 
    Foreshadowing! Pays! Off!
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi 
    Things we blathered on about:
    “While Terry was programing his ZX81 to Inform him of the high and low greenhouse temperatures overnight . . .” - Twitter (@terryandrob)
    Tree Swing - Business Balls [erm]
    The Masochism Tango (Tom Lehrer) - harpmolly’s rendition - YouTube
    Fish Fall Archives - The Fortean
    Bouncing Tosca - Opera Anecdotes
    Grey Reads "The Masque of the Red Death" for Pandemicween - YouTube

    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    61 - Maskerade Pt. 2 (As The Actress Said To The Bishop)

    61 - Maskerade Pt. 2 (As The Actress Said To The Bishop)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 
    This week, Part 2 of our recap of “Maskerade”. 
    Plinges! Popping Corks! Mrs Palm! 
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi 
    Things we blathered on about:
    Maskerade - The Annotated Pratchett File
    Lindsay Ellis on Phantom of the Opera:
    Joel Schumacher's Phantom of the Opera: A Video Essay 
    The Most Whitewashed Character In Literary History 
    Loose Canon: Phantom of the Opera (Part 1) - Before Broadway  
    Loose Canon: Phantom of the Opera (Part 2): After Lord Andy 
    The Curse of The Yellow Clarinet - Jenny Clarinet
    I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General - YouTube
    Tom Lehrer - The Elements - LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967 - YouTube
    The Holy Anorankh - The AFP Timelines
    Insights Into Couture Sewing Part 1 - Time To Sew
    On the Origin of Really Shiny Species - National Geographic

    Mogadored - World Wide Words

    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    60: Maskerade Pt. 1 (Chekhov's Chandelier)

    60: Maskerade Pt. 1 (Chekhov's Chandelier)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 
    This week, Part 1 of our recap of “Maskerade”. 
    Interrobang! Ampersand! Exclamation Points!!!!!
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi 
    Things we blathered on about:
    Maskerade - Colin Smythe 
    Maskerade - The Annotated Pratchett File
    @divamarisa on TikTok (Wagner content)
    For the Time Being by Annie Dillard - Goodreads
    Breakfast Island - The British Library
    The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps, by Edward Brooke-Hitching - Goodreads
    Does the Dog Die? (“Crowdsourced emotional spoilers for movies, tv, books and more.”)
    The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011) - IMDb
    What's Opera, Doc? (1957) - IMDb
    Who is Frank Spencer? - Radio Times
    Nanny Ogg's Cookbook | Sir Terry Pratchett
    An Investigation Of Professional Ballet Dancers’ Pre-performance Routines and Superstitious Behaviours (PDF link)
    Last plays of Molière - Britannica
    Catastrophe theory - Britannica

    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bonus: Down The Rabbit Hole (Compilation)

    Bonus: Down The Rabbit Hole (Compilation)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, usually read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 
    This week, a special bonus episode! Enjoy this compilation of clips from our patreon-only podcast: “Down The Rabbit Hole”. Check out our patron here, and remember that if you sign up you get access to all past bonus content, as well as monthly rabbit holes, extended video episodes of the main podcast and whatever nonsense we decide to throw at you!*

    *Not literal, and so far no listeners have been harmed in the making of said nonsense. 
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi 

    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 18 min
    Bonus: The Watch feat. Marc Burrows (Machina Ex Deus)

    Bonus: The Watch feat. Marc Burrows (Machina Ex Deus)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, usually read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 
    This week, special guest Marc Burrows joins us to react to BBC America’s The Watch!
    Stories! More Stories! Too Much Story?
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi. Find Marc Burrows here: @20thCenturyMarc 
    Things we blathered on about:
    The Watch - iPlayer
    THE MAGIC OF TERRY PRATCHETT: A Biography
    Calling time on The Watch? What went wrong (and right) with the latest Terry Pratchett adaptation - Marc Burrows’ review for Hey U Guys
    Locus Awards Ceremony 2021 - YouTube (timestamp link – goes to Marc’s bit!)
    Terry Pratchett’s The Watch (2011 footage of Pratchett) - YouTube
    Fridging - TV Tropes

    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    59: Interesting Times Pt. 3 (The Ennui of the Barbarian Heroes)

    59: Interesting Times Pt. 3 (The Ennui of the Barbarian Heroes)

    The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan and Francine Carrel, read and recap every book from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in chronological order. 


    This week, Part 3 of our recap of “Interesting Times”. 
    Sandwiches! Sumos! Some Nuance!
    Find us on the internet:
    Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod
    Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret
    Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetruthshallmakeyefret
    Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi 
    Things we blathered on about:
    The Other Half of the Secret - Neil Gaiman’s Journal
    The sandwich war - /r/curatedtumblr
    A Cook’s Tour, Anthony Bourdain - Goodreads
    /r/Admiral_Cloudberg - reddit
    Willow Pattern Plate - Wikipedia
    Terra Cotta Soldiers on the March - Smithsonian Magazine
    Edible bird's nest - Wikipedia


    Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Startryst ,

Discworld fans will love this glorious podcast!

I’m a huge fan! I love listening to the hosts talk about the books as well as their perspectives on “Roundworld” subjects. I find the hosts very relatable and so for me it feels like I’m sitting in on a conversation with close friends. 10/10 would recommend to anyone (except under the context of “family-friendly” 😆😆😆)

CherylPj ,

I love the banter.

While I came to this podcast because I love Terry Pratchett, it is the banter before the book discussion that keeps me here. I enjoy the tangents as well as the book discussion. Well worth a listen. And I’m pretty sure I know what word was bleeped in episode 7. Well done that.

Grimm SQUEEKER ,

What could you possibly bleep?

I have been a fan of Terry Pratchet for years, and I enjoyed listening two of his other fans discussing his stories.

One question, I just listened to E7, and couldn’t guess what may have been bleeped?

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