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Colm & Steve are joined by their old friend & Radio Morpork alum, Rose, to discuss the final chapter in the long rambling trek through the Discworld. They talk about the unfinished nature of this book, how it deals with tradition and modernity,
Steve & Colm tackle the penultimate book in the Discworld canon, finding a lot to talk about and a lot more to disagree about. They discuss modernity, tradition, identity, fundamentalism, and, of course, trains. Colm sets off groans across the
Steve & Colm discuss Vimes' final outing, as the Commander of the City Watch takes a jaunt to the country with his family. They discuss the risk of homogenisation during cultural integration, parse the plot to unpick its uneven attempts at narr
Colm and Steve discuss the penultimate book in the Tiffany Aching sub-series. They talk about the pros and cons of narrative messiness, modernity encroaching into the Chalk, and characters navigating the tricky balance between public responsibi
Colm and Steve take a look at Pratchett taking a look at the beautiful game. Colm pedantically grumbles about some of the football stuff Terry got wrong (a forward wearing the number 4 is a crime against nature) but there's some actual critical
Steve and Colm briefly divert from reading through the Discworld series to discuss the trailer for BBC America's controversial adaptation of The Watch.
Colm and Steve cast an eye over Moist von Lipwig's second outing. Their discussion takes in how the novel's strengths and weaknesses are interlinked (namely: loadsa ideas and a very well established world to draw from), whether Moist is worthy
Steve and Colm tackle Tiffany's third adventure, taking in Twilight, Titanic and teenage angst. They discuss the significance of the character-driven nature of the Tiffany books, themes of responsibility and community, and the struggle for a wi
Steve and Colm divert from their usual trek through the Discworld books to speak with Marc Burrows about his forthcoming book, The Magic of Terry Pratchett. Marc has written the first full biography of the great man and it's jammed with insight
Colm & Steve go back to the well on Pratchett going back to the well of Dwarf-Troll tensions. They discuss brilliant atmosphere building, less than brilliant plotting and whether Vimes still works as a protagonist post-Night Watch.
Rose returns to join Colm and Steve in discussing the introduction of Pratchett's final recurring protagonist, Moist Von Lipwig. They talk about community, finance, conman-archetypes, and Colm rambles about a Metal Gear Solid-style Discworld-se
Colm & Steve tackle Tiffany Aching's second outing. Their discussion takes in everything from identity to homesickness to narrative structure, and, for some reason, a fair amount of superhero references.
Steve and Colm discuss this grim little outlier in the Discworld canon. Expect lots of talk about gender roles, internalised misogyny, propaganda and comparisons to post-Independence Ireland. Abominations unto Nuggan abound!
Colm and Steve look at the Discworld debut of Tiffany Aching. They discuss grief, responsibility, childhood and the godawful poetry of William McGonagle.
Colm and Steve tackle Night Watch, Terry Pratchett’s sprawling yet intimate time travel political thriller/character study. It’s Les Miz meets A Tale of Two Cities! It’s Demolition Man meets The Death of Stalin! It’s Vimes meets Vimes!
Colm and Steve tackle Night Watch, Terry Pratchett’s sprawling yet intimate time travel political thriller/character study. It’s Les Miz meets A Tale of Two Cities! It’s Demolition Man meets The Death of Stalin! It’s Vimes meets Vimes!
Colm and Steve examine the first YA Discworld book. They ponder on the difference between young adult and, eh, old adult literature. And they also discuss Pratchett's love of cargo cults, his more cynical take on the role of stories and one of
Steve and Colm turn their attentions to the illustrated homage to the last days of sword and sorcery and the first days of spacefaring that is The Last Hero. They discuss the nature of heroism, legacy, magic, science-v-religion, mortality and D
Steve and Colm return to the Discworld just in time for the apocalypse... again. They discuss time, life, the apocalypse and chocolate while unpacking this truly singular book. In a desperate stab at relevance and/or a fumbling attempt to artic
Radio Morpork returns! Colm and Steve dive into the Discworld's 25th outing with enthusiasm, and, very occasionally, insight. They discuss journalistic ethics, the clever use of recurring characters and the theme of 'respectability' that runs t
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time. Colm and Steve watch Ridley Scott's The Fifth Elephant with Harrison Ford as Vimes, Rutgar Hauer as Wolfgang and, eh, Imelda Staunton as Lady Margolotta.
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time. Supernatural foes are trying to take over the kingdom and Granny Weatherwax is starting to doubt herself! Sound familiar? Colm and Steve take in the last
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time. Steve and Colm take a trip down under (not exactly possible on the Disc unless you want to end up on an elephant's back, but bear with us) and discuss th
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time. Radio Morpork returns from its post-Hogswatch slumbers and wakes up to war! Colm and Steve discuss how this book feels like a bit of an oddity within the
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time. Happy Hogswatch, one and all! In honour of the occasion, Steve and Colm are joined by their old friend, Rose to talk about the dark roots that run beneat
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