Pratchat

Pratchat


Latest Episodes

#Pratchat33 – Cat, Rats and Two Meddling Kids
July 07, 2020

Liz, Ben and writer Michelle Law go on a surprisingly dark ride in Pratchett's skewed take on the "Pied Piper", 2001's Discworld for Younger Readers book, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Everyone knows that the best way to get rid of a...

#Pratchat32 – Meet the Feegles
June 07, 2020

Liz, Ben and librarian Meaghan Dew come down from the mountains to a land of sheep, chalk and tiny blue warriors, and meet the youngest witch ever, in Pratchett's 2003 Discworld for Younger Readers book, The Wee Free Men.

#Pratchat31 – It’s Just a Step to the West
May 07, 2020

In episode 31, Liz, Ben and returning guest Joel Martin step sideways into the infinite earths of Pratchett's 2012 collaboration with Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth. In 2015, plans for a strange but simple box-shaped device called a "Stepper",

#Pratchat30 – Looking Widdershins
April 07, 2020

For our thirtieth episode, Liz and Ben take a break from reading books and instead read your comments and questions, looking back on both Pratchett's work and their own. Which one of Dibbler's schemes would you fall for?

A Thirtieth Announcement
March 25, 2020

We've made a change in our schedule! Our next book will indeed be The Long Earth, as announced last episode, but we'll be postponing that to May. Our thirtieth episode, #Pratchat30, will instead feature Liz and Ben answering your broader Pratchett ques...

#Pratchat29 – Great Rimward Land
March 07, 2020

In episode 29, Liz, Ben and guest Fury join Rincewind on a journey to a strangely familiar land in Pratchett's 1992 loving Discworld parody of Australia, The Last Continent. (A quick content note: this one has more swearing than usual,

#Pratchat28 – All Our Base Are Belong to You
February 07, 2020

In episode 28, players Liz, Ben and guest Steve Lamattina press start and blast away at Pratchett's 1992 novel of kids, war and videogames, Only You Can Save Mankind. Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell isn't the best at computer games,

#Pratchat27 – Leshp Miserablés
January 07, 2020

Liz and Ben are joined by guest Craig Hildebrand-Burke to discuss the 1997 Discworld novel, Jingo.

#Pratchat26 – The Long Dark Mr Teatime of the Soul
December 07, 2019

In episode 26, Michael Williams of The Wheeler Centre joins Liz and Ben to get into the holiday spirit with the very Christmassy 1996 Discworld novel Hogfather. It's Hogswatch, and the Assassins Guild of Ankh-Morpork has accepted a very unusual assi...

Bonus Episode – The Pratchatters’ Guide to the Night Terrace
November 18, 2019

Liz asks Ben about Night Terrace, his original time travel radio comedy, currently crowdfunding a third season!