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9: Equal Rites Pt.3 (Crumbs All Up In There)

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret is a podcast in which your hosts, Joanna Hagan-Young 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 “Equal Rites”. 

Vocal Warm-ups! Coruscate! Confusion about the Universe! Cabbage! Quantum! Sub-Atomic Particles! Scones! 

Content Warning Misophonia. We do eat on this episode of the podcast (while performing important scientific research). While we’ve made every effort to reduce noise, this may be difficult for those who suffer from Misophonia. The chompy part of the segment starts at 50:40.

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Things we blathered on about:

Illustrated Ocean at the End of the Lane (Wordery) 

Jörmungandr, the world serpent (Wiki)

Yggdrasil, the world tree (Wiki)

Albatross! (Youtube)

Tag (Wiki) – check out the names and variants

Miriam Margolyes (IMDb)

The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North (Goodreads)


Cloud of atoms goes beyond absolute zero (New Scientist)

How do you do take your cream tea? (BBC)

The Queen Settles Scone Debate on Whether Jam or Cream Should Go First

Gormenghast (series) (Wiki)

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

2 thoughts on “9: Equal Rites Pt.3 (Crumbs All Up In There)”

  1. is the odor of cabbage a British idiom? Reading Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St Mary’s the time travel pods smell like boiled cabbage regardless of how new or used they are. Is it something like an institutional smell there? now I’m wondering what ubiquitous smell in the US would be

    1. Yes, it’s absolutely a stereotypical institutional smell here. Schools, council buildings, care homes etc. I suppose vegetables boiled in bulk end up smelling of cabbage!

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