Month: October 2022

96: The Last Hero Pt. 2 (Legacy is Best Served Cold)

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 “The Last Hero”. 

Heroes! Villains! Betrayal! Balloon!

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Things we blathered on about:

Joanna’s theatre piece in London (1 Dec and 3 Dec) – Theatre503 

Can you Solve these 10 Medieval Riddles? – Medievalists.net

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton – Goodreads 

Gordian Knot – Wikipedia  

And Alexander Wept – The Paris Review

Who Invented Velcro? –  Live Science   

Story of Aṣṭadiggajas 

The Two Cultures – Wikipedia 

About Edge.org  

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

95: The Last Hero Pt. 1 (Speaking of Unhinged Rants)

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 “The Last Hero”. 

Pictures! Dragons! Explosives! Horse…?

Find us on the internet:

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:

LIVE: Can Liz Truss outlast a lettuce? – YouTube

continentalbreakfast – TikTok

The Annotated Pratchett File v9.0 – The Last Hero 

Pratchat Podcast (@PratchatPodcast) – Twitter 

100th birthday party?! – r/TTSMYF 

Poems (Chesterton, 1915)/The Last Hero – Wikisource

Dinotopia – Wikipedia 

Interview: Paul Kidby – PressReader   

Paul Kidby Interview – Artist Insight 

Paul Kidby – paulkidby.com 

The Discworld Imaginarium 

Bronze Bust of Sir Terry Pratchett Revealed – YouTube 

Marmaduke Constable – Wikipedia 

Ray Bradbury telling us to explode – TTSMYF

Songs & Tales: The riddles of Bilbo and Gollum – The Grey Havens

Death with Kitten – paulkidby.com 

Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner: Miriam Margolyes on Apple Podcasts 

Wordcount for Lovecraft’s Favorite Words – The Arkham Archivist 

1066 and All Saxon – The Anglish Moot 

You’re Dead To Me: The Bayeux Tapestry – BBC Sounds

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com


 

Ray Bradbury telling us to explode

Picking up Zen in the Art of Writing, I found two instances of “go explode!” advice within the first few pages.

I have come up with a new simile to describe myself lately. It can be yours.

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.

After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

Now, it’s your turn. Jump!

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing, Preface

The history of each story, then, should read almost like a weather report: Hot today, cool tomorrow. This afternoon, burn down the house. Tomorrow, pour cold critical water upon the simmering coals. Time enough to think and cut and rewrite tomorrow. But today—explode—fly apart—disintegrate! The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft, in the hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch fire, too?

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing, The Joy of Writing

Bonus: An Episode with Footnotes

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, we briefly travel back to the real world to discuss the excellent new Pratchett biography from Rob Wilkins – Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes

Find us on the internet:

Twitter: @MakeYeFretPod

Instagram: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret

Facebook: @TheTruthShallMakeYeFret

Email: thetruthshallmakeyefretpod@gmail.com

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Want to follow your hosts and their internet doings? Follow Joanna on twitter @joannahagan and follow Francine @francibambi

Marc’s Stuff:

Marc Burrows – Buy Books 

The Glom of Nit Newsletter

Twitter (@20thCenturyMarc)  

Other things we talked about:

The Magic of Terry Pratchett (an interview with Marc Burrows) – TTSMYF 

The Salmon of Doubt – Hitchhikers Fandom

Joseph and his Unpleasantly Brown Jacket – Part 1 (Blood and Honey). Told by Tony Robinson – YouTube 

Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die on Vimeo 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

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