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110: The Wee Free Men Pt. 3 (Crivens in the Air)

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 “The Wee Free Men”. 

Thunder! Lightning! Whales! Sneebs!

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Things we blathered on about:

Dandelion goodies [@appalachian_forager] – TikTok

Bad Poetry with ChatGPT – TTSMYF

Clerihew – Wikipedia  

Author clerihews [@francibambi] – Twitter

Seneca White Deer – Wiki 

[Note on whales: Sperm whales are the biggest toothed whales. And they’re huge. But the *very* biggest are baleen whales, so I’m calling our speculation a qualified victory.]

BBC NEWS | UK | Award for tsunami warning pupil 

The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke – The Tate

Elimination of a Picture & its Subject – Wiki

Real Dreams are Weirder – TV Tropes 

[ORF: OK so it’s not ever *really* too cold to snow, but it’s going to be less likely.] Too Cold to Snow? | AccuWeather 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

109: The Wee Free Men Pt. 2 (Slip & Crumble: Lawyers at Large)

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 Wee Free Men”. 

Buttresses! Sundials! Dreams in Dreams in Dreams!

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Things we blathered on about:

Old Gods of Appalachia 

Gingerbread cottage on chicken feet [@picturedragon] – Twitter

The Tay Bridge Disaster by William McGonagall – Scottish Poetry Library 

[See also: No Such Thing as a Fish episode 238, No Such Thing as a Low Sofa] 

💖 The Tale of Tiffany 💖 – CGP Grey – YouTube 

Someone Dead Ruined My Life… Again. – CGP Grey – YouTube 

Zero shadow day – Wikipedia 

Thunderbolt Iron – TV Tropes 

“Rosebud in June” – Steeleye Span – YouTube

A Shepherd's Life: Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs by W. H. Hudson – Project Gutenberg

Sheep Folklore: The Life and Lore of the Shepherd – #FolkloreThursday 

Shepherding tools and customs: Ingram, Arthur – Internet Archive 

Folk-Lore/Volume 20/Superstitions and Survivals amongst Shepherds – Wikisource

Eightsomes and then some –  Nellifant Dances 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

108: The Wee Free Men Pt. 1 (I Crave The Incline)

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 Wee Free Men”. 

Nae Queen! Nae Laird! Nae Focus!

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Things we blathered on about:

The delightful surprise of “new” Terry Pratchett stories – New Statesman

The Wee Free Men – Colin Smythe 

Paul Kidby Paintings 

WFM Promotional Interview – L Space

Wee Free – Wikipedia 

A Glossary of Provincial Words and Phrases in Use in Wiltshire

Jenny Greenteeth – Oxford Reference 

Folkdays: Silbury Hill – Nellie Cole 

Dragon Hill — British Folklore 

Rock of ages: how chalk made England | Geology – The Guardian  

A history of hedges – The RSPB 

Why We Think Outhouses All Had Crescent Moons in Their Doors – Atlas Obscura 

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree – YouTube 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

107: The Science of Discworld Pt. 2 (Pettier, and Full of Academics)

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 Science of Discworld”. 

Rocks! Bones! The End of Life as We Know It!

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Things we blathered on about:

Alex from Mars' comment – /r/TTSMYF 

Wild yams & elephants tweet (@MythicAfricans) – Twitter 

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost – Poetry Foundation 

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, by Stephen Brusatte – Goodreads 

TEN NEGLECTED EXAMPLES OF “ANCIENT” SCIENCE FICTION – Balladeer's Blog 

The fiction that predicted space travel – BBC Culture 

The Bone Wars: how a bitter rivalry drove progress in palaeontology – BBC Science Focus Magazine 

Brontosaurus Stomps Back to Claim Its Status as Real Dinosaur – National Geographic

Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind by Ian Stewart – Goodreads 

Alan MacMasters: How the great online toaster hoax was exposed – BBC News 

Why People Once Thought Mice Grew Out of Wheat and Sweaty Shirts – WIRED 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

106: The Science of Discworld Pt. 1 (Dynamically Dominant)

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 Science of Discworld”. 

Moons! Stars! Galaxies! BURSARR!

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Things we blathered on about:

Lie-to-children – Wikipedia 

Terry Pratchett and the real science of Discworld– [Jack Cohen interview] Guardian

The magic numbers – [Ian Stewart interview] The Guardian  

Jack Cohen obituary – The Guardian 

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump – Wikipedia 

THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD with Terry Pratchett at Science Gallery Dublin – YouTube   

The Simple Secret of Runway Digits – CGP Grey, YouTube 

www.langtonant.com

Langton’s Ant – Wiki

Anty Particles by Ian Stewart – Wayback Machine

50ft tides in Burntcoat Head Park, Nova Scotia – YouTube 

Omnibus Episode 182: Biosphere 2 (Entry 124.IS6517) 

Science Fiction Sent Man to the Moon – The New York Times 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

Bonus: An Interview with C.K. McDonnell

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 marvelous bonus episode! We sat down with the wonderful writer C.K. McDonnell to talk about The Stranger Times series and, of course, all things Pratchett!

Find C.K. McDonnell on the internet:
https://whitehairedirishman.com/

https://thestrangertimes.co.uk/

Love Will Tear Us Apart – the latest book in the Stranger Times series, is available in hardback on the 9th of February from all good bookshops! Pre-order here.

See C.K. live in conversation here.

Want more? Listen to The Bunny Cast and The Stranger Times Podcast here:
 
The Bunny Cast – Apple Podcasts

The Bunny Cast – Spotify

The Stranger Times – Apple Podcasts

The Stranger Times – Spotify

Follow C.K. on Twitter: @Caimh

Find us on the internet:

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Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com 

105: Night Watch Pt. 4 (Rhapsody on Barricades)

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 4 of our recap of “Night Watch”. 

The Lilac! An Eyepatch! A Song! Someone’s Ear! (Still Warm)

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Things we blathered on about:

The Menu (2022) – IMDb 

Hungarian Folk Tales – Youtube

Major Metaphysical – r/TTSMYF

s0nderv0gel's reddit comment – /r/TTSMYF 

The Rising of the Moon – YouTube 

Laurie Penny's rendition of 'All the Little Angels' – Twitter

The Insurgent Barricade – Reviews in History

Night Watch – Discworld Wiki (see Popular References > p233 for Hedgeline stuff) 

Hedgeline   

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

104: Night Watch Pt. 3 (The Frilly Shirt of the Revolutionary)

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 “Night Watch”. 

Spoons! Angels! Awkwardly Dancing Around the Bleak Bit!

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Things we blathered on about:

Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke – Der Panther – with english translation  

Behind the Bastards: Elite Panic: Why The Rich And Powerful Can't Be Trusted – Apple Podcasts [I hugely, hugely recommend this episode. – F]

Floodlines – The Atlantic 

The Way of Mrs. Cosmopilite – Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki 

Phenology | Definition & Examples – Britannica 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

103: Night Watch Pt. 2 (Notably Damper)

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 “Night Watch”. 

Skulls! Tigers! Moist Puddings!

Find us on the internet:

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

Things we blathered on about:

/u/abbot_everett's reddit quantum comment – /r/TTSMYF

At the Chippy – Victoria Wood – TikTok (sorry, the YouTube version has been taken down)

Craniometry – Wikipedia  

Pic o’ the Week: Baby Swordfish – Oceanwire 

Slumgullion Definition & Meaning – Merriam-Webster 

Lapskaus: a Hearty Norwegian Stew – Nordic Nibbler

Wet Nelly – Foods of England

Peterloo Massacre – Wikipedia 

Six Acts – Wikipedia 

Disruptive coloration | zoology – Britannica 

List of camouflage methods – Wikipedia 

“The Tiger” By Nael, Age 6 – Know Your Meme 

Protest is a Human Right – Amnesty International UK 

Safety of journalists covering protests : preserving freedom of the press during times of turmoil – Unesco 

G20 protests: full video footage of police tactics – Guardian  

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

102: Night Watch Pt. 1 (Foreshadow and Backshadow)

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 “Night Watch”. 

Ravens! Lightning! Quantum! 

Part 2 of Night Watch will begin on page 163 (“The beast remembers”) and end on page 257 (“A little more champagne?”)

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

Things we blathered on about:

Night Watch – The Annotated Pratchett File v9.0

Night Watch – Discworld Wiki 

Brewers Britain and Ireland – Internet Archive 

[News] 2023 will be the Year of the Querulous Megapode! – r/discworld 

Discworld Divinity – SF Crows Nest (via Wayback Machine) 

Paul Kidby on Night Watch – Fantasy Book Review (via Wayback Machine)

Battye Embroidered Wall Hanging – William Morris Gallery 

Sir Terry Pratchett in conversation with Dr Jacqueline Simpson in 2010 – The Folklore Society

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

 

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