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E30 – The Moustaches We Made Along The Way

This week, Part 2 of our recap of “Eric”. 

Bees! Fits! Narrative Causality! 

Things we blathered on about:

Troy by Adèle Geras – Goodreads

RL Stine on Fear Street, Young Adult fiction, and why he doesn’t like writing about zombies

Quetzalcoatl – Wikipedia

ponce (n.)

Juan Ponce de León – Wikipedia

Sexy French Depression (feat. Rachel Bloom) – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Odysseus – Greek Mythology

Siren | Definition, Legend, & History | Britannica

Ancient Troy: The City & the Legend | Live Science

You’re Dead To Me, The Aztecs – BBC Radio 4

Angry Aztecs by Terry Deary – Goodreads

Aztec Depictions in Pop Culture: 500 Years After the Fall | Comic-Con@Home 2020

Aztec mythology in popular culture – Wikipedia

Macrobians – Wikipedia


Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

E29 – Corporate Nonsense Demon

This week, Part 1 of our recap of “Eric”. 

We’re back! Loins! Jungle! There are bees here, leave immediately! Aubergines! 

Things we blathered on about:

Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch From Isolation – GQ

Watching Twilight on a poorly hung projector screen – Reddit

BBC America Reveals A New Cast Photo From ‘The Watch’ And Fans Of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ Are Not Pleased – ScienceFiction.com

Dracula (TV Mini-Series 2020– ) – IMDb

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Lame Claim to Fame – YouTube

Fictional Aisle by Tall Boy Special – YouTube

Doctor Faustus (play) – Wikipedia

Goethe’s Faust – Wikipedia

I’m R.L. Stine and it’s my job to terrify kids. Ask me anything! – Reddit

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

Elephant tumblr screenshot – imgur

Short Story:The Hades Business – Lspace wiki

Passive-aggressive Google Doc chat – imgur

Newton’s Cradle (Entry 835.1C1311) – Omnibus

Simple English Demonic Evocation Guide – Become a Living God

Ipos  – Wikipedia

A Salute to the Wheel – Smithsonian Magazine

Rai Stones – Wikipedia

MS-DOS – Microsoft Wiki

The Annotated Pratchett Files – Eric – p21

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

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

This week, a glorious bonus episode! We talk to Marc Burrows about his new Pratchett biography – The Magic of Terry Pratchett. 

Buy The Magic of Terry Pratchett here:

Hard copy from the publisher


Apple Books

Marc’s online stuff:


@20thcenturymarc (Marc Burrows’ Twitter)

Other things we blathered on about: 

Thy Last Drop

The Museum of Curiosity

No Such Thing As A Fish

Nigel Planer – IMDb 

Colin Smythe’s extensive Pratchett-related materials archive

E27 – Coming Out With A Dragon Under His Arm

This week, Part 2 of our recap of “Guards! Guards!”. 

Guards! Dragons! Books! Metaphysics! Bunting! Guards! 

Things we blathered on about:

@hammard_1987 (Twitter user doing the Pratchett Word Cup polls)

HERE BE SPOILERS: The Discworld Timeline


Neil Patrick Harris – 2013 – Tony Awards Opening

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You, by Sofie Hagen

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, by Lindy West

Bringing Up Baby (1938) – IMDb

The Darkest Timeline: The ‘1’ Timeline | Community

Dirty Harry (1971) – IMDb

Diana, princess of Wales 

E26 – The Flamey Flame

This week, Part 1 of our recap of “Guards! Guards!”. 

Guards! Guards! (Also heroes, villains, mundanity, secret societies, wonderful words and dragons)

Things we blathered on about:

Pratchett World Cup (Twitter thread)

Hypallage/Transferred epithet

The Elements of Eloquence, by Mark Forsyth

Jeeves & Wooster

Hag stones

Meet the Man Who Started the Illuminati

Brioche – Bread or Viennoiserie?

Detroit Style Pizza
Dragon physics

Frank Whittle

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

E25 – Allegory, And This Time I Mean It

This week, Part 3 of our recap of “Pyramids”. 

Mythology! Philosophy! Linguistically! 101 Things A Boy Can Do! 

Things we should blather on about:


Black Lives Matter 

Black Trans Lives Matter

Uk Black Pride

Anti-Racism charities in the UK

Black Trans Lives – Actions in Solidarity 

Things we blathered on about:

The Oxter English Dictionary

The Annotated Pratchett File, Pyramids

Herodotus Histories

Zeno’s paradoxes

Discworld calendar years


Antiphon of Rhamnus

Socratic Dialogue

Sphinx (Greek)

Fall of Civilizations Podcast

Ode on a Grecian Urn

Wine, Women, and Wisdom: The Symposia of Ancient Greece


Egyptian Vulture


High Priest of Amun

Brendan Fraser

Egyptian language

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

E24 – That Won’t Keep My Pyramids Flaring

This week, Part 2 of our recap of “Pyramids”. 

Hippos! Rhinos! Elephants! Camels! Gods!

Things we should blather on about:

Black Lives Matter 

Black Trans Lives Matter

Uk Black Pride

Anti-Racism charities in the UK

Black Trans Lives – Actions in Solidarity 

Things we blathered on about:

Heaven is a half pipe

Elephant in stables

That don’t impress me much 

The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic

Blog post mentioning Oxter English Dictionary

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

E23 – Not For Internal Use

This week, Part 1 of our recap of “Pyramids”.

Things we should all bang on about:


Black Lives Matter

8 Can’t Wait

Police Reform

Black Visions Collective

Systemic Police Brutality in Britain

Black Lives Matter in London 


Places To Donate

The Okra Project 

Black Trans Lives Matter

More Places to Donate 

Further Reading: 

Black-Owned Bookshops – US

Black-Owned Bookshops – UK

Graphic Novels that deal with anti-racism

 When They Call You a Terrorist

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race  

So You Want to Talk About Race 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

Bonus Glorious 25th Special – Definitely Not A Cult

This week, another bonus pandemic special. We commemorate the Glorious 25th of May, give you our latest lockdown recommendations and talk about Wyrd Sisters – The Animated Series. 

Warning: Spoilers Lurk! 

Spoilers begin: 37:57

Spoilers end: 45:30

Things we blathered on about:

Yahoo! GeoCities

And He Said to Me (Bernard Pearson’s Podcast)

Where Should We Begin by Esther Perel

Angel on Top

Fake Doctors, Real Friends

The Blanks – Hey Ya! (Ted’s Band from Scrubs)

This American Life – Get a Spine!

Chocolat | Joanne Harris

My Family and Other Animals, By Gerald Durrell

Book 1: The House of Shattered Wings – Aliette de Bodard

Millenniums Rule Series – Trudi Canavan

Schitt’s Creek (TV Series 2015–2020) – IMDb

The Moment The Simpsons Ruined Homer Simpson

National Theatre Live

Shakespeare’s Globe

Emilia – The Guilty Feminist 

Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series 2005–2008) – IMDb

Glorious Revolution – Discworld & Terry Pratchett Wiki (HERE BE SPOILERS)

Wyrd Sisters (TV Mini-Series 1997) – IMDb

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – Goodreads

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – IMDb

Dragon Age – Wikipedia

Chekhov’s Gun – TV Tropes

La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

P.s. Reach out if you need to chat about sobriety in quarantine or whatever @francibambi

If you want recipes and cooking advice/tutorials then ask @joannahagan

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