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Hello and welcome to the Truth Shall Make Ye Fret, a podcast in which we read and discuss every book from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series (and a few more besides) in chronological order.

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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

www.reddit.com/r/TTSMYF/

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

Kindle 

Apple Books

Marc’s online stuff:

AskMeAboutTerryPratchett.com

@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

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42653524-happy-fat

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:

Juneteenth 

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

Aesop

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

Nekhbet

Egyptian Vulture

Ozymandias

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:

Resources:

Black Lives Matter

8 Can’t Wait

Police Reform

Black Visions Collective

Systemic Police Brutality in Britain

Black Lives Matter in London 

Donate:

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

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