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22: Wyrd Sisters Pt.3 (I Am The Very Model Of A Metaphor From Thespia)

This week, Part 3 of our recap of “Wyrd Sisters”!

Magic! Words! A Lot Of Coffee!

Things we blathered on about:

Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe

The people who study the meaning of nonsense – BBC Future

A Bit of Fry & Laurie Concerning Language

Tom Lehrer – The Elements – LIVE FILM From Copenhagen in 1967

Wakko’s 50 State Capitols with Lyrics/Subtitles

The Helicopter » Leonardo Da Vinci’s Inventions

Globe Theatre

Shakespeare in lockdown: did he write King Lear in plague quarantine?

As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII [All the world’s a stage]

The Wonderful Insults of Groucho Marx

Laurel and Hardy Classic – Music Box

Notes from a Big Country – Wikipedia

Terry Pratchett made his own sword. By hand. Out of meteorites!

Order of the Honeybee pin (Facebook – Discworld Emporium)

Henry V | Act 3, Scene 1

The Guilty Feminist – 34. Power with Jessica Regan

Following the Action: Some Thoughts on Shakespeare and Politics – Isaac Butler

Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’ 


The Elements of Eloquence

Macbeth SCENE I. A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.

The Plays of William Shakespeare. Volume the eleventh

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

21: Wyrd Sisters Pt.2 (There Must Be Bees)

This week, Part 2 of our recap of “Wyrd Sisters”. 

Words! Wallowing! Wonder! 

Things we blathered on about:

Homer’s Barbershop Quartet

Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Recipe

Alarums and excursions

The Hedgehog can never be buggered at all (v2)

Iambic Pentameter

“The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman

p145 (Herne the Hunted reference) The Annotated Pratchett Files

Herne the Hunter


Rule of Three podcast

Spaceballs (1987) – IMDb

Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy – British Comedy Guide

Bored of the Rings

20 ‘Community’ Theme Episodes, Ranked – Uproxx

Rowan Atkinson Live – Dirty Names

Caitlin Moran quote

One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky (Peach/coconut theory)

Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Richard III Society

You’re Wrong About… (@yourewrongabout) 

Headlong (Surviving Y2K) (Stitcher)

Jo made a pie! 

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

20: Wyrd Sisters Pt.1 (Bloody Hands)

This week, Part 1 of our recap of “Wyrd Sisters”. 

Witches! Weather! Wishes! 

Things we blathered on about:

Narrativia strikes deal to bring Pratchett’s Discworld to TV

Terry Pratchett’s The Watch Series by BBC Studios – When? What? How? Huh?

Tales from Earthsea (2006) – IMDb


Have I Got News for You

The Mash Report

The Guilty Feminist “The New Normal”

How Humans Lost Our Chance at a Third Eye

How Does Human Echolocation Work?

The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett – Goodreads

Maxine Peake in Hamlet: Critics deliver their verdicts

Hanglid – Eddie Izzard 

First Knight (Droit Du Seigneur) – Snopes

I Am Very Culinary 

Countless stones

The Rollright Stones


Thunder: Josh74000MC

Wind: craigsmith

Rain: jmbphilmes

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

Bonus Pandemic Special – We Don’t Know Why We’re Here

Potatoes! Bread! Jam! Doritos!

This week, another bonus pandemic special, in which we answer some listener questions and then tangents happen. All of the tangents.

Things we blathered on about:

Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch | Yoga With Adriene

Chocolat | Joanne Harris

The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry


Giraffe Fight – Africa – Episode 1 – BBC One

Just taking a nap after eating all the strawberry jam

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

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

Photo by Rebeca G. Sendroiu on Unsplash

19: Sourcery Pt.3 (I Don’t Want To Eat a Human Person)

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 “Sourcery”. 

Horses! Geraniums! Strawberries! Lambs!

Things we blathered on about:

Joanne Harris

Dragon Age: Inquisition


Horse Outside

The Lies of Locke Lamora


Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed


The Knowledge: Spectacular Special Effects

You’re Dead to Me/ No Such Thing as a Fish crossover

Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen

Andrew O’Neill

Etiquette Rules at Versailles 

Gentleman Ranker

We’re poor little lambs, who’ve lost our way, baa baa baa

Game of Groans – What Is Dead May Never Die w/ Joanna Hagan

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

18: Sourcery Pt.2 (What The Hell Are Stiff Peaks Anyway?)

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

Poetry! Platitudes! Pretension! Practicality!

Things we blathered on about:

Kouign amann recipe – BBC Good Food

The Simpsons – Monorail

The Simpsons – See My Vest

The Simpsons – We Put the Spring in Springfield

Archer – Everything is the same (office renovation)

The Raccoons 

The Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights)

You’re Dead To Me – The Murghal Empire

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Why was Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown so important?

Solomon Admires His Bride’s Beauty


Thomas Watson Hekatompathia 1592: Sonnet VII 

Mr Creosote

Pratchett’s Women – Tansy Rayner-Roberts

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

17: Sourcery Pt.1 (Meg-a-lo-man-ia-cal)

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

Bread! Bananas! Bilious Gets Blown Away! 

Things we blathered on about:

Descript – audio editor/auto transcribing

The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series 2008) – IMDb

The Lord of the Rings (1978) – IMDb

Freytag’s Pyramid

Dan Harmon’s Story Structure

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

Sam Sykes – A City Stained Red 

Bobby Berk

Santa Claus (1959 film)

Over The Hedge 

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, by Kate Fox

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

Bonus Pandemic Special – Extra by Default


Weapons for Hands! Country Dancing! Sequins! Onions!

This week, a bonus pandemic special! Your hosts take the time to interview each other – making the absolute most of our lockdown time.

Things we blathered on about:

Francine’s quarantine podcast recommendations


Levellers – What A Beautiful Day

Do by Friday

On Sundays we self-isolate in sequins. #distancebutmakeitfashion

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Goodreads)

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads)

Joanna Hagan – Spoken Word (Facebook)

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, poetry and extra-ness you’ll be better off @joannahagan 

Photo by Camila Quintero Franco on Unsplash

16: Mort Pt.3 (Horse In My Zen Garden)

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

Commies! Class Warfare! Critical Equine Interference! Canapés?

Things we blathered on about:

The Red Hand Files

Apocalypse Playlist (TTSMYF) (Spotify)

Inside Nick Cave’s Heartbreaking ‘One More Time With Feeling’ Doc (Rolling Stone)

The Golden Jubilee (Wiki) 

Chopstick Etiquette 

Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway (YouTube)

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why (Goodreads)

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

15: Mort Pt.2 (State of Mind: Eggs)

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

Breakfast! Lunch! Dinner! BDSM! ASMR! 

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

Things we blathered on about:

Why is the number 13 considered unlucky? (The Straight Dope)

Triskaidekaphobia (Wiki)

Thirteen Club (Atlas Obscura)

Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Poetry Foundation)

Confirmation bias (Investopedia)

11:11 (numerology) (Wiki)

Tom Lehrer – We Will All Go Together When We Go (YouTube)

Apocalypse Playlist (TTSMYF) (Spotify)

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (Goodreads)

Death’s Glory replica (Twitter, @Discworldshoppe)

Hemline index (Wiki)

Baby goat shouting at baby (YouTube)

Full steam ahead at Ferrero factory as chocolatier eyes No 1 spot in UK (Guardian)

Buttery biscuit bass (YouTube)

Cake – Short Skirt / Long Jacket (YouTube)

Lusitania (Britannica)

I Ching (Wiki)

Yarrow (The Wildlife Trust)

Bier (Wiki)

What is a Catafalque? [includes pics of Voltaire’s and Lincoln’s] (Funeral Guide)

Music: Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

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