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Podcasts are episodic audio programs distributed digitally, usually via an RSS feed. Most people listen to them through "podcatcher" software, and there are several directories which catalogue active podcasts.

The first Terry Pratchett-related podcast was the no longer active The Pratchett Podcast in 2011. Since Terry's death, and particularly in the last few years, several shows have appeared where the hosts read and comment on the Discworld books, usually in chronological order. This is an adaptation of the popular "TV recap" podcast format. Such podcasts are sometimes described as "fancasts".

Active Podcasts

Listed in chronological order of release.

Radio Morpork

Official site: radiomorpork.wordpress.com
Launched August 2015; episodes (usually) released monthly.

Irish hosts Colm and Steve read each Discworld book in order, and create rankings.


Official site: pratchatpodcast.com
Launched November 2017, released on the 7Ath of each month.

Australian hosts Elizabeth Flux (writer) and Ben McKenzie (comedian) read and discuss every Pratchett book (not just the Discworld), each with a special guest. Is not following strict chronological order. Also has a supporter only bonus podcast, Ook Club.

The Death of Podcasts

Official site: aalgarcom
Launched November 2018; released monthly, usually on the 15th or 16th.

Hosted by married American couple Amanda Smith and Ron “AAlgar” Watt. Describes itself as "a comprehensive review of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series." Also on Tumblr.

Wyrd Sisters

Official site: wyrdsisters.podbean.com
Launched January 2019, released on the 28th of each month.

A monthly Discworld re-read podcast, hosted by Americans Dani, Manning and Liz. Also has a Tumblr.

Witches and Wizards Portal

Official site: mindkindle.net
Launched April 2019; released weekly.

A weekly Discworld discussion podcast. Hosted by "the Medieval Gnome", an American fantasy fan, who describes this podcast as "a portal between that fantasy world called the Discworld and Roundworld, what we call reality". Previously called The Discworld Portal until September 2020, then briefly Ponder's Wizardly Portal before the current name.

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret

Official site: buzzsprout.com
Launched November 2019; released weekly, usually with a break after three episodes of one book.

A weekly Discworld podcast. Hosts Joanna Hagan-Young and Francine Carrel read and recap every Discworld book in order, over three episodes for each book with a week off in between.

Desert Island Discworld

Official site: desertislanddiscworld.com
Launched November 2019; released weekly in seasons of six episodes.

A Discworld interview podcast. Host Al Kennedy interviews a variety of guests about their favourite Discworld books.

The Compleat Discography

Official site: compleatdiscography.page
Launched January 2020; released fortnightly, at least at launch.

“Four nerds” do a book club style read-through of the Discworld novels and related works, in publication order. Occasionally special guests; also intend to cover The Watch.

Who Watches the Watch

Official site: pinecast.co
Launched May 2020; released weekly, with 2-3 episodes per book discussed (so far).

An international collection of Terry Pratchett fans - Charlotte, Lucy, Janos and George - began to re-read the Watch novels in anticipation of The Watch, planning to compare the two versions. Due to events, they instead pivoted to reading other Discworld books in order of release, with two or three weekly episodes per book and lots of digressions. Self-styled 'bad boys' of discworld podcasting. They currently also have a bonus episode per week for their patreon in which they are currently writing a Young Adult fiction book.

The Disc-Course

Official site: acast.com
Launched July 2020; released fortnightly in seasons of roughly 20 episodes, with 2-3 episodes per book discussed (so far).

American and English Discworld fans, Holly and Julie, discuss the series with two new readers, Americans Mark and Jess. Reading the books in order.

Disc Coverers

Official site: anchor.fm
Launched November 2020; released roughly monthly, with 1-2 episodes per book.

Another in-order Discworld novel podcast, "reading, reviewing and objectively ranking all 41 Discworld novels, chronologically". Hosted by four American trans-femmes - Iris, Grace, June and Bulina - with various levels of familiarity with the books.

Pterry Ptalk

Official site: podbean.com
Re-launched in February 2021; original version launched c.2008 and released sporadically until January 2015

A re-launch of The Turtle Moves using the old RSS feed, though the original episodes are no longer available. A solo podcast hosted by Alex Gilmour, and possibly the earliest Discworld podcast in its original form, it's now called "Pterry Ptalk". There's a Tumblr page at turtlemoves.tumblr.com.

Unseen Academicals

Official site: sounder.fm
Launched March 2021; released monthly

Two Australian academics, Josh and Alice, analyse the Discworld books from an academic perspective, beginning with Unseen Academicals.


Official site: anchor.fm
Launched April 2021; planned fortnightly release

Young Australians Kayleigh Love and River Lewis read one Discworld book every episode and discuss it. Just one episode released so far, but it's still early days.

Nanny Ogg's Book Club

Official site: fireside.fm
Launched September 2021;

A read-through of all 41 Discworld books - though not in publication order - with American Tessa (of the Monkey Off My Backlog podcast) and Irish Nigel (of Hyperfixations and other podcasts).

Inactive Podcasts

The Pratchett Podcast

Launched October 2011; released monthly or bi-monthly for 61 episodes through to October 2018.

A sometimes monthly news, discussion and review podcast, mostly about the Discworld. Hosted by Graeme Sheridan and sometimes Rhys Parton. Most recent thirty episodes available here; the first fifteen episodes here.

Ankh-Morpork Public Radio

Official site: shoutengine.com
Launched in September 2016, and released monthly to November 2016.

A Discworld re-read podcast hosted by Discworld newcomer Trevor and long time Pratchett fan Jodhi Doyle. Only two episodes appear to have been made (The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic).

The Turtle Moves

See Pterry Ptalk above.

And he said to me

Official site: none, but it appears to be on most podcast platforms.
Launched December 2019, released sporadically

Artist and author Bernard Pearson, longtime friend of Terry's and owner of the Discworld Emporium, shares stories about Pratchett in conversation with his other friends, including Rob Wilkins. Released two episodes but hasn't been active since April 2020.

Read-through index

A handy list of links to episodes from each of the main active read-though podcasts. To keep this table a reasonable size, it only includes podcasts who have read at least five books. (It's also a work in progress! If you're keen to add to it, see the suggested conventions below.)

Discworld read-through podcasts - episodes index
# Book Radio Morpork Pratchat The Death of Podcasts Wyrd Sisters The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret The Compleat Discography Who Watches the Watch The Disc-Course Disc Coverers Unseen Academicals
1 The Colour of Magic (Colin Smythe, 1983) "Pungeons and Dragons" (August 10, 2015) "City-State Lampoon's Disc-Wide Vacation" (December 8, 2018) Episode 1 (November 14, 2018) WSP 01 (January 28, 2019) 1. "Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Zlorf Flannelfoot" (November 4, 2019)
2. "Tentacles, Suddenly" (November 11, 2019)
3. "Purring Jellyfish (November 18, 2019)
"The Colour of Magic" (January 14, 2020) 1. "Oppa Rincewind Style" (June 2, 2020)
2. "With or Without You Rinceflower AMV" (June 9, 2020)
1. "Hierarchy of Tourists" (July 1, 2020)
2. "Bel-Shamrockshake" (July 15, 2020)
3. "Imagine Dragons" (July 29, 2020)
4. "No One Will Ever Hear This" (August 12, 2020)
Episode 1 (November 29, 2020)
2 The Light Fantastic (Colin Smythe, 1986) "First (And Last) Among Sequels" (August 18, 2015) "Cosmic Turtle Soup" (June 8, 2021) TBA TBA 1. "Exposition and Pineapple" (December 1, 2019)
2. "No, the Oven Blew Up" (December 9, 2019)
3. "Let's Discuss Some Sins!" (December 16, 2019)
3 Equal Rites (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1987) "A Dungeon Dimension of One's Own" (September 6, 2015) "Eskist Attitudes" (November 8, 2019) TBA TBA 1. "My Knee Doesn't Have Lungs" (January 6, 2020)
2. "Haitches Hon Heverything" (January 13, 2020)
3. "Crumbs All Up In There" (January 20, 2020)
TBA TBA TBA TBA Episode 2 (April 4, 2021)
4 Mort (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1987) "Death is a Family Business" (September 15, 2015) "Murdering a Curry" (December 8, 2017) TBA TBA 1. "Schrodingers Canape" (March 9, 2020)
2. "State of Mind: Eggs" (March 16, 2020)
3. "Horse in My Zen Garden"
5 Sourcery (Gollancz, Colin Smythe, 1988) "Apocralypse Now" (September 29, 2015) "You're a Wizzard, Rincewind" (January 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Meg-A-Lo-Man-I-A-Cal" (April 6, 2020)
2. "What The Hell Are Stiff Peaks Anyway?" (April 13, 2020)
3. "I Don’t Want To Eat A Human Person" (April 20, 2020)
6 Wyrd Sisters (Gollancz, 1988) "The Lancrastian Play" (October 23, 2015) "Enter, Three Wytches" (February 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Bloody Hands" (May 4, 2020)
2. "There Must Be Bees" (May 11, 2020)
3. "I Am The Very Model Of A Metaphor From Thespia" (May 18, 2020)
TBA TBA 1. "Witchery Science Theater 3000" (May 19, 2021)
2. "The Huffel Figurine" (June 2, 2021)
3. "A 26-Year-Old Mall Goth" (June 17, 2021)
4. "Unrelated Clown Mugging" (July 1, 2021)
5. "Timothee Charlemagne" (July 14, 2021)
6. "Granny's Final Smash" (July 29, 2021)
TBA Episode 3 (May 1, 2021)
7 Pyramids (Gollancz, 1989) "An Assassin's Creed" (November 8, 2015) "Ten Points to Viper House" (March 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Not For Internal Use" (June 8, 2020)
2. "That Won’t Keep My Pyramids Flaring" (June 15, 2020)
3. "Allegory, and This Time I Mean It" (June 22, 2020)
8 Guards! Guards! (Gollancz, 1989) "Enter the Dragon (and the Coppers)" (February 10, 2016) "The Curious Incident of the Dragon and the Night Watch" (June 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "The Flamey Flame" (July 6, 2020)
2. "Coming Out With A Dragon Under His Arm" (July 13, 2020)
3. "Low Expectangents" (July 20, 2020)
TBA TBA Episode 8 (September 11, 2021)
9 Eric (Gollancz, 1990) "Faustian Hack" (June 7, 2017) "All the Fingle Ladies" (May 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Corporate Nonsense Demon" (September 7, 2020)
2. "The Moustaches We Made Along The Way" (September 14, 2020)
3. "Not a Sandwich, But" (September 21, 2020)
10 Moving Pictures (Gollancz, 1990) "Gone with De Syn" (July 12, 2017) "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Broomstick" (August 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Waning Lyrical" (October 5, 2020)
2. "A Well Hatted Man" (October 12, 2020)
3. "Classic Cinematic Climax" (October 19, 2020)
11 Reaper Man (Gollancz, 1991) "Death Comes to Life" (July 25, 2017) "At Bill's Door" (September 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "Come Into a Bit of Snowglobe" (November 2, 2020)
2. "Semi-Detached Wolf" (November 9, 2020)
3. "YES" (November 16, 2020)
12 Witches Abroad (Gollancz, 1991) "Foreign Vacations & Fairytale Vocations" (August 10, 2017) "Brooms, Boats and Pumpkinmobiles" (October 8, 2018) TBA TBA 1. "With Your Boots On" (December 7, 2020)
2. "Inverted Zombie" (December 14, 2020)
3. "Existential Crisis Fridays" (December 21, 2020)
TBA TBA (3 parts)
13 Small Gods (Gollancz, 1992) "Nobody Expects the Omnian Quisition" (August 23, 2017) "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Vorbis" (February 8, 2019) TBA TBA 1. "Extra Melons" (February 1, 2021)
2. "Thematic Themes" (February 8, 2021)
3. "Wake Up, Geeple" (February 15, 2021)
14 Lords and Ladies (Gollancz, 1992) "The UnFair Folk" (September 6, 2017) "Midsummer (Elf) Murders" (March 8, 2019) TBA "WSP14" (March 28, 2020) TBA TBA TBA (2 parts)
15 Men at Arms (Gollancz, 1993) "Affirmative Action Heroes" (August 20, 2017) "Boots Theory" (November 8, 2017)
"Twice as Alive" (July 25, 2021)
16 Soul Music (Gollancz, 1994) "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Death's Club Band (With Rocks In)" (18 October, 2017) "It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got Rocks In" (May 8, 2019) TBA TBA TBA TBA
17 Interesting Times (Gollancz, 1994) "Aurientalism" (November 15, 2017) "Memoirs of Agatea" (July 8, 2019) TBA TBA TBA TBA
18 Maskerade (Gollancz, 1995) "A Fight at the Opera" (November 29, 2017) "The Music of the Nitt" (September 8, 2019) TBA TBA 1. "Chekhov's Chandelier" (September 5, 2021)
2. "As the Actress Said to the Bishop" (September 12, 2021)
19 Feet of Clay (Gollancz, 1996) "Go Ahead, Bake My Clay, Punk" (December 13, 2017) "Arsenic and Old Clays" (October 8, 2019)
20 Hogfather (Gollancz, 1996) "The Inner-Baby Sitters Club Christmas Special" (December 23, 2017) "The Long, Dark Mr Teatime of the Soul" (December 8, 2019) TBA TBA TBA
21 Jingo (Gollancz, 1997) "Operation Desert Squirm" (April 4, 2018) "Leshp Miserablés" (January 8, 2020) TBA TBA
22 The Last Continent (Doubleday, 1998) "The Wizzard of Oz" (April 18, 2018) "Great Rimward Land" (March 8, 2020)
23 Carpe Jugulum (Doubleday, 1998) "Three's a Coven, Four's a Crowd" (May 9, 2018) "Home Alone, But Vampires" (October 8, 2020) TBA TBA
24 The Fifth Elephant (Doubleday, 1999) "A Morporkian Werewolf in Uberwald" (May 23, 2018) "The King and the Hole of the King" (February 8, 2021) TBA TBA
25 The Truth (Doubleday, 2000) "All the Patrician's Men (and Dwarves and Trolls and Women)" (April 23, 2019) "Truth, the Printing Press and Every -ing" (April 8, 2021) TBA TBA
26 Thief of Time (Doubleday, 2001) "Chocolate-Proof Monk" (May 24, 2019) TBA TBA
27 The Last Hero (Gollancz, 2001) "Saga Megadrive" (June 23, 2019) TBA TBA
28 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (Doubleday, 2001) "Puss in Cahoots" (August 14, 2019) "Cat, Rats and Two Meddling Kids" (July 8, 2020) TBA TBA
29 Night Watch (Doubleday, 2002) "Mid-Life Time Crisis" (October 5, 2019) TBA TBA
30 The Wee Free Men (Doubleday, 2003) "Rowdy Roddy Mouse-Piper" (December 4, 2019) "Meet the Feegles" (June 8, 2020) TBA WSP30 (August 27, 2021)
31 Monstrous Regiment (Doubleday, 2003) "Ru Polly Oliver's Drag War" (February 22, 2020) TBA
32 A Hat Full of Sky (Doubleday, 2004) "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Witch" (March 21, 2020) "Big Wee Hag: Far Fra' Home" (May 8, 2021) TBA
33 Going Postal (Doubleday, 2004) "The Conman Always Rings Twice" (May 10, 2020) "Moisten to Steal" (December 8, 2020) TBA
34 Thud! (Doubleday, 2005) "Ace of Clubs" (June 9, 2020) TBA
35 Wintersmith (Doubleday, 2006) "Time of the Season of the Witch" (August 10, 2020) TBA
36 Making Money (Doubleday, 2007) "The Financial Times, They Are A-Changin" (September 10, 2020) TBA
37 Unseen Academicals (Doubleday, 2009) "Balon D'Orc" (October 28, 2020) Episode 37 (September 15, 2021) Episode 1 (April 4, 2021)
38 I Shall Wear Midnight (Doubleday, 2010) "I Have a Cunning Man" (January 18, 2021)
39 Snuff (Doubleday, 2011) "The Mysterious Affair of Vimes" (March 12, 2021)
40 Raising Steam (Doubleday, 2013) "There Ain't No Gettin' Offa This Train We On" (April 22, 2021)
41 The Shepherd's Crown (Doubleday, 2015) "Counting Sheep" (June 16, 2021)

Conventions for the table

  • A cell in the table should be blank if the podcast has no episodes for that book.
  • "TBA" means there is an episode for that book, but it is to be added.
  • Multiple episodes for a book should be on separate lines. If the episodes are parts of the discussion of the book, number them; if they are not (e.g. if the book is revisited later), do not use numbers.
  • Episode titles should be used for the links, and in quotation marks.
  • For brevity, leave book titles out of episode titles. If episodes are named with only the book title, label them with the episode number only. If episodes are named with a numbering system, use that, but without quotation marks.
  • Wherever possible, links for episodes should be to the podcast's website or nearest equivalent. Do not link to a specific podcasting platform - e.g. Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc.