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Steve & Colm tackle the penultimate book in the Discworld canon, finding a lot to talk about and a lot more to disagree about. They discuss modernity, tradition, identity, fundamentalism, and, of course, trains. Colm sets off groans across the north east of England and Steve makes an enemy of the gnome community.…
 
Steve & Colm discuss Vimes' final outing, as the Commander of the City Watch takes a jaunt to the country with his family. They discuss the risk of homogenisation during cultural integration, parse the plot to unpick its uneven attempts at narrative tension, and try to remember who was supposed to eat who in Swift's 'A Modest Proposal.'…
 
Colm and Steve take a look at Pratchett taking a look at the beautiful game. Colm pedantically grumbles about some of the football stuff Terry got wrong (a forward wearing the number 4 is a crime against nature) but there's some actual critical analysis as well! Fashion, class and dramatic stakes (or lack thereof) are all discussed herein.…
 
Colm and Steve cast an eye over Moist von Lipwig's second outing. Their discussion takes in how the novel's strengths and weaknesses are interlinked (namely: loadsa ideas and a very well established world to draw from), whether Moist is worthy of the role of recurring protagonist and the worst joke in the entire Discworld canon.…
 
Steve and Colm divert from their usual trek through the Discworld books to speak with Marc Burrows about his forthcoming book, The Magic of Terry Pratchett. Marc has written the first full biography of the great man and it's jammed with insights, anecdotes and truly fantastic footnotes.You can follow Marc on Twitter @20thcenturymarc & find the book…
 
Colm and Steve examine the first YA Discworld book. They ponder on the difference between young adult and, eh, old adult literature. And they also discuss Pratchett's love of cargo cults, his more cynical take on the role of stories and one of his scarier villains (no, not the rat catchers after a hefty dose of laxatives).…
 
Steve and Colm return to the Discworld just in time for the apocalypse... again. They discuss time, life, the apocalypse and chocolate while unpacking this truly singular book. In a desperate stab at relevance and/or a fumbling attempt to articulate their thoughts on the book, they reference Game of Thrones, the Avengers, Doctor Who and Final Fanta…
 
Radio Morpork returns! Colm and Steve dive into the Discworld's 25th outing with enthusiasm, and, very occasionally, insight. They discuss journalistic ethics, the clever use of recurring characters and the theme of 'respectability' that runs throughout the book. Get in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook or email (radiomorpork@gmail.com).…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Steve watch Ridley Scott's The Fifth Elephant with Harrison Ford as Vimes, Rutgar Hauer as Wolfgang and, eh, Imelda Staunton as Lady Margolotta. Well, not quite, but have a listen and you'll see what we're getting at here. We went to Uberwald expecting…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Supernatural foes are trying to take over the kingdom and Granny Weatherwax is starting to doubt herself! Sound familiar? Colm and Steve take in the last hurrah of the Lancre Witches, discussing its similarities and differences to the mighty Lords and Ladies, a…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Steve and Colm take a trip down under (not exactly possible on the Disc unless you want to end up on an elephant's back, but bear with us) and discuss the last hurrah of the Discworld's first protagonist. They wonder why Rincewind is so dense here, whether the …
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Radio Morpork returns from its post-Hogswatch slumbers and wakes up to war! Colm and Steve discuss how this book feels like a bit of an oddity within the Watch continuity, how Pratchett handles intra-human culture clash in a world previously known for inter-spe…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Happy Hogswatch, one and all! In honour of the occasion, Steve and Colm are joined by their old friend, Rose to talk about the dark roots that run beneath the blossoming Yuletide cheer, and how Pratchett shines a light on them with characteristic aplomb. They a…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Steve and Colm join the City Watch for their third outing, wherein there's a conspiracy to oust the Patrician in favour of a puppet king... again. Is Pratchett re-visiting this plot a good thing? Listen and find out! You'll also get a rambling discussion on tra…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Steve and Colm join the Lancre Witches as they journey to Ankh-Morpork to explore the curious and contrary world of opera. They (the hosts, not the Witches) discuss how Pratchett handled the tricky business of returning to Granny and Nanny after the climatic br…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm & Steve travel to the Aurient to tackle Rincewind's return in Interesting Times. They ramble on about legacy, colonialism, revolution and an absolutely epic finale. They've reached the stage in the series where there's a lot of comparing Discworld books wi…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm & Steve rock (and/or roll) out with a rambling discussion about grief, rebellion, growing up, and the opposition between art and commerce. There's also much chuckling over music references and and occasional bad impressions of the voice actors from the ani…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Steve return to the streets of Ankh-Morpork to discuss the second installment of the City Watch sub-series. Their bumper discussion takes in gun/gonne control, racism/speciesist discrimination, dog/wolf identity and dom/sub relationships.…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Steve join Granny, Nanny and Magrat as they return to Lancre to deal with folk memory fear mongers, the Elves. Their discussion takes in how this book follows on magnificently from what's been established in the previous Lancre witches books, how Lancr…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm & Steve journey deep into the desert (of the mind) and re-emerge as literary prophets, rambling about theology and tortoises. Their discussion takes in the opposition between flexibility and certainty, the character development (and occasional strange turn…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Steve and Colm leap back into the Discworld and accompany the Lancre Witches as they on holiday to the New-Orleans-meets-Disneyland city of Genua. Their discussion includes fawning over the wonderful chemistry between the three central characters, the restraine…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Steve and Colm leap headlong into life, death and shopping centres! They reference Michael Bay, Bruce Springsteen, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf in their efforts to wax lyrical about the emotional and thematic highs (and occasional structural lows) of Reaper Man. Th…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Steve briefly transform from bibliophiles into kinephiles in honour of the clicks. They discuss the book's depiction of postmodern hyperreality, the notable Discworld debuts of Ridcully and Gaspode, and compare Holy Wood to Silicon Valley.…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Radio Morpork returns! Rose has sadly had to bow out, but Colm is joined by Steve (of our Mort episode fame) to discuss this Discworld oddity. They talk about the limitations of Rincewind as a protagonist, the machinations of Satanic bureaucracy an…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Rose return from a long hiatus to discuss the first of the wildly popular City Watch series. Their rambling discussion takes in how ‘million to one’ odds are calculated, the possibility of Vetinari being a villian and what the Elucidated Brethren of th…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Rose are joined by Discworld newbie Aisling Lynch to discuss Pyramids. Therein are more Gormenghast references, Pratchett’s depiction of reluctant kings, Discworld prequels we’d like to see and possibly the most sympathetic and complex an…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm chats to Rose about her visit to the 2015 Irish Discworld Con before they dive headlong into an analysis of Wyrd Sisters. Their rambling discussion takes in the fluctuating size of Lancre, Pratchett’s use of ‘mad’ villains and the top 5 Discw…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Rose tackle the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Their rambling discussion takes in their reluctance about Rincewind’s reluctant hero act, a mixed bag of side characters and the top five Discworld apocalypses. Is Sourcery a step…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Rose and Colm discuss the 4th book in the Discworld Series, and they’ve brought along a friend to help! Steve Hill joins the hosts to talk about death (of course), love (of the young and uncertain variety) and a “quantum leap” in quality. Plus the Top 10 Anthr…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast that discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Rose and Colm tackle Equal Rites, the book that takes a big step towards a Discworld that would be more familiar to most readers than the madcap fantasy theme park of the first two novels. They also explore the parts of the book that seem might inc…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Rose discuss The Light Fantastic, a further step towards the Discworld most readers are familiar with. They talk about all manner of things that didn’t feature in The Colour of Magic; a plot, a finale, an apocalyptic event and an octogena…
 
Radio Morpork is a podcast which discusses and analyses Terry Pratchett's Discworld one book at a time.Colm and Rose talk about the very first Discworld book, The Colour of Magic. They discuss its status as an incongruity in the Discworld series; how much more magic there was, why Death was so much more sadistic and whether that was really Vetinari…
 
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