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Disc Coverers

By Iris Jay, Grace Lovelace, Balina Mahigan, and Juniper Theory

Reading, reviewing and objectively ranking all 41 novels in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, chronologically. Updates monthly.
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18: Maskerade
18: Maskerade
SING!! SING FOR ME, DISCETTES AND DISCINOS!!!!! We're back, and this month we're returning to the realm of actual decent literature with the operatic 18th Discworld novel, MASKERADE! Great news if you like the Witches, terrible news if you don't have a backlog of historical opera knowledge. Is Perdita X. Dream a trans icon, despite being cis? Are there any recipes that Nanny Ogg can't turn into brain-liquefying aphrodisiacs? And is ANYONE gonna hurry up and drop that damn chandelier already? OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods 2. Reaper Man 3. Men At Arms 4. Lords and Ladies 5. Maskerade 6. Guards! Guards! 7. Mort 8. Soul Music 9. Witches Abroad 10. Wyrd Sisters 11. Moving Pictures 12. Equal Rites 13. Pyramids 14. Sourcery 15. The Light Fantastic 16. The Colour Of Magic 17. Eric 18. Interesting Times DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / @discpod on Cohost / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon / @grace on Cohost JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon / @JuniperTheory on Cohost BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@yiff.life on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon / @irisjaycomics on Cohost "PIRANESI", BY SUSANNA CLARKE: https://bookshop.org/p/books/piranesi-susanna-clarke/15861178?ean=9781635577808 THE BAND SOUL GLO'S NEWEST RECORD 'DIASPORA PROBLEMS': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_7gHlCRjo8&list=PLcZMZxR9uxC_CunBZV46hhvpKJWoPRjTW A TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "LOVE AFTER WORLD DOMINATION": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_LOPSpeYvE A TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE "STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOhoIBkOYf0
01:15:00
November 24, 2022
17: Interesting Times
17: Interesting Times
Well, listeners... we did it. We finally found a worse Discworld book than Eric. OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods 2. Reaper Man 3. Men At Arms 4. Lords and Ladies 5. Guards! Guards! 6. Mort 7. Soul Music 8. Witches Abroad 9. Wyrd Sisters 10. Moving Pictures 11. Equal Rites 12. Pyramids 13. Sourcery 14. The Light Fantastic 15. The Colour Of Magic 16. Eric 17. Interesting Times DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon / @irisjaycomics on cohost IRIS'S OTHER NEW PODCAST ABOUT THE SANDMAN SERIES OF COMICS, "SANDJOB": http://anchor.fm/sandjob THE VIDEO GAME "CULT OF THE LAMB": https://store.steampowered.com/app/1313140/Cult_of_the_Lamb/ THE VIDEO GAME "LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER": https://store.steampowered.com/app/224920/Legacy_of_Kain_Soul_Reaver/ THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF THE FILM "THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l09L3w0slt8 THE VIDEO GAME "SPLATOON 3": https://splatoon.nintendo.com/ OUR FRIEND, BALINA: see above for links THE OPENING CREDITS SEQUENCE OF THE TELEVISION SHOW "STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TsMyLt2BTM
01:17:12
October 11, 2022
16: Soul Music
16: Soul Music
Discettes, discinos and assorted discerati... are you ready to ROCK?! Today on DISC COVERERS we blow your hair to the back of this auditorium with our discussion of T.P.'s 16th DW outing, SOUL MUSIC! In this episode, we dig into the HEAVY questions, including: Can you really write a resonant story about popular music removed from its real-world cultural context? Why is there a horn section in the Discworld's first rock group? And can Susan Sto-Helit possibly be any more of a gender? (Yes. Just wait.) This wasn't THE BEST Discworld book by any means, and didn't try to be, but it was a fun one, and it made for a fun episode. Put it on while your practice your fretwork! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods 2. Reaper Man 3. Men At Arms 4. Lords and Ladies 5. Guards! Guards! 6. Mort 7. Soul Music 8. Witches Abroad 9. Wyrd Sisters 10. Moving Pictures 11. Equal Rites 12. Pyramids 13. Sourcery 14. The Light Fantastic 15. The Colour Of Magic 16. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon / @irisjaycomics on cohost IRIS'S OTHER NEW PODCAST ABOUT THE SANDMAN SERIES OF COMICS, "SANDJOB": http://anchor.fm/sandjob A TRAILER FOR THE FILM "NOPE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In8fuzj3gck "SKA DREAM", AN ALBUM BY JEFF ROSENSTOCK: https://jeffrosenstock.bandcamp.com/album/ska-dream THE VIDEO GAME "DEEP ROCK GALACTIC": https://www.deeprockgalactic.com/ A TRAILER FOR THE LATEST SEASON OF THE ANIME "JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiNJEulukVY
01:28:30
September 10, 2022
15: Men At Arms
15: Men At Arms
Hello hello hello, Discos, Discettes and Dischesas! DISC COVERERS is back, and we're covering MEN AT ARMS, the second novel in the Watch subseries and (arguably) the first one where the characters do actual fantasy policework. In this episode, we tackle such important questions as: What does policing mean in a fantasy society where protecting capital has been privatized? Are guns inherently cosmically horrific? And is having a sword pulled on you by your sexual partner after turning into a werewolf very very bad or very very horny? (Or maybe both?) We answer, or at least somewhat address all these questions and more! Don't miss the end of the episode, where we have one of the most heated ranking discussions we've had on this show to date. OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods 2. Reaper Man 3. Men At Arms 4. Lords and Ladies 5. Guards! Guards! 6. Mort 7. Witches Abroad 8. Wyrd Sisters 9. Moving Pictures 10. Equal Rites 11. Pyramids 12. Sourcery 13. The Light Fantastic 14. The Colour Of Magic 15. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon BARLEY TEA, WHICH IRIS RECOMMENDS ICED AND UNSWEETENED AS "THE FLAVOR OF THE SUMMER": https://www.thespruceeats.com/barley-tea-5114089 A TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "BIRDIE WING": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uUVPp5bGQQ A TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "DANCE DANCE DANSEUR": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd0qAYtN8Ck A TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "MOB PSYCHO 100": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1tEkLs8joc
01:56:26
July 24, 2022
14: Lords And Ladies
14: Lords And Ladies
Greetings and salutations, Diskettes! (Yes, we finally have a proper name for all you fans! Thank goodness, frankly.) On this, our newest episode of DISC COVERERS, we're covering LORDS AND LADIES, Sir Terry's fourteenth Discworld book and a bit of a thematic outlier-- scrape off its thin topcoat of comedy, and there's a legitimately creepy horror novel underneath. Plus: More tactical witchcraft action! Casanunda comes back, for very little reason! The wizards are here, also for very little reason! And Magrat finally stops being a wet hen and starts being a girlboss. You GO, girl! We also get hornier than anyone on a Discworld podcast probably should be in this episode, so get ready for THAT. OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods 2. Reaper Man 3. Lords and Ladies 4. Guards! Guards! 5. Mort 6. Witches Abroad 7. Wyrd Sisters 8. Moving Pictures 9. Equal Rites 10. Pyramids 11. Sourcery 12. The Light Fantastic 13. The Colour Of Magic 14. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon MUSICAL ARTIST MARINA'S NEW ALBUM "ANCIENT DREAMS IN A MODERN LAND": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mRmG6X6lUCRbjNkg8KqMinZ7rSHaAzKc8 THE ANIME "REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA": https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrrh84y760v-hDEulas0Tp_wiQy0FcjLl THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE FOR "FLUID": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid THE EARLY ACCESS PEGGLE ROGUELIKE VIDEO GAME "PEGLIN": https://store.steampowered.com/app/1296610/Peglin/
01:17:56
May 29, 2022
13: Small Gods
13: Small Gods
May the Disc be with you (and also with you)! This episode, DISC COVERERS discusses SMALL GODS, an incisive critique on theocratic corruption and the ephemeral nature of the divine, as well as just a really well put together book. It has a beginning, a middle AND an end! Sir Terry wasn't phoning it in with this one! We also discuss our various traumatic experiences with Christianity, some alternative concepts of Heaven, and what it'd be like if birds had big swinging dicks and balls. This episode might have the most discussion of Real Shit out of any we've recorded so far... but hey, mmmmmaybe you're into that??? OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Small Gods (NEW BEST!) 2. Reaper Man 3. Guards! Guards! 4. Mort 5. Witches Abroad 6. Wyrd Sisters 7. Moving Pictures 8. Equal Rites 9. Pyramids 10. Sourcery 11. The Light Fantastic 12. The Colour Of Magic 13. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon ONLINE CERAMICS, A VERY STRANGE STREET FASHION LABEL: https://online-ceramics.com/ THE "RISK OF RAIN 2" DLC EXPANSION "SURVIVORS OF THE VOID": https://store.steampowered.com/app/1607890/Risk_of_Rain_2_Survivors_of_the_Void/ THE TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "MY DRESS-UP DARLING": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oveGY6h6T8 THE TRAILER FOR THE "REVUE STARLIGHT" MOVIE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC_oEO_bu80 THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE FOR "BED": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed
01:40:27
April 20, 2022
12: Witches Abroad
12: Witches Abroad
Pack your bags and don't forget your toothbrush, Disc-heads! In this episode, DISC COVERERS tackles the twelfth Discworld novel, WITCHES ABROAD! While any time spent with Granny, Nanny and Magrat is a treat, we ultimately had a lot of mixed feelings about this book and its seemingly well-meaning but misguided portrayal of a real, actual religion. However, we also get snake women, Catboy Greebo and Pansexual Ethical Slut Nanny Ogg in this book as well, so it's not ALL bad. Give your broomstick a running start and let's get going! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Reaper Man 2. Guards! Guards! 3. Mort 4. Witches Abroad 5. Wyrd Sisters 6. Moving Pictures 7. Equal Rites 8. Pyramids 9. Sourcery 10. The Light Fantastic 11. The Colour Of Magic 12. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE ABOUT VIMES BOOT THEORY BEING A REAL THING NOW: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jan/26/terry-pratchett-jack-monroe-vimes-boots-poverty-index THE OTHER ARTICLE ABOUT THE ORANGUTAN NAMED AFTER THE LIBRARIAN: https://apnews.com/article/prague-zoo-orangutan-name-pustakawan-83f2e73d323bb948a8922c5843d56432 TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "MUTEKING THE DANCING HERO": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOjgF_xn48Y THE WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR "HOT DRINKS": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drink#Hot_drinks OPENRCT2, A DOWNLOADABLE MULTIPLAYER ADD-ON FOR ROLLER COASTER TYCOON 2: https://openrct2.org/downloads TRAILER FOR THE ANIME "RANKING OF KINGS": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1ahorojPg
01:43:17
March 03, 2022
Bonus 01: Johnny And The Dead
Bonus 01: Johnny And The Dead
Fun trivia factoid! Did you know Sir Terry P wrote books.... other than Discworld novels? It's true! Join us on our first ever DISC COVERERS BONUS EPISODE, as regular host June and special guests Zoe and ▓▓▓▓ dive into JOHNNY AND THE DEAD, Pratchett's post-Thatcher critique of economic austerity measures (for kids!) that's set in real, actual England! In OUR world! Wild! We'll also be re-examining REAPER MAN through an anti-capitalist lens, so if you just finished listening to that episode (or even if you didn't!), consider this episode a graAaAaAave companion. Because they're both about death in some way! Get it?  DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon ZOE: http://patreon.com/stormingtheivorytower ▓▓▓▓: Friend of the show. You don't contact them, they contact you. 
01:37:55
February 20, 2022
11: Reaper Man
11: Reaper Man
Ask not for whom the bell tolls... it tolls for DISC COVERERS! This week, we're dead excited to discuss the eleventh Discworld book in the series, REAPER MAN-- a title about everyone's favorite bone daddy Death getting fired from his eternal supervisor position, and making a new life for himself afterwards. Also: FLESH MALL. Can an entity who exists outside of the normal flow of time grow to appreciate the terrible, fleeting beauty of mortality? Is Windle Poons the Discworld's first trans protagonist? Have shopping malls ever NOT been unsettling on some base level? Join us around the bonfire for one last waltz as we celebrate this truly exceptional entry into our ranking list. (It's not ACTUALLY our last waltz, though. We've still got thirty books to go!) OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Reaper Man 2. Guards! Guards! 3. Mort 4. Wyrd Sisters 5. Moving Pictures 6. Equal Rites 7. Pyramids 8. Sourcery 9. The Light Fantastic 10. The Colour Of Magic 11. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon THE VIDEO GAME "INSCRYPTION": https://www.inscryption.com/ "WE WERE HIT BY A HORSE TRUCK AND GOT ISEKAI'D INTO EQUESTRIA?", GRACE'S MLP REWATCH PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/horseisekai THE PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY VIDEO GAME TRILOGY: https://store.steampowered.com/app/787480/phoenix_wright_ace_attorney_trilogy I WON'T LINK PARU ITAGAKI'S NEW COMIC "SANDA" BECAUSE IT'S NOT OFFICIALLY OUT YET IN ENGLISH AND I'M NOT GOING TO PROMOTE SCANS ON HERE. But when it gets localized? You gotta read that shit. It's nuts, I promise.
01:43:27
January 09, 2022
10: Moving Pictures
10: Moving Pictures
LIGHTS... CAMERA.... PODCAST! Your personal favorite Discworld podcast DISC COVERERS is back, and this episode we're covering the tenth book in the series, MOVING PICTURES! Join us as we follow handsome gadfly Victor Tugelbend to the glitz and glamour of a little town called Holy Wood. Are movies inherently super duper evil? Who the hell is Uncle Osric? Will June be able to get through an entire episode without referencing Night Watch? (No.) Will Iris be able to get through an entire episode without referencing the oeuvre of Hideo Kojima? (Also no.) Grab some banged grains, find your seats and don't worry too much about all the desiccated corpses... have we got a show for you! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Guards! Guards! 2. Mort 3. Wyrd Sisters 4. Moving Pictures 5. Equal Rites 6. Pyramids 7. Sourcery 8. The Light Fantastic 9. The Colour Of Magic 10. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon "THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THE DEER", A GAME BY PIP D.: https://gooeypip.itch.io/the-funny-thing-about-the-deer "WE WERE HIT BY A HORSE TRUCK AND GOT ISEKAI'D INTO EQUESTRIA?", GRACE'S NEW MLP REWATCH PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/horseisekai THE TRAILER FOR "NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VrDnrwJdI
01:37:21
November 29, 2021
09: Eric
09: Eric
ON THIS EPISODE OF DISC COVERERS: Know what's more impressive than summoning demons? Summoning the patience for a whole hour's worth of discussion about the worst Discworld book we've read so far, ERIC (or, more accurately, "(strike)FAUST(/strike) ERIC")! Why does this book feel like a dumping ground for a series of limp, cynical bureaucracy gags? Why's Rincewind being such a weird, pissy little jerk to this teenage boy? Did Sir Terry just have a REALLY awful experience at a Best Western once? These questions are... vaguely addressed in this episode. Also we talk about a LOT of other stuff to avoid talking about this book. Whoops! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Guards! Guards! 2. Mort 3. Wyrd Sisters 4. Equal Rites 5. Pyramids 6. Sourcery 7. The Light Fantastic 8. The Colour Of Magic 9. Eric DISCOVER US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon WATCH ROBIN & THE DREAMWEAVERS HERE, INSTEAD OF READING THIS BOOK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqvg77IFtNo BUY THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR HERE, INSTEAD OF READING THIS BOOK: https://bookshop.org/books/this-is-how-you-lose-the-time-war/9781534430990 BUY PSYCHONAUTS 2 HERE, INSTEAD OF READING THIS BOOK: https://bookshop.org/books/this-is-how-you-lose-the-time-war/9781534430990 GO OUTSIDE, INSTEAD OF READING THIS BOOK: There's no link for this one. Just go outside. Unless you're already there, in which case: congratulations!
01:08:30
October 24, 2021
08: Guards! Guards!
08: Guards! Guards!
Right, what's all this then? It's a new episode covering the eighth Discworld novel and the first in its beloved Watch series of stories, GUARDS! GUARDS! Is this the most anti-monarchist Discworld book we've read yet? Do the Watch really count as cops, despite technically being police officers? Are the four hosts of this show too hoplelessly lesbian to view Lady Sybil Ramkin with an objective critical eye? (Yes. God, yes.) Buckle your protectives, folks-- there's a lot going on in this one.  OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Guards! Guards! 2. Mort 3. Wyrd Sisters 4. Equal Rites 5. Pyramids 6. Sourcery 7. The Light Fantastic 8. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon
01:53:01
September 11, 2021
07: Pyramids
07: Pyramids
Hey buddy, wanna buy a scenic river kingdom with over 7,000 years of history? In this episode, we slather on the sunscreen and wander out into the seventh book in the Discworld series, PYRAMIDS! Are there better book ideas secreted away inside this book? Does the fictional Kingdom of Djelibeybi actually bear anything deeper than the most superficial resemblance to ancient Egypt? Are we bad people for finding a pantheon sexy, or did Sir Terry goof up by not making his pantheon sexy enough? And can we just give the whole razor blade thing a rest already? We discuss all these topics... and MORE. OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Mort 2. Wyrd Sisters 3. Equal Rites 4. Pyramids 5. Sourcery 6. The Light Fantastic 7. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon
01:12:54
July 26, 2021
06: Wyrd Sisters
06: Wyrd Sisters
By the pricking of my thumbs... something Discworld this way comes! This month we're covering WYRD SISTERS, book that was released the same year as Sourcery and yet stands on its own as a far funnier, more pleasantly competent read. Hop on your souped-up broomstick and join us as we discuss Sir Terry's discovery of character chemistry, whether the Duchess was a girlboss, what the hell "nuncle" means, and which Shakespeare play this book is supposed to be a parody of. (Kiiiiind of Macbeth? But also kind of Hamlet. It's complicated.) Plus: Greebo! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Mort 2. Wyrd Sisters 3. Equal Rites 4. Sourcery 5. The Light Fantastic 6. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon IRIS'S EROTIC URBAN FANTASY GRAPHIC NOVEL KICKSTARTER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/itsnero/golden-trick THE ENTIRE WYRD SISTERS ANIMATED MOVIE, FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKP2vVwcDg
01:33:54
June 02, 2021
05: Sourcery
05: Sourcery
Whooooo's excited for another book about Rincewind?! ...Okay, fine, who's tepidly willing to tolerate another book about Rincewind? In this episode we're tackling D-world Book 5: SOURCERY, a book with some interesting things to say about the corrupting nature of power. Unfortunately, this gets buried behind pointless characters, dangling plot threads, and a really, really ill-conceived visit to the half-baked orientalist Seriphate of Klatch. On the bright side, though, we get more Librarian action than we've gotten in any book before, so that's fun. Plus: Is Rincewind Trans?  OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Mort 2. Equal Rites 3. Sourcery 4. The Light Fantastic 5. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon THE TIKTOK VIDEO WE FREAKED OUT ABOUT AT THE END: https://www.tiktok.com/@beatingthebinary/video/6917309538865515782 "JOXXER THE MIGHTY" FROM XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, LINKED HERE TO AVOID COPYRIGHT ISSUES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnMCh2aXitg
01:24:20
May 06, 2021
04: Mort
04: Mort
Howdy-hoo and how 'bout you, Discheads! Today we're tackling the fourth book in the Discworld series and the first one to finally yank attention away from wizard shenanigans, MORT! What's it like to be the anthropomorphic personification of Death? Can princesses really piss through a whole stack of mattresses? What the hell is jugged ham, anyways? All these questions and more are... well, if not answered, then at least explored in a vaguely thorough manner. This was a genuinely good book and we're very excited to share our disc-coveries with you! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Mort (NEW leader!) 2. Equal Rites 2. The Light Fantastic 3. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon THE AFOREMENTIONED CLAIRE KEANE CONCEPT ART FOR A MORT DISNEY FILM ADAPTATION: https://www.claireonacloud.com/misc-development SPEEDING BULLETS, THE TABLETOP RPG GRACE AND JUNE HELPED MAKE THAT'S BASED ON SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG: https://princess.software/leaks/speedingbullets.pdf ...AAAAND THE GENDER PICKER FOR SAID GAME. TRY IT YOURSELF!: https://princess.software/bullet/
01:25:03
March 29, 2021
03: Equal Rites
03: Equal Rites
Have you heard of... genders? We're back with a streamlined new show format and we're taking on Sir Terry's earliest attempt at a Girl Power-ed Discworld novel, Equal Rites. Does he succeed at this? ...Ehhhhh. Is it interesting to read? Sure! We also talk about pizza jokes from the 1980's, dick pills for boner problems, and our unashamed total lack of knowledge regarding British royal lineage. Come have a listen! OUR CURRENT RANKING: 1. Equal Rites (NEW leader!) 2. The Light Fantastic 3. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://princess.software / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon OUR SISTER PODCAST ABOUT WHICH HOMESTAR RUNNER CHARACTERS HAVE SEX, NO WE AREN'T KIDDING ABOUT IT: https://anchor.fm/doesstrongbadfuck
01:15:52
February 21, 2021
02b: The Light Fantastic (Part 2)
02b: The Light Fantastic (Part 2)
We continue our gripping analysis of The Light Fantastic, and discuss troll taxonomy, dental accessories, a good bit of The Genders, and more jokes that I'm sure were real corkers to Brits during the 1980s but which are like transmissions from an alternate universe to us North American scum. Plus: The Worst Joke In The Book!  CURRENT RANKING: 1. The Light Fantastic (NEW leader!) 2. The Colour Of Magic CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://hypnovir.us / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon OUR SISTER PODCAST ABOUT WHICH HOMESTAR RUNNER CHARACTERS HAVE SEX, NO WE AREN'T KIDDING ABOUT IT: https://anchor.fm/doesstrongbadfuck
01:46:01
February 01, 2021
02a: The Light Fantastic (Part 1)
02a: The Light Fantastic (Part 1)
Our second episode and first of the year! Analyzing The Light Fantastic ended up taking longer than we expected, so we split this episode into two parts, the second of which we'll upload two weeks from now. IN PART ONE: Does Rincewind suck any less in this book? How practical ARE harmonically tuned squeaky floorboards? Do druids have tech support for their megaliths? And did Sir Terry manage to get An Actual Woman to read this manuscript?  CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE LOVELACE: http://hypnovir.us / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon THE ARTICLE JUNE MENTIONED ABOUT TERRY PRATCHETT'S OBLIVION MOD: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-29-the-story-behind-the-oblivion-mod-terry-pratchett-worked-on OUR SISTER PODCAST ABOUT WHICH HOMESTAR RUNNER CHARACTERS HAVE SEX: https://anchor.fm/doesstrongbadfuck
01:23:47
January 11, 2021
01: The Colour Of Magic
01: The Colour Of Magic
Our first episode! Aaaaa!!! We get a little jazzed and end up digging into our talking points before we summarize the plot, instead of after, so get ready for that. Does Terr-bear's first Discworld book deserve the bad rap that it gets? Does Rincewind suck, or is he secretly cool? Which jokes still hold up, and which were definitely, painfully written in the early 1980's? Why is Death acting so weird? And for the love of A'Tuin, why does the Luggage have meaty little human feet? (I STILL HATE THAT IT HAS HUMAN FEET.) CATCH US ONLINE: @Discpod on Twitter / @discpod@queer.party on Mastodon / disc@hypnovir.us on email GRACE "DABBED IN FRONT OF THE MONA LISA" LOVELACE: http://hypnovir.us / @bestgirlgrace on Twitter / @bestgirlgrace@social.illegalpornography.com on Mastodon JUNIPER "PAWS, THEY SHOULD BE TINY LITTLE PAWS" THEORY: http://twitch.tv/junipertheory / @junipertheory on Twitter / @junebug@slime.global on Mastodon BALINA "DON'T GET ME STARTED ON PIERS ANTHONY" MAHIGAN: @wolfcau on Twitter / @Balina@cybre.space on Mastodon IRIS "RIVEN THE SEQUEL TO MYST" JAY: http://irisjay.net / @irisjaycomics on Twitter / @irisjaycomics@mastodon.social on Mastodon OUR SISTER SHOW TIGHT PANTS, AN IMPROBABLY REAL PODCAST ABOUT WHICH HOMESTAR RUNNER CHARACTERS HAVE SEX: https://anchor.fm/doesstrongbadfuck
02:03:32
November 29, 2020