Desert Island Discworld

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Desert Island Discworld
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Presentation
Hosted byAl Kennedy
Production
Audio formatmp3
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes40 (so far)
Publication
Original release24 November 2019 – present
Related showsHouse to Astonish
Websitedesertislanddiscworld.com
Support pagePatreon
Twitter@DIDiscworld

Publisher Description

A weekly interview podcast about the works of Terry Pratchett and the people who read them, with host Al Kennedy. One guest, one book, four elephants, one turtle.

Further Information

Format

  • Host Al asks the episode's guest which Terry Pratchett book they would like to take with them if they were stuck on a desert island, and discusses it with them in an informal chat which is also an interview about their life and work.
  • The podcast is released in seasons of six episodes, though later seasons have seven or eight episodes; the additional ones are the result of goals reached by the podcast's Patreon campaign.

Trivia

  • The title (and to a lesser extent the format) is inspired by the long-running BBC Radio program Desert Island Discs. Its opposite number is Room 101.
  • The podcast's tagline is also inspired by Desert Island Discs, which describes the things guests (referred to as "castaways") can take with them: "Eight tracks,[1] a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives."
  • The seventh season of the podcast was released in two "blocks" of four episodes, "just like Stranger Things, except in two blocks of four!", as the Twitter account announced.[2]

Hosts

Episodes

The table below indexes episodes of this podcast. They are listed by default in release order, and use the podcast's own numbering scheme as well as an overall episode number for easy reference.

# S E Episode Date Guest Book Episode link DW#[3]
1 1 1 Kieron Gillen and Small Gods 2019-11-24 Kieron Gillen Small Gods Website 13
2 1 2 Amal El-Mohtar and Equal Rites 2019-12-01 Amal El-Mohtar Equal Rites Website 3
3 1 3 Alan Trotter and Pyramids 2019-12-08 Alan Trotter Pyramids Website 7
4 1 4 Grant Howitt and Witches Abroad 2019-12-15 Grant Howitt Witches Abroad Website 12
5 1 5 Kelly Kanayama and Lords and Ladies 2019-12-22 Kelly Kanayama Lords and Ladies Website 14
6 1 6 Cara Ellison and Hogfather 2019-12-29 Cara Ellison Hogfather Website 20
7 2 1 Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Wyrd Sisters 2020-03-22 Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Wyrd Sisters Website 6
8 2 2 Nate Crowley and Guards! Guards! 2020-03-29 Nate Crowley Guards! Guards! Website 8
9 2 3 Jo Graham and The Colour of Magic 2020-04-05 Jo Graham The Colour of Magic Website 1
10 2 4 James D’Amato and The Wee Free Men 2020-04-12 James D’Amato The Wee Free Men Website 30
11 2 5 Alex Hern and Night Watch 2020-04-19 Alex Hern Night Watch Website 29
12 2 6 Hannah Nicklin and I Shall Wear Midnight 2020-04-26 Hannah Nicklin I Shall Wear Midnight Website 38
13 3 1 Tiernan Douieb and Mort 2020-08-02 Tiernan Douieb Mort Website 4
14 3 2 Andrew Wheeler and Maskerade 2020-08-09 Andrew Wheeler Maskerade Website 18
15 3 3 Claire Napier and Soul Music 2020-08-16 Claire Napier Soul Music Website 16
16 3 4 Helen O’Hara and Moving Pictures 2020-08-23 Helen O’Hara Moving Pictures Website 10
17 3 5 Alice Fraser and Men at Arms 2020-08-30 Alice Fraser Men at Arms Website 15
18 3 6 Séamas O’Reilly and Nation 2020-09-06 Séamas O’Reilly Nation Website
19 4 1 A L Kennedy and The Light Fantastic 2020-11-01 A L Kennedy The Light Fantastic Website 2
20 4 2 Kate Nyx and Monstrous Regiment 2020-11-08 Kate Nyx Monstrous Regiment Website 31
21 4 3 Marc Burrows and the Bromeliad 2020-11-15 Marc Burrows The Bromeliad Website
22 4 4 Bethany Black and Reaper Man 2020-11-22 Bethany Black Reaper Man Website 11
23 4 5 Aditya Bidikar and Going Postal 2020-11-29 Aditya Bidikar Going Postal Website 33
24 4 6 Patrick Rothfuss and Thud! 2020-12-06 Patrick Rothfuss Thud! Website 34
25 4 7 Jeremy Warmsley and The Carpet People 2020-12-13 Jeremy Warmsley The Carpet People Website
26 5 1 Alasdair Beckett-King and Snuff 2021-04-25 Alasdair Beckett-King Snuff Website 39
27 5 2 Dr Beth Singler and Feet of Clay 2021-05-02 Beth Singler Feet of Clay Website 19
28 5 3 Dave Powell and Unseen Academicals 2021-05-09 Dave Powell Unseen Academicals Website 37
29 5 4 Rachael Stott and Thief of Time 2021-05-16 Rachael Stott Thief of Time Website 26
30 5 5 Joanna Robinson and Wintersmith 2021-05-23 Joanna Robinson Wintersmith Website 35
31 5 6 Stuart Goldsmith and The Fifth Elephant 2021-05-30 Stuart Goldsmith The Fifth Elephant Website 24
32 5 7 Dottie James and A Hat Full of Sky 2021-06-06 Dottie James A Hat Full of Sky Website 32
33 6 1 Cory Doctorow and Making Money 2021-10-24 Cory Doctorow Making Money Website 36
34 6 2 Eleanor Morton and Carpe Jugulum 2021-10-31 Eleanor Morton Carpe Jugulum Website 23
35 6 3 Ali Plumb and The Truth 2021-11-07 Ali Plumb The Truth Website 25
36 6 4 John Rogers and Raising Steam 2021-11-14 John Rogers Raising Steam Website 40
37 6 5 Erica Henderson and The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents 2021-11-21 Erica Henderson The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Website 28
38 6 6 Louie Stowell and Good Omens 2021-11-28 Louie Stowell Good Omens Website
39 6 7 Neill Cameron and Sourcery 2021-12-05 Neill Cameron Sourcery Website 5
40 6 8 Diane Duane and Jingo 2021-12-12 Diane Duane Jingo Website 21
41 7 1 Kelli Butler and Thud! 2022-08-14 Kelli Butler Thud! Website 34
42 7 2 Roger Langridge and Dodger 2022-08-21 Roger Langridge Dodger Website
43 7 3 Max Zero and Interesting Times 2022-08-28 Max Zero Interesting Times Website 17
44 7 4 Hazel Southwell and Only You Can Save Mankind 2022-09-04 Hazel Southwell Only You Can Save Mankind Website

Footnotes

  1. Clearly not a show set on the Discworld!
  2. A reference to the fourth season of Netflix show Stranger Things, which was released in two blocks of six and then two episodes. See this tweet.
  3. Sort by this column to get the episodes in Discworld publication order. (Non-Discworld books will have a blank entry in this column.)