Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE - better known as Terry Pratchett - is...well, you know. The external links section below connects to longer biographies on other sites.
Terry wasn’t a guest on many podcasts that we know about (let us know if you find one!), but some talks and interviews he did were recorded and released as podcast episodes. See also below for some of his radio appearances.
|2007-09-13||2007 National Book Festival||“Terry Pratchett: Book Festival 07”||loc.gov|
|2009-08-11||Naked Scientists Special Edition Podcast||“Conversations from the Darwin Festival - Sir Terry Pratchett”||acast.com|
|2013-04-13||Ideas at the House||“Terry Pratchett - In Conversation with Garth Nix”||libsyn.com|
|2023-07-29||The Author Archive||“Terry Pratchett - The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”||podbean.com|
Some radio programmes on which Terry appeared have been released online in digital form, in an actual podcast feed or otherwise (often via BBC Sounds). We’re prioritising programmes which are widely available.
|1997-02-09||Desert Island Discs||“Terry Pratchett”||bbc.co.uk|
|2003-05-29||World Book Club||“Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic”||bbc.co.uk|
|2011-08-11||Morning Edition||“Discworld's Terry Pratchett On Death And Deciding”||npr.org||Brief interview primarily about assisted dying, which also contains discussion of suicide.|
|2011-10-18||Front Row||“Terry Pratchett; Mark Rylance; Contagion”||bbc.co.uk||The Pratchett section is first|
|2011-10-21||Front Row||“Thandie Newton; Terry Pratchett”||bbc.co.uk||The Pratchett section begins at 19m04s|
|2013-12-11||Front Row||“Alan Bennett, Terry Pratchett, The Duck House, The Great Train Robbery”||bbc.co.uk||The Pratchett section begins at 14m05s|
|2013-12-13||Front Row||“Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Sir Terry Pratchett”||bbc.co.uk||The Pratchett sections begins at 9m06s|
|2013-12-14||Radio 2 Art Show||“Sir Terry Pratchett and Maddy Prior talk to Claudia Winkleman”||bbc.co.uk|
Pratchett made a few cameo appearances in adaptations of his own work:
- In Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, as the toymaker at the end of part two.
- In Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, as one of the astrozoologists in part one.
- In the Steeleye Span album Wintersmith, speaking on the track “A Good Witch”.
- In the BBC Radio adaptation of Good Omens, alongside Neil Gaiman, as a pair of police officers named Terry and Neil.
- terrypratchettbooks.com - official website
- Terry Pratchett on Wikipedia
- Terry Pratchett on the L-Space wiki
- Re-released in a new podcast feed ten years later.
- Focusses on The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch.
- Audio may no longer be available? We’re chasing this one!
- A live talk at the Sydney Opera House; referred to by Garth Nix in his guest appearance on Pratchat talking about Wintersmith.
- This is an interview between host David Freeman and Terry Pratchett about The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, from David’s personal archive. The date for the interview is not given, but as he’s asked about how he’d feel if he wins the Carnegie Medal for it, we can guess it’s from 2002, before the prize was announced in July.
- Not to be confused with Desert Island Discworld, which takes inspiration from the original radio show.
- This episode focuses on Mort.
- This is a segment of the full 11 August 2011 episode] of Morning Edition.
- Direct link to mp3; BBC Sounds version is only available within the UK.