Unseen Academicals (podcast)

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Unseen Academicals
Presentation
Hosted byJoshua Bulleid, Alice Capstick
Production
Audio formatmp3
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34 (so far)
Publication
Original release4 April 2021 – present
ProviderDoctor Prometheus
Related showsOf the Devil's Party
Websitepodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unseenacademicals
Support pagePatreon

Publisher Description

A monthlyish examination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld book series from an academic perspective, hosted by Joshua Bulleid.

Further Information

Format

To be added.

Trivia

  • Moved hosts from Sounder to Anchor in January 2023. (We've be updated the links to previous episodes.)

Hosts

Episodes

The table below indexes full episodes of this podcast (not including trailers, previews and episodes of other podcasts). They are listed by default in release order, and use the podcast's own numbering scheme.

# Episode Date Book/Subject Guest(s) Episode link DW#[1]
1 “Unseen Academicals” 2021-04-04 Unseen Academicals Anchor 37
2 “Equal Rites” 2021-04-04 Equal Rites Anchor 3
3 “Wyrd Sisters” 2021-05-01 Wyrd Sisters Anchor 6
4A “Witches Abroad - Part 1” (1/3) 2021-05-29 Witches Abroad Anchor 12
4B “Witches Abroad - Part 2” (2/3) 2021-06-12 Witches Abroad Anchor 12
4C “Witches Abroad - Part 3” (3/3) 2021-06-19 Witches Abroad Anchor 12
5A “Lords and Ladies - Part 1” (1/2) 2021-07-31 Lords and Ladies Anchor 14
5B “Lords and Ladies - Part 2” (2/2) 2021-08-28 Lords and Ladies Anchor 14
6 “Maskerade” 2021-10-09 Maskerade Anchor 18
7A “Carpe Jugulum - Part 1” (1/2) 2021-11-20 Carpe Jugulum Anchor 23
7B “Carpe Jugulum - Part 2” (2/2) 2022-02-21 Carpe Jugulum Anchor 23
- “We Aten't Dead” 2022-04-09 Delay in schedule Anchor
- “Wotcher' Been Readin? April, 2022” 2022-04-25 The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Anchor
8 “Mort” 2022-05-07 Mort Anchor 4
9A “Reaper Man - Part 1” (1/2) 2022-06-13 Reaper Man Anchor 11
9B “Reaper Man - Part 2” (2/2) 2022-07-06 Reaper Man Anchor 11
10A “Soul Music, Part 1: Magical Music” (1/3) 2022-08-22 Soul Music Eden Kupermitz Anchor 16
- “A Life With Footnotes, by Rob Wilkins” 2022-10-19 Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes Anchor
10C “Soul Music, Part 3: Simply Susan”[2] 2022-11-08 Soul Music (3/3) None Anchor 16
11A “Hogfather, Part 1: The Power of Belief” (1/3) 2022-12-12 Hogfather Dr Nadav Prawer Anchor 20
11B “Hogfather, Part 2: Happy Hogswatch” (2/3) 2022-12-24 Hogfather Anchor 20
- “Worst Books in 2022” 2023-01-02 “Bottom ten” of books Josh read in 2022 Anchor
- “The Amazing Maurice (film review)” 2023-02-05 The Amazing Maurice Anchor
- “Schedule Update / Best Books in 2022” 2023-03-16 Top ten of books Josh read in 2022 Spotify
12A “Thief of Time, Part 1: What's in a Name?” (1/3) 2023-04-19 Thief of Time Spotify 26
12B “Thief of Time, Part 2: Literary Links” (2/3) 2023-06-24 Thief of Time Spotify 26
12C “Thief of Time, Part 3: About Time” (3/3) 2023-07-02 Thief of Time Spotify 26
- “I Still Aten’t Dead” 2023-07-23 Update on the show; closure of Patreon Spotify
VV1 “Vegetarian Vampires Before Discworld” (1/3)[3] 2023-07-26 Vegetarian Vampires Sophie Dungan Spotify
VV2 “Vegetarian Vampires in Discworld” (2/3)[4] 2023-07-26 Vegetarian Vampires Sophie Dungan Spotify
VV3 “Vegetarian Vampires After Discworld” (3/3)[4] 2023-07-26 Vegetarian Vampires Sophie Dungan Spotify
VV4 “Interview with the Vampire, Series 1”[4] 2023-07-26 Interview with the Vampire Sophie Dungan Spotify
13A “Good Omens, Part 1: Antichrist Phenomenon” (1/3) 2023-09-17 Good Omens Spotify
13B “Good Omens, Part 2: Apocalyptic Revelations” (2/3) 2023-12-13 Good Omens Spotify
13C “Good Omens, Part 3: Faithful Adaptations” (3/3) 2024-01-02 Good Omens Spotify

Footnotes

  1. Sort by this column to get episodes in the Discworld publication order. Non-Discworld books (and episodes about other topics) leave this column blank.
  2. As mentioned in this episode, part 2 of the Soul Music discussion might not end up being released.
  3. These were originally Patron-only bonus episodes, but after the closure of the show’s Patreon, were re-published in the main feed.
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