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.
Musician and composer Jeremy Warmsley joins us on the island to talk about being six Swedish teenagers, crying at horses and Terry Pratchett’s debut novel, The Carpet People.
New York Times best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss joins us on the island to talk about the World of Chickens, building your own magic and the 34th Discworld novel, Thud!
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Comics letterer Aditya Bidikar visits the island to talk about art in a collaborative medium, formative fandoms and the 33rd Discworld novel, Going Postal.
Comedian and actor Bethany Black joins us on the island to talk being a goth in comedy, flying the TARDIS and the eleventh Discworld novel, Reaper Man.
Journalist, musician and comedian Marc Burrows joins us on the island to talk about the nature of faith, finding comfort in familiar worlds and Terry Pratchett’s first trilogy for younger readers, the Bromeliad.
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Kate Nyx visits the island to talk growing up online, making your own crowd and the 31st Discworld novel, Monstrous Regiment.
Author, comedian and academic A L Kennedy joins Al Kennedy to discuss the exercise of empathy in fiction, trying not to kill Bill Nighy and the second Discworld novel, The Light Fantastic.
Writer, journalist and comedian Séamas O’Reilly joins us on the island to talk about messing with the Metro, colonialist narratives and Terry Pratchett’s YA masterpiece, Nation.
Comedian, writer and broadcaster Alice Fraser visits the island to talk about comedy as a marathon, accepting destiny on your own terms, and the 15th Discworld novel, Men at Arms.
Empire magazine Editor-at-Large Helen O’Hara visits the island to talk about the forgotten women of Hollywood, the future of cinema in a Netflix world, and the tenth Discworld novel, Moving Pictures.
Writer and critic Claire Napier joins us on the island to talk about the intersections between art and criticism, the quality of “naffness” in fantasy fiction and the sixteenth Discworld novel, Soul Music.
Multimedia writer and editor Andrew Wheeler visits the island to talk about the queering of superheroes, the art of narrative design in mobile gaming, what exactly constitutes a “peri-peri lion” and the eighteenth Discworld novel, Maskerade.
Comedian Tiernan Douieb joins us on the island to talk about finding humour in a scary world, why kids make such good comedy audiences, and the fourth Discworld novel, Mort.
Lead writer and CEO of video game studio Die Gute Fabrik, Hannah Nicklin, visits the island to talk about creating work across media, the interaction of class and communities and the 38th Discworld novel, I Shall Wear Midnight.
Guardian Technology Editor Alex Hern visits the island to talk about radical politics in technocratic societies, the online rise of conspiracy theories and the 29th Discworld novel, Night Watch.
Podcaster, writer, producer and game designer James D’Amato visits the island to talk about the lessons of improv comedy, the importance of inclusivity in games and the 30th Discworld novel, The Wee Free Men.
Podcaster Jo Graham joins us on the island to talk about the forgotten women of professional wrestling, cowardly heroes and the first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic.
Author and journalist Nate Crowley visits the island to talk about fictional forgotten 1990s TV shows, aquatic brushes with death and the 8th Discworld novel, Guards! Guards!
Comedy writer and author Gabby Hutchinson Crouch joins us on the island to talk about the kindness of death, satire in a world gone stupid and the 6th Discworld novel, Wyrd Sisters.
Video games writer and narrative designer Cara Ellison visits the island to talk about working with your heroes, festive traditions and the 20th Discworld novel, Hogfather.
CW: Brief discussion of suicide from 43:16 to 44:30
Comics historian Kelly Kanayama joins us on the island to talk about storytelling, mythology, amorous spiders and the 14th Discworld novel, Lords and Ladies.
Role-playing game designer Grant Howitt visits the island to talk felonious fauna, the secrets of worldbuilding and the 12th Discworld novel, Witches Abroad.
Scottish literary crime novelist Alan Trotter joins us on the island to talk about the wrong way to pack a suitcase, revisiting favourite childhood books as an adult, and the 7th Discworld novel, Pyramids.
Award-winning SFF author Amal El-Mohtar joins us on the island to talk about childhood obsessions with reading, adapting her own work for screen, poems written on toilet paper, and the 3rd Discworld novel, Equal Rites.
Kieron Gillen visits the island to talk about his time as a games journalist, his teenage love of fantasy gamebooks and the 12th Discworld novel, Small Gods.
Desert Island Discworld – a new interview podcast about the works of Terry Pratchett and the people who love them, hosted by Al Kennedy. Coming November 24.