Join Kellie, Katy, and Mandy in a conversation about what has them freaked out, thinking, and pondering this week. And then stick around for a discussion about the 9th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett – Eric.
Enjoy a laugh (or two, three, four…) with Kellie, Katy, and Mandy as they discuss a You Tube channel all about dead people, a song that will never, ever, end (or at least not for a thousand years), and the name of the AI who will eventually kill us all. That and a whole lot more is in the first part of this episode.
In the second segment, Beer, Books & Tea, Katy and Kellie discuss the eighth book in the Terry Pratchett Discworld series, Guards! Guards! (Starts at 31:30.) How do an group of obsessive compulsive evil doers handle life when they manifest a soul sucking dragon bent on destroying their home town? Spoiler – not very well. This is possibly the most timely book so far in the series with many of the main themes highlighting what is going on in our world today. Plus it is hysterically funny with possibly the best description of a used bookstore ever.
In our first segment we chat about Olive Oil Regulations, Critical Role Podcast (yay!), What Remains of Edith Finch, English Heritage You Tube Channel, and the Netflix series, Anne with an E. Kellie also has a fantastic funny news story and we shout out our latest review. Spoilers for the Edith Finch game start at 9:47 and end at 13:21.
Then in our second segment – Beer, Books, & Tea we discuss the seventh book in the Terry Pratchett Discworld series, Pyramids. (Starts at 34:50.) What do math, politics, and a school for assassins have in common? Turns out to be a camel named You Bastard. Once again the Discworld takes the reader on a fantastic journey through our own assumptions, but in this one the message is pretty straightforward – either adopt change or be blown to a different plane of existence.
Besides learning more about Kellie than we intended (adding Kellie’s neurosis to the regular segments) Mandy, Katy, and Kellie share the books they want to be reading, the shows they think you should be watching, and discuss some stupid news. Then at the halfway point (34.22 to be exact) they switch to Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, the next book in the Discworld series. The themes of destiny and truth made this book a bit more serious than the rest, but the underlying magic that is Terry Pratchett raised this book to among the best in the series. Also, Katy, Mandy, and Kellie would like to start a coven…just saying.
What makes a hero? Circumstance? Bravery? Being an orangutan? Katy and Kellie chat about the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series – Sourcery. This one had some heavy themes – end of the world type subjects – and a very frustrating journey for a female lead (frustrating for Kellie and Katy…I’m sure Conina was not bothered).
More Discworld joy and this time Kellie and Katy have a surprise guest – Mandy! The third book in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett is called Equal Rites and was first published in 1987. It is a love letter to brave little girls. Listen in for the rundown of our favorite things about the book, but stay tuned for an interesting discussion about how our view of equal rights for women has changed over the years. Enjoy!
Book Two of the Discworld Series – The Light Fantastic. Kellie sums it up in one sentence – “One act in college can ruin your whole life.” Join Katy and Kellie as they break down the story, one trope at at time, and go on and on about how much they loved the book.
Kellie and Katy dive into the wonderful world Terry Pratchett created by reading the first in a long, long series of books. Katy had never heard of these books (which admittedly makes her an idiot), and Kellie hadn’t read them in a long time, so we hope you enjoy this fresh fun review/recap/discussion/intense giggling laughter at about the hour mark, because Kellie does something ridiculous and inspired…basically it is almost two hours of two people enjoying the heck out of a book. (You should read it…The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett…don’t wait…go get it…you’ll enjoy it…we promise…and then all our gabbing will make some kind of weird sense…)