The Disc-Course

A bi-weekly bookclub for Terry Pratchett's Discworld series

Holly and Julie, known Discworld lovers, discuss Terry Pratchett's magnum opus series with Mark and Jess, who've never seen a Discworld in their lives.

Episode 35: Ankh-Morpork Ruined My Life

Season 2, Ep. 9
Content warnings for this episode include: alcohol abuse, burning and exploding buildings, police violence, minor bodily harm, very brief mention of worms in food, animal death, and brief discussion of real life bombingsThis week as we continue Guards, Guards, the people of Ankh-Morpork are under fire as the Elucidated Brethren set in motion their totally real plan to reinstate the totally real king of Ankh. Who will step forth and slay this beast? Not Vimes; Vimes gets his shit rocked when the Watch House gets blown up.This week in the Disc-Course: auxiliary services, the cruel heel of society, armored volcano, need to breed, The Dragon Burning Houses Party, r/horsegirllivingspaces, RPG weapons, repainted PSPs, the breast of it, police talking points, The Orangutan in the Nighttime, waiting up for Santa, Sybilma Sins, Vimes Plinko, Sarah McLachlan mail, pandas and pigeons, weapons grade plucopium, frosty dragon milkshakes, and the ex wife (city).Click here for This is Our Fucking City, a thing that happened on live TV.For those playing along at home: Read up to page 226 in Guards, Guards! (depending on your edition of the book), ending on the line: "'Oh no,' moaned Vimes, 'Not again!'"-----You can email us at, follow the show @thedisccourse on twitter, or find us in the phonebook under Zlorf!Our theme music is by Maxie Satan; find her on bandcamp at Pastel Hand Grenade. She rules.