About

Pratchat is a podcast from Splendid Chaps Productions in which hosts Elizabeth Flux and Ben McKenzie are embarking on a five-ish* year mission to read every Terry Pratchett novel, one a month, and discuss them with special guests.

Episodes are released on the 8th (or 7Ath) of each month, and are 90-120 minutes long. We follow the plot of the book from start to finish, but we don’t let that stop us from following the discussion wherever it may go. This approach means each episode contains major spoilers for the book it is discussing, though we’ll try and keep spoilers for other books to a minimum. We also have footnotes! They’re added in post-production to clarify or comment on the discussion without derailing it in the moment.

* It’s more like six years, but we may take a few shortcuts through L-Space where necessary.

The Pratchatters

Pratchat hosts Elizabeth Flux and Ben McKenzie backstage at the 2018 Speculate festival in Melbourne.Elizabeth Flux is a freelance writer with a focus on film and pop culture, and previous editor of Voiceworks magazine. She has been published in Film Ink, Metro, Junkee, The Lifted Brow, Spook and Kill Your Darlings and can be found tweeting terrible puns @ElizabethFlux. Pratchat is Elizabeth’s first podcast.

Ben McKenzie is a comedian, writer and game designer. He’s best known for the immersive live bank heist game Small Time Criminals and for writing, producing and starring in the time travel audio comedy Night Terrace. He tweets at @McKenzie_Ben, has a web site at benmckenzie.com.au, and his favourite dinosaur is Stegosaurus. Ben previously co-hosted the Doctor Who podcast Splendid Chaps.