S1E25 - The Fifth Elephant

With special guest Kat Kuhl! Deep in the heart of Uberwald, a political struggle is taking place. And because of the draw of Ankh-Morpork, these internecine struggles are spilling over on Sam Vimes's streets. Vetinari sees an opportunity, and sends Sam and Sybil to wedge things open.

2 years ago

The Fifth Elephant is a pivotal novel in the Discworld series. While Sir Terry lightens up (slightly) on the Hammer Horror monsters of Uberwald from Carpe Jugulum, he also retools them into very clear political allegories. It is a standout among the 41 novels--so much track is laid for the future as the author breaks Ankh-Morpork out of medieval stasis.

And you may never look at Carrot the same way again.

We are delighted to be joined by Kat Kuhl, a podcaster and creator we all were listening to well before we even had the notion that we could do this ourselves. Kat is a ttrpg game designer and storyteller who's been producing and GMing actual play podcasts since 2014. Her current project, Autonomic, is an all-ages indo-ecuadorian magic school fantasy show with heart, humor, and homework (and one of Aaron's kids' favorite media products). She can be found on twitter at @kat_kuhl_

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