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Doctor Who: Verity!

Doctor Who: Verity!
Description:
A Doctor Who Podcast where a rotating cast of six women, from across the globe, talk all things Doctor Who. We have opinions.

Homepage: http://VerityPodcast.com/

RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/VerityPodcast?format=xml

Doctor Who: Verity! Statistics
Episodes:
439
Average Episode Duration:
1:05:06
Longest Episode Duration:
1:54:18
Total Duration of all Episodes:
19 days, 20 hours, 21 minutes and 43 seconds
Earliest Episode:
8 August 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
2 August 2017 (11:30am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
3 days, 20 hours, 5 minutes and 35 seconds

Doctor Who: Verity! Episodes

  • Ep 88 - Trials of the Witch's Familiar

    30 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 16 seconds

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    It's an Erika-less Verity!, but there's more than enough excitement to make up for it. Join Deb, Liz, and Lynne as they dig deep into everything Clara, Davros, Missy, Doctor, Daleks, and more! There are crack theories, lots of squee, and many astute observations about the second installment of series 9.


    What did you think about this one? Did Steven Moffat close things off nicely? Or...not? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne wants to get her grubby little hands on the new Missy action figures!
    • Liz is still excited about LEGO Dimensions!
    • Deb
      • wants the rumors about David Tennant and Catherine Tate coming to Big Finish to be true!
      • knows those two have great chemistry based on their Chain Reaction appearance!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Liz's thoughts on "The Magician's Apprentice"
    Erika on the TeeVee podcast about "The Witch's Familiar"



  • Ep 87 - The Magician's Apprentice Shippers

    23 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 53 seconds

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    IT'S HERE! YOU GUYS! IT'S HERE! FINALLY! NEW DOCTOR WHO!!! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we flail and squee over guitars and shades, Clara and Missy, Davros and Daleks, and pretty much everything in between. We delve into examination, speculation, admiration, and the littlest bit of criticism. We're thrilled to be back at it with a new series!

    What did you think of "The Magician's Apprentice"? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat enjoys the heck out of the new Big Finish Torchwood play, The Conspiracy!
    • Erika
      • interviews Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? about The Doctors Are In on Reality Bomb!
      • aims to attend "an Evening with Michael Pickwoad" in Derby, UK on November 6th!
      • looks forward to watching her spouse interview Jenna Coleman at Edmonton Expo!
    • Lynne welcomes new Doctor Who tat into the family: The 12th Doctor and The Curator!
    • Deb loves the classic Who buffet that is #BreakfastWithBaker!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Radio Free Skaro
    "Genesis of the Daleks"



  • Ep 87 - The Magician's Apprentice Shippers

    23 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 53 seconds

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    IT'S HERE! YOU GUYS! IT'S HERE! FINALLY! NEW DOCTOR WHO!!! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we flail and squee over guitars and shades, Clara and Missy, Davros and Daleks, and pretty much everything in between. We delve into examination, speculation, admiration, and the littlest bit of criticism. We're thrilled to be back at it with a new series!

    What did you think of "The Magician's Apprentice"? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat enjoys the heck out of the new Big Finish Torchwood play, The Conspiracy!
    • Erika
      • interviews Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? about The Doctors Are In on Reality Bomb!
      • aims to attend "an Evening with Michael Pickwoad" in Derby, UK on November 6th!
      • looks forward to watching her spouse interview Jenna Coleman at Edmonton Expo!
    • Lynne welcomes new Doctor Who tat into the family: The 12th Doctor and The Curator!
    • Deb loves the classic Who buffet that is #BreakfastWithBaker!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Radio Free Skaro
    "Genesis of the Daleks"



  • Extra! - Prologue! Prologue! Prologue!

    16 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 48 seconds

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    This week we throw out our regularly scheduled topic (or rather, shelve it back into the spreadsheet) and talk about BBC Doctor Who prologues! That's right, the BBC surprised us with some series 9 Capaldi goodness, and we just couldn't hold back. In addition, we cover some of the other internet-only prologue action the BBC has tossed our way over the years. (Note: If you're looking for speculation and a frame-by-frame breakdown, you have come to the wrong podcast, my friend.)

    Oh yeah, and Erika is over the moon because it's not called a "prequel"!

    How do you feel about it? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Referred-to links [on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time
    Head Over Feels
    Den of Geek



  • Extra! - Prologue! Prologue! Prologue!

    16 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 48 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we throw out our regularly scheduled topic (or rather, shelve it back into the spreadsheet) and talk about BBC Doctor Who prologues! That's right, the BBC surprised us with some series 9 Capaldi goodness, and we just couldn't hold back. In addition, we cover some of the other internet-only prologue action the BBC has tossed our way over the years. (Note: If you're looking for speculation and a frame-by-frame breakdown, you have come to the wrong podcast, my friend.)

    Oh yeah, and Erika is over the moon because it's not called a "prequel"!

    How do you feel about it? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Referred-to links [on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time
    Head Over Feels
    Den of Geek



  • Ep 86 - The First of Peladon

    9 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 1 second

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    We close out our companion miniseries in fine style with Liz's pick, "The Curse of Peladon". Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss Jo's merits as a companion. They are many--especially in this story. There's a lot of Jo love, dissension among the ranks as to which Peladon story is better, and even some soul-searching. It's quite an episode!

    What do you think about Jo? Is she as awesome as the Verities think? Or do you still see her as a useless screamer? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz cannot contain her excitement that River Song will be in the Doctor Who Christmas special!
    • Erika shares fanart inspired by Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Kat fangirls all over the trailers for the new Big Finish Torchwood audios!
    • Deb receives chocolate Daleks from Fear's Confections!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Enlightenment, formerly edited by Graeme Burk
    Erika's post on "The Curse of Peladon"
    TARDIS Tavern episode 61: A Pertwee Extravaganza!
    Unjustly Maligned 10 - "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" with Erika Ensign
    Radio Free Skaro's commentary on "The Monster of Peladon" (part1) (part 2)



  • Ep 86 - The First of Peladon

    9 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 1 second

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    We close out our companion miniseries in fine style with Liz's pick, "The Curse of Peladon". Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we discuss Jo's merits as a companion. They are many--especially in this story. There's a lot of Jo love, dissension among the ranks as to which Peladon story is better, and even some soul-searching. It's quite an episode!

    What do you think about Jo? Is she as awesome as the Verities think? Or do you still see her as a useless screamer? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz cannot contain her excitement that River Song will be in the Doctor Who Christmas special!
    • Erika shares fanart inspired by Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Kat fangirls all over the trailers for the new Big Finish Torchwood audios!
    • Deb receives chocolate Daleks from Fear's Confections!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Enlightenment, formerly edited by Graeme Burk
    Erika's post on "The Curse of Peladon"
    TARDIS Tavern episode 61: A Pertwee Extravaganza!
    Unjustly Maligned 10 - “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with Erika Ensign
    Radio Free Skaro's commentary on "The Monster of Peladon" (part1) (part 2)



  • Ep 85 - Snack Orchid (The Adric Story)

    2 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 6 seconds

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    This week it's Lynne's turn to pick a companion-tastic story, and bafflingly, she chose Nyssa in "Black Orchid". Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss all the companions in "Black Orchid". Lynne does have some strong reasons why Nyssa shines here. Deb thinks it's a stronger Tegan story. And Erika discovers it's her new favorite Adric story. It may be a short story, but with the crowded TARDIS of the fifth Doctor era, there are lots of companions to go around!

    What do you think of this story? Would you have picked a different Nyssa story? Or can you think of other reasons this is a goor one for her? And do you find Adric boring? Charming? Annoying? Let us know in the comments!

    And remember, you have about a week left to contribute to the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter and make an extra difference thanks to an amazing Verity! listener!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne goes "woo hoo!" over the forthcoming Doctor Who LEGO!
    • Erika had a great time at Worldcon/Sasquan:
      • visiting KSPS in Spokane!
      • meeting some lovely Verity! listeners!
      • guesting on Radio Free Skaro #490!
    • Liz is giddy that Doctor Who is coming back in a few weeks!
    • Deb
      • fangirls over DW writer Sarah Dollard cosplaying as Han Solo!
      • congratulates Tansy and Galactic Suburbia for winning the Best Fancast Hugo Award!
      • recommends you check out Sage's Head Over Feels piece on fan shaming!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Total Party Kill
    "Doctor in Distress"



  • Ep 85 - Snack Orchid (The Adric Story)

    2 September 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 6 seconds

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    This week it's Lynne's turn to pick a companion-tastic story, and bafflingly, she chose Nyssa in "Black Orchid". Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss all the companions in "Black Orchid". Lynne does have some strong reasons why Nyssa shines here. Deb thinks it's a stronger Tegan story. And Erika discovers it's her new favorite Adric story. It may be a short story, but with the crowded TARDIS of the fifth Doctor era, there are lots of companions to go around!

    What do you think of this story? Would you have picked a different Nyssa story? Or can you think of other reasons this is a goor one for her? And do you find Adric boring? Charming? Annoying? Let us know in the comments!

    And remember, you have about a week left to contribute to the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter and make an extra difference thanks to an amazing Verity! listener!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne goes "woo hoo!" over the forthcoming Doctor Who LEGO!
    • Erika had a great time at Worldcon/Sasquan:
      • visiting KSPS in Spokane!
      • meeting some lovely Verity! listeners!
      • guesting on Radio Free Skaro #490!
    • Liz is giddy that Doctor Who is coming back in a few weeks!
    • Deb
      • fangirls over DW writer Sarah Dollard cosplaying as Han Solo!
      • congratulates Tansy and Galactic Suburbia for winning the Best Fancast Hugo Award!
      • recommends you check out Sage's Head Over Feels piece on fan shaming!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Total Party Kill
    "Doctor in Distress"



  • Ep 84 - The Time Meddler vs a New Time Team

    26 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 1 second

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    This week it's Tansy's turn to pick a companion-tastic story. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss Vicki and Steven in "The Time Meddler", their relationship to each other, and their relationships to the Doctor. This is really the first episode of a new type of companion/Doctor team. Not only that, but it's a really interesting episode for the Doctor, and we veer into that territory more than a little.

    What do you think of this story? Are Vicki and Steven a great team? Do you like how the Doctor interacts with them (and gets to go off on his own as they explore without him)? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat's new "Companion in Training" running shirt is available in our US and UK shops!
    • Erika wants to see you in these places:
      • -The College Arms on November 5th!
      • -LI Who Nov 13-15!
      • -Chicago TARDIS Nov 27-29!
    • Tansy can't wait to hear the new Big Finish release, in which the 6th Doctor regenerates!
    • Deb enjoys several little shots of fannish joy:
      • -Seeing Kat's DW scarf on a proprietor of Variant Edition Comics on Doctor Who Comics Day!
      • -Learning Hayley Atwell wants to be the Doctor!
      • -Watching Matthew Dow Smith (via Twitter) as he draws the 8th Doctor!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Zombies Run!
    Edmonton 5k
    Nerd Fitness
    October Girl



  • Ep 84 - The Time Meddler vs a New Time Team

    26 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 1 second

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    This week it's Tansy's turn to pick a companion-tastic story. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss Vicki and Steven in "The Time Meddler", their relationship to each other, and their relationships to the Doctor. This is really the first episode of a new type of companion/Doctor team. Not only that, but it's a really interesting episode for the Doctor, and we veer into that territory more than a little.

    What do you think of this story? Are Vicki and Steven a great team? Do you like how the Doctor interacts with them (and gets to go off on his own as they explore without him)? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat's new "Companion in Training" running shirt is available in our US and UK shops!
    • Erika wants to see you in these places:
      • -The College Arms on November 5th!
      • -LI Who Nov 13-15!
      • -Chicago TARDIS Nov 27-29!
    • Tansy can't wait to hear the new Big Finish release, in which the 6th Doctor regenerates!
    • Deb enjoys several little shots of fannish joy:
      • -Seeing Kat's DW scarf on a proprietor of Variant Edition Comics on Doctor Who Comics Day!
      • -Learning Hayley Atwell wants to be the Doctor!
      • -Watching Matthew Dow Smith (via Twitter) as he draws the 8th Doctor!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Zombies Run!
    Edmonton 5k
    Nerd Fitness
    October Girl



  • Ep 83 - The Unquiet Headstrong Companion

    19 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Our companion miniseries continues! This week Deb picked the story, so join her, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chat about Rose in "The Unquiet Dead". It may not be the first story you think of when you think of Rose, but Deb explains why it's a great pick to demonstrate some of her Roseiest characteristics.

    What do you think of "The Unquiet Dead" as a Rose story? Does it display her companionness completely? Or would you pick a different story for her? Let us know in the comments!

    And please do check out our blog post where you can find out how to increase your impact to the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • All the Verities are excited about the new Series 9 trailer!
    • Tansy watches lots of Doctor Who on Netflix!
    • Lynne welcomes Bethany Black, fellow fangirl and the first openly transgender actor on Doctor Who!
    • Erika
      • wants to read Four Doctors even more after hearing an interview about it on Radio Free Skaro!
      • watched her first full recon story, "Marco Polo", for Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to Doctor Who Comics Day festivities!
      • adored the new comic, Four Doctors!
      • stumbled upon the new In Defense Of podcast!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Verity! Patreon page
    Do Some EXTRA Good by Joining the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps!
    Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter



  • Ep 83 - The Unquiet Headstrong Companion

    19 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 8 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Our companion miniseries continues! This week Deb picked the story, so join her, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chat about Rose in "The Unquiet Dead". It may not be the first story you think of when you think of Rose, but Deb explains why it's a great pick to demonstrate some of her Roseiest characteristics.

    What do you think of "The Unquiet Dead" as a Rose story? Does it display her companionness completely? Or would you pick a different story for her? Let us know in the comments!

    And please do check out our blog post where you can find out how to increase your impact to the Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • All the Verities are excited about the new Series 9 trailer!
    • Tansy watches lots of Doctor Who on Netflix!
    • Lynne welcomes Bethany Black, fellow fangirl and the first openly transgender actor on Doctor Who!
    • Erika
      • wants to read Four Doctors even more after hearing an interview about it on Radio Free Skaro!
      • watched her first full recon story, "Marco Polo", for Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to Doctor Who Comics Day festivities!
      • adored the new comic, Four Doctors!
      • stumbled upon the new In Defense Of podcast!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Verity! Patreon page
    Do Some EXTRA Good by Joining the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps!
    Uncanny Magazine Year Two Kickstarter



  • Ep 82 - A Cool Reunion

    12 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 58 seconds

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    This week it's Kat's turn to pick a companioney story. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about Sarah Jane Smith in "School Reunion". Is this representative of Sarah? Does that even matter? And how does this work as in introduction story for one of classic Who's most beloved companions? What are some other stories (and media) that show off Sarah Jane as a companion and highlight her relationship with the Doctor? We cover all that and more.

    What do you think of "School Reunion" as a Sarah Jane Smith story? Do you think she's been waiting for the Doctor and pining away? Or do you think she's been out there kicking booty all along? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne is ALLCAPS excited about the upcoming River Song audios from Big Finish!
    • Kat's Funko Pop! Vinyl P-Cap is rocking out with The Sex Pistols on her shelf!
    • Erika happily dives into reading The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who's Greatest Time Lord, which you can pre-order now!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to seeing Reese Shearsmith in a Mark Gatiss-penned story!
      • has high hopes for Nerdist's upcoming series The Doctor's Finest!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    K9 and Company
    K9 and Company theme song
    Sarah Jane Smith audios
    Outside In 2: 125 Unique Perspectives on 125 Modern Doctor Who Stories by 125 Writers
    "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith"



  • Ep 82 - A Cool Reunion

    12 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 58 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week it's Kat's turn to pick a companioney story. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about Sarah Jane Smith in "School Reunion". Is this representative of Sarah? Does that even matter? And how does this work as in introduction story for one of classic Who's most beloved companions? What are some other stories (and media) that show off Sarah Jane as a companion and highlight her relationship with the Doctor? We cover all that and more.

    What do you think of "School Reunion" as a Sarah Jane Smith story? Do you think she's been waiting for the Doctor and pining away? Or do you think she's been out there kicking booty all along? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne is ALLCAPS excited about the upcoming River Song audios from Big Finish!
    • Kat's Funko Pop! Vinyl P-Cap is rocking out with The Sex Pistols on her shelf!
    • Erika happily dives into reading The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who's Greatest Time Lord, which you can pre-order now!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to seeing Reese Shearsmith in a Mark Gatiss-penned story!
      • has high hopes for Nerdist's upcoming series The Doctor's Finest!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    K9 and Company
    K9 and Company theme song
    Sarah Jane Smith audios
    Outside In 2: 125 Unique Perspectives on 125 Modern Doctor Who Stories by 125 Writers
    "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith"



  • Ep 81 - A Powerful Three

    5 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 16 seconds

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    This is the first ep in a Verity! miniseries in which we each select a story that displays a compelling Doctor-companion relationship. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we cover Erika's pick, "The Power of Three". The Ponds' penultimate story is rife with companion-based themes--to the detriment of what little plot there is.

    How do you feel about the interactions between the Doctor, Amy, and Rory in "The Power of Three"? Does it give you enough to chew on so that you can ignore the weak story? (Or do you disagree and think the story is amazing?) Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy enjoys all the great material that came out of SDCC, including Jenna Coleman on a panel about Women Who Kick Ass!
    • Erika guests on A Madman with a Box (a long time ago)!
    • Liz wishes this Attack of the Giant Clam trailer was for a real movie!
    • Deb
      • thanks everyone who helped us hit both our Patreon commentary goals (voting open until 8/12/15)!
      • looks forward to convention season, especially LI Who!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time
    Deleted Scene 'P.S.': What Happened To Amy & Rory?



  • Ep 81 - A Powerful Three

    5 August 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 16 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This is the first ep in a Verity! miniseries in which we each select a story that displays a compelling Doctor-companion relationship. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we cover Erika's pick, "The Power of Three". The Ponds' penultimate story is rife with companion-based themes--to the detriment of what little plot there is.

    How do you feel about the interactions between the Doctor, Amy, and Rory in "The Power of Three"? Does it give you enough to chew on so that you can ignore the weak story? (Or do you disagree and think the story is amazing?) Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy enjoys all the great material that came out of SDCC, including Jenna Coleman on a panel about Women Who Kick Ass!
    • Erika guests on A Madman with a Box (a long time ago)!
    • Liz wishes this Attack of the Giant Clam trailer was for a real movie!
    • Deb
      • thanks everyone who helped us hit both our Patreon commentary goals (voting open until 8/12/15)!
      • looks forward to convention season, especially LI Who!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time
    Deleted Scene 'P.S.': What Happened To Amy & Rory?



  • Ep 80 - Terrific Ally: Really Devoted Independent Spaceship

    29 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 35 seconds

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    That's right, we're talking about the TARDIS again! We discussed her villainous tendencies with Lynne and Tansy last year. Now, join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we fold the TARDIS into our Year of Companions. We discuss the evolution of the TARDIS on-screen and how the Doctor's treatment of her varies by actor and era.

    What's your favorite Doctor-TARDIS pairing? Do you have a favorite (least favorite?) moment between the Doctor and his "wife"? How do you feel about the blatant personification of the TARDIS in the new series? Let us know in the comments!

    And be sure to head over to our commentary-picking post to help us determine what wonderful Doctor Who goodness we'll jabber all over! We've already hit our first informal Patreon goal of 120 supporters. We'll do a second commentary at 125!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz swoons and squees over the Doctor Who Fan Show interview, in which Peter Capaldi displays his classic-Who fannishness!
    • Kat
      • delights in the recently-released newsreel footage of Jon Pertwee's first wedding!
      • basks in the glow of having turned a DW fan on to Supernatural (and consequently, the joy of literally chasing Mark Sheppard around a con)!
    • Erika watches her spouse practically explode with glee at the Doctor Who component of the upcoming LEGO Dimensions game!
    • Deb warms her heart over an article on BlackGirlNerds.com about the TARDIS acting as a symbol of connection!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    50th anniversary documentaries from BBC America: The Doctors Revisited
    Knight Rider
    Supernatural
    Lazy Doctor Who
    Companion Piece



  • Ep 80 - Terrific Ally: Really Devoted Independent Spaceship

    29 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 35 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    That's right, we're talking about the TARDIS again! We discussed her villainous tendencies with Lynne and Tansy last year. Now, join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we fold the TARDIS into our Year of Companions. We discuss the evolution of the TARDIS on-screen and how the Doctor's treatment of her varies by actor and era.

    What's your favorite Doctor-TARDIS pairing? Do you have a favorite (least favorite?) moment between the Doctor and his "wife"? How do you feel about the blatant personification of the TARDIS in the new series? Let us know in the comments!

    And be sure to head over to our commentary-picking post to help us determine what wonderful Doctor Who goodness we'll jabber all over! We've already hit our first informal Patreon goal of 120 supporters. We'll do a second commentary at 125!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz swoons and squees over the Doctor Who Fan Show interview, in which Peter Capaldi displays his classic-Who fannishness!
    • Kat
      • delights in the recently-released newsreel footage of Jon Pertwee's first wedding!
      • basks in the glow of having turned a DW fan on to Supernatural (and consequently, the joy of literally chasing Mark Sheppard around a con)!
    • Erika watches her spouse practically explode with glee at the Doctor Who component of the upcoming LEGO Dimensions game!
    • Deb warms her heart over an article on BlackGirlNerds.com about the TARDIS acting as a symbol of connection!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    50th anniversary documentaries from BBC America: The Doctors Revisited
    Knight Rider
    Supernatural
    Lazy Doctor Who
    Companion Piece



  • Extra! - Bringing up Babies (on Doctor Who)

    22 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds

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    This week the Verities who are parents talk about that. Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss what it's like to raise children who are fans--and to be a fan as a parent. This my be the most personal Verity! yet.

    Are you a parent raising a young DW fan? Let us know about it in the comments! How young did you start your kids on Who? How did you explain concepts like regeneration? We'd like to know!

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    Our Patreon page (We'll do bonus commentaries when we hit 120 and 125 supporters!)



  • Extra! - Bringing up Babies (on Doctor Who)

    22 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds

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    This week the Verities who are parents talk about that. Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss what it's like to raise children who are fans--and to be a fan as a parent. This my be the most personal Verity! yet.

    Are you a parent raising a young DW fan? Let us know about it in the comments! How young did you start your kids on Who? How did you explain concepts like regeneration? We'd like to know!

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    Our Patreon page (We'll do bonus commentaries when we hit 120 and 125 supporters!)



  • Ep 79 - Companions Playing Doctor

    15 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 13 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we forget an exciting merch-related announcement at the top of the show, so be sure to listen until the very end! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about companions who take on the role of the Doctor. Some do it more effectively than others. Some take to it right away, while most develop the ability after spending more time with the Doctor. And some companions who seem very un-Doctorey indeed have their moments too.

    Which are your favorite Doctorish companions? Any moments that stand out to you? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy did two Doctor Who panels at Continuum!
    • Kat
      • loled over a Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who mash-up pic.
      • has a new, partially-completed Doctor Who tattoo!
    • Erika did a really positive, enthusiastic DW panel at CONvergence!
    • Deb
      • awaits whatever news comes out of SDCC!
      • loves that Peter Capaldi's voice will be in the new LEGO Dimensions game!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Dalek patterns on Ravelry
    Bernice Summerfield
    Our US Spreadshirt shop
    Our UK Spreadshirt Shoppe



  • Ep 79 - Companions Playing Doctor

    15 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 13 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we forget an exciting merch-related announcement at the top of the show, so be sure to listen until the very end! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about companions who take on the role of the Doctor. Some do it more effectively than others. Some take to it right away, while most develop the ability after spending more time with the Doctor. And some companions who seem very un-Doctorey indeed have their moments too.

    Which are your favorite Doctorish companions? Any moments that stand out to you? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy did two Doctor Who panels at Continuum!
    • Kat
      • loled over a Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who mash-up pic.
      • has a new, partially-completed Doctor Who tattoo!
    • Erika did a really positive, enthusiastic DW panel at CONvergence!
    • Deb
      • awaits whatever news comes out of SDCC!
      • loves that Peter Capaldi's voice will be in the new LEGO Dimensions game!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Dalek patterns on Ravelry
    Bernice Summerfield
    Our US Spreadshirt shop
    Our UK Spreadshirt Shoppe



  • Ep 78 - Teams in the TARDIS (Not TARDIS Teams)

    8 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we bring you episode 78--really! Pay no attention to Deb's introduction. Erika isn't the only one who makes mistakes! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about companion teams. First, we have to define that term and differentiate it from "TARDIS team". Then we can get into the meat of the discussion--which companions work really really well together? Who can't you think of without their counterpart?

    Let us know your favorite companion teams in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz's inner-8-year-old melts at the Companion Piece review in Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Lynne can't wait for Chicago TARDIS, now they've posted an early guest list!
    • Erika
      • boggles that Doctor Who will have another Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con!
      • enjoys the heck out of the Peter Harness-adapted Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell!
    • Deb
      • fans over Bad Wolf Blerd!
      • is happy about diverse fans monetizing their fandom!
      • again highly recommends Toby Hadoke's Who's Round podcast!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Erika's grumpy/happy thing: CONsole Room
    Down and Safe - Liz's Blake's 7 podcast
    Peter Capaldi w/parachute



  • Ep 78 - Teams in the TARDIS (Not TARDIS Teams)

    8 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we bring you episode 78--really! Pay no attention to Deb's introduction. Erika isn't the only one who makes mistakes! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about companion teams. First, we have to define that term and differentiate it from "TARDIS team". Then we can get into the meat of the discussion--which companions work really really well together? Who can't you think of without their counterpart?

    Let us know your favorite companion teams in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz's inner-8-year-old melts at the Companion Piece review in Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Lynne can't wait for Chicago TARDIS, now they've posted an early guest list!
    • Erika
      • boggles that Doctor Who will have another Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con!
      • enjoys the heck out of the Peter Harness-adapted Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell!
    • Deb
      • fans over Bad Wolf Blerd!
      • is happy about diverse fans monetizing their fandom!
      • again highly recommends Toby Hadoke's Who's Round podcast!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Erika's grumpy/happy thing: CONsole Room
    Down and Safe - Liz's Blake's 7 podcast
    Peter Capaldi w/parachute



  • Extra! - Ask (Two) Verities!

    1 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Welcome to a one-of-a-kind episode of Verity! Join Erika and Liz as we try to figure out a way to salvage a recording session gone horribly wrong. (Well, if you consider having only two Verities horribly wrong. As it turned out, it worked pretty well if we do say so ourselves.) Liz had the bright idea to take questions from the listeners--practically in real time! So that's exactly what we did.

    Huge thanks to the listeners who tweeted us questions and made this whole thing possible! If you have questions you'd like to hear us answer in the future, please leave them in the comments!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Random Trek
    Revolution 60
    Brianna Wu
    Doctor Who - The High Council



  • Extra! - Ask (Two) Verities!

    1 July 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 39 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to a one-of-a-kind episode of Verity! Join Erika and Liz as we try to figure out a way to salvage a recording session gone horribly wrong. (Well, if you consider having only two Verities horribly wrong. As it turned out, it worked pretty well if we do say so ourselves.) Liz had the bright idea to take questions from the listeners--practically in real time! So that's exactly what we did.

    Huge thanks to the listeners who tweeted us questions and made this whole thing possible! If you have questions you'd like to hear us answer in the future, please leave them in the comments!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Random Trek
    Revolution 60
    Brianna Wu
    Doctor Who - The High Council



  • Ep 77 - TARDIS Tots & the Doctor as Dad

    24 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 37 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we're talking about the "kids" in the TARDIS. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the Doctor as a father figure and orphans in the TARDIS. So how does the Doctor do as a parental unit? Is he a trustworthy adult-type? Or as childish as the youngsters he takes in? Or does it vary by era? (Spoiler: it varies!) And as this is the year of the companion, we spend a good amount of time chatting about the young(ish) orphans themselves.

    What do you think of the-Doctor-as-parent and the young'uns who travel with him? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat
      • discovers another drunken Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Whooch!
      • and the hosts of that podcast own a new comic shop in Edmonton, Variant Edition!
    • Erika
      • listens to Liz on Radio Free Skaro!
      • also listens to Liz's new Blake's 7 podcast, Down and Safe!
    • Lynne covets fuzzy, hooded, TARDIS footie pajamas!
    • Deb
      • can't wait to see Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy!
      • enjoys the Sam Maggs interview on RFS #475!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    TARDIS Tavern
    The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
    The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
    Total Party Kill
    Lazy Doctor Who
    Watsonian vs Doylist
    Guy In Your MFA



  • Ep 77 - TARDIS Tots & the Doctor as Dad

    24 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 37 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we're talking about the "kids" in the TARDIS. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the Doctor as a father figure and orphans in the TARDIS. So how does the Doctor do as a parental unit? Is he a trustworthy adult-type? Or as childish as the youngsters he takes in? Or does it vary by era? (Spoiler: it varies!) And as this is the year of the companion, we spend a good amount of time chatting about the young(ish) orphans themselves.

    What do you think of the-Doctor-as-parent and the young'uns who travel with him? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat
      • discovers another drunken Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Whooch!
      • and the hosts of that podcast own a new comic shop in Edmonton, Variant Edition!
    • Erika
      • listens to Liz on Radio Free Skaro!
      • also listens to Liz's new Blake's 7 podcast, Down and Safe!
    • Lynne covets fuzzy, hooded, TARDIS footie pajamas!
    • Deb
      • can't wait to see Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy!
      • enjoys the Sam Maggs interview on RFS #475!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    TARDIS Tavern
    The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
    The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
    Total Party Kill
    Lazy Doctor Who
    Watsonian vs Doylist
    Guy In Your MFA



  • Extra! - In Defence Of... Science!

    17 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 36 seconds

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    If you thought our previous installments of In Defense Of went off the rails, you ain't heard nothin' yet! Join Deb Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we do our best(?) to defend some of the dodgy science (and non-science) of Doctor Who. It's about as nonsensical as you might expect.

    And be sure to enter to win a copy of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. Remember, if you're already a Verity! patron, you're automatically entered! If not, leave a comment over on the giveaway post, or become a patron before the contest ends on June 24th.

    As for the comments here, please take a crack at defending all that "science"--or just laugh at our pitiable attempts.

    ^E



  • Extra! - In Defence Of... Science!

    17 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 36 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    If you thought our previous installments of In Defense Of went off the rails, you ain't heard nothin' yet! Join Deb Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we do our best(?) to defend some of the dodgy science (and non-science) of Doctor Who. It's about as nonsensical as you might expect.

    And be sure to enter to win a copy of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. Remember, if you're already a Verity! patron, you're automatically entered! If not, leave a comment over on the giveaway post, or become a patron before the contest ends on June 24th.

    As for the comments here, please take a crack at defending all that "science"--or just laugh at our pitiable attempts.

    ^E



  • Ep 76 - Soldiering On

    10 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 4 seconds

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    This week's topic is one we've touched on a bit, but we thought it deserved its own episode. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about companions who were also soldiers (or soldierey or soldier-adjacent). Naturally, there's a lot of UNIT talk, but there are more soldier-companions than you might think.

    What do you think of the military companions? And how do you feel about the Doctor's ever-evolving reaction to soldiers? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy reads about Osgood as Missy's companion in a fanfic called "The Dread Pirate Missy"!
    • Erika looks forward to two new comic books series from former Doctor Who writers:
      • Rivers of London from Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel!
      • This Damned Band from Paul Cornell!
    • Lynne discovers a new 10th Doctor Tumble love: Three TARDISes and a Tea!
    • Deb
      • does some fannish excavation and unearths a Rose Tyler action figure!
      • enjoys Anglophenia's celebration of Captain Jack's 10 year anniversary!
      • ooohs and ahhhs over the art for the upcoming Doctor Who multi-Doctor comics!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our ep on the Master's companions
    Texts from the TARDIS
    Verity's Tumblr
    Seasons of War charity anthology
    Action by HAVOC tee-shirts: US shop, UK shop
    Fanon



  • Ep 76 - Soldiering On

    10 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 4 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week's topic is one we've touched on a bit, but we thought it deserved its own episode. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about companions who were also soldiers (or soldierey or soldier-adjacent). Naturally, there's a lot of UNIT talk, but there are more soldier-companions than you might think.

    What do you think of the military companions? And how do you feel about the Doctor's ever-evolving reaction to soldiers? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy reads about Osgood as Missy's companion in a fanfic called "The Dread Pirate Missy"!
    • Erika looks forward to two new comic books series from former Doctor Who writers:
      • Rivers of London from Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel!
      • This Damned Band from Paul Cornell!
    • Lynne discovers a new 10th Doctor Tumble love: Three TARDISes and a Tea!
    • Deb
      • does some fannish excavation and unearths a Rose Tyler action figure!
      • enjoys Anglophenia's celebration of Captain Jack's 10 year anniversary!
      • ooohs and ahhhs over the art for the upcoming Doctor Who multi-Doctor comics!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our ep on the Master's companions
    Texts from the TARDIS
    Verity's Tumblr
    Seasons of War charity anthology
    Action by HAVOC tee-shirts: US shop, UK shop
    Fanon



  • Extra! - The Curse of Fatal Laughs

    3 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 55 seconds

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    As promised, we weren't quite finished covering Red Nose Day shenanigans! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss the longest, most involved, and most important(?) Comic Relief special of them all, "The Curse of Fatal Death". What did we each think of Mr. Moffat's first turn at writing televised Doctor Who? And what was it like seeing it for the first time back when we thought there was no more Doctor Who on TV ever?

    What about you? Did you see this sketch back when it debuted? If so, have your views on it changed over the years? If not, what did you think seeing it out of context? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Bonus links:
    Red Nose Day on NBC
    "Curse of Fatal Death" - Behind the Scenes (part 1)
    "Curse of Fatal Death" - Behind the Scenes (part 2)



  • Extra! - The Curse of Fatal Laughs

    3 June 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 55 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    As promised, we weren't quite finished covering Red Nose Day shenanigans! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss the longest, most involved, and most important(?) Comic Relief special of them all, "The Curse of Fatal Death". What did we each think of Mr. Moffat's first turn at writing televised Doctor Who? And what was it like seeing it for the first time back when we thought there was no more Doctor Who on TV ever?

    What about you? Did you see this sketch back when it debuted? If so, have your views on it changed over the years? If not, what did you think seeing it out of context? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Bonus links:
    Red Nose Day on NBC
    "Curse of Fatal Death" - Behind the Scenes (part 1)
    "Curse of Fatal Death" - Behind the Scenes (part 2)



  • Ep 75 - The Bottom of the Barrel

    27 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 40 seconds

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    They may not be the most unloved companions, but they're the ones you, the listeners, didn't want to hear us talk about. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we discuss the companions in the bottom 1.5% of our listener poll. Why do we think these companions ended up here? Do they belong? Or do we think some of these characters should be rated higher?

    Did you vote in the poll? If so, did you vote for these companions? If not, why not? If so, why? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne giggles over clever Doctor Who poetry on Tumblr!
    • Erika adores Peter Capaldi even more after he spent his day off at the Doctor Who Experience!
    • Deb
      • enjoyed Philadelphia Comic Con (both the Doctor Who panel and seeing her fangirl daughter cosplay for the first time)!
      • looks forward to attending the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Inconceivable
    Doctor Who: The Writers' Room
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
    CONtv
    Companion Piece
    Kamelion touches the TARDIS



  • Ep 75 - The Bottom of the Barrel

    27 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 40 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    They may not be the most unloved companions, but they're the ones you, the listeners, didn't want to hear us talk about. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we discuss the companions in the bottom 1.5% of our listener poll. Why do we think these companions ended up here? Do they belong? Or do we think some of these characters should be rated higher?

    Did you vote in the poll? If so, did you vote for these companions? If not, why not? If so, why? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne giggles over clever Doctor Who poetry on Tumblr!
    • Erika adores Peter Capaldi even more after he spent his day off at the Doctor Who Experience!
    • Deb
      • enjoyed Philadelphia Comic Con (both the Doctor Who panel and seeing her fangirl daughter cosplay for the first time)!
      • looks forward to attending the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Inconceivable
    Doctor Who: The Writers' Room
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
    CONtv
    Companion Piece
    Kamelion touches the TARDIS



  • Extra! - Boy, Are Our Noses Red!

    20 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 8 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    If you're reading this the day it drops, the US is having its very first Red Nose Day tomorrow! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we explain just what that means and why it relates to Doctor Who. (If you live in the UK, that part may be a bit obvious.) We chat (and disagree--of course) about each of the Red Nose Day sketches that are (sometimes only just barely) related to the Doctor and his universe [inks on our site]:

    2007 - Catherine Tate & David Tennant

    2009 - SJA: From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love

    2011 - Space, Part One and Time, Part Two

    2013 - Call the Midwife/One Born Every Minute/Doctor Who Comic Relief Sketch

    If you've watched and enjoyed any of these, please consider donating to Comic Relief, either in the US or the UK.

    ^E

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Catherine Tate Show
    Ronnie Corbett
    The Frost Report
    The Two Ronnies
    Call the Midwife
    One Born Every Minute



  • Extra! - Boy, Are Our Noses Red!

    20 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 8 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    If you're reading this the day it drops, the US is having its very first Red Nose Day tomorrow! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we explain just what that means and why it relates to Doctor Who. (If you live in the UK, that part may be a bit obvious.) We chat (and disagree--of course) about each of the Red Nose Day sketches that are (sometimes only just barely) related to the Doctor and his universe [inks on our site]:

    2007 - Catherine Tate & David Tennant

    2009 - SJA: From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love

    2011 - Space, Part One and Time, Part Two

    2013 - Call the Midwife/One Born Every Minute/Doctor Who Comic Relief Sketch

    If you've watched and enjoyed any of these, please consider donating to Comic Relief, either in the US or the UK.

    ^E

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Catherine Tate Show
    Ronnie Corbett
    The Frost Report
    The Two Ronnies
    Call the Midwife
    One Born Every Minute



  • Ep 74 - Mastering Companions

    13 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 10 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Yes, we assure you this really is episode 74. Pay no attention to the wildly inaccurate introduction claiming we've gotten further than we have. This is what happens when Deb leaves us alone. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we try to cope without our moderating maven. And what are we discussing? We stick to our 2015 theme of companions, but we take it in a different direction this week. We're talking about the companions of a different Time Lord. Yep, from Delgado to Gomez, we're covering the Master's (Missy's) companions! Why does the Master always seem to have lackeys assisting him? We discover the Master's reasons for picking up strays aren't always that different from the Doctor's, though his methods of acquiring these "helpers" is usually quite different.

    What do you think of the Master's companions? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz discovers a delightful new podcast called Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Tansy enjoys the return of The Wife in Space blog!
    • Erika
      • gloats over the reaction to her love of Zagreus!
      • launches a new Doctor Who podcast with her spouse!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    The Memory Cheats



  • Ep 74 - Mastering Companions

    13 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 10 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Yes, we assure you this really is episode 74. Pay no attention to the wildly inaccurate introduction claiming we've gotten further than we have. This is what happens when Deb leaves us alone. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we try to cope without our moderating maven. And what are we discussing? We stick to our 2015 theme of companions, but we take it in a different direction this week. We're talking about the companions of a different Time Lord. Yep, from Delgado to Gomez, we're covering the Master's (Missy's) companions! Why does the Master always seem to have lackeys assisting him? We discover the Master's reasons for picking up strays aren't always that different from the Doctor's, though his methods of acquiring these "helpers" is usually quite different.

    What do you think of the Master's companions? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz discovers a delightful new podcast called Lazy Doctor Who!
    • Tansy enjoys the return of The Wife in Space blog!
    • Erika
      • gloats over the reaction to her love of Zagreus!
      • launches a new Doctor Who podcast with her spouse!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    The Memory Cheats



  • Extra! - Trivialities

    6 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 53 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Time for another silly bit of fun for the Verities! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we delve into Doctor Who: Who-ology, a book of Doctor Who miscellany by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. Deb puts us through our paces with a bunch of DW questions that are tricksy as can be.

    Play along or laugh at our incompetence--it's up to you! Let us know what you think in the comments!

    ^E



  • Extra! - Trivialities

    6 May 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 53 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Time for another silly bit of fun for the Verities! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we delve into Doctor Who: Who-ology, a book of Doctor Who miscellany by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. Deb puts us through our paces with a bunch of DW questions that are tricksy as can be.

    Play along or laugh at our incompetence--it's up to you! Let us know what you think in the comments!

    ^E



  • Ep 73 - Farewell (& Not-So-Well), Companions

    29 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 3 seconds

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    We thought this provided some nice symmetry with our episode about companion arrivals. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about how companions leave the TARDIS. Many are forced out, some choose to leave, a few even die. We have some definite favorites and some just-as-definite least favorites. Also, Deb objectifies hair and Lynne wants to spray King Yrcanos with a spray bottle. It's lots of good fun!

    What's your favorite/least-favorite way to see a companion take their leave of the Doctor? Which stories do you love, and which don't hold water? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne rightly adores the LEGO-recreation of the 11th Doctor's regeneration!
    • Tansy is doing a rewatch of all new-Who starting with the 9th Doctor's era!
    • Erika
      • thanks listeners for the great reaction to our April Fool's Day episode!
      • participated in a Doctor Who bracket podcast mashup!
      • contributed an essay to You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two!
      • listened to (and LOVED--in your face Deb!) Zagreus!
    • Deb
      • shouts out to the L.I. Geek Convention for your east-coast con-withdrawl needs!
      • anticipates Big Finish's upcoming Third Doctor Adventures!
      • objectifies Peter Capaldi's hair!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time (in which you can find Tansy's essay about Peri)
    Peri and the Piscon Paradox



  • Ep 73 - Farewell (& Not-So-Well), Companions

    29 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 3 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    We thought this provided some nice symmetry with our episode about companion arrivals. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about how companions leave the TARDIS. Many are forced out, some choose to leave, a few even die. We have some definite favorites and some just-as-definite least favorites. Also, Deb objectifies hair and Lynne wants to spray King Yrcanos with a spray bottle. It's lots of good fun!

    What's your favorite/least-favorite way to see a companion take their leave of the Doctor? Which stories do you love, and which don't hold water? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne rightly adores the LEGO-recreation of the 11th Doctor's regeneration!
    • Tansy is doing a rewatch of all new-Who starting with the 9th Doctor's era!
    • Erika
      • thanks listeners for the great reaction to our April Fool's Day episode!
      • participated in a Doctor Who bracket podcast mashup!
      • contributed an essay to You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two!
      • listened to (and LOVED--in your face Deb!) Zagreus!
    • Deb
      • shouts out to the L.I. Geek Convention for your east-coast con-withdrawl needs!
      • anticipates Big Finish's upcoming Third Doctor Adventures!
      • objectifies Peter Capaldi's hair!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Chicks Unravel Time (in which you can find Tansy's essay about Peri)
    Peri and the Piscon Paradox



  • Extra! - Sophie's So Ace

    22 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 24 seconds

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    For this week we had the opportunity to talk to the delightful Sophie Aldred, and we couldn't make you wait for that--especially because her Kickstarter for Strangeness in Space still has a few days to go. Do check it out if you're a fan of sci-fi, comedy, and/or audio goodness! She chats to Deb about that fantastic project, her time as Ace (both on screen and in Big Finish), and what it's like attending conventions and interacting with fans. It's a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

    ^E



  • Extra! - Sophie's So Ace

    22 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 24 seconds

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    For this week we had the opportunity to talk to the delightful Sophie Aldred, and we couldn't make you wait for that--especially because her Kickstarter for Strangeness in Space still has a few days to go. Do check it out if you're a fan of sci-fi, comedy, and/or audio goodness! She chats to Deb about that fantastic project, her time as Ace (both on screen and in Big Finish), and what it's like attending conventions and interacting with fans. It's a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

    ^E



  • Extra! - Verity! on Verity!

    15 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 54 seconds

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    No, that title doesn't mean we're fighting amongst ourselves (though it's true we're not in total agreement about this week's topic). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about Richard Marson's new biography of Verity Lambert, Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert. Verity did an awful lot more than just launching Doctor Who. Her successes ranged from television to cooking to friendship. We chat about it all and discuss whether we thought the book succeeds as a biography.

    Will you be running out to nab this book? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Drama and Delight The Life of Verity Lambert (paperback version--click the link in the text above for hardback)
    The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner
    Verity! Extra! - Matt Smith, Adieu and JN-T Ado
    Catalogue raisonne
    Adam Adamant Lives!



  • Extra! - Verity! on Verity!

    15 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 54 seconds

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    No, that title doesn't mean we're fighting amongst ourselves (though it's true we're not in total agreement about this week's topic). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about Richard Marson's new biography of Verity Lambert, Drama and Delight: The Life of Verity Lambert. Verity did an awful lot more than just launching Doctor Who. Her successes ranged from television to cooking to friendship. We chat about it all and discuss whether we thought the book succeeds as a biography.

    Will you be running out to nab this book? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Drama and Delight The Life of Verity Lambert (paperback version--click the link in the text above for hardback)
    The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner
    Verity! Extra! - Matt Smith, Adieu and JN-T Ado
    Catalogue raisonne
    Adam Adamant Lives!



  • Ep 72 - Companion Arrivals: Beckoned, Bumbled, Barged-In

    8 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 51 seconds

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    ...Or as Deb so aptly put it on the Verity! spreadsheet: "Hey you! What are you doing in my TARDIS?" Join Erika, Deb, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about how the companions end up with the Doctor in the first place. There are lots of different ways and reasons folks end up aboard the TARDIS. Some do it on purpose, some are complete accidents. Some seem to have fallen out of favor in the new series, and we wish they'd make a comeback!

    What kinds of companion arrivals are your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • congratulates The Memory Cheats on completing their entire run of classic Doctor Who stories!
      • appreciates that Two-minute Time Lord is back to doing throwback reviews!
    • Liz
      • is proud of the launch of Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who!
      • ...and squees mightily to see Sophie Aldred (Ace herself!) holding the book!
    • Lynne
      • celebrates #10YearsofNewWho!
      • ...especially the pics published by the official Doctor Who Twitter account!
    • Deb
      • enjoyed putting together our April Fools' Day episode!
      • basked in the glow of the fan community's 10th anniversary happiness!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Erika's essay about Nyssa
    Everyone's Just So So Special by Rob Shearman
    David Tennant says Rose was the Doctor's girlfriend
    Watsonian vs Doylist

    Huge thanks to all our April Fools' Day participants:

    • Steven Schapansky
    • Chris Burgess
    • Michael Damian Thomas
    • Paul Cornell


 
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