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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:
419
Average Episode Duration:
1:04:52
Longest Episode Duration:
1:54:18
Total Duration of all Episodes:
18 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes and 15 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 March 2017 (6:42am GMT)
Latest Episode:
15 March 2017 (1:02pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
3 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds

Doctor Who: Verity! Episodes

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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



  • Ep 77 - TARDIS Tots & the Doctor as Dad

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

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    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

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    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

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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



  • 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

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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



  • 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

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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)



  • 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

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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



  • Extra! - Boy, Are Our Noses Red!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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



  • 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

    Direct Podcast Download

    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


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

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

    Direct Podcast Download

    ...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


  • Extra! - PR1ME Lords

    1 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 47 seconds

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    It's April Fools' Day, so we thought we'd bring you something a bit lighter than usual. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the totally-canonical (according to some) PR1ME computer ads Tom Baker and Lalla Ward did in the early 80s. Wait. I should be clearer--Tom and Lalla did these Australian commercials AS the Doctor and Romana. And they are a glorious thing to behold. If you haven't already seen them, do yourself a favor!

    So what do you think of these commercials? Totally canon? Or just totally fun?

    ^E

    Links! [on our site]
    PR1ME Computer ads (YouTube)
    PR1ME Computer ads (transcript)
    12th Doctor in five TARDIS console rooms!
    Paul Cornell is writing the summer crossover Doctor Who story for Titan Comics!
    Peter Capaldi sings "Happy Birthday" at the Doctor Who Experience!
    New 10th anniversary YouTube video from John Smith!



  • Extra! - PR1ME Lords

    1 April 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 47 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's April Fools' Day, so we thought we'd bring you something a bit lighter than usual. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss the totally-canonical (according to some) PR1ME computer ads Tom Baker and Lalla Ward did in the early 80s. Wait. I should be clearer--Tom and Lalla did these Australian commercials AS the Doctor and Romana. And they are a glorious thing to behold. If you haven't already seen them, do yourself a favor!

    So what do you think of these commercials? Totally canon? Or just totally fun?

    ^E

    Links! [on our site]
    PR1ME Computer ads (YouTube)
    PR1ME Computer ads (transcript)
    12th Doctor in five TARDIS console rooms!
    Paul Cornell is writing the summer crossover Doctor Who story for Titan Comics!
    Peter Capaldi sings "Happy Birthday" at the Doctor Who Experience!
    New 10th anniversary YouTube video from John Smith!



  • Ep 71 - Wiped Out

    25 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 56 seconds

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    It's time to turn our companion-loving eyes toward the ones we can't actually see. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the companions who have missing episodes. Some are missing more eps than others. Does that affect how fandom feels about them? Does it affect how we feel about them? How do we like to consume the missing stories? And what are good places to start for someone who's never tried? All this and more!

    Are you a lover/hater/defender of the companions whose episodes are missing? Do you like the telesnaps? Audios? Novelisations? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz discovers a couple Skyrim mods to include a TARDIS!
    • Tansy receives geeky cake sprinkles, including teeny police boxes!
    • Erika
      • fawns over the Greatest Spreadsheet Ever, courtesy of listener Jonathan Young!
      • listens to Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, and enjoys Liz's first Big Finish audio!
    • Deb
      • enjoys the first 9th Doctor comic!
      • delights in all the upcoming Doctor Who conventions, including (Re)Generation Who and LI Who!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Our fabulous Patreon supporters!



  • Ep 71 - Wiped Out

    25 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 56 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's time to turn our companion-loving eyes toward the ones we can't actually see. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the companions who have missing episodes. Some are missing more eps than others. Does that affect how fandom feels about them? Does it affect how we feel about them? How do we like to consume the missing stories? And what are good places to start for someone who's never tried? All this and more!

    Are you a lover/hater/defender of the companions whose episodes are missing? Do you like the telesnaps? Audios? Novelisations? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz discovers a couple Skyrim mods to include a TARDIS!
    • Tansy receives geeky cake sprinkles, including teeny police boxes!
    • Erika
      • fawns over the Greatest Spreadsheet Ever, courtesy of listener Jonathan Young!
      • listens to Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, and enjoys Liz's first Big Finish audio!
    • Deb
      • enjoys the first 9th Doctor comic!
      • delights in all the upcoming Doctor Who conventions, including (Re)Generation Who and LI Who!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Our fabulous Patreon supporters!



  • Extra! - A Titan of Comics

    18 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 46 seconds

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    For this week's Extra, we haven't watched anything. Instead, we've been reading! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the new(ish) line of Doctor Who comics from Titan Comics. We've all read the first five issues of the 10th and 11th Doctors' series, and some of us have read even farther. We discuss what it's like to see the Doctor in 2D form and, even more excitingly, we cover the new companions he meets in the pages of these delightful books!

    Have you read the Titan comics yet? If so, let us know what you think in the comments! And whether you've read them or not, you're welcome to enter our giveaway--just leave a comment on our giveaway post!

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    Bookshelf Doctors!



  • Extra! - A Titan of Comics

    18 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    For this week's Extra, we haven't watched anything. Instead, we've been reading! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the new(ish) line of Doctor Who comics from Titan Comics. We've all read the first five issues of the 10th and 11th Doctors' series, and some of us have read even farther. We discuss what it's like to see the Doctor in 2D form and, even more excitingly, we cover the new companions he meets in the pages of these delightful books!

    Have you read the Titan comics yet? If so, let us know what you think in the comments! And whether you've read them or not, you're welcome to enter our giveaway--just leave a comment on our giveaway post!

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    Bookshelf Doctors!



  • Ep 70 - Intellectual Squee-quals

    11 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 24 seconds

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    That's right. We're pretty excited about this week's companion topic. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the most educated companions--the academics, the doctors, the scientists, and more. What is it about them that makes them appealing? Is there anything that can be off-putting to audiences? Does Romana count? The answer to that last one is debated hotly (but laughingly)!

    What do you think of the brainier companions? Do you see yourself in them? Or do you seem them being too full of their own capabilities? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • sends a huge thank-you to Roam Mobility!
      • listens to Big Finish audios: The Apocalypse Element and Neverland!
    • Lynne
      • wants a 10th Doctor Funko Pop Vinyl!
      • covets the BBC full-cast audio of Mansfield Park (starring David Tennant)!
    • Tansy
      • gives a warm shout-out to Liz Barr's Companion Piece essay defending Mel!
      • wrote a story for Liberating Earth (Faction Paradox)!
    • Deb has warm-fuzzies about all the great, creative, non-Doctor Who stuff she and her Doctor Who-loving friends are doing:
      • Deb is on Pit Stop! The Amazing Race podcast!
      • Erika is on The Audio Guide to Babylon 5!
      • Lynne is co-editing/publishing Uncanny Magazine!
      • Tansy is writing Musketeer Space, a serial, gender-swapped, space-opera retelling of The Three Musketeers!
      • Kat is writing a fantastic blog about fandom, self-discovery, and much more!
      • Liz co-edited and wrote for Companion Piece Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Galactic Suburbia is five years old!
    Wendy the Weeping-Angel Barbie!
    Giles
    Bernice Summerfield
    Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)
    The Marian Conspiracy (Big Finish audio)
    Peel and Steed
    Mulder and Scully
    Leverage



  • Ep 70 - Intellectual Squee-quals

    11 March 2015 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    That's right. We're pretty excited about this week's companion topic. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the most educated companions--the academics, the doctors, the scientists, and more. What is it about them that makes them appealing? Is there anything that can be off-putting to audiences? Does Romana count? The answer to that last one is debated hotly (but laughingly)!

    What do you think of the brainier companions? Do you see yourself in them? Or do you seem them being too full of their own capabilities? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • sends a huge thank-you to Roam Mobility!
      • listens to Big Finish audios: The Apocalypse Element and Neverland!
    • Lynne
      • wants a 10th Doctor Funko Pop Vinyl!
      • covets the BBC full-cast audio of Mansfield Park (starring David Tennant)!
    • Tansy
      • gives a warm shout-out to Liz Barr's Companion Piece essay defending Mel!
      • wrote a story for Liberating Earth (Faction Paradox)!
    • Deb has warm-fuzzies about all the great, creative, non-Doctor Who stuff she and her Doctor Who-loving friends are doing:
      • Deb is on Pit Stop! The Amazing Race podcast!
      • Erika is on The Audio Guide to Babylon 5!
      • Lynne is co-editing/publishing Uncanny Magazine!
      • Tansy is writing Musketeer Space, a serial, gender-swapped, space-opera retelling of The Three Musketeers!
      • Kat is writing a fantastic blog about fandom, self-discovery, and much more!
      • Liz co-edited and wrote for Companion Piece Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Galactic Suburbia is five years old!
    Wendy the Weeping-Angel Barbie!
    Giles
    Bernice Summerfield
    Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)
    The Marian Conspiracy (Big Finish audio)
    Peel and Steed
    Mulder and Scully
    Leverage



  • Extra! - Regeneration Critics

    4 March 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 12 seconds

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    It's Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential...surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a "worthy" regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection...grr.) What would we like to see from the past? All this plus lots of giggles!

    What are your thoughts on regeneration? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Associated links [on our site]:
    Dumb Ways to Die
    Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)



  • Extra! - Regeneration Critics

    4 March 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 12 seconds

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    It's Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential...surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a "worthy" regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection...grr.) What would we like to see from the past? All this plus lots of giggles!

    What are your thoughts on regeneration? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Associated links [on our site]:
    Dumb Ways to Die
    Love and War (novel by Paul Cornell)



  • Ep 69 - Ace is Ace!

    25 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 11 seconds

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    This week we focus on one companion--the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It's pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, and we do just that! We also chat a lot about Ace: as compared to other women on screen at the time, as a character to identify with (or not), and as a tuxedo-wearer.

    What are your feelings about Ace? Do you love her attitude? Or does she put you off as a viewer? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz is happy about all kinds of Gally-related goodness:
      • listening to Doctor Who The Writers' Room!
      • reading Who's 50!
      • buying glittery Dapol Daleks!
      • learning Missy is returning to Doctor Who!
      • seeing/signing Companion Piece in the wild!
    • Erika is happy about Gally stuff and more:
      • Frazer Hines tweeting that she did a great interview--with emoji!
      • signing four copies of Companion Piece, including one for a Doctor Who writer!
      • appearing in another Doctor Who essay anthology (available for preorder now): Outside In 2!
    • Lynne is thrilled Paul Cornell will be writing for Titan's DW comics!
    • Deb
      • adores a Doctor/Master fanvid set to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space"!
      • listens to the awesome Gallifrey Public Radio podcast!
      • coos over the upcoming Doctor Who Funko Pop Vinyls!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Web of Queer podcast
    Two Girls, a Guy and a TARDIS podcast
    Paul Booth (who was recently interviewed on Radio Free Skaro)
    Human Nature (the novel by Paul Cornell)
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast on Damaged Goods



  • Ep 69 - Ace is Ace!

    25 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 11 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we focus on one companion--the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It's pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, and we do just that! We also chat a lot about Ace: as compared to other women on screen at the time, as a character to identify with (or not), and as a tuxedo-wearer.

    What are your feelings about Ace? Do you love her attitude? Or does she put you off as a viewer? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz is happy about all kinds of Gally-related goodness:
      • listening to Doctor Who The Writers' Room!
      • reading Who's 50!
      • buying glittery Dapol Daleks!
      • learning Missy is returning to Doctor Who!
      • seeing/signing Companion Piece in the wild!
    • Erika is happy about Gally stuff and more:
      • Frazer Hines tweeting that she did a great interview--with emoji!
      • signing four copies of Companion Piece, including one for a Doctor Who writer!
      • appearing in another Doctor Who essay anthology (available for preorder now): Outside In 2!
    • Lynne is thrilled Paul Cornell will be writing for Titan's DW comics!
    • Deb
      • adores a Doctor/Master fanvid set to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space"!
      • listens to the awesome Gallifrey Public Radio podcast!
      • coos over the upcoming Doctor Who Funko Pop Vinyls!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Web of Queer podcast
    Two Girls, a Guy and a TARDIS podcast
    Paul Booth (who was recently interviewed on Radio Free Skaro)
    Human Nature (the novel by Paul Cornell)
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast on Damaged Goods



  • Extra! - Gallyriffic!

    18 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Once again, we bring you a Gallifrey One-based Verity! that we recorded while in the same room! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we giggle over convention fun and revel in the rare experience of recording face-to-face. This year's Gally saw many of the Verities on stage (interviewing!), on panels (being erudite and awesome!), and wandering the lobby and halls of the LAX Marriott (having a lovely time!).

    In addition, Deb has a great interview with director Rachel Talalay, who was a bit of a rockstar at this year's convention.

    ^E

    Bonus thank-you link [on our site]:
    Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)



  • Extra! - Gallyriffic!

    18 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 33 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Once again, we bring you a Gallifrey One-based Verity! that we recorded while in the same room! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we giggle over convention fun and revel in the rare experience of recording face-to-face. This year's Gally saw many of the Verities on stage (interviewing!), on panels (being erudite and awesome!), and wandering the lobby and halls of the LAX Marriott (having a lovely time!).

    In addition, Deb has a great interview with director Rachel Talalay, who was a bit of a rockstar at this year's convention.

    ^E

    Bonus thank-you link [on our site]:
    Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)



  • Ep 68 - Carryover Companions

    11 February 2015 (1:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Time to talk transitions! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy, as we discuss the companions who were there when the Doctor regenerated. How does a carryover companion help (or not help) the audience's reaction to a new Doctor? Which companions handled it well? Which freaked out? All this and plenty more this week!

    If you're a day-of downloader, four of us (Deb, Erika, Kat, and Liz) are on their way to (or have already arrived in) Los Angeles for the Gallifrey One convention. If you're attending, please find us and say hi! We have ribbons AND BRACELETS!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy hosted a Doctor Who-themed birthday party, complete with TARDIS cake!
    • Erika
      • squees over the release of Seasons of War and the money they're raising for charity!
      • couldn't be more humbly honored that folks have nominated Verity! for a Hugo Award this year!
    • Lynne has only ONE MORE Doctor Who story to consume (The Space Pirates!!), and she'll have seen/heard ALL the televised eps!
    • Deb
      • cannot wait to be on her way to Gally!
      • hails the release of Seasons of War and Sam Maggs' The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Missing episode audios
    The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
    The Five Companions



  • Ep 68 - Carryover Companions

    11 February 2015 (1:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 4 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Time to talk transitions! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy, as we discuss the companions who were there when the Doctor regenerated. How does a carryover companion help (or not help) the audience's reaction to a new Doctor? Which companions handled it well? Which freaked out? All this and plenty more this week!

    If you're a day-of downloader, four of us (Deb, Erika, Kat, and Liz) are on their way to (or have already arrived in) Los Angeles for the Gallifrey One convention. If you're attending, please find us and say hi! We have ribbons AND BRACELETS!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy hosted a Doctor Who-themed birthday party, complete with TARDIS cake!
    • Erika
      • squees over the release of Seasons of War and the money they're raising for charity!
      • couldn't be more humbly honored that folks have nominated Verity! for a Hugo Award this year!
    • Lynne has only ONE MORE Doctor Who story to consume (The Space Pirates!!), and she'll have seen/heard ALL the televised eps!
    • Deb
      • cannot wait to be on her way to Gally!
      • hails the release of Seasons of War and Sam Maggs' The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Missing episode audios
    The Spectre of Lanyon Moor
    The Five Companions



  • Extra! - Fanworks Round Table

    4 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We're taking a quick break from our year of companions to provide you with a discussion (and explanation of) fanworks. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and guests Anna Livingston (of A Teaspoon And An Open Mind), and Janita Burgess (of the Organization for Transformative Works), as we discuss what fanworks are, what they mean, how they've evolved, where to find them, and much more!

    Have you created some fanworks and want to share? Please do so in the comments! Have some favorites you'd like to point us to, be sure to let us know! And we welcome your thoughts on fanworks in general.

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:

    • Anna
      • A Teaspoon And An Open Mind
      • Calufrax, Teaspoon's recommendations community, is on LiveJournal and Tumblr
      • Anna's recs:
        • A Partial Map of Your TARDIS (Subject to Change), by Levendis
        • Notes on the Domestication of Birds, by Nostalgia. (This story includes a Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler relationship, and is rated for teen audiences.)
        • All of my fanfic recommendations on Calufrax (many characters, eras, and ratings)
        • Steven Moffat wrote Delgado!Master/Missy fanfic in a recent issue of DWM, and it's hilarious. (Suitable for all ages, too.)
    • Janita
      • International Fanworks Day
      • The Organization for Transformative Works
        • Explanatory video
        • OTW on Tumblr for Fandom First Friday and random fannish goodness
        • OTW projects:
          • Archive of Our Own (AO3), a fanworks archive
          • Fanhackers, a place for non-academic meta discussion of fandom.  Very good for quotations about fandom
          • Fanlore, a wiki about all things fandom, written by everyone
          • Transformative Works and Cultures, an academic journal on fandom
          • And more
      • Janita's recs:
        • Blood of Angels by LoneGunGuy (X-Files) (part 2, part 3, part 4)
        • Hide of a Life War by Etharei (Teen Wolf)
        • Dice by levitatethis (Heroes)
        • Unsingable Name by cerebel (Heroes)
        • Like Bad Wallpaper by flawedamythyst (Sherlock)
        • The Republic of Heaven by Blind_Author (Sherlock and His Dark Materials)
        • Beacon Hills Mystery series by miss_aphelion (Teen Wolf)
      • Janita can't share her dissertation, but she can share some of the survey data
    • Kat's recs:
      • Walking Dead 100,000 word fic
      • Bookmarks by Xanister
      • Kat's own work!
    • Liz
      • ahem
    • Deb's crackvid recs:
      • Doctor Who
        • Handlebars
        • Tenth Doctor: The Musical
      • Torchwood
        • Papa Don't Preach
      • Wholock
        • Sherlock meets the Doctor!
      • Sherlock
        • Last Friday Night
        • You Belong With Me
    • Erika's recs:
      • The Ten Doctors comic, by Rich
      • "Alive Day" Torchwood fanvid, by Sunspot
      • Doctor Noise TROCK ("Captain Jack Harkness", "The Doctor & the Master", "Gallifrey")

    Bonus links [also on our site]:

    Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them
    Una McCormack's Lord of the Rings fanfic
    adult-fanfiction.org (Note the ADULT part there.)
    FanFiction.net
    Verity! on Tumblr (Submit stuff so we may share it!)



  • Extra! - Fanworks Round Table

    4 February 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We're taking a quick break from our year of companions to provide you with a discussion (and explanation of) fanworks. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and guests Anna Livingston (of A Teaspoon And An Open Mind), and Janita Burgess (of the Organization for Transformative Works), as we discuss what fanworks are, what they mean, how they've evolved, where to find them, and much more!

    Have you created some fanworks and want to share? Please do so in the comments! Have some favorites you'd like to point us to, be sure to let us know! And we welcome your thoughts on fanworks in general.

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:

    • Anna
      • A Teaspoon And An Open Mind
      • Calufrax, Teaspoon's recommendations community, is on LiveJournal and Tumblr
      • Anna's recs:
        • A Partial Map of Your TARDIS (Subject to Change), by Levendis
        • Notes on the Domestication of Birds, by Nostalgia. (This story includes a Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler relationship, and is rated for teen audiences.)
        • All of my fanfic recommendations on Calufrax (many characters, eras, and ratings)
        • Steven Moffat wrote Delgado!Master/Missy fanfic in a recent issue of DWM, and it's hilarious. (Suitable for all ages, too.)
    • Janita
      • International Fanworks Day
      • The Organization for Transformative Works
        • Explanatory video
        • OTW on Tumblr for Fandom First Friday and random fannish goodness
        • OTW projects:
          • Archive of Our Own (AO3), a fanworks archive
          • Fanhackers, a place for non-academic meta discussion of fandom. Very good for quotations about fandom
          • Fanlore, a wiki about all things fandom, written by everyone
          • Transformative Works and Cultures, an academic journal on fandom
          • And more
      • Janita's recs:
        • Blood of Angels by LoneGunGuy (X-Files) (part 2, part 3, part 4)
        • Hide of a Life War by Etharei (Teen Wolf)
        • Dice by levitatethis (Heroes)
        • Unsingable Name by cerebel (Heroes)
        • Like Bad Wallpaper by flawedamythyst (Sherlock)
        • The Republic of Heaven by Blind_Author (Sherlock and His Dark Materials)
        • Beacon Hills Mystery series by miss_aphelion (Teen Wolf)
      • Janita can't share her dissertation, but she can share some of the survey data
    • Kat's recs:
      • Walking Dead 100,000 word fic
      • Bookmarks by Xanister
      • Kat's own work!
    • Liz
      • ahem
    • Deb's crackvid recs:
      • Doctor Who
        • Handlebars
        • Tenth Doctor: The Musical
      • Torchwood
        • Papa Don't Preach
      • Wholock
        • Sherlock meets the Doctor!
      • Sherlock
        • Last Friday Night
        • You Belong With Me
    • Erika's recs:
      • The Ten Doctors comic, by Rich
      • "Alive Day" Torchwood fanvid, by Sunspot
      • Doctor Noise TROCK ("Captain Jack Harkness", "The Doctor & the Master", "Gallifrey")

    Bonus links [also on our site]:

    Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them
    Una McCormack's Lord of the Rings fanfic
    adult-fanfiction.org (Note the ADULT part there.)
    FanFiction.net
    Verity! on Tumblr (Submit stuff so we may share it!)



  • Ep 67 - The First Ladies of Doctor Who

    28 January 2015 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Ok, it's finally time to talk about "proper" companions (whatever that means). Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about the companions that started (and re-started) it all. We're focusing on Susan, Grace, and Rose--the ladies who ushered in each "era" of Doctor Who. We find more parallels than you might expect (certainly more than some of us expected!).

    What do you think of these "first" companions? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered:

    • Kat
      • can't wait to see the Torchwood guests at Gallifrey One!
      • loves this beautiful painting: Tardis in the Woods!
    • Liz
      • has a new book coming out: Companion Piece (which Deb may have cribbed this ep's topic from)!
      • created an Awesome Doctor Who-ish Pinterest board!
    • Erika guest-hosted Episode 019 of Reality Bomb!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to doing another live Verity! recording at Gallifrey One!
      • thinks (Re)Generation Who looks like it'll be a great time!
      • ogles the 9th Doctor comic covers Titan Comics just released!


 
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