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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:
432
Average Episode Duration:
1:05:02
Longest Episode Duration:
1:54:18
Total Duration of all Episodes:
19 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds
Earliest Episode:
21 December 2012 (10:33pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
14 June 2017 (11:30am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
3 days, 18 hours, 51 minutes and 47 seconds

Doctor Who: Verity! Episodes

  • Verity! Episode 52 - Listen to Your Heart(s)

    17 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 51 seconds

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    The Capaldi goodness just keeps on coming! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle what seems to be another divisive episode amongst Doctor Who fans, and the Verities are no different! Though we do disagree on parts of the story, we can all still come together on our love for Capaldi and Clara. And on our opinion that Deb may have a Moffat problem. (Sometimes an edit is just an edit--or IS it?)

    What did you think of Listen? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne
      • can't wait to rewatch David Tennant in Blackpool on Hulu Plus!
      • really can't wait to snuggle a 10th Doctor plush toy!
    • Erika
      • notices the Verity! Ravelry group is alive and kicking with new-Who excitement!
      • enjoys the epic rant and epic flails coming from her mom, Fangirl Prime!
      • will be on a Doctor Who fan panel at Edmonton Expo!
    • Tansy is delighted that Big Finish have cast Elliot Chapman as Ben and Jemma Powell as Barbara!
    • Deb
      • will be on the Doctor Who fan panel at New York Comic Con!
      • wants to get her hands on the physical versions of the 12 Doctors, 12 Stories novellas--in slipcase form with nifty new covers!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Doctor Who Legacy
    Mary Sue
    Erika on Grumpy Listen Fans



  • Verity! Episode 52 - Listen to Your Heart(s)

    17 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 51 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The Capaldi goodness just keeps on coming! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle what seems to be another divisive episode amongst Doctor Who fans, and the Verities are no different! Though we do disagree on parts of the story, we can all still come together on our love for Capaldi and Clara. And on our opinion that Deb may have a Moffat problem. (Sometimes an edit is just an edit--or IS it?)

    What did you think of Listen? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne
      • can't wait to rewatch David Tennant in Blackpool on Hulu Plus!
      • really can't wait to snuggle a 10th Doctor plush toy!
    • Erika
      • notices the Verity! Ravelry group is alive and kicking with new-Who excitement!
      • enjoys the epic rant and epic flails coming from her mom, Fangirl Prime!
      • will be on a Doctor Who fan panel at Edmonton Expo!
    • Tansy is delighted that Big Finish have cast Elliot Chapman as Ben and Jemma Powell as Barbara!
    • Deb
      • will be on the Doctor Who fan panel at New York Comic Con!
      • wants to get her hands on the physical versions of the 12 Doctors, 12 Stories novellas--in slipcase form with nifty new covers!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Doctor Who Legacy
    Mary Sue
    Erika on Grumpy Listen Fans



  • Verity! Episode 51 - Robot of Sure Would/n't

    10 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 49 seconds

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    The onslaught of new Doctor Who continues with a much-needed romp. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we find out who enjoys joy and who has a cold, black, grumpy fangirl heart. We also check in on how an under-the-weather Liz has been feeling about Capaldi!Doctor. Plus, we announce a giveaway! Lots of fun stuff this week!

    What did you think of this lighthearted episode? Did it make you laugh and cheer? Or did you shake your head and roll your eyes? Let us know in the comments! (Reminder: we've posted a separate page for contest entries, so please go there and leave a comment to enter!)

    ^E

    Also covered [on our site]:
    Liz flips over the Robot of Sherwood trailer!
    Kat giggles over Tumblr gifs of Capaldi-glove (explicit) and Gatiss-caginess!
    Erika thanks James Zabiela for letting us know Frank Skinner mentioned us on his radio show!
    Deb loves that Joanne Harris wrote a third Doctor Time Trip!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our Patreon page--with new goal!
    2MTL 355: "Robot of Sherwood" Reviewed
    Buffy's graduation ep delayed



  • Verity! Episode 51 - Robot of Sure Would/n't

    10 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The onslaught of new Doctor Who continues with a much-needed romp. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we find out who enjoys joy and who has a cold, black, grumpy fangirl heart. We also check in on how an under-the-weather Liz has been feeling about Capaldi!Doctor. Plus, we announce a giveaway! Lots of fun stuff this week!

    What did you think of this lighthearted episode? Did it make you laugh and cheer? Or did you shake your head and roll your eyes? Let us know in the comments! (Reminder: we've posted a separate page for contest entries, so please go there and leave a comment to enter!)

    ^E

    Also covered [on our site]:
    Liz flips over the Robot of Sherwood trailer!
    Kat giggles over Tumblr gifs of Capaldi-glove (explicit) and Gatiss-caginess!
    Erika thanks James Zabiela for letting us know Frank Skinner mentioned us on his radio show!
    Deb loves that Joanne Harris wrote a third Doctor Time Trip!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our Patreon page--with new goal!
    2MTL 355: "Robot of Sherwood" Reviewed
    Buffy's graduation ep delayed



  • Verity! Episode 50 - Into the Heart of Dalekness

    3 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Are you as happy as we are to have new Doctor Who *every week*? Because we're pretty excited. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we jump "Into the Dalek" and chat about this latest episode. Despite "Dalek fatigue", we're able to find plenty to squee about here--not the least of which is Peter Capaldi. We're not all equally thrilled with the introduction of Danny Pink, but we are all interested in seeing where that particular story line goes. (We can't say the same about the Missy plot/arc/red herring.)

    What are your thoughts on this latest Dalek story? And what do you think of the new Doctor, now that he's starting to settle into himself? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • reminisces about old-school Who posters (she still has)!
      • and giggles over Merlin Mann's Doctor Who anagram!
    • Lynne enjoys the heck out of Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (which includes friend-of-the-show, Doctor Puppet's Alisa Stern)!
    • Deb is overwhelmed by the civility and kindness of our commenters and patrons!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our "Hide" episode
    Ross Jenkins



  • Verity! Episode 50 - Into the Heart of Dalekness

    3 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Are you as happy as we are to have new Doctor Who *every week*? Because we're pretty excited. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we jump "Into the Dalek" and chat about this latest episode. Despite "Dalek fatigue", we're able to find plenty to squee about here--not the least of which is Peter Capaldi. We're not all equally thrilled with the introduction of Danny Pink, but we are all interested in seeing where that particular story line goes. (We can't say the same about the Missy plot/arc/red herring.)

    What are your thoughts on this latest Dalek story? And what do you think of the new Doctor, now that he's starting to settle into himself? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • reminisces about old-school Who posters (she still has)!
      • and giggles over Merlin Mann's Doctor Who anagram!
    • Lynne enjoys the heck out of Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (which includes friend-of-the-show, Doctor Puppet's Alisa Stern)!
    • Deb is overwhelmed by the civility and kindness of our commenters and patrons!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our "Hide" episode
    Ross Jenkins



  • Verity! Episode 49 - Into the Deep Breath

    27 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 18 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's finally here! New episodes of Doctor Who are rolling out at long last. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we try to remember how to talk about new episodes of our favorite show. Who am I kidding, we not only talk about it, we talk about it a LOT. But hey, what did you expect? New series! New Doctor! We just couldn't help ourselves! And surprise! We don't agree! Who loves Clara's reaction to the Doctor's regeneration? Who doesn't? Listen and see!

    And let us know what you think about the new Doctor and his introductory story! We're curious to see if our listeners are as divided as we are!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy
      • travels to WorldCon and saw Liz in person!
      • and really really loves her new 8th Doctor t-shirt from redscharlach!
    • Erika enjoys watching Peter Davison host The Ultimate Time Lord!
    • Kat moonlights with another fandom and attends her first Supernatural convention!
    • Deb
      • experiences Deep Breath in the theater!
      • and is thrilled to see Valentina Visintin (prosthetic technician) on the Doctor Who Extra for Deep Breath!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our brand-spanking new Patreon page!
    Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch by Red Scharlach
    Doctor Who Cast & Crew - "500 Miles"



  • Verity! Episode 49 - Into the Deep Breath

    27 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 18 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's finally here! New episodes of Doctor Who are rolling out at long last. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we try to remember how to talk about new episodes of our favorite show. Who am I kidding, we not only talk about it, we talk about it a LOT. But hey, what did you expect? New series! New Doctor! We just couldn't help ourselves! And surprise! We don't agree! Who loves Clara's reaction to the Doctor's regeneration? Who doesn't? Listen and see!

    And let us know what you think about the new Doctor and his introductory story! We're curious to see if our listeners are as divided as we are!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy
      • travels to WorldCon and saw Liz in person!
      • and really really loves her new 8th Doctor t-shirt from redscharlach!
    • Erika enjoys watching Peter Davison host The Ultimate Time Lord!
    • Kat moonlights with another fandom and attends her first Supernatural convention!
    • Deb
      • experiences Deep Breath in the theater!
      • and is thrilled to see Valentina Visintin (prosthetic technician) on the Doctor Who Extra for Deep Breath!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Our brand-spanking new Patreon page!
    Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch by Red Scharlach
    Doctor Who Cast & Crew - "500 Miles"



  • Verity! Extra! - Series 8! Series 8! What Do We Appreciate?

    20 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 14 seconds

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    IT'S ALMOST HERE! Pardon the shouting, but we're a bit excited. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about what little we know of the upcoming Series 8. We also have a nice little discussion about out spoiler policy--and spoilers in general. Poor Erika does too much Verity! homework and learns more than she wants. Lynne experiences ratatouille and bitterness. Kat wants you to serve her fangirly whims. And Deb is apparently on a first-name basis with Steven Moffat.

    What are you most excited about in series 8? Let us know (in a spoiler-free manner!) in the comments! And let us know your thoughts on spoilers too!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Mr. Chris from The Pharos Project snapped a pic of us "on the big screen"
    Radio Free Skaro's trailer coverage
    Bridging the Rift
    "I have a theory...it could be bunnies"
    Doctor Who World Tour playlist
    The Ultimate Companion
    The Ultimate Time Lord
    Series 8 fan-made opening
    Deimos (Big Finish audio w/Paul McGann & the Ice Warriors)
    Rachel Talalay
    Sheree Folkson
    Series 8 episode titles (and more)
    BBC America Deep Breath time change



  • Verity! Extra! - Series 8! Series 8! What Do We Appreciate?

    20 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 14 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    IT'S ALMOST HERE! Pardon the shouting, but we're a bit excited. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about what little we know of the upcoming Series 8. We also have a nice little discussion about out spoiler policy--and spoilers in general. Poor Erika does too much Verity! homework and learns more than she wants. Lynne experiences ratatouille and bitterness. Kat wants you to serve her fangirly whims. And Deb is apparently on a first-name basis with Steven Moffat.

    What are you most excited about in series 8? Let us know (in a spoiler-free manner!) in the comments! And let us know your thoughts on spoilers too!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Mr. Chris from The Pharos Project snapped a pic of us "on the big screen"
    Radio Free Skaro's trailer coverage
    Bridging the Rift
    "I have a theory...it could be bunnies"
    Doctor Who World Tour playlist
    The Ultimate Companion
    The Ultimate Time Lord
    Series 8 fan-made opening
    Deimos (Big Finish audio w/Paul McGann & the Ice Warriors)
    Rachel Talalay
    Sheree Folkson
    Series 8 episode titles (and more)
    BBC America Deep Breath time change



  • Verity! Episode 48 - Designing Monsters

    13 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Welcome to an aesthetically-oriented episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we take a look at monsters/aliens/villains from a design perspective. Which baddies look great? Which don't? Does a fleshed-out back story that dovetails with the design help or hinder? And of course, we save time for our most (and least!) favorites! It's a fascinating discussion that almost breaks Deb at one point--not every DW design choice was a wise one. Sometimes a cape in and of itself *is* the superhero.

    What do you think of monster design? Do you have favorites or ones you think work well? Poorly? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne
      • has embarked upon a series 7 rewatch to prepare for the rapidly-approaching new series!
      • and looks forward to Peter Capaldi taking a firm hand with his character!
    • Kat is charmed by 16 seconds of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman interacting before heading to Sydney!
    • Erika
      • enjoys the "secret" trailer for "Deep Breath"--especially Clara's line at the end!
      • and almost forgets that what's really making her happy is hearing Maggie Thompson talk about Doctor Who fandom (and how it hasn't changed that much)!
    • Deb
      • has high hopes for a new east-coast Doctor Who convention: (Re)Generation Who!
      • and kindly refrains from stealing Erika's second happy thing!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Doctor Who Monsters and Aliens (w/pictures!)
    DashCon
    Watsonian vs Doylist perspectives on fiction
    A bear walking upright



  • Verity! Episode 48 - Designing Monsters

    13 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to an aesthetically-oriented episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we take a look at monsters/aliens/villains from a design perspective. Which baddies look great? Which don't? Does a fleshed-out back story that dovetails with the design help or hinder? And of course, we save time for our most (and least!) favorites! It's a fascinating discussion that almost breaks Deb at one point--not every DW design choice was a wise one. Sometimes a cape in and of itself *is* the superhero.

    What do you think of monster design? Do you have favorites or ones you think work well? Poorly? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne
      • has embarked upon a series 7 rewatch to prepare for the rapidly-approaching new series!
      • and looks forward to Peter Capaldi taking a firm hand with his character!
    • Kat is charmed by 16 seconds of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman interacting before heading to Sydney!
    • Erika
      • enjoys the "secret" trailer for "Deep Breath"--especially Clara's line at the end!
      • and almost forgets that what's really making her happy is hearing Maggie Thompson talk about Doctor Who fandom (and how it hasn't changed that much)!
    • Deb
      • has high hopes for a new east-coast Doctor Who convention: (Re)Generation Who!
      • and kindly refrains from stealing Erika's second happy thing!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Doctor Who Monsters and Aliens (w/pictures!)
    DashCon
    Watsonian vs Doylist perspectives on fiction
    A bear walking upright



  • Verity! Extra! - Tower Commentary by the Dashboard Light

    6 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 7 seconds

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    You asked for it! (Or at least enough of you did to beat out the other choices.) This Extra! sees the first of our two listener-voted commentaries! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chatter over the Sylvester McCoy classic, "Paradise Towers". Or rather, we'll be talking over it if you play your DVD while listening to us. (Queuing instructions included in the 'cast.)

    And before the commentary, Lynne tells us about her exciting new project!

    ^E

    Uncanny links [on our site]:
    Website
    Kickstarter



  • Verity! Extra! - Tower Commentary by the Dashboard Light

    6 August 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 7 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    You asked for it! (Or at least enough of you did to beat out the other choices.) This Extra! sees the first of our two listener-voted commentaries! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we chatter over the Sylvester McCoy classic, "Paradise Towers". Or rather, we'll be talking over it if you play your DVD while listening to us. (Queuing instructions included in the 'cast.)

    And before the commentary, Lynne tells us about her exciting new project!

    ^E

    Uncanny links [on our site]:
    Website
    Kickstarter



  • Verity! Episode 47 - Political Science Fiction

    30 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 23 seconds

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    This week we are sadly Deb-free, but we forge ahead without our fearless leader. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the role of politics in Doctor Who. How big a role does politics play in Who? Turns out, a bigger role than some (or at least one) of us expected. How do we feel about the Doctor getting involved? That seems to depend largely on context.

    What do you think about the role of politics in Doctor Who throughout the ages? And what are your thoughts on the Doctor's role in politics? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz is mesmerized by the cover of the latest Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Tansy
      • thoroughly enjoys Liz's Big Finish story, Breaking Bubbles!
      • and eagerly anticipates the new Titan comics!
    • Erika giggles herself silly over Craigy Who and Mr Timey-Pants!


  • Verity! Episode 47 - Political Science Fiction

    30 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 23 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we are sadly Deb-free, but we forge ahead without our fearless leader. Join Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the role of politics in Doctor Who. How big a role does politics play in Who? Turns out, a bigger role than some (or at least one) of us expected. How do we feel about the Doctor getting involved? That seems to depend largely on context.

    What do you think about the role of politics in Doctor Who throughout the ages? And what are your thoughts on the Doctor's role in politics? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz is mesmerized by the cover of the latest Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Tansy
      • thoroughly enjoys Liz's Big Finish story, Breaking Bubbles!
      • and eagerly anticipates the new Titan comics!
    • Erika giggles herself silly over Craigy Who and Mr Timey-Pants!


  • Verity! Extra! - Big Finish Round Table

    23 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 57 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    VerityExtraBFWriters210We at Verity! often jabber on about Big Finish, but this time we thought we'd let some experts do the jabbering for us. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz (who is actually one of the experts in question) as we chat with a couple special guests. Yes, we have not one, not two, but three Big Finish writers in the house! Una McCormack makes an overdue return, and we're delighted to welcome Caroline Symcox to the podcast!

    If you've ever been curious about what the Big Finish process is like, this is the Extra! for you. And if you have a favorite BF audio, do tell us in the comments. We're always all ears for recommendations (and specifically, recs for where to start)!

    Also, do you like free stuff? Well, then be sure to enter our Big Finish giveaway! Three people will win download codes for three different stories (Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, The Council of Nicaea, and Starborn [by Jacqueline Rayner]), and a fourth lucky winner will win codes for all three!

    Twitter entries are preferred: use "#BreakingBubbles from @bigfinish" to enter! If you're not on Twitter, we'll accept comment entries here as well. (No other social media though. Two entry sources are enough to comb through. Wouldn't want to miss anybody!)

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:

    • Verity! Extra!-min-Eight
    • Caroline Symcox
      • Blog - Space to Reflect
      • Twitter - @Carolinesymcox
      • Seasons of Fear
      • The Council of Nicaea
      • The Vicar's FAQ
    • L.M. Myles
      • Blog - Follow That Trebuchet
      • Twitter - @LMMyles
      • Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories
    • Una McCormack
      • Twitter - @unamccormack
      • Big Finish
      • Books
    • "The Other Guys" from Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories
      • Mark Ravenhill
      • Nev Fountain


  • Verity! Extra! - Big Finish Round Table

    23 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 57 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    VerityExtraBFWriters210We at Verity! often jabber on about Big Finish, but this time we thought we'd let some experts do the jabbering for us. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz (who is actually one of the experts in question) as we chat with a couple special guests. Yes, we have not one, not two, but three Big Finish writers in the house! Una McCormack makes an overdue return, and we're delighted to welcome Caroline Symcox to the podcast!

    If you've ever been curious about what the Big Finish process is like, this is the Extra! for you. And if you have a favorite BF audio, do tell us in the comments. We're always all ears for recommendations (and specifically, recs for where to start)!

    Also, do you like free stuff? Well, then be sure to enter our Big Finish giveaway! Three people will win download codes for three different stories (Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, The Council of Nicaea, and Starborn [by Jacqueline Rayner]), and a fourth lucky winner will win codes for all three!

    Twitter entries are preferred: use "#BreakingBubbles from @bigfinish" to enter! If you're not on Twitter, we'll accept comment entries here as well. (No other social media though. Two entry sources are enough to comb through. Wouldn't want to miss anybody!)

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:

    • Verity! Extra!-min-Eight
    • Caroline Symcox
      • Blog - Space to Reflect
      • Twitter - @Carolinesymcox
      • Seasons of Fear
      • The Council of Nicaea
      • The Vicar's FAQ
    • L.M. Myles
      • Blog - Follow That Trebuchet
      • Twitter - @LMMyles
      • Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories
    • Una McCormack
      • Twitter - @unamccormack
      • Big Finish
      • Books
    • "The Other Guys" from Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories
      • Mark Ravenhill
      • Nev Fountain


  • Episode 46 - Communication Breakdown

    16 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 32 seconds

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    This week we do lots of talking about villains who don't. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss what makes silent villains so creepy and effective. We also discover just how many Moffat-baddies are non-talkers (or mostly non-talkers). And do stick around for a particularly interesting tangent about gender roles and power dynamics in communication. This Verity! ep gets positively analytical! Almost scholarly! Almost.

    And of course, let us know who your favorite quiet killers are--or weigh in on the deeper debate about communication in general. Or both!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • ALL the verities are over the moon about the release of Liz's Big Finish debut: Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories!
    • Lynne dies of joy because Rachel Talalay and Peter Capaldi held Chicks Dig Time Lords on the set of Doctor Who!
    • Erika
      • wishes womeninpodcasting.org a happy 7th birthday!
      • and loves DW fandom for not publicizing series 8 spoilers!
    • Tansy
      • welcomes The Ood Cast back to the world of active-podcasting!
      • and delights in Doctor Who clothing for toddlers!
    • Deb delves into the scholarly and math-heavy Blue Box White Paper on time-travel!


  • Episode 46 - Communication Breakdown

    16 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 32 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we do lots of talking about villains who don't. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss what makes silent villains so creepy and effective. We also discover just how many Moffat-baddies are non-talkers (or mostly non-talkers). And do stick around for a particularly interesting tangent about gender roles and power dynamics in communication. This Verity! ep gets positively analytical! Almost scholarly! Almost.

    And of course, let us know who your favorite quiet killers are--or weigh in on the deeper debate about communication in general. Or both!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • ALL the verities are over the moon about the release of Liz's Big Finish debut: Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories!
    • Lynne dies of joy because Rachel Talalay and Peter Capaldi held Chicks Dig Time Lords on the set of Doctor Who!
    • Erika
      • wishes womeninpodcasting.org a happy 7th birthday!
      • and loves DW fandom for not publicizing series 8 spoilers!
    • Tansy
      • welcomes The Ood Cast back to the world of active-podcasting!
      • and delights in Doctor Who clothing for toddlers!
    • Deb delves into the scholarly and math-heavy Blue Box White Paper on time-travel!


  • Verity! Extra! - Doctor in a Strange Land

    9 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 29 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This week's Extra! features crossover madness! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy, as we muse over what it would be like to plop the Doctor into other fictional worlds. What makes a good crossover? Which Verity isn't really comfortable with crossovers? Which coins the term "Capaldi-flicted"? And which observes that Capaldi "gives good cape"? Listen and see!

    Then let us know in the comments what fictional worlds you'd like to see the Doctor (and/or his companions) visit. Inquiring Verities want to know!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Tansy's Musketeer Space
    Radio Free Skaro #428 - Believe it or Not



  • Verity! Extra! - Doctor in a Strange Land

    9 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 29 minutes and 36 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week's Extra! features crossover madness! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy, as we muse over what it would be like to plop the Doctor into other fictional worlds. What makes a good crossover? Which Verity isn't really comfortable with crossovers? Which coins the term "Capaldi-flicted"? And which observes that Capaldi "gives good cape"? Listen and see!

    Then let us know in the comments what fictional worlds you'd like to see the Doctor (and/or his companions) visit. Inquiring Verities want to know!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Tansy's Musketeer Space
    Radio Free Skaro #428 - Believe it or Not



  • Verity! Episode 45 - Mechanical Meanies

    2 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 14 seconds

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    It's another villaintastic episode of Verity! This time we're talking about machines--computers, robots, and androids who want to do very bad things. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we use "The Robots of Death" as a jumping-off point for our discussion. It's a great place to start, as it deals not only with robots themselves, but their integration into society. From there we jump to their integration into stories, and after that, we're all over the map: WOTAN! BOSS! Tara! Smilers! And much much more!

    There's also a wee bit of irony at work in this ep. A technical issue prevented the excision of some coughing. (Deb had a cold.) This would be merely unfortunate, but it's catapulted into the realm of irony when Erika boasts of her cough-muting prowess...and then can't mute the coughs. Such hubris. Never tempt fate in front of the podcast gods. Lesson learned.

    (That same technical issue accounts for the somewhat iffy sound quality in this ep. We thank you for your patience, and will try to have things back to normal next week!)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • thinks Snoopy may actually be the Doctor!
      • and fangirls over Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay, who posted a pic of Chicks Dig Time Lords!
    • Liz
      • anticipates the newest regeneration of the Rani, courtesy of Big Finish!
      • and said words that are now in Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Deb had a smashing good time with Doctor Who programming at Philadelphia Comic Con!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Incomparable #193 - Murderous Roomba
    The Resurrection Casket
    Radio Free Skaro #423
    Robophobia



  • Verity! Episode 45 - Mechanical Meanies

    2 July 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 14 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's another villaintastic episode of Verity! This time we're talking about machines--computers, robots, and androids who want to do very bad things. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we use "The Robots of Death" as a jumping-off point for our discussion. It's a great place to start, as it deals not only with robots themselves, but their integration into society. From there we jump to their integration into stories, and after that, we're all over the map: WOTAN! BOSS! Tara! Smilers! And much much more!

    There's also a wee bit of irony at work in this ep. A technical issue prevented the excision of some coughing. (Deb had a cold.) This would be merely unfortunate, but it's catapulted into the realm of irony when Erika boasts of her cough-muting prowess...and then can't mute the coughs. Such hubris. Never tempt fate in front of the podcast gods. Lesson learned.

    (That same technical issue accounts for the somewhat iffy sound quality in this ep. We thank you for your patience, and will try to have things back to normal next week!)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • thinks Snoopy may actually be the Doctor!
      • and fangirls over Doctor Who director Rachel Talalay, who posted a pic of Chicks Dig Time Lords!
    • Liz
      • anticipates the newest regeneration of the Rani, courtesy of Big Finish!
      • and said words that are now in Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Deb had a smashing good time with Doctor Who programming at Philadelphia Comic Con!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The Incomparable #193 - Murderous Roomba
    The Resurrection Casket
    Radio Free Skaro #423
    Robophobia



  • Verity! Extra! - Verities Take Over

    25 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 4 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    WARNING: While this episode of Verity! has no swearing, we do refer to some rather grown-up concepts, so if you usually listen with your children, you might want to take a swing through this Extra before you bring the kiddies on board--either that or fast-forward through Lynne's answer to this question.

    For this Extra!, we turn to yet another silly what-if-type question. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as we plan how we'd each take over the world/galaxy/universe. Which Doctor Who villains would we recruit as henchmen? What kind of evil master-plans would we employ? Would any of us stand a chance of successful conquest?

    How would you go about taking over? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E



  • Verity! Extra! - Verities Take Over

    25 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 4 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    WARNING: While this episode of Verity! has no swearing, we do refer to some rather grown-up concepts, so if you usually listen with your children, you might want to take a swing through this Extra before you bring the kiddies on board--either that or fast-forward through Lynne's answer to this question.

    For this Extra!, we turn to yet another silly what-if-type question. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as we plan how we'd each take over the world/galaxy/universe. Which Doctor Who villains would we recruit as henchmen? What kind of evil master-plans would we employ? Would any of us stand a chance of successful conquest?

    How would you go about taking over? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E



  • Verity! Episode 44 - The Next Big Thing

    18 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 57 seconds

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    On this week's episode, we begin by talking villains, but quickly discover that our topic goes far beyond them. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss how Doctor Who has never quite recaptured the lightning-in-a-bottle that was Dalekmania. Or did it? How did merchandising factor in to subsequent villains (and non-villain characters)? What show elements do we wish had taken off more than they did?

    Listen and see! Then tell us what you think in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz kicks ass at organizing the Doctor Who track for the Nine Worlds Convention!
    • Erika talked about geek girls on The Incomparable Episode #198! And squees over the first Gallifrey One guest announcement!
    • Lynne appeared on a Phoenix Comicon panel with Carole Barrowman (whose brother just happened to attend)!
    • Deb looks forward to the Doctor Who world tour! And marvels at DW books for sale at BJ's!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Cousin Oliver



  • Verity! Episode 44 - The Next Big Thing

    18 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 57 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    On this week's episode, we begin by talking villains, but quickly discover that our topic goes far beyond them. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss how Doctor Who has never quite recaptured the lightning-in-a-bottle that was Dalekmania. Or did it? How did merchandising factor in to subsequent villains (and non-villain characters)? What show elements do we wish had taken off more than they did?

    Listen and see! Then tell us what you think in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz kicks ass at organizing the Doctor Who track for the Nine Worlds Convention!
    • Erika talked about geek girls on The Incomparable Episode #198! And squees over the first Gallifrey One guest announcement!
    • Lynne appeared on a Phoenix Comicon panel with Carole Barrowman (whose brother just happened to attend)!
    • Deb looks forward to the Doctor Who world tour! And marvels at DW books for sale at BJ's!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Cousin Oliver



  • Verity! Extra! - Summer (Winter) Reading List

    11 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 18 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's almost summertime! Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere where it's almost wintertime! In either case, it's a great time to start thinking about what you'll read while on the beach/in front of the fire (or anywhere else really). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the Doctor Who books we've Quite Enjoyed. It's mostly non-fiction, but there's some made-up stuff for you here as well if you like stories in your books.

    (Links on our site:)

    • Tansy recommends Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who, by Neil Perryman
    • Erika adores Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die-an Unofficial Companion, by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?
    • Liz's fandom was shaped by The Doctor Who Discontinuity Guide, by Paul Cornell, Martin Day, and Keith Topping
    • Deb enjoyed the thoroughness of the About Time series, by Tat Wood, et al. and the Viking-ness of Dark Horizons, by Jenny Colgan

    Let us know in the comments what Doctor Who books you recommend!

    ^E

    Bonus links (also on our site):
    Adventures with the Wife in Space (blog)
    Adventures with the Wife and Blake
    Tachyon TV
    Toby Hadoke: Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver
    Our interview with Jenny Colgan
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast



  • Verity! Extra! - Summer (Winter) Reading List

    11 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 18 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's almost summertime! Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere where it's almost wintertime! In either case, it's a great time to start thinking about what you'll read while on the beach/in front of the fire (or anywhere else really). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about the Doctor Who books we've Quite Enjoyed. It's mostly non-fiction, but there's some made-up stuff for you here as well if you like stories in your books.

    (Links on our site:)

    • Tansy recommends Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who, by Neil Perryman
    • Erika adores Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die-an Unofficial Companion, by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?
    • Liz's fandom was shaped by The Doctor Who Discontinuity Guide, by Paul Cornell, Martin Day, and Keith Topping
    • Deb enjoyed the thoroughness of the About Time series, by Tat Wood, et al. and the Viking-ness of Dark Horizons, by Jenny Colgan

    Let us know in the comments what Doctor Who books you recommend!

    ^E

    Bonus links (also on our site):
    Adventures with the Wife in Space (blog)
    Adventures with the Wife and Blake
    Tachyon TV
    Toby Hadoke: Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver
    Our interview with Jenny Colgan
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast



  • Verity! Episode 43 - Stats That Are Fails and Werewolf Tales

    4 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 45 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we get sidetracked (by an infographic, of all things) before we even get started! Once we get that out of our systems, we roll on through our usual happy-Who-things into a well-loved topic. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the use of mythology in Doctor Who. Tansy waxes poetic about Greek and Arthurian myths, Kat has strong feeling about werewolves, Erika is happy about many things, and Deb manages to not get (too) mad at the internet!

    Congratulations to Koa, who won our giveaway of Paul Cornell's new novel, The Severed Streets!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat
      • digs the first 11th Doctor comic, Spam Filtered!
      • loves Chris Hardwick's DW-fannish glee when interviewing Tom Hiddleston!
    • Erika
      • marvels at the fan-created DW "trailer", Rain!
      • boggles at the DW connections to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
      • guests on episode 161 of the Who's He? Podcast!
    • Tansy rounds up some excellent DW podcasts eps:
      • TARDIS Tavern (with Kat and Erika)!
      • Radio Free Skaro interviews Michael E. Briant!
      • The Doctor Who Book Club covers Kate Orman's The Room with No Doors!
      • The Terminus Podcast returns!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to the Doctor Who panel (plus Matt Smith and Karen Gillan) at Philadelphia Comic Con!
      • is an official guest (along with Colin Baker, Terry Molloy, & more!) of L.I. Who 2!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    "Is Doctor Who Sexist" infographic
    Liz's Storified Twitter response (Warning: "colorful" language!)
    Skaromantic Comedy (from RFS's Warren Frey)
    The Odyssey read-along
    Doctor Who's Mythical Monsters



  • Verity! Episode 43 - Stats That Are Fails and Werewolf Tales

    4 June 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 45 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week we get sidetracked (by an infographic, of all things) before we even get started! Once we get that out of our systems, we roll on through our usual happy-Who-things into a well-loved topic. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we talk about the use of mythology in Doctor Who. Tansy waxes poetic about Greek and Arthurian myths, Kat has strong feeling about werewolves, Erika is happy about many things, and Deb manages to not get (too) mad at the internet!

    Congratulations to Koa, who won our giveaway of Paul Cornell's new novel, The Severed Streets!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat
      • digs the first 11th Doctor comic,  Spam Filtered!
      • loves Chris Hardwick's DW-fannish glee when interviewing Tom Hiddleston!
    • Erika
      • marvels at the fan-created DW "trailer", Rain!
      • boggles at the DW connections to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
      • guests on episode 161 of the Who's He? Podcast!
    • Tansy rounds up some excellent DW podcasts eps:
      • TARDIS Tavern (with Kat and Erika)!
      • Radio Free Skaro interviews Michael E. Briant!
      • The Doctor Who Book Club covers Kate Orman's The Room with No Doors!
      • The Terminus Podcast returns!
    • Deb
      • looks forward to the Doctor Who panel (plus Matt Smith and Karen Gillan) at Philadelphia Comic Con!
      • is an official guest (along with Colin Baker, Terry Molloy, & more!) of L.I. Who 2!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    "Is Doctor Who Sexist" infographic
    Liz's Storified Twitter response (Warning: "colorful" language!)
    Skaromantic Comedy (from RFS's Warren Frey)
    The Odyssey read-along
    Doctor Who's Mythical Monsters



  • Verity! Extra! - Ask the Verities!

    28 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 52 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's another listener-participation Extra! You asked us questions. We answered! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we briefly chat about the 16-second series 8 teaser and then dive into your clever questions. We had a lot of fun recording this one, so thanks to all the listeners who participated! If we didn't get to your question here, perhaps we will in a future Extra! You never know...

    Also, Lynne would like it known that she meant to say she'd sacrifice "The Twin Dilemma" rather than "Vengeance on Varos". What would she sacrifice it for? Listen and see!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Series 8 teaser
    Chicks Dig Time Lords
    Whedonistas
    James Tiptree, Jr. Award



  • Verity! Extra! - Ask the Verities!

    28 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 52 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's another listener-participation Extra! You asked us questions. We answered! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we briefly chat about the 16-second series 8 teaser and then dive into your clever questions. We had a lot of fun recording this one, so thanks to all the listeners who participated! If we didn't get to your question here, perhaps we will in a future Extra! You never know...

    Also, Lynne would like it known that she meant to say she'd sacrifice "The Twin Dilemma" rather than "Vengeance on Varos". What would she sacrifice it for? Listen and see!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Series 8 teaser
    Chicks Dig Time Lords
    Whedonistas
    James Tiptree, Jr. Award



  • Verity! Episode 42 - Life, the Universe, and Traitors

    21 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes and 15 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week's ep starts with several announcements (including a contest!) and our usual Doctor Who happy-things. After that, we get down to business with a fascinating and surprisingly multi-faceted topic. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk traitors--those baddies (and occasionally goodies) who sell out their own people and side with the invaders, oppressors, and other villains. Why do they do it? What motivations are the most interesting? Which lend themselves best to scenery-chewing?

    Now the usual chit-chat is out of the way, let's get on to more important things, like a CONTEST! If you want to win a copy of Paul Cornell's new novel The Severed Streets, leave us a comment below and let us know! (Personal recommendation: Do enter to win! I really enjoyed the first book, London Falling, and I can't wait to dig into this one!)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Katrina snapped up the Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle!
    • Erika is thrilled to hear the 12th Doctor won't flirt!
    • Lynne is also stoked about the Doctor Who Humble Bundle, especially the Doctor Who: Legacy bit, because she's rocking that game!
    • Deb...
      • talks about geek-parenting on the Nerdology podcast!
      • appreciates new fan-run Doctor Who conventions like CONsole Room and the upcoming (second annual) L.I. Who!
      • cheers because Rachel Talalay will direct Doctor Who!


  • Verity! Episode 42 - Life, the Universe, and Traitors

    21 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes and 15 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week's ep starts with several announcements (including a contest!) and our usual Doctor Who happy-things. After that, we get down to business with a fascinating and surprisingly multi-faceted topic. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk traitors--those baddies (and occasionally goodies) who sell out their own people and side with the invaders, oppressors, and other villains. Why do they do it? What motivations are the most interesting? Which lend themselves best to scenery-chewing?

    Now the usual chit-chat is out of the way, let's get on to more important things, like a CONTEST! If you want to win a copy of Paul Cornell's new novel The Severed Streets, leave us a comment below and let us know! (Personal recommendation: Do enter to win! I really enjoyed the first book, London Falling, and I can't wait to dig into this one!)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Katrina snapped up the Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle!
    • Erika is thrilled to hear the 12th Doctor won't flirt!
    • Lynne is also stoked about the Doctor Who Humble Bundle, especially the Doctor Who: Legacy bit, because she's rocking that game!
    • Deb...
      • talks about geek-parenting on the Nerdology podcast!
      • appreciates new fan-run Doctor Who conventions like CONsole Room and the upcoming (second annual) L.I. Who!
      • cheers because Rachel Talalay will direct Doctor Who!


  • Verity! Extra! - In Defense Of... 3 Rounds Rapid

    14 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 29 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's been a while, but once again, we're making good on our promise to defend Doctor Who. Those bits you think are dodgy? We'll find something good in 'em--even if it kills us. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy for our most ridiculous Extra! yet. Deb springs a last-minute rules change on us, and it results in consternation and hilarity. Can the Verities keep their defenses to two minutes? (EXACTLY two minutes!) Listen and see!

    ^E



  • Verity! Extra! - In Defense Of... 3 Rounds Rapid

    14 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 29 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's been a while, but once again, we're making good on our promise to defend Doctor Who. Those bits you think are dodgy? We'll find something good in 'em--even if it kills us. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy for our most ridiculous Extra! yet. Deb springs a last-minute rules change on us, and it results in consternation and hilarity. Can the Verities keep their defenses to two minutes? (EXACTLY two minutes!) Listen and see!

    ^E



  • Verity! Episode 41 - The Legend of Sontar: A Linx to the Past

    7 May 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 16 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Our survey of Doctor Who baddies continues with those kings of the potato people themselves! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we chat about Sontarans. We all rewatched "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky" as a jumping-off point for this conversation, but fear not Classic Who fans, there's plenty discussion of their origins and development throughout the series (and even Big Finish)!

    What do you think of these (usually) stocky, militaristic foes? Let us know in the comments!

    While you're commenting, please vote! We're going to try our hands at play-along commenting. Let us know which story you think we should do. (Or let us know on Twitter using #VerityVotes.)

    • The Gunfighters
    • The Visitation
    • Black Orchid
    • Paradise Towers
    • Father's Day
    • The Curse of the Black Spot

    PLUS, feel free to ask us any Doctor Who-related questions you might have. We'll start covering those in future Extras! (Again, you can also ask on Twitter, using #AskVerity.)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:
    Tansy loves Doctor Who Magazine, and not just because it told her Richard Marson is writing a biography of Verity Lambert!
    Erika is amazed and inspired by Radio Free Skaro's ability to stay fresh after nearly 8 years of podcasting!
    Liz is amused that Matt Smith will be in the new Terminator movie!
    Deb laughed out loud for five straight minutes at the promo for The Time Run!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The First Sontarans
    The Five Companions
    The Time Run (full video)



  • Verity! Episode 41 - The Legend of Sontar: A Linx to the Past

    7 May 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 16 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Our survey of Doctor Who baddies continues with those kings of the potato people themselves! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we chat about Sontarans. We all rewatched "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky" as a jumping-off point for this conversation, but fear not Classic Who fans, there's plenty discussion of their origins and development throughout the series (and even Big Finish)!

    What do you think of these (usually) stocky, militaristic foes? Let us know in the comments!

    While you're commenting, please vote! We're going to try our hands at play-along commenting. Let us know which story you think we should do. (Or let us know on Twitter using #VerityVotes.)

    • The Gunfighters
    • The Visitation
    • Black Orchid
    • Paradise Towers
    • Father's Day
    • The Curse of the Black Spot

    PLUS, feel free to ask us any Doctor Who-related questions you might have. We'll start covering those in future Extras! (Again, you can also ask on Twitter, using #AskVerity.)

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:
    Tansy loves Doctor Who Magazine, and not just because it told her Richard Marson is writing a biography of Verity Lambert!
    Erika is amazed and inspired by Radio Free Skaro's ability to stay fresh after nearly 8 years of podcasting!
    Liz is amused that Matt Smith will be in the new Terminator movie!
    Deb laughed out loud for five straight minutes at the promo for The Time Run!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    The First Sontarans
    The Five Companions
    The Time Run (full video)



  • Verity! Extra! - TARDIS Tripping

    30 April 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 23 seconds

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    It's high time for another silly Verity! Extra! This week's topic is inspired by a "Mind Meld" in SF Signal. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss where we'd go if we had one trip in the TARDIS. Who wants to do something historical? Who wants something literary? Who wants the future? Or alien adventures? Perhaps most important of all, who is our very own Meddling Monk? (Spoiler: that one's Liz. Surprise.)

    Where would you take the TARDIS if you had one trip? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Associated links (on our site):
    MIND MELD: Where Would You Take the T.A.R.D.I.S.?
    Dumb Ways to Die (I may never get this out of my head. THANKS DEB. ^E)
    Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh



  • Verity! Extra! - TARDIS Tripping

    30 April 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 23 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    It's high time for another silly Verity! Extra! This week's topic is inspired by a "Mind Meld" in SF Signal. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss where we'd go if we had one trip in the TARDIS. Who wants to do something historical? Who wants something literary? Who wants the future? Or alien adventures? Perhaps most important of all, who is our very own Meddling Monk? (Spoiler: that one's Liz. Surprise.)

    Where would you take the TARDIS if you had one trip? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Associated links (on our site):
    MIND MELD: Where Would You Take the T.A.R.D.I.S.?
    Dumb Ways to Die (I may never get this out of my head. THANKS DEB. ^E)
    Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh



  • Verity! Episode 40 - Doctor Who Villains: The Estrogen Adventures

    23 April 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 51 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Deadly divas, anyone? This week our villainous discussion centers on the ladies. For a change, we have a jumping off point--and it's VAM! (That's "value-added material", as in DVD extras.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss one of the extras on the Shada DVD set. (Spoiler: We're much more excited about this one than the last one we talked about.) What does it mean to be a diva? Do all the female baddies on the show (and included the extra) qualify? Our discussion ranges beyond "Those Deadly Divas", so if you haven't seen it, don't fear, there's plenty here for you too. Add our "happy-Who-things", plus a special announcement, and you've got yourself a rollicking episode of Verity!

    Oh, and shout-out to the iTunes review that inspired this week's title.

    ^E

    Also covered:
    Lynne has a wee little Capaldi fig with an arched eyebrow and an "Other Doctor"!
    Erika guested (with Kat) on TARDIS Tavern!
    Tansy spotted Osgood from "The Day of the Doctor" on Watson and Oliver!
    Deb squees over Doctor Puppet's special release for Peter Capaldi's birthday!

    Bonus links:
    Our discussion of "Being a Girl"
    Our review of Queers Dig Time Lords
    Labels Against Women - #ShineStrong Pantene



  • Verity! Episode 40 - Doctor Who Villains: The Estrogen Adventures

    23 April 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 51 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Deadly divas, anyone? This week our villainous discussion centers on the ladies. For a change, we have a jumping off point--and it's VAM! (That's "value-added material", as in DVD extras.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss one of the extras on the Shada DVD set. (Spoiler: We're much more excited about this one than the last one we talked about.) What does it mean to be a diva? Do all the female baddies on the show (and included the extra) qualify? Our discussion ranges beyond "Those Deadly Divas", so if you haven't seen it, don't fear, there's plenty here for you too. Add our "happy-Who-things", plus a special announcement, and you've got yourself a rollicking episode of Verity!

    Oh, and shout-out to the iTunes review that inspired this week's title.

    ^E

    Also covered:
    Lynne has a wee little Capaldi fig with an arched eyebrow and an "Other Doctor"!
    Erika guested (with Kat) on TARDIS Tavern!
    Tansy spotted Osgood from "The Day of the Doctor" on Watson and Oliver!
    Deb squees over Doctor Puppet's special release for Peter Capaldi's birthday!

    Bonus links:
    Our discussion of "Being a Girl"
    Our review of Queers Dig Time Lords
    Labels Against Women - #ShineStrong Pantene



  • Verity! Extra! - Time and Relative Dimension in Space(monkeys)

    16 April 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    We've had silly Extras before, but perhaps none that went quite this (delightfully) far off the rails. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about our favorite rooms in the TARDIS--both the ones that exist, and the ones we wish did! Come for the TARDIS talk, stay for the space monkeys.

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    A guinea pig in battle armor



  • Verity! Extra! - Time and Relative Dimension in Space(monkeys)

    16 April 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    We've had silly Extras before, but perhaps none that went quite this (delightfully) far off the rails. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about our favorite rooms in the TARDIS--both the ones that exist, and the ones we wish did! Come for the TARDIS talk, stay for the space monkeys.

    ^E

    Bonus link [on our site]:
    A guinea pig in battle armor



  • Verity! Episode 39 - Turn, Smile, Shapeshift, Repeat

    9 April 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 13 seconds

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    This week we cover what are some of the trickiest of the villains the Doctor has faced (one who even wears his face)! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we try to stay on topic talking about shapeshifters. What is it about them that's scary? Do they hold the same appeal for all of us? Is a talking cactus a more or less believable shapeshifter than a mostly-non-functioning robot?

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:
    Liz discovers what might be the most useless Dalek tat ever!
    Erika tells Macworld magazine how to create your own podcast!
    Lynne must have K-9 slippers!
    Deb is (saddened, but also) gladdened by the warmth of the Doctor Who fan community after the passing of Glynn Jones and Derek Martinus.

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Kamelion touches the TARDIS inappropriately
    Frobisher the shapeshifting penguin



  • Verity! Episode 39 - Turn, Smile, Shapeshift, Repeat

    9 April 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 13 seconds

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    This week we cover what are some of the trickiest of the villains the Doctor has faced (one who even wears his face)! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we try to stay on topic talking about shapeshifters. What is it about them that's scary? Do they hold the same appeal for all of us? Is a talking cactus a more or less believable shapeshifter than a mostly-non-functioning robot?

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:
    Liz discovers what might be the most useless Dalek tat ever!
    Erika tells Macworld magazine how to create your own podcast!
    Lynne must have K-9 slippers!
    Deb is (saddened, but also) gladdened by the warmth of the Doctor Who fan community after the passing of Glynn Jones and Derek Martinus.

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Kamelion touches the TARDIS inappropriately
    Frobisher the shapeshifting penguin



  • Verity! Extra! - The Rani, Remembered

    2 April 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 33 seconds

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    This week's Extra is somewhat melancholy. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as we remember the Rani and pay tribute to the contribution of the late Kate O'Mara. Cold, sharp, stylish, snarky, and oh-so-delightful, the Rani is one of the Verities' most beloved Gallifreyan villains. Why do we love her? What made her special? Can/should the Rani return in another guise?

    ^E



  • Verity! Extra! - The Rani, Remembered

    2 April 2014 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 33 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    This week's Extra is somewhat melancholy. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as we remember the Rani and pay tribute to the contribution of the late Kate O'Mara. Cold, sharp, stylish, snarky, and oh-so-delightful, the Rani is one of the Verities' most beloved Gallifreyan villains. Why do we love her? What made her special? Can/should the Rani return in another guise?

    ^E



 
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