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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:
458
Average Episode Duration:
1:04:35
Longest Episode Duration:
1:54:18
Total Duration of all Episodes:
20 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes and 53 seconds
Earliest Episode:
20 December 2017 (9:42am GMT)
Latest Episode:
13 December 2017 (12:30pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
3 days, 23 hours, 14 minutes and 39 seconds

Doctor Who: Verity! Episodes

  • Verity! Episode 63 - Tetchy Antagonistic Rascally Devious Intractable Spaceship

    17 December 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 13 seconds

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    The year is almost over, but there's still time to finish out our year of villains in style! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the times when the TARDIS has crossed over to the dark side--or seemed to. Or at least acted a little tetchy. Okay, so we realize "villain" is a bit of a strong word, but there were certainly times the TARDIS was antagonistic. And we cover a lot of examples! Here's a list of (I think) all the stories we talk about in this ep:

    • The Edge of Destruction
    • The Daleks' Master Plan
    • The Mind Robber
    • Logopolis
    • Castrovalva
    • Frontios
    • The TV Movie
    • Boom Town
    • The Lodger
    • The Doctor's Wife
    • Let's Kill Hitler
    • Hide
    • Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
    • Big Finish:
      • The Settling
      • Zagreus

    What other examples can you think of? Let us know in the comments. And let us know what you think of the TARDIS as a "baddie"!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy revels in a glut of Doctor Who Christmas ornaments, including a (missing) TARDIS!
    • Erika
      • enjoyed the heck out of Chicago TARDIS!
      • wishful-thinks Phil Ford might be the next Doctor Who showrunner!
    • Lynne has action figures:
      • a Mechanoid (which doesn't light cigarettes)!
      • a "Silver Nemesis"-Ace WITH THE PORTRAIT!
    • Deb
      • gives big kudos to Doctor Who: Legacy for including characters from the comics in their advent calendar!
      • excitedly awaits Doctor Who novel re-releases, including Paul Cornell's Human Nature!


  • Verity! Episode 63 - Tetchy Antagonistic Rascally Devious Intractable Spaceship

    17 December 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 13 seconds

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    The year is almost over, but there's still time to finish out our year of villains in style! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we talk about the times when the TARDIS has crossed over to the dark side--or seemed to. Or at least acted a little tetchy. Okay, so we realize "villain" is a bit of a strong word, but there were certainly times the TARDIS was antagonistic. And we cover a lot of examples! Here's a list of (I think) all the stories we talk about in this ep:

    • The Edge of Destruction
    • The Daleks' Master Plan
    • The Mind Robber
    • Logopolis
    • Castrovalva
    • Frontios
    • The TV Movie
    • Boom Town
    • The Lodger
    • The Doctor's Wife
    • Let's Kill Hitler
    • Hide
    • Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
    • Big Finish:
      • The Settling
      • Zagreus

    What other examples can you think of? Let us know in the comments. And let us know what you think of the TARDIS as a "baddie"!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy revels in a glut of Doctor Who Christmas ornaments, including a (missing) TARDIS!
    • Erika
      • enjoyed the heck out of Chicago TARDIS!
      • wishful-thinks Phil Ford might be the next Doctor Who showrunner!
    • Lynne has action figures:
      • a Mechanoid (which doesn't light cigarettes)!
      • a "Silver Nemesis"-Ace WITH THE PORTRAIT!
    • Deb
      • gives big kudos to Doctor Who: Legacy for including characters from the comics in their advent calendar!
      • excitedly awaits Doctor Who novel re-releases, including Paul Cornell's Human Nature!


  • Verity! Extra! - Johnny Ringo's a Jerk!

    10 December 2014 (1:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 46 seconds

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    The moment you've been waiting for (if your name is Liz, anyway) has arrived! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we do the second of our listener-voted commentaries. This time we take a trip to the inconsistently convincing old west with 1966's "The Gunfighters".

    So queue up your DVD (or Hulu+), hit play when we do, and then pop into the comments below and tell us what you think!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Verity! Paradise Towers commentary
    Radio Free Skaro covers "The Gunfighters"



  • Verity! Extra! - Johnny Ringo's a Jerk!

    10 December 2014 (1:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 52 minutes and 46 seconds

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    The moment you've been waiting for (if your name is Liz, anyway) has arrived! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we do the second of our listener-voted commentaries. This time we take a trip to the inconsistently convincing old west with 1966's "The Gunfighters".

    So queue up your DVD (or Hulu+), hit play when we do, and then pop into the comments below and tell us what you think!

    ^E

    Related links [on our site]:
    Verity! Paradise Towers commentary
    Radio Free Skaro covers "The Gunfighters"



  • Verity! Episode 62 - Live at Chicago TARDIS (The Second Helping)

    3 December 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 38 seconds

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    For the second year running, the kind folks at Chicago TARDIS let us do our thing in front of a live audience of Doctor Who fans. Such fun! Join Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we chat about the con and then talk about topics suggested by the audience!

    Apologies for the possibly-incomplete show notes this time around. I was on stage and didn't take my usual copious notes. If we mention something there's no link for, leave a comment (or tweet us) and we'll hook you up with some more info!

    ^E

    Links! (on our site)
    Big Finish
    Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories (by [among others] Liz!)
    The Seeds of Doom
    Shipping
    Steven from Radio Free Skaro interviewed Billie Piper



  • Verity! Episode 62 - Live at Chicago TARDIS (The Second Helping)

    3 December 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 38 seconds

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    For the second year running, the kind folks at Chicago TARDIS let us do our thing in front of a live audience of Doctor Who fans. Such fun! Join Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we chat about the con and then talk about topics suggested by the audience!

    Apologies for the possibly-incomplete show notes this time around. I was on stage and didn't take my usual copious notes. If we mention something there's no link for, leave a comment (or tweet us) and we'll hook you up with some more info!

    ^E

    Links! (on our site)
    Big Finish
    Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories (by [among others] Liz!)
    The Seeds of Doom
    Shipping
    Steven from Radio Free Skaro interviewed Billie Piper



  • Verity! Extra! - Pleasant, Unpusillanimous Peri

    26 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Now that new Doctor Who is done for a while, it's time to bring back the Extras! And we're kicking them off in style--with an interview! Deb chatted with Nicola Bryant at LI Who, and she had some interesting things to say, both about Big Finish, and about being a female actor through the years.

    Before the interview itself, join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Peri's evolution throughout the course of her Big Finish appearances. Want to check out Peri in audio form, but don't know where to start? It will come as no surprise that we have suggestions! (Also favorites!)

    ^E

    Where to start [links on our site]:

    • The Eye of the Scorpion
    • The Veiled Leopard
    • Peri and the Piscon Paradox
    • Whispers of Terror

    Favorites [links also on our site]:

    • The First Sontarans
    • The Kingmaker
    • The Veiled Leopard
    • The Church and the Crown
    • The Council of Nicaea
    • Son of the Dragon


  • Verity! Extra! - Pleasant, Unpusillanimous Peri

    26 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 50 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Now that new Doctor Who is done for a while, it's time to bring back the Extras! And we're kicking them off in style--with an interview! Deb chatted with Nicola Bryant at LI Who, and she had some interesting things to say, both about Big Finish, and about being a female actor through the years.

    Before the interview itself, join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Peri's evolution throughout the course of her Big Finish appearances. Want to check out Peri in audio form, but don't know where to start? It will come as no surprise that we have suggestions! (Also favorites!)

    ^E

    Where to start [links on our site]:

    • The Eye of the Scorpion
    • The Veiled Leopard
    • Peri and the Piscon Paradox
    • Whispers of Terror

    Favorites [links also on our site]:

    • The First Sontarans
    • The Kingmaker
    • The Veiled Leopard
    • The Church and the Crown
    • The Council of Nicaea
    • Son of the Dragon


  • Verity! Episode 61 - Permission to Squeeeeeeee (About Series 8)

    19 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Now that it's all over, we look back at Series 8 as a whole. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the characters and themes that made series 8 what it was. We didn't love everything, and (of course) we didn't all love the same things. But we (again, of course) find plenty to chew over after this, one of the most challenging series of Doctor Who to date.

    What did you think of S8? Did it hang together well? Was it inconsistent? Was it consistently disappointing? Always awesome? Or somewhere in between? And perhaps most importantly, how much did you love Capaldi (and his hair)?

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • We're doing a Patreon-funded, 100th-Verity!-release giveaway!
    • Liz can now purchase her beloved S8 posters by Stuart Manning!
    • Tansy loves the cover for the latest Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Deb will be panelling at Philcon!


  • Verity! Episode 61 - Permission to Squeeeeeeee (About Series 8)

    19 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Now that it's all over, we look back at Series 8 as a whole. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss the characters and themes that made series 8 what it was. We didn't love everything, and (of course) we didn't all love the same things. But we (again, of course) find plenty to chew over after this, one of the most challenging series of Doctor Who to date.

    What did you think of S8? Did it hang together well? Was it inconsistent? Was it consistently disappointing? Always awesome? Or somewhere in between? And perhaps most importantly, how much did you love Capaldi (and his hair)?

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • We're doing a Patreon-funded, 100th-Verity!-release giveaway!
    • Liz can now purchase her beloved S8 posters by Stuart Manning!
    • Tansy loves the cover for the latest Doctor Who Magazine!
    • Deb will be panelling at Philcon!


  • Verity! Episode 60 - Death in Heaven Is a Place on Earth

    12 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 18 seconds

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    And with that, it's over--for another six weeks, anyway. Series 8 has come to a close, and its final episode has rather a lot to chew over. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we delve into some of those elements: Missy/The Master, Clara as the Doctor, the evolution of lying, the self-realization of the Doctor... There are so many elements, however, that some of them will be left for next week, when we have many Verities to talk about the whole shebang--it's our Series 8 wrap-up!

    What did you think of the series finale? Was it a perfect culmination of a fantastic series? A fitting culmination for a lousy series? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika can't wait for Liz's upcoming book in the "Chicks Dig" series, Companion Piece!
    • Kat
      • talked about non-Doctor Who stuff on podcasts: Red Dwarf on Tongue Tied and Star Trek on Random Trek!
      • giggled over Robbie Bonham's Pinky and the Brig drawing!
      • procured one of the coolest Doctor Who-crossover iPhone cases ever--Never Mind the Daleks!
    • Deb had a fabulous time at LI Who and can't wait to do it again next year!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Reality Bomb
    The Memory Cheats



  • Verity! Episode 60 - Death in Heaven Is a Place on Earth

    12 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 18 seconds

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    And with that, it's over--for another six weeks, anyway. Series 8 has come to a close, and its final episode has rather a lot to chew over. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we delve into some of those elements: Missy/The Master, Clara as the Doctor, the evolution of lying, the self-realization of the Doctor... There are so many elements, however, that some of them will be left for next week, when we have many Verities to talk about the whole shebang--it's our Series 8 wrap-up!

    What did you think of the series finale? Was it a perfect culmination of a fantastic series? A fitting culmination for a lousy series? Or something in between? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika can't wait for Liz's upcoming book in the "Chicks Dig" series, Companion Piece!
    • Kat
      • talked about non-Doctor Who stuff on podcasts: Red Dwarf on Tongue Tied and Star Trek on Random Trek!
      • giggled over Robbie Bonham's Pinky and the Brig drawing!
      • procured one of the coolest Doctor Who-crossover iPhone cases ever--Never Mind the Daleks!
    • Deb had a fabulous time at LI Who and can't wait to do it again next year!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Reality Bomb
    The Memory Cheats



  • Verity! Episode 59 - Dark Waterdeep

    5 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 40 seconds

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    The season finale has finally arrived! Or part one of it has, anyway. It's safe to say that most of the Verities are preeeeety excited about it. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we  enthusiastically flail and squee and jabber about all there is to love and speculate about "Dark Water". There's a lot to chew on here. There's also a bit of a Skype lag, which causes some simultaneous talking, but that doesn't stop us from gleefully recounting our favorite bits and examining what (we think) is going on.

    What did you think about "Dark Water"? We know the response wasn't entirely positive, and as always, we're interested in all your opinions! (As long as they're phrased kindly and don't insult those who disagree, anyway. Of course, you guys are awesome and pretty much always stick to that!)  So please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of these revelations and why.

    Can it be Saturday already please?

    ^E

    Also covered:

    • Tansy's already happy Halloween was much improved by seeing Sean Pertwee dressed as his dad, the 3rd Doctor!
    • Liz is the proud(?) new owner of a Destroyed Casssandra action figure!
    • Erika tests her mettle at Doctor Who Sporcle quizzes courtesy of Luke from TMDWP!
    • Deb looks forward to much panneling at the now-sold out LI Who! (In particular, an "In Defense Of..." panel! Leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet us with #indefenseof.)


  • Verity! Episode 59 - Dark Waterdeep

    5 November 2014 (1:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 40 seconds

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    The season finale has finally arrived! Or part one of it has, anyway. It's safe to say that most of the Verities are preeeeety excited about it. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we enthusiastically flail and squee and jabber about all there is to love and speculate about "Dark Water". There's a lot to chew on here. There's also a bit of a Skype lag, which causes some simultaneous talking, but that doesn't stop us from gleefully recounting our favorite bits and examining what (we think) is going on.

    What did you think about "Dark Water"? We know the response wasn't entirely positive, and as always, we're interested in all your opinions! (As long as they're phrased kindly and don't insult those who disagree, anyway. Of course, you guys are awesome and pretty much always stick to that!) So please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of these revelations and why.

    Can it be Saturday already please?

    ^E

    Also covered:

    • Tansy's already happy Halloween was much improved by seeing Sean Pertwee dressed as his dad, the 3rd Doctor!
    • Liz is the proud(?) new owner of a Destroyed Casssandra action figure!
    • Erika tests her mettle at Doctor Who Sporcle quizzes courtesy of Luke from TMDWP!
    • Deb looks forward to much panneling at the now-sold out LI Who! (In particular, an "In Defense Of..." panel! Leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet us with #indefenseof.)


  • Verity! Episode 58 - The Tyger Sleeps in the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Welcome to what's probably the least enthusiastic episode of Verity! this series. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we mull over what we thought of this episode. While there are no real strong feelings about the story, we're unanimous in our appreciation of the direction of Sheree Folkson. If nothing else, this was a gorgeous episode! And of course, we make time for some more examination of the Danny-Clara-Doctor triangle.

    What did you think of "In the Forest of the Night"? Were you swept away by the fairy tale? Or bored by the twee? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Talalay's interview on Radio Free Skaro!
    • Erika
      • laughs at the latest installment of Warren Frey's Bookshelf Doctors!
      • giggles at Melvin Pena's Cats Who Look Like Peter Capaldi!
    • Tansy
      • loves that Kat loves Tank Girl!
      • welcomes the Fourth Doctor to Doctor Who Legacy!
      • finally read the first issues of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor comics!
    • Deb
      • thinks you should donate to the Doctor Puppet Stop Motion Christmas Special Indiegogo campaign!
      • adores the deleted scenes from The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Abandoned amusement parks
    Erik Stadnik, of Doctor Who: The Writers' Room and The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
    Verity! Revelry group
    Gmork scene from The Neverending Story



  • Verity! Episode 58 - The Tyger Sleeps in the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Welcome to what's probably the least enthusiastic episode of Verity! this series. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we mull over what we thought of this episode. While there are no real strong feelings about the story, we're unanimous in our appreciation of the direction of Sheree Folkson. If nothing else, this was a gorgeous episode! And of course, we make time for some more examination of the Danny-Clara-Doctor triangle.

    What did you think of "In the Forest of the Night"? Were you swept away by the fairy tale? Or bored by the twee? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

     

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Talalay's interview on Radio Free Skaro!
    • Erika
      • laughs at the latest installment of Warren Frey's Bookshelf Doctors!
      • giggles at Melvin Peña's Cats Who Look Like Peter Capaldi!
    • Tansy
      • loves that Kat loves Tank Girl!
      • welcomes the Fourth Doctor to Doctor Who Legacy!
      • finally read the first issues of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor comics!
    • Deb
      • thinks you should donate to the Doctor Puppet Stop Motion Christmas Special Indiegogo campaign!
      • adores the deleted scenes from The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Abandoned amusement parks
    Erik Stadnik, of Doctor Who: The Writers' Room and The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
    Verity! Revelry group
    Gmork scene from The Neverending Story



  • Verity! Episode 57 - Flatline of Credit

    22 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Welcome to a squeeful episode of Verity! We loved this episode, and we're not afraid to show it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we pick this one apart--in a(n almost entirely) good way! Liz manages to come up with some complaints, but they're almost all laughably minor. Mostly we spend time talking about Clara and the Doctor. And what could be better, really?

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

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy
      • gets excited over Verity!-inspired fanfic by PharaohKatt!
      • welcomes the new audio series Night Terrace to the world, and encourages you to check it out!
    • Erika
      • pretends her Doctor Who Yahtzee is now an actual-size TARDIS!
      • congratulates Long Island Doctor Who for selling out their weekend and Saturday-only passes!
    • Liz watches lots of Hinchcliffe-era Who, including "The Seeds of Doom"!
    • Deb boggles at the number of Doctor Who-themed pumpkin templates!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Splendid Chaps (podcast)
    The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon (John Oliver)
    Situation Vacant (Big Finish)
    Verity! on Pinterest



  • Verity! Episode 57 - Flatline of Credit

    22 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 36 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to a squeeful episode of Verity! We loved this episode, and we're not afraid to show it! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we pick this one apart--in a(n almost entirely) good way! Liz manages to come up with some complaints, but they're almost all laughably minor. Mostly we spend time talking about Clara and the Doctor. And what could be better, really?

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

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Tansy
      • gets excited over Verity!-inspired fanfic by PharaohKatt!
      • welcomes the new audio series Night Terrace to the world, and encourages you to check it out!
    • Erika
      • pretends her Doctor Who Yahtzee is now an actual-size TARDIS!
      • congratulates Long Island Doctor Who for selling out their weekend and Saturday-only passes!
    • Liz watches lots of Hinchcliffe-era Who, including "The Seeds of Doom"!
    • Deb boggles at the number of Doctor Who-themed pumpkin templates!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Splendid Chaps (podcast)
    The Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon (John Oliver)
    Situation Vacant (Big Finish)
    Verity! on Pinterest



  • Verity! Episode 56 - Are You My Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Finally! An episode that's less-than-controversial! Well...for the most part. We Verities can find controversy just about anywhere. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we muse over all there is to love about this story. Of course, I did mention controversy...though this time it's minor and mostly revolves around the flirting (or lack thereof, depending whom you agree with)--but that argument will never die.

    What did you think of the mummy? Or the total absence of flirting? Or the addiction angle? Or anything else? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat enjoys a couple Doctor Who-related videos:
      • the 12th Doctor comic trailer!
      • Foxes performing "Don't Stop Me Now"!
    • Liz cheats by being happy about The Guardian's recap of "Mummy on the Orient Express"!
    • Erika (re)discoveres yet another Doctor Who-related podcast: TeeVee - a podcast from The Incomparable Radio Network!
    • Deb has many happy-things, thanks to NYCC:
      • She got the 12th Doctor comic early!
      • Titan announced a forthcoming 9th Doctor comic!
      • The signing at the Titan Comics booth was mobbed by fans!
      • Nick Abadzis hears voices!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Total Party Kill (in which Erika plays D&D on the internet)



  • Verity! Episode 56 - Are You My Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Finally! An episode that's less-than-controversial! Well...for the most part. We Verities can find controversy just about anywhere. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we muse over all there is to love about this story. Of course, I did mention controversy...though this time it's minor and mostly revolves around the flirting (or lack thereof, depending whom you agree with)--but that argument will never die.

    What did you think of the mummy? Or the total absence of flirting? Or the addiction angle? Or anything else? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Kat enjoys a couple Doctor Who-related videos:
      • the 12th Doctor comic trailer!
      • Foxes performing "Don't Stop Me Now"!
    • Liz cheats by being happy about The Guardian's recap of "Mummy on the Orient Express"!
    • Erika (re)discoveres yet another Doctor Who-related podcast: TeeVee - a podcast from The Incomparable Radio Network!
    • Deb has many happy-things, thanks to NYCC:
      • She got the 12th Doctor comic early!
      • Titan announced a forthcoming 9th Doctor comic!
      • The signing at the Titan Comics booth was mobbed by fans!
      • Nick Abadzis hears voices!

    Bonus link [also on our site]:
    Total Party Kill (in which Erika plays D&D; on the internet)



  • Verity! Episode 55 - Murder-Death-Kill the Moon

    8 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 30 seconds

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    It’s here! The episode you’ve all been clamoring for. (Or many of you have, anyway.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle the big issues (and a precious few that aren’t so big) in yet another divisive episode of series 8. What did we think about killing the moon? Would we have turned off our lights? Did we think it was intentionally evocative of the real-world reproductive rights debate? Do we think the Doctor was justified in his actions? It’ll come as no surprise that we don’t all agree. What we do however, is wade through technical issues to succeed in having a really good conversation about all these things and more.

    What about you? Would you have left your lights on? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne is still obsessed with Doctor Who Legacy!
    • Tansy is touched by the outpouring of social-media love for the late Maggie Stables, who played Evelyn Smythe.
    • Erika
      • forgot last week to mention Seasons of War is raising money for Caudwell Children through a JustGiving charity campaign!
      • loved Rivers of London (aka Midnight Riot) by Ben Aaronovitch (writer of Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield)!
      • impulse-bought Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit!
    • Deb
      • is thrilled with the new 12th Doctor comic book!
      • will be doing a Doctor Who panel this Friday at 4:15pm in room 1A24 at New York Comic Con!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Paul Cornell's Shadow Police books: London Falling, The Severed Streets
    Kill the Moon reviews: Tor.com, i09
    Love and War (New Adventures novel)
    Two-minute Time Lord
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast



  • Verity! Episode 55 - Murder-Death-Kill the Moon

    8 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 30 seconds

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    It's here! The episode you've all been clamoring for. (Or many of you have, anyway.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle the big issues (and a precious few that aren't so big) in yet another divisive episode of series 8. What did we think about killing the moon? Would we have turned off our lights? Did we think it was intentionally evocative of the real-world reproductive rights debate? Do we think the Doctor was justified in his actions? It'll come as no surprise that we don't all agree. What we do however, is wade through technical issues to succeed in having a really good conversation about all these things and more.

    What about you? Would you have left your lights on? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Lynne is still obsessed with Doctor Who Legacy!
    • Tansy is touched by the outpouring of social-media love for the late Maggie Stables, who played Evelyn Smythe.
    • Erika
      • forgot last week to mention Seasons of War is raising money for Caudwell Children through a JustGiving charity campaign!
      • loved Rivers of London (aka Midnight Riot) by Ben Aaronovitch (writer of Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield)!
      • impulse-bought Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit!
    • Deb
      • is thrilled with the new 12th Doctor comic book!
      • will be doing a Doctor Who panel this Friday at 4:15pm in room 1A24 at New York Comic Con!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Paul Cornell's Shadow Police books: London Falling, The Severed Streets
    Kill the Moon reviews: Tor.com, i09
    Love and War (New Adventures novel)
    Two-minute Time Lord
    The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast



  • Verity! Episode 54 - Who Gives a Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 46 seconds

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    Welcome to a spirited episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we vociferously disagree about the relationship and soldier issues in "The Caretaker". It's a boisterous discussion in which we once again prove it's possible to strongly disagree, and yet still remain fast friends. Which Verity thinks Danny is turning into a jerkface? Who thinks he was justified in everything he said and did? Who can barely form complete sentences at the start of the podcast? And who has the plague? Listen and see!

    What did you think about this ep? Is the Doctor a huge jerk? Is Danny? Is Clara? All three? And what about Courtney Woods? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • had a blast at Edmonton Expo, where her Doctor Who panel was so full they had to turn folks away!
      • looks forward to a new unofficial, for-charity anthology about the War Doctor, Seasons of War!
      • thinks you should check out the new sci-fi/fantasy fashion blog, Beyond the Browncoat!
    • Lynne
      • is thrilled about the guest lineup for Chicago TARDIS: they have Noel Clarke (just announced), Camille Coduri, and Billie Piper!
      • finally beat the *$##*@! Day of the Moon level on Doctor Who Legacy!
    • Kat also had a fabulous time at Edmonton Expo, where she talked to a professional props master (who loved her Doctor Who scarf!) and managed to get Jim Beaver's autograph!
    • Deb
      • adores Head Over Feels, and can't wait to read Graeme Burke's guest recap of "Time Heist" there!
      • feels many feels about the pics of Katy Manning with Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    NYCC (if that's not a Deb happy thing)
    Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch
    The Matrix



  • Verity! Episode 54 - Who Gives a Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Welcome to a spirited episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we vociferously disagree about the relationship and soldier issues in "The Caretaker". It's a boisterous discussion in which we once again prove it's possible to strongly disagree, and yet still remain fast friends. Which Verity thinks Danny is turning into a jerkface? Who thinks he was justified in everything he said and did? Who can barely form complete sentences at the start of the podcast? And who has the plague? Listen and see!

    What did you think about this ep? Is the Doctor a huge jerk? Is Danny? Is Clara? All three? And what about Courtney Woods? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Erika
      • had a blast at Edmonton Expo, where her Doctor Who panel was so full they had to turn folks away!
      • looks forward to a new unofficial, for-charity anthology about the War Doctor, Seasons of War!
      • thinks you should check out the new sci-fi/fantasy fashion blog, Beyond the Browncoat!
    • Lynne
      • is thrilled about the guest lineup for Chicago TARDIS: they have Noel Clarke (just announced), Camille Coduri, and Billie Piper!
      • finally beat the *$##*@! Day of the Moon level on Doctor Who Legacy!
    • Kat also had a fabulous time at Edmonton Expo, where she talked to a professional props master (who loved her Doctor Who scarf!) and managed to get Jim Beaver's autograph!
    • Deb
      • adores Head Over Feels, and can't wait to read Graeme Burke's guest recap of "Time Heist" there!
      • feels many feels about the pics of Katy Manning with Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    NYCC (if that's not a Deb happy thing)
    Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch
    The Matrix



  • Verity! Episode 53 - Good Time (Heist)

    24 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 18 seconds

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    There may be only three Verities this week (Dratted real life interfering with our recording schedule! Hugs to Tansy and her under-the-weather wee one.), but we press on and manage to fill the time with lots of heistey squee. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we cover one of the lighter episodes of series 8 thus far. Erika proves she's not totally heartless and does enjoy the occasional fun ep. Deb doesn't like aliens who look like Brony cosplayers. And Liz battles a dive-bombing fly.

    What did you think of "Time Heist"? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz adores Stuart Manning's snazzy retro-style series 8 posters in the Radio Times:
      • Deep Breath
      • Into the Dalek
      • Robot of Sherwood
      • Listen
      • Time Heist
      • The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear
    • Erika
      • looks forward to Edmonton Expo!
      • feels DW-kinship with Peter Harness after hearing him on RFS!
    • Deb
      • thinks it's adorable that Douglas Mackinnon's daughter made one of the valuable props in "Time Heist" (as he describes in Doctor Who Extra)!
      • cannot un-think how the Matt Smith years of Doctor Who are like Twilight!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Ocean's Eleven
    Hustle
    Leverage
    Blake's 7 ("Pressure Point")
    The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
    Etymology of "wheelhouse"



  • Verity! Episode 53 - Good Time (Heist)

    24 September 2014 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 18 seconds

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    There may be only three Verities this week (Dratted real life interfering with our recording schedule! Hugs to Tansy and her under-the-weather wee one.), but we press on and manage to fill the time with lots of heistey squee. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we cover one of the lighter episodes of series 8 thus far. Erika proves she's not totally heartless and does enjoy the occasional fun ep. Deb doesn't like aliens who look like Brony cosplayers. And Liz battles a dive-bombing fly.

    What did you think of "Time Heist"? Let us know in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered [links on our site]:

    • Liz adores Stuart Manning's snazzy retro-style series 8 posters in the Radio Times:
      • Deep Breath
      • Into the Dalek
      • Robot of Sherwood
      • Listen
      • Time Heist
      • The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear
    • Erika
      • looks forward to Edmonton Expo!
      • feels DW-kinship with Peter Harness after hearing him on RFS!
    • Deb
      • thinks it's adorable that Douglas Mackinnon's daughter made one of the valuable props in "Time Heist" (as he describes in Doctor Who Extra)!
      • cannot un-think how the Matt Smith years of Doctor Who are like Twilight!

    Bonus links [also on our site]:
    Ocean's Eleven
    Hustle
    Leverage
    Blake's 7 ("Pressure Point")
    The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
    Etymology of "wheelhouse"



  • 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

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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 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

    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! 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

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    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



 
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