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The Sonic Toolbox

The Sonic Toolbox
Description:
Two hard core science fiction fans, the DW Geek Girls - Cheryl Lowe and Daisy Kaufman - talk about the science of Doctor Who, both real and fictional. Come along as we try to explain away the impossible physics and and bring you some relevant real world science, too. Not to mention the general Doctor Who love.

Homepage: http://thesonictoolbox.blogspot.com/

RSS Feed: http://sonictoolbox.libsyn.com/rss

The Sonic Toolbox Statistics
Episodes:
429
Average Episode Duration:
1:03:11
Longest Episode Duration:
2:51:36
Total Duration of all Episodes:
18 days, 19 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds
Earliest Episode:
13 March 2017 (9:51am GMT)
Latest Episode:
12 February 2017 (9:11pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 6 hours, 12 minutes and 48 seconds

The Sonic Toolbox Episodes

  • Episode 228: Pre-Gally Extravaganza!

    12 February 2017 (9:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds

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    It's finally almost here. Gallifrey One is only days away and we're overly excited.This episode we give you the rundown on what we plan on seeing, what we plan on doing, and how much sleep we plan on missing. Los Angeles here we come!

    We're going to be live streaming our Gallysodes throughout the day this year, so don't forget, starting Thursday night, to check in with our Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox/



  • Episode 227: The Play of Cos

    31 January 2017 (1:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Cosplay, formerly known as costuming, has been a big part of our expressing our fandoms. Here we discuss all aspects (and even manage to rabbit chase WHILE staying on topic) of dressing up like our favorite characters.

    Plus, we have Gally news. Lots of it. Not surprising considering we're less than 3 weeks away from the start of Gallifrey One: 28 Days.



  • Episode 226: Gally Newbie Tips & Tricks

    22 January 2017 (1:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Sorry this one took so long to get up, but life got in the way for a while after we recorded this. But here we are! And we're imparting our wisdom and experience to you about how to survive your first trip to Gallifrey One. We're so excited about going to Gally that we just can't seem to talk about much else.



  • Episode 225: The Return of Doctor Mysterio - Review

    25 December 2016 (11:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This is our annual reveiw of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year it is " The Return of Doctor Mysterio". Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!



  • Episode 224: Instant People Machine

    19 December 2016 (11:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 17 seconds

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    We're working out how The Doctor's daughter was cloned, or replicated is a better word. We're also talking about yarn shops and celebrity deaths. Grant makes an appearance. And we have a review of The Doctor's Daughter from Sharon Rose!



  • Episode 223: A Christmas Preview

    11 December 2016 (7:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 12 seconds

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    While Daisy's voice is iffy, we give you Cheryl doing most of the talking and a look at the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.



  • Episode 222: This Is Where It Got Complicated

    5 December 2016 (9:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Here we review "The Doctor's Daughter". This is also the last recording before The Great Illness of The Fall of 2016. We're really grateful for your patience and support in our long absence from your feeds. Daisy was sick for almost 6 weeks with some unknown, non-deadly, annoying, cold/flu like ick and just didn't have the energy to edit and post. Then came the make up work for work, which again, took time away from this show. Life is finally getting back to mostly normal and Daisy is once again able to do her podcasterly job. We thank you for your support.



  • Episode 221b: Baker Street Irregular

    30 October 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Daisy went to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes this week It was so much fun, she just had to tell everyone about it.



  • Episode 221: Cheryl and the Androids

    24 October 2016 (12:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Though we wind up talking more about the psychology of androids than their workings, it seems Cheryl has completely missed all the android SF stories. Let the education begin!

    And Gally news.



  • Episode 220: Books Ran Away With Our Androids

    10 October 2016 (2:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes and 30 seconds

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    We're here to talk about Androids of Tara, but before we can get to that we get carried away geeking out about books we've read. But get to it we do. And boy, do we have a lot to say. Plus some news.



  • Episode 219: Who's Your Master

    25 September 2016 (7:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We're taking a look at The Master in all his (her?) glory. From Delgado to Gomez; we talk about our first, our favorite, our most annoying. and everything in between.



  • Episode 219: Who's Your Master

    25 September 2016 (7:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 6 seconds

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    We're taking a look at The Master in all his (her?) glory. From Delgado to Gomez; we talk about our first, our favorite, our most annoying. and everything in between.



  • Episode 218: The Master at the End of the Universe

    11 September 2016 (9:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 26 seconds

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    It's the end of the Universe as we know it. It's all about the 10th Doctor episode "Utopia" this week. But don't worry, you are not alone.



  • Episode 218: The Master at the End of the Universe

    11 September 2016 (9:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 26 seconds

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    It's the end of the Universe as we know it. It's all about the 10th Doctor episode "Utopia" this week. But don't worry, you are not alone.



  • Episode 217: It's Just A Jump To The Left

    28 August 2016 (11:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Hyperspace is only a theory and a Science Fiction concept. But for us it's as real as last week's Doctor Who episode.And the subject of this week's show.

    We've also got a tiny bit of Gally news. And the usual rabbit chasing.

    (Sorry we're late posting this. Technical issues, natch.)



  • Episode 217: It's Just A Jump To The Left

    28 August 2016 (11:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Hyperspace is only a theory and a Science Fiction concept. But for us it's as real as last week's Doctor Who episode.And the subject of this week's show.

    We've also got a tiny bit of Gally news. And the usual rabbit chasing.

    (Sorry we're late posting this. Technical issues, natch.)



  • Episode 216: Vampire Rocks from Outer Space

    14 August 2016 (9:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It's the third story in the Key To Time series, Stones of Blood, that we're reviewing this time out. It's our favorite of the Key to Time stories and we've been looking forward to picking it apart.

    Before we get to that, tho, the hot weather has our rabbits running for cooler temps in the form of the new fall TV shows here in the US. With nothing newsworthy (in our opinion) going on with Doctor Who, we feel obliged to indulge in a bit of that sort of rabbit chasing.


    Send feedback to: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com



  • Episode 216: Vampire Rocks from Outer Space

    14 August 2016 (9:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It's the third story in the Key To Time series, Stones of Blood, that we're reviewing this time out. It's our favorite of the Key to Time stories and we've been looking forward to picking it apart.

    Before we get to that, tho, the hot weather has our rabbits running for cooler temps in the form of the new fall TV shows here in the US. With nothing newsworthy (in our opinion) going on with Doctor Who, we feel obliged to indulge in a bit of that sort of rabbit chasing.


    Send feedback to: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com



  • Episode 215: Gunsliinger Borg

    31 July 2016 (9:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Kahler-Tek, known now as "The Gunslinger", kind of looks like a Borg. It got us thinking that perhaps his technology was similar enough to use as a jumping off place for this discussion. And, amazingly enough, for the most part the rabbits seem to have agreed!

    We've got a little bit of news. A spoiler-free review of Star Trek Beyond. Also, for you Sherlock fans, the three words for Series 4.

    Send feedback to: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox/



  • Episode 215: Gunsliinger Borg

    31 July 2016 (9:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Kahler-Tek, known now as "The Gunslinger", kind of looks like a Borg. It got us thinking that perhaps his technology was similar enough to use as a jumping off place for this discussion. And, amazingly enough, for the most part the rabbits seem to have agreed!

    We've got a little bit of news. A spoiler-free review of Star Trek Beyond. Also, for you Sherlock fans, the three words for Series 4.

    Send feedback to: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox/



  • Episode 214: A Fist Full Of Doctors

    17 July 2016 (11:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 28 seconds

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    This is a re-review of A Town Called Mercy. We're revisiting it with the newness worn off. Also since Daisy has seen Ben Browder in Farscape. (She hadn't seen it yet when this episode was first run.) All new attitudes and a fresh look!

    Send feedback to thesonictoolbox@gmail.com



  • Episode 214: A Fist Full Of Doctors

    17 July 2016 (11:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 28 seconds

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    This is a re-review of A Town Called Mercy. We're revisiting it with the newness worn off. Also since Daisy has seen Ben Browder in Farscape. (She hadn't seen it yet when this episode was first run.) All new attitudes and a fresh look!

    Send feedback to thesonictoolbox@gmail.com



  • Pirate Booty

    3 July 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Talking about some of the tech on The Pirate Planet. Also talking a lot about the first block of Gally guest announcements. email us: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com visit us:www.facebook/thesonictoolbox



  • Pirate Booty

    3 July 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Talking about some of the tech on The Pirate Planet. Also talking a lot about the first block of Gally guest announcements. email us: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com visit us:www.facebook/thesonictoolbox



  • Episode 212: Mr. Fibuli! Where's my cheese?

    19 June 2016 (6:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Next up as we hunt for the pieces of the Key to Time is our review of The Pirate Planet. Oh, how the cheese does flow.



  • Episode 212: Mr. Fibuli! Where's my cheese?

    19 June 2016 (6:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Next up as we hunt for the pieces of the Key to Time is our review of The Pirate Planet. Oh, how the cheese does flow.



  • Episode 211: Black Rabbit Holes

    5 June 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Black holes appear in lots of TV shows and movies. Doctor Who being no exception. Here in the Toolbox, we like black holes a lot more than we do those last two episodes we reviewed. And we want to impart our fascination with this cosmic phenomenon to you. As it turns out, we also want to take you on a merry rabbit chase.

    We also have news. OMG! News in the summer time? Yes! News!

    For more real info on black holes, Google "black hole facts" for a pages and pages of quick info lists.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits.



  • Episode 211: Black Rabbit Holes

    5 June 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Black holes appear in lots of TV shows and movies. Doctor Who being no exception. Here in the Toolbox, we like black holes a lot more than we do those last two episodes we reviewed. And we want to impart our fascination with this cosmic phenomenon to you. As it turns out, we also want to take you on a merry rabbit chase.

    We also have news. OMG! News in the summer time? Yes! News!

    For more real info on black holes, Google "black hole facts" for a pages and pages of quick info lists.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits.



  • Episode 210: Hell is for Podcasters

    22 May 2016 (6:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Cheryl has survived the flu! She's back and we can get on with the program. Today we review the 10th Doctor two-parter, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit. We're also talking about the race for Gally hotel rooms that recently occurred. And Daisy's boyfriend, Grant, makes an unexpected appearance to put his two cents in, and talk briefly about the Marvel/Netflix show, "Jessica Jones". But first, a bit of rabbit chasing...



  • Episode 210: Hell is for Podcasters

    22 May 2016 (6:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Cheryl has survived the flu! She's back and we can get on with the program. Today we review the 10th Doctor two-parter, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit. We're also talking about the race for Gally hotel rooms that recently occurred. And Daisy's boyfriend, Grant, makes an unexpected appearance to put his two cents in, and talk briefly about the Marvel/Netflix show, "Jessica Jones". But first, a bit of rabbit chasing...



  • Episode 209: Civil War

    8 May 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 20 minutes and 15 seconds

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    This is not the show you expected. Cheryl has called in sick, so Daisy is taking over all by her lonesome. Being that there is no Cheryl to talk to and no real Doctor Who news, this is a review of the newly released movie "Captain America: Civil War". Why? Because Daisy just saw it, so why not. The review is mildly spoilery, but no plot or specifics are revealed. Nothing that gives anything away, at least.



  • Episode 209: Civil War

    8 May 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 20 minutes and 15 seconds

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    This is not the show you expected. Cheryl has called in sick, so Daisy is taking over all by her lonesome. Being that there is no Cheryl to talk to and no real Doctor Who news, this is a review of the newly released movie "Captain America: Civil War". Why? Because Daisy just saw it, so why not. The review is mildly spoilery, but no plot or specifics are revealed. Nothing that gives anything away, at least.



  • Episode 208: The Great Polymer Link

    24 April 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Nestene Consciousness is the big, plastic baddie from the Third and Ninth Doctor's eras. You know, the ones that turned Rory into the plastic Centurion. We're talking about who they are and how they exist. We're also, apparently, talking about everything else that comes to mind as well.

    We've also got some news, some not news and some breaking news.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 208: The Great Polymer Link

    24 April 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Nestene Consciousness is the big, plastic baddie from the Third and Ninth Doctor's eras. You know, the ones that turned Rory into the plastic Centurion. We're talking about who they are and how they exist. We're also, apparently, talking about everything else that comes to mind as well.

    We've also got some news, some not news and some breaking news.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 207:Xanthoplastianthophobia

    13 April 2016 (8:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Doctor Who telling us that we must be afraid of ordinary things started early. Like 1970s early. Like the Third Doctor telling us we should be afraid of yellow plastic flowers. Daffodils to be exact. Plastic daffodils. The ones being handed out by... AUTONS!! Terrifying, really. And so we review "Terror of the Autons" just in time for Spring. It must be spring, the rabbits are out in force and multiplying like, well, rabbits.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 207:Xanthoplastianthophobia

    13 April 2016 (8:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Doctor Who telling us that we must be afraid of ordinary things started early. Like 1970s early. Like the Third Doctor telling us we should be afraid of yellow plastic flowers. Daffodils to be exact. Plastic daffodils. The ones being handed out by... AUTONS!! Terrifying, really. And so we review "Terror of the Autons" just in time for Spring. It must be spring, the rabbits are out in force and multiplying like, well, rabbits.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 206: Give Us A Moment

    7 April 2016 (4:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Moment. A self aware weapon of mass destruction. Just how does that work? I fact, there's a whole bunch of questions about it's existence. Today, we try to figure it all out.

    Also, a little linguistic history lesson. And a whole lot of rampant rabbits.

    (Thanks for your patience with us getting this posted. Life (and work) happens sometimes.)

    WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing



  • Episode 206: Give Us A Moment

    7 April 2016 (4:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Moment. A self aware weapon of mass destruction. Just how does that work? I fact, there's a whole bunch of questions about it's existence. Today, we try to figure it all out.

    Also, a little linguistic history lesson. And a whole lot of rampant rabbits.

    (Thanks for your patience with us getting this posted. Life (and work) happens sometimes.)

    WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing



  • Episode 205: Because John Hurt

    13 March 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We've gotten so excited at meeting the War Doctor, John Hurt (Daisy: photo op, Cheryl: autograph), that we decided to rewatch Day of the Doctor. So here we are, talking about the other three doctor special all over again. This time we're just focusing on the stuff that we found of particular interest to us rather than giving an overall review of the whole show.



  • Episode 205: Because John Hurt

    13 March 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We've gotten so excited at meeting the War Doctor, John Hurt (Daisy: photo op, Cheryl: autograph), that we decided to rewatch Day of the Doctor. So here we are, talking about the other three doctor special all over again. This time we're just focusing on the stuff that we found of particular interest to us rather than giving an overall review of the whole show.



  • Episode 204: Post-Gally Wrap Up

    28 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is over for another year. We're safely home from Los Angels. Here's what you missed if you weren't there or weren't hanging out with us.



  • Episode 204: Post-Gally Wrap Up

    28 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is over for another year. We're safely home from Los Angels. Here's what you missed if you weren't there or weren't hanging out with us.



  • Gallisode 2-16: Late Morning Start

    14 February 2016 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    OK. So we keep getting distracted. Every time we go to upload, we get waylaid by something. So here is our yesterday morning.



  • Gallisode 2-16: Late Morning Start

    14 February 2016 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    OK. So we keep getting distracted. Every time we go to upload, we get waylaid by something. So here is our yesterday morning.



  • Gallysode 1-16: Good Morning Gallifrey One!

    12 February 2016 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay. As usual, we had technical difficulties uploading this. But we are here, and we are having fun!



  • Gallysode 1-16: Good Morning Gallifrey One!

    12 February 2016 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay. As usual, we had technical difficulties uploading this. But we are here, and we are having fun!



  • Episode 203: Pre-Gally 2016 Extravaganza!

    7 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is less than one week away. We're so excited it's all we can talk about. Our show this week is all Gally all the time! We're going over all the highlights and the excitements of this best of all Doctor Who conventions in the magical (smoggy) city of Los Angles. Whoo hoo!



  • Episode 203: Pre-Gally 2016 Extravaganza!

    7 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 56 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Gallifrey One is less than one week away. We're so excited it's all we can talk about. Our show this week is all Gally all the time! We're going over all the highlights and the excitements of this best of all Doctor Who conventions in the magical (smoggy) city of Los Angles. Whoo hoo!



  • Episode 202: That Guy From That Show That One Time

    24 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 1 second

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    Gally's almost here and we're SO excited! All we want to do is talk about who we're going to see as guests. Well, you know us. Mostly all we want to talk about are Gally guests. So this show, we're taking a peek at the guest list and chatting about what we know and what we've seen of some of them. And some other things as we go careening off the path and down the rabbit hole.

    WARNING: Contains many, many rabbits.



  • Episode 202: That Guy From That Show That One Time

    24 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 1 second

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    Gally's almost here and we're SO excited! All we want to do is talk about who we're going to see as guests. Well, you know us. Mostly all we want to talk about are Gally guests. So this show, we're taking a peek at the guest list and chatting about what we know and what we've seen of some of them. And some other things as we go careening off the path and down the rabbit hole.

    WARNING: Contains many, many rabbits.



 
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