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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast
Description:
Reality Bomb is a monthly podcast that explores the strange and uncharted world of Doctor Who through its fans.

Homepage: http://realitybomb.libsyn.com

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

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast Statistics
Episodes:
233
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:09:46
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:04:20
Total Duration of all Episodes:
11 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes and 6 seconds
Earliest Episode:
30 July 2021 (1:23pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
30 July 2021 (12:48pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
12 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes and 32 seconds

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast Episodes

  • Reality Bomb Episode 090

    30 July 2021 (12:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes and 20 seconds

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    On this super-sized episode of Reality Bomb we're talking about the recent SDCC Doctor Who panel and trailer with Katy Beth Schmid and Max Curtis. We check in with Dominic G. Martin, Beth Axford and Martin Belam about the interactive Doctor Who play Time Fracture, and we also talk with Martin Belam about his recent Guardian article. Plus hide the scissors - Michelle Tidmore is bringing The Edge of Destruction to the Gallery of the Underrated! And Rachel Donner talks about Judiasm and Doctor Who. All this... and a discovery about the recent trailer you might not expect!

    Bonus content!  We talk to Sage Young and Jon Arnold about the news about Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall leaving Doctor Who, and what's next for the series.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 089

    24 May 2021 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 16 seconds

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    On the eighty-ninth episode of Reality Bomb, we discuss the latest revelations regarding Noel Clarke and John Barrowman, and what they mean to Doctor Who fandom, with Amanda Rae Prescott and Rachel Donner. Plus the Monks have always been on this podcast as author Jonathan Morris discusses The Lie of the Land in this month's Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Listeners' Letters, and what happens if you don't comply with the BBC's FAQ regarding fan ficiton... 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 089

    24 May 2021 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 29 seconds

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    On the eighty-ninth episode of Reality Bomb, we discuss the latest revelations regarding Noel Clarke and John Barrowman, and what they mean to Doctor Who fandom, with Amanda Rae Prescott and Rachel Donner. Plus the Monks have always been on this podcast as author Jonathan Morris discusses The Lie of the Land in this month's Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Listeners' Letters, and what happens if you don't comply with the BBC's FAQ regarding fan fiction... 

    Resources on sexual assualt: In North America call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to hotline.rainn.org/online to chat with a specialist.

    If you’re in the UK call The National Rape Crisis Helpline at 0808 802 9999 or visit to rapecrisis.org.uk



  • Reality Bomb Episode 088 - The Shelter In Place Live Edition 4

    30 March 2021 (12:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds

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    On the eightieth-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, as we reach the first anniversary of the global pandemic, we decided to return to do an episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Sage Young, Lacy Baugher-Milas and Sanjay Lago as they tell us what they would do if they ran Doctor Who in the "I'ds of March". Sage and Kim lead us in a round of their convention mainstage game "This or That" and we have a special live version of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?". And we visit an ersatz New York to witness a human in a Zoot Suit and a fetching Dalek hat as Daleks In Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus... Kim Rogers gives us a MasterClass on being a Doctor Who fangirl diva!

    At the start of the episode Joy talks about the movement to stop anti-Asian racism. If learn more about what’s happening now, how you can help, or need resources for self-care, we recommend this guide.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 087

    29 January 2021 (12:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 42 seconds

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    On the eighty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings Sage Young and Max Curtis back to talk about their reactions to the 2021 New Year's Special, Revolution of the Daleks. Joy Piedmont talks to writer Talia Franks about their recent article for Nerdist about how Black characters are portrayed in the recent special, and how production decisions within Doctor Who don't consider the implications of race. And "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" is back as Lacy Baugher-Milas considers the latest location discoveries, hot takes and speculations going on. Plus Sage Young talks about her pandemic pilgrimage, and a popular Doctor Who personality makes an appeal for a terrible affliction for the spouses and loved ones of middle-aged Doctor Who fans.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 086

    21 December 2020 (12:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes and 48 seconds

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    On the eighty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is looking back at the Doctor Who Christmas special and talking with Alex Kennard, Kim Rogers, Katelyn Sykes, Brenna Jones and Graeme Burk about their favourite festive Doctor Who moments in a special documentary. Graeme also talks with Sage Young and Max Curtis about the upcoming special Revolution of the Daleks and what they're looking forward to when Captain Jack and the (redesigned) pepperpots return on New Years Day. And the OG Doctor Who spinoff and Christmas special comes to the Gallery of the Underrated as Colleen Hillerup discusses K9 and Company. Plus Bruce tries to get Doctor Who more episodes...with disastrous results for Darren!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 085

    30 November 2020 (1:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 15 seconds

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    On the eighty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking with Mikey Willliams, who works in the British TV industry, and Den of Geek editor Kayti Burt about series 13 starting filming, both in terms of what that means practically in an age of COVID, and what we can expect from a shortened season. Joy Piedmont explores the what fandom is like for those born into Gen Z with Beth Axford and Dominic G. Martin. And Who For Schools donor David Matthewman takes us to the icecanos of Spiriodon as Planet of the Daleks comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus BBC America holds a seance / press conference for Doctor Who!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 084

    30 October 2020 (11:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 39 seconds

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    On the eighty-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking at Time Lord Victorious, the huge story arc encompassing audios, books, comics, figurines, t-shirts(!) and even escape rooms, and talking to Sanjay Lago and Derek Compare about what it is, who can afford it and who is going to buy it all. Planet Who goes to Brazil to talk about Doctor Who and the fandom there with Freddy Pavao and Thais Aux Pavao of Doctor Who Brazil. And a missing story comes to the Gallery of the Underrated for the first time as Den of Geek writer Kayti Burt discusses the 1966 Patrick Troughton story The Highlanders. Plus Listeners Letters, and Drew Meyer's reactions to the NYCC Doctor Who panel. 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 083 - Variations on a Timeless Child

    28 September 2020 (12:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds

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    On the eighty-third edition of Reality Bomb, we've given over the episode to a special episode exploring fan reaction to, and the impact of, the coming of the timeless child to Doctor Who through eight different variations

    1) Doctor Who In 90 Seconds or Less - Kim Rogers runs us through all the changes to the Doctor over a 53 year period in one minute, thirty seconds.

    2) This Ain't Our First Rodeo - Jim Sangster explains the evolution of continuity in Doctor Who, and why it matters to fans so much.

    3) Diagnosis: Fandom - There's a medical mystery, and Series 12 is at the bottom of it. With Shannon Dohar, Andy Hicks and Drew Meyer

    4) Sacrificing Drama - Ari Lipsey has an issue with The Timeless Children. It's not what you think.

    5) The Island of Misfit Continuity - Where do all the developments that happen to the Doctor on TV that no one talks about end up? Scot Clarke is on the case.

    6) When Bad Retcons Happen to Good People - Petra Mayer talks about the worst day of being a fan... November 23, 2013.

    7) Adoption Story - Joy Piedmont explores the timeless child and its connection to adoption.

    8) Timeless Cracks - A poem by Sanjay Lago



  • Reality Bomb Episode 083 - Variations on a Timeless Child

    28 September 2020 (12:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds

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    On the eighty-third edition of Reality Bomb, we've given over everything to a special episode exploring fan reaction to, and the impact of, the coming of the timeless child to Doctor Who through eight different variations

    1) Doctor Who In 90 Seconds or Less - Kim Rogers runs us through all the changes to the Doctor over a 53 year period in one minute, thirty seconds.

    2) This Ain't Our First Rodeo - Jim Sangster explains the evolution of continuity in Doctor Who, and why it matters to fans so much.

    3) Diagnosis: Fandom - There's a medical mystery, and Series 12 is at the bottom of it. With Shannon Dohar, Andy Hicks and Drew Meyer

    4) Sacrificing Drama - Ari Lipsey has an issue with The Timeless Children. It's not what you think.

    5) The Island of Misfit Continuity - Where do all the developments that happen to the Doctor on TV that no one talks about end up? Scot Clarke is on the case.

    6) When Bad Retcons Happen to Good People - Petra Mayer talks about the worst day of being a fan... November 23, 2013.

    7) Adoption Story - Joy Piedmont explores the timeless child and its connection to adoption.

    8) Timeless Cracks - A poem by Sanjay Lago



  • Reality Bomb Episode 082 - The Best of Comedy Sketches 2

    26 August 2020 (1:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 53 minutes and 19 seconds

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    On the eighty-second episode of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the whole episode to revisit the best of our comedy sketches as selected (mostly) by you, the listener! Join Joy Piedmont and comedy sketch performers Kim Rogers, Bill Evenson and Drew Meyer as they go back through the past seven years of Reality Bomb comedic highlights including "F*ck That Guy", "Watch This Space", "Bruce and Darren in the Logos Operation", "Pam Brandeis - The Whofauldi Brief", "A Message from BBC America", "Doctor Who Feminist Agenda Meeting", "Daleklab 1 - Speculation", "Dylan Devlin: How to Lose Your Shit as Doctor Who Fan" and much more! Plus we offer a new version of "Spoiler Cops! - The Hostage Panel"



  • Reality Bomb Episode 081 – The Shelter In Place Live Edition 3

    29 June 2020 (11:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 31 seconds

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    On the eighty-first edition of Reality Bomb, with sensible people still in lockdown during the global pandemic, we returned once more to do offer a super-sized episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. This time, we bring our true confessions revealing our deepest, darkest secret shames, embarrassments and wrongs we have committed regarding Doctor Who to the confession dial. We also play (courtesy of Head Over Feels) This or That! Plus The Tsuranga Conundrum is in the Gallery of the Underrated and we have Listener's Q and A! And... an ode to a t-shirt.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 081 – The Shelter In Place Live Edition 3

    29 June 2020 (11:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 31 seconds

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    On the eighty-first edition of Reality Bomb, with sensible people still in lockdown during the global pandemic, we returned once more to do offer a super-sized episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. This time, we bring our true confessions revealing our deepest, darkest secret shames, embarrassments and wrongs we have committed regarding Doctor Who to the confession dial. We also play (courtesy of Head Over Feels) This or That! Plus The Tsuranga Conundrum is in the Gallery of the Underrated and we have Listener's Q and A! And... an ode to a t-shirt.

    Resources related to Joy’s editorial:

    • Nicole’s essay about World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls
    • Nicole’s recap of the #DoctorWhoBlackout
    • Organizations supported by fans during the #DoctorWhoBlackout
    • For those who have no idea what Intersectionality is: The Urgency of Intersectionality — TED Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw
    • What does BIPOC mean?


  • Reality Bomb Episode 080– The Shelter In Place Live Edition 2

    31 May 2020 (12:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    On the eightieth edition of Reality Bomb, while we're all still in lockdown during a global pandemic, we decided to do another episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. We talk about the stand up and cheer moments we love in Doctor Who. The 2003 webcast Scream of the Shalka with Richard E Grant comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we play a game where you have to guess what scene from Doctor Who is being (badly) acted out! Plus... Pam Brandeis: Fan Attorney has a case to win on Zoom!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 080– The Shelter In Place Live Edition 2

    31 May 2020 (12:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    On the eightieth edition of Reality Bomb, while we're all still in lockdown during a global pandemic, we decided to do another episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. We talk about the stand up and cheer moments we love in Doctor Who. The 2003 webcast Scream of the Shalka with Richard E Grant comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we play a game where you have to guess what scene from Doctor Who is being (badly) acted out! Plus... Pam Brandeis: Fan Attorney has a case to win on Zoom!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 079 - The Shelter In Place Live Edition

    22 April 2020 (12:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the seventy-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, we decided to cheer ourselves up during the pandemic by doing a live episode of Reality Bomb... over Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Shannon Dohar, Alex Kennard and Bill Evenson as they talk about the Doctor Who we're watching or experiencing that provides comfort. Bill brings the 1965 Peter Cushing movie Dr. Who and the Daleks to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we play Doctor Who fan version of "Never have I ever..." Plus the return of "F*ck that guy"!

    We also have a video version of this episode if you want to watch!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 079 - The Shelter In Place Live Edition

    22 April 2020 (12:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the seventy-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, we decided to cheer ourselves up during the pandemic by doing a live episode of Reality Bomb... over Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Shannon Dohar, Alex Kennard and Bill Evenson as they talk about the Doctor Who we're watching or experiencing that provides comfort. Bill brings the 1965 Peter Cushing movie Dr. Who and the Daleks to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we play Doctor Who fan version of "Never have I ever..." Plus the return of "F*ck that guy"!

    We also have a video version of this episode if you want to watch!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 078

    24 March 2020 (1:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 22 seconds

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    On the seventy-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, Lacy Baugher and Sage Young come together one last time to discuss the final episodes of series 12, the finale, the change to the Doctor's backstory and more. Joy Piedmont gets Graeme Burk to sit on the other side of the microphone along Robert Smith? to discuss their new episode guide to the modern series, Who is the Doctor 2. And the AV Club's Caroline Siede stops by the Gallery of the Underrated to discuss the Matt Smith / James Corden bromance-with-Cybermen, Closing Time. Plus we go behind the scenes at a Big Finish production meeting!

    Be well, stay safe everybody. 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 078

    24 March 2020 (1:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 22 seconds

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    On the seventy-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, Lacy Baugher and Sage Young come together one last time to discuss the final episodes of series 12, the finale, the change to the Doctor's backstory and more. Joy Piedmont gets Graeme Burk to sit on the other side of the microphone alongside Robert Smith? to discuss their new episode guide to the modern series, Who is the Doctor 2. And the AV Club's Caroline Siede stops by the Gallery of the Underrated to discuss the Matt Smith / James Corden bromance-with-Cybermen, Closing Time. Plus we go behind the scenes at a Big Finish production meeting!

    Be well, stay safe everybody. 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 077

    12 February 2020 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes and 1 second

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    On the seventy-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we bring Sage Young, Lacy Baugher and Petra Mayer together to discuss Series 12, its shock revelations and what's going right and what's going wrong this year in Doctor Who. We also talk to Tom Spilsbury, former Doctor Who Magazine editor and contributor to Inside Soap magazine to break down Doctor Who's ratings this season. And we debut a new feature, Planet Who, which looks at fandom from around the globe -- this time looking at the recent documentary about French Doctor Who fandom with one of its co-directors Pauline Cadart Serizel. Plus Listeners' Letters and the exciting conclusion of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 077

    12 February 2020 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes and 1 second

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    On the seventy-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we bring Sage Young, Lacy Baugher and Petra Mayer together to discuss Series 12, its shock revelations and what's going right and what's going wrong this year in Doctor Who. We also talk to Tom Spilsbury, former Doctor Who Magazine editor and contributor to Inside Soap magazine to break down Doctor Who's ratings this season. And we debut a new feature, Planet Who, which looks at fandom from around the globe -- this time looking at the recent documentary about French Doctor Who fandom with one of its co-directors Pauline Cadart Serizel. Plus Listeners' Letters and the exciting conclusion of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 076

    24 January 2020 (1:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 21 seconds

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    On the seventy-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking about the return of the Master, the threat of apocalypse and the inventions of Nikola Tesla as look at the first four episodes of Series 12 with our review team for this season, Sage Young and Lacy Baugher, alongside Angelique Roche. Twissys and Thasmins rejoice as Joy Piedmont decodes the world of shipping with Kim Rogers, Paul Booth and Heather Berberet. And the Jodie Whittaker era comes to the Gallery of the Underrated when Kat Climpson discusses The Ghost Monument. Plus Spoiler Cops continues!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 076

    24 January 2020 (1:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 21 seconds

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    On the seventy-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking about the return of the Master, the threat of apocalypse and the inventions of Nikola Tesla as look at the first four episodes of Series 12 with our review team for this season, Sage Young and Lacy Baugher, alongside Angelique Roche. Twissys and Thasmins rejoice as Joy Piedmont decodes the world of shipping with Kim Rogers, Paul Booth and Heather Berberet. And the Jodie Whittaker era comes to the Gallery of the Underrated when Kat Climpson discusses The Ghost Monument. Plus Spoiler Cops continues!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 075

    20 December 2019 (12:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 39 seconds

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    On the seventy-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking back on the past decade's worth of Doctor Who as NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Den of Geek's Kayti Burt, Jon Arnold and Kat Climpson discuss the best Doctor Who of the 2010s with Graeme Burk. Joy Piedmont looks back on the Doctor Who Christmas specials with our Christmas Questions quiz with Bill Evenson, Kelly Boaz and Adrienne Enderle. And Graeme takes another trip to the Gallery of the Underrated to talk about the Jon Pertwee story the Mutants with emeritus producer Alex Kennard. Plus the return of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 075

    20 December 2019 (12:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 39 seconds

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    On the seventy-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking back on the past decade's worth of Doctor Who as NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Den of Geek's Kayti Burt, Jon Arnold and Kat Climpson discuss the best Doctor Who of the 2010s with Graeme Burk. Joy Piedmont looks back on the Doctor Who Christmas specials with our Christmas Questions quiz with Bill Evenson, Kelly Boaz and Adrienne Enderle. And Graeme takes another trip to the Gallery of the Underrated to talk about the Jon Pertwee story the Mutants with emeritus producer Alex Kennard. Plus the return of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 074

    29 November 2019 (12:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 3 seconds

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    On the seventy-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is talking to Heather Berberet and Rachel Donner about the brand-new trailer for Series 12, what they're excited about, how it stacks up against past trailers and how it feels to have your favourite TV program ghost you for almost a year. Meanwhile, Graeme Burk talks to Sage Young and Den of Geek's Lacy Baugher about the slate of new and returning writers and directors. And a surprise guest (well to some people, anyway) comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People. All this... plus the game show every Doctor Who fan has been playing this past year!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 074

    29 November 2019 (12:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 3 seconds

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    On the seventy-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is talking to Heather Berberet and Rachel Donner about the brand-new trailer for Series 12, what they're excited about, how it stacks up against past trailers and how it feels to have your favourite TV program ghost you for almost a year. Meanwhile, Graeme Burk talks to Sage Young and Den of Geek's Lacy Baugher about the slate of new and returning writers and directors. And a surprise guest (well to some people, anyway) comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People. All this... plus the game show every Doctor Who fan has been playing this past year!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 073 - Live in New York

    17 October 2019 (11:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 57 seconds

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    On the seventy-third edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York with Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. First, we bring together NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott and Bustle's movies editor Sage Young to discuss where things go from here with Doctor Who series 12. Then we subject Nick Abadzis, Shannon Dohar and Chip Sudderth to our fiendishly hard music quiz. And we talk with The Moment's Tom Dickinson about the end of Whofaldi and the Hybrid as he brings Hell Bent into the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus we have a bonus quiz with Rachel Donner and Edie Nugent and a double shot of comedy with Kim Rogers, Adrienne Enderle, Edie Nugent, Chip Sudderth, Jason Miller, Shannon Dohar and Tom Dickinson! 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 073 - Live in New York

    17 October 2019 (11:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 57 seconds

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    On the seventy-third edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York with Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. First, we bring together NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott and Bustle's movies editor Sage Young to discuss where things go from here with Doctor Who series 12. Then we subject Nick Abadzis, Shannon Dohar and Chip Sudderth to our fiendishly hard music quiz. And we talk with The Moment's Tom Dickinson about the end of Whofaldi and the Hybrid as he brings Hell Bent into the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus we have a bonus quiz with Rachel Donner and Edie Nugent and a double shot of comedy with Kim Rogers, Adrienne Enderle, Edie Nugent, Chip Sudderth, Jason Miller, Shannon Dohar and Tom Dickinson! 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 072

    18 September 2019 (12:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 35 seconds

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    On the seventy-second edition of Reality Bomb, we remember to Doctor Who writer, script editor, author and legend Terrance Dicks with a special tribute from Martin Belam, Nick Abadzis, Lisa Gledhill, Jon Arnold, Jason A. Miller and Bill Evenson. YouTuber, fan and Doctor Who Magazine Time Team member Claudia Boleyn uncouples Utopia from the series 3 finale and brings it to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the craze sweeping the fandom is back as Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns with emeritus producer Alex Kennard and Kim Rogers. All this plus a poem in honour of Terrance Dicks by Chris Fosten, and we blow wide the conspiracy behind what's going on with Doctor Who in Cardiff.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 072

    18 September 2019 (12:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 35 seconds

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    On the seventy-second edition of Reality Bomb, we remember to Doctor Who writer, script editor, author and legend Terrance Dicks with a special tribute from Martin Belam, Nick Abadzis, Lisa Gledhill, Jon Arnold, Jason A. Miller and Bill Evenson. YouTuber, fan and Doctor Who Magazine Time Team member Claudia Boleyn uncouples Utopia from the series 3 finale and brings it to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the craze sweeping the fandom is back as Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns with emeritus producer Alex Kennard and Kim Rogers. All this plus a poem in honour of Terrance Dicks by Chris Fosten, and we blow wide the conspiracy behind what's going on with Doctor Who in Cardiff.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 072

    18 September 2019 (12:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    On the seventy-second edition of Reality Bomb, we remember to Doctor Who writer, script editor, author and legend Terrance Dicks with a special tribute from Martin Belam, Nick Abadzis, Lisa Gledhill, Jon Arnold, Jason A. Miller and Bill Evenson. YouTuber, fan and Doctor Who Magazine Time Team member Claudia Boleyn uncouples Utopia from the series 3 finale and brings it to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the craze sweeping the fandom is back as Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns with emeritus producer Alex Kennard and Kim Rogers. All this plus a poem in honour of Terrance Dicks by Chris Fosten, and we blow wide the conspiracy behind what's going on with Doctor Who in Cardiff.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 071

    19 August 2019 (12:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 59 seconds

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    On the seventy-first edition of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the entire episode to a special report on convention safety. We’re doing a 90-minute deep dive on the topic on harassment at conventions and what convention organizers need to do to make cons safer.

    We talk to outside resources and experts as well as people in fandom and survivors including Christine Chapman of Uplift, an organization which has a special outreach program that creates codes of conduct for conventions and trains volunteer staff. We talk to Trickssi of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network, an organization supporting survivors of abuse at cons. And we talk to Doctor Who fans Sage Young and Felicity Kuzinitz about their perspective within Doctor Who fandom about con safety. We also talk to regular contributor Heather Berberet, who offers her insight as a psychologist on the issues of harassment. Finally, we offer the stories of survivors of harassment at conventions.

     

    For more information:

    Uplift – an organization dedicated to combating sexual abuse in online communities through education and advocacy.

    Convention Resources by Uplift – an initiative which offers staff and volunteer training to conventions and consultation on creating codes of conduct and more.

    Cosplayer Survivor Support Network - a support network for members of the cosplay community who are survivors of harassment, trauma, sexual assault, or abuse. CSSN offers a report card on convention harassment policies.

     

    If you or someone you know is a survivor and needs confidential support:

    In North America call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to hotline.rainn.org/online to chat with a specialist.

    If you're in the UK call The National Rape Crisis Helpline at 0808 802 9999 or visit to rapecrisis.org.uk



  • Reality Bomb Episode 071

    19 August 2019 (12:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 59 seconds

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    On the seventy-first edition of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the entire episode to a special report on convention safety. We’re doing a 90-minute deep dive on the topic on harassment at conventions and what convention organizers need to do to make cons safer.

    We talk to outside resources and experts as well as people in fandom and survivors including Christine Chapman of Uplift, an organization which has a special outreach program that creates codes of conduct for conventions and trains volunteer staff. We talk to Trickssi of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network, an organization supporting survivors of abuse at cons. And we talk to Doctor Who fans Sage Young and Felicity Kuzinitz about their perspective within Doctor Who fandom about con safety. We also talk to regular contributor Heather Berberet, who offers her insight as a psychologist on the issues of harassment. Finally, we offer the stories of survivors of harassment at conventions.

     

    For more information:

    Uplift – an organization dedicated to combating sexual abuse in online communities through education and advocacy.

    Convention Resources by Uplift – an initiative which offers staff and volunteer training to conventions and consultation on creating codes of conduct and more.

    Cosplayer Survivor Support Network - a support network for members of the cosplay community who are survivors of harassment, trauma, sexual assault, or abuse. CSSN offers a report card on convention harassment policies.

     

    If you or someone you know is a survivor and needs confidential support:

    In North America call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to hotline.rainn.org/online to chat with a specialist.

    If you're in the UK call The National Rape Crisis Helpline at 0808 802 9999 or visit to rapecrisis.org.uk



  • Reality Bomb Episode 070

    22 July 2019 (11:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 45 seconds

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    On the seventieth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings back emeritus producer Alex Kennard (and drafts Lori Steuart) for another segment of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" as they judge the latest rumours (or not) from the Doctor Who set. Neil Perryman brings the "love it or hate it" Sylvester McCoy story Ghost Light to the Gallery of the Underrated. And Joy Piedmont talks to Monica Duarte, Jim Sangster and Derek Compare about Doctor Who collecting in all its various forms. Plus listeners letters, and the protest about Ianto at BBC Wales goes into its tenth year!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 070

    22 July 2019 (11:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 45 seconds

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    On the seventieth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings back emeritus producer Alex Kennard (and drafts Lori Steuart) for another segment of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" as they judge the latest rumours (or not) from the Doctor Who set. Neil Perryman brings the "love it or hate it" Sylvester McCoy story Ghost Light to the Gallery of the Underrated. And Joy Piedmont talks to Monica Duarte, Jim Sangster and Derek Compare about Doctor Who collecting in all its various forms. Plus listeners letters, and the protest about Ianto at BBC Wales goes into its tenth year!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 069

    24 June 2019 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the sixty-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk speaks to The Guardian's Martin Belam and Bustle's film editor Sage Young about Chris Chibnall's avoidance of publicity and whether or not Doctor Who needs hype (and if so how much) to survive in the modern media landscape. Joy Piedmont brings together Tai Gooden and Kat Climpson to talk about what other monsters from the Russell T Davies era (and more) could come back following the Judoon. And Pauline Serizel of the French YouTube channel Pepperpot Team discusses getting meta, fandom as heroes and a monster (literally) designed by an 10-year-old as Love & Monsters comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus: we find inspiration in a t-shirt.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 069

    24 June 2019 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the sixty-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk speaks to The Guardian's Martin Belam and Bustle's film editor Sage Young about Chris Chibnall's avoidance of publicity and whether or not Doctor Who needs hype (and if so how much) to survive in the modern media landscape. Joy Piedmont brings together Tai Gooden and Kat Climpson to talk about what other monsters from the Russell T Davies era (and more) could come back following the Judoon. And Pauline Serizel of the French YouTube channel Pepperpot Team discusses getting meta, fandom as heroes and a monster (literally) designed by an 10-year-old as Love & Monsters comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus: we find inspiration in a t-shirt.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 068

    3 June 2019 (12:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds

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    On the sixty-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we have a special episode featuring two documentaries in honour of Graeme being a fan of Doctor Who for 35 years last month. First we re-present our documentary from episode 012 where Graeme celebrates his 30th year of being a fan and talks to several people about the ways Doctor Who fandom changed in the '80s, '90s and 2000s. We follow that up with a brand-new documentary where Graeme and some friends (and a special guest) discuss the developments in Doctor Who fandom over the past five years.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 068

    3 June 2019 (12:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 18 seconds

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    On the sixty-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we have a special episode featuring two documentaries in honour of Graeme being a fan of Doctor Who for 35 years last month. First we re-present our documentary from episode 012 where Graeme celebrates his 30th year of being a fan and talks to several people about the ways Doctor Who fandom changed in the '80s, '90s and 2000s. We follow that up with a brand-new documentary where Graeme and some friends (and a special guest) discuss the developments in Doctor Who fandom over the past five years.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 067A - Remembering Paul Condon

    13 May 2019 (11:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds

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    This is a special edition of Reality Bomb remembering a special person: Paul Condon, who died late last week. Paul was brilliant, funny, thoughtful mischievous and kind. He was a much-loved Doctor Who fan and we're paying tribute to him by presenting two interviews he did: the first (from episode 048) was recorded the day after Jodie Whittaker was cast as Paul explained who Jodie Whittaker was and what to watch of her work. The second is a Gallery of the Underrated from episode 047 as Paul explains why he thinks Delta and the Bannermen should get more love -- and offers a mind-blowing interpretation of what actually happened in that story.

    Paul Condon was the best of Doctor Who fandom. And he will be missed.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 067A - Remembering Paul Condon

    13 May 2019 (11:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 30 seconds

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    This is a special edition of Reality Bomb remembering a special person: Paul Condon, who died late last week. Paul was brilliant, funny, thoughtful, mischievous and kind. He was a much-loved Doctor Who fan and we're paying tribute to him by presenting two interviews he did: the first (from episode 048) was recorded the day after Jodie Whittaker was cast as Paul explained who Jodie Whittaker was and what to watch of her work. The second is a Gallery of the Underrated from episode 047 as Paul explains why he thinks Delta and the Bannermen should get more love -- and offers a mind-blowing interpretation of what actually happened in that story.

    Paul Condon was the best of Doctor Who fandom. And he will be missed.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 067

    6 May 2019 (11:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 24 seconds

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    On the sixty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk asks the question “Why do conventions fail?” and Ly Cao, Jeff Elston and Jim Sangster discuss the logistical, economic and general reasons that many cons lately cancel at the last minute. A new book, Bookwyrm: An Unauthorised & Unconventional Guide to the Doctor Who Novels Volume 1 looks back on the Doctor Who New Adventures novels of the 1990s and its authors Robert Smith? and Anthony Wilson are here to talk about the days, long ago in an English winter, when Doctor Who was only to be found in prose. And Concorde crash lands in Jurassic England and author Jenny Colgan is on the spot talking about Time-Flight in the Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus Listeners Letters with Joy Piedmont, and the latest superhero sequel featuring an all-too familiar villain.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 067

    6 May 2019 (11:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 23 seconds

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    On the sixty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk asks the question “Why do conventions fail?” and Ly Cao, Jeff Elston and Jim Sangster discuss the logistical, economic and general reasons that have caused many cons lately to cancel at the last minute. Also a new book, Bookwyrm: An Unauthorised & Unconventional Guide to the Doctor Who Novels Volume 1, looks back on the Doctor Who New Adventures novels of the 1990s and its authors Robert Smith? and Anthony Wilson are here to talk about the days, long ago in an English winter, when Doctor Who was only to be found in prose. And Concorde crash lands in Jurassic England and author Jenny Colgan is on the spot talking about Time-Flight in the Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus Listeners Letters with Joy Piedmont, and the latest superhero sequel featuring an all-too familiar villain.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 067

    6 May 2019 (11:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 23 seconds

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    On the sixty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk asks the question “Why do conventions fail?” and Ly Cao, Jeff Elston and Jim Sangster discuss the logistical, economic and general reasons that have caused many cons lately to cancel at the last minute. Also a new book, Bookwyrm: An Unauthorised & Unconventional Guide to the Doctor Who Novels Volume 1, looks back on the Doctor Who New Adventures novels of the 1990s and its authors Robert Smith? and Anthony Wilson are here to talk about the days, long ago in an English winter, when Doctor Who was only to be found in prose. And Concorde crash lands in Jurassic England and author Jenny Colgan is on the spot talking about Time-Flight in the Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus Listeners Letters with Joy Piedmont, and the latest superhero sequel featuring an all-too familiar villain.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 066

    29 March 2019 (11:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 24 seconds

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    On the sixty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont has brought Petra Mayer and Alex Kennard together to evaluate what rumours have escaped the locked down set of Doctor Who as "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" returns for a new season. We're talking about Clara and things in the wifi when Kim Rogers brings The Bells of Saint John to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we have a special documentary looking back at your first convention. Plus we have political ads about... Chris Chibnall!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 066

    29 March 2019 (11:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 24 seconds

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    On the sixty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont has brought Petra Mayer and Alex Kennard together to evaluate what rumours have escaped the locked down set of Doctor Who as "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" returns for a new season. We're talking about Clara and things in the wifi when Kim Rogers brings The Bells of Saint John to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we have a special documentary looking back at one's first convention. Plus we have political ads about... Chris Chibnall!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 065

    21 January 2019 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds

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    On the sixty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we conclude our review of series 11 (and the 2019 New Year's special, Resolution) as our review team of Sage Young and Lori Steuart talks to Graeme Burk about what made them happy, and unhappy, about the latest season, the standout stories, what they would change in the season to come and much more. Joy Piedmont talks to Jon Arnold, Delia Gallegos and Heather Berberet about the role families--actual and found--play in Doctor Who. And the Guardian's Martin Belam takes us to the world of "teenaged" Kangs, cannibalistic Rezzies and rulebound Caretakers as Paradise Towers comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus listener's letters and a popular nature documentary visits the exotic world...of a Doctor Who convention.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 065

    21 January 2019 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds

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    On the sixty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we conclude our review of series 11 (and the 2019 New Year’s special, Resolution) as our review team of Sage Young and Lori Steuart talks to Graeme Burk about what made them happy, and unhappy, about the latest season, the standout stories, what they would change in the season to come and much more. Joy Piedmont talks to Jon Arnold, Delia Gallegos and Heather Berberet about the role families—actual and found—play in Doctor Who. And the Guardian’s Martin Belam takes us to the world of “teenaged” Kangs, cannibalistic Rezzies and rulebound Caretakers as Paradise Towers comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus listener’s letters and a popular nature documentary visits the exotic world…of a Doctor Who convention.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 064

    17 December 2018 (1:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds



 
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