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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:
278
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:13:15
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:36:47
Total Duration of all Episodes:
14 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes and 24 seconds
Earliest Episode:
3 July 2013 (12:58pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
3 January 2024 (12:03pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
13 days, 19 hours, 9 minutes and 43 seconds

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast Episodes

  • Reality Bomb Episode 114

    3 January 2024 (12:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 22 seconds

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    On the one hundred and fourteenth episode of Reality Bomb, we're all about all the 2023 specials, all the time as Graeme Burk talks to Kim Rogers and Max Kaschevsky about Ncuti Gatwa's full debut as the Doctor in the Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road. Sage Young and Sanjay Lago also stop by to discuss the three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. And we look back on the past year or rumour-mongering in Doctor Who with Lacy Baugher-Milas and KatyBeth Schmid in a special edition of Is This Rumour Hot or Not? that fact checks the previous year's rumours! Plus we have the long-awaited return of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 114

    3 January 2024 (12:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 22 seconds

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    On the one hundred and fourteenth episode of Reality Bomb, we're all about all the 2023 specials, all the time, as Graeme Burk talks to Kim Rogers and Max Kaschevsky about Ncuti Gatwa's full debut as the Doctor in the Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road. Sage Young and Sanjay Lago also stop by to discuss the three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. And we look back on the past year of rumour-mongering in Doctor Who with Lacy Baugher-Milas and KatyBeth Schmid in a special edition of Is This Rumour Hot or Not? that fact checks the previous year's rumours! Plus we have the long-awaited return of Spoiler Cops!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 113A - The Essentials (Part 2)

    4 December 2023 (5:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 29 seconds

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    We're continuing our celebration of the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who with the second of our special episodes that asks a simple but important question: "What is an essential element of Doctor Who?"

    20 fans answer this question -- some of them from the Reality Bomb archives, most others are new. All of them talk about the diverse elements that makes Doctor Who the amazing program it's been for 60 years. In part two, we have...

    • Essential #11: Evolution with Jason A. Miller
    • Essential #12: What-if? with Amanda Rae Prescott
    • Essential #13: Emotional Entanglements with Petra Mayer
    • Essential #14: Ambition with Jim Sangster
    • Essential #15: Acting with Scot Clarke
    • Essential #16: Ego with Sage Young
    • Essential #17: Breadth with Joy Piedmont
    • Essential #18: Hope (part two) with Lacy Baugher-Milas
    • Essential #19: The Human Condition with Rachel Donner
    • Essential #20: Curiousity with KatyBeth Schmid
    • Epilogue: The Future with Graeme Burk

     



  • Reality Bomb Episode 113 - The Essentials (Part 1)

    23 November 2023 (12:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 2 seconds

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    On the one hundred and thirteenth edition of Reality Bomb we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who with a special episode that asks one simple but important question: "What is an essential element of Doctor Who?"

    Over the next two episodes, we'll have the perspectives of 20 fans on this question, some new, some from the past, as they talk about the diverse elements that makes Doctor Who the amazing program that it is. In the first part, we have:

    • Essential #1: Possibility with Lisa Gledhill
    • Essential #2: The TARDIS with Max Kashevsky
    • Essential #3: Storylines with Sanjay Lago
    • Essential #4: Hope (part one) with Priya Deonarain
    • Essential #5: Adventure with Pauline Serizel
    • Essential #6: Cliffhangers with Tom Dickinson
    • Essential #7: Silliness with Martin Belam
    • Essential #8: Tom Baker with Bill Evenson
    • Essential #9: Timelessness with Alex Kennard
    • Essential #10: Companions with Kim Rogers


  • Reality Bomb Episode 112

    31 October 2023 (11:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds

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    On the one hundred and twelfth edition of Reality Bomb, we talk to classical musician Elizabeth Reid McQuillan about the new version of the Doctor Who theme and what makes the Doctor Who theme so popular. We chat with Graham Kibble-White, co-author of the new bookazine Adventures in Type and Space, about how the book came together, and how some of the greatest title sequences in Doctor Who's history came together, with exclusive clips of Graham's interviews with the legendary Bernard Lodge and Peter Govey. And we reconvene the Reality Bomb Book Club as Shannon Dohar and Martin Hajovsky discuss Russell T Davies' and Benjamin Cook's behind the scenes look at the making of series four, Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale. Plus: Graeme Burk examines the origins of the oooo-eee-oooos and the dumba-ba-dums that make up the Doctor Who theme to see how it connects with Murray Gold's latest version ... and we discover, the hard way, that there are some things in the world of Doctor Who that are more ridiculous than any comedy sketch we can make.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 111

    10 October 2023 (3:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes and 9 seconds

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    On the one hundred and eleventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk talks about the trailer for the 60th anniversary specials -- and the return of David Tennant's Doctor teaming with Catherine Tate's Donna Noble -- with Sage Young and Julie Chaston. Joy Piedmont talks to Reece Connolly and Carrot about their Doctor Who themed cabaret, The Gallifrey Cabaret. And KatyBeth Schmid and Lacy Baugher-Milas are back for another round of Is This Rumour Hot or Not? Plus, we return to the Church of the Holy Trailer for some more worship.

    Visit the Gallifrey Cabaret linktree page and Instagram for more information about their upcoming performances and more.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 110B – The Editorials

    21 August 2023 (11:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes and 3 seconds

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    On a special episode of Reality Bomb, we’re continuing our tenth anniversary celebrations with a journey through Doctor Who and its fandom over the past decade with our editorials. We’ve trawled through our archives we're presenting ten editorials from past ten years of Reality Bomb that talk about what enrages, enthralls, excites and enlivens us as Doctor Who fans.

    This special collection includes:

    • Graeme's discussion of the Doctor being "never cruel or cowardly" and how that played out in the then-recent retcon in Day of the Doctor from December 2013. (Episode 006)
    • Graeme conducts an interview with Chris Chibnall (in absentia) about all the things that have bothered him about Doctor Who's non-existent promotion of the series with its fans back in 2019. (Episode 085)
    • Joy looks back on how Last Christmas was there for her during a particularly difficult holiday season. (Episode 075)
    • Sage Young talks about how one of the first things she did during the pandemic was renew her Britbox subscription, and how doing the pilgrimage through Classic Doctor Who helped her through that period. (Episode 087)
    • From September 2021: RTD returns, and Graeme has many, many, many, many feelings about it. (Episode 092)
    • The first story of Joel and Carlie in a special, rarely heard, "studio" version recorded in November 2013 (originally presented in Epsiode 006a)
    • Priya Deonarain takes us through the then-recent Flux and talks about the themes, ideas and big swings this story took. (Episode 095)
    • From our shelter-in-place live zoom shows from 2020, Joy talks about the Doctor Who Blackout event, how it came out of a planned live-tweeting that failed to connect to recent events... and what all of us can do to be a better ally to BIPOC fans. (Episode 081) Introduced by Rebecca Farren
    • Back in 2018, Doctor Who Magazine went to a North American convention to a #metoo panel... and had a British middle aged guy interview another British middle aged guy about it. Graeme talks about what's wrong with this picture, how DWM is so insular editorially, and how that reflects fandom as a whole. (Episode 056)
    • From our first Gallifrey One live show in 2017, Graeme looks back on the past Gallys he's attended, and why he loves conventions so much. (Episode 043)

    A quick note... you may have heard that some fan creators are no longer covering Doctor Who due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, because Doctor Who is on the SAG-AFTRA list of struck work. We fully support the strike and the writers and actors fighting for fair contracts; however, fan podcasts like ours can continue to discuss Doctor Who because we’re not bound by either union’s rules that prevent members from promoting struck work. As fans, there are many ways you can support the strike and the workers. To that end, we'd like to offer a few resources: Donation page for the Entertainment Community Fund

    SAG-AFTRA's Strike info page

    WGA's strike info page



  • Reality Bomb Episode 110A - Ten For Ten: Gallery of the Underrated

    31 July 2023 (11:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 48 seconds

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    On a special episode of Reality Bomb, we're continuing our tenth anniversary celebrations with a look at our longest running segment, Gallery of the Underrated. We've made a deep dive into the archives and brought back ten Gallery of the Underrateds from the past decade of Reality Bomb that re-examine the overlooked, ignored and generally derided Doctor Who stories of the past 60 years.

    This special collection includes:

    • Our first Gallery of the Underrated, with Jon Arnold on The Beast Below (Episode 003)
    • Gary Russell's defence of The Monster of Peladon (Episode 017)
    • A look back on The Sensorites with Shannon Dohar (Episode 057)
    • Paul Condon's re-appraisal of Delta and the Bannermen, which includes a mind-blowing discussion of who the villains actually are... (Episode 047)
    • Priya Deonarain's reconsideration of the themes of Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children (Episode 091)
    • A journey back to The Planet of the Spiders, courtesy of Lisa Gledhill (Episode 091)
    • Pauline Serizel talking about why Love & Monsters is about her life as a fan (Episode 069)
    • Erika Ensign defending The Ribos Operation... both generally and against a hostile room live at Gallifrey One (Episode 054)
    • Glen Weldon having a topping day, eh wot, with Black Orchid (Episode 042)
    • Gary Gillatt re-examining The Invasion of Time (Episode 097)


  • Reality Bomb Episode 110 - Ten for Ten

    24 July 2023 (11:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 36 minutes and 47 seconds

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    On the one hundred and tenth edition of Reality Bomb, we're celebrating our tenth anniversary with our longest episode yet and featuring "ten for ten"-- ten segments that look back on ten years of Reality Bomb, introduced by contributors and friends of the programs. This episode includes:

    • Romance in Doctor Who (from episode 060) - Jenny Colgan and Kim Rogers talk about how, why and should romance be in Doctor Who. Introduced by Kim Rogers
    • Planet Who: Le Fandom Français (from epsiode 077) - We talk to Pauline Serizel from Pepperpot about French fandom as chronicled in a recent documentary. Introduced by David Matthewman
    • F*ck That Guy (from episode 055) - One of our most...enduring? comedy sketches starring Shannon Dohar and Kim Rogers. Introduced by Deb Stanish
    • The Doctor Who Theme (from episode 005) - Alex Kennard's audio essay on how the Doctor Who theme came to be and why it works so well. Introduced by Alex Kennard
    • Con Safety and Doctor Who Conventions (from episode 071) - A panel from our special episode on con safety with Felicity Kuzinitz and Sage Young. Introduced by Sage Young
    • Gallery of the Underrated: The Chase (from episode 048) - featuring BBC presenter and author Matthew Sweet. Introduced by Jim Sangster
    • Variations on a Timeless Child: When Bad Retcons Happen To Good People (from episode 083) - Petra Mayer looks back on her worst day... as a Doctor Who fan. Introduced by Martin Hajovksy
    • Spoiler Cops: Revenge With a Vengeance - Part Two The Vengeancing (from episode 030) - can Inspector McDonough clear her name? starring Lizbeth Myles, Bill Evenson, Erik Stadnik, Alex Kennard and Felicity Brown. Introduced by Bill Evenson
    • Excerpt from our "Calling the World" documentary (from episode 064). Introduced by Heather Berberet
    • Editorial - A Life in Fandom (from episode 024 live in New York). Introduced by Shannon Dohar


  • Reality Bomb Episode 109 - Live on Zoom

    27 June 2023 (11:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes and 27 seconds

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    On the one hundred and ninth edition of Reality Bomb we're back doing a live episode on Zoom! Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by a panel that includes Kim Rogers, Lori Steuart, Max Kaschevsky and KatyBeth Schmid as they discuss (just in time for Doctor Who's big 6-0) what the essential elements of Doctor Who actually are. Lori Steuart (who has been on the show since episode 001!) finally gets to be on Gallery of the Underrated as they discuss meta satire, clowns and much more with The Greatest Show of the Galaxy. And Jim Sangster hosts a super-sized edition of (Doctor Who) Would I Lie To You? All this plus what happens when bad wifi causes you to Zoom...into the future!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 108

    9 June 2023 (12:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 53 seconds

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    On the one hundred and eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we're counting down to the 60th anniversary and talking about trailers, titles and overall hype with Head Over Feels' Sage Young and the Guardian's Martin Belam. We bringing in Gareth Kavanaugh, editor of the Doctor Who comics fanzine Vworp Vworp to talk about adapting The Star Beast and what this could mean for adapting future Doctor Who comic strips. And hang on to your hats (or other headwear!), Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns. Plus Hot take roulette... and the fun new (old) game Doctor Who fans are playing!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 107

    30 April 2023 (12:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds

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    On the one hundred and seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking with Kim Rogers and Jim Sangster about actress, signer, performer Queen of Queens on RuPaul's Drag Race... and Doctor Who guest star Jinkx Monsoon. And we're out of our depths as Emma O'Neill-Deitel brings Legend of the Sea Devils to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Scot Clarke ruminates further on Jinkx Monsoon and we have a special message... reminding you that Ncuti Gatwa is more attractive than you.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 106A - Chris Chibnall Interview

    12 April 2023 (11:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 8 seconds

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    On this special episode of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont talks with executive producer and writer Chris Chibnall, who recently concluded his four-year tenure showrunning Doctor Who. Joy talks with Chris about growing up as a fan, his experiences at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles in February, the Doctor as the Timeless Child, building a writers room and much, much more! 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 106

    30 March 2023 (10:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 46 seconds

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    On the one hundred and sixteenth edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking with Dominic G. Martin about the fifteenth Doctor new look: what the constituent elements of the ensemble are, how fashion forward it is, and what wardrobe can expect Ncuti Gatwa to rock in future. Then we have a new edition of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" with Lacy Baugher-Milas and KatyBeth Schmid. And co-hosts Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont catch up on the past three months by playing "Hot Take Roulette". Plus a situation room monitors a potentially important situation in Doctor Who...



  • Reality Bomb Episode 105A - Christmas Special 2022

    20 December 2022 (12:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 1 second

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    On this holiday episode of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are here for fans experiencing the absence of any Doctor Who special this holiday season by re-presenting some past segments from Reality Bomb's vaults to do with the Doctor Who Christmas specials including Mark Askwith and Nikki Stafford's discussion of the tenth anniversary of the Christmas Specials recorded in 2015 at our live Christmas special (Episode 030A) in Toronto. We also go back to one of Sage Young's first Reality Bomb segments with her Gallery of the Underrated on The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe from Episode 018. And Joy's documentary from Episode 085 examines what made the Doctor Who Christmas specials, well, special. And we have Spoiler Cops: Die Hardly from Episode 018. Plus Joy and Graeme share favourite moments from Christmas specials and play a holiday version of This-or-That... and Graeme tells a holiday-themed Joel and Carlie story!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 105

    5 December 2022 (12:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 38 seconds

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    On the one hundredth and fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're getting excited about the arrival of Millie Gibson as the new companion Ruby Sunday as we talk to Jim Sangster and Julie Chaston about what Gibson might bring to the role and how her three years on Coronation Street might prove to be an advantage. Also Graham Kibble-White has an audio essay on Doctor Who's diamond logo and why it's caught the fancy of so many Doctor Who fans over the years. And writer Nev Fountain is taking us on a trip to Lanzarote, or is that Sarn, as Peter Davison's 1984 penultimate adventure Planet of Fire is in the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus a fan reminisces about where they were when Millie Gibson was cast!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 104

    16 November 2022 (12:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes and 50 seconds

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    On the one hundred and fourth edition of Reality Bomb, come celebrate the 59th anniversary of Doctor Who with us as we have a live episode on Zoom! Joy Piedmont is talking to Max Kashevsky, Kim Rogers and Priya Deonarain about Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the thirteenth Doctor. Graeme Burk and special guest Toby Hadoke are discussing one of Doctor Who's first "timey-wimey" stories, the 1966 story The Ark in The Gallery of the Underrated. And the whole gang is playing a round of "Doctor Who Never Have I Ever". Plus, Listeners' Q and A and Pam Brandeis faces her greatest opponent in court... her ex-husband. In a case about missing episodes! 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 103

    31 October 2022 (11:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 43 minutes and 16 seconds

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    On the one hundred and third episode of Reality Bomb we have a super-sized panel featuring an all-star panel discussing the ups, downs, Sacha Dwahan-ness and past Doctor Who-ness of Jodie Whittaker's swansong, The Power of the Doctor with KatyBeth Schmid, Priya Deonarain, Sage Young and Lacy Baugher-Milas. Plus the BBC's deal with Disney+ for future Doctor Who is examined by SFX editor Darren Scott. And in a new segment of Planet Who, we talk to Pauline Serizel of France's Pepperpot Team and Freddy Pavao of Doctor Who Brazil about the impact of Disney+ on Doctor Who's global fandom. All this and a pub quiz that goes horribly wrong because of Doctor numbering!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 102

    29 September 2022 (11:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 25 minutes and 1 second

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    On the one hundred and second episode of Reality Bomb, we’re making a deep dive into Chris Chibnall’s tenure as Doctor Who’s showrunner and discussing the good, the bad, the ugly and the hopeful about Chibnall’s reign with Lacy Baugher-Milas, KatyBeth Schmid and Priya Deonarain. We’re also discussing pirates, comedy and Doctor Who fans’ not-so-secret anxieties when legendary casual fan Max Kashevsky brings Douglas Adams debut story The Pirate Planet to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus, Joy Piedmont talks about change and Doctor Who, and in a post-apocalyptic world, lonely Doctor Who fans wait for any sort of news.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 101

    30 July 2022 (12:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 43 minutes and 35 seconds

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    On the one-hundred-and-first edition of Reality Bomb, we're triaging the plethora of behind-the-scenes speculation as Graeme Burk brings together Lacy Baugher-Milas and KatyBeth Schmid for super-sized version of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?". Also, what would a Doctor Who expanded universe on TV look like in the 2020s? Joy Piedmont talks to Martin Belam and Sage Young about what goes in the theme park, figuratively and literally. And we pay tribute to the amazingly talented Bernard Cribbins with Nick Abadzis and Jim Sangster. Plus listeners' letters and... Did you know there's going to be a Doctor finale this autumn? No we didn't know either...



  • Reality Bomb Episode 100

    2 July 2022 (11:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 11 minutes and 10 seconds

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    On the one hundredth edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded at QED in Astoria in Queens in New York City! Join Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont as they talk to Sage Young and Shannon Dohar about the top stories in Doctor Who during the past 100 episodes of Reality Bomb. We also talk to Tom Dickinson, Alyssa Franke and Rachel Donner about the future of Doctor Who and its fandom. And Verity!'s Deborah Stanish interviews Joy, Graeme and Alex Kennard about Reality Bomb and what goes on behind the scenes to make the podcast over the past nine years. And we have the return of Pam Brandeis: Fan Attorney; Spoiler Cops find themselves in a very meta caper and Bruce and Darren try to stop the creation of Reality Bomb. All this plus special guest Sophie Aldred talks about The Happiness Patrol in the Gallery of the Underrated! 



  • Reality Bomb Episode 099

    17 May 2022 (11:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 3 seconds

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    On the ninety-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor and Graeme Burk talks to Dominic G. Martin and Sage Young about what Ncuti might bring to the role and what to expect about future Doctor Who. Joy Piedmont chats with Mikey Williams about Ncuti and the experiences working on set on Sex Education. Evan Teng brings us to Victorian Yorkshire as the quirky and delightful Matt Smith era story The Crimson Horror comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. We even have late-breaking news as Kim Rogers and Max Kashevsky discuss the announcement that David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who! Plus we have another round of "F*ck that guy"!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 098

    29 April 2022 (11:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 34 seconds

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    On the ninety-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk hoists the mainsails to talk to Priya Deonarain, Katy Beth Schmid and Sarah Murphy about pirates, Sea Devils, history, Thasmin and what worked (and didn't) about The Legend of the Sea Devils. We're going to a future with teleportation and Ice Warriors when Philip Lawrence brings The Seeds of Death to the Gallery of the Underrated. And brace yourselves! Lacy Baugher-Milas and Joy Piedmont are answering the hard questions (and even harder math) when Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns! All this plus, it's time to go to church to worship the blessed trailer!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 097

    31 March 2022 (10:52am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds

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    On the ninety-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we're going somewhere we've never gone before as a podcast... a discussion about bringing back classic monsters as Graeme Burk talks to Stacey Smith? and Priya Deonarain about whether, when and how to bring menaces from the past back to our screens. There's Vardans and Time Lords and a TARDIS interior looking like a hospital as Inside Soap editor, author and critic Gary Gillatt brings The Invasion of Time to the Gallery of the Underrated. And with the Gallifrey One convention returning after a year off due to the pandemic, Joy Piedmont offers a documentary about what it's like for fans to come home again. All thus plus Listeners Letters, and the four days that shook Doctor Who fandom!


  • Reality Bomb Episode 096

    26 January 2022 (12:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds

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    On the ninety-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, guest host Sage Young is talking with Max Kashevsky and Kayti Burt about the 2022 New Years special Eve of the Daleks, about rom com time loops and much more. Adrienne Enderle stops by to discuss Queen Victoria's how mishap with a lycanthrope led to the creation of Torchwood when Tooth and Claw comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. And this is not a drill! Thasmin is a thing! It's real! And Lacy Baugher-Milas and KatyBeth Schmid are here to parse it out. Plus some soliloquys about the happenings in the world of Doctor Who!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 095

    23 December 2021 (1:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes and 2 seconds

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    On the ninety-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about all things Flux: the uber-serialized nature of it, the characters, how the Doctor's new backstory works in it... all the things. It's a deep dive into the special serial that made up Series 13 with Kayti Burt, Evan Teng and KatyBeth Schmid. We also talk with author Paul Hayes about his new book The Long Game: the Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who and the obstacles the show faced in coming back to TV in the late '90s including a Doctor Who film in development hell, confusion about the rights to the series and indifference within BBC culture to science fiction. And writer and renaissance man Graham Kibble-White emerges from a maze that looks like a 1980s hotel to bring The God Complex to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Priya Deonarain offers an editorial on what she thought about Flux when all was said and done. All this plus an experiment to give people Flux in its purest form!

    BONUS CONTENT: We have a special animated version of this month's Gallery of Underrated on Vimeo!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 094 - Live on Zoom

    23 November 2021 (1:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 47 minutes and 35 seconds

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    On the ninety-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, we're doing a live episode on Zoom where Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by panelists Sage Young, KatyBeth Schmid, Max Curtis and Bill Evenson to talk about Chris Chibnall's legacy on Doctor Who. Plus a surprise (perhaps not really) guest brings the 1965 story The Rescue to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the panel plays "Would I Lie 'Bout Doctor Who With You" with special guest Alex Kennard. And Kim Rogers joins us for comedy and listeners Q and A. It's the best way to enjoy the 58th anniversary of Doctor Who!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 093A - Remembering Petra Mayer

    19 November 2021 (1:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 39 minutes and 40 seconds

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    NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer, who has been a longtime contributor to Reality Bomb, died suddenly on November 13. In this special episode Graeme Burk is joined by the Verity! podcast's Deb Stanish to remember Petra and the special enthusiasm she had for Doctor Who. We revisit the highlights of Petra's 26 appearances on the program, and represent four complete segments including Petra's first time on the program, doing a Gallery of the Underrated on the Sylvester McCoy story The Happiness Patrol way back in episode 013 (July 2014); Petra's stinging critique of the lack of women writers in Doctor Who from episode 018 (December 2014); Petra and Deb Stanish at our second New York City live show talking about the enduring power of regeneration in Doctor Who back in episode 038 (September 2016); and finally we have Petra's contribution to our "Variations on a Timeless Child" episode (083) on a retcon that did not please her (to put it mildly) from September 2020. 

    Petra Mayer will be missed by Doctor Who fans everywhere.



  • Reality Bomb Episode 093

    25 October 2021 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 57 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the ninety-third edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that first of all takes a deep dive into the marketing and promotion of Doctor Who -- talking about what's working and what disasters have befallen the show's promotion in the lead-up to the new season with Alex Kennard, Lori Steuart and Max Curtis. We also have spoons as a musical instrument and malapropisms in abundance as Time and the Rani comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with Marvel Comics' legendary editor Tom Breevort. And Priya Deonarain talks about what she's looking forward to when Flux comes to our screens. Plus Listeners Letters and an award ceremony that you won't want to miss!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 092

    30 September 2021 (12:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 5 seconds

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    On the ninety-second edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about Russell T Davies' return to showrunning Doctor Who, what that means and the challenges ahead, with Evan Teng, Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers and Guardian writer Martin Belam. We travel back to 2003 to talk about the original announcement that Russell was coming to Doctor Who with Lisa Gledhill, Jim Sangster and Nick Abadzis. And KatyBeth Schmid plans to break into the Gallery of the Underrated with Time Heist. Plus a conversation with one's self from 2010!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 092

    30 September 2021 (12:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    On the ninety-second edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about Russell T Davies' return to showrunning Doctor Who, what that means and the challenges ahead, with Evan Teng, Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers and Guardian writer Martin Belam. We travel back to 2003 to talk about the original announcement that Russell was coming to Doctor Who with Lisa Gledhill, Jim Sangster and Nick Abadzis. And KatyBeth Schmid plans to break into the Gallery of the Underrated with Time Heist. Plus a conversation with one's self from 2010!



  • Deeper Cuts Special: Doctor Who - The Music II

    10 September 2021 (1:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Never fear, Reality Bomb listeners. There's nothing wrong with your podcast! The gang from Deeper Cuts -- Shannon Dohar, Rob Jones and Reality Bomb's very own Graeme Burk -- have been timescooped over to Reality Bomb's feed (in honour of the Deeper Cuts miniseries, The Soundtrack Sessions, available now!) to do their thing with us-- talking about an album that was of significance to one of them. Because it's Reality Bomb, they're talking about a Doctor Who soundtrack: 1984's Doctor Who - The Music II, which Graeme bought as 17 year-old as it was the sequel to an album he coveted from PBS pledge breaks. But how does this BBC Radiophonic Workshop collection with its heavy synths hold up in the modern era? And what are the basic elements that all Doctor Who music -- of any era -- shares? Get behind the sofa, good people, as the Deeper Cuts trio get all timey-wimey!

    You can find out more about Deeper Cuts at their website, or look them up wherever you get your podcasts. You can talk to them on twitter at @deepercutscast



  • Deeper Cuts Special: Doctor Who - The Music II

    10 September 2021 (1:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Never fear, Reality Bomb listeners. There's nothing wrong with your podcast! The gang from Deeper Cuts -- Shannon Dohar, Rob Jones and Reality Bomb's very own Graeme Burk -- have been timescooped over to Reality Bomb's feed (in honour of the Deeper Cuts miniseries, The Soundtrack Sessions, available now!) to do their thing with us-- talking about an album that was of significance to one of them. Because it's Reality Bomb, they're talking about a Doctor Who soundtrack: 1984's Doctor Who - The Music II, which Graeme bought as 17 year-old as it was the sequel to an album he coveted from PBS pledge breaks. But how does this BBC Radiophonic Workshop collection with its heavy synths hold up in the modern era? And what are the basic elements that all Doctor Who music -- of any era -- shares? Get behind the sofa, good people, as the Deeper Cuts trio get all timey-wimey!

    You can find out more about Deeper Cuts at their website, or look them up wherever you get your podcasts. You can talk to them on twitter at @deepercutscast



  • Reality Bomb Episode 091

    31 August 2021 (11:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 45 minutes and 23 seconds

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    On the ninety-first edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that looks at what a showrunner does on modern day British TV with Mikey Williams and Philip Lawrence. We also talk to NPR's Petra Mayer and Den of Geek's Kayti Burt about what we hope to see in Doctor Who's next showrunner -- whoever they may be. We also have a brand new feature, the Reality Bomb Book Club, where Sage Young and Alex Kennard join Joy Piedmont in a discussion of Steven Moffat's novelization of The Day of the Doctor. And Series 12 finally comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with the arrival of Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children. All this plus Doctor Who news bingo!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 091

    31 August 2021 (11:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 48 minutes and 37 seconds

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    On the ninety-first edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that looks at what a showrunner does on modern day British TV with Mikey Williams and Philip Lawrence. We also talk to NPR’s Petra Mayer and Den of Geek’s Kayti Burt about what we hope to see in Doctor Who’s next showrunner… whoever they may be. We also have a brand new feature, the Reality Bomb Book Club, where Sage Young and Alex Kennard join Joy Piedmont in a discussion of Steven Moffat’s novelization of The Day of the Doctor. And Series 12 finally comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with the arrival of Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children, thanks to Priya Deonarain. All this plus Doctor Who news bingo!



  • Reality Bomb Episode 091

    31 August 2021 (11:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 48 minutes and 37 seconds

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    On the ninety-first edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that looks at what a showrunner does on modern day British TV with Mikey Williams and Philip Lawrence. We also talk to NPR’s Petra Mayer and Den of Geek’s Kayti Burt about what we hope to see in Doctor Who’s next showrunner… whoever they may be. We also have a brand new feature, the Reality Bomb Book Club, where Sage Young and Alex Kennard join Joy Piedmont in a discussion of Steven Moffat’s novelization of The Day of the Doctor. And Series 12 finally comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with the arrival of Ascension of the Cybermen and The Timeless Children, thanks to Priya Deonarain. All this plus Doctor Who news bingo!



  • 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 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 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 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 you want to 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 087

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

    Direct Podcast Download

    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 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 Seitz, 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 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 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. 



 
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