#045 WHO 37 at ARCHON 38

A special mid-term review of Series 8 recorded live at the WHO 37 panel at ARCHON 38 in Collinsville, IL with special guest panelists Jennifer Picker of the St. Louis Celestrial Intervention Agency and Marella Sands, a local Sci-Fi author.  Topics also include how to kill a weeping angel and whether Susan is a Time Lord or just a Gallifreyan.

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#044 BBC Afterschool Special

… in which our fearless podcaster stays after school and has another go at reviewing "The Caretaker". 

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… in which our fearless podcaster plays catch up with a double feature of new episode reviews.  This week it's "Time Heist" and "The Caretaker", and only one of these episodes was reviewed while sober. 

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#042 Undercover (Hometown Blues)

… in which The Doctor and Clara have a couple of bedroom scenes, Danny Pink is hot for teacher, and our fearless podcaster returns home to visit two generations of Doctor Who fandom under one roof.  Also a preview of the new Time Crash CD "Regeneration".  WARNING: Spoilers for Broadchurch (from 49:15 to 50:25)

Direct download: WHO37042_Undercover_Hometown_Blues.mp3
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… in which our fearless podcaster plays with a snowball in September, the Doctor is hording all the ice cream (or is it cookie dough),  and Clara totally crushes the red velvet.  It's this week's new WHO review of "Robot of Sherwood".  There is also a new theory on the mysterious Missy as well as some news on the upcoming ARCHON 38 convention. 

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#040 Rusty Innards

… in which our frustrated podcaster has to use the MacBook's internal microphone to record his review of "Into The Dalek" because of techincal difficulties beyond his control.  To make up for the less-than-stellar sound quality, he also presents a five-year-old recording of a song written over 20 years ago about an alien empath from another Sci-Fi show.  Enjoy. 

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#039 Breathe Deep The Gathering Gloom

… in which the Doctor literally faces off against his enemies, Clara finally develops into a character, Deanna Troi gets drunk and picks a fight in a bar, and our fearless podcaster suffers from con crud as he reviews the Series Eight premiere "Deep Breath" and recounts his experiences at this year's Wizard World Chicago convention. 

Direct download: 039_Breathe_Deep_The_Gathering_Gloom.mp3
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#038 Small Finish

… in which our fearless podcast explores the strange world of Doctor Who annuals and presents an audio adaptation of "The Body Snatcher" from the 1977 Doctor Who Annual.  He also catches up with some fan mail and ponders the fate of "big box" sci-fi conventions.

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#037 Unchained

… in which we finally meet the girlfriend of our fearless podcaster.  Our special guest for the 37th episode (in a row?) is Darlene of Do Bats Eat Cats?. We preview her line of Doctor Who inspired chainmaille jewelry and, of course, talk a lot about Doctor Who.  Topics include how River Song found out the Doctor's name, what Sarah Jane was really doing in the attic, and why we're still waiting for Silence to fall. 

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#036a WHO 101 (Part 2)

… in which eight Doctor Who panelists act like the writers' room of the TV movie and argue about what is considered canon, choose their Doctor Who desert island episodes, ponder the idea of the Doctor being played by a child, and ask "which Doctor is Thai food?"

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#036 WHO 101 (Part 1)

… in which our fearless podcaster joins a rag-tag group of Chicago Whovians in a room full of creepy-clown murals for the Chicago Nerd Social Club's WHO 101 panel.  Featuring Gordon Dymowski (Zone 4 Podcast), Phil Salomon (formerly of the "Bar Tab of Rassilon" podcast), Ken Trayling (local Doctor Who cosplayer), John, Joanna & Nicole (2 Girls a Guy and a TARDIS podcast), and Lauren Faits (Geek Girl Chicago). Also we finally have the first guest announcements for this year's Chicago TARDIS convention. 

Direct download: 036_WHO_101_Part_1.mp3
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#035 Chimeron Girl

… in which it's the 8th season of Doctor Who all over again with the billowing, red-lined cape of Pertwee … uh, make that the coat of Capaldi, and our fearless podcaster explains why Clara is still "The Impossible Girl".  We also finish DVD commentary for the year with Part Three of "Delta and the Bannermen".

Direct download: 035_Chimeron_Girl.mp3
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… in which our fearless podcaster returns to Shangra-La for DVD commentary of Part Two of "Delta and the Bannermen".  Also a stream-of-consciousness journey through the wilderness years (inspired by the latest "Reality Bomb" podcast). 

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… in which our fearless podcaster has another go at DVD commentary with Part One of "Delta and the Bannermen".   Also a look ahead at some future appearances on other Doctor Who podcasts and Chicago fan events.

Direct download: 033_Delta_Dawn.mp3
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#032 Sexterminate

… in which a very tired podcaster is still recovering from moving to a new apartment and is too mentally drained to come up with any subjects that probably have been covered already by the other hundred or so Doctor Who podcasts. So instead he pitches some ideas for the upcoming Doctor Who porn parody. 

Direct download: 032_Sexterminate.m4a
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#031 The Great Deceiver

…in which our truthful podcaster questions Rule One by looking back at the show's history to illustrate why "The Doctor lies" and what benefits and consequences he and his compaions face because of his lies.  Topics also include Infinite Diversity in Incoming Companions in the comics, and the true inspiration for Sgt. Pepper. 

Direct download: 031_The_Great_Deceiver.m4a
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#030 Who Am I?!

… in which our fearless podcaster does the cheapest form of self-therapy by taking some Doctor Who online quizzes.

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…in which our faithful podcaster tackles the subject of religion in Doctor Who and observes how The Doctor has been portrayed as a Christ figure at various points in the series.  We also find out what happens when you cross- breed an elephant and a rhino.  Oh, and by the way, which one's Pink?  

 
Direct download: 029_The_Old_Rugged_Blue_Box.m4a
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#028 One Year Later

Part Four of Four … in which our fearless podcaster celebrates one year of podcasting by reading some fan mail and finishing his damn top 40 countdown of favorite Doctor Who stories.  Topics include why Amelia Pond prays to Santa, a Cyber voice tutorial, being traumatized by strawberry jelly, and trying not to embarrass your girlfriend in front of the Eiffel Tower.  

Direct download: 028_One_Year_Later.m4a
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Part Three of Four …in which our fearless podcaster brings up religion, politics and sex while he continues his Top 40 countdown of Doctor Who stories.  Topics include dangerous breasts, Tom Baker going Superfly in the middle of a story, why stupid kids will survive an alien invasion, and Matt Smith doing his Bill Cosby impression.  

Direct download: 027_Reaching_For_The_Stars.m4a
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Part Two of Four …in which our fearless podcaster continues his countdown of his Top 40 Doctor Who stories.  This week it's 30 to 21, and it gets a little creepy with companions wielding scissors, Davros serving Happy Meals, and a special appearance by Max Headroom.  

Direct download: 026_Long_Distance_Dedication.m4a
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Part One of Four … in which our fearless podcaster begins a countdown of his top 40 Doctor Who episodes.  Topics include suicide, racism, science vs. religious fanaticism, funny walks, and giant roll-on deodorants.  

Direct download: 025_An_Americans_Top_40.m4a
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…in which our fully-clothed podcaster says goodbye to Matt Smith with a spoiler-filled review of "The Time of the Doctor".   

Direct download: 024_Matt_Finish.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster catches up with two old friends from his home town at Chicago TARDIS.  There is also a recap of this year's convention, an editorial on the "forgotten" Doctor in the 50th Anniversary celebrations, and songs submitted by listeners.  Also, the secret origin of the WHO 37 theme song is finally revealed.  Happy holidays!  

Direct download: 023_Holiday_Special_2013.m4a
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A special podcast episode recorded at Chicago TARDIS 2013 featuring a one-on-one interview with classic series sound designer Dick Mills, the "Podcast Playground" panel with Erika Ensign & Lynne M. Thomas of the Verity Podcast and Alex Kennard of the Reality Bomb Podcast, and a report from Gordon Dymowski on the charity auction.  

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…in which our fearless podcaster finishes what he started with DVD commentary for Part 4 of "The Deadly Assassin".  Expect lots of old man jokes, alcoholic jokes, and male anatomy jokes.  You have been warned...

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…in which our fearless podcaster cries his eyes out in celebration of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary with his review of "The Day of the Doctor." and his own personal tribute to the program.  

Direct download: 020_Good_Day.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster gushes all over Paul McGann's ever-so-brief return to the television series, questions just who (or what) Billie Piper is playing in "The Name of the Doctor", and returns to DVD commentary duties with Part 3 of "The Deadly Assassin".  Also the latest updates on Chicago TARDIS, including which panels in which our fearless podcaster is participating.  

Direct download: 019_Paul_Is_Dead.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster puts on his "Sexy Doctor Voice", speculates on what part Rose Tyler will play in "The Day of the Doctor", and reviews Big Finish's 50th anniversary audio adventure, "The Light At The End". 

Direct download: 018_Run_Through_The_Light.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster is rocking his Barry White voice (he's got the flu).  Thankfully he doesn't have to carry this podcast by himself.  Joining him in this episode is Lauren Rapciak, local cosplayer and author of the Geek Girl Chicago blog.  Also, a review of the "Adventures with the Wife in Space" book.  

Direct download: 017_The_Wife_and_the_Geek_Girl.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster shares the microphone with special guest Gordon Dymowski, co-host of the Zone 4 Podcast and organizer of the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Group.  Of course we talk a lot about the rediscovered stories "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear" and also speculate if any other previously-lost stories may be waiting in the wings.  We also preview this year's Chicago TARDIS convention as well as the charity auction that will take place during the convention.  

Direct download: 016_Gordons_Alive.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster does it in front of a live audience.  Featuring The Doctor Him?Self and other panel attendees.  This episode also includes Part Two of "The Deadly Assassin" DVD audio commentary as well as some news about soon-to-be previously-missing episodes that may or may not materialize.  

Direct download: 015_WHO_37_at_ARCHON_37.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster becomes a fearless DVD commentator.  It's episode one (or "Part One" rather) of "The Deadly Assassin".  Also a preview of all the Doctor Who events happening at ARCHON 37, including the WHO 37 panel.

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…in which we go back in time to when our fearless (future) podcaster had his computer drawings published in issue 138 of Doctor Who Magazine, an event considered worthy enough to be featured in the local newspaper.  Topics include the horror of buying Doctor Who novels in 1988 bookstores, podcasts hosted by William Hartnell and William Shatner, what Matt Smith and David Tennant had for dinner, and the five-sided TARDIS console.  

Direct download: 013_Space__1988.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster records his initial reaction to the news of Peter Capaldi being cast as the 12th Doctor (because what else would you do when you host a Doctor Who podcast?!?)  

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… in which our fearless podcaster auditions for the 12th Doctor and interviews the members of Time Crash, a Chicago Trock band.  There's also more speculation on the 50th anniversary and some complaining about the BBC's double standard regarding spoilers.  

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..in which our fearless podcaster looks back on Matt Smith's tenure as The Doctor, explains what he's looking for in a new Doctor, comes to terms with new series fandom, and shares his final thoughts on the "Timey Wimey" show.  Topics include attention deficit disorder, how Colin Baker got shafted again, TARDIS-shaped guitars, and why the Doctor should not be a woman.  Also, Jupiter the Cat makes a reappearance. 

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We hear more from the cast and crew of The Right Brain Project's production of "The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo!)  Think of these as extras on a DVD.  The track listing is as follows:

The Writers' Tale (Mac & Justin)

Jen on entering the world of WHO

Storefront Theater and The Right Brain Project (Jen, Sarah & Tom)

Auditioning for the Doctor (Clint & JB)

Directing WHO (Emma, Roxie & Cast)

The Cast (Emma, Nathan & Cast)

The Two Doctors (Roxie & JB)

Dalek Dialogue (JB)

K9 (JB, Jen & Rush)

Designing the Cyber Chair (Rush)

Sound Design (Nathan, Clint, Roxie, Jen & Sarah)

Fight Choreography (Orion)

Dance Choreography (Brittany & JB)

Music (Mac, Trevor, Nathan & Cast)

Arranging the Doctor Who theme (Trevor)

Favorite Doctors

Favorite Companions

Favorite Episodes

The Message of Doctor Who

Direct download: 009_Timey_Wimey_Supplemental.m4a
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A special behind-the-curtain look at "The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo!)", a stage production of The Right Brain Project in Chicago, featuring interviews with the cast and crew.  

Direct download: 008_Timey_Wimey_Confidential.m4a
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…in which an emotionally charged podcaster does his impression of a CTA bus route - after weeks of no episode reviews, four of them show up at once.  It's a wrap up of Series 7-B from "Journey To The Center Of The TARDIS" to "The Crimson Horror" to "Nightmare in Silver" to "The Name of the Doctor".  Topics include: the mechanics of time lock technology and why The Doctor really can't see Amy & Rory again, why Jenny should press charges, references to better Doctor Who episodes, references to better episodes of other programs, crimes against the art of acting, and a new numbering system.  Also a preview of the "Timey Wimey" show.  Plenty of F-bombs are lobbied, and some tears are shed.  

Direct download: 007_Hello_My_Name_Is___________.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster's head is about to explode.  It's been a rough couple of weeks, but he was able to navigate thru the turbulence and deliver a double-header review of "Cold War" and "Hide".  Topics include suspect or nonexistent accents and mispronunciations of fictional planets, the quest for the perfect Doctor Who episode, more Clara speculation, happiness as a clumsy metaphor for procreation, and mysterious laughter.  

Direct download: 006_Cold_Wars_Warm_Hearts_and_Hot_Young_Empaths.m4a
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…in which The Doctor is too stingy to give up his screwdriver, Clara is too good at preserving her leaf collection, the TARDIS' translator circuits aren't working, and you can apparently breathe in outer space.  Also, more rambling about the 50th Anniversary special.  All of this in less than 30 minutes. PROGRAMMING NOTE: Since this week's Doctor Who had way too much Murray Gold music, there will be no bumper music on this week's podcast.  

Direct download: 005_Ring_Modulation.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster reviews "The Bells of St. John", reacts to the news of the return of David Tennant and Billie Piper for the 50th Anniversary Special, and concludes his "panel" on sex & relationships in Doctor Who.  It's the longest podcast episode to date - clocking in at 55 minutes, and it's full of spoilers.  Happy Easter, everyone!  

Direct download: 004_Clara_Bells.m4a
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…in which our fearless podcaster speaks in hushed tones of the sex appeal of Sarah Jane Smith in the new series era, expounds on who Leela really should have hooked up with on Gallifrey, explains why the First Doctor should crack open an encyclopedia now and then, and reveals what the Scooby-Doo gang and the Fifth Doctor's crew had in common.   Also featuring "The 17th Annual Dalek Invasion of Earth".

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…and another Whovian throws his hat into the podcasting ring.  In the pilot episode, our intrepid podcaster explains the significance of the number 37, tells how Tom Baker's scarf helped turn rivals into best mates, and speculates about what to expect in Series 7B and the 50th anniversary special.  Topics also include Matt Smith's lack of aviation skills, funny Sontaran sidekicks, and memories of watching Doctor Who on public television in the 1980s.    

Direct download: 001_Pilot.m4a
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