Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

VerityEpisode56Finally! An episode that’s less-than-controversial! Well…for the most part. We Verities can find controversy just about anywhere. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we muse over all there is to love about this story. Of course, I did mention controversy…though this time it’s minor and mostly revolves around the flirting (or lack thereof, depending whom you agree with)–but that argument will never die.

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


Also covered:

Bonus link:
Total Party Kill (in which Erika plays D&D on the internet)

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VerityEpisode55It’s here! The episode you’ve all been clamoring for. (Or many of you have, anyway.) Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle the big issues (and a precious few that aren’t so big) in yet another divisive episode of series 8. What did we think about killing the moon? Would we have turned off our lights? Did we think it was intentionally evocative of the real-world reproductive rights debate? Do we think the Doctor was justified in his actions? It’ll come as no surprise that we don’t all agree. What we do however, is wade through technical issues to succeed in having a really good conversation about all these things and more.

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


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Paul Cornell’s Shadow Police books: London Falling, The Severed Streets
Kill the Moon reviews:, i09
Love and War (New Adventures novel)
Two-minute Time Lord

The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast

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VerityEpisode54Welcome to a spirited episode of Verity! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we vociferously disagree about the relationship and soldier issues in “The Caretaker”. It’s a boisterous discussion in which we once again prove it’s possible to strongly disagree, and yet still remain fast friends. Which Verity thinks Danny is turning into a jerkface? Who thinks he was justified in everything he said and did? Who can barely form complete sentences at the start of the podcast? And who has the plague? Listen and see!

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


Also covered:

Bonus links:
NYCC (if that’s not a Deb happy thing)
Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch
The Matrix

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VerityEpisode53There may be only three Verities this week (Dratted real life interfering with our recording schedule! Hugs to Tansy and her under-the-weather wee one.), but we press on and manage to fill the time with lots of heistey squee. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we cover one of the lighter episodes of series 8 thus far. Erika proves she’s not totally heartless and does enjoy the occasional fun ep. Deb doesn’t like aliens who look like Brony cosplayers. And Liz battles a dive-bombing fly.

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


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Ocean’s Eleven

Blake’s 7 (“Pressure Point“)
The Audio Guide to Babylon 5
Etymology of “wheelhouse”

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VerityEpisode52The Capaldi goodness just keeps on coming! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we tackle what seems to be another divisive episode amongst Doctor Who fans, and the Verities are no different! Though we do disagree on parts of the story, we can all still come together on our love for Capaldi and Clara. And on our opinion that Deb may have a Moffat problem. (Sometimes an edit is just an edit–or IS it?)

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


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Doctor Who Legacy
Mary Sue
Erika on Grumpy Listen Fans

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VerityEpisode51The onslaught of new Doctor Who continues with a much-needed romp. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we find out who enjoys joy and who has a cold, black, grumpy fangirl heart. We also check in on how an under-the-weather Liz has been feeling about Capaldi!Doctor. Plus, we announce a giveaway! Lots of fun stuff this week!

What did you think of this lighthearted episode? Did it make you laugh and cheer? Or did you shake your head and roll your eyes? Let us know in the comments! (Reminder: we’ve created a separate post for contest entries, so please go there and leave a comment to enter!)


Also covered:

Bonus links:
Our Patreon page–with new goal!
2MTL 355: “Robot of Sherwood” Reviewed
Buffy’s graduation ep delayed

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As discussed in episode 51, we want to do something nice in honor of all the generous folks who have supported our Patreon campaign. To that end, we’re giving away a $25 gift code to Spreadshirt! They make t-shirts and phone cases and tote bags and such with nifty logos on them–like ours, for instance!

We’ll randomly draw a winner the morning of Monday, September 15th (US time), so get your entries in before the end of the day Sunday, September 14th. All you have to do is comment below, so have at it!

Note: If you contribute to us via Patreon, you’re automatically entered to win! (So please don’t comment here–one entry per person!)

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner Zachary Hall!  And thank you to everyone who has contributed to Patreon, left a comment here at the website, rec’d, retweeted or left a review on iTunes. We appreciate ALL of our support!




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