Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

We’re back with another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about “The Caves of Androzani” and whether it really belongs at the top of all those fan polls. Is it the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Or is is “a lot of men being unpleasant in the dark”?

Have you watched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!

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Oh look! More “help” from “friends”. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we answer questions from the fellas over at Radio Free Skaro!

How would you have answered these questions? Let us know in the comments!

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Time for another received fan wisdom hindsight check. Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Tansy as they discuss “Timelash” and whether it really belongs at the bottom of all those fan polls.

Have you watched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Do you agree with its placement in fan polls? Let us know in the comments!

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Collective happy thing because Liz sneaks it in: “Marco Polo” on vinyl!

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Today’s Extra! brings you a great conversation on fan activism. Join Deb, Lynne, Tansy, and special guests Joy Piedmont and Robyn Jordan as they delve into this fascinating and important topic.

Have you participated in fan activism? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Joy’s cool stuff:
Reality Bomb
Five Years Rapid

Robyn’s cool stuff:
Black Girls Create
TARBIS podcast
Wizard Team podcast

Resources for Fan Activism:
Harry Potter Alliance
Doctor Who Toolkit
Black TARDIS’s list of #DoctorWhoBlackout organizations and resources

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Hindsight strikes again! Join Deb, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as they chat about Liz’s choice to revisit, “Night Terrors”.

Have you watched this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Let us know in the comments!

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It’s been a long time since the Verities played Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit. Join Deb as she forces Liz, Lynne, and Tansy to answer all kinds of geeky trivia.

How did you do with these questions? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Time for more hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we dip back and see if “Blink” is really all that or if our views have changed over the years.

Have you revisited this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? How do you feel about it as a Doctor Who intro story? And has that changed? Let us know in the comments!

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Erika’s post on “Blink” as a Doctor Who starter story
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This week Deb comes up with a cooperative way to friend-source game material for the podcast. Join her as she puts Erika, Katrina, and Lynne through a new edition of “Seven Minutes in Heaven/Hell” with topics by friend-of-the-show (and as we recorded, birthday-boy) Kyle Anderson! We’re calling this new targeted crowd-sourcing feature “We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends”.

What do you have to say about these topics? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Time for another bit of hindsight. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we discuss Deb’s modern Who pick to look back at, “The Rings of Akhaten”. Fandom really hates this one. And we (mostly) didn’t love it the first time around. Do we now? Have we grown souls (according to Liz)? Listen and see!

Have you revisited this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? And how do you think this story compares to “Vincent and the Doctor”? Let us know in the comments!

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The Real Black British History Behind #DoctorWhoBlackout
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Verity! BlackOut

We strongly believe the events happening in the United States surrounding the death of George Floyd as well as the systematic racism and police brutality that killed him, call for soul searching and reflection. As a result, we’ve pulled this week’s episode of Verity! Instead we urge you listen to Black voices in Doctor Who, like Time and Relative Blackness in Space (#TARBIS) by Black Girls Create, Black voices in social media like Ava DuVernay and Kenidra Woods, and, most importantly, Black voices in your community.

Rather than listening to us, listen to them.

Never be cruel, never be cowardly… Remember – hate is always foolish…and love, is always wise. – The Doctor


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