Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Golly, another lovely-but-heavy episode of Doctor Who. Join Erika, Lizbeth, and Tansy as we dig into this historical-with-aliens. We talk about the history of history in the show, the use (or not) of religion, and much, much, much more! (We did miss having Deb to wrangle us and keep us on track.)

How did “Demons of the Punjab” strike you? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Article with Vinay Patel’s research material
“The Day India Burned” (documentary)
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Spaceship! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as the rest of us try to talk Deb into liking this story more than she did on first viewing. We can all agree that Astos is pretty awesome and we look forward to more Yaz, but that might be it…

What did you think of this story? Was it your favourite of the season like it was for some of the Verities? Or did it leave you wanting more? Let us know in the comments!

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Arachnophobes beware! This ep was full of creepy-crawlies. Join Deb, Erika, Lizbeth, and  Lynne as we talk about our reactions to spiders, companion balance, visions of dead wives, and more.

How did this one land for you? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Children of Time and Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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We were all a bit nervous about this story — whenever Doctor Who tackles something as serious as racism, a lot is on the line. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we dig through how we feel about this story from our international (and very white) perspectives. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend checking out reviews and comments from people with different backgrounds — especially black women.

How did you feel about “Rosa”? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Malorie Blackman
Noughts & Crosses
Black American Whovian women on Twitter
#TARBIS, Black Girls Create, and their podcast, Time and Relative Blackness in Space
Tai Gooden’s “Rosa” review
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The second episode of a new Doctor is, in some ways, more meaty and discussable than the first! Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we mourn for Deb’s leaky basement and dig deep into all kinds of important aspects of this new era of Doctor Who.

What do you think of the opening credits, music, Doctor, companions, writing, TARDIS, and anything else so far? Let us know in the comments!

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Riley Silverman (one of the fab writers of the Honest Trailers!)
Radio Free Skaro (a source for stats!)
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IT’S FINALLY HERE! NEW DOCTOR WHO! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we gush over the new Doctor and pick apart this first episode. We’re quite pleased overall, but as always, there are some serious issues worth discussing, and discuss them we do!

How are you feeling about the new Doctor, the new “fam”, the new showrunner, the questionable narrative choice(s), the secret pigeon, the term “comfrienion”, and everything else? Let us know in the comments!

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Chicks Dig Time Lords
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It’s time for our final “hot seat” of the year! Join Erika and Lynne as we put many questions to Lizbeth, and she answers them all. She mentions lots of very interesting media, so we recommend listening with Google close at hand if you’re interested in chasing down some of her recommendations!

We also announce our new release schedule: for Series 11, we’ll be pushing our podcast-drop-day back by one. Instead of Wednesday morning (North American time), Verity! will be hitting your pod-feeds on Thursday mornings. (Scheduling across five time zones is hard, y’all!)

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