Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

It’s Christmas, but there’s no new Doctor Who today! To help you cope, we’re gifting you with some truly epic holiday cheer. Join Lizbeth as she shepherds Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy through our very first role-playing adventure! That’s right. It’s a very special Christmas-Doctor Who RPG! (And yes, this was a surprise to everyone but Liz, so those reactions are 100% legit.)

Which companion would you play? And how did you like our Christmas adventure? Let us know in the comments!

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We have reached the end of Jodie Whittaker’s first season as the Doctor. Join Deb, Erika, Lizbeth, and Tansy as we talk about the series as a whole — the arc-or-not, the villains-or-not, the development-or-not, the consequences-or-not, and much more. We liked a lot, we questioned some of it, and as usual, we don’t all agree on the details but have a delightful time breaking it down.

What are your overall thoughts on series 11? Did they play it too safe? Is the Doctor too perfect? Do you want some classic monsters next season? Let us know in the comments!

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Yes. That is really what this episode is called. Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we stumble over the title, and possibly stumble a bit over the episode itself–or at least, over this as a “finale”.

What did you think of “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” as a finale for this series? Or even just as an episode itself? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy things:

Deb’s interview with Anneke Wills
Season 19 Blu-Ray
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This weird and froggy episode may not have landed perfectly for all of us, but we find a lot to say. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lizbeth as we dive through the looking glass and into Norway. There’s a lot to cover, but really, it’s all about the sandwich.

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

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There may have a dearth of Verities this week, but the podcast must go on! Join Deb and Tansy as they break down “The Witchfinders”. There’s a wealth of good stuff to dig into: history, feminism, the Doctor dealing with history and feminism, and, of course, Alan Cumming’s acting.

How did this story strike you? Let us know in the comments!

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Eruditorum Presscast: Kerblam!
Article on King James’ sexuality
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It’s a very special episode of Verity! Why? Not just because today’s Doctor Who episode has an exclamation point just like we do — it’s also because we have three Verities in the same room to do a hot-take style review! Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we give our pretty much immediate reactions to this week’s episode.

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

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“Folding Beijing”
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax
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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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