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Episode 242 – The Chimes of Midnight at the Oasis

It’s another holiday hindsight episode! Join Deb, Lynne, and Tansy as they discuss a lovely audio classic, Rob Shearman‘s The Chimes of Midnight!

Have you listened to this story recently? If so, what did you think, and how did that compare with how you felt about it in the first place? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Happy things:

Tansy’s Big Finish Christmas marathon from 2019
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

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Extra! – Lizbeth Myles: Big Talent, Not Finished

Today’s extra brings you a special treat. Join Deb as she talks to Liz about her experience writing for Big Finish!

Have you listened to some of Liz’s excellent work for Big Finish? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

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Episode 227 – The Eye of the Scorpion King

As promised, the Verities dive into Big Finish! Join Deb, Katrina, Lizbeth, and Tansy as they discuss a Doctor Who audio drama, The Eye of the Scorpion.

Have you listened to this story? Did you revisit it for this podcast? Let us know in the comments!


Happy things:

Sam Neill’s twitter feed
Extra-special thanks to this week’s guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

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Verity! 7th Anniversary Giveaway!

Edited to add:

Congratulations to our winners: Adam, Brian, Ian, June, Madelyn, Nicole, and Tom! (No last names because we haven’t gotten permission to publish them.)

All the winners this time were lovely patrons, so please check your Patreon account for a message from Verity! and get back to us ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who entered!


We’re celebrating our 7th birthday with a present for YOU. It’s no secret we are HUGE Big Finish fans, loving and appreciating the work they do creating new and exciting stories in the universe we all love. Now, thanks to their generosity, we are giving you a chance to win one of seven Big Finish downloads. Winners will have their choice of a 1-2 disc release in the vast and sprawling Big Finish Doctor Who Catalog (some restrictions may apply).

If you’ve never listened to Big Finish, this is your opportunity to discover their delights. If you’re a long-time listener, this is a chance to add a title to your collection. Win/Win! You just need a Big Finish Account (or to create an account) and your selection will be magically loaded.

To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment on this post. Winners will be drawn on January 1, 2020 and notified via email. We’ll also announce the winners on the first episode of our 8th Season, which just happens to be the first story in the 13th Doctor’s second season. Woot!

BONUS: If you are a Verity! Patreon, you don’t have to do a darn thing. You are automatically entered to win. (With all of our thanks — we couldn’t do this without you. <3)

Thank you for all of your support and for being part of our lives for these past seven years. The Verity! community is amazing and inspiring and has made this journey an absolute joy.



Extra! – There’s Nothing “Only” About Being a Doctor + Our Gap Months

It’s official! We have a new Doctor! And she’s a SHE. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we dive into our reactions to this truly momentous news. There were many tears, though not for all the same reasons.

But we won’t see Jodie Whittaker in the role for months. And then after that, it’ll be a lotta months before we get the next series. In our second timey-wimey segment we talk about what we’re gonna do to fill those lonely, Who-less months. “Shadow cabinet of spreadsheets,” anyone?

How do you feel about Whittaker’s impending Doctorhood? And what will you be doing while we wait for the new Doctor and new series? Let us know in the comments!


New Doctor links:
Maxi-pad pool raft
Alex Kingston learns about the new Doctor
John Barrowman’s reaction
Janet Fielding’s tweets were on fire
Colin Baker’s reaction
Erika’s interview on the ABC
Our emergency recording time

Gap month links:
The Diary of River Song
The Victorian Age
Start the Music Podcast
“Gene Roddenberry Is Not a Time Lord” (Kat’s fic)
Two Idiots Listen (to Green Day): coming soon to Kat’s blog
Lazy Doctor Who
LI Who convention
Beginner’s Puck
Titan’s Doctor Who Comics
Spare Parts

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Extra! – The Oncoming Storm Warning

VerityExtraStormWarningIt’s an audio-based Extra! this week! Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first televised appearance of the 8th Doctor by talking about his first audio appearance! That’s right, it’s Storm Warning. And because we love Big Finish so much, we digress a LOT and talk about many other Big Finish stories we love–whether they include 8 or not. When it comes to DW audios, it’s near-impossible to keep us on track, and we’re A-OK with that!

Have you heard Storm Warning? If so, what do you think of it? And do you think it’s a good starting place for a new BF listener? Let us know in the comments!


Related links:
Our TVM 20th anniversary giveaway!
Tansy’s post on where to start
Inconceivable!: This is How We Lost America in the First Place

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Extra! – You Never Forget Your First

VerityExtraFirsts…except when you do. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we struggle to remember a bunch of Doctor Who firsts. We talk tat, books, Big Finish, and more! That “more” includes fanworks, so I’m including this for Liz once again:

So what were your firsts in these categories? And what other firsts would you like to hear about? Let us know in the comments!


Related links:

Dalek Krack 1

Dalek Krack

United Fan Con 2000
Chicago TARDIS
Gallifrey One
Seasons of Fear
The Sirens of Time
Storm Warning
The Doctor Who Programme Guide
The Terrestrial Index
The Doctor Who Pattern Book
The Eight Doctors (as covered by The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast)
Lazy Doctor Who

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Verity! Big Finish Giveaway!

bfptwcd04_torchwood_one_rule-1_cover_mediumIt’s giveaway time again! This time it’s a download version of the new Torchwood audio from Big Finish, One Rule. It features Yvonne Hartman, and we have it on good authority that this is great story!

To enter, leave a comment on this very post! Doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just say “Hiya!” NOTE: You must have (or create) a Big Finish account to claim the prize. Good news, it’s free to create an account!

And remember, if you’re Verity! patron, you’re entered automatically! (So please don’t comment because that would be cheating.)

Good luck everyone, and many thanks to Big Finish for providing this fab prize!

ETA: Congratulations to listener Avril, who won the drawing! We’ll contact you via email.


Ep 99 – Party Like it’s Series #9

VerityEpisode99It’s always a party when we have all six Verities in the house! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we squee and muse and generally chat about series 9. It’s tons of fun and less chaotic than you might expect. And as always, we veer into thinky territory as we discuss whether this season really is the most feminist of new Who (or whether it’s really feminist at all). There’s lots to cover, and we enjoy the heck out of covering it.

What did you think of series 9? Where do you weigh in on the question of this series’ feminism? What do you think of Clara’s arc? The hybrid (or lack thereof)? Let us know in the comments!

And don’t forget to enter our Big Finish giveaway!


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Extra! – Sophie’s So Ace

VerityExtraSophieAldredFor this week’s Extra! we had the opportunity to talk to the delightful Sophie Aldred, and we couldn’t make you wait for that–especially because her Kickstarter for Strangeness in Space still has a few days to go. Do check it out if you’re a fan of sci-fi, comedy, and/or audio goodness! She chats to Deb about that fantastic project, her time as Ace (both on screen and in Big Finish), and what it’s like attending conventions and interacting with fans. It’s a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!


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