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Ep 184 – Calgon: It Takes You Away

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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Ep 183 – The Witchfinders’ Keepers

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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Ep 182 – Kerblam!!

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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Ep 181 – Angels and Demons of the Punjab

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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Article with Vinay Patel’s research material
“The Day India Burned” (documentary)
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Ep 180 – The Tsuranga Conundrummer

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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Ep 179 – Arachnids in the UK Time Zone

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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Children of Time and Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Ep 178 – Tabula Rosa

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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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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