Happy 2023, everyone! This year, after 10 years of podcasting, Verity! is going to regenerate! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as we all look back at the last 10 years and share some general hopes for the future! We also chat about the trailer for the Tennant-and-Tate 60th anniversary specials. Much excitement and many feels all around!
Yes, that’s right, Verity! will be taking a hiatus and making some changes, so think of this ep as the speech at the end of “Survival”, but with the knowledge that the show WILL come back again — and a lot sooner than Doctor Who did in the 80s/90s!
Many many thanks for listening, whether you’ve been with us since 2013, picked up somewhere since then, or are joining us right now! We appreciate the community that has built itself up around us, and we’re excited to regenerate into the next version of Verity! to keep bringing you thoughts and feelings about Doctor Who for a good long while to come!
We thought there might be some Big Doctor Who News the week we recorded this, but nope! So join Deb, Erika, and Kat as we answer listener questions – and some questions of our own! That’s right, it’s another edition of Ask Verity! Anything!
Do you have questions for a future AVA? Let us know in the comments!
It’s a “very special episode” of Verity! Join Deb, Katrina, and Liz as they talk about why they do what they do, how podcasting has changed for them, and what it’s meant to them. Deb calls this one a biscuit episode, and Liz reveals that one of us is really a talking flamingo. It’s a great mix of personal seriousness and silly fun!
Do you have thoughts about Verity!‘s evolution or podcasting in general? Let us know in the comments!
Those of us here at Verity! wanted to take a moment to note the recent passing of Paul Spragg, a truly lovely man and hilarious podcaster from the Big Finish team. Paul was only 38 when he died unexpectedly after a short illness, devastating those who knew him. Tom Spilsbury, editor of Doctor Who Magazine, wrote about his friend here, and Paul’s brother Nick also blogged about Paul, and the family’s loss.
Nicholas Briggs, the executive producer of Big Finish, tweeted this:
To the many who say you felt you knew Paul Spragg through podcasts and emails, even tho you never meet him. You did know him. You did. 🙂
Which made me feel better, frankly, about being so sad about the loss a person I only corresponded with a few times – listening to a podcast really does make you feel like you know someone more than any other kind of internet knowing. I had the odd experience of listening to the new Charlotte Pollard adventures straight after Paul’s death, and hearing him pop up in the extras, interviewing the actors, laughing and completely in love with his job. It was a nice way to say goodbye, and I highly recommend making the time to listen to these – though of course you can find the joyful voice of Paul on nearly all of the Big Finish podcasts, and here and there across the documentaries on their audio range.