Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5) are married Doctor Who fans (who also co-produce a fiction podcast for Uncanny Magazine). This is a podcast where they watch every Doctor Who story ever made, from start to finish. Each episode is recorded live on a red couch.

No, they have no “schedule”. They’re lazy. Want proof? Check out this fab listener-created spreadsheet of episode releases.

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The Curse of Peladon 3-4

Erika and Steven finish off a story that Erika deeply loves. They also talk about pronouns, the character arc for a character with a disability, Big Finish Peladon possibilities (that may already exist), how this story fits in the range of 3rd Doctor stories, how much Erika loves Doctor Who and why, what’s going on in Casa Castria, rewatching season 18 week-by-week, and how great Total Party Kill is for knitting a Doctor Who scarf.

Most of the tangents come at the end, so feel free to bail if you’re just here for the Who info.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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The Curse of Peladon 2

Steven and Erika finally get back to “The Curse of Peladon”, but no worries — they remember everything that’s happening because it’s so exciting and fun!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Curse of Peladon 1

Erika and Steven close out a Canada Day mini-marathon with the first episode of a story Erika remembers and loves. Well-written Jo is back! And has real chemistry with Peladon! We get an assortment of cool aliens! And court intrigue! What a lovely note to end on for this holiday. (Certainly that falling statue won’t harm the Doctor or anyone else…)

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Day of the Daleks 4

Steven and Erika complete the story that Steven claims is peak-hair for both the 3rd Doctor and Jo. Erika is just excited to see the end of a story and not know what’s going to happen. Happy Canada Day, all!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Day of the Daleks 2-3

Erika and Steven continue the Canada Day celebration with more Doctor Who and lots of appreciation for the sets, costumes, makeup, casting, and Aubrey Woods.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Day of the Daleks 1

Steven and Erika celebrate Canada Day as is their tradition: with Indian food and Doctor Who.

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Dæmons 2-3

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The Dæmons 1

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Colony in Space 6

Steven and Erika celebrate their 200th episode by finishing off a story they both quite enjoy. Endings are hard, and there are some issues here, but overall, “Colony in Space” is still a very enjoyable story.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Colony in Space 4-5

Erika and Steven celebrate the holiday weekend with two episodes of 1971 Doctor Who goodness. This story continues to please, and provides some excellent Master headcanon.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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