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.

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The Smugglers 3

Steven and Erika try to power through the last two eps of this Doctor Who story from 1966. Erika fights valiantly to stay awake and mostly succeeds. Blame the travel schedule more than the episode. It’s still fun Who!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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The Smugglers 1-2

Erika and Steven watch some more reconstructed Doctor Who and squee mightily over the fabness of Ben and Polly.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Machines 3-4

After a longish break (to mourn Dodo?), Steven and Erika are back in the classic saddle and have finished off season 3 of Doctor Who.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Machines 2

Erika and Steven say a sad farewell to Dodo, whose send-off is kinda appropriately pants. Poor Dodo. But hey, there’a new companion duo ready and willing to take her place, starting in the very next scene!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Machines 1

Steven and Erika jump right into the swingin’ 60s. Computers! Connecting! To each other! The Inferno night club! Sad sailors and sexy secretaries! This Doctor Who episode has it all.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Savages 3-4

Erika pushes through a migraine so she and Steven can finish off Steven (Taylor)’s final story. They are So Sad to see him go. They also marvel at the crucial turning point this story presents for the Doctor as a character. “The Savages” is a hidden gem! (We hope!)

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Savages 2

Steven and Erika continue to mightily enjoy their anniversary weekend and Doctor Who from 1966. “The Savages” elicits some powerful observations, and we’re only halfway through!

Also, Erika is very sorry for burping during the podcast. :/

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Savages 1

Erika and Steven celebrate their anniversary weekend in Calgary by watching reconstructed Doctor Who from 1966 in their hotel room. As is right and proper.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Gunfighters 4

Steven and Erika finish “The Gunfighters” from 1966…4 days ago. This is the second podcast they’ve recorded about it. But it’s the only one that still exists.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Gunfighters 2-3

Erika and Steven continue watching 1966’s “The Gunfighters”, and finally suss out what’s going on with Dodo. Oh yeah, and there’s whiskey involved.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Gunfighters 1

Steven and Erika haven’t podcasted together since last year! But they’re back to classic Doctor Who with the musical, comic romp that is 1966’s “The Gunfighters”.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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