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 Dæmons 2-3

Steven and Erika watch a couple more episodes of rural, “magical”, Masterful Doctor Who.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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The Dæmons 1

Erika and Steven decide to make it an official Easter weekend mini-marathon by doing a third podcast episode and starting in on “The Dæmons”. It’s exciting because we’ve been there!

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


Colony in Space 3

Steven and Erika continue the one-episode-per-episode pace, if only to savour this story, which Erika is enjoying mightily! There is also a lengthy tangent on the Doctor Who viewing preferences of one Frank Skinner. Because why not?

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Colony in Space 2

Erika and Steven continue through this many-layered story. A thickening plot! A robot! An unfortunately dated reference! A disappointingly not-terrible haircut! So much to dig into, and we’re just two episodes in!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Colony in Space 1

Steven and Erika move along to a story Erika knows pretty much nothing about. It’s a “and now for something completely different” episode of Doctor Who. The TARDIS works (if a little strangely)! It’s not on Earth! Time Lords?!?!!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Claws of Axos 4

Erika and Steven finally get back to watching this Doctor Who serial from 1971. Sadly (for Erika, at least), they also have to listen to it.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Claws of Axos 3

Steven and Erika watch another single episode of this Jon Pertwee story from 1971. But let’s be real, this one is really all about the Master.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Claws of Axos 2

Erika and Steven trip through more psychedelic Doctor Who shenanigans. And the terrible haircut pays off!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The Claws of Axos 1

Steven and Erika dive into a story Erika has never seen before, but she somehow knows about many of its characters—the good, the bad, the unfortunate, and the bad-haircutted.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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