Longtime Doctor Who podcaster Chip Sudderth (Two-minute Time Lord) and essayist-podcaster Alyssa Franke (WhovianFeminism on Tumblr and Twitter) join forces for Doctor Who-related interviews, reviews and all the news that marked This Week in Time Travel.

13

I Want to Bill-eve

Chip, Alyssa, and Rachel are together in-person to discuss one of the most intense episodes to date! Can they handle the feels, or will they need to enter the conversion theater…?

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Donner


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12

Celtic Rock

She last wrote for Doctor Who with 1989’s “Survival.” Now Rona Munro returns to Doctor Who with “The Eaters of Light”; was it to our taste? Plus we talk to Lisa Bowerman, who starred in Munro’s previous outing, and indulge in a little Chris Chibnall Kremlinology.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Lisa Bowerman


11

The Pretzel Guns of Mars

Chip couldn’t tell who had the higher-pitched voice: the returning-after-decades hexapod Alpha Centauri, or Alyssa after she realized that it was indeed an Alpha cameo! We found plenty more to talk about, though, in Mark Gatiss’s possible swan song from Doctor Who: why we frequently look at Doctor Who through political lenses, whether or not Nardole is a tin dog, and how much we appreciate our fandom community. Recorded live and in person during DC Pride 2017!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke


10

Mom Fixes Everything

Beware fake news! Chip and Alyssa peel back the propaganda and take a close look at “The Lie of the Land.” Plus: Alyssa reflects on Bill Potts at the beginning of Pride Month.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke


9

At the End of the World as We Know It

A 5,000-year-old pyramid drops into existence in a single day as a harbinger of apocalypse. We talk about this part-two-of-three and whether it addresses the questions about “consent” it raises. Also in this feature-length podcast: We talk to Sarah Dollard, writer of this season’s “Thin Ice,” and Reality Bomb’s Shannon Dohar and Graeme Burk explore the Received Fan Wisdom about the Second Doctor!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Donner, Sarah Dollard, Shannon Dohar and Graeme Burk


8

The Sims 4: Murderous Invasion Stuff

Extremis Veritas Expelliarmus! Particle physicists and priests alike are shocked into submission when they learn the truth of the world. Did Chip and Alyssa buy this departure from the “meat and potatoes” Doctor Who we had in the previous five episodes? Plus, Chip lies on the couch rather than behind the sofa as he and Alyssa talk about fandom disagreements and matters of taste in tight-knit fan communities.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke


7

We Didn’t See That Coming

Feeling short of breath? Chip and Alyssa squee over Rose and Ten coming to Big Finish and review Jamie Mathieson’s “Oxygen.” Then, Chip is joined by our friends Kyle and Erik from Doctor Who: The Writers’ Room to talk about the scripts of Series 10!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Kyle Anderson and Erik Stadnik


6

Bugs in the System

Which is scarier: gothic horror or moving house? Chip, Alyssa and Rachel dig into “Knock Knock” and check in on the first third of Series 10.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Donner


5

Punching Down

Tom Attah and Joy Piedmont join Alyssa as they deep-dive under the “Thin Ice.” Chip quizzes NPR’s Glen Weldon on Doctor Who’s place in American nerd culture, then puts on his Two-minute Time Lord hat to ponder why, with so many great shows, books and characters out there, he keeps coming back to the TARDIS.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Tom Attah, Joy Piedmont and Glen Weldon


4

“Think You Should Only/Write in Emoji”

Emojibots! Is Doctor Who riding a trend or is the trend already played out? Chip and Rachel review “Smile” and ponder how successful Doctor Who is at making topical references, from Beatles cameos to unfortunate dance moves. ALSO: Chip and Rachel discover the hard way that some news is not in fact news with the help of Radio Free Skaro’s Warren Frey.

Chip Sudderth and Rachel Donner with Warren Frey


3

“The Pilot” Takes Flight

What more is there to say than, “New Doctor Who! Bill! Mysterious vaults! Nardole?” Well, how about “Special Guest Petra Mayer” from National Public Radio? Let’s dive into the series premiere, shall we?

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Tom Attah and Petra Mayer


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