Reality Bomb is a monthly podcast that explores the strange and uncharted world of Doctor Who through its fans.
Reality Bomb Episode 088 - The Shelter In Place Live Edition 4
On the eightieth-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, as we reach the first anniversary of the global pandemic, we decided to return to do an episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Sage Young, Lacy Baugher-Milas and Sanjay Lago as they tell us what they would do if they ran Doctor Who in the "I'ds of March". Sage and Kim lead us in a round of their convention mainstage game "This or That" and we have a special live version of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?". And we visit an ersatz New York to witness a human in a Zoot Suit and a fetching Dalek hat as Daleks In Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus... Kim Rogers gives us a MasterClass on being a Doctor Who fangirl diva!
At the start of the episode Joy talks about the movement to stop anti-Asian racism. If you want to learn more about what’s happening now, how you can help, or need resources for self-care, we recommend this guide.
Reality Bomb Episode 087
On the eighty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings Sage Young and Max Curtis back to talk about their reactions to the 2021 New Year's Special, Revolution of the Daleks. Joy Piedmont talks to writer Talia Franks about their recent article for Nerdist about how Black characters are portrayed in the recent special, and how production decisions within Doctor Who don't consider the implications of race. And "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" is back as Lacy Baugher-Milas considers the latest location discoveries, hot takes and speculations going on. Plus Sage Young talks about her pandemic pilgrimage, and a popular Doctor Who personality makes an appeal for a terrible affliction for the spouses and loved ones of middle-aged Doctor Who fans.
Reality Bomb Episode 086
On the eighty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is looking back at the Doctor Who Christmas special and talking with Alex Kennard, Kim Rogers, Katelyn Seitz, Brenna Jones and Graeme Burk about their favourite festive Doctor Who moments in a special documentary. Graeme also talks with Sage Young and Max Curtis about the upcoming special Revolution of the Daleks and what they're looking forward to when Captain Jack and the (redesigned) pepperpots return on New Years Day. And the OG Doctor Who spinoff and Christmas special comes to the Gallery of the Underrated as Colleen Hillerup discusses K9 and Company. Plus Bruce tries to get Doctor Who more episodes...with disastrous results for Darren!
Reality Bomb Episode 085
On the eighty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking with Mikey Willliams, who works in the British TV industry, and Den of Geek editor Kayti Burt about series 13 starting filming, both in terms of what that means practically in an age of COVID, and what we can expect from a shortened season. Joy Piedmont explores what fandom is like for those born into Gen Z with Beth Axford and Dominic G. Martin. And Who For Schools donor David Matthewman takes us to the icecanos of Spiriodon as Planet of the Daleks comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus BBC America holds a seance / press conference for Doctor Who!
Reality Bomb Episode 084
On the eighty-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking at Time Lord Victorious, the huge story arc encompassing audios, books, comics, figurines, t-shirts(!) and even escape rooms, and talking to Sanjay Lago and Derek Compare about what it is, who can afford it and who is going to buy it all. Planet Who goes to Brazil to talk about Doctor Who and the fandom there with Freddy Pavao and Thais Aux Pavao of Doctor Who Brazil. And a missing story comes to the Gallery of the Underrated for the first time as Den of Geek writer Kayti Burt discusses the 1966 Patrick Troughton story The Highlanders. Plus Listeners Letters, and Drew Meyer's reactions to the NYCC Doctor Who panel.
Reality Bomb Episode 083 - Variations on a Timeless Child
On the eighty-third edition of Reality Bomb, we've given over everything to a special episode exploring fan reaction to, and the impact of, the coming of the timeless child to Doctor Who through eight different variations
1) Doctor Who In 90 Seconds or Less - Kim Rogers runs us through all the changes to the Doctor over a 53 year period in one minute, thirty seconds.
2) This Ain't Our First Rodeo - Jim Sangster explains the evolution of continuity in Doctor Who, and why it matters to fans so much.
3) Diagnosis: Fandom - There's a medical mystery, and Series 12 is at the bottom of it. With Shannon Dohar, Andy Hicks and Drew Meyer
4) Sacrificing Drama - Ari Lipsey has an issue with The Timeless Children. It's not what you think.
5) The Island of Misfit Continuity - Where do all the developments that happen to the Doctor on TV that no one talks about end up? Scot Clarke is on the case.
6) When Bad Retcons Happen to Good People - Petra Mayer talks about the worst day of being a fan... November 23, 2013.
7) Adoption Story - Joy Piedmont explores the timeless child and its connection to adoption.
8) Timeless Cracks - A poem by Sanjay Lago