The only Doctor Who podcast to tackle 5 seasons of the 3rd Doctor in only 2 years!
Joy Piedmont and Kyle Anderson do a deep dive on one story from the Jon Pertwee tenure of Doctor Who every month, talking about its themes, origins, historical context, and all-around cool factor. After all, who's more suave than the Third Doctor?
The Monster of Peladon
For our penultimate Pertwee story, we look at *checks notes* wait, is this right? "The Monster of Peladon?" Well, I guess if we have to.
Death to the Daleks
Third to last story for the Third Doctor and it's the third of his Dalek stories. Ermahgerd, Derlerks.
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Our final Malcolm Hulke story is an oft-maligned but undeservedly so. "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" has intrigue, politics, weird sci-fi ideals, Sarah Jane being absolutely awesome, a dramatic turn for Mike Yates, and the Doctor's best jacket. Yes, and some cruddy looking dinosaur puppets too. What're you gonna do?
The Time Warrior
It's the beginning of the end. Sad face. Our journey through the Third Doctor's reign begins its inevitable march toward the finish. But at least we have a really fun one to talk about --- "The Time Warrior!" Written by Robert Holmes, this story introduces the Sontarans, the word Gallifrey, and most importantly, brand new companion, the amazing Sarah Jane Smith!
The Green Death
We finish up another season of the Third Doctor with a beloved classic, "The Green Death." And who better to join us for a discussion into Jo Grant's final story than returning champion Sage Young?! We get into maggots, miners, and meet-cutes in this truly legendary Doctor Who story.
Planet of the Daleks
This month...well, it is. Kyle and Joy talk about "Planet of the Daleks," the also-ran of season 10. It's pretty boring, AND it has bad gender politics. But at least Pertwee and Manning have good costumes.
An absolute joy
I listen to a lot of podcasts about archive TV, but I generally avoid Doctor Who ones as it is a dreadfully over-represented example of the genre, as well as the fact that most people don't have anything new or interesting to say, can be quite ill-informed, and the fact that a lot of the discussions are... how do I put this.... "off-puttingly blokey".
This is one of the few exceptions. Kyle and Joy are a treat to listen to, and a fair few of their observations are novel to me - and I've been watching epsiodes of Jon Pertwee Doctor Who since 1981, so that doesn't happen very often. I love it when a phrase or two that someone says makes me see something that I know well through an entirely different perspective.
I only discovered the show last month, via a recommendation on the Verity! podcast, so I'm "late to the party", as it were, but I've binge-listened it (it's been a lovely companion to some very long walks across London) and I will be sad when it finishes. At the moment they have only covered the television episodes. I wonder if they can be persuaded to cover the radio serials The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space before they pack up their microphones for good?
One can but hope...
The great escape
With all the depressing pandemic news it’s been fantastic to escape to the 70’s again and catch up once more on Season 7 with the 3rd Doctor I grew up with. It was great to watch the episodes after listening to the podcasts. The presentation is excellent, we’ll researched and entertaining!
Refreshing take on a classic era
A leisurely deep dive without rose tinted spectacles which never fails to prompt a re-watch of the story.