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Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. Since August 2006, hosts Warren (in Vancouver, BC) and Steven (in Edmonton, AB) have provided listeners with their brand of amusing Doctor Who praise and punishment. A year later, Chris (also in Edmonton, AB) was added to the team, and The Three Who Rule were born.

Recommended by Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Free Skaro provides an entertaining and diverting listen for the diehard or casual Doctor Who fan. New episodes usually appear on Sundays, following a loose magazine format of the three hosts discussing the news and events of the past week in the worlds of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. They have also recorded special commentary podcasts for classic series and new series episodes of Doctor Who along with interviews of some of the brightest of the Doctor Who luminaries. Radio Free Skaro is also the official podcast of Gallifrey One, the world’s largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who convention.

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    • 4.6 • 304 Ratings

Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. Since August 2006, hosts Warren (in Vancouver, BC) and Steven (in Edmonton, AB) have provided listeners with their brand of amusing Doctor Who praise and punishment. A year later, Chris (also in Edmonton, AB) was added to the team, and The Three Who Rule were born.

Recommended by Doctor Who Magazine, Radio Free Skaro provides an entertaining and diverting listen for the diehard or casual Doctor Who fan. New episodes usually appear on Sundays, following a loose magazine format of the three hosts discussing the news and events of the past week in the worlds of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. They have also recorded special commentary podcasts for classic series and new series episodes of Doctor Who along with interviews of some of the brightest of the Doctor Who luminaries. Radio Free Skaro is also the official podcast of Gallifrey One, the world’s largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who convention.

    Radio Free Skaro #950 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

    Radio Free Skaro #950 - The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

    On this most important Magna Carta Day (yes, we know it’s actually June 15), the Three Who Rule are digging deep on morsels of news including the BFI screening of the Celestial Toymaker along with some Hot Takes on the current state of AI, the Sea Devils spinoff supposedly starting shooting on March 4, new casting, “The Daleks in Colour” available for digital purchase, an entirely made up new villain called the RUSAN, an upcoming convention for The Tripods which sold out within hours, and Part One of our Classic Series Commentary for “The King’s Demons”!
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon The Celestial Toymaker screening at BFI on March 2 Doctor Who Sea Devils begins production March 4 Gallifrey One 2024 Wrap-Up and 2025 Update Doctor Who Magazine #601 Genesis Lysea, Gwïon Morris Jones join cast for Season 1 Makalla McPherson directing Doctor Who in Season 2 Amanda Brotchie directs block 3 Doctor Who feature in Disney twenty-three magazine The Daleks in Colour now available for digital purchase in North America BBC buys out ITV’s stake in BritBox for $322M/£255M Big Finish – Dark Gallifrey: Morbius due April 2024 Big Finish – Sontarans vs Rutans: In Name Only due April 2024 Tickets for Tripods 40, a convention celebrating The Tripods, are now on Sale Commentary:
    Classic Series Commentary “The Kings Demons” Part One

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Radio Free Skaro #949 - Official Pretend

    Radio Free Skaro #949 - Official Pretend

    It’s the week after Gallifrey One but your dedicated town criers The Three Who Rule are here to give you the latest facts from the worlds of Doctor Who including a BFI showing of The Celestial Toymaker on March 2, a surfeit of scripts from the BBC, even more Blu-rays from the BBC Shop (sorta), and even more Big Finish news, most of it announced at the aforementioned Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles! But all this is burying the lede as the BBC Archive’s Youtube channel rewards us with a visit in 1990 to…the BBC Film and Tape Library! And also, the Three remember the great Pamela Salem.
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon The Celestial Toymaker screening at BFI on March 2 Fifteenth Doctor’s Audition and hundreds of other scripts released Meet ‘The Edge of Destruction’ on vinyl this Record Store Day Doctor Who: Chronicles Issue 9: 1971 Doctor Who: The Daleks in Colour due March 19 (North America) Doctor Who: Peter Davison Complete Season 2 due April 2 (North America) Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker due May 14 (North America) Doctor Who: Tom Baker Complete Season 4 due July 9 (North America) Big Finish: The Worlds of Doctor Who – Dark Gallifrey starts April 2024 Big Finish: The Casebook of Paternoster Row due April 2024 Big Finish: Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Echoes due May 2024 Big Finish launches Doctor Who audio drama podcast Open Air, originally broadcast on BBC One, Thursday 8 March, 1990 Pamela Salem (1944-2024)

    • 49 min
    Radio Free Skaro #948 - Cosmic Joyride

    Radio Free Skaro #948 - Cosmic Joyride

    That’s a wrap from Gallifrey One this year, but what a weekend it was! Disney+ chose Gallifrey One as the time and the place to launch their promo campaign for Doctor Who, including a special message to the convention and a new promotional poster. Gallifrey One Program Director Shaun Lyon tells us what went into that. Also, Simon Guerrier talks about BBC Television that eventually inspired Doctor Who, and Peter Harness joins us to preview his new series Constellation, premiering February 21 on Apple TV+!
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon Gallifrey One Disney+ Promo Launch Constellation on Apple TV+

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Radio Free Skaro #947 - I Am The Master

    Radio Free Skaro #947 - I Am The Master

    Quite a treat for all of us on this episode as we are joined by none other than Sir Derek Jacobi, legend of stage and screen, portrayer of The Master in Doctor Who in 2007, and also the most charming and affable of fellows! The Three Who Rule, along with Erika from Verity! and Jason Snell from The Incomparable, also ruminate on how their Friday and Saturday went at Gallifrey One, including a full rundown of the live show to kick off the convention!
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon Gallifrey One

    • 52 min
    Radio Free Skaro #946 - More Than Sixty Years in the TARDIS

    Radio Free Skaro #946 - More Than Sixty Years in the TARDIS

    Radio Free Skaro returns to the stage at Gallifrey One with their kick-off show MORE THAN SIXTY YEARS IN THE TARDIS! Join the Three Who Rule, along with a bonus Two-Minute Time Lord segment from Chip Sudderth, as they talk to Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola, Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy documentarian Kevin Jon Davies, and actors Annette Badland, Shaun Dingwall, and Jaye Griffiths!
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon Gallifrey One

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Radio Free Skaro #945 - Miracle on Ice

    Radio Free Skaro #945 - Miracle on Ice

    The moment has arrived! Once again the Three Who Rule, along with Two-Minute Time Lord Chip Sudderth,  dive into our annual preview of the Gallifrey One schedule along with tips for newcomers, fanning over various aspects of ancient and modern televisual craft, and highlighting various panels we’re on including our live show, “Radio Free Skaro: More than 60 Years in the TARDIS” at 11 a.m. Friday February 16th on the main stage! It’s our favorite weekend of the year and our honour to guide you, the listener though it. See you in L.A.!
    Links:
    Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon Gallifrey One: One Week and Counting Gallifrey One Preview Michael Jayston died Big Finish: Doctor Who – The Novel Adaptations: Goth Opera due July 2024 Big Finish: Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Metamorphosis due June 2024 Big Finish: The Worlds of Doctor Who – Missy: Bad Influence due May 2024

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 Ratings

The real Ken Caslis ,

Long time listener but please.

Listener for many many years, I only have one complaint ….please please don’t talk so much about politics (if it’s a part of an episodes story line that’s ok). I’m a 60 year old conservative with a heart. Evil does not come from only one party…BOTH have much to account for.

lesbian lover/6947 ,

The original, you might say

I’ve seen other Doctor Who podcasts, but I think this one is the best

Dorwrath ,

Good show

Sometimes long, sometimes the show needs a referee, sometimes the show should be renamed “The bounty man & The Try-hard”, but when it comes down to it, it’s a fun show and they have a great Community to go along with it.

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