Jason Snell and a rotating cast of guests have a post-episode discussion of “Doctor Who” that’s always bigger on the inside.
"Revolution of the Daleks" (2021 New Year's Special) (TeeVee 684)
It’s New Year’s Day and there’s new “Doctor Who” on the telly. Jason is joined by an enormous pajama party of a panel as we break down a visit from Daleks, Chris Noth, John Barrowman, and the TARDIS Fam! Host Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky, Annette Wierstra, James Thomson, Jean MacDonald, Chip Sudderth and Moisés Chiullan.
"The Timeless Children" (S12E10) (TeeVee 623)
“Doctor Who” wraps up a pretty successful season this week. But did the finale stick the landing? Has series canon been rewritten forever? Does the Master have a design department? Time for one final breakdown before the Flashcast goes into cold storage until the next holiday special. Host Jason Snell with Antony Johnston and James Thomson.
"Ascension of the Cybermen" (S12E9) (TeeVee 620)
When this season’s available as a binge watch you’ll forget this gap ever even happened. We’re here to discuss the first half of the “Doctor Who” season finale, which is a little like reviewing the first half of a book or movie. What will happen next week? We have endless theories and no hard evidence! Are these red herrings we see before us? Why is the Lone Cyberman so effective as a villain? Ko Sharmus isn’t a planet, he’s a person! Bring on Barack Stemis. Host Jason Snell with James Thomson.
"The Haunting of Villa Diodati" (S12E8) (TeeVee 619)
Did “Doctor Who” create “Frankenstein”, or did “Frankenstein” create “Doctor Who”? It’s worth pondering as we discuss an episode in which Mary Shelley encounters some notable time travelers, Lord Byron is really into the Doctor, and Graham eats a spooky sandwich. Recorded live in Los Angeles at the Gallifrey One convention, nearly every “Doctor Who” podcaster watched this episode in a single room—and then fled to their own individual rooms to record episodes about it. This one is ours. Host Jason Snell with Annette Wierstra and Jean MacDonald.
"Can You Hear Me?" (S12E7) (TeeVee 618)
This week Houman Sadri joins Jason to discuss angry gods, quick resolutions, animation, nightmare fuel, the realities of being a “Doctor Who” companion, and the importance of seeking help when you are struggling, all embedded inside a discussion of this week’s episode. Plus, we dive deep into conspiracy corner to talk further about the ramifications of “Prisoner of the Judoon” and how it hangs over every dramatic moment of this episode. Host Jason Snell with Houman Sadri.
"Praxeus" (S12E6) (TeeVee 615)
This week Jason and guest Antony Johnston form two points of a globe-spanning triangle! But rather than solving an international mystery, we’ll just discuss the latest episode of “Doctor Who,” which trades last week’s momentous canon-altering events for a fun adventure romp that works pretty well. Is that one guy hiding under a boat somewhere? Where did that text message come from? Two middle-aged men stick up for Graham! Yaz gets to use her police skills! Ryan is an impressive adventurer who works out! We cover it all… in plastic. Host Jason Snell with Antony Johnston.
New fan here. Thanks to HBOMAX, I’ve been able to watch series 1 thru 11 during quarantine and I’m so glad I did. The show is pure joy to me.
After looking for a good Who Podcast, I found your excellent recaps of my new favorite show and couldn’t be happier. Clean, concise and good natured. Please keep up the fantastic job. 2020 needs The Doctor.
As a new Whovian this podcast is a must.
I have tried to become a Doctor Who fan and thanks (at least in part) to this podcast) I am am finally on board.
This podcast help me with all the nuance and reference that I would miss and Jason has great guests on every week to dissect the show.
Grab your sonic screwdriver (or sunglasses) and tune in.