416 episodes

In this stunning podcast, two average guys try to get through as much Doctor Who as possible without going insane. Currently they’re mainlining their way through Classic Doctor Who. 800 episodes or bust, they say. And on the side, well. Books, Audio Dramas, Comics?!? Anything is possible! So in summary: They’re trying to see how much Doctor Who they can take before dying. So join them, as they laugh their way through a legacy.

Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast Decorative Vegetable

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

In this stunning podcast, two average guys try to get through as much Doctor Who as possible without going insane. Currently they’re mainlining their way through Classic Doctor Who. 800 episodes or bust, they say. And on the side, well. Books, Audio Dramas, Comics?!? Anything is possible! So in summary: They’re trying to see how much Doctor Who they can take before dying. So join them, as they laugh their way through a legacy.

    Audio 25: Martian Instinct Moments (Red Dawn)

    Audio 25: Martian Instinct Moments (Red Dawn)

    We call those MIMs in the business.

    I can’t even have any Earth Instinct Moments. You ever look at a bug and go “huh it’s 4 inches long and it’s bright red with black stripes, it’s probably harmless?” Well good news, you just had an Earth Instinct Moment. And you’re doing better than I am. It’s Red Dawn written by Justin Richards and released in May 2000.



    Show-notes:

    4:00: As usual, here’s the Time Scales for you.

    9:45:Pretty sure we’ve talked about this before but Peter Davison is Peter Moffet’s stage name.

    10:57:Feel like I’m always linking the covers of these things for you.

    28:01:We all love the Argosy.

    35:62:Wikipedia summarizes the Brookings Report, but if you feel adventurous you can read the entire thing if you want.

    54:26:Check out our coverage of Star Cops on our classic sci-fi podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.

    56:06: Look at me, just gonna link to the Big Finish FAQ directly. (Editor’s note: proud of you.)

    1:03:55: I forgot we read Spiral Scratch for our Sixth Doctor retrospective. What a tragedy that turned out to be. Here’s the cover in all its squiggly awfulness by the way.



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    The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Audio 24: The Need to Read (The Genocide Machine)

    Audio 24: The Need to Read (The Genocide Machine)

    It’s kind of like the need for speed but more academic.

    So once upon a time I opened up a book. And I wanted to just go ahead and read it and be all chill. I sat down, I lit a candle. I fluffed up my couch cushion. And just as I started to read I felt an itching. A need. A need for cheese. It’s The Genocide Machine written by Mike Tucker and released in April 2000.



    Show-notes:

    7:05: I’ll link to the Dalek Empire wiki page for those curious at home (or wherever you are).

    10:52: Mike Tucker’s wiki page lists all his Doctor Who credits and it’s quite extensive.

    14:48: For more on Terry Nation and characters named Tarrant, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.

    24:23: I tried to find some information on BBC oversight over Big Finish but I couldn’t. Sad. (Editor’s note: read the last word in Trump’s voice in my head. Sad.)

    14:23: One panel comic



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    The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Audio 23: Hot Chocolate Technology (The Marian Conspiracy)

    Audio 23: Hot Chocolate Technology (The Marian Conspiracy)

    Damn, now I want Hot Chocolate.

    Conspiracies. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without coming up with a new one every 4.6 seconds. Well, maybe that’s just me. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s just this week’s story, coming your way via our way courtesy once again of Big Finish. It’s all about conspiracies – actually just one conspiracy in particular, that conspiracy being The Marian Conspiracy written by Jacqueline Raynor and released on March 12, 2000.

    What titles would we give each Doctor if they were named instead of numbered? (This is in response to an email we got.)

    Here’s my (Kiyan) picks:

    1. The Black and White Doctor

    2. The Second Black and White Doctor

    3. The First Not Black and White Doctor

    4. Thete

    5. The Third Not Black and White Doctor

    6. Colin

    7. Sylvester Stallone

    8. The Doctor

    9. The The Older Something Is The Stronger It Is Doctor

    10. The David Tennant Doctor

    11. The War Doctor

    War. The Old-Ass One Foot in the Grave Doctor

    12. The Caecilius Doctor

    13. The RIP Doctor Who 1963-2017 Doctor

    Fugitive. The Mysterious Doctor



    Show-notes:

    4:00: Pretty sure Dylan just said this for the title.

    5:10: As always, here’s the timescales webpage for The Marian Conspiracy.

    5:50:It was The Land of the Dead. Lmao. Also, I was wrong about Power. It was the second episode of series D. The episode I was referring to was Horizon. Oops.

    11:22: I was, of course, wrong again. It was the Tenth Doctor story New Earth.

    13:56: Can’t believe I’m unironically linking Horace Slughorn in a Doctor Who podcast.

    26:50: I’m just reading Mary’s wikipedia page at this point.

    41:20: The cover for The Marian Conspiracy is on the timescales page above, but here it is solo anyway. And here’s the meme, for the millionth time in our show notes, for reference.

    1:03:08: Here’s the article I’m reading off of. (Editor’s note: I think this is the right link. Either way, the information is there. I just don’t know whether it’s exactly where Dylan got it.) (Dylan’s Note: Yep that’s right)

    1:06:29: Our ep on Bang-Bang-a-Boom

    1:11:12: I spent the promised 5 minutes and couldn’t find it. 🙁

    1:18:39: The Curator



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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Audio 22: Chekhov’s Firebomb (The Fearmonger)

    Audio 22: Chekhov’s Firebomb (The Fearmonger)

    Ever stop and wonder what your biggest fears in life are? Probably, but what about whether you yourself are someone or something’s biggest fear? Whether you yourself are stirring a pot of of warm, bubbly fear without even knowing it? Whether you may be called a true fearmonger, which, coincidentally, is the name of the audio we’re covering this week. It’s, once again, The Fearmonger written by Jonathon Blum and released on February 4, 2000.



    Show-notes:

    0:47: Big Finish dot com back in the 90s. Not owned by whom we currently know as Big Finish. Probably.

    3:20: Good news, the show-notes guy is here to give you a link to The Timescales for The Fearmonger.

    11:45: In case you haven’t heard, or have and just forgot or something, Ace is returning in the third and final Whittaker special special, alongside who other than Tegan. I would say that this is a pretty ace move on behalf of Chris Chibnall, but only Ace says “ace” with that usage, so I’ll just say it’s kind of neat.

    18:30: Here’s the cover of The Fearmonger for you to get into the mood while listening to the podcast.

    24:30: Department C19 was a major player in the books, apparently.

    27:47: If you for some inexplicable reason want to hear us talk more about Jacqueline Pearce, and Paul Darrow for that matter, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.

    45:30: For all the masochists out there.

    1:14:56: Soccer City is… a thing.

    1:17:20: Here’s the post in text form too.

    1:22:45 Something something Eccleston… something something explode…



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    The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Audio 21: The Common Courtesy to Die (Land of the Dead)

    Audio 21: The Common Courtesy to Die (Land of the Dead)

    I wish I had the common courtesy to die 🙁

    I wrote a Doctor Who fan fiction called “The Colony of the Dead” once. This is a true story, by the way. Anyway, I wrote it long before I knew this audio existed. It features the First Doctor in an icy wasteland where dead people are coming back to life. I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere actually… It’s Land of the Dead written by Steven Cole and released in January, 2000.



    Show-notes:

    1:00: We all wish that Big Finish audios were released on Dual Disc, right?

    2:35: Why do we need Young James Bond anyway?

    8:40: The Koyukon are real indigenous people of Alaska.

    21:40: Here’s the map of Brett’s house as uploaded to the TARDIS wiki.

    35:24: Yep, Big Finish exists in universe.

    45:57: The 6th Doctor became vegetarian in The Two Doctors, apparently.

    57:04: Here’s what Big Finish dot com looked like on the seventh of October 1999.

    1:03:00: It’s over 9000.

    1:07:56: Check out more on Real Time on the most insane site on the public internet, the Tardis Wiki.

    1:12:50: If you want to listen to us talk about Blake’s 7 for 50+ episodes for some reason, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.

    1:13:15: Call the police, my wife has been murdered! I actually did a pretty good Paul Darrow impression here, if I do say so myself.

    1:17:00: Here’s a link to the actual news article, now that it actually works.

    1:20:50: Listen to Zenith’s final episode for yourself over here.



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    The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Delia Derbyshire.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Audio 20: Blended Seaweed (Whispers of Terror)

    Audio 20: Blended Seaweed (Whispers of Terror)

    Just drop that seaweed in the blender and blend it right up. Yum.

    Did you hear that? That noise. The one just behind you. The one that kind of sounded like a door opening. Nah, never mind, it probably wasn’t important. Probably just the wind. It’s Whispers of Terror, written by Justin Richards and released in November, 1999.



    Show-notes:

    0:37: Ironically, Kiyan’s specificity ended at not including the actual date of release, since it appears nobody really knows what it is.

    3:45: According to the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance, the total sum of our audio output is actually 22 days.

    6:18: Considering the rather blistering intro paragraph of this 2008 academic paper, it’s probably not true that indigenous Tasmanians forgot how to make fire. Unless this paper is wrong idk.

    7:20: Brace yourself, I’m about to mispronounce Ncuti Gatwa‘s name.

    9:00: Yeah, guess I just decided to immortalize my mistake for all eternity. Nice.

    13:03: Some excerpts of the interview appear on DailyMail. Here’s the relevant part: “‘It was talent. He was the very last one, we thought we had someone and then in he came in and stole it,’ Davies said.”

    35:32: Someone made a compilation of all the times Mel screamed, so you can enjoy that if you like.

    36:27: Witness the atrocity known as laverbread. I’ve never tried it, so you know what, hey, it might be good.

    1:05:42: It’s called Ghost in the Machine, and we’ve released an episode on it here.

    52:27: Here’s what bigfinish.com looked like in 1999. Something tells me the Big Finish we know and love today weren’t the owners of the domain back then.

    1:00:26: The dog in question. And on fire.

    1:06:28: Here are our episodes on Ghost in the Machine and Sleep no More if you’re interested.We’ve also released an episode on Sleep No More.

    1:06:32: I have no idea which story I’m talking about here. I couldn’t find it.

    1:08:50: Here’s The Time Scales by the way.

    1:12:20: Good news, you don’t need to navigate Twitter’s god awful interface because I’ve done it for you.

    1:15:20: Listen to Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast on your favourite podcast catcher.

    1:20:00: Behold the rabbit hole of WeatherNewFans.

    1:23:39: I had no idea how right I truly was&#82...

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Nerdish Events ,

“Listen”

Having listened to every “main” episode (the ones focusing on the onscreen episodes), I can confirm that this is a podcast. Not only that, but I can confirm that this is a good podcast. Dylan and Kiyan go on some of the best tangents in the universe as they break down the plots of each episode. These guys really get Doctor Who. They come up with such good ideas that they should be the showrunners someday.

Oakwoodguy ,

I’m enjoying the podcast

First I found there Blake seven podcast, when I finish that I started listening to trust your doctor.
Thanks to progressive blindness, I can no longer re-watch episodes of shows I enjoyed last century.
I’m enjoying the trip down memory lane via your podcast.
Don’t bicker too much! :-)

:/) ) ,

Dull

Lazy and scattershot. The podcasters appear to do little to no research.

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