July 17, 2014
On the thirteenth edition of Reality Bomb, we’re celebrating the first anniversary of this podcast in style by featuring a special Gallery of the Underrated where NPR Books editor Petra Mayer talks with Graeme Burk about The Happiness Patrol. Also we talk to Lori Steuart and Lindsey Mayers about the new trailer for series 8 and about the allure of trailers in general and we interview Mike Doran (twice!) about the leaked scripts and then the leaked episode 1. And Alex Kennard commemorates our first year by talking about Doctor Who podcasting and how you can join in (with contributions by a number of podcasters). All this plus listeners letters and the Doctor Who adult video most fans want to see!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, July 17 at 7:37 am
June 19, 2014
On the twelfth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk looks back at 30 years of being a Doctor Who fan with a special documentary about how being a Doctor Who fan has changed over the decades. We also talk with Sam Maggs and Mike Doran about the winners and losers in the Doctor Who Magazinepoll and Felicity Kuzinitz sends us on a quest to find The Keys of Marinus in this months Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus comedy from Liz Myles, Bill Evenson, Scot Clarke, Sean Homrig and Laura Gerald… and Alex Kennard finally sings the song he was supposed to have sung last month!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, June 19 at 10:11 am
May 30, 2014
On the eleventh edition of Reality Bomb we have a bootleg tape of Graeme Burk and Alex Kennard at their latest live show recorded at CONsole Room in Minneapolis in May. Featuring an interview with Arnold T Blumberg and Robert Smith? about the new Doctor and a TARDIS trivia quiz with Steven K. Manfred, Kathryn Sullivan, Bill Evenson, and Lars Pearson. And it’s time to do a security check as The Ambassadors of Death is in the Gallery of the Underrated with the AV Club’s Christopher Bahn. All this plus special guest Sophie Aldred sits down for an interview and performs in a comedy sketch with Arnold T. Blumberg, Alex Kennard, Laura Gerald and Bill Evenson!
NOTE: We really mean it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the sound quality is about the same as a concert bootleg.
Posted by Graeme on Friday, May 30 at 7:28 am
April 28, 2014
On the tenth edition of Reality Bomb, we’re talking about Time And Relative Dimensions In Sexuality in a brand-new documentary produced by Alex Kennard. In honour of Kate O’Mara’s passing, Graeme Burk interviews author Jennifer Pelland about the Rani and female villains in Doctor Who. We also check in with Jon Arnold about the latest news and Rod Mammitzsch brings The Power of Kroll to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Lori Steuart shares her thoughts on discovering William Hartnell’s Doctor. All this and the live concert you’ve been waiting for - one night only!
Posted by Graeme on Monday, April 28 at 11:44 am
March 18, 2014
On the ninth edition of Reality Bomb, we’re getting ready for the arrival of companion / recurring character / significant character photographed on a white background Danny Pink with Lori Steuart and Lindsey Mayers. Plus we have Sam Maggs offering up her hopes for the Peter Capaldi era. And it’s the bittersweet taste of life as Aaron Guylas put Terminus in this month’s Gallery of the Underrated. Alex Kennard ponders the nature of Villainy in Doctor Who, and we talk about parenting and Doctor Who with Nikki Stafford and Steve Traylen. All thus plus a return visit to Wisconsin’s best Doctor Who podcast!
Posted by Graeme on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:24 am
February 11, 2014
On the eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we’re dedicated followers of fashion as Graeme Burk talks to fashionistas and cosplayers Taylor Deatherage and Robin Careless about the Twelfth Doctor’s new costume. We explore the tropes we love in Doctor Who with a panel that features Peter Hill, Mike Moses, Felicity Brown and Rob Jones. Alex Kennard looks back fondly on the chessplaying Time’s Champion, the Seventh Doctor and The Face of Evil is this month’s Gallery of the Underrated with Trish Young. All this plus listeners’ letters and phone calls to the Doctor Who Continuity Complaints Tribunal.
Posted by Graeme on Tuesday, February 11 at 10:46 am
January 24, 2014
On the seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we’re speaking the truth about The Time of the Doctor as Graeme Burk interviews an all star panel that includes Nikki Stafford and Jon Arnold. We also talk to comic book reviewer Greg McElhatton about the end of the IDW comic and Doctor Who in comic books. Alex Kennard says goodbye to the Raggedy Man himself, Matt Smith. And we’re talking with Lindsey Mayers about 42 in this month’s Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus a guide to surviving till the next season of Doctor Who!
Posted by Graeme on Friday, January 24 at 7:48 pm
December 23, 2013
On this special Christmas edition of Reality Bomb, recorded live at Chicago TARDIS in November, Graeme Burk talks with DWNY’s Barnaby Edwards about Christmas and Doctor Who (with a special guest contribution by Tony Lee!). Also on the show, Radio Free Skaro‘s Steven Schapansky drops by to talk about why Voyage of the Damned is our seasonal addition to the Gallery of the Underrated. And Alex Kennard discusses the emotional significance of the most important sound in Doctor Who: the TARDIS dematerialzation noise! Plus: the music of Quiana of the Sevateem, Serial Code Deathmatch with Steven K. Manfred, Robert Smith? and Steven Schapansky and comedy from Bill Evenson, Robert Smith? and Quiana Howard. It’s everything you expect from an episode of Reality Bomb…but live on stage. What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by Graeme on Monday, December 23 at 8:59 am
December 17, 2013
On the sixth edition of Reality Bomb, we’re all over the 50th anniversary as Graeme Burk interviews a panel of fans including Jon Arnold, Lori Steuart and Bill Evenson about The Day of the Doctor. We also interview fans Kathleen Schowalter and Sam Maggs about Paul McGann’s triumphant return as the eighth Doctor in The Night of the Doctor. Also, Keynon Wallace goes back to 1963 in his assessment of An Adventure in Space and Time and Alex Kennard talks to Doctor Who Video FAQ master Steven K. Manfred about the changes to the Doctor Who DVD range. And Ari Lipsey puts The Trial of a Time Lord episodes 5-8 AKA Mindwarp in the Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus the making of a scene in The Night of the Doctor!
Posted by Graeme on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:25 am
November 20, 2013
On the fifth edition of Reality Bomb, the host becomes the hunted as Graeme Burk and his co-author Robert Smith? submit to Alex Kennard’s questions about their new book, Who’s 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories To Watch Before You Die. Once Graeme gets back the interviewer’s chair, we celebrate the 50th anniversary by talking to Taza McDoom, who watched the first episode of Doctor Who in 1963 and Wendy, a young Doctor Who fan. We also talk to Dr. Mary Jane Miller, emeritus professor of media studies at Brock University and author of many books on the history of Canadian television, about the career of Doctor Who co-creator Sydney Newman. And we chat with Felicity Kuzinitz about harrassment and conventions. All this plus a history of the Doctor Who theme you don’t want to miss!
Posted by Graeme on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:37 pm
A monthly podcast exploring the world of Doctor Who and its fans.
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- The Kind of Massacre I’d Like to See
- Adventure Has a New Face
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- Me Want
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- 50 Glorious Years: Episode 51 - 2013
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