July 02, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 025 - Live In New York
On the twenty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded in New York at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in Manhattan. Graeme Burk interviews NPR Books editor Petra Mayer about the tenth anniversary of the tenth Doctor, while Sage Young and Kim Rogers from Head Over Feels battle each other in our trivia contest about the David Tennant era and comic book artist Simon Fraser (Titan’s eleventh Doctor comic) brings Fear Her to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus a song by Cat Smith, some live comedy, an opening musical number and Alex Kennard and Robert Smith? in the debating duel of year! It’s the Doctor Who podcast you love, only live…in New York!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, July 2 at 6:22 am
May 25, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 023
On the twenty-third edition of Reality Bomb, we have a feature length documentary about the early days of Doctor Who in Canada in the 1970s, the educational segments on TVOntario featuring Dr. Jim Dator and science fiction author Judith Merrill, and the first generation of Doctor Who fans in Canada and how they organized themselves. This documentary features conversations with Ed Conroy of the YouTube channel Retrontario and one of the first fans in Canada, Dean Shewring. Also in this episode, Graeme Burk is talking about the lasting legacy of UNIT with Peter McAlpine and Patrick Troughton’s Doctor finally comes to the Gallery of the Underrated when Jason Miller brings The Krotons. Plus, a new feature, Doctor Who From A to Z, has NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer pondering about a word with the letter E and its importance to Doctor Who… and we have a murder mystery on a Doctor Who podcast!
Bonus content: the raw TVOntario footage in our documentary can be found here, here and here!
Posted by Graeme on Monday, May 25 at 6:31 am
April 30, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 022
On the twenty-second episode of Reality Bomb, guest host Alex Kennard talks with technology writer (and host of The Incomparable podcast) Jason Snell about the latest controversy over the Hugo nominations and what it has to do with Doctor Who. We’re also talking to author Liz Myles about the book she co-edited, Companion Piece - Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who and Nikki Stafford brings Planet of the Ood into the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus, Graeme Burk talks to a 7 year-old about meeting Peter Capaldi on location and more!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, April 30 at 7:08 am
March 26, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 021
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February 27, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 020
On the twentieth episode of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk talks to Felicity Kuzinitz, Felicity Brown and Robert Smith? about what they would most like to see in the new season of Doctor Who. We also commemorate ten years of downloading since the leak of Rose by chatting with technology writer (and host of The Incomparable podcast) Jason Snell. And author and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell brings the 1965 story The Web Planet to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus, Alex Kennard sings about the hard life of not going to Gallifrey and we go back to 2005 for a Canadian Heritage Moment!
Posted by Graeme on Friday, February 27 at 10:44 am
January 20, 2015
Reality Bomb Episode 019
On the nineteenth episode of Reality Bomb, guest host Erika Ensign talks about Last Christmas with Lindsey Mayers, Cat Smith and author Rebecca Diem. We also discuss the growing popularity of Doctor Who Legacy with gamer and vlogger TheAdiposeTV And television producer David Barsky takes us on a visit to Voga the Planet of Gold as Revenge of the Cybermen makes its way to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Alex Kennard returns to audio essays and muses on the reaction of fans to series 8 and we look at gatekeeping Doctor Who fandom. Literally
Posted by Graeme on Tuesday, January 20 at 10:40 am
December 18, 2014
Reality Bomb Episode 018
On the eighteenth episode of Reality Bomb we’re discussing women writers in Doctor Who, or the lack thereof, with NPR Books editor Petra Mayer. The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe is in a special holiday-themed Gallery of the Underrated thanks to Head Over Feels’ blogger Sage Young. And Louise Lafond convenes a roundtable of Doctor Who’s toughest critics: a group of kids. All this and Listener’s Letters…and the return of Spoiler Cops!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, December 18 at 12:03 pm
November 26, 2014
Reality Bomb Episode 017
On the seventeenth episode of Reality Bomb we have another supersized episode featuring our final panel review of Series 8 that includes Lori Steuart, Jon Arnold and Children’s Fantasy author Lou Anders (Thrones and Bones: Frostborn). We also have a conversation with Cat Smith and Lindsey Mayers about Missy / The Master. And Titan’s Doctor Who tenth Doctor comic book writer Nick Abadzis tries (and possibly fails) to get The Twin Dilemma into the Gallery of the Underrated. All this plus Listeners’ Letters, poltical attack ads you need to hear… and host Graeme Burk gets an offer he can’t refuse!
Posted by Graeme on Wednesday, November 26 at 7:31 am
October 31, 2014
Reality Bomb Episode 016
On the sixteenth edition of Reality Bomb we continue our journey through Series 8 with a panel discussion on episodes 5 through 10 featuring NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, author Nikki Stafford and Space producer Mark Askwith. We’re also celebrating 15 years of Big Finish audio adventures with DWNY’s Barnaby Edwards and Andrew Flint. And Caitlin Walsh gives up something of value to put The Rings of Akhaten in this month’s Gallery of the Underrated. Plus listeners’ letters and an august gathering of fans evaluate the science of Kill The Moon!
Posted by Graeme on Friday, October 31 at 7:09 pm
September 18, 2014
Reality Bomb Episode 015
On the fifteenth edition of Reality Bomb we have a super-sized episode featuring a special panel looking at the first four episodes of series eight that includes Lindsey Mayers, David Barsky and Kim Rogers. Also, Gallifrey One‘s program director Shaun Lyon puts a stake into State of Decay in this month’s Gallery of the Underrated and Bill Evenson takes us Into The Dalek. And we check in with the spouses and partners of several Doctor Who fans including Maddie Rodriguez (partner of our co-producer Alex Kennard), Robert Thompson (husband of author Nikki Stafford), Paul Stanish (husband of Verity! co-host Deb Stanish) and Julie Hopkins (wife of host Graeme Burk). Plus we return to listen in on Wisconsin’s finest Doctor Who podcast!
Posted by Graeme on Thursday, September 18 at 10:20 am
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