Ep. 005 Martha My Dear

Martha! Martha! Martha! Join us as we celebrate the VERY FIRST POC COMPANION. Martha Jones was a big deal for us women of color, and frankly we are sick and tired of the hate directed at her. She was amazing. Not “not-Rose”, not “eh”, not “rubs me the wrong way” or any of these other coded excuses not to like her. AMAZING. End of story.

Episodes to watch (basically all of season 3, but we mention these specifically):

  • Smith and Jones
  • The Shakespeare Code
  • 42
  • Utopia
  • The Sound of Drums
  • The Last of the Time Lords
  • Journey’s End
  • The End of Time

Martha’s post-Companion episodes:

  • The Sontaran Strategem
  • The Poison Sky
  • The Doctor’s Daughter
  • Turn Left (mentioned)
  • The Stolen Earth
  • Reset (Torchwood)
  • Dead Man Walking (Torchwood)
  • A Day in the Death (Torchwood)

Catch Freema Agyeman in the Netflix series Sense8 too!

Ep. 004 Adipose: Fat and Fat-shaming in the Whoniverse

We live in a world where we are confronted with a beauty ideal that’s slim and fit, and as a result, many people are shamed for their size. Even our escapist fiction is rife with fat-shaming, which raises the question of where we can possibly go for relief. Join us as we delve into what Doctor Who tells us about fat.

Episodes to watch:

  • Aliens of London/World War Three
  • Love and Monsters
  • Voyage of the Damned
  • Partners in Crime
  • The Lodger
  • Closing Time
  • The Pilot

Episodes we don’t mention in name, but feature relevant examples:

  • Human Nature/The Family of Blood
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • A Good Man Goes to War

Ep. 003 Mickey: Idiot, Orphan, Hero

How does an orphan find himself, claim his own life, and become indispensable? How does Mickey go from Rose’s left-behind boyfriend to Martha’s valiant husband? How does the Idiot become the Hero? Join us as we talk about our favorite friendzoned pseudo-Companion, Mickey.

Doctor WHO?

Ep. 002 Wild speculation on the next Doctor

Who will be the next Doctor? Well now (so far unverifed) rumor has it that it will be Kris Marshall, but when we recorded this episode a couple months ago we had no idea. Join us while we dig through the bookie’s list, whatever that is, and wildly speculate and theorize and maybe offer some clever suggestions. Maybe?

Ep. 001 Welcome to Woke Doctor Who

Welcome to Woke Doctor Who, a podcast about race and representation in Doctor Who with an Asian lady from DC and a Black lady from Baltimore. In our inaugural episode, we introduce ourselves and discuss why we care so much that our favorite show features people that look like us, our family, and our friends. We also chat about British imperialism, gutsy casting choices, firsts, and the future.

We’d like to thank cellist Samantha Hegre for our intro music, Devon Rowland Photography for our photos, and our producer Justin Sabe for putting it all together.