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.

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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.