Happy new year!!! We ease into the year and back into podcasting with a fun episode where we ask each other the nerdiest Whoniverse questions we can think of. And keep an ear out for a musical interlude and our clear obsession with Henry Cavill. Happy 2020!
TRICK OR TREAT! It’s Halloween and our treat for you is a special double-size episode of Woke Doctor Who! Join us as we don our Potterhead costumes and spotlight the (few) people of color in the Wizarding World. Also, parents of small children take note – we’ve been given the OK from our producer to stop censoring ourselves so we swear up a STORM in this one.
Wizarding World POCs
- Dean Thomas
- Angelina Johnson
- Blaise Zabini
- Parvati and Padma Patil
- Cho Chang
- Kingsley Shacklebolt
- Lavender Brown
- Hermione Granger
- Leta Lestrange
- Yusuf Kama
- Lee Jordan (mentioned in passing)
- Alicia Spinnet (not mentioned)
“I believe…I believe I haven’t seen everything, I don’t know. It’s funny, isn’t it? The things you make up, the rules. If that thing had said it came from beyond the universe, I’d believe it. But before the universe? Impossible. Doesn’t fit my rule. Still, that’s why I keep traveling. To be proved wrong.”
The Doctor has taken on religion, faith, and belief several times in the run of the show. We’ve even seen the Doctor become a religion in and of him/herself. Underneath it all, we recognize that the desire for faith, something to believe in is…human.
Join us as we discuss our own approaches to faith, what it’s like to be a minority in religious spaces, and what the Doctor teaches us about the humanity of belief.
Episodes to Watch:
- The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
- Last of the Time Lords
- The Fires of Pompeii
- The God Complex
- Demons of the Punjab
- The Witchfinders
- It Takes You Away
- The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
In the Whoniverse, the TARDIS is a recognizable image throughout time and space. For the people that love the Doctor, it’s a symbol that everything is going to be ok. For everyone else, it can be a symbol of oppression and invasion. Join us as we discuss waning empires, waxing empires, current events, and how Doctor Who is, at its core, an Imperialist show.
In this very special episode, you’ll hear your hosts, Eugenia and Toya, give their very first panel talk as part of BlerDCon 2019! Topics include: how “Woke Doctor Who” was born, what it’s like to be women of color in a very white podcast and fandom space, how to enter the Whoniverse if you’re new to Doctor Who, and much more. If you’ve come in new from BlerDCon: Welcome! We hope you stay a spell.
We’ve had a tough couple of weeks and wanted a break from our usual challenging topics, so we bring you: THE THIRST. Essentially, all the dudes we lust after (ladies to come in a later episode). Enjoy!
In a show that features time travel, the concept of age could be completely meaningless. So when and how does the show make it meaningful? We explore the times Doctor Who has leaned into the significance of age and aging, or sidestepped it completely. Join us as we discuss: –
- Life and love after 40
- May-September pairings
- Age vs. beauty
and all the women who waited for our Doctor.
Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2019 by sharing our thoughts about Season 11. Join us as we talk through:
- Our stories taking center stage on the show
- The Doctor as Project Manager
- The strength, weakness, and brilliance of normal people
- And overall, just how dang “chuffed” we are with this season
CW: Swearing (and lots of it)
Happy holidays! We send off the year with a good ol’ fashioned Festivus airing of grievances. As a Black woman and an Asian woman, we spend lots of time talking to each other about the ways – large and small – whiteness infringes on our ability to be who we are. But damnit, we have a podcast now! We don’t have to just talk to each other about it – we can tell the whole world!
So, pass the champagne. We’re about to bring your 2019 in with a bang. Cheers!