This Week in Time Travel
By Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke
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Longtime Doctor Who podcaster Chip Sudderth (Two-minute Time Lord) and essayist-podcaster Alyssa Franke (WhovianFeminism on Tumblr and Twitter) join forces for Doctor Who-related interviews, reviews and all the news that marked This Week in Time Travel.
||Clean49: Return of the Drunken Giraffe||The Eleventh Doctor's Hour||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48: Justifiably Smug||The Tenth Doctor Revisited||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47: I Feel Fantastic||The Ninth Doctor celebrated||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46: Not the One You Expected||The Eighth Doctor Revisited||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45: Conniving Clown||The Seventh Doctor revisited; #whoagainstguns raises $15K!||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44: Rainbow Connection||The Sixth Doctor: unjustly maligned?||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43: The Storytellers||Interviews with Rona Munro, Jenny Colgan, Hayley Nebauer and Alisa Stern ("Doctor Puppet")||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42: "Gallifrey Waits No More"||#MeToo and the women of Doctor Who, Gallifrey One con recap, and news||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41: What's the Celery For?||The Fifth Doctor examined||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: Jelly Baby?||Fourth Doctor Tom Baker revisited||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: Draconian Women's Lib||The Third Doctor revisited||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: A Professor of a Far Wider Academy||Analyzing the Second Doctor||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: The Original, You Might Say||The First Doctor revisited; David Fisher remembered||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: "Jodie Whittaker IS the Doctor!"||13th Doctor anticipation; "Twice Upon a Time" Wrap-up; 2018 preview||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: Brilliance||"Twice Upon a Time" reviewed||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: Just Another Manic Mondas||"The Tenth Planet" revisited before "Twice Upon a Time"||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: Everything Ends||"The Husbands of River Song" and "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" reviewed||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: A Very Facehugger Christmas||"The Time of the Doctor" and "Last Christmas" reviewed||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Heroes||Waris Hussein and Katy Manning interviewed||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: A Convention in Space and Time||A report from Long Island Who, the Thirteenth Doctor's costume and a "Twice Upon a Time" preview||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Why Does Chip Hate Christmas (and Joy)?||Paddy Russell Remembered; 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Happy Who-lloween!||Don’t blink, don’t drink the water and — hey, who turned out the lights? We’re getting spooOOOoookky on this special Halloween edition of This Week in Time Travel, going over the episodes, monsters and tropes that chill and thrill us....||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Four's Company||Series 11 cast announcement and Xmas episodes "The End of Time" and "A Christmas Carol"||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Christmas Cheer in Short Supply||Voyage of the Damned and The Next Doctor reviewed||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: The Christmas Runaway Bride Invasion||Christmas Special countdown: 2005 and 2006||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Hat-flips, Spoons and Deviousness||The Seventh Doctor's 30th anniversary celebrated||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Shall We Play a Game?||The new Doctor Who Fluxx card game previewed and "My Doctor Is..." follow-up||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: "MY Doctor is..."||Chip and Alyssa explore the essential characteristics of the constantly changing Doctor||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Thrice Upon a Director||Director Rachel Talalay interviewed||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Conventional Wisdom||Ken Deep of Long Island Who; an introduction to Doctor Who conventions||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Dramatic Persona||Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman profiled by Graeme Burk||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Chibnallogy||Overview of Chris Chibnall's episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Red White (and Orange and Yellow and Blue) and Who||Deborah Watling remembered, a new book about Doctor Who in America, New Paradigm Daleks, SDCC and the Christmas Special||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: I'm With Her||Reaction to Jodie Whittaker's casting as the Thirteenth Doctor||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: The Fan Show Fan Show||Christel Dee interviewed; one last look at Series 10||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Many, Many Feels||"The Doctor Falls" reviewed||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: I Want to Bill-eve||"World Enough and Time" and Bill's misfortunes explored||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Celtic Rock||"The Eaters of Light" reviewed; Lisa Bowerman on Rona Munro||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Pretzel Guns of Mars||"Empress of Mars" reviewed||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Mom Fixes Everything||"The Lie of the Land" reviewed plus an essay on Pride Month||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: At the End of the World as We Know It||"The Pyramid at the End of the World" reviewed, Sarah Dollard interviewed, and the Second Doctor discussed||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Sims 4: Murderous Invasion Stuff||"Extremis" reviewed and life in a tight fandom community explored.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: We Didn't See That Coming||"Oxygen" reviewed with a checkup on Series 10's writing||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Bugs in the System||"Knock Knock" and the first third of Series 10 reviewed||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Punching Down||"Thin Ice" reviewed, NPR's Glen Weldon interviewed, and Chip on what keeps him coming back to Who.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: "Think You Should Only/Write in Emoji"||"Smile" reviewed and Doctor Who's trendiness pondered||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: "The Pilot" Takes Flight||"The Pilot" reviewed with NPR's Petra Mayer||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Hair Apparent||Series 8 Twelfth Doctor vs. Series 9 Twelfth Doctor, and meet Kim and Sage of Head Over Feels||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Series 10, Rachael Stott and Paul Cornell||Series 10, Rachael Stott and Paul Cornell||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: Coming Soon...||An introduction.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A must-listen for Doctor Who fans.
I've long been a fan of the Two-Minute Time Lord podcast, so I'm obviously excited to have Chip back in my podcast app. I have less familiarity with Alyssa's previous work but her contributions so far have quickly made me a fan of hers as well. Despite being a fairly new show, this one has quickly cemented itself as a weekly must-listen. Insightful, timely, and fun.
Hosts seem to willfully misunderstand the show as presented on screen in the service of their perspectives. They have legitimate and important points to make, but it can make for a tedious and predictable podcast when every piece of trivia is dissected with the presumption of ill intent on the part of the show's creators.
It's important to note that the issues raised in this podcast are real and vitally important. But they aren't the only things worth discussing.
Love Doctor Who, want to feel guilty about it?
You've come to the right place.
Nothing is ever good enough, even their favorite episodes are fatally flawed. Good characters is bad situations, yes, isn't that the basis of drama? Everything is an issue, how does it look. But what about the story? Can't we enjoy some fun characters and follow a fun yarn?
So now I've stopped watching, but still listening. Something is wrong here.