Woke Doctor Who
By Woke Doctor Who
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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 feature people that look like us, our family, and our friends. We also chat about British imperialism, gutsy casting choices, firsts, and the future.
||ExplicitEp. 018 Sweep Your Own Yard||As American WOC who love a British show, we were bracing ourselves for the worst when we saw the previews for “Rosa”. And we were absolutely right to worry. While we’re still enjoying this season and Jodie as 13,||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 017 Lucky #13||The Doctor is back and so are we! The first female Doctor is no small thing, so we got together to experience our new TARDIS team in person! We laughed, we cried, we grumbled (a little), we ate pizza, we clapped–and then of course talked about it all||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 016 Captain Jack: Sex Jesus||Ah, Captain Jack Harkness, arguably the sexiest part of “Doctor Who”, the one who swaggered into the Whoniverse and changed it irrevocably. In this episode, we dig into the life (LIVES?) of our beloved omni/pansexual,||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 015 Grab Bag: SDCC||Introducing our new quickie “grab bag” episodes! Eugenia and Toya take a little time to reflect on the new TARDIS team and their panel at San Diego Comic-Con. We’re so excited, guys!||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 014 Black Panther||And now for something completely different! Join us as we finally talk about “Black Panther.” Toya is ready to share her thoughts, her experiences, and most importantly, her feelings about Wakanda and what the possibility of a land without colonizat||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 013 Danny, We Hardly Knew Ye||What can we say about Danny Pink? Seriously what can we say about him??? We spent one season getting to know the second black man to be boyfriend of a companion on the show, only to have him fade into the background like everyone else around Clara.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 012 Love in the Whoniverse||It’s February and we have loooooooove on the brain. Join us as we VERY MATURELY discuss the Doctor’s crushes (platonic and not), familial love, and SEX! Okay, it’s more like romantic love, which includes a smidgen of sex. Just a little. A hint of||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 011 Happy New Year!||Ok, so we’re a month late, but join us as we welcome in 2018! We’re very excited for our SECOND YEAR of Woke Doctor Who and we have big plans. This year we’ll be “regenerating” (see what we did there? SEE IT???||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 010 Sorting Fez: When Fandoms Collide||Happy Christmahanukwanzakkah!!! We celebrate our inaugural year of podcasting (yay!) with a very special episode. Join us as we play Sorting Hat and sort the Doctors and their Companions into their Hogwarts Houses! Yes, these are two separate fandoms,||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 009 The Many Lives of River Song||In this episode, we take a journey through the lives of the devilishly delightful Professor River Song. Like the Doctor, River regenerates – and in each life, she is someone different – the beloved Baby Melody Pond, the mischievous best friend Mel,||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 008 Domestic Violence as a Plot Device in the Whoniverse||Content/Trigger Warning: Child abuse, physical abuse, sexual violence Domestic and sexual violence are horrible realities for so many. Minefields surround any film portrayals: Will it upset survivors? Will the show’s stance be clear?||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 007 East Asians in the Whoniverse: All Six of Them||Doctor Who has a spotty history with East Asians, dating all the way back to 1977 with the exploitative Talons of Weng-Chiang featuring a villain in yellowface makeup and actual East Asians as set dressing.||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 006 Screw Season 10: The Episode||In this episode, we review and discuss Season 10. We’re not going to mince words here – this was a difficult episode for us to record, because it was a difficult season for us to watch. Fandom is about love,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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”,||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 r||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 ps||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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,||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 featur.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast so much! There’s so much to examine in doctor who from a woke female POC perspective and the hosts do it so beautifully. Keep it up y’all!!
I just stumbled across this recently and it's quickly moved to an all time favorite podcast. As a Doctor Who fan since childhood, it's fantastic to listen to these women who love it also open up new perspectives for me. Some thoughts I've had, others have never occurred to me and some I don't quite agree with.
More I say!
I don't want to go!
This is my FAVORITE podcast of all time. When I'm listening, I feel like I'm sitting in my living room with my best friends and talking about some of the most meaningful parts of my favorite show. Eugenia and Tonya really know their Doctors, and they're not afraid to put important criticisms on the table (season 10) alongside celebrations of some of the best aspects of representation in the series (Martha!!). Every time an episode ends, I don't want it to be over. I'm really looking forward to new episodes this year!