Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Special Thanks To...

As I end another year of Doctor Who podcasting, I want to take a moment to give special thanks to those who supported the podcast this year and in years past...

Do Bats Eat Cats? (aka my girlfriend Darlene) for your love, patience, understanding, and constructive criticism. I promise not to do my lame Moffat impressions anymore on the podcast.

St. Xtofer and the rest of the Dirty WHOers for the hilarious yet on-the-mark criticism of this program we're all obsessed about. You guys were an early influence when I started this mad world of podcasting, and I hope you continue to put out the pods again soon.

Steve & Sean of The TARDIS Tavern for popping my podcast-guesting cherry and for the well balanced discussions of all things WHO.

Daniel & Shana of Oi! Spaceman for your words of support and for seeing the big picture where most other podcasts only skim the surface.

Lauren Faits a/k/a Geek Girl Chicago for never being afraid or ashamed of being her geeky self and for spreading the gospel of geek all across the windy city.

Mark Harris for writing me pages of emails and sketches that I always look forward to receiving, reading and reenacting.

Russ and WhoBrannigan for being my sole patreons and for sticking with the podcast.

Nathan Robbel and The Right Brain Project for making my dream of working in Doctor Who come true not once, but twice.

Rob Southgate and the staff of the Blue Box Cafe for a fun summer night of podcasting in the suburbs this year. Let's do it again soon.

Brent & Christina, my hometown buds, who were there at the beginning of my WHO fandom and who continue the journey with me.

Kevin Smith (yes, THAT Kevin Smith) for inspiring me (and countless others) to start podcasting and for all the laughs.

Casey Blick for co-writing the theme tune for the podcast years before we even knew about podcasts. The world lost what would've been an amazing podcast host, and I still miss you like mad.

and finally, the listeners who download or stream this podcast. Hope you have enjoyed listening to these episodes as much as I have enjoyed recording and editing them, and I really do enjoy it.

I'll save my New Years Resolutions for the next episode of the podcast.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

#078 I Believe In Peace, Bitch!

… in which our fearless podcaster punches holes in Steven Moffat's writing just as ferociously as the Doctor punched a hole through the diamond wall. And we find out if Clara's power is all in a club sandwich. It's the long awaited review of "Heaven Sent" and "Hell Bent". Also, hear all about how River Song got sexually harassed live on stage at Chicago TARDIS 2015.

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Caffeinated Comics Podcast: Claracast (recorded live at Chicago TARDIS 2015)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

#077 (Not That) Star Wars Holiday Special

... in which two generations of Star Wars fans share their memories of the Original Trilogy and their hopes for the upcoming Sequel Trilogy. Joining JB for this special edition of the podcast is Lauren Faits (Geek Girl Chicago). Happy Holidays, and May The Force Be With You.

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The BAC Cinema, Belleville, IL, where JB saw each movie of the Original Trilogy for the first time.

A fantastic mural that hung in the lobby of the BAC Cinema for "Empire" and "Jedi"

Our fearless podcaster. December 1981

Our fearless cosplayer at her first DragonCon (2009). Too hot for Maxim.


The BAC Cinema: blog entry from PictureThisSTL
Sexy Greedo Cosplay: Stuck With Pins blog

Friday, December 4, 2015

#076 Randomizer

… in which podcasters gossip about other podcasters, bitch about reconstructions, gush about the audios and books, and share their thoughts about the Moffat era. Special guests St. Xtofer (Dirty WHOers), Sean Homrig (The TARDIS Tavern & The Doctor Who Book Club), Lauren Faits (Geek Girl Chicago), and a couple of old lardies who used to be Doctor Who.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

#075 I'm So Tired/Blackbird

… in which our fearless podcaster has something in his eye (It's sleep dust, dammit! Not tears - I swear!) as he bids a somber farewell to the Impossible Girl. It's a review of "Sleep No More" (with special guest Sean Homrig of "The TARDIS Tavern" and "The Doctor Who Book Club" podcasts) and "Face The Raven".

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Sean Homrig can also be heard on the following:
The TARDIS Tavern Podcast
The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast
The Classic Horror Cast
The 1001 Movies Podcast

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#074 Twin Dilemma II: Clara of the Zygons

… in which Capaldi finally finds his Doctor moment and Jenna Coleman plays with herself as our fearless podcaster reviews "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion".

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

#073 Forever Your Girl

… in which our finite podcaster weighs in on immortality with his review of "The Girl Who Died" and "The Woman Who Lived".

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

#072 When The Levee Breaks

…in which the podcaster by the lake and the podcaster from downstate commiserate on the current state of the series' fate - but don't you dare call it Moffat hate! JB is joined by St. Xtofer from the Dirty WHOers podcast to discuss "Under The Lake" and "Before The Flood". We also cover the vast world of spinoff media, deduce which television stories were cribbed from the novels, and decide which other stories should've taken their cues from the audios.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#071 Fan Mail 2

…in which our fearless podcaster takes a small break from reviewing new episodes and lets the listeners chime in on the opening two-part story of Series 9.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#070 Dalek Diarrhea

... in which the Doctor thinks it's funny but it's really dark and runny. Our fearless podcaster takes on "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar".

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My appearance on the Oi! Spaceman - A Doctor Who Love Story Podcast

This week I make a guest appearance on the Oy! Spaceman - A Doctor Who Love Story podcast. I join hosts Daniel and Shana to review one of my favorite classic series episodes, "City of Death", and we also discuss the many problems we have with Moffat-era Who.

SHOW LINK: Oy!Spaceman Podcast: "Split Personalities" (City of Death)

Be sure to check out their back catalog of podcast episodes here. They have also started a blog for the podcast which you can find here.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

#068 Outtakes

... in which our fearless podcaster presents some bloopers and segments cut from past episodes of the podcast.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

#066 Under The Pink

… in which our fearless podcaster gives a speculative look at the Series 9 trailer, and a fearless listener weighs in on the checking of male privilege, the feminist perspective, and the unclear discourse rules in Doctor Who fandom. And to lighten the mood, we also present "Life With Danny".

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SHOW LINK - - Geek Bar Chicago fundraiser

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

#065 BBC 123

… in which our fearless podcaster explores the pre-Big Finish audio adventures of the Doctor as he reviews three stories from the first three Doctors. Also Steven Moffat takes on the "haters" (sort of) and a listener takes on Capaldi.

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Show Link - The Mary Sue - Steven Moffat Talks Doctor Who Showrunner Hate

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My tribute to Chris Squire on the Progtor WHO podcast

This week I pay tribute to one of my biggest musical influences, the recently-departed Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of the band Yes, on the UK-based Doctor Who podcast, Progtor WHO. If you love progressive rock as much as you love Doctor Who, this is the podcast for you. This week the lads also discuss the recently discovered Troughton Stories "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear".

Show Link - Progtor WHO Episode 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#064 Radio Free Sorrow

…in probably the most meta episode of this podcast, our host calls out one of The Three Who Rule on a remark he made on his podcast.

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Radio Free Skaro Episode #481
The comments in question start at around the 37:53 mark.

Friday, June 19, 2015

#063 Sending Out An SOS

…in which our fearless podcaster searches out science with the Doctor, Ace, K9 and Cedric (an entertainer) via classic DVD commentary.  Also a look at the writers lineup for Series 9 and the guest lineup for this year's Chicago TARDIS. 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My appearance at the Doctor Who Extravaganza is now live

Last month I made a live appearance at The Blue Box Cafe for the Doctor Who Extravaganza, sponsored by Southgate Media Group. You can now stream this event on the Live at the Blue Box Podcast page.

The event was recorded and released in three parts. I appear in part one, along with Ronen from Time Crash and Doctor Who poet James Wylder. Be warned: my microphone was really hot, and I sound like a very excitable Dalek, so adjust the volume accordingly.

You can also download part one on the RSS feed for the podcast. Parts two and three should be available for download soon. And while you're there, check out the other episodes of the podcast, including an interview with friend of the podcast Geek Girl Chicago, and an acoustic performance from Time Crash.

Monday, May 25, 2015

#062 Right Brain Confidential

A special "behind the curtain" look at The Right Brain Project's production of "WHO TOO", the sequel to 2013's Doctor Who stage show "The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo!)", in which a fearless podcaster (NOT yours truely) questions his sanity, we find out if there's life on Mars, and the Doctor meets one of her previous incarnations.

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SHOW LINK: The Right Brain Project - WHO TOO

Saturday, May 2, 2015

"WHO TOO" Coming Soon!

The promotion machine has begun for The Right Brain Project's summer production of "WHO TOO", the sequel to 2013's summer smash "The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo)". Returning to the RBP stage for this show are Tom McGrath and Clint Worthington, and they will be joined by Charlesanne Rabensburg and Lauren Baker. Also returning to the fold to provide character voices are Jennifer Roehm and yours truly.

Show dates are May 22 to June 21, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm, and Sundays at 2pm, at the RBP Theater, 4001 N. Ravenswood (a block from the Irving Park Brown Line).

For more information go to For ticket reservations, go to the Brown Paper Tickets website.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

new WHO 37 promo

I've recorded a new one-minute promo for the podcast. My fellow podcasters are free to download and play this promo on their own podcasts to help promote WHO 37.

Any other Doctor Who or sci-fi/geek podcasts are more than welcome to send me promos in exchange, and I will feature them on future episodes of WHO 37.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

#060 The Final Countdown

… in which our fearless podcaster finishes his Companion Countdown with the top ten. Topics include free lists, the Fido method of acting, the Nicholas Courtney method of acting, messed up childhoods, and how to be sexy without even trying.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

#058 On His Mother's Side

…in which the Companion Countdown continues. Topics include the Doctor's surrogate parents, a more family-friendly Torchwood, and which companions our fearless podcaster would marry, shag or kill. Also, a tribute to the most logical half-human to appear on television and the silver screen. LLAP.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

#057 Two Years Later

… in which the podcast celebrates its second anniversary by having a mid-life crisis. However, we do have some early buzz about this summer's stage sequel to the Right Brain Project's "Timey Wimey" show, and the Companion Countdown continues…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

#056 They Were Just There

…in which an uninspired podcaster tries (but mostly fails) to say some nice things about the companions ranking from 30 to 21 on his Companion Countdown. Seriously, if you're not a completist you probably want to skip this one. Topics include mom's discontinuity guide, why Vicki should've been the Doctor's granddaughter, and how the Black Guardian is totally watching you masturbate.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

#055 Who's 37 - A Companion Countdown

… in which our fearless podcaster begins a countdown of Doctor Who companions. This week it's 37 to 31. Topics include robot jihads, alien STDs, spaceships as consolation prizes, and questionable accents.

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