Thursday, December 20, 2018

#140 Battle of the Planets

…in which, for once, Doctor Who finishes a season with a pretty solid Sci-Fi story instead of a convoluted and emotionally charged melodrama. St. Xtofer joins JB for the final lap of Series 11 reviews with “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

#139 Across The Mirrorverse

… in which our fearless podcasters almost get thru an episode review without talking about comics. Jon Clarke from the Caffeinated Comics podcast joins JB for a review of Series 11 Episode 9, “It Takes You Away”.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

#138 Witching and Bitching

… in which our fearless podcaster and our local fan organizer put on their funny black hats and explain why they no longer participate in their local Doctor Who convention. JB is joined by Gordon Dymowski from the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup to review Series 11 Episode 8, “The Witchfinders”, and to have a candid discussion on the current state of Chicago TARDIS.


Friday, November 30, 2018

#137a Living on Channel Z

A bonus podcast featuring what JB was able to salvage from the original recording session for the “Kerblam” review featuring Josh Zimon from Mostly Harmless Cutaway and (formerly) The Memory Cheats.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

#137 Going Postal

… in which our fearless podcasters attempt to decode machine logic and end up with word salad. Sean Homrig from The TARDIS Tavern and The Columbo Confab joins JB for a review of Series 11 Episode 7, “Kerblam!”


Saturday, November 17, 2018

#136 Indian Takeaway

… in which the series continues to be more relevant politically and dramatically with another (mostly) historical adventure. This week JB is joined by Cate Brecht, co-host of the Babes Watch Buffy Podcast, to discuss episode six of Series 11, “Demons of the Punjab”.


Monday, November 12, 2018

#135 The Funko Pop of Death

… in which our fearless podcasters stick condoms on the backs of their ears and hope that neither of them get pregnant. JB and St. Xtofer review “The Tsuranga Conundrum”.


Friday, November 2, 2018

#134 Mr. Big Is Still A Dick

... in which no spiders were harmed in the recording of this podcast. JB is joined by television/film critic and fellow "Timey Wimey" alum Clint Worthington for a review of "Arachnids in the UK".


Clint Worthington is co-host of the movie review podcast Alcohollywood and the pop-culture podcast Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast. He is also a television/film critic for Consequence of Sound.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

#133 On The Bus

JB welcomes back to the podcast Dawn Xiana Moon of Raks Geek & Raks Inferno for a discussion on racism, politics and wacky sci-fi tropes as they review Episode Three of Series 11, “Rosa”.

Closing Music: "Beautiful Flowers Under A Full Moon", arranged and performed by Dawn Xiana Moon.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

#132 Giving Up The Ghost

… in which our fearless podcasters have a lot to say, but not necessarily about the episode they’re reviewing. JB welcomes Daniel Harper back to Doctor Who podcasting as they cross the desert sands and the deadly seas to reach “The Ghost Monument”.


Daniel is the co-host of Oi! Spaceman: Adventures in Media Criticism, a Doctor Who podcast that has been on hiatus for some time but is due to return soon.

He is a co-host of the Wrong With Authority podcast which recently released a commentary track for "The Lodger" and "Closing Time".

He is also a co-host of the They Must Be Destroyed on Sight podcast.

Monday, October 15, 2018

#131 The Doctor Who Who Fell To Earth

... in which we finally have new Doctor Who to review. Lauren Faits returns to the podcast (and to the program) bringing her She-Ra: Progressive of Power Podcast co-host Eric Garneau (who has never watched the program before) to join JB and his two new PodCats in welcoming Jodie Whittaker as they review the Series 11 opener, "The Woman Who Fell To Earth".


Eric Garneau can also be found on The Nerdologues Podcast

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

#130 Games Without Frontiers

…in which three old Doctor Who podcasters dust the cobwebs off their microphones, discuss the current state of Doctor Who fandom, and play some games. JB is joined by St. Xtofer from (the late) Dirty WHOers and Sean Homrig from The TARDIS Tavern (closed for remodeling).


Sunday, August 19, 2018

#129 My 70s Batman Childhood

... in which our fearless podcaster presents a special preview of his new podcast, "BAT 77 - My 70s Batman Childhood", coming soon to an RSS feed near you.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

WHO 37 Podcast to End After Series 11 Reviews

This was covered on the latest episode of the podcast, but I'm posting this here for the record...

I am looking forward to reviewing Series 11 and have a great line-up of guest reviewers joining me to make this season of review the best ever. But when Series 11 ends at the end of the year, so will WHO 37.

I’ve been recording WHO 37 almost non-stop for over five years. I took an extended break over the summer, and now I find it much harder to get back on the horse.

I feel like I’ve said all that needs to be said about Classic Who and the past 10 seasons of Modern Who. I’m finding it much harder to be motivated enough to come up with original material during the long periods of time in between series, and I don’t want to do what every other podcast is doing (i.e. reviewing old episodes).

I was going to do another “Loose Cannons” episode with X, but we’re both not feeling up to doing all the homework (reading books and listening to audios), especially as we’ve gotten little to no feedback on the last three of these we did.

I’m getting fewer downloads and no listener feedback for the past year. It’s hard to keep going when you feel like you’re shouting into the void.

I want to do other things now. I will be starting a new podcast soon (which you’ll hear about later). I am volunteering to do editing for another podcast, and I also want to expand my digital art.

I originally started the podcast to get back into the Doctor Who Fandom Community, and right now the community is very toxic. It was bad enough when the podcast establishment were up in arms with anyone critical of Moffat-era Who, but with everyone drawing battle lines before one frame of Series 11 has even aired, I'm ready to call it a day.

I will keep the blog and Facebook page up after the podcast ends, but I will be going off Twitter once I no longer need to promote the podcast. If I feel the need to sound off on Doctor Who or review upcoming series, I will post my thoughts online. Believe me, editing text is much easier and less time consuming than editing audio.

I want to thank all of the listeners who have stuck with me these past 5 1/2 years and hope that you’ll stick around for my Series 11 reviews. I’m keeping an open mind, but I will be critical. Just because the Doctor is now played by a woman and two of the companions are POC, it does not make the show critic-proof. For me it’s all about the story, and if there is no story (or if the story is badly told), I will say so, regardless on who is playing the Doctor or whatever social messages the writers are trying to make.

#128 Return of the Son of Stolen Fluid Links

… in which our fearless podcaster emulates one of Schapansky’s other podcasts with his own version of “lazy Doctor Who” by once again answering questions meant for Radio Free Skaro. JB also spills the beans regarding the future of WHO 37.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

FLASHBACK - The Deadly Assassin Commentary

WHO 37 is on summer hiatus but will be back in the autumn with new episodes. In the meantime JB will be re-releasing some classic moments from the first year of the podcast which are no longer available on iTunes. This month JB represents all four parts of his commentary for the Season 14 classic story, “The Deadly Assassin”. Originally appeared in Episodes #014 Goth Sausage Party, #015 WHO 37 at ARCHON 37, #019 Paul is Dead, and #021 Rassilon’s Rod.


Friday, June 29, 2018

FLASHBACK - Podcast Panel 2013

WHO 37 is on summer hiatus but will be back in the autumn with new episodes. In the meantime JB will be re-releasing some classic moments from the first year of the podcast which are no longer available on iTunes.

This month it’s an encore presentation of the Podcast Panel at Chicago TARDIS 2013, moderated by JB Anderton (WHO 37) and featuring Lynne Thomas & Erika Ensign of Verity! and Alex Kennard, formerly of Reality Bomb - originally appeared in Episode #022 Suburban TARDIS 2013.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

FLASHBACK - Dick Mills & Time Crash

WHO 37 is on summer hiatus but will be back in the autumn with new episodes. In the meantime JB will be re-releasing some classic moments from the first year of the podcast which are no longer available on iTunes.

Interview with Dick Mills at Chicago TARDIS 2013 - originally appeared in Episode #022 Suburban TARDIS 2013

Interview with Time Crash - originally appeared in Episode #011 Bash & Crash


The Radiophonic Workshop on Facebook featuring Dick Mills
Time Crash - Official Site

Sunday, May 6, 2018

#127 London Calling

…in which our fearless podcaster flies across the Atlantic (and back) and lives to tell the tale of his visit to the city where Doctor Who began. Also featuring the return of “Stolen Fluid Links”.



Art By David Bircham
The Who Shop and Television Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
Garlic and Shots


Buckingham Palace - no Titanic spaceship in sight.

Big Ben - after the latest alien invasion.

London Eye - really an Auton transmitter.

Police Box outside Earl's Court Station.

My girlfriend, Darlene, makes a new friend at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

One of the Cushing TARDIS props (I have my doubts) at The Who Shop.

The Globe Theater - no witches in sight.

St. Paul's Cathedral - perfect backdrop for a Cyberman invasion. So nice they used it twice.

Tower Bridge

Encountering a white Dalek and a sickly looking K9 at Camden Market.

One of the lions at Trafalgar Square.

I really hate flying! Taking ET home at Madame Tussards.

Hanging with Slave Leia at Madame Tussards

The consulting room of Holmes & Watson at 221b Baker Street (The Sherlock Holmes Museum).

Walking the steps of the Fab Four. Outside Abbey Road Studios.

Monday, April 16, 2018

#126 Season 19b (Part Two)

... in which our fearless podcasters continue their deep dive into the out-of-continuity adventures of the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa of Traken. JB and St. Xtofer review the Big Finish audios “The Mutant Phase” by Nicholas Briggs, “Primeval” by Gary Russell, “Circular Time - Autumn” by Paul Cornell & Mike Maddox, “Castle of Fear” by Alan Barnes, “The Eternal Summer” by Jonathan Morris, and “Plague of the Daleks” by Mark Morris.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#125 Season 19b (Part One)

…in which Celery Boy and the Last of the Trakenites have the TARDIS all to themselves. JB and St. Xtofer examine some of the many adventures the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa shared between “Time Flight” and “Arc of Infinity”. This month they review the Short Trip stories “Confabula” by Ian Potter, and “Not So Much a Program, More a Way of Life” by Anthony Keetch, and the Past Doctor Adventures novel “Empire of Death” by David Bishop. Closing theme: Hybrid Mix by Soundhog.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#124 Before The Blue Box

…in which our fearless podcasters go back to the beginning. It’s the debut of “Loose Cannons” where JB and St. Xtofer examine the novels, short stories and audios to piece together the off-screen continuity of the Doctor’s adventures. This month they look at several stories of the First Doctor & Susan set before “An Unearthly Child”. Stories include “Lungbarrow” by Marc Platt, “The Beginning” also by Marc Platt, “Quinnis” again by Marc Platt, “The Exiles” by Lance Parkin, “The Gift” by Robert Dick, “Frayed” by Tara Samms, and “Dr. First” by Adam Hargreaves.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

My Prog-Rock tribute to Murray Gold, who is leaving Doctor Who

It was confirmed this weekend at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles that Murray Gold, the most prolific music composer for Doctor Who, has left the series. While I think he is a phenomenal composer who created many of the most memorable themes for the Doctor's various incarnations, his companions and his enemies, I do think that the producers sometimes relied on his music too much in order to bring out "the feels" for some of the more weaker scripts. And sometimes his music would just be TOO DAMN LOUD in the sound mix.

I do applaud the man for making so much music for the show, and I wish him the best for all his future endeavors. However, I am ready for a change in the music soundtrack. Doctor Who is all about change, and much as we all enjoyed Dudley Simpson's music in the 60's and 70's, the show took on new life when the producers switched to the Radiophonic Workshop in the '80s, and I hope the new composer (or hopefully composers to have more variety in the soundtrack) will also bring new life to the show.

Several years go I arranged and recorded a 12-minute progressive rock tribute to Murray Gold's themes from the first five seasons of New Who, appropriately titled "The New Who Revue", which you can listen to by...


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

#123 Five Years

... in which our fearless podcaster reflects on five years of hosting a Doctor Who podcast as he charts the course for year six. JB also explains how Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Trek: Discovery have raised the bar for his expectations of Series 11, and he gives a final farewell to his beloved PodCat.


RIP Jupiter Cat 1998-2018