Doctor Whooch // Episode 118 // Only Scotland Has Caves

In which the monster of the week is all the rave. Trust us, it will make sense later.

This week, Danica and Brandon are proud to have Kat from Verity! on the show to discuss what happened on “The Eaters of the Light”. There’s a whole lot involving noodle rave monsters and Romans and the Scottish and sexuality and bullshit with Missy. It’s a bit bonkers, but a lot of fun, honestly.

Outro music is “All The Small Things” by Blink-182

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

Doctor Whooch // Episode 117 // #NotAllIceWarriors

Hold onto your butts, it’s a wine episode!

On this week’s show, Danica and Brandon bear witness to “The Empress of Mars” and gave Mark Gatiss the benefit of the doubt because they were drunk. Spoiler alert: they shouldn’t have. Hey. Do you think an episode featuring the colonial British might be pretty racist? Well, at least there’s treasures for them to steal. Also, penis metaphors.

Outro Music is “Underground” by The Sounds

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

#VERecommends: Beauty

WHAT IT IS: A young woman wishes for beauty in order for her life to be better, but dudes are horrible, and so is she.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from the spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater.

WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT: Beauty is a dark modern fairy tale in a handsome hardcover volume. While the story features familiar light fantasy trappings, the story itself veers headfirst into a vicious cautionary tale with lush illustrations. While there are few redeeming characteristics about many of the cast, the story is compelling, taking what at first blush appears to be a more standard fairy tale and adding modern storytelling blemishes to drive the story through a few bloody curves to quite a surprising ending. Definitely not for children, unless you want them to learn some tough lessons really fast.

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Doctor Whooch // Episode 116 // This Is Not Normal

In which there is not enough alcohol in the world to make this episode of Doctor Who good.

On this week’s show, Danica and Brandon struggle through “The Lie of the Land” and holy heck, are there far too many guns in this. Also: the monks are nothing but dumber versions of The Silence and so many things are garbage. And The Doctor is a dick on a boat, and off a boat. Whatever. MORE ALCOHOL PLEASE.

Outro music is “Ship To Wreck” by Florence + The Machine

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

Doctor Whooch Is Four Years Old Oh God How

The title of this post really gives the game away.

Anyway: yes! It has inexplicably been four years since we started up Doctor Whooch, and we’re celebrating by re-running our very first episode for you today.

Fair warning: it is rough as hell, but you still probably hear us having fun as we stumble around, trying to find our rhythm.

Enjoy!

In this first episode, Brandon talks about watching the first two episodes of Series One (“Rose” & “The End of the World”) for the first time. Also Danica nearly dies and Brandon takes a joke to a pretty terrible place. Because that’s what he does.

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

Doctor Whooch // Episode 115 // Pyramid Scheme

In which we’re fist deep in time spaghetti.

On this week’s show, Danica and Brandon are thrown into the deep end of Moffatisms as they try to swim through “The Pyramid At The End Of The World”. It doesn’t go well. They also get into Moffat really only using his own stuff unless an old bit of Who slots in, seemingly so he can take all the credit and be the best boy. Is that too harsh? Whatever. You love it.

Outro music is “Love Is All Around” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY