All posts by Brandon Schatz

Doctor Whooch // Episode 121 // Gallifrey Public Radio Crossover: It’s About Time

In which we are sober AF, so we sound awkward AF.

On this very special episode, we’re featuring the main conversation from this week’s Gallifrey Public Radioepisode that we guested on. Hosts Keir, Jay and Haley were wonderful people to talk about the casting of the newest Doctor with, something we didn’t even know was happening when we first scheduled this crossover! Anyway, if you want to hear five awesome people gush about Jodie Whittaker for over an hour, WE HAVE YOUR BACK!

Also, if you enjoy this episode, you need to check out Gallifrey Public Radio, and just go back there every week. Tell them we sent you.

Oh, and also follow them on Twitter: @gallifreyradio.

Oh and also also, you can listen to when Danica guested on Keir’s other podcast here: In Defense Of – Between the Panels

oh and also also also we love you thanks byeee

Thirsty Thursdays

If you listened to last week’s edition of Doctor Whooch, you know that we’re taking a break from time travel and libations (for podcast purposes) for a while, and will return in the fall. Until then?

Welcome to Thirsty Thursdays.

Weirdly, if you try and type anything about “cats” and “women” you get some pretty sexually explicit images. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?!?

Every Thursday. Pictures for your thirst, and quite possibly, the odd article written while under the influence.

HELP US OUT.

We’re but two folks on the internet, with our own likes and dislikes. Send us pictures of your thirst! What are you into? Share – and let us know if you want to be credited, or absolutely do not want to be credited. We’ll run a few of them each week alongside what we find.

Weirdly, this is the first part in a big change coming to Submetropolitan. Keep your eyes out for more.

Doctor Whooch // Episode 120 // Bill Deserved More

In which we say good-bye for now, and good riddance reaaaaalllll soon.

On this week’s season finale of Doctor Whooch, Danica and Brandon are talking about the season finale of Series 10 of Doctor Who, “The Doctor Falls”. It’s like Wonderfalls, but way more depressing. Because at least stuff happened in that. Do you remember Wonderfalls? Anyways.

Listen to them talk about how elevators work, or how nothing was really accomplished by anyone. Also there were a lot of guns and two Masters and still, nothing. Oh, and the Doctor was a whiny baby, but like, what’s different about that?

Outro music is “Wedding Bell Blues” by The 5th Dimension.

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

Doctor Whooch // Episode 119 // The Fires of Tumblr

In which we have no regrets. But also, no egrets. 🙁

Holy hell, is this season almost done? No? Oh FFS. Whelp whatever. On this episode, we’re talking about “World Enough and Time” which was boring until very suddenly it wasn’t. Marvel as Danica explains the show we’ve all been watching for over a decade! Swoon as Brandon yells about how Stephen Moffat is terrible at gender politics! Or actually, they both do that. A lot. That guy is NO GOOD.

Outro music is “Monster Hospital” by Metric

Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

The Rot

I can’t seem to organize my thoughts enough for a proper post, so indulge this random post:

Dig into your guts and pull out the hurt. Set it on fire, and watch and laugh and laugh and cry.

Do this so that you can continue. Do this so that you have a chance of surviving. Do this because you don’t deserve the rot and the pain, because the world can be great as well as horrible, and you deserve so much better.

Good night, sweet internet.

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