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Mutter's Spiral Podcast

Mutter's Spiral Podcast
Description:
A discussion podcast about Doctor Who, the long running British television show. Will and John review the latest episode and provide commentary on the latest happenings in the Who-niverse.

Homepage: http://muttersspiral.wordpress.com

RSS Feed: http://muttersspiral.libsyn.com/rss

Mutter's Spiral Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
317
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:45:22
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:30:13
Total Duration of all Episodes:
9 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes and 44 seconds
Earliest Episode:
14 June 2018 (10:31am GMT)
Latest Episode:
10 April 2018 (4:28pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
9 days, 2 hours, 19 minutes and 6 seconds

Mutter's Spiral Podcast Episodes

  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 156 - Capaldi Era Review, Part 2

    10 April 2018 (4:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 50 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we are FINALLY finishing our discussion of the PETER CAPALDI Era of Doctor Who! Part 1 was back in episode 151, and after a short hiatus, we will wrap up our dive into Capaldi. We'll talk about where we feel he ranks in the pantheon of Doctors; how his seasons stack up against others in the modern era; and go in detail about companions, other favorite stories, and anything else we can think of! John especially has some really eloquent points that he makes about the Capaldi era, so that's worth a listen right there!

    We also give a wrap up of the #WhoAgainstGuns campaign and talk about the Target Novelizations that have just been released in the UK and on Kindle, although the physical US release isn't until June.

    We hope you enjoy it!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 155 - #WhoAgainstGuns

    7 March 2018 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes and 9 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re talking about our involvement in #WhoAgainstGuns: http://www.realitybombpodcast.com/whoagainstguns/ . We\'re very honored to be taking part in raising money to help combat the epidemic of gun violence.

    For a donation of $10, you will get a link to a podcast commentary of the classic Doctor Who story "The War Games" done by over 40 Doctor Who writers, podcasters, and fans. As if that\'s not enough, STEVEN MOFFAT and PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE have also recorded commentaries on episodes ! If you donate at higher levels ($25 and $50 or more), you\'ll be entered in a raffle of SO MUCH AMAZING Doctor Who swag! Full details at the site above, please check it out, if you haven\'t already!

    On this podcast, we\'ll discuss the episodes we did and what the recording was like, including the other amazing people on our sessions, as well as give some more details on the project.

    Donations will be accepted through the end of March, so please go to the site above to learn more and donate to a GREAT cause and give yourself the opportunity to enjoy some GREAT Doctor Who content!

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  • #WhoAgainstGuns

    26 February 2018 (6:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 5 seconds

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    John and I are proud to be a part of the #WhoAgainstGuns project, put together by many in the Whovian community in response to the horrific shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the epidemic of mass shootings and gun violence in the United States. Attached is a 2 minute recording describing the project. For more information, please go to :

    http://www.realitybombpodcast.com/whoagainstguns/

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 154c - Gallifrey One Sunday Recap

    23 February 2018 (5:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 44 seconds

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    It\'s a few days late, but MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back to wrap up the final day of 2018\'s edition of the amazing Gallifrey One convention. It was a day that transcended, due to an amazing panel called "Gallifrey Waits No More" featuring all of the ladies of Doctor Who (in front and behind the camera) at the convention (and moderated by the amazing Deb Stanish) that turned into a cathartic and harrowingly real and emotional session. We talk about that and our reactions on this podcast (and we\'ll go in more detail on this and Gally in general with guests in the weeks to come). Also, we talk about Alyssa Franke\'s heartfelt recap of the panel, and there\'s a link here to that post: Whovian Feminism on GWNM.

    We\'ll also talk about the great Kaffeeklatsch with Rachel Talalay and Sarah Dollard that we were fortunate enough to attend; Will\'s meet-and-greet with Jemma Redgrave; and all of the rest of the Sunday goings-on.

    Please have a listen!

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  • GallifreyOne 2018 Sunday Morning

    18 February 2018 (6:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 22 seconds

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    A very rusty Will and John check in from Sunday Morning at GallifreyOne. We talk about the highlights from Saturday, including "This or That" with Jemma Redgrave, Camille Coduri and Sage and Kim from Head Over Feels," Moffat commentaries, RealityBomb live recording, panels, the miracle moderator that is Deb Stanish and much much more. Listen, won\'t you?

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  • Mutter's Spiral Episode 154 GallifreyOne Friday Night Check In

    17 February 2018 (9:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Will and John check in late Friday night from GallifreyOne, North America's premier Doctor Who convention. Special guests Morgan Danger and Susan Stanton join us as we talk about our Friday highlights, including Moffat, Cornell, Talalay, Redgrave, panels and more! Listen, won't you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 153 - GALLIFREY ONE 2018 Preview with Kim & Sage from Head Over Feels

    5 February 2018 (4:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It\'s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year on the MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast! We have our great friends Kim Rogers & Sage Young of HeadOverFeels.com back with us for our Annual PREVIEW of GALLIFREY ONE, the amazing DOCTOR WHO convention upcoming this Feb. 15-18 in Los Angeles! Gally looks to be EXTRA amazing this year with special guests headlined by STEVEN MOFFAT as well as SO MANY more actors, writers, directors, and more, plus great panels with brilliant fans of every description!

    One of the MOST exciting parts will be Sage and Kim bringing their "This or That" panel to the main stage at Gally with guests Jemma Redgrave & Camille Coduri! We\'ll talk about how this came about along with their curation of a FAN VIDEO HAPPY HOUR at Gally, also. Plus, we\'ll talk about their other panels, John\'s panels, and all of the OTHER panels and podcasts and symposiums that we are so excited to see!

    It\'s a family reunion weekend for all of us, and that sense of community is what keeps bringing us back every year (well, sure, the amazing guests and programming help, too!). As Sage said on the podcast, this podcast is always a favorite for all of us, because it means GALLY is ALMOST HERE!

    We cover what to look for if it\'s your first time at Gally, what panels we are anticipating most, and hopefully many other helpful tips for first-timers and veterans alike! We hope you enjoy it!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 152 - with Jen & Kayti Burt on Fan Entitlement amid Changing Narratives, Capaldi-era Who, and Gallifrey

    25 January 2018 (6:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 48 minutes and 10 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we've got a double shot of guests this week - the Sisterhood of Burt! Our friend and great guest Kayti Burt returns, and she's not alone - her sister Jen joins us as well! We will talk all about the idea of fan entitlement, especially as it relates to changing narratives in fandom. We'll talk Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, X-Files, and other properties, so it's a wide-ranging conversation this week! We will first get their Doctor Who origin stories and find out their favorite stories of the Capaldi Era. We also get into Gallifrey One briefly, as the upcoming convention is their first. Also, I'll do a ribbon reveal, as the ribbons that John and I ordered happened to arrive right as recording started.

    It's an entertaining and thoughtful discussion, and Jen & Kayti are great and fun guests! Twitter information for them: For Kayti, it's @KaytiBurt and for Jen, it's @ourownstrings . You can get a link to their brand new podcast from their twitter feeds, too!

    We hope you enjoy this podcast!

    BTW, Capaldi Era pt 2 coming soon, as well as our annual GALLIFREY ONE preview podcast!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 151 - Capaldi Era Review, Part 1

    15 January 2018 (5:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we are talking about the PETER CAPALDI Era of Doctor Who! It's the first part of our deep dive into the time when the Doctor was him. On this week's episode, we do a broad overview, then we dive into ranking his 3 seasons and why (John does a good job of changing my mind in the process). We then give our own personal top 5 episodes (or 6 in my case, plus, i cheat again and intentionally don't list what i think is the best, just because I know John will pick it, too). It's 90 minutes of Talkin' Who!

    Next week, we'll dive into some other favorite episodes, missed opportunities, favorite characters and monsters, and anything else we can think of!

    We had a lot of fun recording this and discussing the greatness that is Peter Capaldi and the awesomeness of his Doctor. We hope you enjoy it!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 150 - "The God Complex"

    3 January 2018 (5:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Happy New Year! MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back for its 150th episode, a discussion of the DOCTOR WHO Series 6 (32) episode, "The God Complex", written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Nick Hurran. We missed this episode on its original airing, during one of our (many) hiatus... hiatuses... hiati?, and it dovetails nicely with #148 on "The Horns of Nimon", so it gets that coveted spot as the sesquicentennial podcast!

    "God Complex" is an intriguing mix of creepy mystery/horror combined with a philosophical examining of our core faith/beliefs (be it in religion or other outside forces, or, in the case of Amy, the Doctor himself). It features a Minotaur at the center of a maze, but a very different one from classic Greek Mythology (or even "Nimon", which is namechecked in this story, thus the idea to link this with "Horns of Nimon").

    We dive deep in the story and its various elements, discussing what worked and what could have been fleshed out more. We talk about the excellent guest cast, the denouement with the Doctor saying goodbye (apparently) to Amy & Rory, and even discussion about what the Doctor saw, which was a mystery at the time, but is actually revealed in the episode in a very clever way (and ultimately very clearly revealed in "The Time of the Doctor").

    John has some great trivia as well, which is such a key part of our podcast! It\'s a really fun discussion that we hope you\'ll enjoy!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 149 - "Twice Upon A Time" - Goodbye 12, Hello 13

    27 December 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 23 minutes and 6 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re talking about the emotional farewell to Peter Capaldi, the end of the Steven Moffat Era, "Twice Upon A Time"! This team up of the 12th and 1st Doctors, set in frozen time just before their regenerations, was a heartfelt and moving journey which made for a fitting denouement to Peter\'s time as the Doctor as well as a great distillation of the last six seasons of Doctor Who under the leadership of Steven.

    We will dive deep into the episode talking in great depth (we DO like to talk) about what we loved (there were many things) and even one or two parts that didn\'t work quite as well. The story was rich with emotion, and we felt all of that and more. It was a really fun conversation about what we both love about Doctor Who and this team that has brought so much joy to us.

    We\'ll also excitedly look forward to the NEW DOCTOR, Jodie Whittaker, as we discuss her brief but BRILLIANT first appearance. We both cannot wait until we see her first episode in full as the Doctor!

    John came up with some great trivia, of course, so there\'s that to look forward to as well! Please join us as we wax rhapsodic about this wonderful story.

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 148 - "The Horns of Nimon" Classic Who Recap

    6 December 2017 (4:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 12 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re discussing the CLASSIC story from the Tom Baker era, "The Horns of Nimon"! Now, Nimon isn\'t in a class with the very best Baker stories (Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death, Deadly Assassin, Ark in Space), but it\'s one that likely made an indelible impression if you\'ve ever seen it. It takes a classic story from Greek Mythology; puts a Whovian Sci-Fi spin on it; yet really and truly shows the limitations of classic Who and how sometimes, things JUST. DON\'T. WORK. From a truly dodgy envisioning of the Nimon to middling pacing to spectacularly over-the-top performances - both Graham Crowden (who was almost the 4th Doctor!) as Soldeed and Malcolm Terris as the Co-Pilot are chewing scenery by the mouthful, Nimon shows how a Who story can fail, yet still be glorious, campy fun, if you\'re in the right mood. John and I will discuss all of this and more. If it\'s a story you\'ve seen, you can nod and laugh along with us (hopefully). If you have NOT seen it, maybe we\'ll convince you to give it a try!

    Plus, Nimon-related trivia and some news! Have a listen, won\'t you? Happy Holidays!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 147 - LI Who Wrap-up plus Gally news

    21 November 2017 (5:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes and 7 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back with a final wrap-up of LI Who 5 as well as some news about the upcoming Gallifrey One 29 and the new guest announcements for it (MOFFAT and MURRAY GOLD!) . It's a quick chat talking about those topics as well as some squeeing about the teaser for TWICE UPON A TIME that was shown during the Children in Need special in the UK this past week!

    We'll be off next week and back the week after with a new pod--- NO, REALLY, I MEAN IT, WE WILL DO ONE .. -cast, likely focusing on a classic Series story and the modern one that featured the same Aliens, from a story we missed first time around.

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  • Mutter's Spiral Podcast 146 LI Who Monday Morning

    13 November 2017 (3:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 25 seconds

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    A sleep-deprived and gravely-voiced John, flying solo, checks in with a mini-podcast from the Monday morning after LI Who. He talks about the panels and events from Sunday. We'll be with you soon with an overview of the weekend's activities as we gear up for the upcoming Christmas special.

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  • Mutter's Spiral Podcast 145 LI Who Saturday Night

    12 November 2017 (2:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Join Will and John as they check in from Saturday night at LI Who. Ingrid Oliver, Frazier Hines, getting "Stanished," the catharsis of Head Over Feels fanvid "Happy Hour," and winning the 100k Pyramid from The End of the Earth. Who won? Who lost? Who tells our story? Only one way to find out.

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  • LIWho Friday Night Walk and Talk

    11 November 2017 (4:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Join Will and John as they check in from their Friday night of Long Island Who. They walk and talk West Wing style and talk about the panel Ingrid Oliver has called "the best panel she\'s ever been on."

    We also discuss Doctor 13\'s recently revealed costume and the shot from the next series\' filming.

    Listen won\'t you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 143 - LI Who 2017 Preview

    6 November 2017 (4:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 7 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're previewing the upcoming Long Island Who 5 convention, taking place this weekend in Islip, New York! We'll look back at last year (our first LI Who) and then dive into what we're most anticipating about this year's edition - guests (McCoy! Hussein! Ward! Manning! Oliver! Hines!) and seeing our Doctor Who family, plus all those fun game shows and panels! We will also discuss some news, but there's no trivia this week.

    We'll be doing mini-podcasts from the convention this coming weekend, so look for those as well!

    Take a listen, won't you? Thanks!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 142 - New Cast Announcement

    30 October 2017 (4:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 52 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is BACK! After a 3 month hiatus, John and I are back to discuss the announcement of the new "TARDIS Team" - NOT COMPANIONS, MIND YOU - made by the BBC earlier this month. We\'ll discuss what we know about each of the actors joining the cast, either in full-time roles (Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole) or in a \'returning\' role (Sharon D. Clarke). We\'ll talk about the notable absence of the word "companion" from the press release and speculate on what this might mean (if anything).

    We\'ll also discuss our recent guest appearance on the GALLIFREY PUBLIC RADIO podcast to discuss the Pertwee classic "The Time Monster" and also preview upcoming podcasts, mostly focusing on the upcoming LI Who 5 convention.

    We are excited to be back, so won\'t you please join us? Thanks!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 141 - Kayti Burt on Comic Con & Doctor Who

    31 July 2017 (3:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 58 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is excited to have Kayti Burt, Associate Editor of Den of Geek, join us to discuss her time at this year\'s San Diego Comic Con! 2017 SDCC featured a great Doctor Who panel with Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss, and, of course, head writer and showrunner Steven Moffat. They discussed the upcoming Christmas special "Twice Upon a Time" as well as the end of their era of Doctor Who. Kayti was at the panel AND did press interviews with everyone, so we\'re thrilled to have her back to share her experiences!

    We\'ll also talk about the Britbox Classic Doctor Who panel with Colin Baker, Sophie Aldred, and Peter Davison, all of whom she interviewed, and the controversial remarks from Mr. Davison about the naming of the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

    Kayti will share her thoughts about Jodie Whittaker\'s taking over the reins of WHO, plus we\'ll talk about some of other shows she covered at SDCC, including Outlander, The Expanse, and BIG FAVORITE of both John and me, WYNONNA EARP.

    It\'s a really fun and informative interview, and we hope you enjoy it!

    This episode sadly starts on a more somber note, as we note the passing of two important members of the Whovian family - Deborah Watling, who delighted us all as Victoria Waterfield, companion to Second Doctor, and Trevor Baxter, Professor George Litefoot of "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" as well as the highly successful audio series "Jago & Litefoot" for Big Finish.

    We\'ll have additional tributes to Ms. Watling over the next two weeks, as we will be both reposting our review of "Tomb of the Cybermen", one of her most famous stories, as well as posting a new review of "Web of Fear".

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 140 - Kim & Sage from Head Over Feels on Series 10

    24 July 2017 (4:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 45 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It\'s a double shot of DOCTOR WHO discussion this week on the MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast! We have our great friends Kim Rogers & Sage Young of HeadOverFeels.com back with us to discuss their thoughts on Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO - they liked a lot (Sarah Dollard, Rona Munro, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Michelle Gomez), but they were also really disappointed with how the character of Bill was handled and treated. They pull no punches in their critique, which is great - their love for the show and for Bill is evident in their high expectations and honest appraisal of how it all went.

    BUT, before the series 10 recap, we jump FORWARD in time to discuss the naming of JODIE WHITTAKER as the 13th Doctor with KIM (flying solo this time) - we get her reactions and thoughts on how Jodie will do, plus Kim gives a great and impassioned exhortation about the need for more women of color in the Whoniverse as well as her dream for DOCTOR WHO to be an incubator of new and diverse talent, both on screen and off.

    SO - it\'s 36 minutes with Kim on Jodie Whittaker followed by an hour of Kim & Sage on Series 10 - a double-header of WHO content this week!

    NOTES: This episode has some EXPLICIT language, so be warned. :) That "E" is there for a reason this week!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 139 - JODIE WHITTAKER IS THE NEW DOCTOR!

    18 July 2017 (4:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes and 14 seconds

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    JODIE WHITTAKER is the 13th DOCTOR! This exciting news was announced this past Sunday by the BBC, and we're back on this episode of MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast to discuss, expound, and squee joyfully about it! We talk about our reaction, including our joyous shock that the exciting choice was made - to select a staggeringly talented young FEMALE actor to take over the iconic role. We'll talk about Jodie's CV, our experience with her work, and also how much of the Steven Moffat era led to this momentous choice. Please have a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 138 - Series 10 REVIEW

    13 July 2017 (4:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 44 seconds

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    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back with its review of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO! We'll talk all about what we loved (Capaldi, Pearl, Michelle Gomez, Sarah Dollard, Rona Munro) in Series 10 as well as what we did NOT care for (THE MONKS, the BBC publicity department who spoiled John Simm's return). We'll dive into our favorite episodes and moments while also talking about those that left us wanting. We'll also talk a bit about expectations for the Christmas special. Please have a listen!

    NOTE: This was recorded BEFORE ep 137 that was posted on Monday.

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 137 - Kathleen Schowalter on "The Doctor Falls"

    10 July 2017 (3:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 4 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is STILL talking about "The Doctor Falls", and this time we\'ve got our friend Kathleen Schowalter joining us to offer her insights and viewpoints!

    We loved talking Who with Kathleen in her first appearance on the podcast, so this seemed like a great time to have her back on, in the wake of the finale. She brings up some areas of discussion that John and I didn\'t go over (or just missed) in our recap, and her intelligence and perspective is a great catalyst for conversation! We really enjoyed making this episode, and it should be a fun and thought-provoking experience for you, dear listener! So, please check it out!!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 136 - "The Doctor Falls"

    3 July 2017 (3:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Well, that was quite a finale, wasn\'t it? MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast will talk all about the epic "The Doctor Falls", written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and of course starring the glorious cast of Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, and John Simm, on this week\'s episode. We\'ll discuss what we loved, liked and didn\'t care for in the story while talking about how it fit in the season as a whole as well as the entire Moffat canon. We will gush a lot (as we do), but we\'ll also discuss some of the more problematic elements. Of course, there\'s also trivia!

    Please have a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 135 - "World Enough and Time"

    26 June 2017 (4:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second

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    OMG! WTF? WHAT? WHAT? MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is AGOG over the action-packed jaw-dropping penultimate episode of Series 10 (and part 1 of the series finale) "World Enough and Time", written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay! We will discuss all of the amazing goings-on from this shattering episode. John was mesmerized by the impact of the story, while the amount of pre-episode spoilage I\'d suffered muted my reactions to a varying degree. We\'ll go over everything - the great performances and direction, the surprises, the revelations, and where we think the finale will go from here. Plus, there\'s trivia, as always!

    Please have a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 134 - "The Eaters of Light"

    19 June 2017 (3:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast this week talks all about "The Eaters of Light", episode 10 of Series 10 (or 36) of DOCTOR WHO. This episode marks the return of classic series writer Rona Munro (Writer of "Survival", the final 7th Doctor story, which was also the final story of the first run of the series) to the WHO family. It\'s a story of Picts and Romans and Crows and Locusts which we both quite enjoyed. We\'ll talk about what we liked as well as what could have been a bit better for us. We\'ll also talk about how things stand heading into the HUGE 2-part finale that starts next week. Plus, there\'s trivia and a bit of news!

    Please have a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 133 - "Empress of Mars"

    12 June 2017 (4:10pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast this week talks all about "Empress of Mars", Series 10, Episode 9 written by Mark Gatiss, a delightful homage to Classic Doctor Who. The story has Ice Warriors, Victorian Soldiers on Mars, and even a cameo by Alpha Centauri herself! Plus, some interesting Missy interaction to discuss and ponder what it could mean for the rest of the season. Plus, there\'s trivia (including a failure on my part that still has me marinating in shame) and news.

    NOTE/CORRECTION on the NEWS bit - we talk about Russell T Davies giving a quote about the next Doctor. I got the quote wrong on the podcast - I read it as "I know who HE (the next Doctor) is" instead of the correct "I know who IT is" (that has been cast as the next Doctor). So, that\'s my screwup (based on my belief that the BBC will go male AGAIN, due to their hidebound stodginess), and I apologize. My hope is that I\'ll be proven wrong about the BBC (and to be fair, I\'m OFTEN WRONG) and can happily proclaim as much in the future.

    Please have a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 132 - "The Lie of the Land"

    5 June 2017 (2:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast this week addresses "The Lie of the Land", the finale to the Monks trilogy, written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Wayne Yip. We were both less than enthused by this episode individually as well as in its role as the culmination of the three-part story. We will go in depth about what didn\'t work at all for us (as well as some stuff we did like - Missy, Bill\'s Mom). John also makes some good points about how and why the trilogy doesn\'t hold together for him (nor me). I lament the loss of the early-season momentum and express my dislike of the Monks in general as foes for the Doctor. There\'s also trivia, of course!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 131 - "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

    30 May 2017 (3:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 12 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast 131 talks all about "The Pyramid at the End of the World", written by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat, directed by Daniel Nettheim. It\'s part 2 of the "Monks" trilogy, and, candidly, it\'s not our favorite. John and I discuss what worked, what didn\'t, and the big flaws we each found in the episode. We will go into various theories we have, as well as real world issues that affected the creation of this episode, while holding out hope that Part 3 next week (and Toby Whithouse) can save this story.

    There\'s also discussion of the first batch of guests announced for 2018\'s Gallifrey One convention - classic stars, new series stars, writers, directors, and annual favorites of us all! Gally may be 9 months away, but we are already eagerly anticipating it!

    Of course, there\'s trivia (7 questions this week), a brief news recap, and a cat named Puncher makes his podcast debut! Please take a listen!

    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 130 - "Extremis"

    24 May 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re discussing the mind-bending new DOCTOR WHO Episode "Extremis", written by Steven Moffat & directed by Daniel Nettheim (S 10 Ep 06). We will dive into the episode and look at it from every angle we can - both the flashbacks with Missy & Nardole (proxy for River) as well as the main thread of the story with Bill, Nardole, the Pope, Cardinal Angelo, CERN, et al. We pick at the details that tripped us up, potentially, and John gives me a great solution for one of the main troubles I had! We puzzle over how we\'d react if we were in such a situation, as well. There\'s also of course trivia (and a puntastic opening). Plus...

    We have new theme music! It\'s a track called "Ecstasy" from Purple Planet:

    Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

    Check out their site, lots of cool stuff!

    Have a listen, won\'t you!

    PS - Sorry for the lateness this week - a cold got John! He\'s all better now.

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 129 - "Oxygen"

    15 May 2017 (4:54pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re almost breathless while talking about "Oxygen", Jamie Mathieson\'s stellar new story, the 5th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO. We both really enjoyed it, and we will discuss what excited us so. Plus, we\'ll talk about where we go from here as we head into the big 3-parter (and perhaps learn who\'s in the vault?)! It\'s easy to see there\'s a lot going on! Plus, there\'s trivia and discussion of the latest name in the Next Doctor sweepstakes.

    Take a listen, won\'t you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 128 - "Knock Knock"

    8 May 2017 (3:23pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back to talk about "Knock Knock", the creepy 4th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO. The episode is particularly disturbing for one of us who has an issue with crawling bugs/monsters, so we will talk about this, as well as the magnificent performance from guest star David Suchet. We\'ll also discuss the references to GRANDFATHER and talk about just who might be in the vault!

    There\'s also trivia, news, and even a quick discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Please take a listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 127 - "Thin Ice"

    2 May 2017 (4:43pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we\'re talking about "Thin Ice", the delightful 3rd episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO, written by the amazing Sarah Dollard! John and I will talk all about Bill\'s first trip into the past and the lessons she learns from her tutor, the Doctor. This week, she sees some of the hard truths of the life she\'s embarked upon and has to confront death and suffering in a way she hasn\'t yet (i.e., as it happens directly in front of her).

    While there are many great and serious lines, speeches, and thoughts in this episode, there are just as many funny moments plus the continued great chemistry between Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. We will rhapsodize over those, as well as giving well-deserved kudos to the costuming and the overall design of the episode, courtesy of Haley Nebauer and Michael Pickwoad, respectively.

    It\'s our favorite episode of the season, and one we both think will continue to delight us for years to come. Quintessential Doctor Who! Please have a listen, won\'t you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 126 - "Smile"

    24 April 2017 (4:28pm GMT)
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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast returns to discuss "Smile" (by Frank Cottrell Boyce), episode 2 of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO. John and I talk about Bill\'s first "official" trip in the TARDIS, and how her first off-world adventure compares to other "first trips" in the modern era (echoes of Rose, Amy, Clara) and what that could portend for the Doctor-Bill relationship as well as the rest of this series. We will go over the plot, noting similarities to many other works, both inside of DOCTOR WHO and outside, and give opinions on how well the story worked for us.

    We will also talk Ratings and the New Doctor Rumor Mill, and there\'s some excellent trivia this week - I\'m forced to use "Eagles Math" to get my score over 50%!

    Have a listen, won\'t you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 125 - "The Pilot"

    17 April 2017 (4:01pm GMT)
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    DOCTOR WHO is finally back with SERIES 10! The show returns with a crackling episode called "The Pilot", and that\'s what we\'re discussing on this episode of the MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast!

    "The Pilot" begins the final series for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (*CRY*), and it introduces us to the glorious Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts! John and I will discuss Bill\'s initial meeting with the Doctor and the adventure that ensues. We ponder whether "The Pilot" lives up to its name (in a tv show sense - a first episode) as a good starting point for new viewers. We\'ll also note a copious amount of Easter Eggs (TIMELY) sprinkled throughout the episode as a treat for returning fans as well as potential clues to how Series 10 will develop. We\'ll talk about the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole and what role he plays, both within the narrative and from a production perspective.

    We will of course dive in to the meat of the episode itself - The Doctor becoming Bill\'s "tutor" and their relationship; Bill\'s encounters with Heather which leads to the encounters with the oil (water? Substance?) that ultimately absorbs Heather and sets out after Bill. There\'s a mysterious vault, some photographs from long ago, of both Bill\'s mother and of the Doctor\'s Family (SUSAN & River, but did we mention SUSAN?) and the fate of Heather and whether we will see her again (Magic 8-Ball says, "All signs point to YES").

    We will also talk about what the rest of Series 10 may hold and about that TRAILER - John Simm! REGENERATION! That leads into a discussion of the Kris Marshall rumors: IS he the next Doctor? If so, will we see him BEFORE Christmas? Are we being faked out by Moffat et al?

    And, TRIVIA is back! John has some excellent and interesting questions as always - I did ok on them - how will you do?

    All in all, it\'s a lot of excited chatter about Doctor Who & "The Pilot". We\'re excited the show is back, and we love discussing it with each other and hope it\'s a pleasant listening experience for you! Please try it and see (or should that be hear?)!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 124 - Series 10 Preview

    11 April 2017 (3:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, just in time to preview SERIES 10 of DOCTOR WHO (the final Peter Capaldi series, *heavysadness*)! Join John and I as we delve into talking about what we can look for in Series 10 - episode by episode, storyline by storyline. We will talk about the upcoming debut of Pearl Mackie as Bill, and how Bill will fit on the show. We talk about the return of many old foes (including some "surprise" ones that have been revealed to the public already).

    We do talk in detail about each episode, so if you like to stay away from knowing too much, be forewarned. But, if you\'re like us and love to speculate and anticipate, then this will be right up your trap street!

    We will also discuss the return of Classic Doctor Who episodes to American streaming as BritBox debuts stateside, and we will discuss the sad passing of a great actor, Tim Pigott-Smith, from the classic era (and one of John\'s favorite stories, "The Masque of Mandragora"). Trivia will return next week with the episode recaps!

    We are VERY excited for Series 10, and we\'re excited to be back discussing them with each other and with you, dear listener! We hope you enjoy!!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 123 - Talking WHO with Kathleen Schowalter

    7 March 2017 (5:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 15 seconds

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    MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast returns with a fun and thought-provoking deep dive into various DOCTOR WHO topics with our good friend Kathleen Schowalter! She\'s a brilliant PhD, she\'s a super analytical and thoughtful WHO fan, and she\'s a delight to talk to! We talk about her WHO "origin story", including: her initial fear of Tom Baker and how her feelings towards him have changed since she got back into WHO fandom in adulthood. We also talk more about how Joseph Campbell\'s "Hero\'s Journey" pertains to Doctor Who and the companions, building from the fascinating panel that she excelled on at Gallifrey One, as well as just which WHO story she feels is the BEST example of that in the WHO canon. We dive into favorite episodes, both classic and new, and she turns the tables on us with some thoughtful questions to John and me about our likes and dislikes in WHO.

    We also discuss the news of the return of the ORIGINAL Mondassian Cybermen to Series 10 for the first time in over 50 years since "The Tenth Planet" and how we all feel about their return (spoiler alert, we are almost as excited as Peter Capaldi - LOTS). We discuss the news of British Bookmakers shutting down wagering on the next Doctor after lots of money came in on Kris Marshall, and Kathleen and John help me figure out just who that is! We discuss what we think Chris Chibnall\'s WHO might look like as well.

    It\'s a really enjoyable and engrossing conversation to have participated in, and we hope listening to it is as pleasurable as recording it was! We\'re already looking forward to having Kathleen back on the show! Listen and find out why!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 122 - HEAD OVER FEELS returns for a GALLY One 2017 recap!

    27 February 2017 (6:22pm GMT)
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    We\'re back to the "real world" from a DELIGHTFUL GALLIFREY ONE Doctor Who Convention (the 28th!), and we\'re continuing recapping the con and keeping that GALLYLOVE vibe going with our great friends Sage Young and Kim Rogers of HeadOverFeels.com ! We\'ll focus on their throughts on this year\'s shindig and specifically their participation in panels, podcasts, games, cosplay, etc! Kim talks about her participation in Paul Cornell\'s "Would I Lie To You" game and her triumphant stint during "In Defense of..." PLUS her turn as the maniacally cruel BBC America executive during the live REALITY BOMB Podcast! Sage was dropping knowledge all weekend - she did a great mini-panel during REALITY BOMB as well as excelling on the Chibnall Era Transition and Class Is Now in Session panels! They\'ll tell us about the fantastic PUNK COMPANIONS cosplay that they and many of their friends did, too (it was AMAZING)!

    ALSO, check our main Libsyn page for the mini-podcasts from the weekend, including ones with Felicity Kusinitz and Deb Stanish of Verity!

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  • GallifreyOne, Sunday Night with Awesome Fan Felicity

    24 February 2017 (11:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 43 seconds

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    We finally get super fan Felicity on the show. One of our longest listening fans, we're delighted to finally have her on the show. She's been to GallifreyOne for 18 straight years. We talk about how it's changed over the years and what her weekend highlights were. Listen, won't you?

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  • GallifreyOne- Sunday Night report

    23 February 2017 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 44 seconds

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    John and Will report from Sunday night of GallifreyOne in Los Angeles. Updating with their panel experiences. John moderates for the first time, Will sees some great panel games and we share our personal highlights.

    We we dedicate this podcast to Alyssa from Whovian Feminism and to Gallifrey Director, Shaun Lyon.

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  • GallifreyOne Sunday Night with Deborah Stanish

    20 February 2017 (11:33am GMT)
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    Will and John are once again fortunate enough to spend time with Deborah Stanish of the Verity! Podcast to talk about her experience at GallifreyOne. We talk about the many fantastic panels she moderated and her highlights from the weekend. After we stopped recording, she realized she had forgotten to mention her installation as leader of the Tribe of Gum. (This is one of the more obscure Doctor Who/twitter references ever.) Were John and Will sober or spirited? Did the hotel Muzak bleed through into the interview? Does anyone ever sleep at Gally? Only one way to find out!

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  • GallifreyOne Sunday Night with superfan Felicity.

    20 February 2017 (6:23am GMT)
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    We finally get super fan Felicity on the show. She's been

    to GallifreyOne for 18 straight years. We talk about how it's changed over the years and what her weekend highlights were. Listen, won't you.

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  • Mutter's Spiral Sunday Night

    20 February 2017 (6:20am GMT)
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    John and Will report from Sunday night of GallifreyOne in Los Angeles. Updating with their panel experiences. John moderates for the first time, Will sees some great panel games and we share our personal highlights.

    We we dedicate this podcast to Alyssa from Whovian Feminism and to Gallifrey Director, Shaun Lyon.

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  • GallifreyOne 2017 Friday Afternoon

    18 February 2017 (2:04am GMT)
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    Will and John talk about all the panels and people they've seen -at GallifreyOne 2017, the premiere Doctor Who convention- including panels on gender bending casting and the incomparable Lala Ward. Give us a listen won't you?

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  • Live from Gallifrey 2017, Episode One, from Thursday night with Will and John

    17 February 2017 (8:41am GMT)
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    Will and John discuss their initial impressions on getting to Gallifrey 28 for 2017, the premiere Doctor Who convention in North America. Listen, won't you?

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 121 - GALLY ONE 2017 Preview with HEAD OVER FEELS

    13 February 2017 (5:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 31 seconds

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    IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME.... OF THE YEAR! That's right, it's February - time for another GALLIFREY ONE Doctor Who Convention (the 28th!), so this must be our annual preview episode with our great friends Sage Young and Kim Rogers of HeadOverFeels.com ! We'll discuss what everyone is doing (panels, cosplay, etc) at this year's Gally, as well as the other people, places, and things that we're looking forward to! Also, John and I will do a little intro about Gally in general for any listener who is going for the first time. It's a quick listen, just enough to get your juices flowing for the convention (HA - as if we aren't all amped up to 11 (or TWELVE) already! )

    ALSO, keep your eye on our main Libsyn page all weekend (as well as our Twitter feeds) for links to our podcasts from the convention!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 120 - SHERLOCK Series Rankings with Kayti Burt; Capaldi Announces Exit; Sir John Hurt Appreciation

    2 February 2017 (7:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 1 minutes and 21 seconds

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    It\'s a jam-packed and bittersweet edition of the MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast this week! Our friend Kayti Burt joins us to talk all about SHERLOCK, as we discuss her great ranking of the show\'s episodes, from worst to best, that she did for Collider.com (Link HERE ). We\'ve been trying to have her on for a couple of weeks, and we finally solved our usual tech issues to get her on the podcast! HOWEVER...

    In the interim from our original recording date to the actual date, several sad occurrences of various forms have happened:

    1. Peter Capaldi has announced that he\'s leaving DOCTOR WHO after the Christmas 2017 episode (Same time that Steven Moffat departs). We discuss his decision and talk about some of our favorites for #13.

    2. Even more sad is the news of the passing of the War Doctor, SIR JOHN HURT. We talk of his significance to all of WHO fandom as well as each of us individually (Especially John, as Sir John in many ways led him into Whovian fandom). We discuss the great privilege that John & I had of meeting him and interacting last year at Gallifrey One.

    SO - that leads to a 2 hour episode, but one that I think is one of our very best (and easily broken up into shorter chunks).

    As a bonus, you\'ll hear Sir John himself, doing 2 of WHO\'s most famous speeches: William Hartnell\'s farewell to Susan from "Dalek Invasion of Earth" (and "The Five Doctors") AND the 12th Doctor\'s exquisite speech from "The Zygon Inversion".

    PLEASE take a listen. Thanks!!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 119 - SHERLOCK: "The Final Problem"

    20 January 2017 (5:06pm GMT)
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    Corneal abrasions! Lingering colds! Microphone issues! Travel Delays! And that\'s just for the podcasters! Also, THE EAST WIND! MUSGRAVE! And, perhaps, our last adventure with Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (for now and for this incarnation)! It\'s all there as MUTTER\'S SPIRAL Podcast tackles "The Final Problem", the final episode of SHERLOCK\'S (FINAL?) season!

    This episode generates some strong opinions from us, and we don\'t view everything as positively as at other times! However, as always, Sherlock episodes make for great fodder for discussion. We talk about the story and about how it fits into the overall narrative of the series, and how it affects everything we\'ve seen previously. We\'ll contemplate what worked for us, as well as what didn\'t.

    Plus, there\'s some trivia, and even some REVERSE TRIVIA about the sneaky cameo in the final moments ("Struggle after Struggle, year after year")! Please take a listen!

    Remember: WE ARE SOLDIERS TODAY.

    (technical note: due to the aforementioned microphone issues, the sound is a little wonky, but still listenable)

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 118 - SHERLOCK: "The Lying Detective"

    10 January 2017 (5:40pm GMT)
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    SHERLOCK Series 4 continues with "The Lying Detective", and there\'s SO MUCH for us to discuss!

    How are Sherlock and John after the events of last episode? Where do we go from here? HOW CREEPY is Culverton Smith? Has Sherlock finally lost control of, well, everything? Can John find his way back to some semblance of normalcy?

    The answer to these questions as well as ALL of the other goings on (no spoilers here, just in case), will be talked about in full on this week\'s podcast (I took 8 pages of notes!)! Here\'s a heaping helping of SHERLOCK DISCUSSION as we head towards the close of Series 4 (and the series for the near future?)! Please listen!

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  • MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 117 - SHERLOCK: "The Six Thatchers"

    3 January 2017 (6:11pm GMT)
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    SHERLOCK Series 4 is finally here, after a LONG 3 year wait (with one special thrown in), and Mutter\'s Spiral Podcast dives deep into the somewhat murky waters of "The Six Thatchers"!

    There are SO MANY things to discuss: Mysteries, Mary, Whatever the HELL John is up to, SHERLOCK (of course), divine direction from Rachel Talalay, and lots of speculation as to what\'s to come!

    Jump in and have a listen won\'t you? (As usual, there\'s trivia and ratings news, too!)

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