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Matt Smith Explains How He Prepared For His Role As The Doctor (video)

Matt Smith explaining how in preparing for his role as the 11th Doctor in the long running BBC series, Doctor Who that he studied quotes of Albert Einstein. Recorded at the US premiere of the 2010 series of Doctor Who at the Paley Center for Media in New York, April 2010.

Also see Karen Gillan explaining that anything is possible in Doctor Who at the same event.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 225

"Tell me on the way Brigadier! Tell me on the way! You must cultivate a sense of urgency."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 225
Running Time: 1:15:11

LIVE from New York Comic Con with special guest, Tony Lee @mrtonylee (Doctor Who: The Forgottenand the ongoing Doctor Who comic series by IDW), plus breaking news on Gallifrey 22 with Shaun Lyon, Doctor Who: Demon Quest 2 - The Demon of Paris, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

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A Song for the BBC

Further to a piece of E-mail Louis, Ken and James received in Doctor Who: Podshock 224, where the Author bemoaned having to pay the BBC licence fee. And we all know how James is a great champion for the BBC, well here's another.

Mitch Benn is well known in his own right as a Comical Singer Songwriter, and is part of the BBC Radio 4 "The Now Show!" with Steve Punt and High Dennis.  Put everything (He could think of, including Blakes 7 and Tripods so that should keep ken happy, and yes Doctor Who does get a mention!) down in to one song. He himself would probably say it's not everything that the BBC has done or does but, for us Doctor Who fans the Show gets the most mentions in the song. Mitch Benn being another vocal fan.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101006

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101006
Running Time: 0:09:39

In this brief Aftershock episode of Doctor Who: Podshock we announce our new DWP Podcast Companion App, the upcoming Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, and our live show at NYCC with Tony Lee @mrtonylee .

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 223 Extra Edition

"I don't know where we're going but my old hand's very excited about it!"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 223 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:38:33

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we interview a director who has worked on Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood: Alice Troughton. Plus Doctor Who news, and some special show announcements in this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Tony Lee Joins Doctor Who: Podshock Live at NYCC on 10•10•10

Doctor Who: Podshock returns to Manhattan this month for another live recording at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Taking place at 4pm on Sunday, the 10th of October 2010 or simply: 10•10•10

Our special invited guest is the one and only Tony Lee!

NYCCAlthough this is our second live recording of Doctor Who: Podshock in Manhattan this year, it is our first at NYCC. The convention runs from Friday, the 8th to Sunday, the 10th of October at the Jacob K. Javitts Center in New York, NY. For further details about the convention including ticket prices, visit their website, newyorkcomiccon.com.

Join Daphne Ashbrook in Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

Come and join us for a very special event celebrating 25 years of the Gallifreyan Embassy on Tuesday, the 16th of November 2010 with our very special invited guest, the lovely Daphne Ashbrook!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

We have been celebrating the quarter of a century mark of the Gallifreyan Embassy all this year. If you missed our last big event in May, here's another opportunity to join in on the fun!

Joining us at the event is the always lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie).

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 7pm Eastern until (to be announced)
Location: Eleanor Rigby's • 113 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Cover: $20.00 (Podshock Supporting Subscribers receive a 20% discount)

Eleanor Rigby'sThe event is taking place at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY. As you may have guessed by the name, it is a Beatles themed venue. It is very accessible from the LIRR train station as well as the Long Island Expressway and Northern & Meadowbrook State Parkways and there is plenty of parking in the rear. They offer a varied selection of menu options for food and beverages. Visit their website for more details and menu offerings. (Please note that the cover charge does not include food or drinks).

For 25 years now the Gallifreyan Embassy has been celebrating the adventures of a certain Time Lord through time and space. Now we are coming together to mark the milestone at this event which is open to everyone (you don't need to have been or be a member of the Gallifreyan Embassy)

Podshock? There's an App for That!

Stay on top of your favourite podcast, plus get bonus exclusives with the new DW Podshock Companion App for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. It is an inexpensive way to help support the podcast while keeping up with news, podcast episodes, the Twitter feed, and exclusive content available through the app.

It is a universal app, so it runs in native resolution on both the Apple iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. When you launch it, you will see a splash screen featuring the familiar faces of the podcast hosts. From there you can explore news stories, podcast episodes, the latest on our Twitter feed ( @Podshock ), and exclusives just for the app (these are different than DWP Extra Edition episodes).

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222

"Hold on there, old guy, Chang Lee will help you out."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222
Running Time: 1:50:32

Interview with Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 movie), Tara Wheeler talks about tracking down David Tennant, Billy Davis files a report from Dragon*Con with Frazer Hines, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, join us for the next 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more. Dedicated to the memory of David Jennings ("Adric Antfarm").

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), with Tara Wheeler ( @TARDIS_Tara ).

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The Passing of a Friend and Listener

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It is with sadness that I am once again talking about the passing of another listener and friend of Doctor Who: Podshock. It was only this past June in which we dedicated Doctor Who: Podshock 207 to the memory of Alexei Kondratiev who had passed away unexpectedly a couple weeks after attending our live show in NYC in May. Today to my surprise and shock I learned of another passing. I didn't know him that well as I have only communicated with him via Twitter and on Second Life. His name is David Jennings, but you may know him as @AdricAntfarm — the name he used on Twitter (and Second Life). In fact he was a regular at our Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups and I was just tweeting with him as recently as last week.

The most recent and last posting on his blog by a good friend of his, Amalia Broom had broken the news today:

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221

"Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we're doing."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221
Running Time: 1:25:46

We interview Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) and director Graeme Harper, plus 2011 will bring 2 series of Doctor Who instead of 1 but no Daleks, Sylvester McCoy in The Hobbit, Live coverage from Doctor Who: Podshock's 5th anniversary celebration with Lewis Bailey (The Happiness Patrol Podcast) and Terry Lighfoot (The DirtyWhoers podcast), Gallifrey update and convention reports, Tom Baker returns again as the 4th Doctor, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

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Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Returns

(The following has been re-posted from my blog at arttrap.com)

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After a long hiatus, Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi has returned. Dave Cooper @daveac joins me, Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani as co-host in this episode in which we discuss the new Torchwood series coming to Starz in the US, series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, we invite our younger listeners for their reviews of K9 - The Series, plus we discuss Sherlock, The Deep, Ashes to Ashes, Merlin, and more. It also features part of an interview with Brian Croucher (Travis (2) on Blake's 7) that can be heard in full in Doctor Who: Podshock 219.

For more details, see Episode 8 of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. If you are subscribing to the podcast, it is already in the feeds, or alternatively, you can download it directly here: Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Ep. 8 (MP3, 39 MB)

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20100903

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20100903
Running Time: 0:08:23

James Naughton is once again attending Whooverville this year and in this brief Aftershock episode of Doctor Who: Podshock he tells us what to expect.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Karen Gillan: "Anything is Possible in Doctor Who" (video)

We had the pleasure of meeting Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Doctor Who) this past April (2010) covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock. Although we were there chiefly to record audio and shot still photos, we did manage to capture some short video of the red carpet interviews (thanks to the iPhone 3GS). This is one.

This is Karen Gillan at the US premiere of Doctor Who (the 1st Matt Smith series) at the Paley Center for Media in NYC speaking of going from her first role in Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii) to a full time companion.

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Sarah Douglas is the Blob-Like Entity in Doctor Who (video)

Here is Sarah Douglas talking about her role in the Doctor Who Adventure Game as the "blob-like entity" / Professor Meadows in this short video. You may recall we broke the story of Sarah's role in Doctor Who when we interviewed her earlier this year at I-CON. If you didn't catch it, it was Doctor Who: Podshock 189. DW: Podshock 189DW: Podshock 189At that time she and we were unsure of exactly what her role was going to be, only that it was for an interactive animated story. We had assumed it may have been another BBC "Red Button" interactive Doctor Who episode before learning of the new Doctor Who Adventure Game series.

On a personal note, it was a real delight spending time with Sarah this past spring. We had her on our show when she during the early stage of this video game project, we would love to have back to speak more on it sometime in the future.

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