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Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5) are married Doctor Who fans (who also co-produce a fiction podcast for Uncanny Magazine). This is a podcast where they watch every Doctor Who story ever made, from start to finish. Each episode is recorded live on a red couch. No, they have no “schedule”. They’re lazy. Want proof? Check out this fab listener-created spreadsheet of episode releas ...
 
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Welcome to Episode 40B of the award-winning Uncanny Magazine Podcast! In Episode 40B you will hear: Publishers’ Introduction: Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas Short Story: “How the Girls Came Home” by Eugenia Triantafyllou, as read by Joy Piedmont Poems: “Mona Lisa’s Abecedarian to Leonardo da Vinci” by Abu Bakr Sadiq, as read by […] The pos…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "How the Girls Came Home" by Eugenia Triantafyllou, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: "Mona Lisa's Abecedarian to Leonardo da Vinci" by Abu Bakr Sadiq, as read by Matt Peters Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Eugenia Triantafyllou Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps?…
 
Otter When Amalia’s father shows her the shoes this morning she wants to cry. She wants to laugh. Call him a fool. But she doesn’t. She is too tired for that. The shoes are leather with delicate lines and pointy toes. Elegant shoes for elegant feet. They might have suited her too if she had […] The post How the Girls Came Home appeared first on Unc…
 
Welcome to Episode 40A of the award-winning Uncanny Magazine Podcast! In Episode 40A you will hear: Publishers’ Introduction: Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas Short Story: “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde, as read by Erika Ensign Poems: “Paqtasultieg” by Tiffany Morris, as read by Matt Peters Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Fran…
 
The Contract A week before the Season began, as Mrs. Vanessa Saunders held brunch court at the Empire Hotel, a photo appeared on her phone: a large oak door beneath a pale green sign with silver lettering. Impossible, she thought, flipping the infernal device over before Mrs. Lillian Talbott and Mrs. Caroline Rankenfall, her Fête […] The post Unsee…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "Unseelie Brothers, LTD." by Fran Wilde, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: "Paqtasultieg" by Tiffany Morris, as read by Matt Peters Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Fran Wilde Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy stories,…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “The Book of the Kraken” by Carrie Vaughn, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “Of Monsters I Loved” by Ali Trotta, as read by Heath Miller Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Carrie Vaughn Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente, as read by Heath Miller Poetry: “lagahoo culture (Part II)” by Brandon O’Brien, as read by Matt Peters Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Catherynne M. Valente Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new scien…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "Femme and Sundance" by Christopher Caldwell, as read by Matt Peters Poetry: "What The Time Travellers Stole" by L.X. Beckett, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Christopher Caldwell Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new scien…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "Tyrannosaurus Hex" by Sam J. Miller, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: "Medusa Gets a Haircut" by Theodora Goss, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Sam J. Miller Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “The Salt Witch” by Martha Wells, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: “Making Accommodations” by Valerie Valdes, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Martha Wells Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy sto…
 
Erika and Steven do lots of follow-up from their last episode! And talk about submarines! And blowhards from ministries! LLL (5) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, …
 
Steven and Erika pick back up with “The Sea Devils”. Swords! Sneaking! Sandwiches! Boats! LLL (3-4) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Proof of Existence” by Hal Y. Zhang, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “Mourning Becomes Jocasta” by Jane Yolen, and “An Elder Resigns from the Chorus of Oedipus at Colonnus,” by Peter Tacy, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Hal Y. Zhang Want to join…
 
Erika and Steven continue on with “The Sea Devils” — including one of the most iconic sword fights in Doctor Who history. Also, we’ve spotted our first sandwich. LLL (2) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a membe…
 
Steven and Erika have a holiday weekend, so that means it’s Lazy Doctor Who time. Tonight, we’ve watched the first ep of a rare Pertwee story that Erika has seen multiple times! LLL (1) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by …
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “In The Space of Twelve Minutes” by James Yu, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: "As if My Flesh was Summer Soil" by Lora Gray, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews James Yu Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and…
 
Erika and Steven finish off a story that Erika deeply loves. They also talk about pronouns, the character arc for a character with a disability, Big Finish Peladon possibilities (that may already exist), how this story fits in the range of 3rd Doctor stories, how much Erika loves Doctor Who and why, what’s going on in Casa Castria, rewatching seaso…
 
Steven and Erika finally get back to “The Curse of Peladon”, but no worries — they remember everything that’s happening because it’s so exciting and fun! MMM (2) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Sponsors Incomparable Memberships!: Sign up, support this show, and get some fun extra stuff. Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Sup…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "Metal Like Blood in the Dark” by T. Kingfisher, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: “Fin” by Terese Mason Pierre, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas interviews T. Kingfisher Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy …
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “The Ruby of the Summer King” by Mari Ness, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: “fair exchange” by Ewen Ma, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas interviewing Mari Ness Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fantasy stories, …
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Once More Unto the Breach (But Don’t Worry, the Inflatable Swords Are Latex-Free)” by Tina Connolly, as read by Joy Piedmont Short Fiction: “The World Ends in Salty Fingers and Sugared Lips” by Jenn Reese, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “saltwashed” by Jennifer Mace, as read…
 
Erika and Steven close out a Canada Day mini-marathon with the first episode of a story Erika remembers and loves. Well-written Jo is back! And has real chemistry with Peladon! We get an assortment of cool aliens! And court intrigue! What a lovely note to end on for this holiday. (Certainly that falling statue won’t harm the Doctor or anyone else…)…
 
Steven and Erika complete the story that Steven claims is peak-hair for both the 3rd Doctor and Jo. Erika is just excited to see the end of a story and not know what’s going to happen. Happy Canada Day, all! KKK (4) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it o…
 
Erika and Steven continue the Canada Day celebration with more Doctor Who and lots of appreciation for the sets, costumes, makeup, casting, and Aubrey Woods. KKK (2-3) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member.…
 
Steven and Erika celebrate Canada Day as is their tradition: with Indian food and Doctor Who. KKK (1) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by becoming a member. Members get early access to podcasts, bonus episodes, and more.…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Burn or The Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super” by A. T. Greenblatt, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: “deep sleep” by Roshani Chokshi, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews A. T. Greenblatt Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find ne…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “A Being Together Amongst Strangers” by Arkady Martine, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “Athena Holds Up a Mirror to Strength” by Ali Trotta, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Arkady Martine Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find …
 
Erika and Steven decide to make it an official Easter weekend mini-marathon by doing a third podcast episode and starting in on “The Dæmons”. It’s exciting because we’ve been there! JJJ (1) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network…
 
Steven and Erika celebrate their 200th episode by finishing off a story they both quite enjoy. Endings are hard, and there are some issues here, but overall, “Colony in Space” is still a very enjoyable story. HHH (6) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it …
 
Erika and Steven celebrate the holiday weekend with two episodes of 1971 Doctor Who goodness. This story continues to please, and provides some excellent Master headcanon. HHH (4-5) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows like it on The Incomparable network by beco…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Getaway” by Nicole Kornher-Stace, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: “behind the self-help section” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Nicole Kornher-Stace Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fi…
 
Steven and Erika continue the one-episode-per-episode pace, if only to savour this story, which Erika is enjoying mightily! There is also a lengthy tangent on the Doctor Who viewing preferences of one Frank Skinner. Because why not? HHH (3) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show …
 
Erika and Steven continue through this many-layered story. A thickening plot! A robot! An unfortunately dated reference! A disappointingly not-terrible haircut! So much to dig into, and we’re just two episodes in! HHH (2) Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky Referenced Works Doctor Who [Amazon] Show Notes & Links Support this show and other shows lik…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “So You Want to Be a Honeypot” by Kelly Robson, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: “Other Worlds to Save” by Beth Cato, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Kelly Robson Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fiction and fan…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: "And All the Trees of the Forest Shall Clap Their Hands" by Sharon Hsu, as read by Joy Piedmont Poetry: "The Death of the Gods" by Leah Bobet, as read by Erika Ensign Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Sharon Hsu Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new…
 
Editors’ Intro: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Short Fiction: “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse” by Rae Carson, as read by Erika Ensign Poetry: "Who Do You Think You Are" by Ada Hoffmann, as read by Joy Piedmont Interview: Lynne M. Thomas Interviews Rae Carson Want to join the Space Unicorn Ranger Corps? You can find new science fict…
 
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