Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast
James Murphy and Kevin Burns are both Certified Minor Internet Personalities with a shared love of Doctor Who. Explore the history of the show with them, as they watch classic serials and chat with each other each month about them. Each month, the pair will pick a classic serial to watch and then break down, exploring the themes, characters and production of the given story. There will also be jokes. New episodes on the first Sunday of every month.
A Marxist, a postmodernist and liberal walk into a bar... and form a united front.  Join me, Phil Sandifer and the superb Andrew Hickey for an unexpected emergency Shabcast on the subject of the recent fascist incursion on the Hugo Awards nominations.  (NOTE: Shabcast 3 was supposed to be the continuation of my conversation with Josh Marsfelder, but that will now be Shabcast 4... and will hopefully be along pretty soon.)
Direct download: Shabcast_3_-_This_Machine_Kills_Fascists.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 9:57am UTC
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James and Kevin have a quick discussion discussing some recent developments on the podcast and what they're aiming for with them, and then delve into a short discussion of recent developments in Nerd Misogyny, specifically the news about Chris Sims' treatment of Valerie D'Orazio and how it has recently become a topic of discussion. They'll reflect on their own privelege and, as usual, make a few wise-ass remarks along the way.

Direct download: son_of_gallimaufrey1.mp3
Category:Gallimaufrey -- posted at: 12:32am UTC
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The first Shabogan Graffiti podcast (Shabcast) was an astounding success, breaking all previous known podcasting records and propelling its creator to instant stardom.  And it's back for a sequel, like Ace Ventura.  In this month's Shabcast, Jack Graham (writer of the Shabogan Graffiti blog) interviews his other friend, the amazing Josh Marsfelder, writer of the resolutely different and clever Star Trek blog Vaka Rangi.  Well, actually what happens is that Josh interviews himself and Jack sits back and listens.  And the podcast is all the better for it, what with Josh being so informed and enthusiastic about subjects as diverse as Trek, the obscure Japanese Anime masterpiece Dirty Pair, Polynesian culture and Lacanian criticism.   In this episode, you get just part of an immensely long (and ongoing) discussion.  Never has hardcore nerdery sounded so intellectually respectable.  (P.S. - We had some mic and software problems during our chat, which show up about 1hr 4mins into this episode.  Jack tried to find a way of cutting the offending passage, but it was annoyingly crucial for the context.  Having said that, the problem isn't too bad, and only occurs intermittently for a minute or two.  So, stick with it.)  (P.P.S - In the podcast I say that I'm going to call it 'The Joshening', but I decided against that as it turns out... though I now wish I'd decided to call it 'Q and A' instead.)

Direct download: Shab_Cast_II_-_The_Wrath_of_Josh.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:06am UTC
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20: The Trial of a Timelord, or, Such Extraordinary Lengths to Kill Me

The only sane way tackle the Trial of a Timelord is to actively rebel against being a Doctor Who podcast.

This unedited, long awaited episode is thematically perfect for the season we're covering. Cobbled together, running late, full of strange tangents and little jewels along the way. Here and now, for you, the original Pex Lives team enjoy and endure the tail end of the entire Colin Baker era. Bridges are burnt, beers are tasted, Chris Tucker is considered, and maybe we'll learn something by the end of it.

(We will not. We'll have fun, though)

Direct download: trial_of_a_timelord_p1.mp3
Category:Sixth Doctor -- posted at: 1:42am UTC
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The massive, bloated first episode of an irregular new series of Shabogan Graffiti podcasts.  Non-legendary blogger Jack Graham chats with legendary blogger Phil Sandifer about such topics as his recently-concluded TARDIS Eruditorum, social justice readings, eschatology, Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, obscure tumblr micro-aesthetics, Wikipedia, stabbing billionaires, Russell T. Davies’ Cucumber and Russell T. Davies’ Banana.  The encounter is a fraught, tense, barely-civil battle of wits that will change your life (very slightly).  Hosted by Pex Lives.  Because the idea of Jack getting it together sufficiently to organize his own bandwidth is frankly laughable.

 

Direct download: Shabcast_1_-_The_Philterview.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:56pm UTC
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19: Paradise Towers, or, Ice hot!

The Pex Lives team were very, very pleased to be joined by Jane, who can be found at http://achairforjane.tumblr.com/ and as one of the finest commenters on Tardis Eruditorum. Jane made this episode something extremely special. The Capaldi series and classic McCoy serial Paradise Towers are covered. 

The conversation looked at mythology, tropes, ascension and aesthetics. 

 Download, rate, and share!

Writer Stephen Wyatt
Director Nicholas Mallett
Script editor Andrew Cartmel
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Direct download: paradise_towers_-_pex_lives.mp3
Category:Seventh Doctor -- posted at: 1:32pm UTC
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A sick Kevin and tired James take a little time to blearily discuss the direction of the show, the recent call out for more diverse guests and James takes some some inexplicable swipes at Steve Ditko.

Direct download: pexlives_gallimaufrey.mp3
Category:Gallimaufrey -- posted at: 7:18pm UTC
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18: The Ribos Operation, or, They'll say Binro was right.

This is a very special episode. Anyone who likes what we do knows how indebted we are to Philip Sandifer and how often cite him. He was kind enough to guest on the show and is absolutely brilliant. We talked about the Ribos Operation, Capaldi's season, and take some interesting tangents. So, download, tell your friends, and rate and review us wherever you get the show. Thanks for listening!

Visit http://www.philipsandifer.com/ and buy TARDIS Eruditorium books at any good online retailer. The Graham Williams era edition is here: 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/TARDIS-Eruditorum-Unofficial-Critical-Williams/dp/1502725533/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420889766&sr=1-1&keywords=tardis+eruditorum

Writer Robert Holmes
Director George Spenton-Foster
Script editor Anthony Read
Producer Graham Williams
Direct download: ribos_with_phil.mp3
Category:Fourth Doctor -- posted at: 11:30am UTC
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17: Earthshock, or, We go back a long way.

In a madly rare illusion of prolificacy, welcome to the third episode of Pex Lives for the month of December. Earthshock. We also talk about the torture report, the state, Ferguson and more.

 

Writer Eric Saward
Director Peter Grimwade
Script editor Antony Root
Eric Saward (uncredited)
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Direct download: earthshock.mp3
Category:Fifth Doctor -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC
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Pex Alive. Pex Aliiive!: The Hammer Frankenstein Films

Don't say we didn't get you anything. Here is a very special Christmas gift for you. An undead gift. The best kind. This is one of the most fun chats we've ever had, all about the Frankenstein series that would prove such a huge influence on one of the best eras of Doctor Who. We talk about all the entries in the Hammer Frankenstein series, the Shelley novel, briefly go over the Universal monsters, and take in the kind of fascinating tangents that make talking to clever, witty people so fun.

As you should know, Jack Graham blogs at Shabogan Graffiti

Gene would rather people just leave him alone.

 

With extra thanks to @Hammerhorrorfan on twitter for this bonus episode's excellent artwork.

Direct download: 01_-_Frankenstein_1.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:54pm UTC
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