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Reality Bomb Episode 071

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

Release Date: 08/19/2019

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On the seventy-second edition of Reality Bomb, we remember to Doctor Who writer, script editor, author and legend Terrance Dicks with a special tribute from Martin Belam, Nick Abadzis, Lisa Gledhill, Jon Arnold, Jason A. Miller and Bill Evenson. YouTuber, fan and Doctor Who Magazine Time Team member Claudia Boleyn uncouples Utopia from the series 3 finale and brings it to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the craze sweeping the fandom is back as Is This Rumour Hot or Not? returns with emeritus producer Alex Kennard and Kim Rogers. All this plus a poem in honour of Terrance Dicks by Chris...

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On the seventy-first edition of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the entire episode to a special report on convention safety. We’re doing a 90-minute deep dive on the topic on harassment at conventions and what convention organizers need to do to make cons safer. We talk to outside resources and experts as well as people in fandom and survivors including Christine Chapman of Uplift, an organization which has a special outreach program that creates codes of conduct for conventions and trains volunteer staff. We talk to Trickssi of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network, an organization...

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On the seventieth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings back emeritus producer Alex Kennard (and drafts Lori Steuart) for another segment of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" as they judge the latest rumours (or not) from the Doctor Who set. Neil Perryman brings the "love it or hate it" Sylvester McCoy story Ghost Light to the Gallery of the Underrated. And Joy Piedmont talks to Monica Duarte, Jim Sangster and Derek Compare about Doctor Who collecting in all its various forms. Plus listeners letters, and the protest about Ianto at BBC Wales goes into its tenth year!

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On the sixty-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk speaks to The Guardian's Martin Belam and Bustle's film editor Sage Young about Chris Chibnall's avoidance of publicity and whether or not Doctor Who needs hype (and if so how much) to survive in the modern media landscape. Joy Piedmont brings together Tai Gooden and Kat Climpson to talk about what other monsters from the Russell T Davies era (and more) could come back following the Judoon. And Pauline Serizel of the French YouTube channel Pepperpot Team discusses getting meta, fandom as heroes and a monster (literally) designed by an...

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On the sixty-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we have a special episode featuring two documentaries in honour of Graeme being a fan of Doctor Who for 35 years last month. First we re-present our documentary from episode 012 where Graeme celebrates his 30th year of being a fan and talks to several people about the ways Doctor Who fandom changed in the '80s, '90s and 2000s. We follow that up with a brand-new documentary where Graeme and some friends (and a special guest) discuss the developments in Doctor Who fandom over the past five years.

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This is a special edition of Reality Bomb remembering a special person: Paul Condon, who died late last week. Paul was brilliant, funny, thoughtful, mischievous and kind. He was a much-loved Doctor Who fan and we're paying tribute to him by presenting two interviews he did: the first (from episode 048) was recorded the day after Jodie Whittaker was cast as Paul explained who Jodie Whittaker was and what to watch of her work. The second is a Gallery of the Underrated from episode 047 as Paul explains why he thinks Delta and the Bannermen should get more love -- and offers a mind-blowing...

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On the sixty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk asks the question “Why do conventions fail?” and Ly Cao, Jeff Elston and Jim Sangster discuss the logistical, economic and general reasons that have caused many cons lately to cancel at the last minute. Also a new book, Bookwyrm: An Unauthorised & Unconventional Guide to the Doctor Who Novels Volume 1, looks back on the Doctor Who New Adventures novels of the 1990s and its authors Robert Smith? and Anthony Wilson are here to talk about the days, long ago in an English winter, when Doctor Who was only to be found in prose. And...

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On the sixty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont has brought Petra Mayer and Alex Kennard together to evaluate what rumours have escaped the locked down set of Doctor Who as "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" returns for a new season. We're talking about Clara and things in the wifi when Kim Rogers brings The Bells of Saint John to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we have a special documentary looking back at one's first convention. Plus we have political ads about... Chris Chibnall!

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On the sixty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we conclude our review of series 11 (and the 2019 New Year’s special, Resolution) as our review team of Sage Young and Lori Steuart talks to Graeme Burk about what made them happy, and unhappy, about the latest season, the standout stories, what they would change in the season to come and much more. Joy Piedmont talks to Jon Arnold, Delia Gallegos and Heather Berberet about the role families—actual and found—play in Doctor Who. And the Guardian’s Martin Belam takes us to the world of “teenaged” Kangs, cannibalistic Rezzies and rulebound...

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On the sixty-fourth edition of Reality Bomb we're calling the world for their opinions on Series 11 of Doctor Who! We have suspended our usual segments to present a special documentary where we talk to 50 people in 9 countries and find out how they feel about the latest season. We talk about the positives and negatives about the storytelling, the new Doctor, team TARDIS and much more as we try to determine what we have in common, where the fault lines are in the emerging world of fandom, and what we hope to see happen in the next season of Doctor Who. Listen now

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On the seventy-first edition of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the entire episode to a special report on convention safety. We’re doing a 90-minute deep dive on the topic on harassment at conventions and what convention organizers need to do to make cons safer.

We talk to outside resources and experts as well as people in fandom and survivors including Christine Chapman of Uplift, an organization which has a special outreach program that creates codes of conduct for conventions and trains volunteer staff. We talk to Trickssi of the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network, an organization supporting survivors of abuse at cons. And we talk to Doctor Who fans Sage Young and Felicity Kuzinitz about their perspective within Doctor Who fandom about con safety. We also talk to regular contributor Heather Berberet, who offers her insight as a psychologist on the issues of harassment. Finally, we offer the stories of survivors of harassment at conventions.

 

For more information:

Uplift – an organization dedicated to combating sexual abuse in online communities through education and advocacy.

Convention Resources by Uplift – an initiative which offers staff and volunteer training to conventions and consultation on creating codes of conduct and more.

Cosplayer Survivor Support Network - a support network for members of the cosplay community who are survivors of harassment, trauma, sexual assault, or abuse. CSSN offers a report card on convention harassment policies.

 

If you or someone you know is a survivor and needs confidential support:

In North America call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to hotline.rainn.org/online to chat with a specialist.

If you're in the UK call The National Rape Crisis Helpline at 0808 802 9999 or visit to rapecrisis.org.uk