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Doctor Who: Podshock is the longest running Doctor Who podcast (established 2005) presented by the fan run Gallifreyan Embassy (est. 1985) is a production of Art Trap Productions. It features Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, commentaries, and discussions from US, UK with an international perspective from correspondents from around the world.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, and Ian Bisset in the US and Dave Cooper and Graeme Sheridan in the UK and Germany respectively, with segments by corespondent around the world.

For more information including the official website of Doctor Who: Podshock and all the various podcast subscription feeds please see:

Speculation on the New 2015 Series and Reflecting Back on 10 Years of Podshock in Doctor Who: Podshock 329

Doctor Who: Podshock 329

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 329
Running Time: 2:09:28

We speculate on the new 2015 series (AKA "Series 9") of Doctor Who, reflect back on 10 years of Doctor Who: Podshock, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

Tandem With The Random 027 Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who

Tandem with the Random

Recently I was a guest on the Tandem with the Random podcast, episode 27 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. It is hosted by Brian Kelley @bktandem and is available now. In it, I speak of first discovering Doctor Who and becoming a fan, founding the Gallifreyan Embassy, and eventually launching the podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock. Thanks to Brian for having me on, it was delight to do. You can check out the podcast yourself, the link is below with further details pertaining to the episode.

We Review the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who and Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy in Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 250
Running Time: 2:11:50

We review the Spring 2011 series of Doctor Who and celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy live over the net with live and recorded listener feedback (Brent Johnson, Kobo4747, Stuart Natelson, Adam Pearson, Michael, Carl, D Scott 750).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

Happy Anniversary! We Will Reviewing the Spring 2011 Doctor Who Series Live on Net on Doctor Who: Podshock Today

Today on the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy, in celebration, we will be reviewing the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who live over the net on Doctor Who: Podshock. If you missed out on our previews live review shows or if you have something to say about the spring series as a whole, join us live. See the link below for further details.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the Spring 2011 Series Scheduled for Saturday, June 18 -

Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Saturday, 18 June 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the spring 2011 series.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the spring 2011 series

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Riding The Chronic Rift

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Once again I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Chronic Rift ( @chronic_rift ) podcast with John Drew and Keith R.A. DeCandido hosting and with fellow guest, Chris S. Carothers. In this latest roundtable episode (126), we discuss fan clubs. Predominantly Doctor Who and Star Trek clubs were discussed in this episode. Chris shared information about the club, USS Richthofen, a chapter of Starfleet, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., while I was there speaking about the Gallifreyan Embassy, the Doctor Who club I founded in 1985 as well as Doctor Who: Podshock.

See Doctor Who: Podshock Live on Stage at Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery

[UPDATED February 4, 2011] Once again, Doctor Who: Podshock will be taking the stage at Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery this February in Los Angeles, CA.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live at Gallifrey One 2011

As with past years, we will have special surprise guests in addition to convention guests appearing live on stage for this recording of the show.

New Bonus Episode for the Doctor Who: Podshock Podcast Companion App

Doctor Who Podshock Podcast Companion App Bonus Episode 2

DW Podshock Podcast Companion App - Episode 02
Exclusive App Episode

Running Time: 0:34:48

In this bonus exclusive episode for the DW Podshock Podcast Companion App we include a segment from the Q&A session with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy. The complete interview and Q&A from the event is included in Doctor Who: Podshock 229 - Extra Edition. Plus Ken and Louis talk about the origins of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more.

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

This episode appears in the "Exclusives" section of the app.

Note: The app is currently only available for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), there is an Android version in the works. Currently there is a bug in the iPad version in which prevents the episodes from being listed, they appear blank (in both the regular episodes section and exclusive section), but if you tap the topmost slot, you will hear the latest episode.

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Doctor Who: Podshock 229 Extra Edition Features an Interview with Daphne Ashbrook from November's 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy

Doctor Who: Podshock 229 Extra Edition

"Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:15:48

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we include our interview and Q&A with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy.

Sonic Newsdriver (14 November 2010)

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101114
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Sunday, the 14th of Nov. 2010

Happy Birthday Number 8, Happy Birthday Number 11, Heeere's Joooohnny, No Matt Smith at Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, We have a Date for 1996, Happy Anniversary Doctor Who, Talkin about my Regeneration, Let's Return to Earth - in another week, You May be One of Many Children in Need, Isn't That Special, and much more!

Sonic Newsdriver (16 October 2010)

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101016
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Saturday, the 16th of Oct. 2010

A double length show featuring breaking news of Gallifrey 22 with special guest Shaun Lyon of the Gallifrey One conventions, plus talkin' about my regeneration, don't cross the streams, born in the USA, Tennant trending, what's wrong with my voice, gossiping Gaiman, heard it was your birthday, hello? hello?, Wiiiii have a date, Who is watching you?, NYCC tops 95000, Party with Daphne Ashbrook, and more!

Doctor Who: Podshock Celebrates 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy with Daphne Ashbrook

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!

Daphne AshbrookJoining 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).

On The Examination Table

A couple months ago, the Examiner posted a video interview of Doctor Who: Podshock consisting of Ken Deep, James Naughton, and myself conducted by Chris McKeon. This time, I am on the examination table so to speak in this latest interview with examiner.com once again by Chris McKeon.

Speaking On Doctor Who at I-CON 29

I-CON 29You may have heard that Doctor Who: Podshock will be returning to the annual New York science fiction, fact, and fantasy convention, I-CON this year. We will be doing a live show there once again on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2pm. For details, see the article, Doctor Who: Podshock Returns to Stony Brook, NY for I-CON 29.

In addition to the live recording of Doctor Who: Podshock, I will be speaking about Doctor Who at the convention on a panel along with my fellow co-host of the aforementioned podcast, Ken Deep the day before, on Saturday, March 27 at 11am EDT located in the Harriman 112 (at SUNY Stony Brook, NY where I-CON 29 is taking place this year).

Show Your Support, While Supporting the Gallifreyan Embassy and Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock Regenerated ShirtSince Gallifreyan Embassy introduced the first Gallifreyan Embassy T-shirts back in 1986, they have been popular fashion wear at conventions, meet ups, special events, PBS pledge drives, and just everyday wear. These original shirts and buttons have been long unavailable until 2005, when with the launch of Doctor Who: Podshock, the Gallifreyan Embassy has re-introduced Gallifreyan Embassy / Podshock shirts again. These popular Classic Gallifreyan Embassy and Podshock apparel and other items are still available today.

Doctor Who: Podshock shirtLike the Doctor and the Doctor Who series itself, the shirts and other related items have been refreshed or "regenerated" if you like. Much of the same basic design remains, just slightly updated. Items include all various style of shirts in various colours. Men and women, plus sizes, kids and toddlers alike shirts can be had now. Podshock ClockIn addition to shirts, there are sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, bibs, caps, bags, mugs, buttons, magnets, pet bowls, pillows, stickers, and more. Yes, even TIME MACHINES! Yep, time machines can be purchased as well, although most people use the term, 'clocks' -- they are still time machines. Plus more items. 

They are all available at the new Gallifreyan Embassy Cafe Shop.

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