Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro

Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro


Radio Free Skaro is possibly the most popular, most prolific and charmingly irreverent (but never irrelevant) Doctor Who podcast around. All previous episodes are available on the iTunes feed, as well as the Radio Free Skaro homepage - Enjoy!


Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 2  

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 2.

Radio Free Skaro - 2016 Advent Calendar, Day 1  

This holiday season, Radio Free Skaro is presenting a Fluid Links Advent Calendar! Every day from December 1 until December 24, we'll discuss one topic from our list provided by you, the listeners. Today: Day 1.

Radio Free Skaro #557 - Bananas Are Good  

It’s Chicago TARDIS time, which means interviews with various Doctor Who personages of note, in this case one Michelle Gomez, aka Missy, aka the Master, aka a wonderfully bananas actress from the Land of Kilts who is soon to be filming her appearance in Series 10! Plus a review of the penultimate episode of Class, news of Rona Munro (and the possibility of Missy sidling into her episode) and more! Well, not much more, to be honest Just listen, you poltroons!


– Class episode 7, “The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did”
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio comes to Canadian cinemas
– The Return of Doctor Mysterio Australian broadcast details
– Ken Grieve died
– Chicago TARDIS

– Michelle Gomez

Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks  

The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


– Class episode 6, “Detained”
– Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
– Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
– US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
– Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
– Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
– Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
– The Power of the Daleks

– Mark Ayres
– Toby Hadoke

Radio Free Skaro #555 - Imurjinsee Egsit  

Warren is in Long Island, NY this week, enjoying the fourth iteration of the east coast nerd gathering known as LI Who, and has a report from the trenches for you dear listeners. Thanks to schedules, wifi, and probably rock monsters, Warren couldn’t watch Class in time for the show, but Steven and Chris are on the case to give you their take on Episode 5 of the Doctor Who spinoff. However, Warren is present for the commentary for the sentimental favourite (but not altogether good) Season 15 story “The Invisible Enemy”, recorded in the blissful, innocent time of October 2016. Remember that time? Remember…?


– Class Episode 5, “Brave-ish Heart”
– Power of the Daleks iTunes preorder
– Doctor Who Experience to close in 2017
– The Pirate Planet novelized by James Goss
– Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan-Turner, from Miwk Publishing
– First look at Doctor Who Mr. Men
– Kandles fan art by Robbie Bonham
– Kandles fan art by Mike Rieger
– Long Island Doctor Who


– The Invisible Enemy

Radio Free Skaro #553 - Dr. Who and the Computers  

Daleks! Cybermen! And Class! Yes, We’ve got news of “The Power of the Daleks”, which will make it to Canadian cinemas later than everywhere else (as is right and proper, or at least expected), and our (spoiler time stamped) review of Class Episode 3, “Nightvisiting”! But the main event is a look at the legacy of Cybermen creators Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis with Blue Box Podcast host J.R. Southall in…the Miniscope!


– Class, Episode 3 “Nightvisiting”
– Three Class novels have been released
– Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview from BBC America
– 50th anniversary of the first regeneration in Doctor Who
– “The Power of the Daleks” DVD artwork & extras
– “The Power of the Daleks” coming to Canadian cinemas on November 30
– “The Power of the Daleks” coming to Australian Cinemas on November 12
– Doctor Who Comics Humble Bundle from Titan Comics
– Original Doctor Who Hardcover Books Being Reprinted
– Jon Pertwee Gets A Blue Plaque


– Kit Pedler
– Gerry Davis


– JR Southall from The Blue Box Podcast

Radio Free Skaro #552 - Class Is In Session  

At long last, Class is here! Yes, two episodes of the newest spin-off of Doctor Who have landed (in the UK and Canada) and the Three Who Rule have their thoughts to share with you…unless you wish not to hear them, being in the United States! We’ve conveniently put bridging music before and after our review, and put the time of said review in the show notes, for you, our American listeners (who don’t download tv shows like fiendish criminal vandals). Besides that, we also have action dolly news, confirmation of Missy in Series 10 of Doctor Who, a discussion by three middle-aged nerds about the viewing habits of millennials, and more! 

NOTE: our discussion of Episodes 1 and 2 of Class occur from 12:30-46:40.


– Class…Episode 1!
– Class…Episode 2!
– Doctor Who…On InnerSPACE!
– Steven Moffat Confirms…Missy Is Back!
– Charlie Brooker…Was Approached To Write Doctor Who!
– Power of the Daleks…Behind The Scenes!
– 13 Doctors…Action Dolly Set!
– Millennial…TV Viewing Habits!
– Class cast and Patrick Ness…At MCM London Comic Con!
– Gallifrey One…Guest Update!
– Steve Dillon…Died.

Radio Free Skaro #551 - Hungry Like The Wolves  

Chip, of the currently on hiatus Two-Minute Time Lord, current Whovian gadabout, and man about town rejoins Two of the Three Who Rule (Chris is still punching his liver with an assortment of British liquids) for a brief sojourn through a paltry news list this week! Dribbles of info about Class (which premieres October 22 in various parts of the Commonwealth)...and not much else. But wait! Chris travels from the past to the present to comment on the past (confused? We are) as RFS is plagued by "The Curse...of Fenric"!


– Class Ep 1 and 2 available on BBC Three at 10am on October 22
– Class: everything you need to know about the Doctor Who spin-off
– Doctor Who marathon on Space on October 22 leading up to Class premiere
– “The Power of the Daleks” in theatres in US on November 14
– 10th anniversary Torchwood story from Big Finish
– Doctor Who “Mr. Men” books coming Spring 2017


– Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Radio Free Skaro #550 - Make America Day-and-Date Again  

With New York Comic-Con upon us, the Doctor Who news is (at last) coming fast and furious with two(!) trailers for Class out in the wild and a panel featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Brian Minchin and new companion Pearl Mackie at the con teasing what's in store for the Christmas special and beyond! And with Chris off in the UK foraging for beer and scotch eggs, it was up to friend of the show Chip Sudderth to ably assume the third chair to cogitate upon matters Who with the Two Who Rule. We also have a report from Kim and Sage of Head Over Feels direct from NYCC! It's a cornucopia of news on this, the most Canadian of Thanksgivings. 


– Doctor Who returns in “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”
– Full NYCC Doctor Who on BBC America Panel
– Classic series Doctor Who writer to write for Series 10
– Doctor Who Facebook Live chat on Space
– Full NYCC Class panel
– New Class trailer #1
– New Class trailer #2
– Interview with new Doctor Who script editor Nick Lambon
– The Guardian interview with Pearl Mackie
– Long Island Doctor Who updates
– Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas book, including free download
– Digital version of Doctor Who pinball game released
– Doctor Who wins Welsh BAFTA for Special and Visual Effects
– Peter Capaldi nominated for Scottish BAFTA


– Kim and Sage from Head Over Feels
– Chip from Two-Minute Time Lord

Radio Free Skaro #549 - Doctor Spats  

The spinoff Class continues to dominate discussion amongst the Doctor Who intelligentsia, with a panel incoming this week at NYCC and controversy raging about the late arrival of said spin-off in the United States of America. And for a second week running (to cover for technical SNAFUs last week at Edmonton Expo) we have another edition of Fluid Links! Listen, and feel both artron and rift energy surge through you in a fit of discontinuity! 


– Class airs in Australia on ABC2 starting October 24
– Class – Behind The Scenes
– Doctor Who panels streaming at NYCC
– Amazon Video streaming Doctor Who panel on October 7
– DWAS Polarity Day Celebrates The Third Doctor on October 23

Radio Free Skaro #548 - Absinthe and a Dead Bird  

The Three Who Rule are at conterminous space coordinates this week, and despite the ever-present danger of the Blinovich Limitation Effect (not to mention cooties, con crud, and wayward glitter), they were able to record this episode "live" at Edmonton Expo! Besides controversy embroiling Class's premiere next month in the UK and Canada and next year (!) in the USA, they were also able to tackle some of your Fluid Links, all while surrounded by cosplayers, fans, furries, and the ever present smell of onions.


– Class premieres October 22 on BBC Three; Peter Capaldi appears in Episode 1
– Class premieres October 22 on Space
– Class premieres Spring 2017 on BBC America
– 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special enters production
– Writing Doctor Who with Steven Moffat from BBC Writers Room
– BFI Power of the Daleks screening details
– Silva Screen re-release of 1983 Radiophonic Workshop album
– “Anoraks” Kickstarter
– Andrew Smith Just Giving page
– Radio Free Skaro at Edmonton Expo!

Radio Free Skaro #547 - Seville Unrest  

Class fever is building, as evidenced by a fan-made trailer and bits and pieces of official ephemera dribbling out of the BBC about the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff. We've also got news of a slap-fight between Steven Moffat and John Barrowman, a hipster vinyl Big Finish release, and Steven's appearance on Edmonton college station CJSR, where he helped break down the different shooting styles of classic and current Who! Plus, we have the conclusion of our commentary for that cannibalistic soap opera known as..."The Two Doctors!"


– Fan-made…Class Trailer!
– Class…Does Social Media!
– Barrowman and Moffat…Have A Tiff!
– Chimes of Midnight…On Vinyl!
– Wallace Shawn…At Edmonton Expo!
– All That Matters…With Steven As Guest!

– The Two Doctors…Episode 3!

Radio Free Skaro #546 - Hipsters of the Quawncing Grig  

This week, we begin the first of a two-part commentary for "The Two Doctors", a Robert Holmes romp with Two, Six, hipster cannibals, tall Sontarans, and Elton John as a disco scientist. Enticing! But before the main event, the Three Who Rule reflect on the 50th anniversaries of both Star Trek and The Prisoner, two shows that along side Doctor Who were seminal viewing experiences for their younger selves. Dive into the past with us, won't you? 

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Radio Free Skaro #545 - The Mark of the Ayres  

A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven) have any real musical expertise but the bulk of the Miniscope is an interview with said Mr. Ayres, a scholar and gentleman tunesmith of the highest renown. Open your ears and enjoy!

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Radio Free Skaro #544 - The Dog Days of August  

New York Comic Con happens in October, with a strong presence from both Doctor Who and Class. But what if you a) are impatient and b) live not on the eastern seaboard of the United States but the East Midlands in the UK? Well, if you can wait until September 3 you can attend Whooverville 8 in Derby, and we have convention organizer and all-around gentleman Steve Hatcher on this week to tell us a little more about this fan-centric celebration of all things Doctor Who. Plus news (such as it is), and the Doctor Who Magazine Series 9 readers poll results! Enjoy!

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Radio Free Skaro #543 - Two One Contact (Is The Answer)  

Rumours, mumblesuch and nonsense dominated the news week, from Power of the Daleks teases that weren’t to the chance (slim to in actual fact…none) that Doctor Who would shoot soon in Warren’s own homestead of Vancouver. All poppycock! But you can count on the veracity and verisimilitude of the Three Who Rule as they tackle another exciting set of…Fluid Links!

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Radio Free Skaro #542 - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago  

10 years! That’s a whole lot of talking by three jaunty Canadians about a British television program of little repute by the name of Professor Whom. But after a smattering of news, the Three Who Rule move quickly on to an extended series of interviews with the fine people with whom we’ve shared our podcasting adventures with, including: Ken Deep of Podshock fame, Deborah Stanish, Katrina Griffiths and Erika Ensign of Verity!, Chip Sudderth of the Two Minute Time Lord, and Simon Harries, John Williams and Neil Perryman of Tachyon TV! Phew! Here’s to ten more years of meandering drivel from Canadian interlopers who have no right to talk of Britain’s televisual crown jewel!

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Radio Free Skaro #541 - The Tholian Web  

It’s a bowl of mixed treats in the news list, from Peter Capaldi’s third anniversary to Class showrunner Patrick Ness being offered a chance to write for proper Doctor Who. Mysterious! Also Doctor Who Legacy, the TV Movie on Blu-Ray (sorta kinda), and a report from Warren who is attending Anglicon in Seattle. All this and the conclusion of our commentary for "The Web of Fear"! You will bow to the will of the Great Intelligence…or be destroyed! And make sure to tune in next week for our tenth anniversary special, where we reflect on anything other than ourselves! O Canada!

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Radio Free Skaro #540 - The Velvet Web  

The Doctor Who news this week consists of action dollies, laments for the (on hiatus) Bookshelf Doctors, and not much else. But the Three Who Rule used their powers of bloviation to ponder, surmise, and otherwise cogitate for longer than was strictly necessary before getting to this week's highlight, Part the First of our commentary for the 1968 story "The Web of Fear". As an extra bonus, the commentary for the (still missing) Episode 3 features archive audio from missing episodes hunter Phil Morris!

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