I’m a guest on the latest edition of The Zeitgeist Tapes, the podcast looking at where politics and popular culture collide, talking about Doctor Who and politics to Emma Burnell and Steve Fielding. Amongst many topics we cover Jodie Whittaker’s casting, whether Doctor Who has ever had an actual political bias, what inspired Harold Saxon and Harriet Jones, if Starship UK was a warning ahead of its time (in more ways than one), and whether the original series really was as ‘problematic’ as people seem to think. I also get to give my opinion on old-skool stories including The Happiness Patrol and Marco Polo, and I think I managed to avoid mentioning Karen Gillan. Probably. And while Steve and Emma are the political experts, I’m fairly certain that I know more about Meglos than them. Which is the only time I’ll ever actually get to show off about that.
You can hear it here.
You can also hear Emma on Looks Unfamiliar here, and if you’re interested in my book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, you can get it in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here. There’s also, for a limited time, a collection of some of my Doctor Who reviews available in paperback here or as an eBook here.
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