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The Pod of Rassilon
72 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Caution: Imminent Apocalypse - 007B pre-TW4 Minisode
Join us as we talk through some theories and hopes for Time War 4 - out this month! Captain von Braxx, how Definitely Fine Narvin is going to be, and how DO we have an ending better than everybody dies? This was supposed to be a minisode, but turns out we just couldn't help ourselves. Vague spoilers for all of Gallifrey, with specific spoilers for Gallifrey: Time War 1-3, and in the second half of the episode we discuss the information about TW4 that Big Finish have officially released. Heads up that we had some audio issues for the first chunk of the episode - it does resolve part of the way through, sorry! You can follow us on twitter and tumblr @podofrassilon! Thanks for listening.
100 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Chairs Implying Adoration - 007 Spirit
Dunkin' Dawkins & Defenestration: The story takes us to the holiday world of Davidia, where Romana and Leela explore their differences and their relationship, in the 50% gay rom-com, 50% horror story that is Gallifrey: Spirit. Listen to us talk about homoerotic chair tossing, the Grandfather Clock!Verse, Leela’s spiritual beliefs, and just how immensely queer this story is. Contains Spoilers for: WHO THE BROKEN MAN IS, Pandora, Imperiatrix, Reborn, Annihilation, Doctor Who: The Apocalypse Element. Theme written and performed by JaneTurenne Email: email@example.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/podofrassilon harold, they're lesbians*
125 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Catacomb Imperiatrix Ambush - 006 Lies
Join us this week for a discussion of how much we love Wynter, the change in dynamics as Things Get Worse, a bigger world, the calm before the storm, our new favourite ship* and a lot of technical difficulties as Pandora possesses all of our technology. Contains Spoilers for: Gallifrey (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.4, 4.3, S6, Intervention Earth), The Deadly Assassin, The Five Doctors, The Quantum Possibility Engine. Get in touch with us on twitter @podofrassilon and let us know what you think! *please, no, can we never talk about this again
61 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Crisis of Infinite Arkadiatels - 005 A Blind Eye Part 2
The story recommences, as we return with the second half of our conversation about A Blind Eye. Romana makes questionable choices, Leela is sad, Arkadian is shady, and Narvin was (mostly) right. Hear our thoughts on relationships of many kinds, Narvin the Blessed Boy, Romana's propensity for playing chicken, and Mephistophelirving Arkadiatel. Contains Spoilers for: Spirit, Pandora, Reborn, & Enemy Lines Bernice Summerfield: The Empire State Spoiler Note: When Finn tells you to skip 10 seconds ahead to avoid spoilers you should actually skip ahead by 30 seconds. Content warning: A Blind Eye features a lot of potentially triggering topics, and this is reflected in our discussion of the episode. Nazism is briefly touched upon in this episode, though far from as much as in the previous episode.
89 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Couture and Intrigue, All Aboard! - 004 A Blind Eye Part 1
In this episode we discuss Romana's wardrobe, the Pollard sisters, Narvin's sordid deal with Arkadian, and how terrible Torvald is. Contains Spoilers for: 3.1, 3.3 & 3.4; Doctor Who: Storm Warning, Neverland, Zagreus & Horror of Glam Rock, Content warning: A Blind Eye features a lot of potentially triggering topics, and this is reflected in our discussion of the episode. These include: brief mention of suicide; discussions of antisemitism, racism, ethnocentrism, and other bigotry both in the 1930s and now; nazis and fascism in other places; transphobia in another contemporary Big Finish story. Check our twitter for resources for learning more about GRT communities in the UK
109 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Courtroom Introduction of the Antagonist - 003 The Inquiry
Hurry, hurry, or you will be late for The Inquiry. We continue our listen with the third episode of Gallifrey, in which a look into the events on Gryben brings up the shared past of some beloved characters.
81 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Canines Interrupting Arguments - 002 Square One
Join us as we talk about sexism, Leela’s life on Gallifrey, and K-9’s dancing lessons (Spoilers for Gallifrey 1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 6.3 & Intervention Earth; Erasure; Bernice Summerfield: Tears of the Oracle, Dragon’s Wrath & Glory Days; Doctor Who: The Apocalypse Element & Neverland)
80 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Curmudgeons, Immigrants, and Arkadian - 001 Weapon of Choice
Topics of conversation include: worldbuilding, Narvin’s introduction, Gallifrey as a Doctor Who spinoff, and the greatest secret of Mephistopheles Arkadian (spoilers for Gallifrey: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.4, 3.5, 4.1 & 6.3; and Bernice Summerfield: Life During Wartime)
54 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Conversations In Anticipation - 000 Intro Episode
An introduction to the Pod of Rassilon, in which we discuss format, our descent into Gallifrey fandom, and why we love the show so much.
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