MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast has awakened from its offseason slumber to discuss the Steven Moffat Era of DOCTOR WHO!  We talk all things Moffat - what we think of when we think of his stories; what's his legacy likely to be; and just exactly where does he stand all time in the Doctor Who Pantheon (Panopticon?).  He's the most prolific writer in Doctor Who history, and we'll discuss whether we rate him at the very top, or just near it.

We'll also touch briefly on the leaking of footage of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor (that's early on, and we stay un-spoilery), the naming of Segun Akinola as the new Composer, and the airing of classic Doctor Who episodes on Twitch.

We hope you enjoy it!  And THANK YOU, STEVEN MOFFAT!

Direct download: Mutters157_MoffatEra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we are FINALLY finishing our discussion of the PETER CAPALDI Era of Doctor Who!  Part 1 was back in episode 151, and after a short hiatus, we will wrap up our dive into Capaldi.  We'll talk about where we feel he ranks in the pantheon of Doctors; how his seasons stack up against others in the modern era; and go in detail about companions, other favorite stories, and anything else we can think of!  John especially has some really eloquent points that he makes about the Capaldi era, so that's worth a listen right there!

We also give a wrap up of the #WhoAgainstGuns campaign and talk about the Target Novelizations that have just been released in the UK and on Kindle, although the physical US release isn't until June.

We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Mutters156_CapaldiReviewPt2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're talking about our involvement in #WhoAgainstGuns: .  We're very honored to be taking part in raising money to help combat the epidemic of gun violence. 

For a donation of $10, you will get a link to a podcast commentary of the classic Doctor Who story "The War Games" done by over 40 Doctor Who writers, podcasters, and fans.  As if that's not enough, STEVEN MOFFAT and PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE have also recorded commentaries on episodes !  If you donate at higher levels ($25 and $50 or more), you'll be eligible to win giveaways of SO MUCH AMAZING Doctor Who swag!  Full details at the site above, please check it out, if you haven't already!

On this podcast, we'll discuss the episodes we did and what the recording was like, including the other amazing people on our sessions, as well as give some more details on the project.

Donations will be accepted through the end of March, so please go to the site above to learn more and donate to a GREAT cause and give yourself the opportunity to enjoy some GREAT Doctor Who content!

Direct download: Mutters155_WhoAgainstGuns.mp3
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John and I are proud to be a part of the #WhoAgainstGuns project, put together by many in the Whovian community in response to the horrific shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the epidemic of mass shootings and gun violence in the United States.  Attached is a 2 minute recording describing the project.  For more information, please go to :

Direct download: WHO_AGAINST_GUNS_podcast_promo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am PDT

It's a few days late, but MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back to wrap up the final day of 2018's edition of the amazing Gallifrey One convention.  It was a day that transcended, due to an amazing panel called "Gallifrey Waits No More" featuring all of the ladies of Doctor Who (in front and behind the camera) at the convention (and moderated by the amazing Deb Stanish) that turned into a cathartic and harrowingly real and emotional session.  We talk about that and our reactions on this podcast (and we'll go in more detail on this and Gally in general with guests in the weeks to come).  Also, we talk about Alyssa Franke's heartfelt recap of the panel, and there's a link here to that post: Whovian Feminism on GWNM.  

We'll also talk about the great Kaffeeklatsch with Rachel Talalay and Sarah Dollard that we were fortunate enough to attend; Will's meet-and-greet with Jemma Redgrave; and all of the rest of the Sunday goings-on.

Please have a listen!  

Direct download: Mutters154c_GallySundayWrapup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am PDT

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year on the MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast!  We have our great friends Kim Rogers & Sage Young of back with us for our Annual PREVIEW of GALLIFREY ONE, the amazing DOCTOR WHO convention upcoming this Feb. 15-18 in Los Angeles!  Gally looks to be EXTRA amazing this year with special guests headlined by STEVEN MOFFAT as well as SO MANY more actors, writers, directors, and more, plus great panels with brilliant fans of every description!

One of the MOST exciting parts will be Sage and Kim bringing their "This or That" panel to the main stage at Gally with guests Jemma Redgrave & Camille Coduri!  We'll talk about how this came about along with their curation of a FAN VIDEO HAPPY HOUR at Gally, also.  Plus, we'll talk about their other panels, John's panels, and all of the OTHER panels and podcasts and symposiums that we are so excited to see!  

It's a family reunion weekend for all of us, and that sense of community is what keeps bringing us back every year (well, sure, the amazing guests and programming help, too!).  As Sage said on the podcast, this podcast is always a favorite for all of us, because it means GALLY is ALMOST HERE!  

We cover what to look for if it's your first time at Gally, what panels we are anticipating most, and hopefully many other helpful tips for first-timers and veterans alike!  We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Mutters153_Gally2018PreviewHoF.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we are talking about the PETER CAPALDI Era of Doctor Who!  It's the first part of our deep dive into the time when the Doctor was him.  On this week's episode, we do a broad overview, then we dive into ranking his 3 seasons and why (John does a good job of changing my mind in the process).  We then give our own personal top 5 episodes (or 6 in my case, plus, i cheat again and intentionally don't list what i think is the best, just because I know John will pick it, too).  It's 90 minutes of Talkin' Who!  

Next week, we'll dive into some other favorite episodes, missed opportunities, favorite characters and monsters, and anything else we can think of!  

We had a lot of fun recording this and discussing the greatness that is Peter Capaldi and the awesomeness of his Doctor.  We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Mutters151_CapaldiEraReviewPt1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're talking about the emotional farewell to Peter Capaldi, the end of the Steven Moffat Era, "Twice Upon A Time"!  This team up of the 12th and 1st Doctors, set in frozen time just before their regenerations, was a heartfelt and moving journey which made for a fitting denouement to Peter's time as the Doctor as well as a great distillation of the last six seasons of Doctor Who under the leadership of Steven.  

We will dive deep into the episode talking in great depth (we DO like to talk) about what we loved (there were many things) and even one or two parts that didn't work quite as well.  The story was rich with emotion, and we felt all of that and more.  It was a really fun conversation about what we both love about Doctor Who and this team that has brought so much joy to us. 

We'll also excitedly look forward to the NEW DOCTOR, Jodie Whittaker, as we discuss her brief but BRILLIANT first appearance.  We both cannot wait until we see her first episode in full as the Doctor! 

John came up with some great trivia, of course, so there's that to look forward to as well!  Please join us as we wax rhapsodic about this wonderful story. 

Direct download: Mutters149_TwiceUponATime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back with a final wrap-up of LI Who 5 as well as some news about the upcoming Gallifrey One 29 and the new guest announcements for it (MOFFAT and MURRAY GOLD!) .  It's a quick chat talking about those topics as well as some squeeing about the teaser for TWICE UPON A TIME that was shown during the Children in Need special in the UK this past week!

We'll be off next week and back the week after with a new pod--- NO, REALLY, I MEAN IT, WE WILL DO ONE .. -cast, likely focusing on a classic Series story and the modern one that featured the same Aliens, from a story we missed first time around.

Direct download: Mutters147LIWhoWrap_News.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're previewing the upcoming Long Island Who 5 convention, taking place this weekend in Islip, New York!  We'll look back at last year (our first LI Who) and then dive into what we're most anticipating about this year's edition - guests (McCoy!  Hussein!  Ward!  Manning!  Oliver!  Hines!) and seeing our Doctor Who family, plus all those fun game shows and panels!  We will also discuss some news, but there's no trivia this week.

We'll be doing mini-podcasts from the convention this coming weekend, so look for those as well!  

Take a listen, won't you?  Thanks!

Direct download: Mutters143_LIWho2017Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am PDT






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