FFR 56: Doctor Who

At long last, Anita and Ebony finally get around to talking about Doctor Who on the podcast! First, they both share their different relationships with the history of the show, and what they’re bringing with them to the new season, which stars Jodie Whittaker as the show’s first female Doctor. (Please note that this episode was recorded in early November, and only includes discussions of the season’s first five episodes.) We get into the overall political values of the new season under new showrunner Chris Chibnall, and give special attention to the episode “Rosa Parks.”

Carolyn drops by FROM THE FUTURE to share the latest in entertainment news, and as always, Ebony and Anita each share a little something in What’s Your FREQ-Out?

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2:55 Entertainment News: Call Me by Your Name author announces sequel novel in the works; the dangerous transphobia of Danish film Girl; Hannah Gadsby’s speech at THR’s Women in Hollywood Gala; SonicFox wins Best Esports Player at The Game Awards

8:25 Doctor Who

42:50 What’s Your FREQ-Out? (Ebony on the Temeraire books by Naomi Novik, Anita on something else)


Check out our producer Phil Surkis’ podcast Spice Cabinet, briefly referenced on this episode!

Read critic Oliver Whitney’s piece on the dangerous transphobia of Girl

Watch Hannah Gadsby’s speech at last week’s Women in Hollywood event

Learn more about Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series