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Now you can support our podcast and at the same time get extra content made available for Supporting Subscribers!
When you become a Supporting Subscriber, you will have access to special extra shows for Supporting Subscribers (episodes produced specifically for Supporting Subscribers and/or premium shows made available to Supporting Subscribers), discount offers, giveaways (such as Blu-ray discs), and other special benefits.
Don't hesitate, become a Supporting Subscriber today. To celebrate this new exciting program, we are offering Supporting Subscriptions at a special introductory price of only $5 (US) a month. Not much more than the cost of large coffee at a speciality shop. It is only about half the price of a typical movie ticket. Not only will you be supporting our regular show, but we will gain access to extra content with your support.
You will have your own special unique individualized feed for your extra content. This can be integrated right into iTunes (or use another podcasting client if like), just like our regular show feed. So you can be get your extra content in the same way you get our regular Podshock shows. You will also have access to the extra content via a special login site for Supporting Subscribers.
No huge investment up front. Only for a simple small monthly Supporting Subscriber fee each month which you can cancel any time will make you feel better knowing you are supporting a show you love and help ensure it to continue and grow.
Some of the perks of being a Podshock Supporting Subscriber:
- Helping Podshock continue and grow
- Get Extra content (Extra Editions) regularly on your own personalized feed
- A Supoorting Subscriber newsletter sent via email once a month
- Automatically entered to be randomly selected to receive giveaway items (Blu-ray discs, signed books, etc.)
- You will be bumped up in the queue during our live over the net shows
- Special discounts (for events and other purchases)
- Exclusive invites (to join us at events perhaps with a cast or crew member)
- And more, we are adding ways to thank our supporting subscribers all the time!
Stay on top of your favourite podcast, plus get bonus exclusives with the new DW Podshock Companion App for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. It is an inexpensive way to help support the podcast while keeping up with news, podcast episodes, the Twitter feed, and exclusive content available through the app.
It is a universal app, so it runs in native resolution on both the Apple iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. When you launch it, you will see a splash screen featuring the familiar faces of the podcast hosts. From there you can explore news stories, podcast episodes, the latest on our Twitter feed ( @Podshock ), and exclusives just for the app (these are different than DWP Extra Edition episodes).
Last month we stated we would give a brand new unopened copy of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead in HD on Blu-ray to randomly selected Podshock Supporting Subscriber (Planet of the Dead Blu-Ray Going to a Supporting Subscriber). We promised we would announce the winner at our seasonal meet up on Second Life on the 20th of February (Pre-Gallifrey 21 Meet Up on Second Life). We did. The subscriber we randomly selected was Ken Okel. (Ken was not present at the meet up, but we stated that you need not be present for it).
After contacting Ken, we learned that he had just bought a copy of Planet of the Dead on BD, and offered us to give the disc to another subscriber that may need it. Fortunately, we had selected a runner up just in case something like this occurred. That person is Helen Lesser!
We are holding a Meet and Greet on the Thursday evening before the convention ("Gallifrey Eve," if you like) at the same hotel. It is at 10pm PST on the 25th of February. It is late enough to allow many of people flying in on Thursday to check into the hotel and get some dinner beforehand. The Meet and Greet is an informal (leave the tux at home) gathering where you will have a chance to come by and say hi, meet the Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, and regular contributors to the show. Learn more about our Meet and Greet here. If you plan on meeting up with us there, please RSVP here.
If you are a Podshock Supporting Subscriber and you are going to Gallifrey 21, please let us know if you haven't done so already. In addition to the Meet and Greet, we would like to plan something special to do with supporting subscribers at Gallifrey 21. What that might be, depends on how many will be able to join us. It is because of the support of supporting subscribers we are able to bring you the show and do these events. Please if you haven't done so yet, please consider supporting us by becoming a Podshock Supporting Subscriber. It doesn't cost much and it means so much to us.
Learn more about computers or help friends and loved ones with their computer woes using Worth Godwin - Computer Training: Plain English, Plain Easy lesson CD series and by doing so you will be helping Doctor Who: Podshock at the same time. Plus, as a special tie-in with Gallifrey 21 taking place in February in Los Angeles, mention the special code GOGALLY to receive 21% off!
Computer lessons for both Mac or Windows PC from a real Doctor Who fan and a Doctor Who: Podshock listener and supporter.
Take a few minutes and listen to Worth's special message for Doctor Who: Podshock listeners:
Don't delay, the special 21% off discount offer is for a limited time only. The offer is good whether you are attending Gallifrey 21 or not. Remember it also makes a great gift. See details here.
As you probably already know, in the US, we are currently in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It is a time when many stop and give thanks and express our appreciation for what we are grateful for in life.
Therefore, this posting is an opportunity to express my thanks to everyone that has listened to and supported Doctor Who: Podshock over the years. That in all likelihood means everyone reading this post.
Now in our fifth year in production, we could not have done it without you.
I thank Ken Deep and James Naughton who have been there since the very beginning, as we would not be where we are today without them. They volunteer their time and efforts on an ongoing basis to bring you the show you know and love.
Doctor Who: Podshock has been making convention appearances over the last four years which have drawn in crowds. These events give an opportunity for convention audiences to interact on a live recording of the show. Doctor Who: Podshock has appeared at conventions on both the west and east coast of the U.S. Most popular among them are the Gallifrey One conventions in Los Angeles, CA.
A live show adds excitement to an event and brings in additional people that may not have otherwise gone. Plus, the event will gain added exposure since we promote our live appearances on episodes leading up to the event and the recorded live show at the event serves as an ongoing promo for annual or reoccurring events (i.e. Gallifrey One or I-CON).
You may have seen the White Robot at a Doctor Who conventions, but does the White Robot really exist? Now there is an answer this question. Doctor Who: Podshock special correspondent, Billy Davis constructed his classic White Robot costume as a nod to the 1968 Patrick Troughton story, The Mind Robber. It has become a popular attraction recently at select conventions such as Chicago TARDIS and Gallifrey 2009.
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Join us for our next SL meet up, The War Games recap, 4th anniversary for the podcast, new podcast swag. Doctor Who: Podshock 159 is coming soon!
Hosted by Louis Trapani, with Eric Escamilla (AKA Bullitt33).
Since we introduced the first Gallifreyan Embassy T-shirts back in 1986, they have been popular fashion wear at conventions, meet ups, special events, PBS pledge drives, and just everyday wear. These original shirts and buttons have been long unavailable until 2005, when with the launch of Doctor Who: Podshock, we re-introduced Gallifreyan Embassy / Podshock shirts again.
Like the Doctor and the Doctor Who series itself, the shirts and other related items have been refreshed or "regenerated" if you like. Much of the same basic design remains, just slightly updated. Items include all various style of shirts in various colours. Men and women, plus sizes, kids and toddlers alike shirts can be had now. In addition to shirts, there are sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, bibs, caps, bags, mugs, buttons, magnets, pet bowls, pillows, stickers, and more. Yes, even TIME MACHINES! Yep, time machines can be purchased as well, although most people use the term, 'clocks' -- they are still time machines. Plus more items.
They are all available at the new Gallifreyan Embassy Cafe Shop.
A Doctor Who: Podshock Ceramic Travel Mug, one of the many new items now available at the Gallifreyan Embassy Cafe Shop
A Doctor Who: Podshock time machine! Or if you like, a clock. One of the many new items now available at the Gallifreyan Embassy Cafe Shop.
A black Doctor Who: Podshock shirt, one of the many new items at the Gallifreyan Embassy Cafe Shop
Long time Doctor Who: Podshock listener, Worth Godwin offers computer training in plain, easy to understand english for both Apple Mac and MS Windows PC users. Upon learning of our call out for advertisers and sponsors in order to keep Doctor Who: Podshock going, Worth stepped up and offered us an affiliate sponsorship opportunity with his computer training business.
You heard it here on Doctor Who: Podshock and now you can take it with you where ever you go with shirts and other gear sporting the slogan, "In Russell We Trust" or if you rather have "In Moffat We Trust", or get them both. Many of our listeners and website visitors, took the slogan coined by Ken Deep on our show and made it their own mantra.
How can I play AAC files on my non-iPod player?
We have two feeds, one is the enhanced podcast AAC format that will play in any device or software that is compatible with the AAC format (this automatically includes all Apple products such as the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, etc.). Enhanced podcasts include chapters, images, and URL links. They also support higher quality audio without increasing the file size. Our other feed is a plain MP3 format feed which should work in just about any device or player.
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The Gallifreyan Embassy website and the podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock are made possible in part by donations from people like you. Thank you for your support!
Please help us to continue and grow. We can't do it without your help. The costs for producing and maintaining the podcast and website are prohibited. Please consider making a donation to help offset these costs and to help ensure that we can continue to bring you both. Thank you so much.
You can make a one time donation of any amount you like using the above "Donate" button. If you rather make an annual recurring donation of $25 (that is less than 50 cents a week), use the "Subscribe" button below. Note: If you are looking to become a DW Podshock Supporting Subscriber, this is not it, see here instead.
Doctor Who and science fiction in general casts a wide net in its followers. While our podcasts (i.e. Doctor Who: Podshock) reaches everyone from 8 to 80, a majority of them reach those of the age of 21 to 44. Half of them are single with a disposable income.
Listeners range from ‘hardcore’ fans, to casual fans as well as people who have just obtained an interest in the genre. Most of them will consume other related media and collect associated memorabilia.
Due of the nature of podcasts, people can discover shows we produced years ago today. Some are listened to over and over again. They are available by various means including, Apple iTunes, website downloads, RSS feeds, various podcast networks, internet radio, etc.