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Doctor Who: Podshock is the longest running Doctor Who podcast (internet radio show) presented by the fan run Gallifreyan Embassy (est. 1985) and is the official podcast of the Gallifrey One conventions. We feature interviews with the Doctor Who cast and crew along with the latest Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, commentaries and discussions from an international perspective.
Hosted by Louis Trapani, Lee Shackleford, Kyle Jones, and Ian Bisset in the US, and Dave Cooper in the UK, and Graeme Sheridan in Germany with segments and contributions from regular corespondents around the world.
The award winning Doctor Who podcast; Doctor Who: Podshock began in 2005 on the 20th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. In that time, it quickly grew into one of the most popular Doctor Who podcasts and continues to be to this day.
Doctor Who: Podshock began in August 2005 with the first episode and it continues, stronger than ever, in 2015. Like The Doctor, it's regenerated and even changed the desktop theme. While it would be (virtually) impossible to included all the moments of 328 episodes, this brief tribute is..well, my tribute.
Doctor Who: Podshock 10th Anniversary
Frazer Hines brings his one man show "The Time Traveling Scot" to The Producer's Club Grand Theatre in Manhattan on Friday July 8th 2011. There will also be a short Q&A hosted by Ken Deep from Doctor Who: Poshock and an autograph session with Frazer. This is a rare appearance by one of the Doctor's most popular companions in New York City. Details can be found at www.whoyork.com
A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.
"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'
Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'
Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"
(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)
As heard in Doctor Who: Podshock 192, here is our video interview with Paul Castle talking about his book, Shooty Dog Thing. This interview was recorded at the Gallifrey One convention, Gallifrey 21 in Los Angeles, CA in February 2010. Ken Deep and Louis Trapani (off camera) sit down with Paul during his first time attending a Gallifrey One convention.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users see here for the YouTube version of this video.
In honour of Sylvester McCoy returning to New York this month and the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy, we present you with this cut-down video of a WLIW pledge drive break from August 1987. At the time, like today, we had a new Doctor, the 7th Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, he along with the late Jon Pertwee and John Nathan-Turner, the then producer of Doctor Who are included in a pre-recorded interview segment in this 5th break of WLIW's Doctor Who marathon of The War Games. Eric Luskin of NJN conducts the interview.
Seen in this video among the Gallifreyan Embassy members volunteering is Ken Deep, and Louis Trapani of Doctor Who: Podshock, along with Tim Grogan, Beth Treckman, Pete "Bug" Reinert, PJ, "The Anti-Doctor", Monique, and others.
Last month while Doctor Who: Podshock was in Los Angeles, CA at Gallifrey 21 for our annual live on stage there, the tables were turned on us a bit when Chris McKeon interviewed us (Ken Deep, James Naughton, and myself) for the Examiner.com.
See that article here: GallifreyOne 2010 interviews: Doctor Who Podshock - Ken Deep, Louis Trapani, James Naughton
Here is the video of the interview. Be sure to check out the article though for other interviews from Gallifrey 21.
For those that follow me on Twitter, may know that I sometimes use AudioBoo to record short audio reports while on the road. It is usually while attending a conference or convention or some other event, though not limited to such. (If you want to know more about AudioBoo, back in 2008, I posted this blog about AudioBoo: Boo! AudioBoo! Mini Mobile Podcasting!)
This year's Gallifrey One convention (Gallifrey Blackjack 21) was no exception.
The Happiness Patrol is a new show hosted by Lewis Bailey. In episode two, he has a frank (who is Frank?) and fun conversation with Ken. It covers Ken's first time he saw Tom Baker as the Doctor on PBS to podcasting and even hockey.
Left to right: Joshua Lou Friedman, Daphne Ashbrook (Grace in the 1996 Doctor Who movie), Louis Trapani, James Naughton, and Ken Deep at Gallifrey 20, Los Angeles, CA. Doctor Who: Podshock welcomed Daphne as a guest during our live on stage show.
Photo courtesy Joshua Lou Friedman, TARDIS courtesy of Tara Wheeler