Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast
James Murphy and Kevin Burns are both Certified Minor Internet Personalities with a shared love of Doctor Who. Explore the history of the show with them, as they watch classic serials and chat with each other each month about them. Each month, the pair will pick a classic serial to watch and then break down, exploring the themes, characters and production of the given story. There will also be jokes. New episodes on the first Sunday of every month.

 

The massive, bloated first episode of an irregular new series of Shabogan Graffiti podcasts.  Non-legendary blogger Jack Graham chats with legendary blogger Phil Sandifer about such topics as his recently-concluded TARDIS Eruditorum, social justice readings, eschatology, Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, obscure tumblr micro-aesthetics, Wikipedia, stabbing billionaires, Russell T. Davies’ Cucumber and Russell T. Davies’ Banana.  The encounter is a fraught, tense, barely-civil battle of wits that will change your life (very slightly).  Hosted by Pex Lives.  Because the idea of Jack getting it together sufficiently to organize his own bandwidth is frankly laughable.

 

Direct download: Shabcast_1_-_The_Philterview.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 10:56pm UTC
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19: Paradise Towers, or, Ice hot!

The Pex Lives team were very, very pleased to be joined by Jane, who can be found at http://achairforjane.tumblr.com/ and as one of the finest commenters on Tardis Eruditorum. Jane made this episode something extremely special. The Capaldi series and classic McCoy serial Paradise Towers are covered. 

The conversation looked at mythology, tropes, ascension and aesthetics. 

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Writer Stephen Wyatt
Director Nicholas Mallett
Script editor Andrew Cartmel
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Direct download: paradise_towers_-_pex_lives.mp3
Category:Seventh Doctor -- posted at: 1:32pm UTC
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A sick Kevin and tired James take a little time to blearily discuss the direction of the show, the recent call out for more diverse guests and James takes some some inexplicable swipes at Steve Ditko.

Direct download: pexlives_gallimaufrey.mp3
Category:Gallimaufrey -- posted at: 7:18pm UTC
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18: The Ribos Operation, or, They'll say Binro was right.

This is a very special episode. Anyone who likes what we do knows how indebted we are to Philip Sandifer and how often cite him. He was kind enough to guest on the show and is absolutely brilliant. We talked about the Ribos Operation, Capaldi's season, and take some interesting tangents. So, download, tell your friends, and rate and review us wherever you get the show. Thanks for listening!

Visit http://www.philipsandifer.com/ and buy TARDIS Eruditorium books at any good online retailer. The Graham Williams era edition is here: 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/TARDIS-Eruditorum-Unofficial-Critical-Williams/dp/1502725533/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420889766&sr=1-1&keywords=tardis+eruditorum

Writer Robert Holmes
Director George Spenton-Foster
Script editor Anthony Read
Producer Graham Williams
Direct download: ribos_with_phil.mp3
Category:Fourth Doctor -- posted at: 11:30am UTC
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17: Earthshock, or, We go back a long way.

In a madly rare illusion of prolificacy, welcome to the third episode of Pex Lives for the month of December. Earthshock. We also talk about the torture report, the state, Ferguson and more.

 

Writer Eric Saward
Director Peter Grimwade
Script editor Antony Root
Eric Saward (uncredited)
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Direct download: earthshock.mp3
Category:Fifth Doctor -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC
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Pex Alive. Pex Aliiive!: The Hammer Frankenstein Films

Don't say we didn't get you anything. Here is a very special Christmas gift for you. An undead gift. The best kind. This is one of the most fun chats we've ever had, all about the Frankenstein series that would prove such a huge influence on one of the best eras of Doctor Who. We talk about all the entries in the Hammer Frankenstein series, the Shelley novel, briefly go over the Universal monsters, and take in the kind of fascinating tangents that make talking to clever, witty people so fun.

As you should know, Jack Graham blogs at Shabogan Graffiti

Gene would rather people just leave him alone.

 

With extra thanks to @Hammerhorrorfan on twitter for this bonus episode's excellent artwork.

Direct download: 01_-_Frankenstein_1.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:54pm UTC
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12. The TV Movie, or I've Never Heard of It. What Do You Remember?

Finally, the long delayed episode 12, which was our one year anniversary with our first ever guests, has time travelled from July. It's so exciting to have people hear what turned out to be a fantastic conversation that's so much better than the subject at hand; the TV Movie.

Direct download: movie.mp3
Category:Eighth Doctor -- posted at: 5:27pm UTC
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The latest episode of the world beating Pex Lives podcast is here. We talk about the latest batch of episodes from the new Peter Capaldi series as well as one of the best serials ever... The Curse of Fenric. Starring Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred. Download now to join the conversation.

 

Writer Ian Briggs
Director Nicholas Mallett
John Nathan-Turner (uncredited)
Script editor Andrew Cartmel
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Direct download: Curse_of_Fenric.mp3
Category:Seventh Doctor -- posted at: 1:13pm UTC
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15: The Ice Warriors, or, Crushed beneath a moving mountain of ice.

The Pex Lives team are here to help you through the end of summer with an appropriately chilly episode. Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor's first meeting with.... the Ice Warriors! As well as more thoughts on the new episodes up to the end of last month. Will it melt their hearts or will the Pex Lives boys be cool on it?

Sorry. Enjoy!

 

Writer Brian Hayles
Director Derek Martinus
Script editor Peter Bryant
Producer Innes Lloyd
Direct download: Ice_Warriors.mp3
Category:Second Doctor -- posted at: 11:09pm UTC
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14: The Web Planet, or, What's happening, Doctor? What's happening?

Pex Lives returns with its first ever on-air guest! @HitlerPuncher joined us to talk about the Web Planet and much more. This is our first episode on since the new season of Doctor Who has started airing and we share our thoughts on Peter Capaldi's episodes. Get stuck into... the Web Planet!

Theme music:I Have Never Watched Doctor Who - Adam Warrock

Interlude: Human Fly - The Cramps


The Web Planet

Writer Bill Strutton
Director Richard Martin
Script editor Dennis Spooner
Producer

Verity Lambert

Direct download: web_planet.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC
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