Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Radio Free Skaro

Type the phrase "Doctor Who Podcast" into the search option in the itunes store and you will be presented with what seems like a million different podcasts dedicated to talking about British television's greatest hero.

Without naming names there are a great many that are down right dull.

So, finding a good one can be tough. With a heavy heart, and with my hopes fading I took a chance and downloaded an episode of Radio Free Skaro............. and............. cue the hallelujah chorus!

These guys put together a great show, It's obvious that they have known each other a long time, and that really shows in the witty banter and creates a totally natural feel for the podcast.

Steven always starts the proceedings, and at times he acts as a referee to try and keep the other two in check.

Warren can always be relied on for a cheeky one liner. And Chris has a very dry sense of humour and seems to relish playing the role of Pedantor when analysing plot holes.

The early episodes featured Steven and Warren, and they are very entertaining, but for me the show works best with "The Three Who Rule".

The show has a good variety of different features, aside from the usual reviews, the guys also do entertaining commentaries, interviews with the likes of Phil Ford and Graeme Harper, and one of my personal favourites, the miniscope, where they (with the help of authentic 1970's sound effects) randomly select a luminary from the last 40 odd years of Doctor Who to talk about their contribution to the programme.

Throw in one of the cheesiest (and greatest) versions of the Doctor Who theme tune to open and close the show and you have podcast gold.

It seems apt somehow that the best podcast about Doctor Who comes from Canada, the home of Sydney Newman, the man who originally dreamt the whole thing up.

You can experience the goodness of Radio Free Skaro here

You can also follow them on twitter @radiofreeskaro

If any of Three Who Rule should read this, thank you for the many hours of entertainment, and hopefully many more to come.

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