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Everyone has albums that were special to them at different times in their life. Deeper Cuts brings three people together to listen to those albums. Join Graeme Burk, Shannon Dohar and Rob Jones every week as they listen to an album that meant something one to them and discuss what it means to them now.
 
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On the eighty-ninth episode of Reality Bomb, we discuss the latest revelations regarding Noel Clarke and John Barrowman, and what they mean to Doctor Who fandom, with Amanda Rae Prescott and Rachel Donner. Plus the Monks have always been on this podcast as author Jonathan Morris discusses The Lie of the Land in this month's Gallery of the Underrate…
 
On the eightieth-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, as we reach the first anniversary of the global pandemic, we decided to return to do an episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Sage Young, Lacy Baugher-Milas and Sanjay Lago as they tell us what they would do if they ran Doctor Who in the "I'ds of…
 
On the eighty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings Sage Young and Max Curtis back to talk about their reactions to the 2021 New Year's Special, Revolution of the Daleks. Joy Piedmont talks to writer Talia Franks about their recent article for Nerdist about how Black characters are portrayed in the recent special, and how production d…
 
On the eighty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is looking back at the Doctor Who Christmas special and talking with Alex Kennard, Kim Rogers, Katelyn Seitz, Brenna Jones and Graeme Burk about their favourite festive Doctor Who moments in a special documentary. Graeme also talks with Sage Young and Max Curtis about the upcoming special Re…
 
Our annual holiday special has returned and so has our traditional gift exchange! Join Shannon, Graeme and Rob as they exchange albums with each other and find out if their gift a Christmas cracker or a lump of coal. But this time they're not alone: we did this episode live in front of an audience on Zoom! Join the Deeper Cuts trio for Q and A and …
 
On the eighty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking with Mikey Willliams, who works in the British TV industry, and Den of Geek editor Kayti Burt about series 13 starting filming, both in terms of what that means practically in an age of COVID, and what we can expect from a shortened season. Joy Piedmont explores what fandom is like…
 
On the eighty-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking at Time Lord Victorious, the huge story arc encompassing audios, books, comics, figurines, t-shirts(!) and even escape rooms, and talking to Sanjay Lago and Derek Compare about what it is, who can afford it and who is going to buy it all. Planet Who goes to Brazil to talk about Doctor Who …
 
Why are there so many songs about rainbows? In this last episode of our fourth season, the Deeper Cuts trio indulge in some comfort listening, true to our well-established Muppet Agenda. This time, it revolves around the soundtrack album to 1979’s The Muppet Movie. Saving his money from a paper route, a young Graeme bought this, his first self-fina…
 
A year and a half in a new city. A raffle for concert tickets. The tail-end of a slowly declining and not very healthy relationship. It was a time when Shannon realized that things were coming to a head in that phase of her life. This was Shannon's emotional context when she went to a concert as a part of the PBS series The Artist’s Den and saw Ruf…
 
Remember record stores? Those magical places which seemingly contained all the music in the world? Rob remembers one such record store fondly -- Cactus Records in Oakville -- because it was there he encountered an album that he'd been interested in for years: Sade's sophisiti-pop opus Diamond Life. How were Sade's stylish sounds received by Rob's f…
 
Parents are good for one or two things. Sometimes, one of them is how they serve as vectors for great music; how to spot it, what to listen for, and how to form your own lifelong love for musical artistry. At a young age, Shannon’s dad helped her hone an appreciation for music by listening to records with her, and particularly ones centered around …
 
The end of a road can take on many different forms. Sometimes, the road branches off in two or more directions. Sometimes, it’s a dead end. At other times, that road is shrouded in mist with no road signs to indicate what’s ahead. In any of these situations, you have to decide on what to do next to the best of your ability. At the end of his univer…
 
On the eighty-third edition of Reality Bomb, we've given over everything to a special episode exploring fan reaction to, and the impact of, the coming of the timeless child to Doctor Who through eight different variations 1) Doctor Who In 90 Seconds or Less - Kim Rogers runs us through all the changes to the Doctor over a 53 year period in one minu…
 
Sometimes, you find yourself growing up. You realize that some of the things you believed and thought were solid in your life really aren’t – and in fact are even harmful to you. You find you have to question those things to create a new path for yourself. You’ve got to start again. This was Graeme’s experience at the end of his high school years a…
 
On the eighty-second episode of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the whole episode to revisit the best of our comedy sketches as selected (mostly) by you, the listener! Join Joy Piedmont and comedy sketch performers Kim Rogers, Bill Evenson and Drew Meyer as they go back through the past seven years of Reality Bomb comedic highlights including "F*ck …
 
On the eighty-first edition of Reality Bomb, with sensible people still in lockdown during the global pandemic, we returned once more to do offer a super-sized episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. This time, we bring our true confessions revealing our deepest, darkest secret shames, embarrassments and wrongs we have committed regarding Doctor Who …
 
On the eightieth edition of Reality Bomb, while we're all still in lockdown during a global pandemic, we decided to do another episode of Reality Bomb live on Zoom. We talk about the stand up and cheer moments we love in Doctor Who. The 2003 webcast Scream of the Shalka with Richard E Grant comes to the Gallery of the Underrated. And we play a game…
 
Welcome to Deeper Cuts: the COVID Sessions -- a three episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio taking deep dives into music with deep meaning for us right now as we shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Living in modern times can be exciting, and also terrifying. Sometimes, it feels like we’re just children in a big imposing wor…
 
Welcome to Deeper Cuts: the COVID Sessions -- a three episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio taking deep dives into music with deep meaning for us right now as we shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now during the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of us find ourselves waiting. We're waiting for conditions to change, waiting for…
 
Welcome to Deeper Cuts: the COVID Sessions -- a three episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio taking deep dives into music with deep meaning for us right now as we shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his time sheltering in place, Rob turned to Fountains of Wayne’s 2007 album Traffic and Weather, a record that’s all abo…
 
On the seventy-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, we decided to cheer ourselves up during the pandemic by doing a live episode of Reality Bomb... over Zoom. Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by Kim Rogers, Shannon Dohar, Alex Kennard and Bill Evenson as they talk about the Doctor Who we're watching or experiencing that provides comfort. Bill brin…
 
On the seventy-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, Lacy Baugher and Sage Young come together one last time to discuss the final episodes of series 12, the finale, the change to the Doctor's backstory and more. Joy Piedmont gets Graeme Burk to sit on the other side of the microphone alongside Robert Smith? to discuss their new episode guide to the moder…
 
On the seventy-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, we bring Sage Young, Lacy Baugher and Petra Mayer together to discuss Series 12, its shock revelations and what's going right and what's going wrong this year in Doctor Who. We also talk to Tom Spilsbury, former Doctor Who Magazine editor and contributor to Inside Soap magazine to break down Doctor Wh…
 
On the seventy-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk is talking about the return of the Master, the threat of apocalypse and the inventions of Nikola Tesla as look at the first four episodes of Series 12 with our review team for this season, Sage Young and Lacy Baugher, alongside Angelique Roche. Twissys and Thasmins rejoice as Joy Piedmont de…
 
On the seventy-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're looking back on the past decade's worth of Doctor Who as NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Den of Geek's Kayti Burt, Jon Arnold and Kat Climpson discuss the best Doctor Who of the 2010s with Graeme Burk. Joy Piedmont looks back on the Doctor Who Christmas specials with our Christmas Questions quiz wit…
 
On the seventy-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont is talking to Heather Berberet and Rachel Donner about the brand-new trailer for Series 12, what they're excited about, how it stacks up against past trailers and how it feels to have your favourite TV program ghost you for almost a year. Meanwhile, Graeme Burk talks to Sage Young and Den …
 
On the seventy-third edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York with Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. First, we bring together NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott and Bustle's movies editor Sage Young to discuss where things go from here with Doctor Who series …
 
On the seventy-second edition of Reality Bomb, we remember to Doctor Who writer, script editor, author and legend Terrance Dicks with a special tribute from Martin Belam, Nick Abadzis, Lisa Gledhill, Jon Arnold, Jason A. Miller and Bill Evenson. YouTuber, fan and Doctor Who Magazine Time Team member Claudia Boleyn uncouples Utopia from the series 3…
 
On the seventy-first edition of Reality Bomb, we’ve given over the entire episode to a special report on convention safety. We’re doing a 90-minute deep dive on the topic on harassment at conventions and what convention organizers need to do to make cons safer. We talk to outside resources and experts as well as people in fandom and survivors inclu…
 
On the seventieth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk brings back emeritus producer Alex Kennard (and drafts Lori Steuart) for another segment of "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" as they judge the latest rumours (or not) from the Doctor Who set. Neil Perryman brings the "love it or hate it" Sylvester McCoy story Ghost Light to the Gallery of the Under…
 
On the sixty-ninth edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk speaks to The Guardian's Martin Belam and Bustle's film editor Sage Young about Chris Chibnall's avoidance of publicity and whether or not Doctor Who needs hype (and if so how much) to survive in the modern media landscape. Joy Piedmont brings together Tai Gooden and Kat Climpson to talk about…
 
On the sixty-eighth edition of Reality Bomb, we have a special episode featuring two documentaries in honour of Graeme being a fan of Doctor Who for 35 years last month. First we re-present our documentary from episode 012 where Graeme celebrates his 30th year of being a fan and talks to several people about the ways Doctor Who fandom changed in th…
 
This is a special edition of Reality Bomb remembering a special person: Paul Condon, who died late last week. Paul was brilliant, funny, thoughtful, mischievous and kind. He was a much-loved Doctor Who fan and we're paying tribute to him by presenting two interviews he did: the first (from episode 048) was recorded the day after Jodie Whittaker was…
 
On the sixty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Graeme Burk asks the question “Why do conventions fail?” and Ly Cao, Jeff Elston and Jim Sangster discuss the logistical, economic and general reasons that have caused many cons lately to cancel at the last minute. Also a new book, Bookwyrm: An Unauthorised & Unconventional Guide to the Doctor Who Novel…
 
On the sixty-sixth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont has brought Petra Mayer and Alex Kennard together to evaluate what rumours have escaped the locked down set of Doctor Who as "Is This Rumour Hot or Not?" returns for a new season. We're talking about Clara and things in the wifi when Kim Rogers brings The Bells of Saint John to the Gallery of…
 
Home. What does it mean? What associations do people commonly hold about what their home means to them? How can music help to tie us to home, especially when one is far from it and missing it? When Graeme went to a military school at the age of 12, ABBA’s penultimate 1980 album Super Trouper helped him to keep his feet on the ground while he was re…
 
Sometimes, it’s just time to move on. And yet, after struggles, trials and tribulations and painful endings, sometimes that’s not the easiest thing to do. How do you find the right path? How do you redefine your life once an important chapter has closed? This is a situation we all face in one way or another. For Rob, the 2000 album Daisies of the G…
 
Rebellion. Anger. Even disillusionment. These are only some of what makes up the human experience. This may be even more pertinent during our youth, and when times of great turmoil are reflected in the headlines, and in the lives of the people we know. It could also be just about the drudgery of our existences, and the feeling that we need to get t…
 
The world can be a place of trouble and darkness. But in that darkness, there is hope to be found if one is open to doing so. That was just the message that Rob needed as grim world events were coming to a head and as the call to fatherhood to a baby daughter beckoned him at the same time, fears, doubts and all. It was former Staples Singer, soul p…
 
Some music in our lives gets us at a young age. It bonds itself to our DNA for the rest of our lives, connecting us with memories of unfiltered teenaged joy, posters plastered onto bedroom walls, and the reckless abandon of dance moves and hairbrush microphones in front of the mirror. Our first pop album is all about the heart and about the enthusi…
 
People are constantly doing things to improve themselves, to help make themselves a little smarter (or make themselves think that they’re smarter). Sometimes music can be part of a self-improvement. That’s what Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach was for Graeme; as the revolutionary electronic music album started the a-little-too-serious teenaged Graeme…
 
Surprise! Before the new season of Deeper Cuts debuts next week, we did a bonus episode as a surprise party of a podcast for our beloved Deeper Cuts co-host Rob Jones, who turns 50 today (February 15, 2019)! Join Graeme and Shannon as they talk about a favourite band and a favourite album of Rob's, The Band's 1969 self-titled album (which was made …
 
On the sixty-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we conclude our review of series 11 (and the 2019 New Year’s special, Resolution) as our review team of Sage Young and Lori Steuart talks to Graeme Burk about what made them happy, and unhappy, about the latest season, the standout stories, what they would change in the season to come and much more. Joy P…
 
On the sixty-fourth edition of Reality Bomb we're calling the world for their opinions on Series 11 of Doctor Who! We have suspended our usual segments to present a special documentary where we talk to 50 people in 9 countries and find out how they feel about the latest season. We talk about the positives and negatives about the storytelling, the n…
 
On the sixty-third edition of Reality Bomb, series 11 has arrived and this year's review team of Sage Young and Lori Steuart are here to talk with Graeme Burk about what's different, what's working and what's not working this season. In the newest segment of Perception Filter, Joy Piedmont talks to Connie Gibbs, Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan of Bla…
 
On the sixty-second edition of Reality Bomb we have a special live episode recorded at the Imperial Pub in Toronto with Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. We interview a panel of fans including Lori Steuart, Rebecca Diem and Cadence Gillard about their first impressions of the new Doctor and the new season. Our fifth annual new season news hype quiz tas…
 
On the sixty-first edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont talks to Den of Geek's staff editor Kayti Burt and The Guardian's senior social correspondent Martin Belam about the latest news of Doctor Who's move to Sundays and the recent announcement of new writers and directors and what all this might mean for the series. Graeme Burk explores the quest…
 
On the sixitieth edition of Reality Bomb, Joy Piedmont talks with author Jenny Colgan and Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers about romance in Doctor Who and what defines it. Graeme Burk talks to Lindsey Mayers and Heather Berberet about their fondest hopes, deepest fears and wildest speculations for the new season. We reunite our "Twitch Team" of Helena L…
 
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