Why is This a Podcast? Episode 21

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Last week, I sat down with Kerean Watts to record the twenty-first instalment of his interview series Why is This a Podcast? – we spoke about my writing career, how that started, how the pandemic has shaped my approach to it and some of the practicalities involved, so on and so forth. We also spoke about film and television more broadly: I shared a few recommendations, and spoke a bit about what I’ve been watching over the past year or so during each lockdown.

You can find the video here, and I’ve also embedded it below:

Big thanks of course to Kerean for inviting me onto his show, and for all the very kind things he said about my work. Had lots of fun with this! Hope you enjoy it too, if you give it a watch.

This is a relatively rare on-camera appearance for me! Wearing the same shirt I always do for these things. Different glasses, though (I can’t find my other pair). As ever, anyway, I quite enjoyed the opportunity to ramble on a bit, so if you happen to be the host of a podcast and you need someone to be a guest, I would be very happy to do that!

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Galactic Yo-Yo: The next Doctor Who showrunner shouldn’t be a Doctor Who fan

So! Here is an exciting new thing I have done. I’m a guest on this week’s Galactic Yo-Yo podcast, where Doctor Who fans discuss their unpopular opinions about the show. Mine (as you’ve likely worked out by now) is that the next Doctor Who showrunner shouldn’t be a Doctor Who fan – and you can listen me explain why below…

I also spoke a bit about my recent interview with Christopher Eccleston – what it was like talking to him, if I’d had any particular burning questions about Doctor Who, so on – and my writing about Doctor Who series 12, as well as how I approach criticism more broadly. And lots more too!

Big thanks of course to Molly, intrepid host of Galactic Yo-Yo – not only for her very kind words about my work and for inviting me on in the first place, but also because I have never done a podcast before (what do you mean you could tell??) and I was more than a little nervous ahead of this. But! Molly was a very assured and reassuring host (and gracious enough to laugh at my jokes, even the rubbish ones), so I was very quickly put at ease. Couldn’t have hoped for a better podcast to be my first podcast.

Interested to hear what you all think about whether or not the next Doctor Who showrunner should be a fan or not – please do leave a comment below, or get in touch on twitter!

Related:

Segun Akinola on scoring Doctor Who Series 12, his creative influences, and more

You can find more of my writing about Doctor Who here, and follow me on twitter @morelandwriter. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast – or if you didn’t – perhaps consider leaving a tip on ko-fi?