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Episode 176

Saving the World with the Power of Podcasting

It’s the last episode of Series 3, so we’re walking the Earth and telling anyone who’ll stand still for long enough about our favourite television show in the whole world. It’s Last of the Time Lords.

Todd mentions the Voyager Reset Button™ — the overuse of the Reset Button Trope in Star Trek: Voyager. You can find a detailed fan complaint about this here.

Picks of the week


This week, Todd wants you to go back and watch Tom Baker and Louise Jameson in The Invasion of Time, which we discussed in Episode 55: Timothy Dalton’s Pyjamas.


Quite rightly, James recommends Life on Mars, in which John Simm plays a present-day police officer who finds himself stranded back in 1973.


Nathan wants you to read Sally Rugg’s How Powerful We Are: Behind the Scenes with One of Australia’s Leading Activists. It’s an account of the campaign for the YES vote for marriage equality in Australia, whose successful outcome was finally finalised almost exactly two years ago today.


And Richard recommends John Lanchester’s article in The London Review of Books, Good New Idea, in which he makes an argument for the introduction of a Universal Basic Income.

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Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

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And more

You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.

Episode 176: Saving the World with the Power of Podcasting · Recorded on Sunday, 22 September 2019 · Duration 0:53:30 · Download · Open in new window

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