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Doctor Who: The Ood Cast

Chris Fosten, Chris Mead & Laura Mead

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Doctor Who: The Ood Cast

Doctor Who: The Ood Cast

Chris Fosten, Chris Mead & Laura Mead

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Inspired by a show that can go anywhere and do anything, The Ood Cast is not your average Doctor Who podcast. We aim to express the joy, the chaos and the glory of our favourite show through laughter, rhyme and song.

Latest Episodes

The Ood Cast S08E09 - Be Kind

"To be honest, a lot of things have made me cry over the past few days but this was a different kind of cry." In which we review an episode of Doctor Who, filmed in a cupboard in one take, that still manages to be everything that is kind and clever in the world. Reviews: Message from the Doctor Air Date: 25th March 2020 Song:"Doctor in a Cupboard" based on "Michael in the Bathroom" from "Be More Chill" Sketches:Hide & Strax by Chris Mead. Haiku: Even in hiding/ she's saving us from ourselves/ darkness never wins Additional notes:Even though this is our shortest episode ever (although at just under 7 minutes it's still approximately four times longer than the video it is reviewing) - it also features the BIGGEST GUEST STAR we've ever had on The Ood Cast. So thank you to our incredible friend (taking a break from nursing and destroying his enemies in battle).

6 minMAR 27
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The Ood Cast S08E09 - Be Kind

The Ood Cast S08E08 - Chib Changes Everything

"Even when her mind is wiped. Even when she's returned to being a child and the Time Lords are trying to integrate her back into society and be a normal boring Time Lord. That name comes back. That same TARDIS comes back. That need to go out and help people comes back. It's so deep within her that even if you wipe her brain and try and start again. She's still going to become that amazing rebel." In which we celebrate the end of a sprawling, messy, exhilarating two part finale with a sprawling, messy, (hopefully) exhilarating podcast. Reviews: The Ascension of the Cybermen/ The Timeless Children Air Date: 23rd February & 1st March 2020 Song:"There Is No Escape" based on "You Can Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac Sketches:Doctor Queue by Chris Fosten. Jimmy Riddle by Chris Fosten. Ko Sharmus by Tom Salinsky. Remember Where We Parked the TARDIS by Chris Mead & Chris Fosten. Shooting the Cybershit by Chris Mead. So I Guess Basically Anyone Can Get Into the TARDIS now? by Chris Mead. Taking the Credit by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair. The Celestial Toy Shop by Chris Fosten. The Master Workshops New Names For A Cyber Patrol by Chris Mead. The Timeless Podcasts by Chris Mead. Haiku: Miracle child lives/ while last humans just survive/ unsafe haven waits The Doctor listens/ surrounded by strip lighting/ tiny death goes large What's making us feel g-ood? Loz: Talking about mental health Alpha: Rule of Three podcast Sigma: Jagged Little Pill: the musical (recommended by Emily Jenik) Additional notes:In the old days of the podcast we used to write too much, talk too much and have grandiose ideas that we were never going to pull off. We've calmed down a little over the years but this is a brief return to the grandiloquent Ood Cast of old. We had a blast.

70 minMAR 6
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The Ood Cast S08E08 - Chib Changes Everything

The Ood Cast S08E07 - Ghost Sandwich

"I don't think I've really seen people on Doctor Who eating ever." In which we wax poetical, enter through the gift shop, revisit Cyberwoman and discuss P.G. Wodehouse (but mostly how to pronounce his name). Reviews: The Haunting of Villa Diodati Air Date: 16th February 2020 Song:"Unfinished Cyberman" based on "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve Sketches:Taking the Tour by Chris Fosten. Lord Byron Introduces his Latest Work by Chris Fosten. Cyberwoman II: Cyber Boogaloo by Chris Mead. Haiku: Cellar-based poet/ finds clever metal dollop/ lone tin-man inspires What's making us feel g-ood? Loz: Future Man Alpha: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Sigma: Andrew Ellard's tweetnotes Additional notes:Bit of behind the scenes info - we all realised we couldn't do our normal recording day, so this episode became a bit of a mission to schedule. When we did finally get into a room together it was a very silly recording session with a lot more tangents and A LOT more talking over each other t...

42 minMAR 2
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The Ood Cast S08E07 - Ghost Sandwich

The Ood Cast S08E06 - Panic Attack

"She's not tackling her own trauma at all because she's spending all her time entertaining her companions." In which we talk about our own battles with depression and anxiety, applaud Doctor Who for tackling difficult issues, read beautiful poetry and there's probably a joke in there somewhere too. Reviews: Can You Hear Me? Air Date: 9th February 2020 Song:"What if Gods Were Arseholes?" based on "One of Us" by Joan Osborne Sketches:Nightmare Season by Chris Fosten. Alternative Reactions by Chris Fosten. Haiku: Dark visions point them/ to jailed nightmarish prankster/ they stay bottled up Additional notes: Laura had a cold recording this episode. In the edit there were A LOT of cuts which were just removing mucus-choked sneezes and coughs. Like a lot a lot. You wouldn't believe how many.

35 minFEB 16
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The Ood Cast S08E06 - Panic Attack

The Ood Cast S08E05 - Flipping the Bird

"Do you think the Doctor has got better at steering the TARDIS or do you think the Doctor just hates Adric?" In which Chris Alpha travels to Amsterdam in our suitcase-shaped TARDIS, we hear about some interesting fish parasites, Yaz finally has some agency and we find out what really happened with that talking cat in Ontario. Reviews: Praxeus Air Date: 2nd February 2020 Song:"I am a Bird" based on "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado Sketches:Two Oods Roaming by Chris Fosten. Un Chat by Chris Mead. The Operation by Chris Fosten. Haiku:Alien virus/ might solve plastic pollution/ goes for birds instead Additional notes: This is a catch-up episodes and was recorded in two parts because we ran out of battery the first time. The splice is somewhere in the middle of Loz's anecdote about the fish parasites. See if you can spot it. Also, why is the cat French when under 4% of Ontario's population is Francophone? It's because the double-meaning of the title "Un Chat" made us laugh.

31 minFEB 15
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The Ood Cast S08E05 - Flipping the Bird

The Ood Cast S08E04 - Breaking Glass

"This is an amazing story arc. I think it blows all the previous story arcs out of the water." In which we meet the toxic gatekeepers at the castle of Doctor Who fandom, raise a glass to Chris Chibnall (!), debate electrocuting old ladies and end up standing in a shallow triangle formation. Reviews: Fugitive of the Judoon Air Date: 26th January 2020 Song:"Ho Flo Blo Ro" based on "Heart Beats" by José Gonzalez Sketches:The Keepers at the Gate by Chris Fosten & Chris Mead. The Chris Chibnall Gang by Chris Mead. Dead Punny by Chris Mead. Haiku: Rhino police force/ find new depths to the Doctor/ contract is cancelled Additional notes: We had such a good time recording this episode. We were also trying to record the next episode at the same time (we're a week behind due to a festival in Amsterdam). We wrote all the extra sketches and songs but were foiled by our recording equipment running out of batteries. We also spoiled our own Doctor Who audio adventure project - The Nth Doctor. Oh ...

38 minFEB 8
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The Ood Cast S08E04 - Breaking Glass

The Ood Cast S08E03 - A Sting in the Tale

"That's a genuinely warm feeling I get when he ... talks about buses." In which we systematise monster creation, speculate on how gluten-intolerant alien scorpions are and ruminate on how history can treat the most brilliant of us. Reviews: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Air Date: 19th January 2020 Song:"Danger High Voltage (Tesla edit)" based on "Danger High Voltage" by Electric 6 Sketches:Creating Fear by Chris Fosten. No Patents by Chris Fosten. Bread Ahead by Chris Mead. Haiku: Inventor wanted/ by sparky alien queen/ their end is a shock Additional notes: Some of us didn't watch the episode itself until a few hours before recording. That makes for some frenzied sketch writing. Also Loz wasn't here this week but still manages to be in the episode a lot. Technology, eh?

32 minJAN 24
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The Ood Cast S08E03 - A Sting in the Tale

The Ood Cast S08E02 - Benni Harder

"I don't think she's talking entirely to them. And I don't think she's talking entirely about Earth. I think she's talking to herself and she's talking about Gallifrey." In which Alpha has a theory, Loz has yogurt, we spend time with the dregs of humanity and ultimately sacrifice ourselves so that YOU can live. Reviews: Orphan 55 Air Date: 12th January 2020 Song:"Benni" based on "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson Additional notes: We will always remain a positive and upbeat podcast about Doctor Who, even when there are parts of an episode that aren't to our tastes. In fact, the more janky bits there are, the more material there is for sketches and songs. Hence, this week, we were extremely happy Oods. BENNI, ARE YOU OKAY?

36 minJAN 17
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The Ood Cast S08E02 - Benni Harder

The Ood Cast S08E01 - Doctor Yes

"Can you slide shambolically?" "You can - it hurts though. It's hell on the knees." In which we return ... again, no one is very good at spying, we discuss the big reveals and everyone turns out to be The Master. Reviews: Spyfall Parts I & II Air Date: 1st January 2020 & 5th January 2020 Song:"Spyfall" based on "Skyfall" by Adele Additional notes: It really doesn't seem that long since we were all together but it is DEFINITELY over a year. Scary how fast time moves but probably appropriate given our subject matter. In terms of amazing 'making of' info for this episode - we've upgraded our editing equipment and lost our sound effects library in the process so the sound of the omelette being whisked was recorded LIVE in the Ood kitchen. Wow!

45 minJAN 12
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The Ood Cast S08E01 - Doctor Yes

The Ood Cast S07E11 - The Battle of Ra's al Ghul

“The battle of number 46 plus a naan bread is a lot easier to say.” In which everyone returns, the future is discussed, the past is remembered and Tim Shaw orders a coffee... Reviews: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Air Date:9th December 2018 Additional notes:It was great to have all the Oods back in one place for this episode. As well as the review, we look back on Series 11 as a whole and think big thoughts about wonderful Doctor Who.

28 min2018 DEC 14
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The Ood Cast S07E11 - The Battle of Ra's al Ghul

Latest Episodes

The Ood Cast S08E09 - Be Kind

"To be honest, a lot of things have made me cry over the past few days but this was a different kind of cry." In which we review an episode of Doctor Who, filmed in a cupboard in one take, that still manages to be everything that is kind and clever in the world. Reviews: Message from the Doctor Air Date: 25th March 2020 Song:"Doctor in a Cupboard" based on "Michael in the Bathroom" from "Be More Chill" Sketches:Hide & Strax by Chris Mead. Haiku: Even in hiding/ she's saving us from ourselves/ darkness never wins Additional notes:Even though this is our shortest episode ever (although at just under 7 minutes it's still approximately four times longer than the video it is reviewing) - it also features the BIGGEST GUEST STAR we've ever had on The Ood Cast. So thank you to our incredible friend (taking a break from nursing and destroying his enemies in battle).

6 minMAR 27
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E09 - Be Kind

The Ood Cast S08E08 - Chib Changes Everything

"Even when her mind is wiped. Even when she's returned to being a child and the Time Lords are trying to integrate her back into society and be a normal boring Time Lord. That name comes back. That same TARDIS comes back. That need to go out and help people comes back. It's so deep within her that even if you wipe her brain and try and start again. She's still going to become that amazing rebel." In which we celebrate the end of a sprawling, messy, exhilarating two part finale with a sprawling, messy, (hopefully) exhilarating podcast. Reviews: The Ascension of the Cybermen/ The Timeless Children Air Date: 23rd February & 1st March 2020 Song:"There Is No Escape" based on "You Can Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac Sketches:Doctor Queue by Chris Fosten. Jimmy Riddle by Chris Fosten. Ko Sharmus by Tom Salinsky. Remember Where We Parked the TARDIS by Chris Mead & Chris Fosten. Shooting the Cybershit by Chris Mead. So I Guess Basically Anyone Can Get Into the TARDIS now? by Chris Mead. Taking the Credit by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair. The Celestial Toy Shop by Chris Fosten. The Master Workshops New Names For A Cyber Patrol by Chris Mead. The Timeless Podcasts by Chris Mead. Haiku: Miracle child lives/ while last humans just survive/ unsafe haven waits The Doctor listens/ surrounded by strip lighting/ tiny death goes large What's making us feel g-ood? Loz: Talking about mental health Alpha: Rule of Three podcast Sigma: Jagged Little Pill: the musical (recommended by Emily Jenik) Additional notes:In the old days of the podcast we used to write too much, talk too much and have grandiose ideas that we were never going to pull off. We've calmed down a little over the years but this is a brief return to the grandiloquent Ood Cast of old. We had a blast.

70 minMAR 6
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E08 - Chib Changes Everything

The Ood Cast S08E07 - Ghost Sandwich

"I don't think I've really seen people on Doctor Who eating ever." In which we wax poetical, enter through the gift shop, revisit Cyberwoman and discuss P.G. Wodehouse (but mostly how to pronounce his name). Reviews: The Haunting of Villa Diodati Air Date: 16th February 2020 Song:"Unfinished Cyberman" based on "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve Sketches:Taking the Tour by Chris Fosten. Lord Byron Introduces his Latest Work by Chris Fosten. Cyberwoman II: Cyber Boogaloo by Chris Mead. Haiku: Cellar-based poet/ finds clever metal dollop/ lone tin-man inspires What's making us feel g-ood? Loz: Future Man Alpha: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Sigma: Andrew Ellard's tweetnotes Additional notes:Bit of behind the scenes info - we all realised we couldn't do our normal recording day, so this episode became a bit of a mission to schedule. When we did finally get into a room together it was a very silly recording session with a lot more tangents and A LOT more talking over each other t...

42 minMAR 2
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E07 - Ghost Sandwich

The Ood Cast S08E06 - Panic Attack

"She's not tackling her own trauma at all because she's spending all her time entertaining her companions." In which we talk about our own battles with depression and anxiety, applaud Doctor Who for tackling difficult issues, read beautiful poetry and there's probably a joke in there somewhere too. Reviews: Can You Hear Me? Air Date: 9th February 2020 Song:"What if Gods Were Arseholes?" based on "One of Us" by Joan Osborne Sketches:Nightmare Season by Chris Fosten. Alternative Reactions by Chris Fosten. Haiku: Dark visions point them/ to jailed nightmarish prankster/ they stay bottled up Additional notes: Laura had a cold recording this episode. In the edit there were A LOT of cuts which were just removing mucus-choked sneezes and coughs. Like a lot a lot. You wouldn't believe how many.

35 minFEB 16
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E06 - Panic Attack

The Ood Cast S08E05 - Flipping the Bird

"Do you think the Doctor has got better at steering the TARDIS or do you think the Doctor just hates Adric?" In which Chris Alpha travels to Amsterdam in our suitcase-shaped TARDIS, we hear about some interesting fish parasites, Yaz finally has some agency and we find out what really happened with that talking cat in Ontario. Reviews: Praxeus Air Date: 2nd February 2020 Song:"I am a Bird" based on "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado Sketches:Two Oods Roaming by Chris Fosten. Un Chat by Chris Mead. The Operation by Chris Fosten. Haiku:Alien virus/ might solve plastic pollution/ goes for birds instead Additional notes: This is a catch-up episodes and was recorded in two parts because we ran out of battery the first time. The splice is somewhere in the middle of Loz's anecdote about the fish parasites. See if you can spot it. Also, why is the cat French when under 4% of Ontario's population is Francophone? It's because the double-meaning of the title "Un Chat" made us laugh.

31 minFEB 15
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E05 - Flipping the Bird

The Ood Cast S08E04 - Breaking Glass

"This is an amazing story arc. I think it blows all the previous story arcs out of the water." In which we meet the toxic gatekeepers at the castle of Doctor Who fandom, raise a glass to Chris Chibnall (!), debate electrocuting old ladies and end up standing in a shallow triangle formation. Reviews: Fugitive of the Judoon Air Date: 26th January 2020 Song:"Ho Flo Blo Ro" based on "Heart Beats" by José Gonzalez Sketches:The Keepers at the Gate by Chris Fosten & Chris Mead. The Chris Chibnall Gang by Chris Mead. Dead Punny by Chris Mead. Haiku: Rhino police force/ find new depths to the Doctor/ contract is cancelled Additional notes: We had such a good time recording this episode. We were also trying to record the next episode at the same time (we're a week behind due to a festival in Amsterdam). We wrote all the extra sketches and songs but were foiled by our recording equipment running out of batteries. We also spoiled our own Doctor Who audio adventure project - The Nth Doctor. Oh ...

38 minFEB 8
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E04 - Breaking Glass

The Ood Cast S08E03 - A Sting in the Tale

"That's a genuinely warm feeling I get when he ... talks about buses." In which we systematise monster creation, speculate on how gluten-intolerant alien scorpions are and ruminate on how history can treat the most brilliant of us. Reviews: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Air Date: 19th January 2020 Song:"Danger High Voltage (Tesla edit)" based on "Danger High Voltage" by Electric 6 Sketches:Creating Fear by Chris Fosten. No Patents by Chris Fosten. Bread Ahead by Chris Mead. Haiku: Inventor wanted/ by sparky alien queen/ their end is a shock Additional notes: Some of us didn't watch the episode itself until a few hours before recording. That makes for some frenzied sketch writing. Also Loz wasn't here this week but still manages to be in the episode a lot. Technology, eh?

32 minJAN 24
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E03 - A Sting in the Tale

The Ood Cast S08E02 - Benni Harder

"I don't think she's talking entirely to them. And I don't think she's talking entirely about Earth. I think she's talking to herself and she's talking about Gallifrey." In which Alpha has a theory, Loz has yogurt, we spend time with the dregs of humanity and ultimately sacrifice ourselves so that YOU can live. Reviews: Orphan 55 Air Date: 12th January 2020 Song:"Benni" based on "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson Additional notes: We will always remain a positive and upbeat podcast about Doctor Who, even when there are parts of an episode that aren't to our tastes. In fact, the more janky bits there are, the more material there is for sketches and songs. Hence, this week, we were extremely happy Oods. BENNI, ARE YOU OKAY?

36 minJAN 17
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E02 - Benni Harder

The Ood Cast S08E01 - Doctor Yes

"Can you slide shambolically?" "You can - it hurts though. It's hell on the knees." In which we return ... again, no one is very good at spying, we discuss the big reveals and everyone turns out to be The Master. Reviews: Spyfall Parts I & II Air Date: 1st January 2020 & 5th January 2020 Song:"Spyfall" based on "Skyfall" by Adele Additional notes: It really doesn't seem that long since we were all together but it is DEFINITELY over a year. Scary how fast time moves but probably appropriate given our subject matter. In terms of amazing 'making of' info for this episode - we've upgraded our editing equipment and lost our sound effects library in the process so the sound of the omelette being whisked was recorded LIVE in the Ood kitchen. Wow!

45 minJAN 12
Comments
The Ood Cast S08E01 - Doctor Yes

The Ood Cast S07E11 - The Battle of Ra's al Ghul

“The battle of number 46 plus a naan bread is a lot easier to say.” In which everyone returns, the future is discussed, the past is remembered and Tim Shaw orders a coffee... Reviews: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos Air Date:9th December 2018 Additional notes:It was great to have all the Oods back in one place for this episode. As well as the review, we look back on Series 11 as a whole and think big thoughts about wonderful Doctor Who.

28 min2018 DEC 14
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The Ood Cast S07E11 - The Battle of Ra's al Ghul
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