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Doctor Who Spring (In)sanity!

Special Post from Doctor Who: The Writers' Room podcast:

As you may have heard in our most recent episode (Episode 27), we (Kyle Anderson of Nerdist.com and your humble blogger) will be recording and releasing a special debate-based bracket special with Doctor Who podcasting luminaries Steven Schapansky (of Radio Free Skaro and The Memory Cheats), Erika Ensign (of Verity!), and Josh Zimon (of The Memory Cheats and The Mostly Harmless Cutaway). 
Below is the bracket we'll be working from, based on the top 64 episodes/stories from the Doctor Who Magazine poll this last summer. We'll explain how each seed was chosen in more detail in the special, but it boils down to the top 4 stories are #1 seeds, stories 5-8 are #2 seeds, and on and on like that through the #16 seeds.
Please feel free to fill out a bracket of your own and email it to us (erikandkyle@gmail.com) by midnight (Eastern) on March 31st. If anyone gets the bracket 100% matching with the show, we'll give you som…

New Year, New Podcasts!

A rare non-Austen post!
Now that 2015 is upon us, you may casting around for some new podcasts to keep you company at the gym, as you prepare healthier meals, or whatever it is you're resolving to do that might call for interesting audio accompaniment. Broadly speaking, podcasts fall into two categories: those done by people who are professional media types and are often affiliated with existing media enterprises, and those done by people who are not those things and do it out of their living rooms or similar. Because I feel a special kinship with the latter category, this lists consists entirely of people who podcast for the love of it.
The Flophouse My number one podcast find of 2014, The Flophouse is a podcast in which, as framed every two weeks by host Dan McCoy (writer for The Daily Show), some friends watch a (presumably) bad movie and then talk about it. This is not necessarily a unique format, but McCoy, along with co-hosts Eliott Kalan (also of The Daily Show) and Stuart W…