Bridging the Rift #19: Chicks Dig Time Lords

Subwave Network album artErik and Nat are joined by two contributors to the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, co-editor Lynne M Thomas and essayist Deborah Stanish.

We discuss why we enjoyed the book, look at the range of fan activities and perspectives covered, and ask if there’s a difference between male and female fandom.

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Show Notes


@ 1 minute – We introduce Lynne and Deb:

Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University where her responsibilities include archiving science fiction and fantasy literature. She is the co-editor of Chicks Dig Time Lords:

Deborah Stanish is a Philadelphia-area writer and freelance journalist. She is a frequent contributor to Enlightenment, the fanzine of Canada’s Doctor Who Information Network, and contributed the essay My Fandom Regenerates to Chicks:

Main Discussion – Chicks Dig Time Lords

@ 3 minutes 30 seconds – We begin our discussion of the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, available now from Mad Norwegian Press, Amazon or your local book store:

Previous Bridging The Rift episodes featuring Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors:

Episode 1 with Liz Myles:

Episode 4 with Kate Orman:

Episode 12 with Johanna Mead:

Next Time

@ 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds – Next time we’ll be looking at your feedback to recent episodes and returning to our David Tennant retrospective episode to take a peek into Creativity Corner.

If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can spend messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.

Trocking Out – Companion

@ 1 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds – This episode has an extra special trocking out with an introduction recorded by the artist especially for our Chicks Dig Time Lords episode. The song’s Companion by filk group Vixy and Tony. If you’d like to read a longer version of the story behind the song, take a look at the link below:

3 Responses to Bridging the Rift #19: Chicks Dig Time Lords

  1. Hazz says:

    This is the first podcast of yours that I’ve listened to. I found you on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance. I have to say that I found this episode really interesting and informative. I had heard about Chicks Dig Time Lords being released but didn’t really know what it was about so to have this in-depth interview is great!

  2. another great episode!

  3. Fantastic episode! I’ve been meaning to get CDTL since I heard about it via the Tweets at Gally (I wasn’t there, alas), but the discussion in this episode won me over. I’m old in fan terms (41), and was there in the 80s when DW fandom got rolling in the US, with all the debates that were brought in this episode. I was on RADW in the 90s, and on OG in the early 00s, and even a bit of LJ more recently. I’ve always considered myself between so-called “male” and “female” fan positions, and t’s always striking how much these debates persist despite the continued expansion of the series and (thankfully) addition of new generations to its fandom.

    Anyway, I love BtR; keep it up!

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