About + Schedule

Who Cares is a podcast, YouTube channel, and website (this one here!) that looks at DOCTOR WHO, WATCHMEN, TORCHWOOD, YEARS AND YEARS, & more shows to come. What shows? Read on!

WHO CARES?

Neo (that’s me) and Ingiga host an eclectic bunch of people with a bunch of opinions, discussing and musing over shows both in detail and good humour. Some guests are from Neo’s own Australia, or Ingiga’s own England, but many aren’t! Some are musically inclined, gracing us with both original and relevant parody songs, where others are sooner inclined to share takes fiery hot, icily cold, and anywhere in between.

We don’t only do podcasts either (and the podcasts we do aren’t just audio, as you can see on YouTube). There are overview videos, songs, trailers, and a choose-your-own-adventure/podcast/discussion/story experience as well. Details below!

SCHEDULE

Finished:

Doctor Who: Series 12 (2020)

  • What is it?
  • Jodie Whittaker’s second season as the Doctor, this time joined by many returning figures.
  • Showran – again – by Chris Chibnall, who helmed the last season, and previously ran shows like Broadchurch and Camelot.
  • How did we cover it?
  • Weekly podcasts for each of the season’s ten episodes (both on YouTube with some visual elements, as well as being available as just audio).

Dracula (2020)

  • What is it?
  • A new take on the iconic vampire story, that aired consecutively over the first three days of 2020.
  • Showran by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who also ran Sherlock (and Moffat alone ran the Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi years of Doctor Who).
  • How did we cover it?
  • One podcast covering the three episodes of the series (both on YouTube with some visual elements, as well as being available as just audio).

Watchmen (October-December, 2019)

  • What is it?
  • An HBO “remix” of the highly-acclaimed comic; taking place in the present day, decades since the 1980s that the comic covered. A world without smartphones or the Internet, but with ordinary people compelled to wear masks and call themselves superheroes.
  • An exploration of the ethics of anonymity, the toxicity of nostalgia, the nature of appropriation, questions regarding the police, vigilantism, racism, and more.
  • Showran by David Lindelof, who also ran the highly-acclaimed show The Leftovers, as well as LOST.
  • How did we cover it?
  • Weekly podcasts for each of the season’s nine episodes (both on YouTube with some visual elements, as well as being available as just audio).

Years and Years (2019)

  • What is it?
  • From 2019 to 2034; a futuristic drama covering the transformation of society, technology, politics, the world, through the eyes of a British family as the world shifts seismically around them.
  • Showran by Russell T Davies, who revived Doctor Who in 2005, as well as heading other shows like Torchwood and Queer as Folk.
  • How did we cover it?
  • A video overview and review of the whole series.
  • 6 video podcasts discussing each episode (also available as just audio).

Torchwood (2006-2011*)

*an ongoing continuation, of sorts, started in 2017. It was also covered.

  • What is it?
  • A science-fiction drama covering an oddball team dealing with alien and supernatural threats in Wales. A spinoff from Doctor Who, pitched at adults (it’s a good deal darker, among other things!) where Doctor Who was pitched more at families.
  • Showran by Russell T Davies, who ran the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant eras of Doctor Who, as well as other shows like Years and Years. Chris Chibnall, of Broadchurch and Doctor Who from 2018 onwards, was also a key figure in the first two series.
  • How did we cover it?
  • Video podcasts for every season (the four TV seasons, and the two audio-only seasons). Available on YouTube with visual elements, or as just audio.

Doctor Who: Series 11 (2018)

  • What is it?
  • The 11th season of the 21st-century Doctor Who, a bit of a soft reboot, with Jodie Whittaker as the newest alien wanderer to lead a group of modern humans into adventure week to week.
  • Showran by Chris Chibnall, his first season as the new showrunner of Doctor Who. He’d previously headed shows like Broadchurch and Camelot.
  • How did we cover it?
  • 10 podcasts for each episode (available on YouTube, or as just audio).
  • An interactive choose-your-own-adventure ‘podcast game’ filled with different paths and outcomes depending on your opinions – you choose how conversations progress, what you hear, etc. This covers the New Year’s special episode. It’s made up of sixty videos, so there is lots of variability depending on your choices (but it is also available as two abridged, linear, audio-only podcasts as well).

Using “epzode” for the series 11 podcast episodes comes from the promotion for THE GHOST MONUMENT, which featured a question so scintillating it drew the cast into a a frenzy – “just who are Angstrom and Epzo?” While that great mystery might’ve only lasted a week, the cast’s obsession with the characters didn’t.

Doctor Who - Two promotional descriptions for s11e02

Upcoming:

There’s certainly more to come soon. Stay tuned…

CONTACT

If you want to get in touch with Who Cares, you can contact me (Neo) on Twitter. You can tweet right at me, but my DMs are open too. You can also use the form on this page.