Reality Bomb is a monthly podcast exploring the world of Doctor Who and its fans, produced and hosted by Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont.
Doctor Who Magazine described Reality Bomb as having “aspirations towards the editorial and production quality of National Public Radio.” The podcast is a magazine show that features different segments– ranging from interviews to sketch comedy to spoken word to music and more — where fans explore current events and fascinating issues in the world of Doctor Who and its fandom.
The show has its origins in a conversation at a pub between Graeme and our producer emeritus Alex Kennard. The two were talking about Doctor Who podcasts. Graeme wasn’t a fan of many of them, not liking the format. He preferred something closer to current affairs public radio. Alex challenged Graeme that such a thing could be done. Thus Reality Bomb was created.
About the co-producers
Joy Piedmont is an educator and writer. She is a co-author for the School Library Journal blog, Someday My Printz Will Come. She contributed an essay to Outside In 2: 125 Unique Perspectives on 125 Modern Doctor Who Stories by 125 Writers and started her career as a writer for Entertainment Weekly. Joy helps mastermind the “TARDIS Talks” academic track at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles and is currently co-editing an essay collection on fandom. She lives in New York.
Graeme Burk is a writer and author who has written four guides to Doctor Who with his co-author Stacey Smith? including Who is the Doctor, Who’s 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories To Watch Before You Die, The Doctors Are In and Who is the Doctor 2. He edited the memoir of Doctor Who’s creator, Sydney Newman, Head of Drama (and provided a biographical essay for it as well). Graeme is currently working on a biography of 1970s Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe. He lives in Ottawa.