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About Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi sticky icon

From the creators of Doctor Who: Podshock comes a new podcast covering all British science fiction. It was previewed on the Doctor Who: Podshock feed for a limited time (it now has it's own feeds as well - see below). As the name implies, this show covers all British science fiction media. While this podcast will still cover some Doctor Who material (for in-depth coverage subscribe to Doctor Who: Podshock).

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"Doctor Who related news, delivered to you sonically!"

A podcast with a focus on Doctor Who related news is presented in a format that makes it easy to digest with episodes running anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes in length presented in a witty and fun way.

Produced and hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani

Below are links to the feeds, promo, and more for The Sonic Newsdriver.

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Doctor Who: Podshock is the longest running Doctor Who podcast (est. 2005) presented by the fan run Gallifreyan Embassy (est. 1985) and formerly presented by Outpost Gallifrey (up until Outpost Gallifrey closed in July 2009) is now the official podcast for the annual Gallifrey One conventions. We feature the latest Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, commentaries and discussions from US and UK with an international perspective.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and Ian Bisset in the US and Dave Cooper and Graeme Sheridan in the UK and Germany respectively (and originally with James Naughton in the UK), with segments and contributions by regular corespondents around the world.

Amazing Grace: Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

Happy 80th Birthday, Leonard Nimoy of #StarTrek! These photos I took 25 years ago of him in NYC

The anxiously anticipated day started off very exciting. I was with my good friend, Chase Graff, though at that time he went by the name Charlie and we were sitting on a sidewalk patiently waiting on this early June day. It was the fourth of June thirty-three years ago… the year was 1982. We were first in line for the long awaited sequel to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In hindsight, it is hard to believe that it was less than three years that had passed since the original Star Trek movie then. We were there before the theater opened  for business that day waiting. When the puzzled manager came to the theater, he was surprised to find us there so early waiting. He asked what we were waiting for and we jokingly said Das Boot, which was the other film playing at this cinema at that time. Long waits didn’t bother us because we were able to talk about everything under the sun. Though on this day, I imagined the topic was mostly on Star Trek perhaps and the rumors surrounding this particular movie. There was this talk that the character Spock would die in this movie. This couldn’t be so, we thought. Spock was our favorite character, after all. What would Star Trek be without Mr. Spock?

Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

Now in my tenth year of being a podcaster, it is by no means surprising that one of the topics I’m asked about over and over again is how to start podcasting. I always recommend starting off with the minimum essentials and then slowly building up your gear as you go along. In other words, don’t make a huge investment in hardware and software initially. You can always upgrade and enhance your set up as you go along. This way, if you find it is something that isn’t for you or perhaps you simply don’t have the time you thought you would had when you first decided on doing it, you can stop without having invested too much money into it.

Friday Night Trivia Fun

Radio Free Caemlyn

Last week I had the pleasure of guest hosting on the Radio Free Caemlyn show for their weekly live ‘Friday Night Trivia’ show. If you missed the live show, you can still catch it along with other past recorded (audio podcast) shows along with upcoming live shows of course here on the Radio Free Caemlyn page on Talkshoe (the show I hosted was the 7/25/2014 "CLXXXI" episode, but feel free to check out any or all of the others as well). 

Knocked Out By Sandy

Wrath of Sandy

On October 29, 2012 we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to not having power, heat, phones, net, etc. for almost two weeks, we were flooded with sewage water. Three and half weeks later, we are still expelling destroyed waterlogged stuff and trapped water from the premises.

Once we are back up and running, the podcast shows will return. There was already an episode of Doctor Who: Podshock recorded prior to the storm that still needs to be edited and posted.

Here I am being dwarfed by the huge fountains in Rome almost 36 years ago now

It's been awhile since I posted a #FlashbackFriday photo. Here I am being dwarfed by the huge fountains in Rome almost 36 years ago now.

It's been awhile since I posted a "Flashback Friday" photo. Here I am being dwarfed by the huge fountains in Rome almost 36 years ago now.

This photo was posted to Instagram as for "Flashback Friday" (which as the name implies, is an opportunity to pull out a photo from the past to share). This photo was taken by my Mom using a 110 point & click film camera. It was post processed on the iPhone using the 100 Cameras in 1 - Stuck In Customs (App Store link) by Trey Ratcliff @TreyRatcliff which I was playing around with for this image. It looks a bit better on the smaller screen of the iPhone than here on the website.

On The Examination Table

A couple months ago, the Examiner posted a video interview of Doctor Who: Podshock consisting of Ken Deep, James Naughton, and myself conducted by Chris McKeon. This time, I am on the examination table so to speak in this latest interview with examiner.com once again by Chris McKeon.

The Arc of Insanity on the TARDIS Tavern Podcast

TARDIS_Tavern.jpgIt was months in the making, but it finally happened after Gallifrey 21, I was a guest 'bartender' on the TARDIS Tavern podcast! No sooner after completing my previous post about being on Cultdom Collective podcast, word came to me via @tardistavern that The Arc of Infinity episode we recorded last week has now been released.

The Cult of Cultdom

Cultdom Collective PodcastLast week I had the privilege of being on and joining my fellow co-host James Naughton on the Cultdom Collective podcast. The episode is a Gallifrey One preview show. Yes, the Doctor Who convention is a year away now at this point, my friends at Cultdom are getting a head start for those planning on attending next February in Los Angeles, CA.

Smile, You're On Ian Todd's Show!

Ian ToddSeries 3 of the Ian Todd Untruths podcast is underway as of October 2009. I had the pleasure of being part of it in episode 3, the "Louis Trapani Special"

Ian throws out his standard fare of unusual questions at me and I supply some daft answers in this 9 minute episode. We cover ice cream inventions, Life on Mars, Ashes and Ashes, soda, aliens, and much more.

Ian Todd has interviewed everyone from David Cross, Toby Hadoke, to our own James Naughton (Doctor Who: Podshock and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi)

Doctor Who: Podshock Live at Gallifrey 20

Doctor Who: Podshock Live at Gallifrey 20

(left to right) Doctor Who Producer Phil Collinson, Ken Deep, Louis Trapani, and James Naughton recording Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 141 live on stage at Gallifrey 20 in Los Angeles, CA, February 15, 2009. Photo by Billy Davis.

Louis Trapani

Louis Trapani Louis Trapani founded the Gallifreyan Embassy in June of 1985 to serve the growing fandom centered around Doctor Who and other British science fiction during the mid-80s in the US. Originally a local organization with local meetings, today it is international, serving the global community.

In 1989, Louis graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York where he majored in the media arts department.

He formed Art Trap Productions in 1994.

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