Another installment of Podcastrovalva from Al Miller
“Traveling the Vortex” quickly became one of the Doctor Who podcasts that I make sure to listen to each time it comes out, from the time I first discovered it in 2013.
The “Vortex Boys” as they have come to be called (though the ‘Three Errant Dogs’ nickname has been floated!) are from Kansas. This is one of the friendliest podcasts that I listen to. It is also the longest: most episodes rival the length of a typical Peter Jackson movie. So you might want to listen to it in two stretches!
What sets “Vortex” apart from other podcasts is the extensive involvment of their listeners, including frequent feedback from
Holly, Rachel, Chrissy, and more. This extends to other ways listeners can participate, including a Doctor Who book club and some regular events where everyone watches a Doctor Who episode (or a film) and tweets their comments along (Flicks with Friends and Friday Night Who).
A good place to start is the Vortex Boys’ Sylvester McCoy event from Planet Comic Con from earlier this year. It’s only 49 minutes in length.
The podcast is found at http://travelingthevortex.com/ and it is also available on iTunes and the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.