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The Empty Children

Jun 30, 2022

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Series 1 Episodes 4 and 5 - "Aliens of London" and "World War Three"

Welcome to The Empty Children, the podcast in which host, Maddy Searle, and this week's excellent co-hosts, Rachel Smith, Zachary Fortais-Gomm and James Barbarossa, explore the Russell T Davies eras of Doctor Who, both past and future.

This week, we're talking about Series 1 Episode 4 and 5, "Aliens of London" and "World War Three", in which we speculate about the BBC's library of fart sounds. 

Transcript available at

Content warnings: strong language; discussions of 9/11, the Iraq War, racism, fatphobia.

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Maddy Searle (she/her) - @maddy_abstract

Rachel Smith (she/her) - @Smithy_Smith

Zachary Fortais-Gomm (he/him) - @zackfg

James Barbarossa (he/him) - @barbarossaphone

Edited and produced by Maddy Searle

Music by James Barbarossa

Art by Beth Crane - @NotCombustible