The Official Doctor Who Podcast regenerates with new hosts

The Official Doctor Who Podcast is relaunching to coincide with the highly anticipated return of Doctor Who on the BBC in the UK and Disney+, where available.

New hosts, BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast’s Nadia Jae and comedian and content creator Shabaz Ali will bring their fresh perspectives to the Whoniverse along with guest stars from Doctor Who and other guests, including showrunner Russell T Davies.

Shot in a specially crafted set full of Doctor Who iconography, the podcast is designed as the ultimate group chat for Doctor Who.

Tapping into and leading the social conversation, it will dissect and celebrate everything in the Whoniverse with fan theories, easter eggs, and all the latest gossip. There will also be exclusive content, including insights and teasers.

The podcast is created and produced by production company Listen, which is also behind recent chart-topping shows The Traitors: Uncloaked, Olivia Attwood’s So Wrong It’s Right, and 53 Minutes.

Nadia Jae said: “I’m so honoured to be hosting the podcast to one of the biggest shows in this country and beyond. Doctor Who is a name you know whether you’re a Whovian or a Newvian!

“I’m so excited for new and old fans to see this incredible regeneration of the Doctor with Ncuti and Millie taking us on a journey like never before. Into the Whoniverse we go!”

Shabaz Ali said: “I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who – I’ve been watching it for years, so to be able to host the official podcast is a dream come true. We’ll be digging into every corner of the Whoniverse, watching episodes week-by-week, with special guests and exclusive content. I can’t wait to get started!”

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies said: “It’s a huge boost of energy, to welcome Nadia and Shabaz as podcast hosts. We want viewers to experience Doctor Who in every format – and this comes complete with a sneak peek at next week!”

Chris Allen, Director of Content Development, BBC Studios Social said: “We are thrilled to share the newly reimagined Official Doctor Who Podcast with the universe. There’s something for everyone in it, whether you’re an avid fan, or a first-time viewer – from fun chat and wild speculation with our brilliant guests, to incredible insights from programme makers.

“Nadia Jae and Shabaz Ali are the perfect hosts to take us into this brand-new era of Doctor Who, and we’re delighted to have worked with Listen to regenerate the show – their passion and knowledge in this area is unmatched.”

Listen’s Director of Content, Darby Dorras said: “We have become known in podcasting as leaders in the future of companion shows. Crafting a compelling offering for Doctor Who meant we had to approach this project humbly, appreciating all the show’s lore.

“We’ve created this podcast for both dedicated Whovians and newcomers to Doctor Who globally, an audience spanning generations, cultures, time and space.”

The Official Doctor Who Podcast will be available weekly after each Doctor Who episode airs on BBC One starting this Saturday 11 May, and will be on all major podcast platforms globally and BBC Sounds in the UK only. It will also be broadcast globally in video on the Doctor Who YouTube channel.

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