The Cloister Room 142 - The Sound of His Chirps

On the penultimate episode of The Cloister Room, Tom and Louis leave the TARDIS to journey to a galaxy far, far away. There are spoilers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

The Cloister Room 141 - The Mind Robert

With Series Nine behind them, Tom and Louis journey to the land of fiction, where topics of discussion include the Doctor's fictionality, face blindness, and people that are horses.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

The Cloister Room 140 - The Donna Treatment

Tom and Louis visit scenic Gallifrey and have a nice bowl of soup. Topic include memory wipes, immortality, and whether this is or isn't the best series of Doctor Who ever.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

The Cloister Room 139 - Perpetual Skull

Trapped in their own bespoke torture castle, Tom and Louis must confess their shocking opinions about Peter Capaldi's new one-man show. Topics include skull ecology, confession dial procedure, and of course, hybrids.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

The Cloister Room 138 - Bonkers Nonsensical Plan

On a hidden street Tom and Louis must discuss the latest episode of Doctor Who, or they may be forced to face the raven...

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

The Cloister Room 137 - On-Demand Complaint Negation

This audio was recovered from the computers of Tom Dickinson and Louis Mitas after they discussed Sleep No More.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

The Cloister Room 136 - Vegan Zygons, Zygon Vegans, Vegons

Tom and Louis stand in a room in the Black Archive, their hands poised over buttons on opposing Osgood boxes. What will it be? Truth, or Consequences? Who is a human and who is a Zygon? All will (perhaps) be revealed!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

The Cloister Room 135 - Zygon Riff

Tom and Louis are back for another episode of The Cloister Room. But are they both truly who they seem to be? Or could either one of them be a Zygon in disguise? Or does it even really matter, in the end? All of this and more will be revealed in the latest episode of The Cloister Room, discussing The Zygon Invasion!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

The Cloister Room 134 - No Worse Than What You'd Hear in a Shakespeare Play


Louis and Tom venture to regency England for an encounter with the mysterious highwayman known as the Knightmare. Topics of discussion include Mire-pattern baldness, the Lion King, and the color mauve.



The Cloister Room 133 - Shrub Jefferson

Tom and Louis have their long-awaited encounter with the mysterious Girl Who Died. But who is she? The Rani? Susan? Romana? Or something far stranger? Topics of discussion include the Doctor's face, iPhones, and eel habitats.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The Cloister Room 132 - This Is a Man in a Rubber Suit and We Are Proud

Journey with Tom and Louis back Before the Flood. Topics of discussion include secret workplace romance, the Fisher King's pseudo-death protocols, and the Doctor's vlog. All this plus missing episodes, Big Finish, and more! more! more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The Cloister Room 131 - Corridor Relay Race

Tom and Louis journey Under the Lake (well, *into* the lake, at any rate), for a discussion of the latest adventure with the Doctor and Clara. Topics of discussion include candy, cliffhangers, and Class.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

The Cloister Room 130 - Dr. Who and the Wheel of Snakes

That witch is familiar, isn’t she? Tom and Louis talk about the conclusion of the Doctor’s adventure on Skaro, and topics of discussion include how to write a good title, Kaledizing Davros, and Dalek strategy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

The Cloister Room 129 - A One-Man Show, or A Many-Snake Show

It's back! Doctor Who is back on our screens! Tom and Louis discuss the long-awaited premiere of series nine, and weigh in on the Doctor, Missy, Clara, and all the surprise reveals and whatnot. Also discussed is the theatrical screening of Dark Water/Death in Heaven. There's so much going on we forget to even mention Jenna Coleman's officially confirmed departure from Doctor Who! Oops!

All this, and stay to the end for a (moderately) important announcement.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Cloister Room 128 - Skimming the Works of Kant

Tom and Louis revisit an old premise, discussing both the iconic Hartnell story The Dalek Invasion of Earth and its cinematic adaptation starring Peter Cushing. Topics of discussion include Bernard Cribbins, the allure of the post-apocalyptic, and just what exactly the Daleks wanted to do with Earth.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

The Cloister Room 127 - I Am Also Looking At The Christmas Pudding Wikipedia Page

Tom and Louis chart a course for one of Big Finish’s most celebrated release, the chilling Chimes of Midnight. Topics of discussion include classic automobiles of the United Kingdom, companion-driven story arcs, Doctor Who’s ulitmate get-out-of-death-free card, and… well, a lot of stuff about pudding.


The Cloister Room 126 - You Don't Want a Generic Face

This week, Tom and Louis pick up the funnybooks and talk about the first ten issues of the Tenth Doctor series from Titan Comics. Topics of discussion include the literary theory of comics, and David Tennant's face.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

The Cloister Room 125 - Make Sure It's An Anjou Pear

Tom and Louis journey into the pages of Paul Cornell's novel Human Nature, featuring the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield! Along the way, comparisons to the televised adaptation with David Tennant ensue. There is much talk of pears.


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

The Cloister Room 124 - A Few More Hate Cells

Tom and Louis journey to Satellite Five to experience the Ninth Doctor's final stand, but are they just looking at the past through Rose colored glasses? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

The Cloister Room 123 - The Nazi Parallels in Candy Land

After a week’s rest, Tom and Louis are back to discuss the Seventh Doctor and Ace’s adventure in a Nazi POW camp–Colditz! Topics of discussion include Klein’s golden age, lasers, and how David Tennant’s face is like a chicken parm sandwich.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

The Cloister Room 122 - Well, As Long As We're Screwing With The Timeline

Once again a day late (we're not making a habit of it, we swear), Tom and Louis journey back into the archives of Big Finish to discuss the Fifth Doctor audio the Kingmaker, in all its historical hilarity. Topics of discussion include Shakespeare discontinuity, misdirection with the Master, and the Fourth Doctor's Big Finish pseudo-debut.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

The Cloister Room 121 - Time-Vine

A day late but by no means a dollar short, this bumper edition of The Cloister Room features discussions of two different stories, bookending the Key to Time season--The Ribos Operation and The Armageddon Factor! If that turns out to be just slightly less than enough for you, how about a discussion of the new trailer for Series Nine of Doctor Who? Or how about a completely unrelated tangent about Animorphs? What are you waiting for? This thing is like an hour and a half long!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

The Cloister Room 120 - Willing to Wiggle

Tom and Louis take a side step into the world of animation for a discussion of the 2003 webcast, Scream of the Shalka, starring Richard E. Grant as the Doctor! Topics of discussion include animation budgets, robot roommates, and the new series that never was.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT

The Cloister Room 119 - These Tent Shots Are Amazing

Tom and Louis have put a stop to their random wanderings. Invigorated by a new sense of directional purpose, and harangued by an artificially intelligent piece of junk mail, they journey to the Psychic Circus to discuss the Sylvester McCoy classic, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Topics of discussion include evil kites, fruit vending best practices, and just how psychic that circus really is, anyway.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Cloister Room 118 - Wealthy Decadent Do-Nothings

Randomly, Tom and Louis wind up on the fanciest of mining crafts, for a discussion of the Fourth Doctor classic, The Robots of Death! Topics of discussion include hallucinogens, growing up with robots, and rich assholes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Cloister Room 117 - We Can Get Behind "A Wizard Did It"

Random chance brings Tom and Louis to the Celestial Toymaker's terrifying toyroom, where random chance is basically the only thing that's going on. Topics of discussion include George and Margaret, Dodo's loved ones, the curse of the Trilogic game, and racism.


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Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

The Cloister Room 116 - You're Stuck in the Hallway

Random wandering brings Tom and Louis to the point just before they began podcasting together--the two-part finale of the 2010 series, The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang! Topics include the mysterious voice that says "Silence Will Fall," the Jim Carrey version of the Doctor, and the Sontaran's fashionable carrying accessories.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

The Cloister Room 115 - Cup Pickup Here

Tom and Louis randomly arrive in the vast HD deserts of Dubai for a discussion of the David Tennant Easter-avaganza, Planet of the Dead. We won't give away what they thought of the story but let's just say the explicit tag was quickly earned. Topics of discussion also include Dalek pets and getaway drivers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Cloister Room 114 - It's All About The Model Shot

Tom and Louis find their way through random wandering to the mysterious planet Ravalox for a discussion of The Mysterious Planet. Topics of discussion include double acts, the Doctor's presidency, and the ideal placement of audiovisual equipment in Gallifreyan courtrooms.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

The Cloister Room 113 - Strange Mouth Sounds

In their random wanderings, Tom and Louis are brought to the Power of Kroll, for a discussion of green body paint, CSO, ethical treatment of Swampies, and the career of Robert Holmes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

The Cloister Room 112 - No Chocolate Allowed On The Moon

Tom and Louis continue their random journeys through the classic series with this discussion of the Jon Pertwee classic--Frontier in Space! After already having watched the second leg of this mega-epic, Planet of the Daleks. Topics include architecture, lady presidents, and the mind probe.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

The Cloister Room 111 - The Opposite of Psychic Powers

After an hiatus in the early months of 2015, Tom and Louis return to The Cloister Room! From here on out, new episodes will be posted weekly. This week we continue our random journey through Doctor Who by discussing The King's Demons! Topics of discussion include musical kings and Adric's ghost.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The Cloister Room 110 - Would You Like Me To Tide Their Blood?

This week Tom and Louis discuss the Shakespeare Code! Topics of discussion include the Harry Potter dating controversy, and the genius of the audience member.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

The Cloister Room 109 - This is a Sacred Song

It's Christmas time! Well, okay, it's not. But at any rate it's time to listen to Tom and Louis discuss their reaction to the episode of Doctor Who that aired when it WAS Christmas time. Topics include dream crab family life and a certain special Christmas song. And it's not by Wham!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT





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