The Spacie Awards is a brand new award given by the Space Coast Comic Con, starting this year and given out for the first time on this past September 9 at the convention itself, held in Cocoa, Florida. It’s a celebration of all independent artists involved with comics and comic cons in general, and there’s a special category for independent podcasts. Guess who won?
Mark Baumgarten, with cohost Christian Basel and a rotation cast of other talented cohosts and remarkable guests, had been pondering the idea of doing a web site, or a blog, or something having to do with Doctor Who since 2010. Things finally coelesced in 2012 and Mark started MarkWHO42’s WHOniverse with cohosts Trish Helm, and Eduardo M. Freyre. Christian Basel joined a short time later, and the prior two cohosts departed, but they’ve been gracing the internet airwaves with MarkWHO42 ever since.
Mark and his team had only been producing the show for two years when they signed with Krypton Radio in September of 2014 and became a full-fledged sci-fi radio talk show with a truly international audience. They figured that Doctor Who wasn’t all there was in the world, so they dropped the “Whoniverse” and adopted the title the show has now. Since then they’ve interviewed such sci-fi luminaries as Chase Masterson, and Doctor Who alumni Sophie Aldred, and Colin Baker.
G.W. Pomichter’s web show Hangin’ with Web Show took the time to be at Space Coast Comic Con to interview Mark on his shiny new award and what it means for MarkWHO42 going forward.
MarkWHO42 can be heard in a variety of ways. They’re on their own web site, of course, and they can be heard four times a week here on Krypton Radio, but they’re also on Florida Geek Scene, a wide spectrum of other podcast channels, and of course on iTunes.
We couldn’t be happier that the best Doctor Who podcast on radio happens to be on our radio station, and we couldn’t be more proud of Mark Baumgarten and his gang of crazies that make the award winning MarkWHO42 what it is.