Wibbly Wobbly Team

Meet the members of the Wibbly Wobbly Team!

Current Team Members

Talia

Talia Franks

Co-Host & Executive Producer

Talia is an avid Whovian and has been talking people’s ears off about Doctor Who since they watched their first episode as a teenager in 2010. An active and critical participant in the Doctor Who, Marvel, and Percy Jackson fandoms, they’ve written multiple articles for Black Nerds Create and Nerdist. as well as fanfiction under the username Jesmalestiel, which you can find both on Ao3 and on their fanfiction website, Jesmalestiel Tells Tales. They’ve also appeared on the Doctor Who podcasts Gallifrey Public Radio, Reality Bomb and Galactic Yo-Yo, as well as the podcasts Canonically Incorrect, #WizardTeam, and The Restricted Section.

In addition to co-hosting The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast Talia is the host and chief officer of everything at Into the Archives, a monthly fanfiction podcast (on hiatus!)

Talia is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds a master of arts in comparative humanities, their studies focusing in the realms of language, critical race theory, fandom, and religion.

Ever the writer and poet, more about Talia and their original works can be found on their personal website, Word-for-Sense and Other Stories.

Lucia

Lucia Kelly

Co-Host, Audio Engineer & Editor

In the far off days of 2006, a young English teacher taught an even younger Lucia the words “critical analysis” and she’s never shut up since.

An Arts student that has studied at both Deakin University and ACU (Australian Catholic University), Lucia’s studies focus primarily on the Performing Arts and Education. She is particularly interested in the relationship between fiction and reality and how they interact and influence each other, as well as feminist theory, gender and queer studies, and how emotional trauma and abuse is portrayed in film and media.

In addition to co-hosting the Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast, she has guested on The Afictionados, Gallifrey Public Radio, and Into the Archives. (She also has a secret new podcast project that isn’t quite ready to share yet!) From the 100, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Actual Play RPGs, Anne of Green Gables, Minecraft Roleplay Servers, and yes, even Doctor Who, Lucia can pull an emotionally devastating and complex analysis out of just about anything she puts her mind to. She has been subjecting long-suffering friends and family members to rants concerning said analysis for many years now and has consequentially earned such monikers as “Professional Menace” and “Resident Queen of the Feelings Bench.”

She is very excited to inflict this same distress upon a whole new host of people now that she has been given a platform to talk about one of her favourite shows, and hopes that the jokes, the accent, and the genuine analysis squished in between all the pain will be enough to allow you to forgive her.

She also has an Ao3 account, but since she has been writing since she was a wee bairn and some of it is painfully old and outdated, she performs elaborate rituals every night to ensure that you (you in particular dear listeners) never find it.

Charlie

Charlie

Social Media Manager

If you, dear listener, were one of the people who encouraged Charlie to give Doctor Who a go– they would like to extend a huge thank you! It took a couple tries, but they are now completely invested in the Whoniverse. They channel this energy through digital art, song, editing, writing, and even clay ice cream cones with light fixtures! There’s no telling where their muse will take them, but you can always commission them and give them a prompt. Who knows what surprise awaits you? 

A critical lens is something Charlie is familiar with, though sometimes they find it underwhelming when they have overthought and anticipated too much of an upcoming episode. So they have stepped back from overthinking cliffhangers and decided to try to relax (something they’ve never been good at) and enjoy the ride. They also quite enjoy expanded media, and have read many of the books, with the Maze of Doom and At Childhood’s End being among their favorites. They enjoy writing snippy little book reviews, teasing without spoiling too much. 

Charlie was always an artist and went on to study it in college and university before shifting gears to study film and media. They are quite comfortable behind the camera, though they have begun to step into frame as the Thirteenth Doctor and other characters in cosplay. They were inspired by other cosplayers, many of which are now their friends. As evidenced in the show, the true power comes from the friends we make along the way. Their socials are linked below, so get a shift on and follow them!

Dee

Dee

Editor

Our editor Dee prefers to keep to herself, but remains a vital part of the Wibbly Wobbly team!

Extended Family

Owen Elphick

Former Editor

Owen Elphick is a writer, performer, and creator from Connecticut, currently based in the Philadelphia area. His dad introduced him to Doctor Who in the summer of 2010, and he became an instant Whovian, going on to write a full series-worth of Doctor Who screenplays that now sit in a box in his childhood bedroom (the door to which is painted to look like the outside of the TARDIS). He is afraid to reread them.

These days, he works as the Assistant Editor for The Hard Work of Hope, a weekly poetry series produced by Mass Poetry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a part-time bookseller. He is the author of Thoughts & Prayers (Wilde Press, 2019), a book-length sequence of poems centered around gun violence in the United States. His work typically grapples with questions of violence, identity, mortality, masculinity, and the natural world, and has been published in The Hartford Courant, the Under Review, and Gauge, and presented at the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Theater Institute, among other places. He graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Creative Writing. In his free time, he enjoys reading, taking long walks, discussing and listening to music, and swordfighting. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @OwenElphick.

Owen Elphick