The 2013 Likey Awards! – That Thing You Like #42

2013 Likey Awards

It’s time, friends. Time to celebrate the best and worst of the year that was 2013! THAT THING YOU LIKE is here with our first inaugural LIKEY AWARDS to do just such a thing! Categories include: Best Surprise of 2013, The “Just Stop and Start Over” Award, and Best Social Media Follow of the year! These are truly prestigious categories, folks. Join us on a podcast night where ALL the stars come out, and we use the framing device of an awards show to talk about noteworthy things that maybe didn’t warrant an entire podcast! Plus, Beyonce talk. Beyonce, so hot right now. #Surfbort

Click Here to Subscribe! – And take a look back at all our great 2013 episodes! Remember Strip Search, you guys? Good times.

Or, listen to the episode here: 

Happy 2013 all! And thanks immensely for listening to the show. If you liked it and want to help us out, please leave a rating and review on iTunes, or just tell your friends about the show. Spreading your love of That Thing You Like really is the perfect new year’s resolution!


That Thing You Like: iTunes RSS

Follow us on Twitters: @TTYLshow

Chris Baxter – @cbax
Brian Shirlaw – @Brian_RS


Doctor Who 50th Anniversary: Day of the Doctor – That Thing You Like #37

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt - The Doctor

There’s no way around it: DOCTOR WHO’s 50th ANNIVERSARY was exceptional. Somehow mixing everything great about Doctor Who with epic levels of fan service, the DAY OF THE DOCTOR uses the combined charm of Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt to do more than entertain – it resolves the biggest issue hanging over the character’s backstory, while also managing to get back to the absolute best parts of what makes the show so special.

THAT THING YOU LIKE was only too happy to go deep into what made the special so dang… well, special. It was nice to get positive about Doctor Who for the first time in a long while! Throughout the pod, Brian and Chris break down the crazy entertaining character moments and, unsurprisingly, talk about how the episode made them a little teary-eyed. Enjoy!

Click Here to Subscribe! – Just don’t double-reverse the polarity! That’ll just confuse it!

Or, listen to the episode here:

We hope you enjoyed our Doctor Who chat! We know we did. Now please stop hurting us Doctor Who – we just want to love you! If you liked it, please consider leaving us a rating and review on iTunes, and tell your friends.


That Thing You Like: iTunes RSS

Follow us on Twitters: @TTYLshow

Chris Baxter – @cbax
Brian Shirlaw – @Brian_RS

TTYL #7 – Nightmare in Silver (Doctor Who)

Neil Gaiman's "Nightmare in Silver" - Podcast Review

In 2012, NEIL GAIMAN delivered an all-time classic episode of Doctor Who, “The Doctor’s Wife”. The That Thing You Like podcast crew loved it to pieces. It was funny, charming, scary, and even a little tear-inducing – a legitimately tremendous episode of television. We were as excited as kids on Christmas for his second effort, “Nightmare in Silver”.

We did not love it to pieces.

In the latest That Thing You Like, we go into deep spoilers on an episode that really isn’t even worth spoiling. We talk about the few truly enjoyable Gaiman-esque moments, the problematic and ultimately purposeless children, and why 3,000,000 monsters are not better than one monster.

Thoughts are fairly divided on the new Gaiman episode, but Chris and I (Brian) aren’t afraid to pass judgment: It just wasn’t that good. More than that, it utilized some of Doctor Who’s worst tropes. Sigh. Neil, we still love you. Love you hardcore.

Subscribe on iTunes here! 

Or, click here to listen:

If you like the show, please rate and review us on iTunes. Or don’t, that’s perfectly alright. Thanks for listening!


Chris – @cbax
Brian – @brian_rs

TTYL #2 – Doctor Who Gets Lucky


DOCTOOOOOOR! In this star studded That Thing You like, Brian and Chris go next level podcast on DOCTOR WHO. What makes it compelling despite the fact that it is kinda garbage most of the time? Spoilers: It’s because Matt Smith and David Tennant are awesome. Allons-y, friends. Allons-y.

But real talk, we spoil the entire series. We talk about the current state of the show, Russel T. Davies problems vs. Stephen Moffat problems, and our most favourite episodes.

Also, because there ain’t no stopping us, we talk about “Get Lucky”, the new single from DAFT PUNK. Why is it awesome, but a little disappointing? I’m only now realising that this is an episode full of conflicted emotions. Join us, and let the healing begin.

Listen here.

You can subscribe to That Thing You Like by adding clicking “Subscribe to Podcast” in iTunes and pasting this, manual-style: 

The ghost of Jobs has foretold our arrival on iTunes soon. You can also follow us on twitter at @cbax and @Brian_RS, respectively. And please, if something we say in the show moves you to  say something, please do so in the comments below. Thanks for listening!