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About Robby The Robot's Waiting

Launched in summer 2020, Robby The Robot’s Waiting: The Sci-Fi Podcast is a fortnightly, hour-long podcast that covers science fiction, fantasy and horror subjects.


It's an informal, friendly journey into what's great in sci-fi, like listening in on your knowledgeable, nerdy friends as they discuss what’s good in TV and film. In each episode, Richard, Tanavi and Dave discuss what’s worth watching right now, then look back at a classic film, series or book in the company of an expert guest.

First and foremost we're fans, but we also have many years' experience of working as journalists and presenters in the entertainment industry. We’ve visited movie sets, attended conventions, reviewed films, compèred author panels, and interviewed actors and directors, so we have plenty of behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Our sci-fi podcast guests are all people known for their insight and expertise in the genre - and they're people we love spending time with and know you will too.

Why "Robby The Robot's Waiting"? It's what you get when you mash-up Forbidden Planet and Bananarama. Obviously.

Meet your hosts!

Co-host Dave Bradley


A writer, book reviewer and a former editor of SFX magazine, Columbo connoisseur Dave is now often glimpsed at games conventions.


Co-host Richard Edwards


A freelance journalist and editor, lapsed physicist and pretend Welshman, Richard is another former editor of SFX magazine.


Co-host Tanavi Patel


A freelance entertainment reporter for SFX and Digital Spy, panel moderator for MCM, FanExpo and more, Tanavi is a traveller and nerd at heart.


Your feedback

Here are some of the supportive things you've been saying so far...

“Because of your podcast I've gotten into Marvel stuff for the first time… I just wanted to say cheers for that. At a crazy time for the world I've totally enjoyed getting lost in that universe.”

“I’ve been a reader of SFX magazine right from the start so I was interested in hearing its editors in conversation. The gang obviously love their subject and enjoy nerding out together, which makes it a joy to listen to.”

“Been catching up on the fantastic Robby The Robot's Waiting podcast recently. We highly recommend it.”

“Your guest was fantastic. Really knew his stuff. I would say: best podcast – shame I have to wait, really enjoying them!”
“The best sci-fi podcast – download it now!”
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