nerdfest Podcast: Movies, TV, Trivia and Fun!

nerdfest Podcast: Movies, TV, Trivia and Fun!

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Discussing all things nerdy in the world of film,…


44: A Thousand Tiny Frenchwomen
Oct 13 • 49 min
DID George Lucas really name a Star Wars planet after Jon Stewart? DID Faye Dunaway once throw a cup of urine in Roman Polanski’s face? DID Patrick Swayze really chew on ice in order to hide his breath during the filming of Ghost? And DID the producers of…
43: Jon Is Very Sorry
Sep 29 • 45 min
The pitiful remains of what was once Jon Farthing join us for a bumper crop of recommendations and quizzing. Dan raves about Helen O’Hara’s new “Superhero Movie Guide”, Hazel swoons over Sir Ian McKellen’s live show, Peter checks out the backstory of…
42: The Bee Plot
Sep 15 • 47 min
We’re excited by the recently-revealed plans for Marvel Phase 4, but Hazel and Jon think there’s room for one or two other ideas. So, for this episode we created our own version of Kevin Feige, to which Hazel and Jon must pitch their new Phase 4 concepts.…
41: How Deep Is Your Nerd?
Aug 31 • 46 min
This week our two special guests, Louise and Andy, join their significant others (Jon and Hazel) in the ultimate Mr and Mrs battle: ”How Deep Is Your Nerd?” See how well they know their partner’s true nerdiness, with a series of movie-based questions.…
LIVE from Newcastle Improv Festival
Aug 17 • 50 min
Welcome to a very special live episode, where hosts Hazel, Jon, Peter, Dan and Ian broadcast in front of an audience, as part of the Newcastle Improv Festival. We’re joined by some very special guests, including Bev Fox from renowned improv group The…
40: Fortieth Episode? EXCELLENT!
Aug 4 • 49 min
If you’re a fan of entertainment trivia you’ll love our 40th episode, which is a Buff or Bluff bonanza! The nerds face off on questions about actor/ musician duets, obscure casting choices, the one and only Keanu Reeves (including whether or not he was…
39: Not Exactly A Recommendation…
Jul 21 • 47 min
This episode is a mega review special - featuring everything new and exciting we’ve been moved by recently…. and “Brightburn”. And we welcome a new guest. It may be a surprise to some listeners to find that Louise actually exists, and is not just a…
38: Bad Superman!
Jul 6 • 49 min
It’s a fight between good and evil, as Hazel and Jon contest the fate of “Superman 3” in Nerd Court. Will Hazel’s evidence send it to the Phantom zone? Dan is the unbiased judge, with Peter as our expert witness. We also have a voyage to the Void as Ian…
37: Wild And Crazy Nerds
Jun 23 • 60 min
This episode takes us on a wild and crazy ride as we discuss the life and times of 1980s comedy stars Steve Martin, John Belushi, Rick Moranis, Dan Ackroyd, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. Gain insights into everything from “Ghostbusters” to “Beverley Hills…
36: Holy Bat-Nipples!
Jun 8 • 56 min
If there was ONE thing that really stood out in 1997’s “Batman & Robin”…. In light of the news there’s going to be a new Batman protecting the streets of Gotham, our nerds debate who was the greatest actor to don the Bat Cape, Bat-nipples or no…
35: Sex And Cookies
May 26 • 67 min
How do you become a guest on the Nerdfest podcast? Sex and cookies, apparently. This time we have a new voice amongst our nerds, Andy, who joins us for an extra long spoiler special on ‘Avengers: Endgame’, now that most of the world has seen it (Some of…
34: The Dinosaur Dating Game
May 11 • 42 min
So, if you HAD to, which dinosaur would you choose to “make the beast with two backs” with? It’s these sort of high-brow questions and more which our nerds seek to tackle in this episode. First up is Film Buff or Bluff, starting with Jon’s three…
33: Endgame Of Thrones
Apr 28 • 54 min
In celebration of two great franchises both coming to their conclusions, we have some special features for this episode… Dan has devised a dragon-sized Game of Thrones quiz, spanning all seven previous series. And we record our first reactions to seeing…
32: GoT any predictions?
Apr 13 • 55 min
Duh duh du-du-duh duh du-du DDUUUUUH. “Game of Thrones” is back in front of our eyeballs and we couldn’t be more excited! In this episode we make our predictions for who we think will die first, and who’ll end up on the Iron Throne at the end of the…
31: Marvellous Things Happen
Mar 30 • 55 min
It’s “Captain Marvel” review time, the majority of which we spend trying to come up with our own synopsis. Once we get that established however, we have a lively debate about the film’s merits and shortcomings. In another inspired quiz, Ian borrowed the…
30: It Sounds Amazing, But…
Mar 16 • 48 min
Can you tell the difference between the snarl of a Gremlin and the pwish of the Enterprise doors? Then you’ll probably do a lot better at Ian’s masterful movie sounds quiz than we did! Also in this episode are our(spoiler-free) reactions to ‘Captain…
29: Ayoade: Battle Angel
Mar 3 • 55 min
It’s a full Nerd house, thanks to Hazel’s recovery (though Jon doesn’t quite want to let go of his temporary hosting duties) and Ian Mac being back from whatever he was doing… Ian recommends perhaps the strangest video game concept we’ve ever heard (two…
28: Pain, Trains and Sex Education
Feb 17 • 44 min
We have lots of wonderful recommendations for you this episode - Jon tests the breakability of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass”, Dan endures a nightmare commute on the “Last train to Busan” and Peter shares some “Sex Education” From beyond the void, Ian Mayor…
27: The Curious Case Of Hazel Burton
Feb 3 • 48 min
In the official* Nerdfest preview of 2019, we chat about the likes of Star Wars Episode IX, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Toy Story 4, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Avengers Endgame. Find out which will make the top of our watchlist. We partake in…
26: Into the Cage-iverse
Jan 20 • 63 min
Love him or loathe him, you can’t deny that Nicolas Cage is… interesting. in this episode, No. 1 fan Jon breaks the podcast record (probably)for the most NC references, including his ‘recommen-dont’ film called Left Behind (“It’s the f*****g rapture,…
25: Welcome to the Sack of Fun
Jan 6 • 53 min
Well hey there 2019, you sexy thing you. So, what was 2018? A whole crock of… well, we won’t go into that here. But the saving grace for a lot of us was the cinematic experiences we encountered, so enjoy our rundown of the best that last year had to…
24: Consider That A Podcast!
Dec 21, 2018 • 49 min
ORDER! ORDER! Please assemble for the return of Nerd Court, in which we engage in our fiercest debate yet: the merits of “Total Recall”. Will Peter succeed in his quest to send this Arnie classic to Nerd Jail, or will Jon’s real-life lawyering skills save…
23: Meet Gary Netflix
Dec 8, 2018 • 50 min
Yeehaw! pardners. There’s a Wild West theme to this one-year anniversary episode, as we cover new Coen Brothers movie, “Buster Scruggs” and the game “Red Dead Redemption 2”. Other recommendations are Pratchett and Gaiman collaboration “Good Omens”,…
22: Excelsior, True Believers
Nov 24, 2018 • 46 min
Spider-Quiz, Spider-Quiz. Does whatever a Spider-Quiz does. Which in this case, means we talk about a peculiar Spider-Man comic book arc that distinctly rhymes with the word ‘Quiz’… Yep, our Film Buff or Bluff Quiz is back, and this time we try to…
21: 21st Birthday Spectacular
Nov 10, 2018 • 54 min
Our podcast can now legally consume alcohol in America! Three cheers to that! To celebrate, we go on a right old rant as Ian ‘takes one for the team’ and reviews the disappointing Venom (in a very amusing way). It’s not all doom and gloom, as we chat…
20: I Didn’t See THAT Coming!
Oct 27, 2018 • 53 min
This episode has more twists than the spinning top from Inception …if it was real…(answers on a postcard). We discuss our favourite movie twists, from the moments that made us jump out of our seat, to the moments that made us give a little appreciative…
19: Tickling The Snitch
Oct 14, 2018 • 43 min
Time for another Nerdfest podcast - and “time” is the optimum word! Dan opens the show with his recommendation of a clock (it’s better than it sounds, trust us) before we get chatting about the new series of Dr Who in which we have a brand new Time Lord…
18: Bit Of Rice, Bit Of Fish
Sep 30, 2018 • 62 min
We’ve been away for a bit but the nerds are officially back in town! In this show our film quiz ‘Buff or Bluff’ covers the world’s most Batshit-crazy “Batman” stories, plus some “Rocky”, Firefly”, and Stan Lee trivia you won’t have heard before (unless…
17: Meatloaf Impossible
Aug 26, 2018 • 79 min
Its a “Mission Impossible” double-bill this episode, as we review the latest “Fallout”, while Jon fills his Shameful Gap by watching the original movie. In Buff Or Bluff, Dan tries to baffle us with origin stories, Jon befuddles us with Michael Jackson’s…
16: Can You Smell What The Nerds Are Cooking?
Aug 2, 2018 • 75 min
IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE! Actually, yes it does. We’re narcissistic nerds and need your love and validation 😉 We open the show with a flavoursome Film Buff or Bluff quiz - with Jon attempting to fool us with some ridiculous…
15: It’s Bullet Time!
Jul 13, 2018 • 68 min
In an episode packed with the usual nerdy recommendations (including “Mortal Engines”- the most batshit-crazy book we’ve ever heard of) Jon fills a shameful gap with Arnie’s “True Lies”, and Dan chooses “Full Metal Jacket” from the year he was born. We…
14: There’s Something About A Wookiee Lapdance…
Jun 29, 2018 • 68 min
It’s Bayhem in the studio today, as Nerd Court sees Jon take on Hazel fighting the case of “Armageddon”. Will it be saved from Nerd Jail? We have a Shatner-influenced Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz, and it’s the final round of Nerd of the Mastery Mind, as…
13: Be A Hero
Jun 15, 2018 • 59 min
Some rules are made to be broken, aren’t they? Welcome to episode 13 of our nerdy movie podcast, featuring the filling of Hazel’s THIRD Shameful Gap- “Zombieland”! We also review “Deadpool 2”, going into deep spoiler territory, and have a rather risqué…
12: Where Will You Be When It All Ends?
May 28, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode we’ve got a bumper round of quizzes! As well as an entertaining ‘Film Buff or Film Bluff’ we’ve got the first 2 rounds of our ‘Nerds of the Mastery Mind’ - so called because Hazel mispronounced it upon introducing it, and failed to…
11: The Chris Hemsworth Tree
May 14, 2018 • 67 min
This bumper episode has 2 brand new features! As well as the usual good stuff like movie recommendations and our quiz ‘Film Buff or Film Bluff’, we debut our new game ‘What would Jared Leto do?’ For which we’ve we all come up with various ridiculous…
10: This Podcast Really Ties The Room Together
Apr 19, 2018 • 53 min
We made it to double figures! Wahey! In this episode we are all tasked to go on a 5 year space mission, and we must decide which movie, TV show, fictional astronaut and, inevitably, item of food, we would take with us. Expect the unexpected. Also, it’s…
9: Karen Gillan Rides a Rhino
Apr 4, 2018 • 68 min
We start discussing an Infinity War trailer, but get slightly sidetracked by various Karen Gillan fantasies. After that our ‘Nerd Recommendations’ feature brings reviews of Netflix’s “Annihilation”, “I, Tonya”, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and, for…
8: General Grievances
Mar 22, 2018 • 64 min
We get all Star Wars-y in this episode as Shameful Gap is back with a, erm, bang! Peter had never seen ‘Revenge of the Sith’ so sit back and listen as we discuss that film and the wider Star Wars universe (plus we get ourselves into an entertaining…
7: Wakanda Forever!
Mar 3, 2018 • 64 min
Straight out of the cinema and into the pod booth! The team give their thoughts on Marvel’s latest: “Black Panther”. Our Film Buff Or Film Bluff quiz is back, taking us into discussions on Pixar, swearing in movies, the Batmobile and Chevy Chase. It’s…
6: Someone’s Going to Nerd Jail
Feb 9, 2018 • 51 min
This episode we debut our brand new feature: Nerd Court. This is where we take a hotly-debated topic, two of our nerds act as the defence and prosecution, and a nerd judge and jury decide its verdict. In the stocks this time is the TV show “Lost”,…
5: Pop Chip Hotshot!
Jan 24, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we have lots of nerdy recommendations from stuff we’ve seen recently (we mention a few spoilers for “The Last Jedi”). There is also a ‘Harry Potter-off’ (that sounds dirty, doesn’t it?) between two of our biggest Potter nerds which…
4: Nerd Harder
Jan 17, 2018 • 64 min
This episode brings back ‘Shameful Gap’, as Jon gives us his opinion of “Die Hard 2” upon watching it for the very first time (not one for the kids this…). Our Film Buff Or Film Bluff Quiz takes us into the world of James Cameron, Jason Donovan (yes…
3: What a ridiculous way to catch a fish…
Jan 3, 2018 • 63 min
Hey nerds! For your listening pleasure this time we have our rundown of the best films to hit the silver screen in 2017 (hey that rhymes…), and a review of “The Last Jedi” that contains oodles amounts of behind the scenes info, courtesy of walking Star…
2: Burgers and Dinosaurs
Dec 19, 2017 • 73 min
In our second episode we discuss new trailers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Avengers: Infinity War” (delving deep into where these two universes might be heading), Ian Mayor has an extreeeeemely good burger analogy for the Marvel films, we…
1: The Future of Law Enforcement
Dec 7, 2017 • 67 min
This podcast is for all the obsessive film/ TV/ general nerd trivia fans out there. We love this stuff, and we hope you’ll find our musings and insights entertaining. In this inaugural episode, us nerds discuss our favourite films of all time, offer a…