nerdfest Podcast: Movies, TV, Trivia and Fun!

nerdfest Podcast: Movies, TV, Trivia and Fun!

Discussing all things nerdy in the world of film, TV and more. Find us on or @nerdfestuk.


November 20, 2022 46 min
We give our initial, spoiler-free thoughts on the latest offering from the MCU- 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.' Plus, in our Buff or Bluff quiz we have rounds on terrible films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The Birds', and the life and career of the T1000 himself, Robert Patrick. We also delve into some political history, with facts about the movie-watching habits of US presidents, and Jon brings his special bl...
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We review the TV shows and films we’ve been enjoying recently, including Brendan Fraser’s welcome return in ‘The Whale’, Korean Hitchcockian thriller ‘Decision to Leave’, Stephen Moffat’s new drama ‘Inside Man’, and we head back to the Quick Stop Convenience store with Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks 3.’ Dan went to “that London” recently and saw ‘Back to the Future: The musical’- his review has us all reminiscing about the 1985 classic, an...
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October 23, 2022 42 min
We’re live and direct from Newcastle Fright Fest this episode, as Hazel, Jon, Peter and Ian pod in public to fill a Shameful Gap of ‘A NightMare on Elm St’. We also Buff or Bluff each other about the wide range of Freddie tat to accompany that series, some implausible film festivals, the worlds crappiest superheroes, and historically bad movie reviews.

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October 8, 2022 52 min
In today’s episode we give our first reactions to the newest Star Wars TV show on the block, Andor (that Squeeeeeeeee you heard was courtesy of Dan Watkins). Then it’s Buff or Bluff time, where the nerds have to work out the truth from facts about Hollywood script doctors, franchise monsters in space, film dancers and dances, and Marvel theme park attractions. Plus, Andy has three plots for movies with tenuous links to whales, i...
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September 24, 2022 55 min
In this recommendations episode we discuss alternate history drama “For All Mankind” as well as off-the-wall dark comedy “The Baby”. We also bow down once again to the legendary Sir David Attenborough with the release of “Frozen Planet 2.” And as “Thor Love and Thunder” has now arrived on Disney Plus, Jon leads a spoilerific discussion about the Asgardian’s latest (mis)adventure. Plus, it’s that time again where one our lovely n...
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September 11, 2022 46 min
Buffs! Bluffs! And…patio advice? Today’s episode takes us into Nintendo’s naughty past, and the nuances (or lack, thereof) of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. We also go behind the scenes of “Tremors”, and Hazel has some wonderful facts (and one bluff) about Ed Kramer- iconic visual effects supervisor at ILM. We also give our initial thoughts on “Rings of Power” (we’re divided on this one) and “The Offer”; which tells the story o...
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August 27, 2022 62 min
For this recommendations special we chat about the films and TV shows that captured our attention this week, including early impressions of “She-Hulk” and “House of the Dragon”. Our personal picks include Jon’s review of 'Sandman', a show he’s waited desperately for for over 30 years. Does it live up to his dreamy expectations? Peter discusses 'Prey', Disney Plus’ ambitious Predator prequel, and Hazel enthuses abo...
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August 13, 2022 59 min
We recorded this episode in the evening for a change, and that inspired us to take a…well, slightly different tone… We have a portly-proportioned amount of nerdy trivia in this episode, as our Buff or Bluff quiz explores MCU character origins, films which were altered post-production, a box office bonanza from Peter, and tales from Schitt’s Creek. Plus, Hazel has a very fun quiz for her 3 little pigs, as she has altered the synop...
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July 30, 2022 58 min
We’re back after our summer break, and we start our show by revelling in all the glorious nerdness that was announced at the San Diego Comic Con. Then it’s recommendations time. Dan has always wanted to be a cat (because a cat’s the only cat that knows where it’s at) and he finally gets his chance with new game 'Stray'. Peter howls about new Prime TV show 'Wolf Like Me', starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. Meanwhi...
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July 2, 2022 64 min
We're all shook up this week, as Andy, Hazel, Dan, Peter and Ian test each other in a round of Buff or Bluff fit for the King! Andy puts on his blue suede shoes for some Elvis Presley trivia (TREASURE APE!), while facts about George Clooney are always on Ian's mind. We also feature the return of Shameful Gap: when one of our nerds had never seen the 90s classic Cool Runnings, they realised it was now or never, and jumped ...
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June 18, 2022 58 min
Never mind the bollocks, here’s another Nerdfest episode! It’s recommendations time, as our own rotten Jon discusses Danny Boyle’s new limited TV series 'Pistol'. Ian Mayor is back with us on day release from The Void. He and his wife have been watching 'The Flight Attendant Season 2'; a Hitchcockian style dark comedy, and he’s here to talk about why you should be watching it too. Peter reviews new sci fi series ...
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June 5, 2022 43 min
This time Jon, Andy Peter and Ian Mac try to Bluff each other with "facts" about anthropomorphic appliances, random stories including Ryan Reynolds' day job, the unlikely dark endings of some nineties sitcoms, and the many bizarre things which movies got retitled in other countries. And our nerds have also been feeling the force of the new "Obi Wan Kenobi" series on Disney+.
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May 21, 2022 55 min
The latest episode of the Nerdfest Podcast comes to you from four far-off parts of the multiverse, each full of exciting recommendations! From the assassins' universe, Kerris has been catching up with the phenomenon of 'Killing Eve'. Peter’s been away exploring strange new worlds with … um, 'Strange New Worlds'. Dan, meanwhile has seen 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' and can't wait to tell you ...
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May 7, 2022 38 min
A 2-part quiz special awaits your pod feeds today, as our Film Buff or Film Bluff explores topics as eclectic as movie stars’ body parts that they’ve sold for cash, the wonder that is Oscar Isaac, behind the scenes trivia of “Mad Max Fury Road” and films that have received unofficial foreign remakes. Hazel also has a “two clues in one” quiz where the nerds have to guess the film title from the cryptic clues. Plus…remember at the ...
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April 23, 2022 48 min
Bonjour et bienvenue dans un podcast très sophistiqué! It's not just Andy who loves films in "foreign"- though he does have a great new Italian recommendation for you. Peter returns to the unique world of Jean-Pierre Jeunet in Netflix's "BigBug". Dan goes all the way to the moon with Richard Linklater's "Apollo 10 1/2". Kerris makes un grand retour to Nerdfest, with "Big Mouth" spin-off...
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April 10, 2022 43 min
We enter the Speed Force this week as Dan, Andy, Peter, and a virtual Jon discuss this year’s Oscars, including Zack Snyder’s “most cheerworthy moment” and the winner of our annual sweepstake! We also discuss the latest slice of MCU TV - it’s fair to say we’re loving "Moon Knight" so far, even if our impersonations of new hero Steven Grant are of variable quality… The lunar theme continues in our regular Buff or Bluff seg...
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March 27, 2022 51 min
The wonderful Ian McLaughlin is back with us this week, so of course he has us all doing all sorts of impressions and accent attempts, and generally taking the show off the rails. We do though manage to get some new recommendations out for you. Ian enthuses about - a new streaming service that aims to support new filmmakers. Ian’s recommendation is to watch “Paul is dead”, a short film inspired by the conspiracy theory of ...
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March 13, 2022 44 min
It's "Women's History Month", so our nerds discuss some of the wonderful women that have inspired us so much in film. We also have another round of Buff or Bluffs, in which Jon loses control over some implausible Game Controllers, Hazel admires some groundbreaking female comedians, Peter takes the Mr. Men on a European tour , and Andy gets wood about some trees.
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February 25, 2022 56 min
We travel back to the 90s for this recommendations episode, as Peter reviews the new miniseries “Pam and Tommy”. We discuss the greater implications of the show, before veering back to low brow by chatting about *that* talking penis scene. Dan ups the cultural ante with his glorious review of “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, whilst Hazel takes a trip to Belfast for Kenneth Branagh’s semi autobiographical (and wonderful) drama. Finally J...
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February 13, 2022 44 min
Love is on the podcast feed in the latest instalment of Nerdfest, as Dan has prepared a nerdy Valentine’s Day themed quiz to test Jon, Kerris and Peter. How many nerdy Valentine’s will you guess? ‘Buff or Bluff’ is also back: Kerris has some facts about Groundhog Day, Dan wants to talk about Bruno with Encanto-inspired Disney song trivia, Kerris has some facts about Groundhog Day, Jon and Peter take us from Siegfried and Roy to D...
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