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 www.nerdfestpodcast.com or @nerdfestuk.

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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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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 paus.tv - 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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January 30, 2022 56 min
Our nerds excitedly preview the movies we’re looking forward to in 2022. It’s safe to say the one we’re most anticipating is MOOOOONFAAALLLL. There’s no doubt in our minds that this will be the greatest action movie ever made. What greater jeopardy is there than the moon falling on your head? (We also preview some less-important films.) But that’s not all, as we also have our recommendations for the latest and greatest things you...
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January 16, 2022 55 min
A slightly belated, but huge milestone Nerdfest episode! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we couldn’t properly celebrate recording 100 episodes together until now - in episode 101. But boy do we make up for it. Hazel has concocted a feature that ensures we reflect fondly on some of our favourite recording moments, including how many times Jon has had to apologise for something he’s said. And Dan has come up with a top 100 ...
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We feel "Pretty, oh so pretty"… and not just because Ian Mac and Kerris are back with us for an episode full of recommendations! Peter and Dan have been filling up on the best new shows on Disney+, with 'Dopesick' and 'The Beatles: Get Back'. Kerris scares herself with the latest 'American Horror Story', and Jon scares us all with a trademark non-recommendation of 'Venom: Let There Be Carn...
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December 12, 2021 53 min
Things get festive at Nerdfest HQ, as Louise returns with tidings of comfort and joy … and the Netflix Christmas Cinematic Universe- It’s a thing! Our ‘Film Buff or Film Bluff’ quiz includes eclectic puzzlers about horror villains, Les Miserables, whether Gromit and K-9 are related, and Wilson ‘Kingpin’ Fisk (for no reason, no reason at all). All that, and we tackle a listener question about the best fourth film in a series. Se...
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November 28, 2021 52 min
Its a bumper recommendations special this episode, as we talk about legacy sequel "Ghostbusters AfterlIfe", Apple's Tom-Hanks-with-a-robot movie "Finch", magical dark nostalgia treat "Last Night In Soho", the new TV incarnation of "Chucky" and the "Hawkeye" comics which the new Disney+ series draws heavily from. And Jon takes it upon himself to personally rate Tom Hanks' career....
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November 14, 2021 57 min
Is anything real? Should we accept this reality? These are the questions on Hazel’s mind as she faces up to her umpteenth Shameful Gap: The Truman Show. Before that, there’s more reality twisting in our Buff or Bluff quiz. Andy gets creative by dreaming up a plot for a Mubi-worthy movie, whilst Kerris gets her teeth into some trivia about ‘The Lost Boys’. Peter offers 3 creepy and kooky facts about ‘The Addams Family’, and Hazel ...
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Spooky greetings! Join the Nerdfest gang as we celebrate Halloween with our unique bag of tricks and treats. Have you played 'Squid Game' yet? Peter has, and lives to tell the tale with his review of the Netflix sleeper hit. Hazel navigates the desert to bring you her review of sci fantasy epic 'Dune'. It’s not what she was expecting at all… Andy enthuses about one of the highlights of the BFI film festival, with...
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