Episode 16: Can You Smell What The Nerds Are Cooking?


IT DOESN’T MATTER if you listen to this episode! (Actually, yes it does. We’re narcissistic nerds and need your constant love and validation 😉)

We open the show with a flavoursome Film Buff or Bluff quiz – with Jon attempting to fool us with some ridiculous wrestling storylines, Hazel opens the box on Se7en, and Peter has some cunning James Bond clues.

We’ve then got some new recommendations for you (which takes us off on a tangent about the much-missed world of DVD extras). And then it’s Peter’s turn for The Born Identity as he uncages Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds“.

We’ve then got a brand (not bland, Jon…) new feature, called ‘Debate a Nerd’. We discuss what films deserve a sequel, and which sequels acutely affected the franchise that had gone before it. We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic too – @Nerdfestuk on Twitter.

Our spoilery review this week is Die Ha…Sorry, sorry, we mean Skyscraper. Starring the man we’d all want to save our lives, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Dan makes a belated but welcome appearance during this segment, with a bonus Film Buff or Bluff well worth sticking around for!


Episode 15: It’s Bullet Time!

Full Mental Jacket

Despite the cunning attempts of Hazel’s cats to stop us, we bring you an episode packed with the usual Nerdy Recommendations, including Mortal Engines, the most batshit-crazy book we’ve ever heard about, surreal rap show Atlanta and Netflix zombie movie Cargo

We try to catch each other out with our Buff or Bluff quiz questions, involving The Matrix, Disneyland ride Star Tours, and some very weird product placements.

Jon fills a Shameful Gap with Arnie’s True Lies. And Dan reveals his Born Identity to be the movie classic Full Metal Jacket, released in the year he was born.

Episode 14: There’s something about a Wookiee lapdance…


It’s Bayhem in the studio today, as Nerd Court sees Hazel defending blockbuster Armageddon against Jon’s attempts to send it to nerd jail.

We have a Shatner-influenced Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz, and it’s the penultimate round of Nerd of the Mastery Mind, as Dan finally gets his revenge on Hazel with his devious West Wing questions.

Dan also reveals his thoughts on Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom and we round things off with a spoiler-heavy review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Buckle up, baby!

Episode 13: Be a Hero


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 Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz (but it has Jeff Goldblum facts in it, so it’s well worth it.)

Peter and Ian take on their sci fi-oriented specialist subjects in Nerd of the Mastery Mind and, of course, we have the latest and greatest Nerd Recommendations for you, namely Girls On Tops, Rick And Morty, The S-ring, and Barry.

Thanks for all the love you’ve shown to our podcast recently – we definitely don’t feel alone enough to be zombies 🙂

Episode 12: Where will you be when it all ends?


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 recover.)

Our recommendations this week include horror movie A Quiet Place, rival podcast (boo hiss!) The West Wing Weekly,  Netflix TV show Santa Clarita Diet, and a recommendation not to watch one of the worst things ever put to film (clue: there are icebergs involved…)., Titanic II.

And finally we round off the show with a spoilery discussion of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which includes our speculation on a possible crossover with Bill & Ted

Episode 11: The Chris Hemsworth Tree


This bumper episode has two 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 scenarios for Mr Leto to test out his “method” acting skills.

We also take a look at the classic film Jaws and discuss which modern actors could potentially fill the giant shoes of Brody, Quint and Hooper.

And finally, we give Dan a good old fashioned interrogation as he’s been watching all 17 Marvel movies back to back ahead of Infinity War.

In this segment one of us (*cough Hazel *cough) might have got slightly distracted by the idea of a Chris Hemsworth tree…

Episode 10: This Podcast really ties the room together

THE BIG LEBOWSKI, John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, 1998, (c) Gramercy Pictures/courtesy Everett Collectio

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 the return of our Shameful Gap feature, as one of us had never seen The Big Lebowski… get ready for some Dudaism!

Our Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz takes us into the realms of Lord of the Rings offset antics, injuries on movie sets, Carry On films, and which movie megastar once gave Ian a banana.

Plus, your opener for this show is some new nerdy recommendations for things we’ve seen recently. Carry on nerding everybody!

Episode 9: Karen Gillan Rides a Rhino

image.pngWe 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 some reason, a David Baddiel live show.

Film Buff or Film Bluff is our regular quiz, which this time tests our knowledge on movie sound effects, Wonder Woman and, erm, porn parodies.

And finally, Ian offers a review of the much-loved TV series “Firefly“, to fill his first ‘Shameful Gap’!


Episode 8: General Grievances

image.pngWe 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 get ourselves into an entertaining discussion on the worst CGI in movies). And prepare for a shock, as Jon reveals his true colours at the end.

Before all that though is our Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz, which covers everything from “Jaws“, “Top Gun“, “Alien” to the musical “Hamilton!

We hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as we did making it- well maybe apart from Peter 🙂

Episode 7: Wakanda Forever!


Straight out of the cinema and into the pod booth! The team give their thoughts on Marvel’s latest: Black Panther.

Plus 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 also the return of ‘Shameful Gap’ as Dan watches Evil Dead 2 for the very first time (and takes us into a discussion on our favourite horror movies).

And in ‘taking one for the team’ we have the misfortune of watching The Cloverfield Paradox. Hear our thoughts on what must be surely the most disappointing film in recent history.


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