84 episodes

Award-winning tales about life as a football fan. 

The Hornet Heaven stories are set in a fictional afterlife paradise where fans of Watford FC can watch their team for the rest of eternity. The episodes can be funny, moving, silly, or thought-provoking - but they always have a happy ending.

Winner of the Silver award in the Sports category of the 2017 British Podcast Awards.

Hornet Heaven Hornet Heaven

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Award-winning tales about life as a football fan. 

The Hornet Heaven stories are set in a fictional afterlife paradise where fans of Watford FC can watch their team for the rest of eternity. The episodes can be funny, moving, silly, or thought-provoking - but they always have a happy ending.

Winner of the Silver award in the Sports category of the 2017 British Podcast Awards.

    Never Meet Your Heroes (S18 E4)

    Never Meet Your Heroes (S18 E4)

    In June 2022, a Watford fan arrives in Hornet Heaven with an attitude that’s going to make his life hell.

    • 33 min
    Born To Stay (S18 E3)

    Born To Stay (S18 E3)

    In May 2022, a disillusioned Watford fan wants to leave Hornet Heaven for a different heaven.

    • 41 min
    Upheaval (S18 E2)

    Upheaval (S18 E2)

    In August 1922, the Watford FC afterlife undergoes a seismic shift.

    • 39 min
    Watford Born And Bred (S18 E1)

    Watford Born And Bred (S18 E1)

    In April 2022, during Watford’s terrible relegation season, there’s some good news to tell in Hornet Heaven.

    • 20 min
    A Fresh Pair Of Eyes (S17 E4)

    A Fresh Pair Of Eyes (S17 E4)

    In September 2021, the appointment of a new Chief Steward brings unexpected changes to Hornet Heaven.

    • 34 min
    The Graham Taylor Stand (S17 E3)

    The Graham Taylor Stand (S17 E3)

    In August 2021, Hornet Heaven outlaws all forms of discrimination — with serious consequences for a senior member of staff.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

barryendean ,

Wonderful

Amazing number of entertaining stories reflecting life as a football fan. Every club should have a podcast like this. Clever, warm, funny.

Ninian brodie ,

Hornet Heaven

A whole other world just like Watford itself.
A joy even for supporters of other clubs *

* Not including Luton

menovak ,

Highly recommended for all Watford fabs

I found out about the podcast just before the Cup Final from the mention in BHappy. Foolishly, I listened to the Cup Final specials while driving down to Wembley from Cheshire. It's difficult to drive when you're crying.

Since, then I've been working my way back ftom the start. The mixture of humour and pathos exactly describes what it has meant to be a football fan of a small team who could only dream of reaching Division 2 when I started supporting them in 1967.

Great writing and marvelous narration that has also made me want to learn more about the early history of the club.

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