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115: Up All Night
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 synopses of many a much loved film. The nerds have to change one letter in the movies' title as a result. Come on - who wouldn’t want to watch a film about a cyborg assassin that is sent back in time to give someone a curly hairstyle popular in the 80s?
Goodnight listeners, and we hope that wherever you are, you’re feeling smoooooooooth.
114: A Massive Con
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. Meanwhile Jon commits some 'Crimes of the Future' as he had the opportunity to watch David Cronenberg’s latest (hear why Dan, “Couldn’t be more out.”)
And finally Hazel gets all shook up by Baz Luhrmann’s 'Elvis', a film she couldn’t help falling in love with.
113: A Little More Conversation
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 in their Disney+ bobsleigh to right that wrong.
A little more conversation AND a little more action, please? That's us! Thankyouverymuch, Nerdfest has left the building.
112: Pod Save The Queen
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 'Night Sky', starring Sissy Spacek and J.K Simmons, who discover a portal in their backyard leading to another planet.
And since Hazel has been AWOL with Covid n that, she has a trio of recommendations of things she’s been watching whilst under the weather - 'Top Gun: Maverick', 'The Time Traveller’s Wife' (“I’m going to bat for it because no one else will”) and new Netflix series 'The Lincoln Lawyer.'
May the anarchy commence.
111: Obi Wan Cares
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+.
110: Every Episode All At Once
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 all how fantastic the Daniels’ new verse-jumping movie is. And finally, from the darkest timeline, Jon’s only gone and watched 'Morbius'. Did he like it? (What do you think!)
Whatever part of the multiverse you listen from, we hope you enjoy our latest piece of nerdiness!
This podcast has instantly become one of the top sci-fi pop culture podcasts I subscribe to. Love the various segments and insight provided by the hosts. Very entertaining and good sound quality. This one’s earned a permanent spot in my subscriptions.
Entertaining & Diverse
I found this podcast by chance and found it entertaining almost instantly. The mixture of varying opinions on movies spans the spectrum from insightful to ridiculous depending on the subject matter and/or commentator. Definitely worth a listen if you enjoy movies.
I found Nerdfest on iTunes and fell in love instantly. These pals from across the pond drop their knowledge and opinions on some of my favorite movies & tv shows - it's now in my weekly rotation. Great stuff!