The Nerds Who Haunted Themselves is the official podcast of The True Believers Comic Festival. You can listen to some episodes on iTunes (where you can also subscribe and give us a rating).

On this page you will find every episode of the podcast, including early episodes that are no longer available on iTunes .

You can also follow The Nerds on Facebook.

Below is an episode guide for each episode


NERDS GET ANIMATED

Series 3, Episode 3

with Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Jack Lawrence, Andrew Wildman & John-Paul Bove

In which Stuart & Andy talk about the trailers for Blade Runner 2049, The Last Jedi and Baywatch! They also do a quick round up of some of the Nerd News that caught their eye, before bringing you the Transformers Panel from True Believers 2017. Then to round the episode out, they talk about cartoons (and some live action shows) they grew up on and still watch!

This episode is available on iTunes.

This episode was recorded on Monday 15th May 2017 and the panel was recorded at True Believers 2017 on Saturday 4th February 2017.


DRAW SOMETHING NERDS

Series 3, Episode 2

with Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Des Taylor, Jessica Martin, Dylan Teague, Ben Oliver & Olly MacNamee

In which Stuart & Andy share their thoughts on the trailers for Justice League, Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok & IT, plus some of the nerdy news that broke, before you can hear from people who know what their talking about as we bring you the Inside The Artist Studio panel from True Believers 2017. Then to round things off the Nerds talk about their own experiences and methods for drawing.

This episode is available on iTunes.

This episode was recorded on Tuesday 11th April 2017 and the panel was recorded at True Believers 2017 on Saturday 4th February 2017.


HAUNTED NERDS RETURN

Series 3, Episode 1

with Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks & Paul Cornell.

In which the podcast nobody asked for returns!!! Stuart and Andy are back with a bit of a (very rambling) catch up of the stuff they missed in the year there was no podcast (sorry about that) talk about the TBCF event just gone and the ones in the future. They also talk about Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine outing in Logan (with Spoilers) and you can hear Stuart's conversation with Paul Cornell, which was recorded after the Evening With event in August 2016.

This episode is available on iTunes.


THE TRUE BELIEVERS COMIC FESTIVAL 2016 DOCTOR WHO PANEL

Series 3, Episode A

with Mike Collins, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Lee Sullivan, Emma Vieceli and Stuart Mulrain

In which Stuart gives a brief introduction to the Doctor Who Panel from True Believers 2016.

This episode is available on iTunes.


BEARDS ON BOND

Archive Episode

with Stuart Mulrain and Barnaby Eaton-Jones

In which Stuart briefly introduces this archive episode, which features Stuart and Barnaby Eaton-Jones talk about their shared love of James Bond. This episode was recorded sometime in 2014 and was edited (we used to do that back then) by Claire Carpenter.

This episode is available on iTunes.


THE TRUE BELIEVERS COMIC FESTIVAL 2015 BIG PUNCH PANEL

Series 2, Episode 6

with Big Punch Studios and Panel Borders.

In which Stuart (and his sons Daniel & Jack) briefly talks about the panels at True Believers Comic Festival 2016 and his love of the film SuperBob, before handing over to the Panel Borders recording of the Big Punch Studios panel from TBCF2015.

This episode is available on iTunes.

Recorded at True Believers Comic Festival 2015 on Saturday 7th February 2015


THE (ORIGINAL) NERDS ARE BACK!

Series 2, Episode 5

with Stuart Mulrain and Andy Hanks

In which Stuart is joined by Andy - the original co-nerd - making his triumphant return to the Nerdcast. Up for discussion this episode are the trailers for Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad & Deadpool, The New Star Wars Cinematic Universe, Ant Man (little bit spoilery), The Fantastic Four backlash and a little Inside Out (with added badgers).

This episode is available on iTunes.

Recorded on Wednesday 19th August 2015

Image by Nick Gribbon at Dead All Over


TRUE BELIEVERS

Series 2, Episode 4

with Stuart Mulrain and Jack Mulrain

A mini episode in which Stuart and his son Jack talk about True Believers for about 10 minutes before a podcast recording of the Crowd-Funding Your Comic panel from True Believers 2015 (courtesy of Panel Borders).

This Episode is available on iTunes

Recorded on Tuesday 7th July 2015.


JURASSIC NERDS

Series 2, Episode 3

with Stuart Mulrain and Joy-Amy Wigman

In which Stuart and Joy-Amy Wigman talk all thing Jurassic Park - before going off on their usual tangent about other stuff.

This Episode is available on iTunes

Recorded on Monday 15th June 2015.


INSIDE THE BBFC

Archive Episode

with Stuart Mulrain, Heidi Renton and Claire Carpenter

In which Stuart sits down with Heidi Renton of the BBFC to talk about how the BBFC works, how they classify films and more. The podcast was recorded as part of a special Evening with the BBFC event that Stuart had put on as part of the Gloucestershire Showcase Short Film Festival (under which this podcast was originally available).

This Episode is available on iTunes.

Recorded on Tuesday 28th May 2013


THIS IS TNN

Series 2, Episode 2

with Stuart Mulrain, Joy-Amy Wigman and Eddie O'Keeffe

In which Stuart and Joy-Amy return to cover some of the more recent Nerd News. They discuss the trailers for Supergirl, Batman V Superman & The Force Awakens and Osgoods potential return to Doctor Who. They would've covered more but as usual they went off on many a tangent, including Stuart's Man Crush on Dean Cain!

This Episode is available on iTunes

Recorded on Thursday 21st May 2015.


JOYFUL NERDS

Series 2, Episode 1

with Stuart Mulrain & Joy-Amy Wigman

Stuart sits down with comedienne, poet and actress JOY-AMY WIGMAN to talk nerd stuff. Topics include Doctor Who, The Ghostbusters Reboot, Terry Pratchett and more.

This episode does contain a couple of uses of strong language (sorry about that, it's all Joy-Amy's fault!).

This Episode is available on iTunes

Recorded 17th March 2015


CANCELLED NERDS

With Stuart Mulrain, Ben Fardon & Jon Lock.

Whilst Andy is away, Stuart, Ben and Jon talk about some of the short-lived TV shows that were cancelled before their time (and go off on a tangent about some other stuff as well).

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This Episode is available on iTunes


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SPOILER SPECIAL

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

In which Stuart, Andy, Ben & Jon discuss Marvel's latest cinematic offering in spoiler filled detail (so make sure you watch the film first).

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This Episode is available on iTunes


EPISODE 10: ELSEWORLDS AT THE MOVIES

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

Stuart and Andy are again joined by Ben and (returning from Canada) Jon Lock to talk about the comic book movies that nearly were, some of those that were and those that never should be. Contains mild Man Of Steel bashing (as you've come to expect!)

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This Episode is available on iTunes


EPISODE #9: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNERDS

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Andrew Stephens.

Stuart and Andy are joined by Ben Fardon and Andrew Stephens to talk all things Batman in honour of the dark detectives 75th birthday.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This Episode is available on iTunes


EPISODE #8: THOSE WONDERFUL TOYS

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

Stuart and Andy are joined by Ben Fardon and Jon Lock to talk about all things toys. Listen to them talk about the toys they had, the toys they loved and the toys they buy now. From the obvious Transformers to obscure toys like Food Fighters (via the cartoons that came with most of our childhood toys).

CORRECTION: Stuart mistakenly says that TOY HUNTER is on Thursdays. It is actually on Wednesdays at 10pm on Quest.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This Episode is available on iTunes


EPISODE #7: DID SOMEBODY SAY MAN OF STEEL?

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

In which Stuart & Andy are again joined by Ben Fardon and Jon Lock to talk about all the latest nerd news. Or at least that was the plan, then somebody said Man Of Steel and it all went to hell!

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #6: EVERYTHING IS MOSTLY AWESOME. CREEP!

With Stuart Mulrain and Andy Hanks

In which Stuart & Andy talk about the True Believers Kickstarter before moving on to discuss - with spoilers - the new Robocop and The Lego Movie.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


TRUE BELIEVERS SPECIAL

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

In which Stuart, Andy, Ben and Jon discuss the True Believers Comic Festival, how it came to be, why it came to be and what they hope it will be.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #5: PROUD NERDS

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks, Ben Fardon and Jon Lock.

In a special episode recorded in Cheltenham's Proud Lion comic shop, Stuart and Andy are joined by Proud Lion owner Ben Fardon and Afterlife Inc. creator Jon Lock, for a rambling talk about comics, owning a comic shop and creating and publishing your own comic book series.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #4: REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2013

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks and Mojo Jones.

In which Stuart, Andy and Jo get together to talk about their Nerdy highs and lows of 2013.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #3: NERDS WITH MOJO

With Stuart Mulrain, Andy Hanks and Mojo Jones.

In which Stuart and Andy are joined by Nerdlesque Dancer Miss Mojo Jones to discuss nerd burlesque, the nerd news, Star Wars and more.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #2: NERDS RETURN

With Stuart Mulrain and Andy Hanks.

In which Stuart and Andy return to talk about the nerd news, Melksham Comic-Con 2013, BatFleck and more.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.


EPISODE #1: SECRET ORIGINS

With Stuart Mulrain and Andy Hanks.

In which card carrying nerds Stuart Mulrain and Andy Hanks sit down and talk about how they got into comics and all things nerdy.

This podcast contains silly grown up and rude words so may not be suitable for children. It's all Stuart's fault!

This podcast is no longer available on iTunes.