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Episode 52 Anniversary Chat
On the tenth anniversary of our first episode dropping into the podcast feed, Mark is joined by Matt Barber to reluctantly talk about his entry into the Black Archive series of books about The Dæmons We also have an absolute barnstormer of a tune from the  incredibly talented Momo:Tempo You can hear more from Matt over on the Strangers In Space Podcast
January 13, 2022
Tom's Favourite Things
In this bonus episode Mark is joined by his 7 year old son, Tom.  They discuss his favourite things to watch, play and read. Bluey: Captain Underpants: The Beano: ZXMany: Super Mario 3D World: Dirty Bertie:
September 07, 2021
Episode 51 Doctor Who: The New Adventures At 30
While Mark is busy editing some more episodes of our sister show All Of Time And Space, Iain and Matt have a chat about Virgin's New Adventures series of Doctor Who books. Looking back thirty years on, will the memory cheat? All Of Time And Space Podcast Iain's Timewyrm Genesys Blog: Ben Aaronovitch’s website: Matt Barber’s Daemons: Strangers In Space Podcast Mordew by Alex Pheby:
June 12, 2021
Jim and Dwayne Talk The Tripods
Dwayne Bunney from the Sirens Of Audio podcast took time out to sit down and chat with Jim Baker about his experiences making the cult BBC Sc-Fi programme The Tripods. Thank you to Jim for being so generous with his time, and to Dwayne for making it happen. The Sirens Of Audio on Twitter Jim's Heritage Soap Web Page Jim on Twitter
February 20, 2021
All Of Time And Space Trailer
Join Mark and Iain as they take a journey through all of time and space. In this new monthly podcast, they will be watching all of Doctor Who in broadcast order. Yes. Even the missing ones. Also along for the ride are a galaxy of wonderful guests. So please come and join us for the trip of a lifetime! All Of Time And Space website All Of Time And Space on Twitter All Of Time And Space on Facebook Are you watching along too? Why not email the show? Classic Doctor Who on BritBox
July 15, 2020
Episode 50 Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Mark is joined by Erik and Lindsey to take a look back at Joss Whedon's hit TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Erik on Twitter  Lindsey on Twitter Erik can also be heard on: So Much Stuff To Sing The Writers' Room The Real McCoy Lindsey can also be heard on: Trek This Out Erik recommends: Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Lindsey recommends: Jonathan Creek Sir Patrick Stewart reads a sonnet a day Harry Potter At Home Mark recommends: John Finnemore: Cabin Fever
May 16, 2020
Bonus Episode Lockdown with John
Mark is joined by John Aitken from Progtor Who and Trek This Out for a chat about podcasting, music, YouTube, comics and more... John on Twitter Progtor Who Trek This Out Simply Woodworking Marc Atkinson Music Stone Roses power cut on Later Doctor Who/Star Trek Assimilation Big Finish on Spotify The Last Best Hope Disney + Bad Wilf Podcast
April 08, 2020
Episode 49 Enter The Dragon
Mark is joined by Mark John from the Diddly Dum podcast.  Up for discussion are Bruce Lee's classic martial arts movie "Enter The Dragon", plus Jackie Chan's "Police Story", daft ninjas, pretentious twenty-somethings and much more. Diddly Dum Mark John on Twitter Ken Campbell's seance anecdote Tragically I Was An Only Twin Goodbye Again The Rise And Fall Of The Trigan Empire Disney + The Faceless Ones on Blu-Ray Sirens Of Audio Podcast
March 29, 2020
Episode 48 The West Wing
Mark is joined by Matt Barber and Iain Martin to discuss Aaron Sorkin's groundbreaking political drama "The West Wing". Matt on Twitter Iain on Twitter Mark on Twitter To Be Or Not To Be 3 Iron Trailer The Mirror And The Light Kim Jiyoung Born 1982 Something Rhymes With Purple The Black Archive: The Daemons Winterhill by Iain Martin Rate and review Nerdology UK
March 08, 2020
Episode 47 Doctor Who: The TV Movie
Mark is joined by Lindsey from the Trek This Out podcast to discuss the 1996 Paul McGann TV Movie. Trek This Out Lindsey on Twitter Mark on Twitter Monty Python on Blu-Ray The Kingmaker The Sirens Of Audio The Twelfth Day All Four No Offence
February 20, 2020
Bonus Episode: Doctor Who 2010 - 2019
Join Mark and Iain on a journey through a decade of Doctor Who. Rate and review the show! Iain's Website Iain on Twitter Mark on Twitter
February 18, 2020
Episode 46 Dr Hue
Mark is joined by Rich and Kieran to talk about their incredible colourisation of Day Of Armageddon, episode two of the 1965 Doctor Who serial The Daleks' Master Plan. Links: Rich on Twitter Kieran on Twitter Australian Bushfire Relief Rich recommends The Lacuna Gallifrey One Mark recommends Miss Marple on Blu-Ray Rate the podcast
January 21, 2020
Episode 45 Doctor Who: Spyfall
Mark is joined by Bob Fleming from the Trek This Out podcast and author and podcaster Iain Martin to discuss the Doctor Who series 12 opener "Spyfall".
January 12, 2020
Episode 44 Tomb Talk
Mark is once again joined by Lindsey to talk about the 1967 Doctor Who story The Tomb Of The Cybermen. Do you have a classic series Doctor Who recommendation for Lindsey? You can tweet her @lha_again on Twitter.    
November 05, 2019
Episode 43 Paperback Writer
Mark is joined by Simon Brett, Hayden Gribble, and Iain Martin to discuss writing, publishing and more...   Iain's website Hayden's website Simon's website  
October 01, 2019
Episode 42 Nigel Kneale's Beasts
Mark is joined by Phil Cannon from The Who's He? Podcast and Jim Cameron from The Krynoid Podcast to discuss Nigel Kneale's 1976 ITV series Beasts. Links: Beasts on YouTube The Krynoid Podcast Who's He? Podcast Who's He Video Podcast   Phil recommends: Classic Ghost Stories by MR James The Brokenwood Mysteries   Jim recommends: Yonderland Hauntology Hauntology Sleep   Mark recommends: Omoiyari by Kishi Bashi Unsee The Future
September 01, 2019
Episode 41 Bob and Vincent and The Doctor
Mark is joined by Bob Fleming from the Progtor Who podcast. We'll be looking back at Vincent and The Doctor from Matt Smith's first series. You can find Bob at Progtor Who Bob recommends Sapiens and Guy Pratt Mark recommends Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division and Black Mirror
August 01, 2019
Episode 40 Nintendo Switch
Mark is joined by Brendan Jones to talk about gaming and in particular the Nintendo Switch. You can find Brendan here: Twitter Flight Through Entirety Bondfinger Jodie Into Terror YouTube Brendan recommends The Angry Videogame Nerd Mark recommends Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? Josh Snares' YouTube channel
July 16, 2019
Episode 39 Fandom
Join Mark and Lindsey as they have a chat about fandom covering Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Fan Fiction and more. You can follow Lindsey on Twitter: @lha_again Lindsey recommends Years And Years Mark recommends Danger Mouse and Chernobyl    
July 01, 2019
Episode 38 Stan and Ollie
Join Mark and Suky as they take a look at the 2018 biopic "Stan & Ollie". Also up for discussion are Good Omens, The Man In The High Castle and Sneaky Pete. You can hear more from Suky over at Progtor Who and Dr Whose Line Is It Anyway.
June 09, 2019
Episode 37 Doctor Who: Rescue Rant
Join Mark, Suky and Ben as they look back at the 1965 Doctor Who story The Rescue.  Ben has something that he needs to get off his chest... Also up for discussion are Fleabag, After Life, Pete The Cat, You & Who: One More Lifetime, and more. You can find Ben at Tower Of Technobabble You can hear more from Suky at Progtor Who and Dr Whose Line Is It Anyway
June 01, 2019
Episode 36 Supermarionation
Mark is joined by Hayden Gribble from the Diddly Dum & Podcasters Royale podcasts to discuss the work of Gerry Anderson, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, James Bond and more.
May 22, 2019
Episode 35 Into The Woods
Erik and Amy join Mark to discuss Stephen Sondheim's much-loved musical.
April 23, 2019
Episode 34 Wilson!
Mark and Iain chat about Doctor who and Twin Peaks.
February 25, 2019
Episode 33 Rogue One Review
Mark is joined by Simon Brett from the Blue Box Podcast and Rob Irwin from The Doctor Who Show to chat about the newest instalment from the Star Wars series. The Blue Box Podcast The Doctor Who Show Book Auctions For Hope For HH UK Also up for discussion are: Marco Polo Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Luke Cage  
December 18, 2016
Episode 32 X Files
Mark is joined by Iain Martin from Five Minute Fiction to look back at the X Files in readiness for the new 6 part mini series due to air in February. X Files On Channel 5 (UK) BBC Drama clip Winterhill David Bowie  Survivors From Big Finish Suede
January 23, 2016
Episode 31 The Podcast Awakens
Mark is joined by Rob Irwin of WhoWars and The Doctor Who Show to talk about the new instalment of the saga set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. *Spoiler Alert* We would recommend listening to this podcast after seeing the movie as major plot points are discussed during this episode.
January 03, 2016
Episode 30 The Five Doctors
Mark is joined by those three cheeky scamps from the Diddly Dum Podcast; Doc Whom; Al No and The Reverend Captain Hullo Porro to provide a commentary for Doctor Who's twentieth anniversary story The Five Doctors.  
January 27, 2015
Episode 29 Bringing Up Baby
Mark is joined by Ben Schneider from The Tower Of Technobabble podcast, Deb Stanish from the Verity! podcast and Lee Rawlings from The Blue Box Podcast as we try to navigate our way through bringing up the ultimate nerd. Also featuring new music from friend of the show Momo:Tempo
May 19, 2014
Episode 28 Marvel Madness
Mark is joined by Dave Davis from the Tower Of Technobabble podcast and Simon Brett from the Blue Box podcast to talk about comic books.
May 05, 2014
Episode 27 Doctor Who Reconstructions
Ben Schneider (AKA The Repeater) from the Tower Of Technobabble joins Mark to talk about Doctor Who reconstructions; fan made slide shows/CGI movies of missing stories that bring them back to life. Also discussed are Big Foot, Firefly and American Horror Story. Twitter: @NerdologyUK              @TOTechnobabble Facebook: Nerdology                  Tower Of Technobabble Blog: Nerdology          Tower Of Technobabble iTunes: Nerdology             Tower Of Technobabble
January 26, 2014
Episode 26 Agatha Christie
Erik Stadnik from The Doctor Who Book Club, Doctor Who: The Writers' Room and The Classic Horror Cast along with Deb Stanish from the Verity! podcast join Mark to talk about arguably the greatest murder mystery writer of all time Agatha Christie. Also discussed are Sleepy Hollow, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead.
December 01, 2013
Episode 25 Doctor Who
Mark and Declan come up with their list of Doctor Who stories as an entry in to the world of the Classic Series. They also discuss The Night Of The Doctor, The Light At The End and more!
November 16, 2013
Episode 24 Band Of Brothers
Mark is joined by Suky Khakh and Lina Burgard to talk about the HBO series Band Of Brothers. Mark @MarkCockram Suky @Cyberman_151 Lina @LCBurghard You can find us at @NerdologyUK on Twitter, at and You can also email us at
September 08, 2013
Episode 23 Summer Blockbusters
Friend of the show Eric Escamilla dropped by to talk about his opinions of the big movie releases of the summer. Twitter: Mark @MarkCockram Eric @Bullitt33 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mostly Harmless Cutaway: Prognosis Negative: 
August 20, 2013
Episode 22 The Prisoner
Peter Webber and Bill Lynas return to talk about the 1960s cult classic TV series The Prisoner. Also discussed in this episode are NOS4R2, Hannibal, Hot Fuzz and more! Mark: @markcockram Peter: @peterjwebber You & Who Contact Has Been Made: The interview mentioned in the show:
July 14, 2013
Episode 21 The Goonies
Erika from Verity! and Steven from Radio Free Skaro and The Memory Cheats discuss the classic '80s kids movie, plus Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Tripods and more. Mark: @markcockram Erika: @HollyGoDarkly Steven: @Legopolis
June 03, 2013
Episode 20 The Great Gatsby
Erik Stadnik from The Doctor Who Book Club podcast and Doctor Who: The Writer's Room is back to talk about F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the new movie adaptation. Mark @markcockram Erik @sjcaustenite
May 23, 2013
Episode 19 Kubrick
Mark and J.R. discuss film director Stanley Kubrick. Also up for discussion are Endeavour and Broadchurch.
April 29, 2013
Episode 18 The Tomorrow People
Mark is joined by Nat (previously of Bridging The Rift) and they discuss among other things: The Tomorrow People and Dark Season, plus Community and Elementary and more... All the episodes of Bridging The Rift can be downloaded here: Mark @MarkCockram Nat @Quarridors @NerdologyUK
April 20, 2013
Episode 17 American Horror Story
Sean from the TARDIS Tavern and the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast drops by to have a chat about FX's American Horror Story. Also mentioned are LOST, Game Of Thrones and Agatha Christie. @NerdologyUK Mark: @markcockram Sean: @tardistavern
April 02, 2013
Episode 16 Phonicon/Momo:Tempo
Mark is joined by Simon Brett and Lee Rawlings, the organisers of Phonicon, Exeter's newest Sci-Fi convention Also providing humorous chat and music is Timo Peach AKA Momo:Tempo Mark: @markcockram Simon: @simonbrett Lee: @montagfire Timo: @momotempo Momo:Tempo on iTunes:
March 23, 2013
Episode 15 Doctor Who Anniversary Stories
Mark is joined by Declan May to talk about the Doctor Who anniversary stories, plus Red Dwarf and Cabin Pressure. Nerdology is sponsored by CSO The Cult Fanzine Mark @markcockram Dec @Declan_May @NerdologyUK
March 14, 2013
Episode 14 Sherlock Holmes
Mark is joined by Josh Zimon from Mostly Harmless Cutaway and The Memory Cheats to discuss an enduring literary hero who's as popular today as when he first appeared in 1887. Twitter Mark: @MarkCockram Josh: @whomejz          @TheMemoryCheats
January 19, 2013
Episode 13 A Very Nerdy Christmas
Mark and Peter Webber talk about Doctor Who Christmas specials and some of the movies and TV shows they enjoyed in 2012, and an audio feature from listener Suky Khakh on childhood Christmas TV favourites and his picks of the year in TV shows and movies. Twitter: @nerdologyuk email: Facebook: Mark: @markcockram Peter: @peterjwebber
December 12, 2012
Episode 12 Comic Books And Gallifrey
Mark is joined by Eric Escamilla from Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway and Doctor Who: Prognosis Negative. Topics up for discussion include comic books, Doctor Who, conventions, Arrow and more! Twitter: @nerdologyuk Facebook: Blog: email: Eric on Twitter: @BullittWHO                        @DoctorWhoMHC                        @ProgNeg              
November 25, 2012
Episode 11 Skyfall/James Bond
Mark and Bill talk about one of 2012's most eagerly anticipated films, Daniel Craig's return as James Bond in Skyfall, and with this year also marking 50 years since Dr. No the first film being released, there are plenty of other Bond based topics covered. Also mentioned are Cockneys Vs Zombies and American Horror Story. Blog: Facebook: Twitter: @nerdologyuk email:
November 03, 2012
Episode 10 Nerdism
Mark is joined by Peter Webber, up for discussion are The Walking Dead, Survivors, Doctor Who, recons, Big Finish, Just A Minute, collecting and obsessiveness.There's also some great feedback from Sean, Erik, Declan, John, J.R. and Lee.Twitter: @nerdologyukFacebook:
October 24, 2012
Episode 9 Star Wars
Mark, Simon and Lee get together to watch the 1977 sci-fi classic from George Lucas.
August 31, 2012
Episode 8 The Avengers
Mark and Bill discuss the classic British 1960s TV series The Avengers.
August 19, 2012
Episode 7 Doctor Who Season 7
Mark is joined by Matt Barber to discuss Jon Pertwee's first series of Doctor Who, with a whole bunch of other Doctor Who related topics covered along the way. Twitter: @nerdologyuk Facebook: Blog: email: Matt: @mattbarber
July 07, 2012
Episode 6 The Black Hole
Simon Brett and Lee Rawlings from Starburst Magazine's Blue Box Podcast return for another commentary, this time it's Disney's 1979 "space oddity" The Black Hole. You can hear their Phonic Screwdriver show on and on Twitter: @nerdologyuk Facebook: email: Simon @simonbrett Lee @montagfire
June 27, 2012
Episode 5 Oliver Twist
Mark welcomes back Erik Stadnik from The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast for a second appearance on Nerdology, this time the subject is Charles Dickens' second novel Oliver Twist. Also up for discussion are the David Lean adaptation from 1948 and the 2003 version "Twist" starring Nick Stahl. Twitter @nerdologyUK FaceBook Blog Erik @sjcAustenite       @dwbcpodcast
June 04, 2012
Episode 4 Rear Window And Vertigo
Mark is joined by Sam Hemming to discuss two classic films from legendary English director Alfred Hitchcock. Twitter: @NerdologyUK Facebook: Blog: Sam Hemming Twitter: @SamHemming Blog: Oldham Coliseum Theatre:
May 14, 2012
Episode 3 Shaun Of The Dead
Mark is joined by Simon Brett and Lee Rawlings from Starburst Magazine's Blue Box Podcast for a commentary of Edgar Wright's Shaun Of The Dead. The film includes a fair amount of swearing, we have bleeped out any expletives that may have been said during recording! Contact us: Twitter: @nerdologyUK Facebook: Blog: Blue Box Podcast on Facebook:
April 28, 2012
Episode 2 I, Claudius
Mark is joined by Erik Stadnik from The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast, up for discussion are Robert Graves' seminal books I, Claudius and Claudius The God, and the subsequent award winning BBC television series first aired in 1976. You can reach us at:   Twitter: @nerdologyuk Facebook: The Blog: Erik can be found at: @dwbcpodcast @sjcaustenite
April 08, 2012
Episode 1 You And Who
In this episode Mark talks to Starburst Magazine's J.R. Southall about his new book You And Who available from with 100% of the author's royalties going to BBC Children In Need. Also up for discussion are RTD Vs Steven Moffat, Sherlock and fanzines. Big thanks to Erik from the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast and Eric from Mostly Harmless Cutaway for their advice. Twitter: @nerdologyuk              @dwbcpodcast              @DoctorWhoMHC              @JR_Southall              @STARBURST_MAG 
January 13, 2012