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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #179: Fix it or Nix It — Elektra

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #179: Fix it or Nix It — Elektra

September 20, 2019

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys.

In Fix It or Nix It, Nick and Greg will tackle the worst of the worst in comic book movies — box office bombs, critical duds and movies that left fans scratching their heads. But rather than simply pile on the critiques of these stinkers, the boys are challenged to fix these movies and turn them into something watchable. In episode number two, the boys tackle the 2005 FOX-Marvel film "Elektra." It's one of the worst comic book films of them all, but can the boys find enough to turn this from a dud to a ... slightly more successful dud?

This Week In the NFL 2019- Week 3

This Week In the NFL 2019- Week 3

September 19, 2019

Welcome to the Week 3 edition of your favorite football podcast, This Week in the NFL.  Your co-hosts the Cowboy and the handsome John D'Amato take you through all the big stories of the week including Daniel Jones replacing Eli Manning in New York and the big injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees.  They then take a look back at Week 2 and preview Week 3's match-ups, including the anticipated Chiefs/Ravens game.  Enjoy!  

 

 

Looking Forward, Looking Back #6: Summer Movie Recap & Wager Results!

Looking Forward, Looking Back #6: Summer Movie Recap & Wager Results!

September 19, 2019

On the Summer Movie Wrap-Up episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton is joined once again by a superstar lineup from the Place To Be Nation Pop Feed. This all-star panel includes Scott Criscuolo, Russell Sellers, Mirandia Berthold, & Tim Capel. The gang looks back at all of the major movie releases from this past summer, including Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Spider-Man: Far From Home, John Wick 3; Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Aladdin, Hobbes & Shaw, Men In Black International, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and many more. We also reveal the results of our summer movie wager contest and which movie the winner has chosen for a future live-watch podcast. They also debate what their choices would have been if a fall/winter movie wager had been held as well as take an early look at next summer's release schedule to see what the selection of movies will be for the 2020 summer movie wager.

DC4U #15: The Flash (1990) Pilot Episode review

DC4U #15: The Flash (1990) Pilot Episode review

September 18, 2019

Flash Fact: Suits developed by Russians for deep sea exploration make for great speedster uniforms... for some reason. This and the many uses of fast-forwarding footage are discussed as Russell and Todd revisit the 1990 pilot episode of The Flash! John Wesley Shipp stars as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in this short-lived series that, for better or worse, was some of the best (see only) superhero television at the time. Does this have more in common with The Flash or Tim Burton's Batman from a year earlier? Well... they both have Danny Elfman music! 

 

 

Laugh-In Theater #11 - Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure with Jason Sherman

Laugh-In Theater #11 - Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure with Jason Sherman

September 17, 2019

In the eleventh episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jason Sherman (PTBN’s E-Ticket Attraction) to do a live watch of the 1989 comedy, Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The guys discuss the Keanu-sance; 80’s fashions; The Penn Brothers (Sean, Chris & Michael); Cool Ranch Doritos; jobs you have in high school; actress Diane Franklin’s filmography;  the bromance between Billy The Kid & Socrates; whether or not Napoleon was a jerk; and the greatness of George Carlin. So, head to the Circle-K, say hi to Missy, I mean mom and be excellent to each other. Also, San Dimas High School football rules!

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #16: The Office Season 3: Episodes 3 & 4

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #16: The Office Season 3: Episodes 3 & 4

September 16, 2019
This week Kevin and Mary cover the third and fourth episodes of The Office's third season, "The Coup" and "Grief Counseling", and it's a jam packed edition. On this episode, the siblings dissect Dwight's mentality and Michael's sense of mortality, assess Jim's adventures in Stamford, and discuss the ebbs and flows of the show's quality while talking about Pam's new found sense of self and the realism of Roy. 
 
As always, go back and listen to past episodes to catch up, and feel free to join the conversation on Twitter @BroSisPodcast and email the show at brothersisterrewatch@gmail.com!
Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #178: Off the Page — Batman: Hush

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #178: Off the Page — Batman: Hush

September 13, 2019

DC4U co-host Russell Sellers joins the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to review the latest DC Comics animated feature, a somewhat loose adaptation of the Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee hit story "Hush." The boys discuss the diversions made from the source material and whether those changes ultimately helped or hindered the 13th movie in the DC Animated Original Movie universe. Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. In Off the Page, the boys take a look at comic book media outside the books themselves -- games, TV shows, movies and so forth.

This Week in the NFL 2019 - Week Two

This Week in the NFL 2019 - Week Two

September 13, 2019

Welcome back to This Week in the NFL. JT is in for Cowboy this week and he and D'Amato break down Cam Newton's tough night, the woes of the Jets, early trouble in Cleveland, Tank-a-Palooza in Miami, the AFC South after week one, the Bills' Wild Card chances, the big Saints/Rams showdown, issues with the Bears and much more. Enjoy and get ready for NFL Week 2!

Pop Goes the Movies: It, Chapter Two

Pop Goes the Movies: It, Chapter Two

September 12, 2019

Pop Goes the Movies starts up the Fall Film season with the anticipated sequel to the Stephen King adaptation. It, Chapter Two has the Losers Club returning after 27 years to go after Pennywise again. Scott Criscuolo and Jennifer Smith break it down and give their thoughts on the epic sequel and the possibility of a "Chapter Three". So after seeing the film, check this out and see if you agree!

SPOILER ALERT!

DC4U #14: The Flash #123: Flash of Two Worlds!

DC4U #14: The Flash #123: Flash of Two Worlds!

September 12, 2019

Flash Fact: Russell and Todd are not the biggest Silver Age Flash fans. But some comics are classics for a reason. The Flash #123 was full of all the things we love as fans. Two iconic heroes meeting for the first time and teaming up against some big-name villains. Fast-paced action and dialogue. Performing tricks at super-speed for children. Talking dogs. Ropes that lead to other dimensions. The usual stuff.

Talk’n Pop: Religion and Politics Special with JT Rozzero

Talk’n Pop: Religion and Politics Special with JT Rozzero

September 10, 2019
Because nobody demanded it except ourselves, it's the Talk'n Pop: Religion and Politics edition! Semi-regular guest JT Rozzero joins Jenny and Tim to air a litany of grievances, particularly concerning the Catholic Church and its perverse relationship with U.S. politics. BUT FIRST! We solve America's obesity epidemic, with a our first half devoted to recent weight loss efforts and ongoing struggles. It's an overstuffed installment with discussions around:

-The group's personal weight loss histories
-The sobering reality of long-term weight loss success
-Exercise being the absolute worst
-The health costs of shitty eating and the financial costs of healthy eating
-Rage eating
-Un-Christian behavior by supposed adherents of the faith
-Mental gymnastics in lieu of critical thinking

-The alienating and polarizing effects of America's two-party system
-Incendiary language and reactionary takes that don't help anyone
-Why the world changes but policies don't

All this, plus: annoying free-range children (and asshole neighbors)! Crucifying your cousin (for fun)! Getting in trouble for laughing at your church's jazzy porno music! Indeed, it's a lighthearted touch to some (ahem) heavy topics on an episode stepping wildly outside our lane. So take up the cause with Jenny, Tim, and JT as Talk'n Pop Makes America Work Again!

JT has previously appeared on episodes 1, 4, 7, and 14 of Talk'n Pop, all of which are available on the Place To Be Nation POP archives at https://ptbnpop.podbean.com/category/talkn-pop/. He can be heard regularly on Place To Be Nation Wrestling's Extreme Three Way Dance, No Holds Barred, Wrestling War Zone, and Place To Be podcasts. Follow JT (and PTB!) on Twitter @Place2BeNation.

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Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #15: The Office Season 3: Episodes 1&2

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #15: The Office Season 3: Episodes 1&2

September 9, 2019
Join Kevin and Mary for another episode of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, as this week they open up their coverage of The Office's third season with episodes 1 + 2, "Gay Witch Hunt" and "The Convention". This week they discuss topics such as Jim's transfer, Pam's blind date, Michael's lack of social awareness, the breaking out of Oscar, the introduction of member's of Dunder Mifflin's Stamford branch, Toby's failure, and Kevin's blood-boiling hatred for Jerome Bettis. 
 
As always, please subscribe to the cast as well as the Place to be Nation POP feed, and feel welcomed to reach out to the cast on Twitter @BroSisPodcast and send in any feedback you may have to brothersisterrewatch@gmail.com.
Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #177: Countdown — DC Animated Movies

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #177: Countdown — DC Animated Movies

September 6, 2019

The boys are back with another edition of Countdown! In honor of the recent animated adaptation of Batman: Hush, Nick and Greg unveil their lists of the five best DC Comics animated movies! From Dark Knight betrayals to heroic sacrifices, these tales cover the gamut and should be added to your movie collections (or just watch them on DC Universe). But whatever you do, don't try to socialize with Mogo! Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. And if there’s anything that fanboys love, it’s debating what book is better than another book or which character is “cooler.” Enter Countdown, a monthly episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein.

DC4U #13: The Flash 4 U with Greg Phillips & Ben Morse

DC4U #13: The Flash 4 U with Greg Phillips & Ben Morse

September 5, 2019
It's the fastest month of the year! No, not February... Flash Month! Todd and Russell race through the best Flash stories, artists, writers and even discuss who wore the Scarlet Speedster uniform better. But they can't do it alone, so PTBNers Ben Morse and Greg Phillips jump into the race with them. Flash Fact: You don't wanna miss this one! 

 
This Week in the NFL 2019 - Week One

This Week in the NFL 2019 - Week One

September 4, 2019
Welcome back to This Week in the NFL. Your fabulous co-hosts the Cowboy and the electric JA D'Amato are here to preview the upcoming NFL season. They walk you through each division and make their predictions. You won't find analysis like this anywhere else! Enjoy!