Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #97: Special Review — Black Panther

February 23, 2018

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 this special edition of Off the Page, the boys are joined by Russell Sellers of the Sellers Points podcast to review the biggest movie in the world, Marvel's Black Panther! From the charm of star Chadwick Boseman to the villainous Killmonger, this film has a lot to digest. Join us for a raucous edition of HTF!

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Geek & Sassy: The Sassies!

February 21, 2018

It's awards season, so what better time for the 1st Annual Sassies! Listen as Jenny and Mirandia announce the winners chosen by their amazing audience. From Favorite Actors to Favorite Frenemies, the ladies cover a myriad of categories from the TV landscape in 2017. The show wouldn't be complete without the Ship of the Year and Nerd Eye Candy of the Year!

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Sellers Points: Top 5 Superhero Comic Couples

February 20, 2018

Sellers Points is the place to be for real comic analysis, speculation and all around useless opinions as host Russell Sellers and a plethora of cohorts and special guests bring you new episodes monthly. This month, Jennifer Smith of Geek & Sassy joins Russell to list their Top 5 Superhero Comic Couples! Who are the best couples from Marvel and DC Comics? Do Jenny and Russell agree on them or have they gone in wildly different directions? And, at the top of the show, an announcement about a major change to the show and news of its future.

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Breaking Balls, Episode V: Whirling Darvish

February 19, 2018

Join Joel, Chris, and Jason for the fifth installment of Breaking Balls, where the guys discuss recent free agent moves and trades: Do the Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich deals make MIlwaukee an instant contender? How will Yu Darvish fare in Wrigley? What does Todd Frazier bring to the New York Mets?

The crew also breaks down MLB Network's Top 100 players list, sends warm fuzzies to Jeffrey Loria and Goose Goosage, and, of course, takes some time to "Hey! Remember This Guy?".

Finally, things are capped off with an excellent baseball-themed draft full of debate, intrigue, and petty theft. Check out what another jam-packed edition as Opening Day draws ever closer!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #96: The Longbook Hunters — Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

February 17, 2018

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. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters. In this edition, the boys delve into the critically acclaimed ongoing Black Panther series by author Ta-Nehisi Coates! Specifically, they review volume one, A Nation Under Our Feet.

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Go Home in a Box - Episode 33: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers/Shivers”

February 15, 2018

On this edition of Go Home in a Box, your hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma run down the Oscar Best Picture nominees and then pull one of them out of the mix in order to analyze movies with a similar theme. That Best Picture nominee is GET OUT and its paranoia horror aspect leading in to a discussion of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) and SHIVERS (1975), which was David Cronenberg's feature debut. Then stay tuned as they rattle off the plethora of new retro releases coming to blu-ray the week of 2/13. 

Go Home in a Box: your podcast source for deep-cut genre film discussion.
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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Keeping It Cavalier

February 13, 2018

The trade deadline has passed by, and the All Star Break is upon us, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here and ready to unload about all of the wheelings, dealings, and misgivings over the past week. What, exactly, are LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers trying to do with their slew of trades. The team might be new, but are they improved. Riche and Adam also discuss the Knicks going for assets after losing Kristaps Porzingis for the season, potentially dangerous teams after the All Star Break in the standings, and even some 2018 NBA Lottery talk. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #95: Off the Page — Black Panther (TV series)

February 11, 2018

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 their love of comics isn’t limited to the page. In Off the Page, Greg and Nick will examine pieces of comic book media outside the comics themselves. Black Panther Month continues as the boys examine this forgotten, short-lived animated series from BET. Does it do justice to T’Challa, or are you better off turning to the comics and the upcoming movie?

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Talk’n Pop #1

February 9, 2018

In the premier episode of Talk'n Pop, cohosts Jennifer Smith and Tim Capel bring their style of humor and inappropriateness to you in what will be a monthly show! The topics will be varied and the takes will be red hot.

The first show features an in-depth interview with none other than PTBN boss man, Justin (JT? JR?) Rozzero! Jenny and Tim grill Justin about his friendships, his wrestling fandom, and even his infamous catchphrase! Plenty of risque and hilarious confessions abound here so don't miss it!

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Sunday Groove 7: Overlooked and Lesser-known Albums

February 8, 2018

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses music of all types. David, a self-diagnosed “Music Addict” will guide your journey on a monthly basis. Each episode features a different guest and will discuss different bands that get us excited and passionate. This episode features my friend and eclectic music fan, Jeremy Patrick Henderson. We each discuss 5 albums that we feel are “Overlooked” or “Less Known.” Basically, these are albums we think need to be experienced and that should be given a second chance if it didn't initially connect with you. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Boogie Down

February 5, 2018

As the title suggests, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team looks back and forward as Andrew Riche mourns the loss of DeMarcus Cousins for his New Orleans Pelicans but Adam Murray comforts him with the silver lining that is the Nikola Mirotic acquisition. But that is only the tip of the iceberg for this episode. Adam and Riche also discuss the huge Blake Griffin to Pistons deal, Jason Kidd's firing in Milwaukee, potential trade targets (including.... LeBron James?!), James Harden's historic 60-point triple double, teams desperate for a break, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #94: The Longbook Hunters — Black Panther: The Client

February 2, 2018

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.

Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters.

This week, the boys kick off Black Panther Month with a delve into the first volume of writer Christopher Priest's landmark tenure on the character, 1998's Black Panther: The Client! Along with artist Mark Texeira, Priest introduced a whole new generation to T'Challa. Will Greg and Nick love it through modern eyes the way critics did in the '90s?

 
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Go Home in a Box - Episode 32: “Captain America/The Punisher”

January 31, 2018

On this edition of Go Home in a Box, hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma have their version of a huge comic book crossover event when they team up with a Place To Be Nation stalwart in TIM CAPEL, one-half of the WCW Survey Says podcast crew. Tim is a noted Captain America fan and he joins the discussion of the much-maligned 1990 Captain America film. Then the guys breakdown another film involving a popular Marvel character when they discuss The Punisher, the 1989 version that stars Dolph Lundgren. Yes, believe it or not, there was a time when Marvel film adaptations were not so successful. But are they really so bad? 

 
Before all that talk, however, Chris and Joel list off a slew of new retro releases coming to you on blu-ray, and Joel has something to say about the current state of big-budget Hollywood. Check out why Go Home in a Box is a thing, and why you should be making it your podcast source for genre film discussion.
 
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Luncha Undead: VOW’s Kevin Hare

January 29, 2018

This week we get to know Kevin Hare ( @Stan__Hansen ) from VoW's Burning Spirits. Learn about Kevin's history in the hardcore music scene, death matches, online forums, & working for Deej. 

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #93: Hard Travelers for Hire — Avengers: Age of Ultron

January 29, 2018

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. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This month, the boys trek on through the second Avengers film, Age of Ultron! This surprisingly divisive film has its lovers and its haters. Which side do Greg and Nick fall on?

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