July 19, 2019
Spider-Month continues at the HTF studios as the boys turn their attention to the movie that started it all for the wall crawler, Sam Raimi's groundbreaking hit Spider-Man! A true pop culture event upon its release, the movie spawned a franchise and has since been the source of many debates in comic circles. How does it hold up? How does it compare to modern superhero films? What classic superhero films does it homage? And for 17 years, Greg has harbored an intense dislike for Willem Dafoe's performance. Has his mind finally been changed?
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.
July 18, 2019
All month, Russell and Todd are celebrating the Man of Steel, Superman! This week the guys look back on the pilot episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman starring Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in the title roles. How did rebooting Superman as a romantic action/comedy work and is it a good template for today? Also, stay tuned for the end for a tribute to recently-passed actor Eddie Jones who portrayed Pa Kent on the series. And a live read for the ages! DC4U is the only all-DC Comics podcast on PTBN Pop! Each week hosts Russell Sellers and Todd Weber take you on a journey into the great, fun, hilarious and sometimes weird side of DC Comics. No matter who you are, there’s something at DC for you!
July 17, 2019
In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke, Jordan Duncan & Scott Criscuolo. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: player movement in the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB each; when leagues should hold their all-star games; athletes and coaches that have transitioned to the broadcast booth; what is the most exciting play in sports; and some of their favorite giveaways that they’ve gotten at sporting events. The panel also weigh in on pop culture topics such as: which actor has been the best big-screen Batman as well as rank the ones that have played the character; Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger; movie release dates; actors and actresses that have had successful runs with multiple TV shows; songs that they relate to certain movies and television shows; and what is the best steak for grilling. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.
July 16, 2019
Glenn and Alanna are back for another season of Stranger Things, as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular examines all of your favorite characters in an effort to decide who was well served and who wasn't, who got their look right, rhymes that keep their secrets, and much more!
"Stranger Things" from Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Land Deeds" from Stranger Things 3 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Roundball Rock" by John Tesh
"The NeverEnding Story" - music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey, performed by Limahl & Beth Anderson
July 13, 2019
Kelly and Steve are back for another fun filled hour of Songs With Friends! Our song picks this week are "Slippin'" by DMX and "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms. Topics include global warming, BK Tacos vs Jack in the Box Tacos, 80s song tournament bracketology, drunk dialing, the art of the sell, the steps to crack addiction, that angry lil bagel fella, and why you never trust a kid with a rattail!
July 12, 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. The boys are back for more Spider-Month content as they reveal their review of the new film Spider-Man: Far from Home! Nick loved Homecoming and Greg was less enthusiastic, so how do they feel about the follow up?
July 11, 2019
All month, Russell and Todd are celebrating the Man of Steel and it continues with a look back at one of Superman’s greatest moments: his last. Alan Moore (Swamp Thing, Watchmen) and legendary Superman artist Curt Swan tell the tale of Superman’s last stand against his greatest foes in what is considered a Top 5 Superman story from Superman #424 and Action Comics #583. It’s an action-packed, heart-breaking and uplifting story for the ages.
DC4U is the only all-DC Comics podcast on PTBN Pop! Each week hosts Russell Sellers and Todd Weber take you on a journey into the great, fun, hilarious and sometimes weird side of DC Comics. No matter who you are, there’s something at DC for you!
July 10, 2019
On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Toy Story 4. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their thoughts on the Toy Story franchise as a whole. And in the second half of the show, they discuss the latest installment of the MIB franchise, Men In Black: International. For both movies, they dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the ending.
July 9, 2019
What a whirlwind of seismic shifts the NBA world has encountered over the past two weeks, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are wrapping it all up for you with this episode! Riche and Adam touch on every team in the league, Western and Eastern Conference, from big time team-ups to the smallest of moves. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
July 8, 2019
In the fifth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1976. The guys talk in depth about the 1976 election of President Jimmy Carter; “The Greatest NBA Game Ever Played"; The Muppet Show; game shows of the 70’s; the emergence of disco music; The Bad News Bears; and Rocky.
July 7, 2019
Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.
This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four and how Ben Grimm is a jerk who can only be stopped by the Hulk in FF #111-112, the beginning of the interminable Kree/Skrull war in Avengers #89-94, Captain America goes undercover in Harlem while the legendary Stan Lee gives up writing Cap in issues #139-142, the Hulk deals with the annoying Doc Samson and the bizarre Tom Wolfe in Incredible Hulk #141-142 and Peter Parker's friend Harry develops a drug habit while Spider-Man appears on the Tonight Show to discuss prison reform in ASM #96-99. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, John Severin, Gil Kane and John Romita.
July 5, 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. 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.
The boys kick off SPIDER-MONTH with a countdown of their favorite Spider-Man villains! Did yours make the cut? Which legendary villain does Greg compare to "Old Man Elton John"? What are Nick's thoughts on animal-themed villains? All that and more in this episode of HTF!
July 5, 2019
Kelly and Steve are here to cover two of our favorite songs from 1994, Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate" and Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)!" Topics include unfortunate injuries, dice games gone awry, chasing skirts, wholesale hookers, literal music videos, the culinary skills of our friends, loud AC units, Steve's crush on Lisa Loeb, Ethan Hawke's career trajectory, All 4 One, SCI plans, and a cat named Pudentang!
July 4, 2019
Welcome to DC4U, the only all-DC Comics podcast on PTBN Pop! Each week hosts Russell Sellers and Todd Weber take you on a journey into the great, fun, hilarious and sometimes weird side of DC Comics. No matter who you are, there’s something at DC for you! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Superman4U!
All month, Russell and Todd will be celebrating the Man of Steel and it starts with this hour-long special looking at his best comic stories for fans old and new. As well as a look at his best appearances on the big and small screen. Special guest Steven Ferrari of The Casual Geekery stops by to chat about his favorite superhero and why Superman really is for everyone.
July 2, 2019
In a special edition of Geek and Sassy, the girls welcome back PTBN favorite, Tim Capel! Jenny, Mirandia and Tim gather to recap season two of this monster hit Netflix series. Revisit Hawkins with #justiceforBarb, teen sex, Daddy Hopper, Eleven's side quest, the redemption of Steve, the life cycle of the Demogorgon, the horrible Nancy and much more! Then they go upside down for Nerd Eye Candy!