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PTBN Pop Special - Disney+ Launch

PTBN Pop Special - Disney+ Launch

November 21, 2019

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Jason Sherman, Mirandia Berthold & J Arsenio D’Amato get together to discuss the launch of the newest major streaming service, Disney+. The gang shares their thoughts from when the initial announcement was made, the impact that this will have on the other major streaming services and which are some of their favorite titles that were available upon launch. They also discuss the announced original content that is coming in the future and what some major omissions for the library seem to be. In addition, they do a mini-preview of the next major streaming services coming soon, HBOMax. 

PTBN Pop Special - Sitcom Tournament Preview

PTBN Pop Special - Sitcom Tournament Preview

November 19, 2019

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Todd Weber and Scott Criscuolo get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Sitcom Tournament. The guys look at each of the four brackets of 80 and break down the play-in and first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite shows and how far they’ll make it through the field of 320. They also look at which shows could be dark horses and which ones got bad draws. This is a must-listen before you fill out your personal bracket. May the best sitcom win!

What a Scream! The History of Horror in America

What a Scream! The History of Horror in America

October 31, 2019

Let's go through time, and see how far back we got scared or started screaming. From Nosferatu to Frankenstein to the Blob (Not the Five Blobs) to the Conjuring and everything in between, horror has been in pop culture for decades. Join Scott Criscuolo & Jennifer Smith as they travel through time to see the highs and lows of horror in the movies, from the Universal Monster-Verse to Europe to the Exorcist and beyond. It's a great journey for any horror movie fan of any level, so sit back and enjoy!

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Scott: @ptbgodfather

Jennifer: @thejennyposition

Crystal Lake Memories: The Legacy of Friday the 13th

Crystal Lake Memories: The Legacy of Friday the 13th

October 27, 2019

The face of slashers in the 1980's wore a hockey mask. Jason Voorhees is a horror icon, as is the movies he was in. Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises ever, and in this special presentation Scott Criscuolo & Jason Sherman sit back and talk about history, deaths, characters, budgets, money, and of course...Jason! So get your machete ready, don't have sex or do drugs and maybe you'll survive!

Pop Goes the Classics: Dracula (1931)

Pop Goes the Classics: Dracula (1931)

October 1, 2019

On the premiere episode of this newest show to the POP feed, Scott Criscuolo goes back to 1931 for the first chapter int the Universal Monster-Verse, Bela Lugosi as Dracula. From the sound to the dialogue, it's a pure classic. So enjoy this debut podblast of Pop Goes the Classics!

PTBN 1994 Special: Alternative & Rock Albums

PTBN 1994 Special: Alternative & Rock Albums

July 23, 2019

Welcome to a special podcast for the 1994 project here at Place to be Nation! Join hosts Jason Sherman and Andy Halleen as they bring you the best Alternative and Rock albums 1994 has to offer! It is such a seminal year in Alternative and Rock as you will learn as they discuss their favorite picks of the year. They talk about concerts, memories, and how this all relates to The Crow. Some of the bands that they deep dive into are Green Day, Alice Cooper, Bush, Megadeath, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, The Offspring, among others. These two have a passion for music, and it shows! Make sure to keep checking back for more look backs at the year that was...1994!

PTBN Pop Special - The Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament Preview

PTBN Pop Special - The Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament Preview

June 17, 2019

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Scott Criscuolo, J Arsenio D’Amato and Todd Weber get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament. The guys look at each of the eight brackets of 64 and break down some of the first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite songs and how far they’ll make it through the field of 512. They also look at which songs could be dark horses and which ones got bad draws. They also share some of their memories of growing up in the 80’s and how the music of the time influenced popular culture. This is must-listen before you fill out your personal bracket. May the best 80’s song win!

PTBN POP Special: A Tribute to VEEP

PTBN POP Special: A Tribute to VEEP

May 8, 2019

In this PTBN POP Special Podcast, JT Rozzero, Peter Winson and Don Carrara pay tribute to HBO's wonderful series VEEP.

The group talks about their favorite moments and episodes, compare Julia Louis-Dreyfus' legendary TV characters and also lay out their predictions for the series finale plus much more.

Join us in honoring of the greatest sitcoms ever and also be sure to share your thoughts and memories as well!

Pop Goes The Movies - Avengers: Endgame SPOILER Review

Pop Goes The Movies - Avengers: Endgame SPOILER Review

May 1, 2019

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the biggest movie of the summer, Avengers: Endgame. In this spoiler-filled review, they go over all of the major plot points including the ending as well as talk about  where the MCU could go from here. They do not want this movie spoiled for you, so if you haven’t seen it, please don’t  listen until you do. P

Pop Goes The Movies - Captain Marvel Review

Pop Goes The Movies - Captain Marvel Review

March 12, 2019
In this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Scott Crisuolo get together to discuss the latest Marvel Studios release, Captain Marvel. The gang gives their general thoughts about the MCU up to this point as well as their non-spoiler takes on the film. After a short break, they go into full spoiler mode discussing the plot, ending and mid & post credits scenes. As well as, where the MCU could be headed as Avengers: End Game is opening in less than two months. 

 
 
Podblast - PTBN’s Greatest Candy Tournament Preview

Podblast - PTBN’s Greatest Candy Tournament Preview

March 9, 2019

On this special Podblast, Andy Atherton, JT Rozzero and Mike Cook get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Candy Tournament. The guys break down all of the first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite candies and how far they’ll make it through the field of 128. Will the number one seeds of Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Starbursts and Jolly Ranchers represent  each of their respective regions in the Final Four? Will candies such as Kit Kats, Blow Pops, Peanut M&M’s or Skittles go on runs through the brackets? Or perhaps a Cinderella story like Payday, Ande’s Candies, Jawbreakers, or Dots will shock the field? This is must-listen before you fill out personal bracket. May the best candy win!

PTBN Pop Special Podblast-2019 Oscar Preview

PTBN Pop Special Podblast-2019 Oscar Preview

February 18, 2019

In a Place To Be Nation Pop Special, Andy Atherton is joined by Jason Sherman, Miranda Berthold and Andrew Riche to preview the 2019 Oscars. After some fun banter about the Academy Awards show in general which includes their likes and dislikes about the ceremony, the lack of a show host and some ideas on how to make the broadcast a better experience for the viewers, the gang goes through all of the major categories and gives their thoughts who they think should and will win each of the awards. Break out your tuxedos, grab your swag bag and walk down the red carpet as Place To Be Nation celebrates the movies.

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2018

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2018

January 16, 2019

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo, Steve Willie and Tim Capel to take a look back at some of the celebrities deaths in 2018. Those we lost include: Penny Marshall, Anthony Bourdain, President George H.W. Bush, Willie McCovey, Dolores O’Riordan, Stan Lee, John McCain, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Neil Simon and Burt Reynolds. The guys share stories about the effect and impressions that these remarkable individuals have left on the world and hope they do them justice as they memorialize them.

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster: The Life and Death(s) of Wally West

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster: The Life and Death(s) of Wally West

October 1, 2018

In a very special spontaneous and unscheduled PopBlast!(tm), Ben Morse and Todd Weber talk about the life and times of "their" Flash, the original Wally West. The hosts lament the recent handling of one of their favorite characters and remember the brighter days of the Fastest man alive and what made him so unique and relatable to several generations. 

PTBN PopBlast: GLOW - Season Two Recap

PTBN PopBlast: GLOW - Season Two Recap

August 6, 2018

In this special PTBN PopBlast, JT Rozzero, Tim Capel & Jennifer Smith dive into a recap of season two of GLOW. They break down the top moments, rank their favorite characters, compare seasons one and two, share thoughts on where season three could go and much more. Check it out and share your thoughts on our Facebook page