Top Beer: State of the Brew-nion

May 9, 2017

We are BACK!  Adrian and Tim sit down to talk about bad apples, weddings and of course: beer. Check out this long-awaited and long-anticipated episode. Follow us @luchaundead

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- What’s On Your Playlist (Eastern Conference)

May 7, 2017

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, continue their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, turning to the Eastern Conference teams already sitting at home... with a twist. Riche and Adam will suggest some music for the teams to listen in the long offseason, and results may vary. What Ariana Grande song did Riche use to describe Rob Hennigan, the now former GM of the lowly Orlando Magic? Who is still willing to play the waiting game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers? (Adam makes a passionate case about why the Process may have ultimately failed Sixers fans). They also talk about why we should expect the same ole from the Charlotte Hornets, the heaping pile of toxic waste that is the New York Knicks organization, the resilient Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball's overpriced shoes, Adam Sandler movies, and more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #55: The Longbook Hunters — Hard-Traveling Heroes Pt. 2

May 5, 2017

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 the second part of their look at the 1970s Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics of writer Denny O'Neil and artist Neal Adams, Greg and Nick delve into the growing drug epidemic, obvious messianic analogies and the ... somewhat unique attire of John Stewart.

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Geek & Sassy #12

May 4, 2017
In the latest episode, the ladies discuss Jenny's questionable tooth fairy schemes and Mirandia's love of smutty books! They also have new Streams, Reads and Downloads to tell you about. They are joined by a very special guest who will share some D&D stories and some basic tips on how to play. Also, that Nerd Eye Candy, tho.
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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017 Conference Semis Preview

April 30, 2017

The NBA Playoffs move on to the next round, and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are here to provide all of the things you need to know. (Note: This episode was recorded prior to the Clippers/Jazz Game 7, so we talk about the potential matchups of Warriors/Jazz AND Warriors/Clippers). Who gets matched up against whom in the oil vs water series that is Rockets vs Spurs? Will the Cavaliers be able to dispatch the Raptors even more quickly than they did last year in the Eastern Conference FInals, or will Toronto pull off a surprise? Riche and Adam also talk about the testiness of the Celtics/Wizards second round series, John Wall's dominance, the Clippers living in the now, the ESPN layoff and its effect on their NBA coverage, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #54: The Longbook Hunters — Hard-Traveling Heroes Pt. 1

April 28, 2017

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 finally bite from the low-hanging fruit. That's right, the Hard Traveling Fanboys are finally reviewing their namesake, the Hard Traveling Heroes! Nick and Greg sat down with the recently reprinted collected edition "Green Lantern/Green Arrow," which encompasses the historic 1970s stories by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams! Learn about the history that led into the iconic creative team's bold new takes on DC's preeminent emerald-clad heroes. From Adams' innovative visuals to O'Neil's socially conscious prose, it's an era that informed virtually every subsequent story involving these characters.

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Sellers Points: 2017 Quarterly - Part 1!

April 26, 2017

Welcome to Sellers Points, where long-time friends and comic nerds Russell and Kelley use every episode to tell you about the best in comics and comics adaptations along with their own brand of “award-winning” analysis.

The first quarter of 2017 is OVAH! That means it’s time for the Sellers Points Quarterly. Russell and Kelley are joined by Geek and Sassy’s own Jennifer Smith and Nick “For God’s Sake” Duke of the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to discuss how the world of comics and comic-related media look so far. The hot, the not and even the controversial…all of that and some jack-assery packed into this extra-sized donkey show of an episode. 

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast - What’s On Your Playlist (Western Conference)

April 24, 2017

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, begin their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, beginning with the Western Conference teams already sitting at home... with a twist. Riche and Adam will suggest some music for the teams to listen to in the long offseason, and results may vary. Why does Adam want the Denver Nuggets to rock out to some Metallica while Riche thinks his Pelicans should listen to the "There's a Stranger In My House"? We talk about the ambiguous roster that is the Denver Nuggets, the young and untapped Minnesota Timberwolve, why the Sacramento Kings have 99 problems, but a Boogie ain't one. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #53: Off the Page — Batman Forever

April 21, 2017

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.

This time around, the boys have been kissed by a rose! That's right, they're re-examining the 1995 Joel Schumacher film Batman Forever! From the backstage maneuverings that preceded the film to the ... curious ... characterizations of the villains, this film is put under a critical microscope. And the results aren't pretty.

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2017 Playoff Preview: First Round

April 15, 2017

The NBA's second season, the beloved Playoffs, are about to tip off so Adam Murray and Andrew RIche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are ready to give you every angle, viewpoint, and opinion you need to know about the next two weeks. How will Adam's Boston Celtics handle the pressure of being a 1 seed against Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls? How many games will the Blazers or Grizzlies actually win against the Warriors and Spurs, respectively? Can the starters and offensive firepower of the Washington Wizards take out the flexible, defensively driven Atlanta Hawks? Riche and Adam also discuss the much-anticipated James Harden/Russell Westbrook MVP match-up, the Cavs being able to flip the switch on defense, the young vs old battle between L.A. and Utah, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #52: Countdown — Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Batman

April 13, 2017

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. This month, the boys count down their favorite issues of the landmark New 52 Batman series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo! From the Court of Owls to a Superheavy finale, it was a run for the ages. Which issues top Greg and Nick's respective lists?

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Geek & Sassy #11

April 13, 2017

Moms by day, Netflix bingers by night; Jennifer and Mirandia are friends who will gush over their fandoms for hours with anyone. They are also known to fight over who gets to have Stephen Amell as a second husband. After a bit of an unintentional break, Jenny and Mirandia are back to catch you up on what they've been Streaming, Reading, and Downloading. This includes many TV shows....even Riverdale.  Comic books, novels, and audio books are also on the menu! And don't worry, you won't need a paper bag for our Nerd Eye Candy.​

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Sellers Points: Top to Bottom - MCU Films

April 12, 2017

Welcome to Sellers Points, where long-time friends and comic nerds Russell and Kelley use every episode to tell you about the best in comics and comics adaptations along with their own brand of “award-winning” analysis.

This time around the guys give another Top to Bottom list, picking their favorite and…least favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Maybe there’s no bad movie in the MCU, but that doesn’t stop them from finding things to complain about…because that’s just what these comic nerds do. What’s on your list?

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Round ‘Em Out and Round ‘Em Up

April 10, 2017

On this regular season wrap-up edition of the show, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche give out some hardware of all shapes and sizes. Riche and Adam discuss their choices for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player,  All-NBA team selections, and the laundry list that is the Sixth Man of the Year. They also talk about biggest surprises and disappointments, why Adam is down on Phil Jackson while Andrew is still down on Boogie with the Pelicans. They also talk about the Orlando Magic whiteboard controversy, LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas' MVP cases, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #51: Hard Travelers for Hire - Marvel’s The Avengers

April 9, 2017

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, it's a very special LIVE (recorded) edition of the Hard Travelers for Hire! Nick and Greg are joined by Russell Sellers, Todd Weber and, making his PTBN Pop debut, Andrew Garner to take a look at Marvel's The Avengers! The gang assembled in Orlando, the site of WrestleMania 33, to watch this film and reminisce about a project so big that it wasn't even a movie ... it was an event!

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