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Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #37: The Office: Season 5, episodes 7 & 8

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #37: The Office: Season 5, episodes 7 & 8

February 17, 2020
Join Kevin and Mary for another installment of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, as this week they continue their romp through season 5 of The Office by covering episodes 7+8, "Customer Survey" and "Business Trip". While covering these episodes, the siblings discuss Pam art school odyssey, Jim and Dwight's great team up, Michael's chronic loneliness, a rare good Andy episode, and much much more!
 
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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #200: Farewell for Now!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #200: Farewell for Now!

February 14, 2020

After nearly four years, it's come down to this: the 200th episode of the longest-running weekly episodic comic book podcast in ALL of Place to Be Nation! And sadly, it's also time for a Hard-Traveling Hiatus. Greg and Nick explain why they're taking an indefinite break from podcasting, and along the way they look back at the people who helped make 200 an achievable number. From their favorite episodes to their favorite guests, the boys reminisce and look to the future. It's a candid discussion about the very real burnout both have felt at times doing the show, and how they're planning to recharge some of their passions. Thanks to all of the fans and friends of the show! Once mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke shared an intense love of comics, which made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. One day, it might again.

Looking Forward, Looking Back #8

Looking Forward, Looking Back #8

February 13, 2020

On the latest episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith, Tim Capel & Mirandia Berthold to review the movie releases from this past fall.  This includes: It: Chapter 2, Downton Alley, Joker, Parasite, Doctor Sleep, The Irishman, Frozen II, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Midway, Bombshell, Cats & Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker.

It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #15, 16 & 17): “Flying High”, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” & “Mystery Diners”

It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #15, 16 & 17): “Flying High”, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” & “Mystery Diners”

February 12, 2020
This week's triad of episodes on It Was a Thing on TV has everything. Jiggles, Wookies and Drones!
 
First, Mike, Chico and Greg look at the 1978 CBS hour-long comedy "Flying High". It brought the jiggle and giggle, one of which may have been responsible for it's brief life.
 
Then they look at one of the first attempts to capitalize on "Star Wars Mania" in 1978 with the "Star Wars Holiday Special". Stay tuned for the 11 PM news where they talk about fighting the frizzies.
 
And finally it's an extended look at the Food Network reality show "Mystery Diners" where the gang talks about their favorite episodes from the series. RELEASE THE DRONE!
 
 
 

 

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #36: The Office: Season 5, Episodes 5 & 6

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #36: The Office: Season 5, Episodes 5 & 6

February 10, 2020
Kevin and Mary return for the latest installment of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, and this week they are covering episodes 5+6 of The Office's 5th season, "CRIME AID" and "Employee Transfer". They discuss a ton of topics during this episode, including Michael and Holly's quick evolution, the return of Roy, the continuation of Dwight and Andy's feud, Michael Douglas, and more!
 
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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #199: Fix It or Nix It — Birds of Prey (2002 TV series)

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #199: Fix It or Nix It — Birds of Prey (2002 TV series)

February 7, 2020

In honor of the release of the new film Birds of Prey, Nick and Greg turn to the DC Universe streaming app to check out the first episode of the 2002 Birds of Prey TV series. Long-maligned, this show has been largely forgotten, but can the boys save it? What works, what doesn't, and what were they thinking?!

This Week In The NFL- Super Bowl LIV Postmortem

This Week In The NFL- Super Bowl LIV Postmortem

February 7, 2020

Welcome to another installment of This Week in the NFL!  Your three man booth consisting of the Cowboy, the always affable John D'Amato and the volatile Cowboy Senior take a look back at the big game and give you the hard hitting analysis you have come to know and love.  After that, Cowboy Senior goes on an epic rant dissecting the Mookie Betts situation.  Enjoy!  

PTBN Special - Oscars 2020 Preview

PTBN Special - Oscars 2020 Preview

February 6, 2020

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold and Paul Bernardo to preview the 92nd Academy Awards aka The Oscars. The trio breaks down all of the categories and give you their picks for who should and who will win and walk away with the trophies that night. Will it be Joker’s night or will Once Upon A Time In Hollywood clean up? Or perhaps The Irishman, Marriage Story or Jojo Rabbit be among the big winners? Let this podcast be your guide and play along during the ceremony see how you do with your predictions.

It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #12, 13 & 14): “Hello, Larry”, The Tommy Westphal Universe & “Supertrain”

It Was a Thing on TV Triple Header (Episodes #12, 13 & 14): “Hello, Larry”, The Tommy Westphal Universe & “Supertrain”

February 5, 2020
In this week's triad of episodes on "It Was a Thing on TV" the gang looks two of the most notorious shows in TV history along with a look inside the snowglobe of Chad Allen.
 
First, the guys look into the Alder family as they say "Hello, Larry." Was it as bad as the critics made it sound? Can they find anything redeeming about one of the worst shows ever? Just remember, Portland is a long way from L.A.
 
Then Mike, Greg and Chico look into what the Tommy Westphal Universe entails, some of the weird connections of many include a fictional brand of cigarettes, and they discover a plethora of new entries.
 
And then ABC had one of its big shows in the 70's at sea. NBC tried to duplicate that popularity on rails. It ended up being regarded as one of the worst shows in TV history, almost bankrupting NBC. Hop aboard as we delve into "Supertrain," including music cues which were recycled years later.
The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

February 3, 2020

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular’s annual Oscar preview takes a look at 2019’s Best Original Score nominees. Glenn & Scott cover the distinctly different moods expressed in the scores for JokerMarriage Story1917Little Women, and The Rise of Skywalker — a Star Wars score by John Williams, something never before discussed on this podcast. In part 2 they discuss the one 2019 score Scott actually liked, some highlights Glenn found noteworthy, and the best single track from any score in the last five years. Glenn feels the joy of eucatastrophe, while Scott searches desperately for melodies.

Musical Selections:
“Defeated Clown” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Bathroom Dance” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Following Sophie” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir (2x speed)
“What I Love About Nicole” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
“Shouting and Shopping” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
“Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
“Sixteen Hundred Men” from 1917 by Thomas Newman
“Theatre in the Attic” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
“Ice Skating” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
“Main Title” from North and South by Bill Conti
“We Go Together” from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
“End of Story (Credits)” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
“Main on End” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
“Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
“Swinging Set” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
“The Professor and the Madman” from The Professor and the Madman by Bear McCreary
“Rebirth” from Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Bear McCreary
“Portals” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
“Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino

Brother Sister Re-Watch Podcast #35: The Office: Season 5, Episodes 3 & 4

Brother Sister Re-Watch Podcast #35: The Office: Season 5, Episodes 3 & 4

February 3, 2020
Kevin and Mary are back with another edition of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, and this week they continue their trek through season 5 of The Office by covering episodes 3+4, "Business Ethics" and "Baby Shower". On this episode they cover topics including Michael and Holly's courtship, Jim and Pam's long distance relationship, and some killer one-liners from the episodes. 
 
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Laugh-In Theater #17 - Groundhog Day with Tim Capel

Laugh-In Theater #17 - Groundhog Day with Tim Capel

February 2, 2020

In the seventeenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by two-time guest, Tim Capel (Talkin’ WCW) to do a live watch of the 1993 comedy, Groundhog Day. The guys discuss Bill Murray-type roles; Staten Island Chuck; awkward conversations; what is a hamlet?; the top kinds of places to get drunk; violently taking out mailboxes; 50 First Dates; sweet vermouth; Stephen Tobolowksy; doing good deeds and which holidays they would and wouldn’t like to repeat over and over.  So, we’re off to see the groundhog, don’t drive angry, say a prayer and drink to world peace.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #198: Off the Page — Arrow Series Finale

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #198: Off the Page — Arrow Series Finale

January 31, 2020

In a bittersweet HTF, the boys bid farewell to their favorite live-action comic book show as Arrow comes to an end. Nick and Greg delve into the final episode, discussing the Easter eggs, callbacks, flashbacks and character reunions that made the episode a fitting farewell to the Emerald Archer. Also, what does the future hold for the cast and crew?

This Week In The NFL- Super Bowl LIV

This Week In The NFL- Super Bowl LIV

January 31, 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in the NFL!  Your favorite three man booth is back as the Cowboy, the legend John D'Amato, and the volatile Cowboy Senior are here with a Super Bowl preview for the ages.  The guys breakdown the game in all facets and make their predictions.  As always - comments and questions are welcome.  Enjoy!

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2019

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2019

January 30, 2020

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 2019. Those we lost include: Frank Robinson, H. Ross Perot, Don Imus, James Ingram, Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek, Luke Perry, John Singleton, Peter Mayhew, Tim Conway, Peter Fonda, Valerie Harper & Carroll Spinney. 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.