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May 31st, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 19: It Becomes Wrong – Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection threatens to cause an insurrection of its own in the newest dive into the Star Trek film vault on The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular. Glenn & Scott are joined by Scott Criscuolo to break down the fountain of youth, how a family feud becomes a parable about imperialism, F. Murray Abraham, what could have been done with Data in this movie that would actually have been interesting, the late stage of Jerry Goldsmith’s career, what insights can be gleaned from Michael Piller’s book about the writing of the film, and how The Next Generation deals with being jammed into a standard action movie formula. This podcast is replete with Scotts but doesn’t get confusing…not that we care about such things in this day and age. So pop a gorch and join the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!

If you have any questions or suggested topics for a future Star Trek mailbag episode of the Spectacular, contact Glenn or comment on the PTBN Facebook page!

May 31st, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Jeff Hawkins

Place to Be Nation is excited to join forces with Lucha Undead and bring their series of podcasts to the new PTBN POP feed.

In this episode, Jeff Hawkins sits down with Timothy and Adrian and talks wrestling, writing, improv and kickin' it old school.  Follow Jeff @Crapgame13. 

May 28th, 2016    

Sellers Points Episode #2: DC Rebirth, Flash Season 2, DC Films, Darwyn Cooke and more!

In episode two of Sellers Points, Russell has been recast, rebooted and…Rebirthed? Also, is it too soon for a crossover, because we’re totally doing that! Keith Callbeck from the We Talk Comics podcast at Comicosity.com stops by to chat all things DC Rebirth including an outrageous amount of spoilers for it, Justice League #50 and Superman #52. Seriously, skip past the first break if you don’t want to know everything. The sort-of Dynamic Duo gets into the crazy implications of the Flash Season 2 finale and all the recent developments for DC Films and Thor: Ragnarok along with telling you why Iron Man was right. It’s all here plus random love for disaster porn films! The two also pay tribute to the late, great Darwyn Cooke and his lasting legacy for the comic industry.

May 28th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #5: Countdown - Best Preacher Characters

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 column where Greg and Nick will give a top five list and debate the merits therein.

This week, Greg and Nick count down their five favorite characters from the epic series Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

May 26th, 2016    

Place to Be Nation’s Conversation: Comics! with Stephanie Holly Part 2

Place to Be Nation’s Conversation: Comics! is a new comics interview show featuring host Todd Weber and guests from the wide spectrum of the comics industry from pros to retailers to bloggers, podcasters and fans.

This episode concludes Todd’s free-flowing talk with Stephanie Holly that goes all over the map and covers these topics (among others): Darwin Cooke,The Spirit,Social Media death etiquette, Captain Marvel casting, Eva Marie, 2011’s Green Lantern Movie,The Batusi Statues and collectibles, Spider-Gwen, Zatanna, the Justice League Dark movie, Comic Retail for fun and profit, Marvel Unlimited, evaluating the WWE Womens’ Division, SHO FUNAKI, Sideshow Collectibles, Sailor Moon, Frank Quitely, Customers from Hell, Watchmen, and Key Parties.

May 23rd, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Top Beer #1 - “Saison”

Welcome to the first episode of Top Beer!  Every other week we'll talk about and review a different kind of beer for your listening pleasure.  This week we each have three different saisons.  

On Tim's side: 

Ommegang-Hennepin

Mumford-Golf Clap

UInta-Cucumber Farmhouse

 

On Adrian's side: 

Big Choice 10,000 Summers Saison

Avery Brewing Perzik Saison

Trinity Mr. Saison

Which beer on each side will come out the victor??? Give us a listen and find out! 

May 21st, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #4: The Longbook Hunters - Civil War

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 month, the Fanboys take a look at the comic book event that inspired the movie, "Civil War" by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.

May 14th, 2016    

Sellers Points Episode #1: M.A.S.K., Captain America: Civil War, DC Rebirth’s Superman, BvS and more!

Special guest star and Hard Traveling Fanboy Greg Phillips joins Russell on the very first episode of Sellers Points! The two talk about the perils of transitioning to podcasting over print articles, 80’s nostalgia for M.A.S.K. getting a new comic, the future of the MCU post-Captain America: Civil War, DC Rebirth’s Superman line, Spider-Man Dead No More bringing back Gwen, Batman v Superman hits and misses and much more. Join us for all the geekiness you can possible handle!

May 14th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #3: The Rundown - May 2016

SPOILERS AHOY!
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 with that intense love comes an appetite for the latest news from the comic book world. Each month, in The Rundown, the Fanboys will run down their top news and notes from the comic book world.

If you'd like to avoid SPOILERS for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, skip from 19:00 to 50:30! You've been warned!

May 13th, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 18: Where Was Your Evolved Sensibility – Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact tries to add The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular’s distinctiveness to its own, as the Star Trek vintage vault series continues. Glenn & Scott discuss genre drift as First Contact lurches from horror film to action thriller to something more akin to a Star Trek story, and as the Borg lurch from zombies to vampires to insects. They also discuss the meaning of the Borg (and how that changes now that they have a queen), why Captain Picard invites the whole collective to the gun show, the bizarre eroticism of the Borg Queen, the beginning of the Star Trek future, and the beginning of the end of a Star Trek series. Now with the intense discussions of starship design you’ve all been asking for!

If you have any questions or suggested topics for a future Star Trek mailbag episode of the Spectacular, contact Glenn or comment on the PTBN Facebook page!

May 12th, 2016    

Place to Be Nation’s Conversation: Comics! with Stephanie Holly

Place to Be Nation’s Conversation: Comics is a new comics interview show featuring host Todd Weber and guests from the wide spectrum of the comics industry, from pros to retailers to bloggers, podcasters and fans. This debut episode features Todd talking all kind of topics with his longtime friend and comic artist on the rise Stephanie Holly. Their conversation touches on all sorts of comics talk and even gets into some wrestling discussion!

May 7th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #2: Off the Page - Batman 89

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, as they are fans of when their favorite characters come to life on screen. In this episode, the guys discuss and watch a classic comic film, "Batman" from 1989! So get your popcorn ready, tune in and enjoy!

May 6th, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 17: What’s So Civil About War Anyway?

Captain America: Civil War is here, and Glenn & company are ON IT. The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular convenes its panel of Glenn, Scott, and special guest Tim Capel to take sides in this evitable conflict and break down Marvel’s latest marvel, including a spoiler-laden look at the causes and uses of the movie’s central conflict, how Our Heroes are used, the ways that Civil War changes the landscape of the MCU, and the Stan Lee solo movie we all really want to see. Scott gets bogged down in the physics of Ant-Man, while Tim provides the crucial perspective of someone who actually knows something about comics.

May 2nd, 2016    

Lucha Undead: “Game of Thrones” with Devon Hales

Devon Hales joins us this week to talk about Game of Thrones.  We discuss the books, the show and how George R.R. Martin is an eccentric fella.

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