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October 27th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #28: Off the Page SPECIAL — The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”

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 this SPECIAL EDITION, Nick and Greg provide their PTBN-EXCLUSIVE hot takes on the Walking Dead season 7 premiere, an episode taking the ratings (and the Internet) by storm!

October 25th, 2016    

Top Beer: Double IPA’s

This week we double down on some delicious Double IPA's.  We also discuss why John Cena can do no wrong and how one of our beers relates to a one Donald J. Trump.  Follow us @luchaundead. 

October 24th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2016-17 Season Preview - Spoiler Alert

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best.In the sixth and final part of this 6-part preview, we are down to our top three teams. How much better can LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers be after an historic, curse-ending championship season and the long, arduous journey to defend it? Will there potentially be some trouble in paradise for the new-look super team version of the Golden State Warriors? Why is this zero hour for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Doc Rivers in Los Angeles and can they overcome their regular season failures against the Warriors? Riche and Adam also talk recent injuries, award predictions, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team, now on the Place To Be nation Pop Feed!

October 21st, 2016    

Top Beer: Shot #6

Description: In this week's shot episode we try something a little different from the norm.  Follow us @luchaundead

October 21st, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #27: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 1, “Days Gone Bye”

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.

Walking Dead Month continues here, as Greg and Nick review the first collected edition of the Walking Dead Comic, "Days Gone Bye" by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore! It's the biggest-selling independent comic of all time, but does the print version of The Walking Dead deserve its lofty reputation? A controversial episode here, to be sure.

October 20th, 2016    

Sellers Points #10: Beasts of Burden

Two guys talking comics and selling you on the idea of buying only the best, Sellers Points comes to you twice monthly only on Place To Be Nation POP! 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 a few tidbits of news and “award-winning” analysis.

It’s the debut edition of The Missed and The Maligned as Russell and Kelley take a look at one of their personal favorites: Beasts of Burden.Find out what makes this supernatural fable such a fun read as the guys talkabout their favorite ghost-busting dogs and cats. It may just give you... paws ...and inspire a purchase from your local comic shop. And it wouldn’t be Sellers Points without lots of comics talk in their brand new first half format! Don’t worry, Nick. It’s more Frighteners than King Kong.

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October 19th, 2016    

Lucha Undead: The Steele Cage Edition with Derek Montilla

On this week the boys sit down or talk you being dictate our posture, with co-host of The Steele Cage Podcast, host of Minutes with the Mayor, & Commentator for PHX wrestling Derek Montilla ( @Cap_Kaveman). They talk about growing up a wrestling fan, backstage etiquette, & memes that get a little to personal. How did Derek join The Steele Cage? Why is Arizona so crazy? and Why is Los Angeles so awesome? Find out by listening intently.

October 18th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team- 2016-17 Season Preview: Hunter or Hunted?

Place to Be Nation POP welcomes in the longest-running sports show in PTBN history! 

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best.In part 5 of this 6-part preview, they discuss five teams that either are aiming for lofty goals or have the target on their backs. Are the San Antonio Spurs in the post-TIm Duncan era officially an also-ran or can they get back to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in three years? What is the basement of Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder and how far can the vengeance factor really take you? Riche and Adam also discuss the deep and dangerous Boston Celtics, which team made a mistake keeping their core together between the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 17th, 2016    

Geek & Sassy #4

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.

This week, Jenny and Mirandia catch you up with their Streams and Reads. Then they are joined by a special guest, Brett Brooks. Brett is an illustrator, writer, and actor. His most recent publications include the gritty crime noir "Dust Bunny", the space western "Deuces Wild", and his tongue-in-cheek gag book "How to Kill a Spider" and "How to Kill a Spider More."  Brett talks about his early years, influences, and what's on his Spotify playlist. The ladies even convince him to stay for Nerd Eye Candy....to his dismay.

October 16th, 2016    

Imaginary Stories Episode 7: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

Kelly and Johnny are back, and once again they turn to the Silver Age of Comics for inspiration. The subject this time is none other than (Wa-Hoooo!!!) Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos!

The boys go over a select sampling from the book's first 75 issues, along the way touching on all things Fury. At the same time they examine a myriad of topics, ranging from the creative talents behind the series, the neglected comic genres of war, westerns and romance, and the ongoing evolution of Marvel in the 60s as displayed in the pages of the Howling Commandos.

Face Front, True Believers! Imaginary Stories is back on the battlefield! 

October 13th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #26: Countdown — Best Walking Dead 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 month, the fanboys are joined by a fangirl -- Jennifer Smith of PTBN Pop's Geek and Sassy podcast! Jennifer, Greg and Nick count down their favorite characters from the Walking Dead universe (drawing from games, the hit television show and, of course, comic books). Special appearances by Herschel, Merle and Rick Grimes!

October 12th, 2016    

Top Beer: Ciders

Just in time for fall we bring you some ciders!  Adrian brings in a perry cider and Tim tries an interesting coffee flavored cider.  Thats right, coffee!  

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October 9th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #25: Off the Page — The Walking Dead Episode 1, “Days Gone Bye”

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.

The boys kick off Walking Dead month with a look back at the very first episode of the it AMC television show! Greg and Nick discuss the hype around this pilot episode, whether it holds up and how great it's influence was on comics as a whole. CORAL!

October 6th, 2016    

Top Beer: Shot #5

This week we each try something a little different from the norm. Tim has a delicious coffee-flavored beer and Adrian a delicious cinnamon horchata. Follow us @luchaundead

October 5th, 2016    

Sellers Points #9: Guide to Batman

Two guys talking comics and selling you on the idea of buying only the best, Sellers Points comes to you twice monthly only on Place To Be Nation POP! 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 a few tidbits of news and “award-winning” analysis.

This episode debuts the all-new, all-different “Guide To” segment and what better place to start than everyone’s favorite: Batman! If you’re a new reader who doesn’t know where to start, someone who’s been reading a little while or a hard-seasoned veteran of the comics world, there’s something here for you. Step into the world of The Dark Knight Detective and find out just what makes him so great in comics, TV and film.

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