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November 29th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- The Leftovers

On this post-Thanksgiving edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast (now exclusively on the PTBN POP feed), Adam Murray and Andrew Riche touch on a variety of topics as November comes to a close. How different was Kevin Love's 34-point first quarter vs the Blazers versus Klay Thompson's 37-point third quarter vs the Kings in 2015? Have we seen our first signs of potential upheaval of the NBA Replay System after the mishandling of the Kings/Raptors ending? Why have the Minnesota Timberwolves yet to turn the corner early on under Tom Thibodeau and how much longer could it take? Riche and Adam also talk about Black Friday shopping, the pitfalls of trading newly signed contracts for older ones, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

November 28th, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Sheet Sandwich Edition with Hugh Little

It's a huge episode this week, but we don't forget the little details in an interview with Hugh Little (@HughLittleSheet) from Sheet Sandwich/Talking Sheet (http://www.sheetsandwich.com). This is just fun chat as Hugh & Tim are already the best of brothers and just chop it on WC style like only they can. They invite ADLT into the circle who quickly feel the love as well. It's not just a brodeo though as Tim does ask some questions that get to issues within the website and the recent long break. They also talk on the philosophy of Sheet Sandwich and it's history both in up front and behind the scenes coverage. Hugh is a positive energy that is just infectious as he leads the episode into a mini episode of Top Beer halfway through - you might even call it a Top Beer Shot. Hugh also has a big answer for the ominous final question. So if you've ever wanted to hear the answers to some Qs from the man behind Hugh's Qs well this is the episode for you. Make sure to go check on everything on by Hugh @ Sheet Sandwich  and go nominate for the 2016 Sheetys ​

November 25th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #31: The Longbook Hunters — The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank

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 pay tribute to the late, great Steve Dillon by looking at Dillon's legendary collaboration with Garth Ennis on Marvel's most famous gun-toting vigilante.

November 23rd, 2016    

Top Beer: Stouts

This week on Top Beer, we try some ​delicious stouts ranging the gambit from java to chocolate to even...milk?  Thats right, milk.  We also learn a little bit about the difference between porters and stouts.  Follow us @luchaundead

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November 22nd, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Early Returns

The Presidential election may be thankfully overwith, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team (now exclusively on the PTBN POP podcast feed), still have some votes to make in an episode-long game of "For Real or No Big Deal." Riche and Adam talk about everything NBA from the Clippers' defensive dominance to three-point shooting centers to the legitimacy (or lack thereof) of the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference. They also talk about upcoming games, why the regular season should be longer (!!), comparing newborns to "max contracts," and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

November 22nd, 2016    

PTBN Play: Top 10 Spouse Board Games

On this edition of PTBN Play, Jennifer Campbell shares her top 10 favorite board games with Chad Campbell. Jennifer discusses why she enjoys playing board games and the attributes of each game on her list. She even surprises her own husband with some of her picks! Our hope is that this podcast will provide some assistance for any couples looking to enter the world of board gaming.

November 18th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #31: Countdown — Marvel Comics Video Games

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. In this edition, the boys are joined by the Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media (and Place to Be Nation contributor) BEN MORSE!

They count down the best Marvel Comics video games of all time! From timeless classics like the X-Men arcade game to some forgotten gems, you won't want to miss this one.

November 17th, 2016    

Sellers Points: Bottom 5 Animated Comic Book Shows

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 their own brand of “award-winning” analysis. 

It’s Part 2 of this month’s episodes as the guys layout the worst in animated comic book TV shows. They can’t all be winners, right? And these are about as far from winning as it gets. Laugh and cringe along as they lay the proverbial smackdown on the Bottom Five Comic Book TV Shows Ever! And check out the list of nominees and rules for consideration below.

Rules for consideration: Must have had at least one season that aired and based on pre-existing comic book properties and/or characters. Russell and Kelley had to agree to its inclusion. 

 

Nominees

Iron Man: Armored Adventures 

Fantastic Four (90s)

Iron Man (90s)

The Incredible Hulk (90s)

Spider-Man Unlimited

Ultimate Spider-Man

Wild CATs

Beware The Batman 

Hulk and the Agents of SMASH

Avengers Assemble 

Swamp Thing 

The Batman 

Teen Titans Go!

Ultra Force

November 16th, 2016    

Todd Weber’s Conversation: Comics! Tim Capel & Byrne/Claremont X-Men Pt 1

​Place to Be Nation’s Conversation: Comics is a 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.

DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Todd's back after a several month hiatus to talk with longtime friend Tim Capel about all things comic book. After an in-depth interview, Todd and Tim dissect one of their favorite runs of comics-Chris Claremont and John Byrne's legendary run on the Uncanny X-Men!

November 16th, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Josh aka Skillcrane from WWW and Tap or Snap

This week the boys are joined by Josh AKA Skillcrane (@naturalbornheel) from Wrestling with Words and most notably the go-to MMA podcast Tap or Snap. Talk of Josh's time as a wrestling fan as both a hardcore and casual fan. He regales us with his 8 hour round trip to watch a 6 hour film and how this plays into his fandom of film, arts, and music. Josh tells us about his background growing up around such Texas wrestling legends as Bruiser Brody,Chris Adams, Gary Hart, & the Von Erichs and heck, if they spent anytime in San Antonio they probably came threw Josh's childhood living room. We talk about street art and what it means when the medium is the message. We talk about not only genesis of of Josh's fandom but the genesis of MMA it's self. Politics do come up but Tim is not as apoplectic at this point so it stays light. Josh is a great writer, podcaster, artist, and most importantly a friend. Folllow him on twitter and Check out all of his work at WwW.

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November 14th, 2016    

Geek & Sassy #5

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.

The ladies are back this week, updating you on the Adventures of Evil Midget and Boo Boo and their Streams and Reads. Then stick around to meet Barbra Annino, author of the Stacy Justice series, The Goddess Series and the Everafter Trilogy. She discusses her writing process, how she handles reviews, and even takes part in everyone's favorite, Nerd Eye Candy of the Moment! 

November 11th, 2016    

Top Beer: Porter

​This week we try some delicious porters.  What is a porter?  Is it a stout? Is it not?  Tune in to find out!  Follow us @luchaundead. 

November 10th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #30: Hard Travelers for Hire — The Incredible Hulk

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, Greg and Nick are joined by Russell Sellers to discuss the second entry in the MCU, 2008's The Incredible Hulk. How does Edward Norton compare to Eric Bana and Mark Ruffalo in the role of Bruce Banner?

November 8th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Keepin’ It 100

Place to Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray of Andrew Riche celebrate their landmark 100th episode (now exclusively on the PTBN Pop feed) the only way they really know how: Talking about a whole lot of NBA basketball. RIche and Adam touch on all sorts of topics like the Cavaliers' hot start, the Golden State Warriors' tepid start, odd statistical leaders after two weeks, Anthony Davis and the sinking New Orleans Pelicans, contract extensions, DeMar DeRozan's scoring spree, and much more! So suit up and take it out for the 100th time with the NBA-Team!

November 7th, 2016    

Sellers Points: Top 5 Animated Comic Book TV Shows

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 their own brand of “award-winning” analysis.


Things get cartoonish this episode as the guys pick the Top 5 Animated Comic Book TV Shows Ever! What made the list? What got snubbed? How much hair loss occurred in the selection process? Find out the answers to these and many other questions in the second half! And check out the list of nominees and rules for consideration below.

Rules for consideration: Must have had at least two seasons that aired and based on pre-existing comic book properties and/or characters. Russell and Kelley had to agree to its inclusion. 

Nominees: 

Batman The Animated Series

Superman The Animated Series

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited 

Batman Beyond

X-Men The Animated Series 

Spider-Man: The Animated Series 

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 

Spectacular Spider-Man

Young Justice 

Teen Titans 

Super Friends 

Spider-Man (1967)

X-Men: Evolution 

Spawn: The Animated Series 

The Tick

Batman The Brave and the Bold

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