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December 30th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #37: GIANT SIZE 2016 Year in Review

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. Some events, however, call for more than just two fanboys to discuss. Banding together with fellow comic book aficionados on these occasions, Greg and Nick will present a GIANT-SIZED edition of their weekly podcast.

In this year-end episode, Nick and Greg are joined by Todd Weber(Conversation Comics), Russell Sellers (Sellers Points) and Jennifer Smith (Geek & Sassy) to look at the year that was 2016 in the world of comics. From star-studded motion pictures to real-world tragedies, all the major happenings are covered here!

December 28th, 2016    

Imaginary Stories #9: Spider-Man in the Silver Age Part 2

Kelly and Johnny finish off their look at Silver Age Spidey by examining the late-60s/early-70s period for the character.

Along the way they touch on:

-Peter and his groovy pals rapping and hanging out in the Village, man
-Enter: The Kingpin (and he never exits!)
-Did Peter and Gwen go all the way?
-The Silver Age gives way to the Horror Craze
-Also, campus crises, mysterious clay tablets, strange facial hair, LSD and much, much more!

December 26th, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 29: Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Glenn & Scott are joined by Alanna Kelly for a wide-ranging discussion on the value & uses of fanservice, the right & wrong ways to change the tone of a Star Wars movie, and much more. Are the new characters worth caring about? What does it mean for Our Heroes to live under a fascist regime? What can you really build on hope? How does everything from the graphic design of the film to Michael Giacchino’s score contribute to making this feel like a Star Wars movie? SPOILERS abound for Rogue One, other Star Wars properties, and possibly On the Beach.

December 23rd, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #36: Countdown — Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern

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 have their toughest task to date: listing their five favorite Green Lantern issues written by their favorite writer, Geoff Johns. Encompassing the entirety of Johns' decade-long run on the franchise, including the main Green Lantern title and various spinoffs and one-shots, these lists represent a labor of love for Greg and Nick. In brightest day, in blackest night, we invite you along for the ride!

December 22nd, 2016    

Sellers Points - The Missed and The Maligned: Watchmen

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 the next episode of The Missed and The Maligned as Russell and Kelley are joined by Keith Callbeck of the We Talk Comics Podcast and Comicosity.com to talk about the 2009 cult “hit,” Watchmen! Like viscous fluid trapped between two pieces of fabric, it’s beautiful…not ugly. So help yourself to some beans and sugar cubes, they won’t mind. They’re fat. Not wealthy. Somewhat understand pain. How does the movie stack up today? Why didn’t it hit better with audiences? Was it too close to the source material? Find out now! 

December 21st, 2016    

Todd Weber’s Conversation: Comics with Tim Capel-Claremont/Byrne X-Men pt 2

​Todd Weber's ConversationComics! is THE comic book 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 discussing their favorite comic runs, characters, creators and merchandise.

X-Men at X-Mas! Todd's back this holiday season to continue talking with longtime friend Tim Capel about one of their favorite runs of comics-Chris Claremont and John Byrne's legendary run on the Uncanny X-Men! 

December 20th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Time for Cheer

It is time for Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team to spread some holiday cheer (along with the customary podcast jeers) around the NBA. They discuss the passing of Craig Sager and his impact on courtside reporting, the newly agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement and what changes we can expect going forward in the new deal, and preview the Christmas Day slate of games (including the Warriors/Cavs game in Cleveland) on ESPN and ABC. Riche and Adam also give out a unique set of Christmas gifts discussing potential players on the move, the many busts of this past summer's free agency, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

December 20th, 2016    

Top Beer: Seasonal Beers

Get into the holiday spirit with Adrian and Tim trying a bunch of seasonal brews.

December 19th, 2016    

Geek & Sassy #7: Top 5 Christmas Movies

​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.

 
Your Christmas is about to get geeky and sassy!  In this epidsode, Jenny and Mirandia welcome Hard Traveling Fanboy Greg Phllips, co-host of the longest running, weekly, episodic, comic book podcast in all of PTBN. They count down their Top 5 Christmas movies and things get a bit...technical. Did your favorites make the lists?  Curl up with a cup of eggnog and join them in a Winter Wonderland! 

December 16th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #35: The Longbook Hunters — Darth Vader Vol. 1

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, Greg and Nick take a look at the first collected volume of Marvel's Darth Vader ongoing series, titled "Vader." How does the series accomplish the task of telling a compelling story with a protagonist who wears a full expressionless mask? And what do the boys think of new characters such as Doctor Aphra and Triple Zero?

December 15th, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 28: Reflection, Surprise, Terror…for the Future

Glenn & Scott return from a medical hiatus to consider the course of human events.

December 13th, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know VOW’s Drew Wardlaw

Join Tim & ADLT this week as they are joined by Drew Wardlaw (@_burningspirits) from Voices of Wrestling. This is a doozy of an episode; in fact it was so jaw-dropping at times we aren't going to even tease you with it. So just go listen to get the dirty on the insane past of this seemingly mild-mannered puro podcaster, and if for some reason you aren't satisfied tweet @luchaundead for a full refund.​

December 13th, 2016    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast - Super Crunch Time

On the latest edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast (which is now exclusively on the PTBN POP feed), Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss the never-ending war of attrition for the Memphis Grizzlies, and how they are somehow thriving with their "Nasty Nine." Riche and Adam also talk about the packed playoff picture for the Eastern Conference, how much longer Alvin Gentry can possibly last in New Orleans, the Houston Rockets' situation with Donatas Montiejunas, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

December 11th, 2016    

Geek and Sassy #6

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.

Get ready folks, because this is a long one! Jenny and Mirandia get away with a lot...or do they? They talk Doctor Strange, the CW's DC Invasion! Crossover, and some audible book choices.  The second half of the episode is a review and discussion of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Spoilers will abound so listen at your own risk! Find out what the ladies thought of the return to Stars Hollow and if Jenny can pronounce the name Rory. Don't forget to stay for Nerd Eye Candy!!! 

December 8th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #34: Hard Travelers for Hire — Iron Man 2

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, the boys discuss and debate the merits of the first sequel in the MCU -- 2010's Iron Man 2! Among the topics discussed are the new War Machine (Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard), Gwyneth Paltrow's rapidly improving Pepper Potts, and a comparison with the first film.

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