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March 31st, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast: 50TH EPISODE GIANT-SIZE EXTRAVAGANZA!

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.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages... the Hard-Traveling Fanboys proudly bring to you our landmark 50TH EPISODE GIANT-SIZE EXTRAVAGANZA! We're joined by Jennifer Smith, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber to take an in-depth look at DC Rebirth, one year later! We talk about the highs, the lows and the ... mediums? AW, SPANK IT!

March 30th, 2017    

Imaginary Stories Episode 10: Archie Comics

Kelly and Johnny hop in the old jalopy and head to Riverdale, USA for an epic retrospective of Archie Comics from 1941 to the present!

Highlights include:

-The story of Archie's debut
-The myriad of creative talents over the years
-Little Archie
-Crazy and controversial parodies
-Pureheart and the Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
-The smash success of The Archies band in the late-60s
-Archie and God
-The modern revival
-How Archie on TV sucked until 2017 (and why "Riverdale" is so awesome)
-And much. much more

Put some Pep in your step with Imaginary Stories!

March 28th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team- DNP (Did Not Podcast)

After a long, March Madness-induced break from the NBA, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to talk all things pro hoops, even though many superstar players would rather sit this one out. Is there a fairly simpler solution to the DNP-Rest epidemic that is sweeping the league? (Hint: It involves losing games) Why is Adam convinced that the Phoenix Suns, despite Devin Booker's historic 70-point performance, are having a worse season than the NEts? Riche and Adam also talk about the Piston's struggles, the suddenly tight race at the top of the East (or is it really?), the muddled bottom of the West, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

March 27th, 2017    

Top Beer: Ambers

This week we try some amber ales and read some brews in the news.  Is China taking over the craft beer world...in China???  

 
Beers we try this episode: 

 

Tim

Mendocino Red Tail Ale

North Coast Red Seal Ale

Pizza Port Shark Bite Red Ale

 

Adrian

Odell Levity Amber Ale

Full Sail Amber Ale

Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale

 

Which beer will come out the victor?  Listen and find out.  Also follow us @luchaundead​

March 24th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #49: Countdown — X-Men The Animated Series

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 each give a top five list and debate the merits therein.

Wolverine Month rolls on as the boys take a look back at Cal Dodd's iconic voice portrayal of the Ol' Canucklehead and count down their favorite episodes of the 1992 X-Men animated series! From mysterious cabins to "sinister" villains, this countdown is filled with power ... INCREDIBLE POWER!

March 23rd, 2017    

Sellers Points: The Missed and the Maligned-Wolverine and the X-Men

​Welcome to Sellers Points, where 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.

Wolverine month concludes with a look back at the largely-missed 2009 animated series, Wolverine and The X-Men. The guys talk about what made the show work, why they think it didn’t get a second season and only get on one brief Walking Dead rant. Nope, no dumpster diving here, this one is all about the awesomeness of Wolverine and his surprising leadership abilities in what could have been a classic animated show. And as a bonus, there’s even a brief review of the new film, Logan. *Spoiler Alert* they may have been fond of it. 

March 22nd, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know Loss

This week the fellas are joined by owner of the PWO board, Loss (@prowresonly).

They get into everything you never knew about Loss behind the scenes or at PWO. This one is a hoot as the boys can't stop laughing and they also learn quite a bit as well.

March 17th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #48: Off the Page — X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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.

Wolverine Month continues to roll on, as this week the boys take a look at the character's oft-maligned first solo film, Gavin Hood's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." How does a movie with performances as good as those of Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber manage to fall apart? Why does everyone call Wolverine "Logan" when they know his real name? And what does an adamantium bullet have in common with Superman II?

March 16th, 2017    

PTBN’s NCAA-Team: Tournament Prospects

On this NCAA Tournament special edition of the podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche take a short break from the NBA-Team talk to discuss the NBA Draft prospects of the NCAA Tournament and all other topics tourney related. How good can this point guard class at the top of the draft be, and which players can boost their stock in the next week or two (or maybe three)? Riche and Adam also discuss the various prospects by conference, how good Duke truly is as a tournament team and as pros, and a lot of sleepers to keep an eye on. So suit up and take it out college-style with the NCAA-Team!

March 14th, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Craft Lagers

This week we try some interesting craft lagers. Follow us @luchaunead and @delaboots

March 9th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #47: Logan SPECIAL EDITION

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.

Wolverine Month continues with this SPECIAL EDITION, as Nick and Greg provide their PTBN-EXCLUSIVE reactions to the recently released film Logan. The latest X-franchise film features a farewell to Hugh Jackman's iconic portrayal of the titular character, Patrick Stewart's swan song as Professor Charles Xavier, and the star-making debut of Dafne Keen as Laura, aka X-23.

March 7th, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know the Last of the Titans - Pete

Timothy’s two podcasts collide this week as the guest is none other than the host of TWIW Indie & Int’l & Space City! Pete Schirmacher (aka shoe @titansowrestlin). The now former co-host of Titians of Wrestling gets into his upbringing, becoming the wrestling fan he is today, his analytical side, his jock side, his sci-fi side, & his ruckus-causing side. Even Timothy gets to know Pete better even after doing a weekly podcast with him all this time.

March 3rd, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #46: The Longbook Hunters — Old Man Logan: Berzerker

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.

Wolverine Month begins on the Hard-Traveling Fanboys, as we take a look at Marvel's ongoing Old Man Logan series. In particular, we go on a Longbook Hunt to discuss the first collected edition, titled "Berzerker." How do the critically acclaimed Green Arrow creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino adapt to the (really) Ol' Canucklehead? Also, will Greg survive the episode?

March 2nd, 2017    

Sellers Points: Guide to Wolverine

Welcome to Sellers Points, where 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.

The guys are joined by Ben Morse, Editorial Director of Digital Media for Marvel Entertainment, to bring you the ultimate Guide to Wolverine! Just in time for Logan to hit theaters, the guys look back at the stories which defined “Ol’ Canucklehead” in comics, TV, film and even video games. They debate the many voices of Logan as well as his fashion sense…because it’s the brown and tan costume, folks. It’s the only way to go. All that and plenty of adamantium-ripping goodness awaits!

March 2nd, 2017    

Top Beer: Brown Style

​This week we explore brown style beers. We also talk about Tim's trip to Northern California and some of the delicious beers Adrian tried at the Winter Craft Beer Festival. 

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