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April 30th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017 Conference Semis Preview

The NBA Playoffs move on to the next round, and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are here to provide all of the things you need to know. (Note: This episode was recorded prior to the Clippers/Jazz Game 7, so we talk about the potential matchups of Warriors/Jazz AND Warriors/Clippers). Who gets matched up against whom in the oil vs water series that is Rockets vs Spurs? Will the Cavaliers be able to dispatch the Raptors even more quickly than they did last year in the Eastern Conference FInals, or will Toronto pull off a surprise? Riche and Adam also talk about the testiness of the Celtics/Wizards second round series, John Wall's dominance, the Clippers living in the now, the ESPN layoff and its effect on their NBA coverage, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 28th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #54: The Longbook Hunters — Hard-Traveling Heroes Pt. 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, the boys finally bite from the low-hanging fruit. That's right, the Hard Traveling Fanboys are finally reviewing their namesake, the Hard Traveling Heroes! Nick and Greg sat down with the recently reprinted collected edition "Green Lantern/Green Arrow," which encompasses the historic 1970s stories by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams! Learn about the history that led into the iconic creative team's bold new takes on DC's preeminent emerald-clad heroes. From Adams' innovative visuals to O'Neil's socially conscious prose, it's an era that informed virtually every subsequent story involving these characters.

April 26th, 2017    

Sellers Points: 2017 Quarterly - Part 1!

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 first quarter of 2017 is OVAH! That means it’s time for the Sellers Points Quarterly. Russell and Kelley are joined by Geek and Sassy’s own Jennifer Smith and Nick “For God’s Sake” Duke of the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to discuss how the world of comics and comic-related media look so far. The hot, the not and even the controversial…all of that and some jack-assery packed into this extra-sized donkey show of an episode. 

April 24th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast - What’s On Your Playlist (Western Conference)

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, begin their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, beginning with the Western Conference teams already sitting at home... with a twist. Riche and Adam will suggest some music for the teams to listen to in the long offseason, and results may vary. Why does Adam want the Denver Nuggets to rock out to some Metallica while Riche thinks his Pelicans should listen to the "There's a Stranger In My House"? We talk about the ambiguous roster that is the Denver Nuggets, the young and untapped Minnesota Timberwolve, why the Sacramento Kings have 99 problems, but a Boogie ain't one. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 21st, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #53: Off the Page — Batman Forever

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.

This time around, the boys have been kissed by a rose! That's right, they're re-examining the 1995 Joel Schumacher film Batman Forever! From the backstage maneuverings that preceded the film to the ... curious ... characterizations of the villains, this film is put under a critical microscope. And the results aren't pretty.

April 15th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2017 Playoff Preview: First Round

The NBA's second season, the beloved Playoffs, are about to tip off so Adam Murray and Andrew RIche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are ready to give you every angle, viewpoint, and opinion you need to know about the next two weeks. How will Adam's Boston Celtics handle the pressure of being a 1 seed against Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls? How many games will the Blazers or Grizzlies actually win against the Warriors and Spurs, respectively? Can the starters and offensive firepower of the Washington Wizards take out the flexible, defensively driven Atlanta Hawks? Riche and Adam also discuss the much-anticipated James Harden/Russell Westbrook MVP match-up, the Cavs being able to flip the switch on defense, the young vs old battle between L.A. and Utah, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 13th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #52: Countdown — Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Batman

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 episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein. This month, the boys count down their favorite issues of the landmark New 52 Batman series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo! From the Court of Owls to a Superheavy finale, it was a run for the ages. Which issues top Greg and Nick's respective lists?

April 13th, 2017    

Geek & Sassy #11

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. After a bit of an unintentional break, Jenny and Mirandia are back to catch you up on what they've been Streaming, Reading, and Downloading. This includes many TV shows....even Riverdale.  Comic books, novels, and audio books are also on the menu! And don't worry, you won't need a paper bag for our Nerd Eye Candy.​

April 12th, 2017    

Sellers Points: Top to Bottom - MCU Films

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.

This time around the guys give another Top to Bottom list, picking their favorite and…least favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Maybe there’s no bad movie in the MCU, but that doesn’t stop them from finding things to complain about…because that’s just what these comic nerds do. What’s on your list?

April 10th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Round ‘Em Out and Round ‘Em Up

On this regular season wrap-up edition of the show, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche give out some hardware of all shapes and sizes. Riche and Adam discuss their choices for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player,  All-NBA team selections, and the laundry list that is the Sixth Man of the Year. They also talk about biggest surprises and disappointments, why Adam is down on Phil Jackson while Andrew is still down on Boogie with the Pelicans. They also talk about the Orlando Magic whiteboard controversy, LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas' MVP cases, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 9th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #51: Hard Travelers for Hire - Marvel’s The Avengers

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, it's a very special LIVE (recorded) edition of the Hard Travelers for Hire! Nick and Greg are joined by Russell Sellers, Todd Weber and, making his PTBN Pop debut, Andrew Garner to take a look at Marvel's The Avengers! The gang assembled in Orlando, the site of WrestleMania 33, to watch this film and reminisce about a project so big that it wasn't even a movie ... it was an event!

April 7th, 2017    

PTBN DadCast #3: Parenting Potpourri

In the episode three of PTBN's DadCast, JT Rozzero and Don Carrara are running the gamut of parenting topics, with discussions on what life was like before children, your dream kid-free weekend, the pains of peeing, constant fears, the grossest parts of being a parent, the differences of being parents today as opposed to when we were kids, listening to the music you want to listen to, screen habits, the engineering family and Blippi before wrapping up with some some mailbag .

Check out this episode of this brand new show that focuses on the trials and tribulations of raising children and then share your feedback with us on social media!

NOTE: There is adult language in this, not aimed at a younger audience!

April 6th, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know Brock

Brock may hate wrestling but we love him and so will you. Brock talks about building and gaining his voice both proverbially and literally. Brock is a warm caring person will a dark past and some edgy taste. There are some twists and turns here including a very unique origin story to Brock's fandom. Make sure to follow him @NotBrockJahnke and all of his work in Wrestling with Words.

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