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June 29th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2017 Draft Recap

On the latest edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast, Riche and Adam try their best to sporadically go around the league to discuss the silly season already beginning after the NBA Draft. Which teams "won" or "lost" after Thursday's events? Have the Chicago Bulls irreversibly damaged their team, and is the clock now officially ticking on Tom Thibideau to get it right in Minnesota after acquiring Jimmy Butler? How did the Charlotte Hornets both win AND lose in our minds last week, and why is Riche so down on the Atlanta Hawks while Adam disagrees? We also talk about the toxicity of the Knicks' situation, lottery picks, summer league, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 27th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box: Episode 12 - “70s Drive-In Massacre”

This week, Chris & Joel explore the underside of cinematic history when they give some backstory into the exploitation trend of the 1970s. From grindhouse theatres to drive-ins, the guys explore the various subgenres of exploitation cinema and provide some movie recommendations that you should get familiar with. Plus, Chris introduces the "five-shower" rating system for one of his recommendations.But first, Go Home in a Box runs down the week's (6/27) new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd which includes The Apple, a Lethal Weapon collection and the forgotten 90s thriller Trespass.

Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre films from the VHS era.

June 26th, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know Carl Mann (WWW)

This week Tim & Adrian are joined by Carl Mann (@carlitosway745) from Wrestling with Words. Carl is new to the IWC and has a refreshing take on the scene over all.

June 24th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #62: Countdown — Wonder Woman Rebirth

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.

Wonder Woman Month concludes at PTBN Pop with the boys counting down their favorite issues of the current ongoing Greg Rucka-written Wonder Woman series, which is part of the DC Rebirth initiative

June 22nd, 2017    

Sellers Points - The Missed and the Maligned: Wonder Woman Animated

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 one half of Geek and Sassy, Jennifer Smith, to discuss the criminally Missed, but never Maligned 2009 animated Wonder Woman film. Hot Take: It does some things better than the live action movie! Oh, they go there. And then Kelley and Jenny give their review of the live action Wonder Woman film. Which is proceeded by more than a few rants, surprisingly alcohol free…what’s wrong with us? But it’s all for your entertainment! 

June 21st, 2017    

Go Home In A Box: Episode 11 - “Leprechauns, Dolls & Dr. Giggles: American Horror in the 90s”

Chris & Joel return with a vengeance with a breakdown of the American horror film in the 1990s. With Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street winding down, which franchises carried the torch through the decade? From the Child's Play series, through the Leprechaun franchise, even through the impact that television played with the genre, Chris & Joel hit all the points, high and low. Plus, get caught up with all the new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray from last week and this week. Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre films from the VHS era.

June 20th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017 Draft Preview (Eastern Conference)

Editor's note: this was recorded just prior to the 76ers/Celtics trade rumors and subsequent deal.

The 2017 NBA Draft is almost upon us, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, is here to break down every pick in the draft team by team. In part one, after some back and forth about the Warriors’ one-sided NBA Finals victory over the Cavaliers, Riche and Adam delve into all fifteen Eastern Conference teams. Who should the new brass in Orlando pick (maybe Jonathan Isaac or Jayson Tatum?) to usher in the re-reboot of the Magic? Why will you very likely not hear the Cavaliers' name in the draft this year despite winning the East for the third straight season? Is it destiny that Malik Monk ends up with the New York Knicks? They also discuss second round picks, the Boston Celtics summer scenario rabbit hole, Milwaukee loading up on athletes, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 19th, 2017    

Top Beer: New Belgium and Odyssey Beerwerks

This week we take an odyssey down the hoppy paths of yore as Tim and I both try some delicious Colorado breweries: New Belgium and Odyssey Beerwerks.  We also subscribe to the Untappd app where you can follow us: https://untappd.com/user/Luchaundead and keep up with the beers we're drinking.  Also follow us @luchaundead 

June 16th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #61: Off the Page — Wonder Woman (NBC pilot)

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.

Wonder Woman Month continues on the show as the boys watch and review the unaired pilot episode of David E. Kelley's 2011 Wonder Woman TV series. The show was intended for NBC, but the network passed. Did they make a mistake? Quite frankly, that's for the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to decide.

June 15th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2017 Draft Preview (Western Conference)

The 2017 NBA Draft is almost upon us, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, is here to break down every pick in the draft team by team. In part one, after some back and forth about the Warriors' one-sided NBA Finals victory over the Cavaliers, Riche and Adam delve into all fifteen Western Conference teams. Despite the hype, why is Lonzo Ball not just the best choice for the Lakers, but the only choice that makes sense? Why is it so important for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings to get their lottery picks right this year compared to the previous ones? Will Portland trade one, two, or all of their draft picks in the first round, and will the Memphis Grizzlies somehow get back in? They also discuss all the prospects, second round sleepers, the thin international pool, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 8th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #60: SPECIAL EDITION — Wonder Woman Film 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.

In this special edition, Nick and Greg talk about the number one movie in the world: Wonder Woman! The boys discuss director Patty Jenkins' first stab at the superhero genre, a critically acclaimed feature that seems to be putting the DC cinematic universe on track. Where does Gal Gadot's portrayal rank among the all-time superhero performances? How was the action? What was up with the CGI? Was Chris Pine properly cast? Find out in this episode!

June 7th, 2017    

Todd Weber’s Conversation: Comics! with Tim Capel-Byrne/Claremont X-Men pt 4

On the latest installment of Conversation: Comics! Todd & Tim once again dig out their longboxes to re-examine the famed Chris Claremont & John Byrne run of Uncanny X-Men. This time they're hurtling head-long towards the legendary Dark Phoenix Saga with a look at issues #130 & #131! These important issues feature the debut of the mutant disco queen Dazzler and the introduction of Sebastian Shaw, the Hellfire Club's Black King! Part 4 in a series of indeterminate length. 
 
​Todd Weber's ConversationComics! is THE monthly 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.

June 7th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box: Episode 10 - “Chris & Joel Make a Top 10 List”

It's the 10th episode overall for Go Home in a Box and to celebrate the occasion, Chris & Joel each have made up a list of top ten films that you must see. What films have made their respective lists? How many of them have you seen? Check out the latest episode of Go Home in a Box to find out. Also, they dudes run down the week's retro releases on blu-ray and dvd.

Go Home in a Box is your podcast source for deep-cut discussions of films from the VHS era.

June 6th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- What’s On Your Playlist (Playoff Teams)

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, finish their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, now discussing all 16 playoff teams… 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 have the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz suddenly become the most interesting teams of this summer? Is there anything the Warriors or Cavaliers can do to actually get better? They also discuss the Wizards' bench problem, the Rockets' trade scenarios, the Hawks potentially pushing the reset button again, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 5th, 2017    

Top Beer - Top Brewery: Oskar Blues and Mother Earth Brew Co.

This week we do another Top Brewery edition. On the docket: Oskar Blues and Mother Earth Brew Co. Which beer from their respective company will prevail as the top beer??? Listen to find out and follow us @luchaundead​

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