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August 26th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #71: Countdown — Marvel Netflix episodes

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. In this episode, the boys celebrate the debut of "The Defenders" by counting down their favorite episodes of Marvel Netflix's universe-within-the-MCU. From Daredevil to Luke Cage, every show is represented on their lists ... except one.

August 24th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Holy KI-IT!

The NBA, and the trade winds, simply could not be on their best behavior while Adam Murray and Andrew Riche were away, so here comes the NBA-Team to pick up the pieces on possibly the biggest trade in the last five years in the NBA. Riche and Adam discuss every angle, scenario, ramification, and championship caliber effects on the Kyrie Irving trade on both the Cleveland side and the Boston side. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

August 23rd, 2017    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 19: “Really Dumb Things That Go Bump in the Night”

This week, Chris and Joel have made another list. This time they each rhyme off their own list of horror films that contain really stupid killers. From giant killer rabbits in Night of the Lepus to a killer bed in Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, the guys have compiled quite an interesting and mostly humorous list of films that probably should not scare you but were totally designed to.

Also, the guys check out new retro releases such as the 1983 classic HERCULES starring Lou Ferrigno, which is out this week from Shout Factory. Finally, there is a new segment on the show as Chris attempts to STUMP JOEL with some random trivia about some of their favorite films.
 
Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for discussion of films from the VHS era.

August 21st, 2017    

Luncha Undead: SES Edition with Andrew Shillinglaw

The boys are joined by the incredible shrieking shrink Andrews Shillinglaw ( @JustShillinglaw ). Andrew has been in the wrestling podcasting game for long time, but he also has a great knowledge of #indiebeer. They boys get in to his history yarding as well as schoolin. Listen to Andrew on the Sports Entertainment Shrinks over on the Wrestling With Worlds podcast feed.

August 20th, 2017    

PopBlast! Dark Nights: Metal

Russell Sellers and Todd Weber discuss DC Comics' awesome METAL issue 1, which features the superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunited​​​ for a massive, universe-spanning event! 

August 18th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #70: Off the Page — Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

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.

In honor of Rowdy Roddy Piper, who passed away two years ago, the boys look at his only work within the world of mainstream comic book adaptations: the 2011 animated film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights! Hear why the boys love his portrayal of a fan favorite side character and why they consider this to be perhaps the greatest version of Green Lantern outside the comics.

August 16th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 18: “Rogue Cops, Rocket Launchers & Robert Tepper: Action Fiilms of the 80s”

Commando. Cobra. Invasion USA. Avenging Force. Death Wish 3., and yes....Hard Ticket to Hawaii. These are some of the films that Chris & Joel have fun with on this week's Go Home in a Box. Join in on the discussion as the guys hit on all the tropes of action films that were as excessive as only decade that could contain them.

Plus, new retro releases on dvd and blu-ray include a handful of Stephen King adaptations, another cash-in by Paramount, and more.
 
Check out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for discussion of genre films from the VHS era.

August 15th, 2017    

PTBN PopBlast: Mister Miracle #1

Todd Weber (Coversation:Comics!) takes a look at DC's much-anticipated new book Mr. Miracle. Does it live up to the hype? Can a reader who's never encountered Kirby's New Gods enjoy it? Todd recaps and reviews the issue for you. Warning: thar be SPOILERS ahoy!​

August 14th, 2017    

Top Beer w/ Dan Scotti

​On the docket this week: Denver Beer Co., Sixpoint Brewing and Magnify Brewing Company with special guest Dan Scotti.  Check out Dan @danscotti and @wrestlewords and also follow us on Untappd @delaboots and @luchaundead.

August 11th, 2017    

Sellers Points RE-Booked: Spider-Man 3

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.

It’s been 10 years since Spider-Man 3 underwhelmed audiences everywhere and the guys have some thoughts on what should have been. Pro-tip, villains randomly falling out of the sky with no prior context is bad storytelling. But, is Spider-Man 3 as “meh” as memory says? Are there redeeming qualities to this movie that are overlooked? Find out as the guys bring another edition of RE-Booked to your ears!

August 10th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #69: The Longbook Hunters — The Longbow Hunters

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, we finally see the Longbook Hunters take on their namesake: the 1987 Mike Grell-created mini-series Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters! The boys delve into this prestige format miniseries to discuss its influence, its innovation and its place among the classics of the creative golden age of the mid-1980s.

August 9th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 17: “Pet Sematary is AWESOME!”

This week, coinciding with the release of The Dark Tower to movie screens across America, Chris & Joel take a dive into film adaptations of some of Stephen King's stranger works. They discuss movies such as Graveyard Shift, The Mangler, and anthology films Creepshow I and II. The guys have trouble coming up with talking points about Thinner and Chris proclaims Pet Sematary to be awesome! Plus, new retro releases on dvd/blu-ray this week include Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too, Freebie and The Bean and yet another Echo Bridge collection destined for the Walmart $5 bin.

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

August 6th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Hold My Beer

As we hit the doldrums of the NBA offseason and the smoke clears (for the most part) after the flurry of draft picks, trades, and free agency, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place to Be Nation's NBA-Team have returned to dive in on a whole slew of topics. Riche and Adam discuss the smoke and potential dumpster fire of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the uncertainty of Kyrie Irving's trade request, Kevin Prichard being the worst GM of the summer with simply one bad decision, summer league thoughts, Big3 Basketball versus TBT, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

August 4th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #68: Hard Travelers for Hire — Thor: The Dark World

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.

In this edition of the Hard Travelers for Hire, producer and podcast host Todd Weber joins Greg and Nick to discuss Thor: The Dark World, the 2013 sequel that drew one of the most tepid critical responses of the MCU. The boys discuss the positives, the negatives, and Nick's inexplicable obsession with "boats with wings."

August 2nd, 2017    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 16: “Zoinks! G-g-g-ghosts!”

This week, join Chris & Joel return to the horror realm for discussion of some great ghost stories on film. The guys discuss such movies as The Changeling, The Fog, The Amityville Horror, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters and, of course, Ghost. They also break down this week's new retro releases on blu-ray and dvd, which includes The Good Son, prompting Chris to reveal his hatred of Macauley Culkin.

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

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