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October 31st, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Out of the Gate

In this edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss the beginning of the NBA regular season and how the teams have come out of the gate, whether it be stumbling, fumbling, sprinting, or already out of it. Riche and Adam discuss the early dominance of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the shocking success of the Orlando Magic and their young star Aaron Gordon, the deplorable Phoenix Suns situation, the Cavs and Warriors coming out sloppy, and yes, we talk about that Gordon Hayward injury. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 28th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #80: The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere Review — “Mercy”

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, the boys offer their thoughts on The Walking Dead’s season eight premiere, “Mercy.”

October 26th, 2017    

Sellers Points: Guide to Vertigo

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.

PTBN PoP Manager Extraordinaire Todd Weber joins the guys to talk all things Vertigo Comics. From 100 Bullets to Y: The Last Man, they give the lowdown on all the best creator-owned series and edgier takes on long-time fan favorites from DC Comics’ premier Mature Readers imprint. Todd does his best to bring class to the proceedings, but it's Russell and Kelley...

October 25th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box Episode 25: “Happy Death Day/In the Mouth of Madness”

On this edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris & Joel put a spotlight on Happy Death Day, the #1 box office sci-fi/horror film that may be of interest to you comic book nerds, because it was written by Scott Lobdell! Then they go back in time just a bit to the 90s for discussion of John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. First things first, however, as they have a slew of new releases on blu-ray/dvd including Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes and the 80s cult favorite Rolling Vengeance. When all is said and done, Joel stands tall for another round of Stump Joel movie trivia.

 
Check out why Go Home in a Box should be Place to Be Nation's home for genre film discussion.

October 22nd, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #79: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 2: “Miles Behind Us”

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. Walking Dead Month continues at the luxurious HTF studios in Vancouver, as the boys review the second trade paperback collection of Robert Kirkman’s hit series The Walking Dead. What did Greg and Nick think of this critical and commercial smash? The answer may surprise you ... quite frankly.

October 17th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Warriors’ Way

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In this final installment, the team hits on the elite teams going into this season, but are any of them "super teams"? Can any of them beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors? Are the newly designed Cleveland Cavaliers somehow better than they were last year when Isaiah Thomas is healthy? Can the James Harden/Chris Paul back court put the Houston Rockets over the top? Riche and Adam also discuss the scoring punch of the Boston Celtics (along with defensive liabilities), the closing window for the San Antonio Spurs, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 16th, 2017    

PTBN Comics Popblast for DC Dark Nights: Metal #3

RIDE THE TIGER!  PTBN Pop's Comic beasts from the abyss Russell Sellers and Todd Weber break down the 3nd issue of DC's insane landmark event Dark Nights: Metal for your consumption. Teenage bands! Secret Codes! Bars at the end of the world!! It's a deadly feast for your inner beast!​ There's no turning back.​

October 13th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #78: Countdown — Worst Walking Dead Characters

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. Walking Dead Month continues as the boys are joined by Jennifer Smith of the Geek & Sassy podcast to talk about their LEAST favorite characters in the Walking Dead multiverse. This covers everything from the comics to the games to the hit TV series. Be sure to tune in. CORAL!

October 12th, 2017    

Conversation Comics! with Tim Capel: Claremont/Byrne Uncanny X-Men Part 6

On the latest installment of ConversationComics! Todd & Tim once again dig out their longboxes to re-examine the famed Chris Claremont & John Byrne run of Uncanny X-Men. This episode, they're focusing on the reveal of Dark Phoenix and the culmination of the Hellfire Club in issue #134. Part 6 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.

Parts 1-5:http://placetobenation.com/todd-webers-conversation-comics-tim-capel-byrneclaremont-x-men-pt-1/

 
 
 
 

October 11th, 2017    

Go Home in a Box: Episode 24 - “Pumpkinhead/Scarecrows”

Fall is in the air at Go Home in a Box, and Chris and Joel have selected a couple of films that fit the seasonal mood, pumpkin spice and all! But first, the guys run down the new releases on blu-ray/dvd the last couple of weeks, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baby Driver and of course, the usual retro releases new to shelves. Deep discussion of the films Pumpkinhead and Scarecrows is on tap, as the guys dissect and analyze both films. Then finally, we get another round of Stump Joel, as Chris attempts to confuse Joel with movie trivia. 

It's a great show, so join in and discover why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre film discussion.

October 10th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Big Ballers

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part five, the NBA-Team takes on four teams who are projected to make some noise, but how much noise? Will the re-loaded Oklahoma City Thunder be a lightening of the load for league MVP Russell Westbrook or will there be chemistry issues? Riche and Adam also discuss the Toronto Raptors being in playoff purgatory, the Wizards capping out and going all in, the Minnesota Timberwolves getting serious for once, and more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

October 9th, 2017    

Sunday Groove #3: Ranking Foo Fighter albums

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses music of all types. David, a self-diagnosed “Music Addict” will guide your journey through this audio experience on a monthly basis. Each episode features a different guest and will discuss different bands that get us excited and passionate. This episode features another one of my best friends, Russell Sellers (one half of Sellers Points on PTBN Pop). We talk about the new Foo Fighter album “Concrete and Gold. We also rank the Foo Fighters albums and our opinions were very different at times. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook in the Place to Be Nation Comics page and let me know your thoughts and how you would rank the albums.

October 9th, 2017    

Lucha Undead: Alexandra from Squared Circle Sirens and Ringside Revolution

This week Tim is hosting solo with Alexandra ( @noahs_savior ). They talk about her writing for squared circle sirens and ringside revolution podcast. Alexandra talks about the importance of wrestling coverage and having a unique voice for under covered topics. Tim realizes he doesn't understand the importance of video games and Alexandra helps him to see it more deeply. The convo flies by. ​

October 7th, 2017    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #77: Off the Page — The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Season 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. 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 this edition, Nick and Greg kick off Walking Dead Month with a discussion of the 2012 interactive "point and click" game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. The show turns from discussions about the series' voice cast to tales of a video game hitting Greg and Nick right in the heartstrings. Enjoy!

October 5th, 2017    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: Don’t Tease Me, Bro

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part four, they take on SIX teams with playoff potential but with a lot of new looks. How will the Clippers and Jazz fare without their All-Star leaders, but with plenty of talent left to recover in the ultra-competitive West? Speaking of the West, will the addition of Paul Millsap put the Nuggets into the playoff position, or will the AD-Boogie duo in New Orleans beat them to it? And just how great can Giannis Antetokounmpo truly become in Milwaukee? So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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