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January 31st, 2018    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 32: “Captain America/The Punisher”

On this edition of Go Home in a Box, hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma have their version of a huge comic book crossover event when they team up with a Place To Be Nation stalwart in TIM CAPEL, one-half of the WCW Survey Says podcast crew. Tim is a noted Captain America fan and he joins the discussion of the much-maligned 1990 Captain America film. Then the guys breakdown another film involving a popular Marvel character when they discuss The Punisher, the 1989 version that stars Dolph Lundgren. Yes, believe it or not, there was a time when Marvel film adaptations were not so successful. But are they really so bad? 

 
Before all that talk, however, Chris and Joel list off a slew of new retro releases coming to you on blu-ray, and Joel has something to say about the current state of big-budget Hollywood. Check out why Go Home in a Box is a thing, and why you should be making it your podcast source for genre film discussion.
 

January 29th, 2018    

Luncha Undead: VOW’s Kevin Hare

This week we get to know Kevin Hare ( @Stan__Hansen ) from VoW's Burning Spirits. Learn about Kevin's history in the hardcore music scene, death matches, online forums, & working for Deej. 

January 29th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #93: Hard Travelers for Hire — Avengers: Age of Ultron

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, the boys trek on through the second Avengers film, Age of Ultron! This surprisingly divisive film has its lovers and its haters. Which side do Greg and Nick fall on?

January 23rd, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Tunnel Vision

After finding a secret tunnel in search of one another, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, reconvene for a new episode covering all things Association. They give out mid-season grades for plenty of teams, why tanking has not been as prevalent at this point in the season, and who gets the dreaded F grade. Riche and Adam also discuss trade-able contracts, the win-loss standing purgatory the Jazz and Hornets find themselves in, the Cavaliers' defensive struggles, the Clippers/Rockets beef, and much much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

January 21st, 2018    

Breaking Balls, Episode 4: Quantum of Solarte

In the fourth installment of Breaking Balls, Joel, Chris, and Jason discuss the upcoming 2018 MLB Hall of Fame inductions. We review the guys most likely to make it this year, along with a great takedown of a few guys looking at induction in the not-too-distant future.

After diving into the pair of Pirates' January trades, the guys introduce a new segment with a stroll down memory lane, and then embark on their most offbeat draft yet!

January 20th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #92: The Longbook Hunters — Batman: Hush Returns

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. This hunt brings the boys to one of Greg's least favorite stories of all time: A.J. Lieberman and Al Barrionuevo's Batman: Hush Returns! It's the follow-up to the iconic "Hush" by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, minus everything good about it! Emo Joker, John Matrix workout sequences, metal phalli and scatalogical country music, all in this week's HTF!

January 17th, 2018    

Go Home in a Box: Episode 31 - “Wendigo/The Shining”

For this edition of Go Home in a Box, it's best to stay warm because hosts Chris Jordan and Joel La Puma are taking you out into the cold cruel winter air when they discuss indie horror flick WENDIGO (2001) and then go down a familiar road with Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING (1980). Listen in as the guys break down these two films that chill to the bone. But first, there are new retro releases this week (1/16) that include titles such as The Taking of Beverly Hills, The Amicus Collection and several Studio Ghibli films. Then after all the movie talk, Joel has a hot take on novels vs their film adaptations. 

Listen in and find out why Go Home in a Box should be your podcast source for genre film discussion. 

January 15th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #20: Top 5 90s TV Shows

Oh snap, it's the 20th episode of Geek and Sassy! Jenny and Mirandia kick off the new year with some ranting, some cheesing, and some ghostly mystery solving. Then it's time to get crunk when the girls drop their Top 5 90's tv shows on ya. From West Philadelphia to where no one has gone before, they cover it all. How do their lists stack up against yours? Join them in the Dark Side for Nerd Eye Candy!

January 15th, 2018    

Top Beer: The Best of 2017

In this chilled-out episode, we look back at 2017.

January 12th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #91: Countdown — Worst Marvel Stories

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. Last year, the boys counted down their favorite Marvel Comics stories of all time. Now, it's time to flip the script and count down their LEAST favorite stories. Some of these are badly written, some badly drawn, some both; others simply represent ill-thought-out concepts or ideas that led to creative bankruptcy later on. Join us for what is sure to be a controversial episode!

January 11th, 2018    

Go Home in a Box: Episode 30 - “Hell Comes to Frogtown / Duel of the Iron Fist”

Go Home in a Box is back for 2018! On this episode, Chris Jordan & Joel La Puma step off the beaten path of film directors to discuss two men who are better known in cult circles. First, it's Donald G. Jackson and his film "Hell Comes to Frogtown" from 1988, which stars the late Roddy Piper in a post-apocalyptic landscape where he happens to be the most fertile man alive who has to contend with a community of mutant amphibians. Then in the second half, the guys step into the realm of martial arts films with "the Godfather of Hong Kong cinema", Chang Cheh and his film "Duel of the Iron Fist" from 1971. There are new retro releases on blu-ray and DVD this week, including a re-released Jurassic Park collection. Finally, the guys end the show on a rant about movie spoilers across the internet. What's the big deal??

Check out Go Home in a Box, your podcast source for ALL THINGS about genre films. Only on the Place to Be Nation POP network.

January 10th, 2018    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 36: The Force’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

Having seen The Last Jedi again, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna are retreating to the far-off island known as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular to discuss the movie some more! Glenn is embarrassed about omissions in the score segment from last time, Scott is upset about Canto Bight, and Alanna is still yelling about Kylo. Other topics discussed include what it means to be Somebody, Objectivism, and...yes, love triangles. Are you a theme lumper or a theme splitter? Is "willingness to be evil" a make-or-break issue in your relationships? All this and more awaits you!

January 10th, 2018    

Sellers Points: Current Events January 2018

​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 main event time, again! The guys get into heavy spoiler territory with looks at current DC events Super Sons of Tomorrow and Doomsday Clock. They also tackle some of the recent happenings at Marvel as Brian Michael Bendis exits, does that mean the end of certain characters? What do these recent cancellations tell us about the future? Are there fewer dumpsters being set ablaze? Does Russell’s Arnold Schwarzenegger impression spell DOOM for the show?

January 9th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- New Years Hangover

In their first episode of 2018, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, ring in the new year with a recaps, resolutions, and regrets for teams and players throughout the league. Topics include the suddenly scrappy Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving's latest shoe ad, the long-awaited return (and arrival) of Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland, how two-way contracts may hurt the G-League's popularity, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

January 9th, 2018    

Sunday Groove #6: Movie Soundtracks

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses music of all types. David, a self-diagnosed “Music Addict” will guide your journey on a monthly basis. Each episode features a different guest and will discuss different bands and music that get us excited and passionate. This episode features my long-time friend Andrew Garner. We each discuss 5 different soundtracks that we love. These aren’t our top 5, but just 5 that we think are amazing and need to be experienced. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on Twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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