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March 31st, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #102: Hard Travelers for Hire — Captain America: Civil War

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 loaded edition features TWO guests from the PTBN Pop family: Sunday Groove’s David Sunday and Talk’N’Pop’s Tim Capel! The fellas join the fanboys to talk about Captain America: Civil War, a.k.a. Avengers 3! The Russo Brothers’ follow up to Winter Soldier takes us into very personal territory, yet also features perhaps the best battle in MCU history.

March 29th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- You Keep Me Hangin’ On

The regular season is almost over, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, is back after an extended absence to talk about.... more extended absences! What in the blazes is going on with Kawhi Leonard and who is in the wrong? Have the Golden State Warriors already punted the rest of the regular season after the Steph Curry injury? LeBron James is back in takeover mode, but can he make the real Cleveland Cavaliers stand up? Riche and Adam also talk about the Sixers' playoff chances, the Bucks' messy personnel, bottom dwellers, forgotten late season performances, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

March 28th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #23

​In the 23rd episode of Geek and Sassy, the girls talk weird weather, travel plans, and break-ins. No Reads and Streams this time because.....reasons. But there are some Downloads to share. Be sure to stick around for the long-awaited, often re-scheduled first appearance of Hard Traveling Fanboy, Nick Duke! Jenny, Mirandia and Nick discuss Jessica Jones: Alias vol.1! From implied interracial anal sex to snappy dialogue, this book has it all!! Who does Nick choose for his Nerd Eye Candy? The answer may surprise you.

March 27th, 2018    

Top Beer: News n’ Brews

We talk Andy Dick, injecting meth, sleazy internet service providers, Alice Cooper looking Joan Jett, John Blumpkin as an alias and of course we drink some delicious brews.

March 25th, 2018    

Breaking Balls, Episode VII: Your Show of Shows

This is it. After our long winter, baseball is back—and the Breaking Balls crew has got you covered!

In this mammoth episode, Chris, Joel, and Jason welcome a slew of guests from around the PTBN to discuss the 2018 season in depth. They go over each division, talk about players and storylines to watch, and of course, give their thoughts on how the 2018 campaign will play out for all 30 MLB clubs.

First up, Scott Criscuolo (<a href="http://placetobenation.com/category/podcasts/place-to-be-podcast/">Place to Be Podcast</a> and<a href="http://placetobenation.com/category/podcasts/ptbns-main-event/"> PTBN's Main Event</a>) joins the guys to preview the National League East. After a preview of the National League Central, Todd Weber (<a href="https://ptbnpop.podbean.com">PTBN's POP Feed</a>) comes to bat to help preview the National League West.

After the National League, the guys focus on the American League as they are joined by Peter Winson (<a href="https://soundcloud.com/greetingsfromallentown">Greetings From Allentown</a>) to preview all 15 AL teams.

Before heading out, JB, Greeny and CJ give their award predictions and postseason picks.

So, grab your favorite ballpark snacks, toss on your best jersey and get ready because it is time to PLAY BALL!

March 24th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #101: The Longbook Hunters — Batman: The Court of Owls and City of Owls

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 continue Love Month by talking about one of their favorite modern Batman tales: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Court of Owls!

March 21st, 2018    

Go Home in a Box - Episode 36: “RIP Toys Я Us”

On the latest edition of Go Home in a Box, Chris and Joel are saddened by the downfall of everyone's favorite toy store. As they reflect on their memories of board games and McFarlane sports figures, they collect themselves just in time to discuss 1988's CHILD'S PLAY and the forgotten Wes Craven flick from 1986, DEADLY FRIEND. It's cussing killer dolls and basketball killshots! Then the guys rundown the latest retro releases on blu-ray for the week of 3/20. 

Go Home in a Box is YOUR podcast source for deep-cut discussion of genre films. You should be checking it out!

March 21st, 2018    

PTBN PopBlast! For DC Dark Nights Metal #5/The Wild Hunt

DC's Crazy Crossover is winding down...but is Todd and Russell's enthusiasm for the series diminishing also? The boys take a look at the latest issue of Metal, and break it down to prepare you for the upcoming finale. They also look at the tie-in "The Wild Hunt" and see if Grant Morrison's return to DC makes the grade. Metal in your face!

March 19th, 2018    

Sellers Points: Talk’n Shop with the Boss

Sellers Points is the place to be for real comic analysis, speculation and all around useless opinions as host Russell Sellers and a plethora of cohorts and special guests bring you new episodes monthly. This month, PTBN’s Chairman and CEO Brad Warren joins Russell to talk about his nearly-year-long journey back into comics. What’s it like for a lapsed reader of several years to come back? What new stories did he discover? What hit? What missed? How many parallels are there between wrestling and comics? You’ll have to listen to find out! 

March 17th, 2018    

Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #100: Countdown — Favorite DC Comics 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.

In this edition, the boys tackle a topic near and dear to their hearts — the best stories ever published by DC Comics! Well, as you’ll hear, “best” is really a word to describe their favorite stories. There’s no attempt at objectivity, because this list is all about Captain Planet’s favorite organ: heart! Which stories made the cut?

March 15th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #2

Jenny and Tim are back for another episode of Talk'n Pop! Find out how deep they will go when social media stalking is the topic at hand. Have you ever accidentally liked your ex's brother's nephew's babysitter's profile pic from 2014?? Then this is the podcast for you! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat....no platform is safe from their curiosity. Stick around for an interview with 'the manager,' Todd Weber and hear his stories of roommates, smelly girls, and jingles. Fuckshit junk for life!

March 14th, 2018    

Sunday Groove 8: Jimmy Eat World

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 we’ll discuss different bands and music that we enjoy. This episode features the amazing Tim Capel from Talk’n Pop, Survey Says, and frequent guest on Conversation Comics. We dive deep into Tim’s favorite band, Jimmy Eat World. This episode features the normal segment “Currents Spins” with a new jingle and comments from the listeners. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

March 11th, 2018    

Breaking Balls, Episode VI: Moose Tacos

In this installment of Breaking Balls, Jason, Joel, and Chris bat around the signings of Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez, and others. The guys discuss the motives behind the Rays' deck shuffling, the slate of one-year deals signed recently, and cover a bit of "breaking news".

After going over new pace-of-play initiatives coming in 2018, and a bit of "Hey! Remember This Guy?", the boys settle in for a draft that is NSFW, but a whole lot of fun!

March 11th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #99: Off the Page — Spider-Man 2 Movie Rewatch

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 long-awaited edition of Off the Page, the boys revisit one of the (relatively) early comic-book movie classics, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2! From the sleepy, boyish charm of star Tobey Maguire to the tragic tale of Alfred Molina’s Dr. Otto Octavius, we see if this movie stands the test of time in the era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Join us for a truly spectacular edition of HTFB!

March 9th, 2018    

Top Beer: Dark Style - Redux

In this episode of Top Beer we once again explore dark style beers. Adrian also pitches to Tim some billion dollar startup ideas.  ​

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