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Place to Be Nation’s Pop Culture podcast feed featuring shows on comics, music, sports, movies, TV, nostalgia and much more!

April 30th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018 Conference Semis Preview

After a longer than expected hiatus (which is addressed at the top of the show), Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back in the saddle to venture through what remains in the 2018 NBA playoff scene. After a shockingly quick disposal of the Blazers in the first round, can the Pelicans make lightning strike twice against the gaudy Golden State Warriors? How has LeBron, at this advanced stage of his career, somehow reverted back to the beginning of his career, and can he put another spell over a team that he has owned in the past: The Toronto Raptors? Riche and Adam also discuss the Rockets/Jazz series (and how Donovan Mitchell is very much like James Harden), the highly anticipated and energetic Sixers/Celtics showdown, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 29th, 2018    

Sellers Points: Current Events - DC and Action 1000

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.

On this 40th episode of the show, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke join first-time PTBN guest Joe Johnson and Russell to talk all things Doomsday Clock and the landmark Action Comics #1000. What stories were the best from the anthology issue? Is the new Rorschach a hit or miss? Would you leave a lonely stack of pancakes to get cold or devour the whole plate? All this and more!

April 28th, 2018    

PTBN Pop! Special Edition: Infinity War Recap (Spoilers)

SPOILERS! PTBN Pop's own Nick Duke, Jennifer Smith and Tim Capel take an in-depth, SPOILER-filled look at Marvel's Third Avengers film. Once again, there are MAJOR SPOILERS so proceed with caution.

April 27th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #106: Hard Travelers for Hire — Doctor Strange

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 time, the journey brings the boys to Doctor Strange, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the breastular character. Nick and Greg don’t see eye to eye in this one, exactly, but they definitely respect the fact that he didn’t go through 10 years of Strange medical school to be called mister.

April 25th, 2018    

Go Home in a Box: The Final Episode - A Quiet Place

The title says it all. It's a bittersweet ending for your podcast source of genre film discussion, as Chris and Joel attempt to go out on a high note. Join in on the discussion as the guys dissect the success story of 2018 thus far, John Krasinski's A QUIET PLACE. There are also new retro releases coming to blu-ray/dvd the week of 4/24, and the guys break them down for you one last time.

Thank you to all those who took the time to listen. Thank you especially to the crew behind the Place to Be Nation POP feed for giving a home to Go Home in a Box.

April 24th, 2018    

Sunday Groove #9: Our Lady Peace

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 second appearance of Tim Capel from Talk’n Pop, Survey Says, and frequent guest on Conversation Comics. We explore one of our favorite bands, Our Lady Peace. This episode also features the normal segments: Currents Spins, musical memories and comments from the listeners. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

April 23rd, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #3: Nick Duke and WrestleMania Weekend

In the third episode of Talk'n Pop, Jenny is fresh off her first ever Wrestlemania trip! Joining her to regale Tim with NOLA stories is Nick Duke of the Hard Traveling Fanboys! They run down the entire weekend, from booze and bars to surreal grocery shopping and unexpected van rides. There's some wrestling talk sprinkled in but this is more about the social experience of an unlikely group of people who shared a truly one of a kind weekend in New Orleans.

April 21st, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #105: PTBN POP! Comic Book Theatre — Watchmen, Part 2

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. Some events, however, call for more than just two fanboys to discuss. Banding together with fellow comic book aficionados on these occasions, Greg and Nick will present a GIANT-SIZED edition of their weekly podcast.

After many months, we finally unveil the second part of our ongoing, certainly UNIQUE, audio adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen! Featuring a slew of Place to Be Nation and PTBN POP personalities, along with a few celebrities, it’s sure to leave an impression!

April 13th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #104: Off the Page — The Music of DC Comics 75th Anniversary Collection

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 Off the Page, Greg and Nick take a look at comic book media outside the printed page.

In this edition, the boys tackle their first musical episode! It’s all about the music of DC Comics, as this album collects some of the classic themes and musical pieces from throughout DC’s time on radio, TV and the silver screen.

April 12th, 2018    

Top Beer: Beeritos, Bullshit and Bankruptcy

This week on Top Beer: Calling the wrong restaurant, being consumer slaves, beer chests, private investors, birthday cake flavored beer, the dark web, reefer madness, starting a right-wing podcast, kombucha and of course beer.

April 5th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #103: The Longbook Hunters — Favorite Non-DCU/Marvel 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.

The boys have already counted down their favorite Marvel Universe and DC Universe stories, so now it's time to take a look outside the mainstream! That's right, Greg and Nick are talking about their favorite original comics that take place outside the traditional superhero confines. From Image Comics to DC's Vertigo and Marvel's Icon imprints, these lists are a who's who of brilliant comic book minds and interesting concepts.

April 4th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Where’s My Spot?

Round and 'round the playoff spots go, and where they stop, nobody knows... except for Adam Murray and Andrew Riche , Place To Be Nation's NBA Team! Maybe they don't know either, but they dig deep on the remainder of the regular season schedule, which playoff scenarios we would rather see, and how the Denver Nuggets could throw a giant monkey wrench into the playoff seedings. Will we actually see the Spurs not in the playoffs? Who wins a fairly important game between the Cavaliers and the Sixers for the East's 3 seed? Riche and Adam also talk about the Charlotte Hornets possibly hiring Mitch Kupchak, Jay Wright's NBA offers, tanking, WrestleMania predictions, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 3rd, 2018    

CBT: Watchmen Part One - The Manager’s Special Edition

Last year, the Hard Traveling Fanboys on Place to Be Nation Pop released the first part of an audio adaptation of Moore and Gibbons' masterwork, Watchmen. This encore presentation has been remastered to become the definitive edition of the first section of this epic experience. If you've never heard it, or even if you have, you've never heard it like this!

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