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June 30th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #5

Prepare yourself for the newest episode of Talk'n Pop, featuring the Conscience of PTBN, Steve "Wildcat" Wille!

Jenny and Tim take Steve on a wild journey involving Mega Black Dudes, yard sales, masturbation, celebrities on social media and much more! Listen as Psycho(therapist) Steve assigns Jenny her mental health diagnosis and shares a quite impressive falling story. Finally, learn about YouTube stars and the intriguing concept of ASMR.

June 30th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ 2018: Part 9

For most teams in the NBA, the season is over, but that won't stop Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, from discussing ALL of the teams and what they need to do in the offseason. In this final installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Memphis Grizzlies. They also close it out with discussing the NBA Draft and what the lottery teams need to do (Editor's note: apologize for this being post draft, our mistake). So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 29th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #115: The Longbook Hunters — Daredevil: The Devil in Cell Block D

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 take a look at the beginning of writer Ed Brubaker’s multi-year tenure writing Daredevil, “The Devil in Cell Block D” (also available in trade as “The Devil Inside and Out Part 1.”

June 27th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four - Episode 4: 1965 Part 1

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant issues from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic view at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This fab fourth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of Marvel's output throughout the  1965. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Fantastic Four and Daredevil featuring slugfests with the Hulk and Namor, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, as well as Wally Wood, Joe Sinnott and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 go in-depth on the first X-Men/Sentinels epic and our team breaks down the first appearance of the Juggernaut, the Inhumans, the Frightful Four and the long-awaited wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm.

June 25th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #3

Steve Williams and Kelly are back for more Songs With Friends! Ghostface Killah's "All That I Got Is You" and Metallica's "The Unforgiven" are the topics this week. Has your mom ever wiped the cold out your eye with her spit? Is a certain lead singer struggling with his sexuality? How much did cigarettes cost in the 90s? Listen to find out!

June 25th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ 2018: Part 8

For most teams in the NBA, the season is over, but that won't stop Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, from discussing ALL of the teams and what they need to do in the offseason. In this four-team installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Utah Jazz, the Orlando Magic, the Miami Heat, and the Portland Trail Blazers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 24th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1964 Part 2 with Todd Weber

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel staffer Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month's Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

Ben's fantastic fourth episode takes a concentrated look at the rest of Marvel's output throughout 1964. Ben and guest Todd Weber talk about Marvel Comics' many crossovers as characters within their shared universe interacted more than ever. Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, as well as Steve Ditko. Ben and Todd look at the further development of Dr. Strange and Spider-Man's greatest threats to date-The Sinister Six and the Green Goblin. They also talk in depth about the origin of Marvel's most menacing villain of all, Dr. Doom, and why Marvel's annuals were revolutionary.​

June 23rd, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #114: Countdown — Best Comic Book Dads

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.

It's a special Fathers Day Week episode of Countdown, and the boys are joined by none other than Ben Morse, the former Editorial Director of Digital Media for Marvel Comics, current UNLV professor and host of Marvel Age Master Class right here on PTBN POP! Ben and the HTF count down the best dads from the world of comics -- from kindly old farmers to high-tech badasses, these lists are sure to inspire and, in some cases, baffle!

June 22nd, 2018    

PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - SEGA Dreamcast

Brad and Jordan share the history of the short-lived and beloved SEGA Dreamcast, plus their top 4 defining games on the system.

June 21st, 2018    

Duo: A Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the subject of the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as we still want that sweet sweet search engine optimization despite not putting the name of the movie in the title. Glenn & Scott convene to break down their expectations for the newest Star War and how they were greatly exceeded, plus Solo‘s characterization, the Han-Chewie dynamic, gratuitous sequel-bait, the qualities of scoundrels, droid liberation theology, and much more. Come for the analysis of where John Powell’s score fits in the Star Wars corpus, stay for the pilot episode of the hit new podcast Glenn and Scott Read Wookieepedia!

June 19th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Gone Fishin’ 2018 - Part 7

For most teams in the NBA, the season is over, but that won't stop Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, from discussing ALL of the teams and what they need to do in the offseason. In this installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Los Angeles Clippers, the Toronto Raptors, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 18th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1964 Part 1

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel staffer Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month's Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

This third episode takes a focused look at Marvel's output throughout 1964. Ben and guest Todd Weber talk about Marvel Comics synergistic growth as they expanded their comic universe, Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and Bill Everett, and Ben and Todd look at the further development of Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers while also investigating and dissecting the debuts of the Mandarin, Hawkeye, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and Daredevil as well as the triumphant return of Captain America in Avengers issue #4!​

June 16th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #113: Off the Page — The Amazing Spider-Man 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. In Off the Page, Greg and Nick take a look at comic book media outside the printed page. In this edition, Russell Sellers joins Greg and Nick to talk about the movie that killed a franchise: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. What caused this film to go off the rails, and was it really bad enough to warrant Sony throwing in the towel? Also, was it all ultimately worth it? All this, plus an epic Harry Osborn rant!

June 15th, 2018    

PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - Nintendo 64

Brad and Jordan share their memories of the Nintendo 64, including potentially life-altering stories revolving around THQ wrestling games! Oh and their top 4 defining games for the system, plus a slew of honorable mentions are covered as well.

June 13th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four - Episode 3: 1964

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant issues from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic view at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This third episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel's output throughout the calendar year 1964. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Fantastic Four and the Amazing Spider-Man, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck and "newcomers" Bill Everett, Joe Orlando and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 take an extended tour of the politically incorrect pages of early Iron Man Tales of Suspense, and our team breaks down the first appearance of Daredevil and the triumphant Silver Age return of the legendary Captain America.​

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