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July 30th, 2018    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 39: Are We Klingon, Or Are We Dancer? — Star Trek: Discovery Season One

Scott and Glenn are back with a somewhat belated discussion of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. They discuss what worked for them and what didn't, why the show went too fast and felt too slow, and whether anyone was buried. They each have opinions, and Scott thinks you should ignore one of them.

July 29th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #6

On this international episode of Talk'n Pop, Tim and Jenny welcome Stacey O'Loughlin! The girls relive some moments from their meeting in New Orleans, Stacey Does America in an epic country wide tour, and answers tedious questions about Australia. Speaking of Australia, have you heard the conspiracy theory that it doesn't exist? Stacey sets the record straight in this PTBN Pop exclusive!! Things get personal as Tim and Stacey open up and share their stories of coming out, unrequited love, secret crushes and dating hardships. Do not miss this hilarious, insightful, touching and highly entertaining episode of Talk'n Pop!

July 26th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #119: Countdown — Top 5 Dark Knight Trilogy scenes and SDCC roundup

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. DARK KNIGHT MONTH concludes as the boys are joined by Sunday Groove’s David Sunday to count down their five favorite scenes from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy! Then, in a special edition of the Rundown, the illustrious Ben Morse joins Nick and Greg for a roundup of all the biggest news stories from San Diego Comic-Con!

July 25th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #6

In Songs With Friends #6, Steve Williams and Kelly cover The Outfield's "Your Love" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man." We talk about somber life advice, HGTV culture, feathered hair, the booming YMCA drama department, and the importance of protecting your daughter from those damn Brits. In more serious news, Kelly shares some personal info with the Place to Be Nation before we get rolling. Thanks for listening.

July 22nd, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #118: Off the Page — The Dark Knight Rises

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. DARK KNIGHT MONTH rolls on! Russell Sellers joins the fanboys to talk about The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated finale to his Batman trilogy. Was Bane really that hard to understand? How much did IMAX enhance the viewing experience? What do the boys make of some of the movie's common criticisms? All that and more in this one!

July 20th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1965 pt 2 with Nick Duke

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel Editorial Director of Digital Media 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 sensational sixth episode takes a concentrated look at some of the finest of Marvel's output throughout 1965. Ben and guest Nick Duke talk about Marvel Comics seminal Amazing Spider-Man, Strange Tales and the revamped Avengers. Morse & Duke discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and John Severin, with a special talk about the recently deceased Ditko. Ben and Nick look at the graduation of Peter Parkerl and discuss the lineup overhauls of both the Avengers and Strange Tales. They also talk in depth about the epic year-long Eternity and Dormammu Saga which starred Dr. Strange.

July 17th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #5

In episode 5 of Songs With Friends, Steve Williams and Kelly discuss "Marvin's Room" by Drake and "It's Been Awhile" by Staind. Topics include drunk dialing, the hassle of "sponsoring women" and hiding children, addictions, apologies, identifying people by taste, dirty macking, Kelly's lack of Degrassi knowledge, and Sprite!  Feedback is welcome at ptbnsongswithfriends@gmail.com!

July 15th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #117: Off the Page — The Dark Knight

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.

DARK KNIGHT MONTH continues as Greg and Nick go Off the Page to take a look at the 10-year anniversary of the release of Christopher Nolan's classic film The Dark Knight! The boys wax philosophical about Heath Ledger's career-defining performance, Aaron Eckhart's breakout role and subsequent fall from grace, Christian Bale's underrated subtlety, Morgan Freeman's bow ties, and why this is the single greatest comic book film ever made. PLUS: Hear how the Hard-Traveling Fanboys first experienced this film and how that experience deepened their bond. It's a love fest, folks!

July 13th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #25

Summer is in full swing and Geek and Sassy is back with a bang! Jenny and Mirandia share their thoughts on the full seasons of the CW superhero line up, recommend some steamy and thrilling audio books, and plug a few of their favorite podcasts. Then they continue their look into the DC Elseworlds imprint with a comic book review of Batman: The Doom that came to Gotham. How many thumbs up did they give this mashup of Batman and Lovecraftian horror? Also, what would Mirandia offer to a cop to get out of a speeding ticket? Find out during Nerd Eye Candy!!!

July 11th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode 5 -1965 Pt 2

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 stories 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 look 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 Amazing Spider-Man and Journey Into Mystery's only annual as well as a full year's worth of Strange Tales stories with both Dr. Strange and the debut of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.,the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, as well as John Severin, Joe Sinnott and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 go in-depth on the longest Marvel story arc to date and our team breaks down the high school graduation of Peter Parker, the debut of the mighty Hercules, and Marvel's entry into the world of espionage. The recent passing of legendary co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, Steve Ditko, is acknowledged and the team talk about his importance to the foundations of the Marvel Universe.​

July 10th, 2018    

Sunday Groove 11: 90’s Flashback

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses music of all types. David, a self-diagnosed “Music Addict” will guide your journey through a new topic each month with the help of a special guest.

This episode features friend and half of the “Geek and Sassy” podcast, Mirandia. We explore 90’s music and have a blast discussing albums we loved during our teenage years. This episode also features the normal segments: Currents Spins and music memories. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

July 7th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #116: Off the Page — Batman Begins

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. July marks DARK KNIGHT MONTH at the HTF Studios! Greg and Nick kick it off with a look at the first movie in Christopher Nolan's classic trilogy, 2005's Batman Begins! The Manager, Todd Weber, joins the boys to talk about the importance and innovation of this movie, which resurrected a once-dead franchise and left an imprint still felt to this day.

July 4th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1965 Part 1 with Nick Duke

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel Editorial Director of Digital Media 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 fabulous fifth episode takes a concentrated look at the rest of Marvel's output throughout 1964. Ben and guest Nick Duke talk about Marvel Comics' many crossovers as characters within their shared universe interacted even more in 1965! Morse & Duke discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Alex Toth and Wallace Wood. Ben and Nick look at the further development of Daredevil and discuss the Inhumans, the Frightful Four and the robotic Sentinels from X-Men. They also talk in depth about the heralded ​wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm and they discuss the legendary first appearance of the Juggernaut.

July 3rd, 2018    

Songs With Friends #4

Steve Williams and Kelly are back on track with Songs With Friends Episode 4! This week, we cover the gamut of problematic relationships as we cover Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" and Lionel Richie's "Hello." We discuss the importance of both parental roles, the value of disagreeing in front of your kids, Kelly Clarkson's underrated voice, Lionel Richie cornering the visually impaired, and Mr. Richie's fall from being a Commodore to teaching a drama class at the local YMCA. Stick around after the songs for a brief discussion about the plight of rural America's internet access and our song picks for the next episode. Feedback is welcome at ptbnsongswithfriends@gmail.com!

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