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August 30th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #7 - Beverly Hills, 90210 Retrospective

Remember when Dylan's dad blew up? Or that time a pirate made off with his fortune? What was the deal with Brenda's animal rights activism? Where were you when Kelly got her pretty face burned off? Did you learn how to roll a joint from watching Valerie? How about Donna and David finally consummating their relationship? Did you have a crush on Emily Valentine? Who was Noah, again?
 
Oh yes, by POP-ular demand, Talk'n Pop tackles a topic over five years in the making. It's our scorching-hot retrospective on the signature teen network drama of the '90s: Beverly Hills, 90210! Jenny and Tim proudly welcome an all-star panel of Greg Phillips, JT Rozzero, and Scott Criscuolo for this extraordinary, decade-spanning trip down memory lane. Melt with us as we gush over all our faves - the unforgettable characters, the outrageous moments, the tumultuous relationships, and the "very special" issues of the day. Plus! Who we shipped; age-inappropriate casting; most memorable guest and supporting players; personal peak show eras; and Ray Pruitt's greatest hits. Finally, we close out the festivities with several rousing rounds of F-M-K. (Because how can we not?)
 
Tune in to Talk'n Pop, and fall in love with THE most iconic, bodacious, and addictive primetime soap all over again.

August 27th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1966 Part 2 with Russell Sellers

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 extemporaneous eighth episode takes a concentrated look at more of the finest of Marvel's output throughout 1966. Ben and guest Russell Sellers talk about big changes and arrivals on Marvel Comics' Avengers, Thor, Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish, Daredevil and Tales of Suspense. Morse & Sellers discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Marvel newcomers Dennis O'Neil and Gene Colan. Ben and Russell look at the arrivals of Captain America in the pages of Tales of Suspense as well as the Hulk's advent in the pages of Tales to Astonish and discuss characters such as Ego, The Living Planet, The Dread Dormammu, Clea, The Swordsman and Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD.

August 26th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #8

Kelly and Steve Williams are here for another action packed episode of Songs With Friends! We go deep in the holler to discuss Darrell Scott's "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive," then head down A1A to cover Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" Topics include the coal industry, homemade moonshine, a hypothetical Miss Wrestling Twitter pageant, ragtop convertibles, the infamous Death Row Records office rug, royalty checks, viral tweets, and much more!

August 25th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #123: A Drunken Avengers History Lesson

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 VERY special edition of the long-running podcast, Greg and Nick welcome fan-favorite guest Tim Capel and a bottle of his finest liquor for an inebriated look at some of the most obscure members of Marvel's flagship superhero team, the Avengers!

From martial artists mating with alien trees to scorned lovers turned cross-dimensional serial killers, it's an inebriated crash course in comics history!

August 21st, 2018    

Place to Be Nation Sports Network: College Football 2018 Preview

Place to Be Nation proudly presents to you it’s new line of sports podcasts — the Place to Be Nation Sports Network!
 
This time out, the southern contingent of PTBN takes over as Nick Duke, Greg Phillips, and Andrew Riche come together to bring you the official PTBN college football preview!
 
Listen as these 3 SEC brethren break down each power 5 conference, including games of the year and conference champion picks. The guys then wrap it all up with their thoughts on the high profile nonconference games in 2018, as well as the Heisman Trophy race, and their picks to reach and win the College Football
Playoff. 
 
NOTE: This podcast was recorded prior to the announcement of Ohio State’s investigative findings regarding the Urban Meyer situation and was also recorded prior to Georgia RB Zamir White’s season-ending knee injury. 

August 19th, 2018    

Sunday Groove #12: Favorite Concerts

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 “Survey Says" wrestling podcast, Andy Halleen. This episode marks my 1 year anniversary of the show and we celebrate by talking about our favorite concert memories. 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.

August 17th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #122: Off the Page — Riverdale

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, Sunday Groove's David Sunday joins the boys to review the first two episodes of the critically acclaimed CW drama "Riverdale," based on Archie Comics characters. It's ... certainly a unique situation!

August 14th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Seven - 1966 Part 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 serendipitous seventh episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1966. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' revitalized Tales of Suspense series, which now featured Captain America solo tales in addition to Iron Man adventures, the Avengers, Daredevil, Tales to Astonish (now featuring the Incredible Hulk) and Thor's rechristened solo series; the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, "Jazzy" John Romita, and Don Heck, as well as the debuting Gene Colan and Gil Kane; the S4 go into the first appearance of the Gladiator, Power Man and the Swordsman; They also discuss Steve Ditko's last Dr. Strange story and our team breaks down the surprising reveal of Ego, the Living Planet.

August 12th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #7

Kelly, Steve Williams, and WILL FROM TEXAS are back for Songs With Friends! We ride Will's Winnebago all the way back to the 1970s to discuss David Bowie's "Quicksand" and Kiss "I Was Made For Loving You." The gang talks about World War II era political figures, Kelly Clarkson, coaches as teachers, the various member sizes of Kiss, being haunted by the ghost of Ziggy Stardust, and whether the disco backlash represented a greater societal issue. Plus next week's song picks and Steve reveals he knows next to nothing about the geography of Kentucky! Don't ya dare miss it!

August 10th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #121: Countdown — Character Relaunches

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, Greg and Nick count down their favorite character relaunches in comic books. From gritty takes on street-level vigilantes to a recreation of a Silver Age cosmic concept, these lists run the gamut!

August 9th, 2018    

Freak Out Drive-In #1: Halloween

Pull into Freak Out Drive-in, a new live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the debut episode, Jennifer invites Scott Criscuolo to watch John Carpenter's Halloween.

Jennifer and Scott share their memories of the film as kids, discuss the simplicity of Carpenter's work, and wonder if Dr. Loomis will ever stop hiding in the bushes. Horny teenage deaths, clueless cops, and fuck pumpkins, Halloween has it all! Except gore, you won't won't find any in this horror classic. Was Michael Myers just evil?? Or did he have a motivation for his killing spree? All this and more at the Freak Out Drive-In! 

August 7th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1966 Part 1 with Russell Sellers

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 stupendous seventh episode takes a concentrated look at some of the finest of Marvel's output throughout 1966. Ben and guest Russell Sellers talk about big changes and arrivals on Marvel Comics' flagship titles Amazing Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. Morse & Sellers discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and the debut of "Jazzy" John Romita and discuss why Steve Ditko left Marvel in 1966. Ben and Russell look at the arrivals of the Silver Surfer and Galactus as well as Black Panther's debut in the pages of the Fantastic Four. The boys also talk in-depth about the Green Goblin's ascent to the top of the Spider-Man Rogues Gallery.

August 6th, 2018    

PTBN PopBlast: GLOW - Season Two Recap

In this special PTBN PopBlast, JT Rozzero, Tim Capel & Jennifer Smith dive into a recap of season two of GLOW. They break down the top moments, rank their favorite characters, compare seasons one and two, share thoughts on where season three could go and much more. Check it out and share your thoughts on our Facebook page

August 5th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Free Agency Recap

From Hollywood to the Great White North, there has been offseason action all over the NBA landscape, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, have awoken from summer slumbers to catch you all up. LeBron is a Laker, Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor, DeMarcus Cousins is a Warrior, and Paul George is.... not a Laker? That is the just the tip of this iceberg, as we delve into every team, every move, draft picks, summer league, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

August 4th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #120: Hard Travelers for Hire — Spider-Man Homecoming

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.

In this edition, Russell Sellers joins Greg and Nick to discuss Spider-Man's debut in the MCU! It's an all-encompassing conversation about Spider-Man Homecoming -- what worked, what didn't, and where it falls on each of the panelist's MCU rankings to this point.

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