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September 30th, 2018    

Sunday Groove 13: 90’s Hits

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 the 2nd appearance of friend and half of the “Survey Says" wrestling podcast, Andy Halleen. We take a nostalgic look back at the hits from the 90's in a Sunday Groove Top 40 style. It also features a look at some new music in Current Spins. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

September 29th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #128: Countdown — Introductory Comics

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. What are the best comics to hand someone who has either never read a comic book before or never encountered a particular character? Nick and Greg examine that question this month, forging their top five lists of the best "first comics" to hand a friend. From mini-series to multi-decade ongoings and standalone independent titles, it's a cavalcade of four-color greatness designed to hook new readers!

September 28th, 2018    

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! DC Universe App Review

PTBN Comics' very own Russell Sellers examines the first two weeks of the DC Universe Streaming Service.

September 27th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1967 Part Two

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 nostalgic ninth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1967. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense, X-Men and Daredevil; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby as well as other contributors John Romita, Marie Severin, Gene Colan, Don Heck, Roy Thomas and Werner Roth; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from Kraven, the Black Widow, Hercules, Mary Jane Watson & Harry Osborn as well as important debuts from the Kingpin and MODOK.

September 26th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #27: Fall 2018 TV Preview

Summer is over and you know what that means! Fall TV is kicking off so Jenny and Mirandia are here to bring you a comprehensive look at what's to come. From revivals to remakes, there is seemingly something for everyone. The ladies offer their takes on which shows are likely to do well and what they are excited to watch.  What are your most anticpiated new or returning shows this year? And who makes the cut for Nerd Eye Candy?? 

September 25th, 2018    

DC Post-Crisis Management: Crisis on Infinite Earths

Welcome to DC Post-Crisis Management, a limited monthly series exploring the major Crisis events from 1986 to the present day. Russell Sellers is joined by various guests to explore the meanings, ramifications and quality of the stories while trying not to lose his mind. The skies turn red for the first time as universes across the DC Comics multiverse die, one by one, in Crisis on Infinite Earths! Todd Weber, Place To Be Nation Comics’ own manager extraordinaire, was there when this story began and now returns to help guide Russell through what the landscape of DC Comics was like leading into and immediately after this reality-altering event. Time and space collapse, reboot and things were never the same.

September 24th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #10

Steve Williams and Kelly are back for one more round of Songs With Friends! This week we discuss Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" and Jay-Z & Memphis Bleek's "Coming of Age: Da Sequel." We learn about the advantages that come with being tall and handsome as hell, the bond between half brothers, Steve's misspent 2003, Violent J's literary masterpiece, the difficulty of selling drugs while drinking Hennessy, life in Jay-Z's poolhouse, and the marital status of Kelly's brother! Follow us on Twitter @ptbn_songs!

September 23rd, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1967 Part 1 with Tim Capel

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 Noteworthy Ninth episode takes a concentrated look at more of the finest of Marvel's output throughout 1967. Ben and guest Tim Capel talk about sustained success on Fantastic Four and creative arrivals on Strange Tales. Morse & Capel discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and notable Marvel newcomers Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko, and the recently departed Marie Severin. Ben and Tim also look at the character debuts of Blastaar, The Living Tribunal and Ronan the Accuser.

September 22nd, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #127: The Longbook Hunters — Avengers Assemble (Part 1)

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 turn to one of the most revered creative relaunches in Marvel history, the 1998 volume of the Avengers by writer Kurt Busiek and artist George Perez! This collection, available as Avengers Assemble, includes 11 issues, but Greg and Nick hone in on the first six in this edition of the Longbook Hunters.

Does this kickoff to a new era of Earth's Mightiest Heroes live up to the hype? Will Greg and Nick ever be able to face their PTBN compatriots again? Find out by downloading and listening today!

September 20th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 9/19/18

Your two favorite analysts, John D'Amato and the Cowboy are back with this week's installment of This Week in the NFL. Topics include the Patriots signing Josh Gordon, a look at both Pat Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick and their hot starts, and the trials and tribulations of Giant Nation. Enjoy!

September 20th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #26

In the 26th episode, Jenny and Mirandia discuss foot injuries, school woes, sexual partners, and weekly alcohol consumption. Found out what the girls have been entertained by during Reads, Streams and Downloads.  But the most important thing is the 2nd Birthaversary of Geek and Sassy! Jenny and Mirandia get a litte wispy explaining what the show means to them. Finally, enjoy a series of favorite clips from the first two years of Geek and Sassy! 

September 13th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #126: Off the Page — Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again

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, the boys take a look at comic book media outside the books themselves -- games, TV shows, movies and so forth.

This month, the boys cave into peer pressure and return to the Archie Universe alongside the hosts of the Halfie Award-winning Talk'N'Pop! Jennifer Smith and Tim Capel sit in with Greg and Nick to live watch the 1990 made-for-TV movie "Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again."

It's one of the most ... unique ... HTF episodes to date! Among the topics: Betty or Veronica? When is child abuse appropriate? And how long should Jughead spend in prison?

September 12th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 9/12/18

Welcome to the newest weekly sports extravaganza here at the PTBN Sports Network 2.0. Two of our favorite couch potatoes, John D'Amato and the Cowboy, are here to recap week 1 of the NFL season and take a look ahead to week 2. Topics include: "Is it panic time in Pittsburgh?", "Can the Falcons ever score a TD in the Red Zone?", and "How bad was Matt Patricia's debut?". Enjoy!

September 11th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode Eight - 1967 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 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 enterprising eighth episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel's output throughout 1967. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics' flagship Fantastic Four's adventures as well as Strange Tales featuring Dr. Strange and Colonel Nick Fury; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, as well as a trio of newcomers in Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko and the recently departed Marie Severin; and the S4 go in depth into the first appearances of Ronan the Accuser, Blastaar and the Living Tribunal.

 
 

September 10th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #9

It's Kelly. It's Steve. That means it's time for episode 9 of Songs With Friends!  First, we examine Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones." What do they eat at this cafe? Does the waitress know? Is there a Mrs. Paul? After a brief sidebar in which Kelly may or may not have adopted an Ecuadorian child, we cover "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins. Does Billy Corgan want to kill his family? Is the chain of abuse unbreakable? What does any of this have to do with Cody Rhodes? Stick around for all this and more!

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