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October 31st, 2018    

Freak Out Drive-In #4: Scream

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In this bonus Halloween episode, Jenny welcomes Stacey O'Loughlin to watch Scream.
 
Nothing screams (get it?) 90s horror quite like Wes Craven's Scream. Jenny and Stacey talk about which character they would be in the movie, how late Australia is in celebrating Halloween, and why fairy bread tastes awful. So remember, never have sex. Never drink or do drugs. And never say "I'll be right back." Because you won't be right back. But you definitely should fire up your copy of Scream, grab some Halloween candy, and join Jenny and Stacey at the Freak Out Drive-In! 

October 29th, 2018    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast- Fake News or Real News?

The season is merely two weeks old so far, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, have a lot to unpack so far and they tip off with a list of topics to determine which takes will stand the test of time in this young season. Is Markelle Fultz a bust? Are the Washington Wizards on course for a disastrous season? What the heck is going on with Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberbulls, we mean, Timberwolves? Riche and Adam also discuss the ROY race, the unbeaten Milwaukee Bucks, the Lakers' laissez-faire approach potentially catching up to them, the Celtics' elite defense, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

October 26th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 10/25/18

Welcome to another installment of your favorite NFL podcast: This Week in the NFL!  Your hosts, the Cowboy and the venerable John D'Amato, have a jam packed hour for you this week.  They take a look back at week 7 and preview week 8.  Topics include: Is Houston's winning streak sustainable?; Was the Saints road win in Baltimore a sign that big things are coming in New Orleans?; and Is Jacksonville vs Philly a must win for both teams?. Enjoy!!

October 25th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #132: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire

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. WALKING DEAD MONTH CONCLUDES! The boys end this year's horror excursion with a look at a truly terrifying volume of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead comic book! After trashing last year's collections, did the boys find anything to love in The Heart's Desire? What do they make of Kirkman's writing of women like Maggie, Michonne and Carol? What about the somewhat unique lack of transitions between scenes? Are the Hard-Traveling Fanboys just being haters?

October 24th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 Part One

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 tremendous TENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1968. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Avengers, Thor and the First Family of Marvel, The Fantastic Four; the boys once again discuss the contributions of architects Stan Lee & Jack Kirby as well as other contributors John Buscema, Vince Colletta and Roy Thomas; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from the Silver Surfer and Galactus as well as important debuts from the Annihilus, the Wrecker, Ultron and the Vision.

October 23rd, 2018    

Songs With Friends 12

Steve Williams and Kelly are here for another musical adventure on Songs With Friends!  Bush's "Comedown" and Staind's "So Far Away" are on the table this episode. Topics include FEAR (1996), the dangers of heavy petting, the shame of losing your wife to Blake Shelton, tourniquets, depression, appreciating the good moments as they are happening, Mick Foley, friendly Texans, and much more!  

 

October 22nd, 2018    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 40: Tell Me Something Good

Glenn Butler and Steve Wille focus on the positive and tell each other some things that are good. Along the way they touch on the legend of Cat Grandpa, the This Old House Cinematic Universe, other low-stakes TV, and butter cheese cheese. If you have something good you want to tell us about, reach out!

October 22nd, 2018    

DC Post-Crisis Management #2: Zero Hour: A Crisis In Time

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.

 
After the events of last episode, Russell has been left broken (in half, bah God!) by the merging of all the DC Universes. His only hope lies to the north, in Ho Ho Lun Plaza, the home of the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. This episode, his Crisis is all about time...and Zero Hour approaches. Can Greg Phillips help this weary traveler before he's erased forever? Will the offering of a Wendy's Baconator be enough to earn his way into the L-shaped studio? How comfy is an L-shaped couch, anyway? All of this and more answered here! 

 

October 20th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2018-19 Season Preview Part 5

It's that time of the year again, as tip-off nears and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are ready to drop a bevy of NBA knowledge on the listeners team-by-team. In the fifth and final installment of our preview, Riche and Adam discuss the big guns in Golden State (1:00) and Houston (12:15), the middling L.A. Clippers (22:30), life without Boogie for Anthony Davis and the Pelicans (32:15), the continued struggles for Sacramento (41:30), potential inner strife for the Portland Trail Blazers (51:00), and the debut of Luka Doncic in Dirk Nowitzki's final year in Dallas (1:01:00). After that, we also do rapid fire predictions for awards and teams to look out for. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 19th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 10/18/18

Welcome to another edition of your favorite football podcast... This Week in the NFL. The Cowboy and the charismatic John D'Amato take a look back at week 6 and preview week 7 of this exciting NFL season. Topics include: Who are the Contenders and who are the Pretenders?, What's wrong in Jacksonville?, Can the Bears bounce back from their loss to the Brock Star, and how will New Orleans fare on the road in Baltimore. Enjoy!
 

October 19th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #131: Off the Page — The Walking Dead: Season 2 (Telltale Games)

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. WALKING DEAD MONTH rolls on as the boys turn their attention to the second season of Telltale Games' "The Walking Dead" video game series. Be sure to check out Nick and Greg's review of season one from last October! The boys compare and contrast the two seasons, explain why this narrative-focused game appeals to them, and buy time with non-related discussions trying to remember the emotional journey it took them on.

October 17th, 2018    

Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018-19 Season Preview Part 4

It's that time of the year again, as tip-off nears and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are ready to drop a bevy of NBA knowledge on the listeners team-by-team. In part four, we talk about the hapless and talentless Atalnta Hawks (2:!5), new beginnings in Cleveland without LeBron James... again (11:15), a potential contender on the rise in Milwaukee (21:45), the younger and more vibrant New York Knicks (33:30), the rebuild on top of a rebuild in Orlando (44:00), and the talented but trimmed down Denver Nuggets (52:15). So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 15th, 2018    

Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018-19 Season Preview Part 3

It's that time of the year again, as tip-off nears and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are ready to drop a bevy of NBA knowledge on the listeners team-by-team. In part three, Riche and Adam talk about the same old (but not too old) Miami Heat (0:45), the dysfunctional Minnesota Timberwolves (9:30),a rebuilding team with two new big contracts on their plate in Chicago (20:15), the forward-looking Brooklyn Nets (29:30), the potential end of the Kemba Walker era in Charlotte (40:30), and the entangled mess in Memphis (50:45). So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 14th, 2018    

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! Titans on DCU Series Premiere Review

PTBN Comics' own Russell Sellers and Greg Phillips examine the debut episode of Titans, a new show exclusively seen on the DC Universe Streaming Service. Does it live up to the hype? Is this a good start for a brand new network? How does it stack up with the rest of DC's excellent TV output?

October 13th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018-19 Season Preview Part 2

It's that time of the year again, as tip-off nears and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are ready to drop a bevy of NBA knowledge on the listeners team-by-team. In part two, Riche and Adam talk about the younger, new-look Spurs (1:30) LeBron's new era in La La Land (20:15), the talented yet hapless Washington Wizards (32:45), the up-and-coming Indiana Pacers (47:00), one of the hottest teams in the league in Philadelphia (58:45), and the consistent Utah Jazz (68:30). So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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