Place to Be Nation POP Experience

Place to Be Nation’s Pop Culture podcast feed featuring shows on movies, TV, books, comics, music, sports, nostalgia and much more!

October 12th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 10/11/18

It's Week 6 of the NFL Season and what does that mean???  Another episode of your favorite weekly NFL show... This Week in the NFL!  Your hosts Cowboy and John D'Amato break things down as always.  Main topics include a look at this week's high octane showdown between the Chiefs and Patriots and an in depth look back at the Rams thrilling win in Seattle.  Strap in and enjoy!

October 11th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #130: Off the Page — Walking Dead Season 9 Premiere

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. Walking Dead Month continues this week as the boys offer up a special review of the ninth-season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead! Did new showrunner Angela Kang succeed in correcting the course of the long-running TV show, or did she continue down the disappointing path of last season's finale? Find out in this SPOILER-HEAVY episode of the Hard-Traveling Fanboys!

October 10th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #8- Teen Witch Live Watch

This episode of Talk'n Pop brings you a special Halloween(ish) themed live watch! Jenny introduces Tim to one of her all-time favorite guilty pleasure movies, Teen Witch! A young girl discovers her magical powers on her 16th birthday and sets out to be the most popular girl in order to win the hot guy. So much to love here: the 80's fashion, the inexplicable musical numbers, the tiny old witch mentor, the random voodoo doll. So settle in with Jenny and Tim and let Teen Witch cast her spell on you!

October 9th, 2018    

Songs With Friends #11

Steve and Kelly are back for an all-Iowa edition of Songs With Friends! Join us as we dive into Hold For Swank's "Alicia" and Slipknot's "Snuff." Topics include mixtapes, toxic relationships, the Songs With Friends Hennessy Christmas Special, Pink, DIY eyebrow piercings, MTV True Life, post-breakup melancholy, the ease of stalking in the digital age, and Steve narrowly avoiding a swinger trap! 

October 9th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018-19 Season Preview Part 1

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 one, Riche and Adam discuss the Kawhi-led Toronto Raptors (2:30), the still-blazing dumpster fire in Phoenix (13:30), the latest habitants of Westworld in OKC (22:30), Blake Griffin's Detroit Pistons (33:00), and likely the best team in the Eastern Conference (42:30). So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

October 8th, 2018    

Looking Forward, Looking Back #1

A brand new show joins the PTBN Pop Feed: Looking Forward, Looking Back. On the premiere episode, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith, Glenn Butler and Scott Criscuolo as they look ahead at the major movie releases coming to theaters this fall and holiday season as well as take a look back at the some of the biggest movies from this past summer! Check it out, and let it be your movie guide for the rest of 2018!

 
 

October 7th, 2018    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1967 Part 2 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 Tremendous Tenth episode takes a concentrated look at more of the finest of Marvel's output throughout 1967. Ben and guest Tim Capel talk about the new-look Amazing Spider-Man, the Avengers' struggle to find its way, the shenanagins in Daredevil as well as a look at what was going on in Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense and X-Men. Morse & Capel discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Don Heck and the recently departed Marie Severin. Ben and Tim also look at the character debuts of the Kingpin and MODOK and also go in-depth into return appearances from Kraven, the Black Widow, Hercules, Mary Jane Watson and Norman & Harry Osborn.

(please note: one line of audio had to be dramatically recreated by the producer)

October 6th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #129: Countdown — Best Walking Dead Episodes

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. The third annual WALKING DEAD MONTH begins with a visit from the original Hard-Traveling Fangirl, Jennifer Smith! The boys and Jenny join forces to count down their favorite episodes of AMC's landmark zombie series.In a bit of bonus content, the three also delve into why they feel the show has gone awry in recent seasons, and they debate whether it's possible to bring it back from the creative brink.

October 5th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #28: The CW 2018-19 Preview

Coming in hot once again, Jenny and Mirandia welcome friend and PTBN Comics cohort Russell Sellers to talk CW Fall TV! Spoilers abound here so if you're not caught up on the CW slate of television offerings....what are you doing with your life?!? The CW is your one stop shop for superhero, supernatural, and super soapy drama! The panel says goodbye to a few favorites and hello to some new faces. Also, they discover that #sweatpantsseason is a thing. And things get....hairy during Nerd Eye Candy!

October 4th, 2018    

PTBN Sports Network: This Week in the NFL - 10/4/18

Tune in for another episode of This Week in the NFL.  Your favorite analysts, Cowboy and the incomparable John D'Amato take a look back to Week 4 and preview Week 5,  Topics include: Patrick Mahomes dazzling MNF performance, What's wrong with the Vikings, and Are the Bears for Real.  Enjoy!

October 3rd, 2018    

Freak Out Drive-In #3: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Pull into Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. Tonight Jennifer welcomes Jason Sherman and they fire up Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
 
Ssshhh, don't worry if you haven't seen the first three movies. Jenny and Jason catch you up with everything you need to know. Which is basically... a dude in a hockey mask kills people. You're welcome. But first, Jason gives his ranking of the top 10 houses at Hollywood Horror Nights in Orlando this year. Then its off to the creepy cabin at Camp Crystal Lake. Amazing kills, abundant nudity and amusing fashion all come together here in a super fun horror flick. Jason has tons of great trivia and asides about the film and others in the franchise. But which is his favorite?? Find out at the Freak Out Drive-In! 

October 1st, 2018    

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster: The Life and Death(s) of Wally West

In a very special spontaneous and unscheduled PopBlast!(tm), Ben Morse and Todd Weber talk about the life and times of "their" Flash, the original Wally West. The hosts lament the recent handling of one of their favorite characters and remember the brighter days of the Fastest man alive and what made him so unique and relatable to several generations. 

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