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

November 30th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #137: GIANT SIZE — The Fantasy Comics Pitches Pod!

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. Some events, however, call for more than just two fanboys to discuss. Banding together with fellow comic book aficionados on these occasions, Greg and Nick will present a GIANT-SIZED edition of their weekly podcast. The moment has finally arrived! After months of speculation, jockeying for position and listener voting, the results are in from the 3rd Biennial Place to Be Nation POP! Peter David Memorial Fantasy Comics Draft (presented by a hypothetical non-rotational DC Unlimited online subscription service). Nick plays emcee as Greg, Todd Weber, Jennifer Smith, Russell Sellers, Tim Capel and Mitch Okun discuss the ins and outs of their fantasy comic book universes, and the fan voting is revealed! Who had the most successful company? Which books drew the most fans? And what does it all mean, Basil?!

November 28th, 2018    

Geek and Sassy #30: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The bewitchingly beautiful 30th episode of Geek and Sassy finds Jenny and Mirandia with some Thanksgiving stories to share! They begin with an appetizer of Reads, Streams and Downloads before serving up the main dish, a discussion and review of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Feast upon their thoughts on this controversial Netflix show, including casual Satanism, fabulous hairstyles, comparisons to the comic book source material and so much more! Don't forget dessert, a generous helping of Nerd Eye Candy!  

November 28th, 2018    

This Week in the NFL 11/28/18

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in the NFL. Your hosts the Cowboy and the frisky John D'Amato take a look back at week 12 and a look ahead to week 13. Topics include: Who will win Thursday night's showdown between the Cowboys and Saints?, Can the Texans keep up their winning ways?, Will the Eagles claw their way back into the NFC East race?, and Do the Vikings have a shot in New England? Enjoy! 

November 27th, 2018    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1972

A brand new show comes to the PTBN Pop Feed: The Year In Pop. In the first episode, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, and pop culture, including TV, music and movies for the year 1972. 

November 27th, 2018    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Land of Confusion

It's still very early in the NBA regular season, but there is already a lot of hostility and confusion in the air, so Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to try their best and sort through the mess. They touch on the Warriors' recent struggles on and off the court, the strangeness that is going in Philadelphia, how much time the Washington Wizards have left as a viable team, why Carmelo's exit from Houston means more than you think, and a bunch of other topics. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

November 23rd, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #136: Countdown — Stan Lee’s Most Marvelous Creations

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. To honor the life of the late, great Stan Lee, the boys come together to count down Stan’s innovative, ingenious and indomitable inventions! From wall-crawlers to wizards, we scratch the surface of the Marvel mastermind’s mighty career. Excelsior!

November 21st, 2018    

This Week in the NFL 11/21/18

The latest edition of This Week in the NFL is here! Your hosts the Cowboy and the enigmatic John D'Amato return after a two week hiatus. They take a look back at Monday night's instant classic between the Rams and the Chiefs and preview all of Week 12's games. Topics include: Can Philly turn it around? Will the Cowboys continue their hot play on Thanksgiving?, and Will Riverboat Ron's two point conversion gamble backfire on the Panthers? Enjoy!

November 21st, 2018    

DC Post-Crisis Management #3: Identity Crisis with Mitch Okun

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.

As he left the L-Shaped studios at Ho Ho Lun Plaza, Russell found himself more troubled than ever. Lost and alone again, he journeys toward the east as his nose has begun to twitch uncontrollably, indicating a new Crisis is at hand. But this one isn't about destroying time or space, but his very... Identity! What does it mean for the DC Universe and why has it brought him to... New Jersey? It's not for us to say, quite frankly. But a strange new guide is here to show Russell a disturbing truth: PTBN newcomer Mitch Okun isn't who he seems...

November 18th, 2018    

Songs With Friends 14

Kelly and Steve are back for more Songs With Friends!  This week we dive into Pearl Jam's "Black" and Musiq Soulchild's "Just Friends (Sunny)" Talking points include Kelly sick-shaming Steve, obsessive Pearl Jam fans, the fall of music videos, Seattle sundresses, introducing a new partner into the friend group, making friends at the bowling alley, and the art of casually shooting your shot.  Plus next week's song picks and a teaser for the Songs With Friends Christmas Special!


November 17th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #135: The Longbook Hunters — Green Lantern: Earth One

It's the Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast! 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. The original Hard-Traveling Fangirl Jennifer Smith joins the boys to take a look at Green Lantern: Earth One, an original graphic novel from Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. It’s a complete reimagining of one of comics’ oldest and richest mythologies, but is it engaging enough to last?

November 13th, 2018    

Marvel Age: Master Class-Remembering Stan Lee and 1968 Part One 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 Eloquent Eleventh episode was recorded on the day Stan Lee passed away. After a heartfelt discussion about Stan's massive legacy and Ben's personal remembrances, the show takes a concentrated look at some of the finest of Marvel’s output throughout 1968. Ben and guest Nick Duke talk about the Avengers, Thor & the Fantastic Four. Morse & Duke discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Buscema and Roy Thomas. Ben and Nick also look at the character debuts of the Vision, Ultron and Annihilus as well as return appearances from Lee's favorite character the Silver Surfer and Galactus.

November 12th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #29: Justice League Dark

The 29th edition of Geek and Sassy brings to you a barrage of talk, including real, silly, spooky and steamy. It also brings the return of Reads, Streams and Downloads! The ladies welcome returning guest, Hard Traveling Fanboy Greg Phillips! Jenny, Mirandia and Greg take a look at Justice League Dark, a DC Universe animated movie from 2017. Listen as Greg tries to compare parts of this movie to Rocky IV! And other riveting observations from the panel. Wrapped up with the sweetest treat of all, that Nerd Eye Candy! 

November 9th, 2018    

The Great Debate: Debut Episode

A new show joins the PTBN Pop Feed: The Great Debate. On the debut episode, host Andy Atherton is joined by Aaron George, Jordan Duncan, Tim Capel and Jason Sherman as they discuss and debate a variety of topics in the worlds of sports, movies, television, music and pop culture such as: should the NFL rotate the home teams for the Thanksgiving games, what’s a sports tradition you don’t get, what should be the next TV show from the past to be resurrected and what is that guilty pleasure song that you can’t resist singing along to when it comes on the radio?

November 9th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #134: Gold Jacket, Green Jacket, Who Gives a …

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. This week, a sick Greg and a lazy Nick combine for the mother of all “phoning it in” editions of HTF, featuring the Rundown, Reading and Watching, and a new hit song from Good Ol’ JR! The streak lives!

November 8th, 2018    

Sunday Groove 14: Slash and Concerts

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a musical topic each month with the help of a guest. This episode features the 3rd appearance of friend and half of the “Survey Says" wrestling podcast, Andy Halleen. We talk about recent concert experiences and Slash albums. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on Twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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