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December 29th, 2018    

This Week in the NFL - 12/28/18

This Week in the NFL is live! Your cohosts the Cowboy and the affable John D'Amato take a look back at Week 16 and preview Week 17. They break down all the different potential playoff possibilities and also dive into who may, or may not, be fired on Monday. Topics include - Can the Chiefs defense ever stop anyone?, Will the Bears try to knock out their hated division rival Vikings or rest their starters? Can the Browns take out the Ravens and open the door for the Steelers to make the playoffs?, and Who will win the play in game between the Titans and Colts? Enjoy!

December 28th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #141: Off the Page — Aquaman Movie Review with Todd Weber

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. In a very special holiday event, the legendary manager himself, Todd Weber, joins the HTF for a show-length extended review of the DCEU’s long-awaited Aquaman film! As a special, added bonus, Good Ol’ JR joins the team for a seasonal holiday song. Aquaman Month concludes!

December 27th, 2018    

DC Post-Crisis Management #4: Infinite Crisis with Ben Morse

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.

Russell heads west to discover just how deep the ramifications of Identity Crisis go by seeking the help of someone who personally witnessed the aftermath: Ben Morse! But the darkness of the DCU is overpowering Russell's better judgement and now he's hatched a plan to plunge Las Vegas into darkness. Can Ben talk him out of it in time or will he be called away after an hour because there are more important things in life? This is truly an Infinite Crisis! 

December 24th, 2018    

Talk’n Pop #10: Happy Hour Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Right? Ehh.... Jenny and Tim are decking the halls and getting into the Christmas spirits, as they do. Jenny wonders how to handle the Santa situation and Tim recalls bouncing from one side of the family to the other as a child. They both share some funny memories from past Christmases and contemplate how people from "normal" families handle the holidays. Then they share stories gifted to them by members of the Nation! Jenny and Tim wrap things up with a few pointers on how to make things a little easier on yourself during this hectic season. Happy holidays from Talk'n Pop!  


December 23rd, 2018    

Freak Out Drive-In #6 - Gremlins

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In this snowy sixth episode, Jenny dives deep into Gremlins with Nick Duke.
In a dusty old shop in Chinatown, a shitty inventor and salesman finds a mysterious creature and decides it would make an excellent Christmas gift for his grown ass son. As long as he can follow the simple rules, everything should be fine....right? Jenny and Nick speculate on just how Billy's father really makes his living, what are the fine points of Mogwai care anyway, and why is Gizmo so damn cute? Impressive animatronics, meta humor, and utter silly chaos makes this film a must see, especially around the holidays. So avoid bright lights, water, and eating after midnight at the Freak Out Drive-In! 

December 22nd, 2018    

Sunday Groove 15: Comfort Albums

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a musical topic each month with the help of a guest.

This episode features my friend Sam Neely (from the new movie podcast “90s to Nothing” with Russell Sellers). We discuss “Comfort Albums” and talk about our musical history as long-time friends.  Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes.

December 21st, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #140: The Longbook Hunters — Aquaman by Peter David: Book One

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. Aquaman Month (AQUAMONTH!) continues with another longbook hunt as the boys review the first collected volume of Peter David’s long-running tenure on the Aquaman solo series. Picking up on the heels of last week’s Time and Tide, this book follows Arthur as he loses a hand, gains a son and searches for answers.

December 20th, 2018    

Looking Forward, Looking Back #2: Marvel, Star Wars, The Arrowverse and More!

In the newest episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton is joined by Geek and Sassy, Talk'n Pop and Freak Out Drive In's Jennifer Smith, as well as the Hard Traveling Fanboys, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke. With 2019 just days away, the gang looks ahead what they’re most looking forward to in the coming year like what’s next for Marvel and Star Wars, True Detective and the Arrowverse, the expansion of the college football playoffs and the next baseball HOF class, the Disney/Fox merger and Marvel Comics’ War of the Realms, and the Eltites next move. And then, they look back at some of the standouts of 2018 such as A Star Is Born and Avengers: Infinity War, the collapse of Marvel on Netflix and The Walking Dead, Evolution and the next breed of NFL QBs, the Royal Wedding and Geoff Johns departure from DC editorial, and IHOD and the big neck guy!

December 19th, 2018    

This Week in the NFL - 12/20/18

Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL. In this hard hitting episode your cohosts the Cowboy and the pugnacious JA D'Amato take a look back at a crazy Week 15 and preview Week 16. They look at the playoff races in both the AFC and NFC and look into the crystal ball to see how things will shake out. Enjoy!

December 19th, 2018    

Songs With Friends 16: The Christmas Special

Gather 'round the Yule log for a super special Christmas edition of Songs With Friends!  Drinks are poured and good times are had as Kelly and Steve break down Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and Baby, It's Cold Outside.  Learn all about teenage moms, Kelly's mom lowkey training the family to be a singing group, using Santa to bribe your kids, respecting The Biebs, radio stations overreacting, Frank Sinatra's problematic playbook, and the sordid email history of the show's Gmail account. Plus we give our picks for next time and hint at other Christmas content that we never got around to recording!

December 18th, 2018    

90 to Nothing Episode 1: Home Alone

It's 90 To Nothing, the most excellent and only all-90's movies podcast on Place to be Nation POP!

It's episode 1, just in time for the holidays! Russell and Sam picked an all-time classic to kick things off: 1990's Home Alone! Does it hold up? What weird things went on behind the scenes? Was there a conspiracy at the heart of this family vacation to France? How quickly would Kevin's traps have actually killed Harry and Marv? All this and more in 90 to Nothing! 

December 16th, 2018    

PTBN Comics PopBlast! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has arrived, but to what results? Does it live up to the hype? Were the expectations of long-time comic fans and friends Russell Sellers and Greg Phillips met? Is Nicholas Cage the best Spider-Man voice actor in history? These questions and many others are answered in this special podblast review of the film being hailed as one of the best comic book movies of all-time. 

December 14th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #139: The Longbook Hunters — Aquaman: Time and Tide

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. Aquaman Month continues as Greg and Nick discuss the 1993/4 miniseries Aquaman: Time and Tide, by Peter David and Kirk Jarvinen. This is the boys’ first real exposure to Peter David’s classic Aquaman tenure. How does this work as a crash course into Arthur Curry’s history?

December 10th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1968 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 eclectic ELEVENTH 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’ Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, The Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, the Amazing Spider-Man and Captain Marvel; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Gary Friedrich, Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, Vince Colletta and Roy Thomas; and the S4 go in-depth into return appearances from Galactus, the Red Skull and the Warriors Three as well as important debuts from the previously mentioned Captain Marvel, future Captain Marvel Carol Danvers, and the embodiment of evil, Mephisto.

December 8th, 2018    

Popblast: Captain Marvel & Avengers 4 Trailers Reaction Show

In this special Popblast, Andy Atherton, Jennifer Smith and Tim Capel get together to discuss and breakdown the two early Christmas gifts fans received from Marvel Studios this week: Captain Marvel trailer #2 & the Avengers: Endgame teaser trailer. Spoiler warning as the gang discusses the rest of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that led up to this point as well as speculate about what could be happening in these two movies when they hit theaters in the next few months. 

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