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January 31st, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #146: Countdown — Favorite Batman Stories

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 recover from the drudgery of last week's Longbook Hunters, the boys are counting down their favorite stories about DC's caped crusader! Far removed from Zurr-en-Arrh, these are the books that define Bruce Wayne and his cast of supporting characters, representing a bevy of legendary creators such as Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, Tim Sale and more!

January 29th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Midseason Outlook

We are already halfway through the NBA regular season, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to catch you up on across the league. They discuss a number of topics, including the MVP race, Tom Thibodeau's firing in Minnesota, the already-crowded tank-a-thon at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Warriors hitting their groove with Boogie now in the fold, the trepidation of the New Orleans Pelicans' relationship with Anthony Davis, why the Brooklyn Nets don't have to make a panic move yet, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

January 28th, 2019    

Talk’n Pop #11: JAD

Here it is, folks! This is the interview you have been waiting for. Tim and Jenny get candid with the one, the only, the GOAT, John Arsenio D'Amato. They get this PTBN legend to open up about a myriad of subjects including his childhood, career, friends with benefits, tinder hookups, awkwardness, Debbie Does Dallas, karaoke, WrestleMania and so much more!! This hilarious and random glimpse into the life of Johnny D cannot be missed!! 

January 25th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #145: The Longbook Hunters — Batman R.I.P.

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. This month, Greg gets revenge on Nick by forcing him to read and review one of his least favorite books, the 2008 story Batman: R.I.P.! Written by Grant Morrison and pencilled by Tony Daniel, this divisive story centers on Batman’s mental and emotional fracture at the hands of the mysterious Dr. Hurt. What did the boys think of it? Well...

January 23rd, 2019    

This Week in the NFL - 1/23/19

Welcome to a special edition of This Week in the NFL. Your cohosts the Cowboy and the patriotic John D'Amato take a look back at a wild and crazy Conference Championship weekend. They provide in depth breakdowns on both games and discuss the Patriots legacy. This is a can't miss show! Coming next week... the big Super Bowl Preview. Enjoy!

January 22nd, 2019    

90 to Nothing #2: Can’t Hardly Wait

It’s 90 To Nothing, the most excellent and only all-90’s movies podcast on Place to be Nation POP! Sam and Russell Can't Hardly Wait to talk about one of the teen comedy staples of the late 90s. It's the secret origin of the show along with discussions about what makes a teen comedy work and what can keep it from becoming a classic. Where does Can't Hardly Wait rank? Does its soundtrack stack up to others in the genre? Is the lead character really a hero or a super-creeper-stalker who shouldn't base his love life on breakfast pastries? All this and more in episode 2!

January 21st, 2019    

Marvel Age: Master Class-1968 Part Two 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 Tantalizing Twelfth episode  takes a concentrated look at some more of the finest of Marvel’s output throughout 1968. Ben and guest Nick Duke talk about Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, The Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, the Amazing Spider-Man and Captain Marvel. Morse & Duke discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, John Romita, John Buscema, and Roy Thomas. Ben and Nick also look at the character debuts of the Captain Marvel and Carol Danvers and Mephisto as well as an in-depth discussion as to why Steranko’s work on Nick Fury stands the test of time.

January 20th, 2019    

Sunday Groove 16: 1998-2003 Nostalgia

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a musical topic each month with the help of a guest. This episode features Jason Sherman who has been on "Freak Out Drive-in" and "The Great Debate." We passionately discuss 5 albums from this time period that stand the test of time and are still really great. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes.

January 19th, 2019    

Freak Out Drive-In #7: Suburban Commando

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the sweaty seventh episode, Jenny welcomes PTBN bigwig Justin Rozzero.

What does a non-horror fan pick to watch on a horror podcast? Why, Suburban Commando, of course! Justin tries to convince Jenny that this movie falls into the horror comedy genre. Along the way, they discuss the sweatiness of Christopher Lloyd, 90's fashion, Jenny Wilcox, cum guns, guys in sweatpants, the amazing FORD FESTIVA, fat bottomed girls, the effect of celery on semen and so much more.  Will Hulk save the Earthlings?? Will Charlie Wilcox grow a pair?? Find out at the Freak Out Drive-in!

January 17th, 2019    

This Week in the NFL - 1/17/19

Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL! Playoff football is in full gear and your cohosts the Cowboy and the incomparable John D'Amato are here to break down the action for you. The boys take a look back at the Divisional Round and provide an in depth breakdown of the upcoming Conference Championship matchups. Enjoy!

January 17th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #144: Off the Page — Aquaman TV pilot

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. The DC Universe app recently uploaded the unaired 2006 pilot episode of a proposed Aquaman television show, so this month, the boys watch it for the very first time! Originally scheduled to debut on the WB Network, the UPN-WB merger (which led to the CW) ultimately doomed this show to obscurity. How does it hold up in 2019, and should it have been picked up in place of some of the other debuting CW shows?

January 16th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2018

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo, Steve Willie and Tim Capel to take a look back at some of the celebrities deaths in 2018. Those we lost include: Penny Marshall, Anthony Bourdain, President George H.W. Bush, Willie McCovey, Dolores O’Riordan, Stan Lee, John McCain, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Neil Simon and Burt Reynolds. The guys share stories about the effect and impressions that these remarkable individuals have left on the world and hope they do them justice as they memorialize them.

January 14th, 2019    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 41: Third Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2017

At long last, Glenn & Scott return to the Oscar vault to run down the nominees for best score of 2017! They discuss Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood, Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Carter Burwell, The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams, and the definition of music. Stay after the break for their thoughts on selected non-nominated scores from 2017 as well.

January 14th, 2019    

Songs With Friends 18: R.E.M.L.F.O.

Kelly and Steve Williams dive into REM's "Losing My Religion" and LFO's "Every Other Time" on the 18th edition of Songs With Friends!  Topics include scary stalker behavior, MTV Cribs, high school drama, southern colloquialisms, homemade Affliction shirts, Pop-Up Video, gray sweatpants, our preferred methods of music piracy, an impromptu music survey, and Kelly's plans to interview the ghosts of Steve's past!  

January 12th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #143: Countdown — Worst Character Changes

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.

 

In this edition, the boys count down the worst changes enacted to existing characters in the Marvel and DC universes. These are the (usually) editorially mandated “bold new directions” that fundamentally damaged their characters and left nerds like Greg and Nick shaking their fists in rage.

 

Buckle up, there’s some confusion ahead.

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