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February 28th, 2019    

Talk’n Pop #12: My Father, The Hero

In lieu of a guest this month, Jenny and Tim sit down to live watch a film that gives them many Complex Feelings. 1994's My Father the Hero is a family (?) movie that features a teen-aged Katherine Heigl on vacation in the Bahamas with her father, Gerard Depardieu. Then she leads a boy working at the resort to believe Gerard is in fact her boyfriend. Because....reasons? Tim and Jenny discuss dirty old men, super young Katherine Heigl, water-skiing, The Baha Men, vacation activities, daddy issues, Jaws: The Revenge 2, and so much more!! There may even be a few shoot revelations about one of the co-hosts.  Only here on Talk'n Pop! 

*Producer's note: The opening bit is not an editing error, I left it in because I thought it was funny* 

February 27th, 2019    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1969 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 thirsty THIRTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1969. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ X-Men and its dynamic new artist (plus the return of Magneto and the debut of Sauron), Captain America's new/old partner Rick "Bucky" Jones and his new/new partner the Falcon in their battles against Madame Hydra and the returning Red Skull, the debut of the Rick Jones/Captain Marvel pairing plus the return of Ultron and the debut of the Squadron Sinister in Avengers; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, John Buscema, John Romita as well as the debuting Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, Gil (that's gotta be) Kane and Barry (not yet Windsor) Smith.

February 26th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #1: Caddyshack

In the premiere episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by his Year In Pop co-host Scott Criscuolo to do a live-watch of the 1980 comedy classic, Caddyshack. The guys talk about the great cast headlined by Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Bill Murray; the origin of the story that was based on the Murray brothers real-life experiences as caddies growing up; the comedy genius of Harold Ramis & Doug Kenney; the love/hate relationship fans have with the gopher; the behind the scenes stories of weather issues, constant partying and dissention amongst the cast and the plethora of quotable lines from the movie. So make sure you get your caddy card signed, grab a Baby Ruth and don’t forget to “be the ball.”

February 25th, 2019    

Marvel Age Master Class: 1969 part one with Todd Weber

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 Therapeutic Thirteenth episode  takes a concentrated look some of the finest of Marvel Comics’ output throughout 1969. Ben is joined by “The Manager” Todd Weber from the Sarcastic Four to talk about Thor, Ego the Living Planet, Galactus, The Incredible Hulk, the Leader, the Amazing Spider-Man, the Kingpin and the Original Guardians of the Galaxy. Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Arnold Drake, John Romita, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and Herb Trimpe; Ben and Todd talk about diverging paths between Lee and Kirby as well as why the Hulk didn’t catch on in Marvel’s early years.

February 24th, 2019    

Songs With Friends 21: Abducted On A Plain

Steve Williams and Kelly are back for another fun filled episode of Songs With Friends!  The songs on this week's docket are "Not Ready to Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks and Nirvana's "On A Plain."  Along the way we get into Myspace memories, the stress of picking a Top 8, manipulative folks, Abducted in Plain Sight (SPOILERZ), The Price is Right, preferred siblings, Freedom Fries, Diane Sawyer, and much more!  

February 23rd, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #149: The Longbook Hunters — WWE Vol. 1

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, it’s a crossing of the streams as the Fanboys’ pop culture sweet spots intertwine in BOOM! Studios’ WWE comic book. This first trade collection from writer Dennis Hopeless and artists Dan Mora and Serg Acuna focuses on the breakup of the Shield faction and the rise of Seth Rollins as a solo superstar. Does this continue the historic track record of bad wrestling comics, or does it manage to buck the trend?

February 22nd, 2019    

Freak Out Drive In #8: The Faculty

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the eclectic eighth episode, Jenny chats with PTBN Comics star, Russell Sellers.
The Faculty borrows a little from the Breakfast Club and a lot from Invasion of the Body Snatchers but with a 90s flair. Jenny and Russell discuss miserable high school teachers, cherry flavored condoms, bangs, hache mache Josh Hartnett, the seduction of becoming an alien, terrible 1998 CGI and so much more!  So grab a pen filled with alien death meth and join us at the Freak Out Drive-In!

February 21st, 2019    

90 to Nothing #3: The Wedding Singer

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

The results are in and the people voted for The Wedding Singer, a true romantic comedy classic from 1998, but how did it fare with Sam and Russell? Does it survive when nostalgia goggles are removed? Is it a contender for best movie soundtrack of all-time? How many is too many? wink wink All that in more in Episode 3!

February 20th, 2019    

Saved By The Bellcast #1: Dancin’ to the Max

It’s the Saved By The Bellcast, an episodic journey back to the halls of Bayside High! Join hosts Jordan Duncan and Aaron George as they watch the series together and discuss what is going on with Zack and the gang. 
In the debut episode, they review “Dancin’ To the Max” and discuss: Who were the best dancers? Does Slater ALWAYS have spandex on underneath his clothes? Who’s uglier, Screech Powers or King Kong Bundy?  And so much more! Come for the nostalgia, stay for the ridicule!

February 18th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special Podblast-2019 Oscar Preview

In a Place To Be Nation Pop Special, Andy Atherton is joined by Jason Sherman, Miranda Berthold and Andrew Riche to preview the 2019 Oscars. After some fun banter about the Academy Awards show in general which includes their likes and dislikes about the ceremony, the lack of a show host and some ideas on how to make the broadcast a better experience for the viewers, the gang goes through all of the major categories and gives their thoughts who they think should and will win each of the awards. Break out your tuxedos, grab your swag bag and walk down the red carpet as Place To Be Nation celebrates the movies.

February 17th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #148: Off the Page -Man of Steel

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. This time around, the boys celebrate Valentine’s week by turning once more into the HEART Traveling Fanboys with a look at the divisive Zack Snyder film “Man of Steel.” Though it’s hated by many, the HTF love this movie, and in this episode, you’ll hear why!

February 16th, 2019    

DC Post-Crisis Management #5: Final Crisis/Blackest Night w/Nick Duke

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's journey west has left him in a state of shock as he learned of yet one Final Crisis. Now he heads back east to the only person who can help. The world's foremost expert on all things Grant Morrison, the other half of the Hard-Traveling Fanboys: Nick Duke! Little does he know, Nick has been anticipating this and has a special surprise waiting for our "hero." The Night will be the Blackest he's ever seen.

February 14th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #3

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith, Andrew Riche and J. Arsenio D'Amato. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including:  how bad and useless Allstar games have become, trends that athletes need to stop doing, what city could be the next big sports city and sports that you have trouble getting into either as a participant or a spectator. As well as, pop culture topics such as shows from the past that should be remade, TV series that you can binge over and over, can Universal’s Dark Universe ever succeed, actors or actresses that have been MIA we would like to see return and musical acts that we’ve never seen live but always wanted to. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut. 

February 13th, 2019    

Sunday Groove 17: QUEEN

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a new music topic each month with a different guest. This episode skips the normal segments to provide more time for Queen discussion. It features my friend and frequent guest, Andy Halleen. We explore one of our all-time favorite bands, Queen. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes.

February 12th, 2019    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 43: Fourth Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2018

Glenn and Scott are back in the Oscar vault, on time and as expected! They're breaking down the nominees for the Best Original Score Oscar: Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson, If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell, BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard, Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat, and Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman. Best Original Score is one of the categories that's actually being awarded on the broadcast this year, so you know it's a big one. There are major digressions aplenty in this outing, including your dose of Hamilton hot takes!

Musical Selections:
WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
"Waterfall Fight" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"Glory to Bast" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"United Nations/End Titles" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"Eden (Harlem)" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"What Have They Done?" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"New Life" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
"Killmonger" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
"Encomium" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Eden (Harlem)" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Encomium" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Blood and Soil" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Ron Meets FBI Agent" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Ron's Search" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Shinto Shrine" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"First Crash-Landing" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"First Bath of a Stray Dog" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"Outside the Tent" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
"Royal Doulton Chase" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
"Trip a Little Light Fantastic" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Lin-Manuel Miranda & cast
"Ancestral Plane" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Emily Blunt
"Flying with Chewie" from Solo by John Powell
"Main Title" from Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri
"Hooray for Hollywood" by Richard A. Whiting & Johnny Mercer, arranged & conducted by John Williams, performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra

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