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March 30th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #154: GIANT-SIZE Gala 3rd Anniversary Episode Featuring ‘The Essential Jim Ross’

The Hard-Traveling Fanboys are the Longest-Running Weekly Episodic Comic Book Podcast in ALL of Place to be Nation. Together with the Manager, Todd Weber, the HTF celebrate THREE YEARS of weekly broadcasts by presenting a carefully-curated selection of the greatest musical appearances from Good Old JR himself, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross. Jim's unique vocal stylings are the only way to truly recognize the singular achievement of never once missing, nor phoning in an episode.

*celebrity voice impersonated

March 29th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #2 - History of the World Part 1 with Glenn Butler

In the second episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined Glenn Butler (The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular) to do a live watch of the 1981 comedy, History of the World Part 1. The guys gush on about the greatness of the comedy of Mel Brooks as well as the stellar cast featuring Dom Deluise, Harvey Korman, Sid Caesar, Madeline Kahn, Gregory Hines and Cloris Leachman; the old style of humor from the early days of comedy you don’t see much of these days; which of the many sections of the movie is their favorite; the cavalcade of cameos; and of course, the endless number of quotable lines that have stuck with them over the years. So get ready for a history lesson you won’t soon forget.

March 28th, 2019    

Freak Out Drive In #9: Dawn of the Dead with Andy Atherton

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the nefarious ninth episode, Jenny welcomes Andy Atherton to watch Dawn of the Dead.
What would you do in the middle of the zombie apocalypse?? Go to the mall, of course! This gory 2004 remake of the horror classic finds a rag tag gaggle of survivors forced to face death at every turn. Jenny and Andy discuss Zack Snyder, fast zombies vs slow zombies, their own personal zombie apocalypse preparedness plans, the greatness of Ving Rhames and so much more! So grab your bug out bag and meet up at the Freak Out Drive-in! 

March 27th, 2019    

90 to Nothing #4: Thelma & Louise

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

Sam and Russell decide to check out a classic that neither had seen before: Thelma & Louise! This buddy/road trip/chase drama makes a strong impression, but how did the guys feel about it in 2019? Did Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon pull off the southern accent believably? Is Christopher McDonald always a douche bag in every movie he's in? All this and more in Episode 4!

March 26th, 2019    

Looking Forward, Looking Back #3: Movies of Fall/Winter 2018 Revisited

On the newest episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton changes it up a bit by only looking back. He is joined by Jennifer Smith and Scott Criscuolo to talk about the major movie releases from this past fall & winter. They discuss and breakdown movies such as Venom, Halloween, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Green Book, The Mule, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, Aquaman & Bumblebee. With most of these movies now available or coming soon to Blu Ray, Streaming & Cable, this is your guide to what to watch if you missed it in theaters.

March 25th, 2019    

DC Post-Crisis Management #6: Flashpoint with Jennifer Smith

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 Russell departed House Duke last episode, he received an urgent message from PTBN POP!’s resident queen, Jennifer Smith. She warned him that his mucking around with all these events was causing damage to the time stream and just then the world changed… in a Flash! Now, Russell finds himself in a world that’s familiar but…off. His friends don’t know him, his shows no longer exist, his beloved DC Comics have become a gritty and unrecognizable shadow of their former selves and… who the hell is living in his house?!? He has to find the source of the Flashpoint and restore things to their natural order before he fades away completely.

March 24th, 2019    

Songs With Friends 23: Hard to Imagine (Concentrating on Red Hot Temptation)

Kelly and Steve return for more Songs With Friends!  We make our first trek to Motown when we review the 1971 hit "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" from The Temptations!  We touch on generational views on marriage, floor model televisions, cowardice, desperation, and the importance of putting yourself in the game.  After a quick break and Steve's updated candy homework assignment, we move onto "Hard to Concentrate," the 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers song.  Kelly presents this romantic masterpiece while Steve spends the entire segment pointing out that 75 percent of the lyrics are about getting it on. It's as awkward as it sounds.  Enjoy!

March 23rd, 2019    

Binge, Please #2: Netflix News and Abducted in Plain Sight with Jordan Duncan

It's another stellar episode of PTBN Pop’s look at Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, the Binge, Please podcast!. Binge, Please is all about streaming TV content-what bingeable shows are worth your time and what streaming services are worth your hard-earned dollars as well as news and reviews about your favorite streaming shows and movies. This 2nd episode talks about what's coming and going on Netflix in April, what's the latest news in streaming TV and host Todd Weber brings in PTBN Original Jordan Duncan to review the notable documentary "Abducted in Plain Sight" as found on Netflix.

March 22nd, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #153: Off the Page — Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors

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. Captain Marvel Month comes to a close as the boys review the Disney animated pilot "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors." This TV movie serves as a crash course in all things Kamala Khan, the modern Ms. Marvel, and the HTF also learn about characters like Patriot, America Chavez and the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! The boys also get some outside input from Nick's daughter, Olivia!

March 21st, 2019    

PTBN’s NCAA-Team Podcast- Adam and Riche Pick the Winners in Under 30 Minutes!

Got podcast fatigue from the endless hemming and hawing over who will win it all for your NCAA Tournament needs? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to cure your ills and put an NBA twist on our picks for every single round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament... in less than 30 minutes! So suit up, buckle up, and enjoy the annual NCAA-Team show!

March 20th, 2019    

Sunday Groove 18: 1998-2003 pt 2

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, The Great Debate, and now hosts E-Ticket Attraction. This is his second appearance on this show and we discuss 5 more 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.

March 19th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1974

In the third episode of The Year In Pop, 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, TV, music and movies for the year 1974. The guys talk in depth about President Nixon’s resignation, “The Rumble In The Jungle”, Hank Aaron’s breaking of Babe Ruth’s career home run record, Happy Days, Little House On The Prairie & Blazing Saddles.

March 18th, 2019    

Marvel Age: Master Class-1969 Part Two 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 Forensic Fourteenth episode takes a concentrated look at the rest of the finest of Marvel Comics’ output throughout 1969. Ben is joined by “The Manager” Todd Weber from the Sarcastic Four to talk about Captain America, the Avengers, Captain Mar-Vell and the Uncanny X-Men; Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Sal Buscema, Barry Smith, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, John Buscema and Neal Adams; Ben and Todd talk about character returns from the Red Skull, Magneto and Ultron as well as debuts from the Falcon, the Squadron Sinister, Sauron and the Savage Land Mutates.

March 17th, 2019    

Conversation: Comics- Uncanny X-Men #135

On the latest installment of Conversation: Comics! Todd & Tim once again dig out their longboxes to re-examine the famed Chris Claremont & John Byrne run of Uncanny X-Men. This time they’re rising up soaring thru the cosmos and roasting broccoli people as they examine Uncanny X-Men #135: Dark Phoenix!

​Todd Weber’s Conversation: Comics! is THE sometimes-published comic book interview show featuring host Todd Weber and guests from the wide spectrum of the comics industry–from pros to retailers to bloggers, podcasters and fans discussing their favorite comic runs, characters, creators and merchandise.


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March 15th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #152: Hard Travelers for Hire — Captain Marvel SPOILER Review

*SPOILER WARNING* 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. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel Month rolls on as the boys give their SPOILER-FILLED review of the current #1 movie in America, Captain Marvel! Does Brie Larsen bring the Carol Danvers of the comics onto the big screen? What about the usage of classic Marvel alien figures? Where does this one rank in the MCU? Listen at your own peril, as this one has spoilers a-plenty!

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