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April 30th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #159: Hard Travelers for Hire — Avengers: Endgame SPOILER discussion

Hoo boy! Here it is — every step on the Hard Travelers for Hire journey has led to this moment. Now, Nick and Greg are joined by Tim Capel, Jennifer Smith and HTF newcomer Sam Neely to discuss, review and recap the motion picture event of the decade, Avengers: Endgame! It’s a group therapy session as the gang shares laughs, tears and joy over what might be the MCU’s greatest achievement! 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.

April 29th, 2019    

Looking Forward, Looking Back #4: Summer Movie Preview and Wager

On this super-sized Summer Movie Preview episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton is joined by a superstar lineup from the Place To Be Nation Pop Feed. This includes: Scott Criscuolo, Russell Sellers, Mirandia Berthold, Jennifer Smith & Tim Capel. The gang looks at all of the major movie releases coming to theaters this summer. This includes: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Aladdin, Hobbes & Shaw, Men In Black International, Godzilla: King of Monsters, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and many more. Also, we participate in a summer movie wager contest that tests how well everyone can predict the domestic summer box office. The winner of which gets to subject the losers to a live-watch of a movie of their choice. When it comes to the choices to make when it comes to this summer’s movie releases, let this episode be your guide.

April 28th, 2019    

DC Post-Crisis Management #7: Darkseid War with Steven Ferrari

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.

Faced with a familiar, yet vastly different world, Russell's quest to fully grasp the DCU reaches its penultimate episode as he travels to...Queens? Yes, his journey has, at long last, brought him to the home of Steven Ferrari of thecasualgeekery.com. It's the first time anyone has actually invited Russell into their home for this nonsense, so of course he's gonna go...I mean, err, listen and find out what secrets are revealed in the epic Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok event The Darkseid War and how it all leads to... oh come on, not another reboot! D

April 28th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- The Elite Eight

 One round later, all the 5 to 8 seeds have been eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, leaving only the best of the best to duke it out, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to cover all four series in the Conference Semi-Finals. Will Boston beat Milwaukee again and pull the upset (or is it an upset)? Can James Harden beat the Warriors by himself? Which second round newbie will step up between Portland and Denver? And in the Now or Never Series, who will triumph between the Raptors and Sixers? So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

April 27th, 2019    

Binge, Please #5: Todd’s 5-Minute Game of Thrones Podblast-S8E2 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

Todd Weber recaps Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." SPOILER WARNING for both this episode and the entire series.

April 27th, 2019    

This Week in Sports - 4/27/19

Welcome to another edition of This Week in Sports with your hosts the Cowboy and the audacious John D'Amato. It is NFL Draft time baby! The guys walk you through Day 1 of the draft and dive deep into the QB selections including Daniel Jones of the Giants and Kyler Murray of the Cardinals. In the second half of the show the boys give you an NBA Playoff round two preview you won't want to miss. Enjoy!

April 26th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #158: Off the Page — SHAZAM TV series

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 month, the SHAZAM Month continues as the boys examine the 1970s SHAZAM television series! Thanks to the DC Universe app, Greg, Nick and special guest "The Manager" Todd Weber look at an episode of this classic (???) show, learning several moral lessons along the way!

April 25th, 2019    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1970 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 the most 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 fiendish FIFTEENTH episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1970. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with the Doc Ock and the shocking death of Captain Stacy, Captain America's campus chaos and a Bogus Bucky, the quiet finale of Lee & Kirby’s The Fantastic Four, more mediocre Mar-Vell and the separation of the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner as well as a phony Valkyrie in Avengers; the boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Romita.

April 24th, 2019    

Geek & Sassy #33- Doom Patrol Vol 1 (2016)

Jenny and Mirandia are together once again to make your day geekier and sassier. In this late night edition, Mirandia discusses her upcoming surgery before diving into Reads, Streams, and Downloads. The ladies offer audio book recommendations and gab about Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight. In the second half of the show, Jenny and Mirandia deliver a delirious review of DC's Doom Patrol Vol 1 from 2016's Young Animal imprint. The ladies attempt to explain the weirdness of these six issues to pretty hilarious effect. Finally, Nerd Eye Candy closes the show while they try to stay awake.   

April 23rd, 2019    

Sunday Groove #19: Hidden Gems

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a musical topic each month with the help of a guest. This episode features friend and podcast veteran, Greg Phillips (co-host of Hard Traveling Fanboys, Talk’N WCW, and What if Wrestling). This is his third appearance on this show and you know it’s gonna be a fun one. We talk about albums that we consider to be “Hidden Gems” and don’t get the love of some of their other albums. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes.

April 22nd, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #5

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by J. Arsenio D’Amato, Greg Phillips and Chad Campbell. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: what one thing they would change about the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB each; whether or not the NFL should go to an 18 week schedule that would give each team two bye weeks; which are some of the coolest mascots in sports; if alternative sports leagues would have any chance of succeeding; and some of their favorite sports video games of all time. As well as pop culture topics such as: what Disney animated features should be remade as live-action movies and which ones shouldn’t; Scarlett Johansson movies vs. Emma Stone movies; why is it that Hollywood has had a difficult time making successful R-Rated comedies; TV shows they feel ended a season or two too early; and examples of some of their favorite usage of popular music in movies. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut

April 21st, 2019    

Songs With Friends 25: Strawberry Wayne

Kelly and Steve return with a WILD edition of Songs With Friends! This week we review Lil Wayne's "How to Love" and Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine."  Topics include Hugo's restlessness, bad attention vs no attention, Steve's bias against all things Lil, destruction of budget hotels, unfortunate syringe placement, spicy chocolate bars, Boone's Farm, the influence of mullets in southern pop culture, and the return of Alan Crackson!

April 20th, 2019    

Binge, Please #4: Todd’s 5-Minute Game of Thrones Podblast-S8E1

Binge, Please's Todd Weber recaps Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere, "Winterfell." There are many GoT recaps on the internet, but this one is the shortest. SPOILERS for S8E1 and Seasons 1-7, so beware!

April 19th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #157: The Longbook Hunters-The Power of SHAZAM!

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. In this edition, SHAZAM Month continues as the boys tackle the 1994 graphic novel "The Power of Shazam!" by writer/artist Jerry Ordway! It's yet another retelling of the classic Captain Marvel tale, modernizing the concept and yet creating a retro feel. How does this story match up against the other Shazam/Marvel origins Greg and Nick have experienced during Shazam Month? And just how creepy is Thaddeus Sivana?!

April 18th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #4 - Ghostbusters w/Tim Capel

In the fourth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Tim Capel (Talk N’ Pop, Marvel Age Podcast) to do a live watch of the 1994 comedy Ghostbusters. The guys discuss the character archetypes in the Dan Ackroyd penned script; the scenes that can be remarkably scary to young kids; the multitude of great quotable lines; the 80’s hair, fashions, trends and products featured throughout; whether or not the special effects hold up today. Grab your proton packs , hop in Ecto-1 and please do not forget, don’t cross the streams!

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