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May 31st, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #163: GIANT SIZED Hard Travelers for Hire Finale


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 there came a podcast unlike any other! Avengers Month wraps up with a farewell to the Hard Travelers for Hire, our movie-by-movie examination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! An all-star panel of Russell Sellers, Todd Weber, Tim Capel and Jennifer Smith join Nick and Greg for a fond, yet oddly contentious, look back at the highs and relative lows of the MCU. You voted, and now we unveil the official PTBN MCU movie rankings, plus our individual choices in categories like Best Hero, Best Villain and Best Action Scene!

May 29th, 2019    

This Week in Sports - NBA Finals Preview

Welcome to another edition of your favorite sports podcast... This Week in Sports! Your cohosts the Cowboy and the arrogant John D’Amato are here with a rim rocking NBA Finals Preview.  The boys take a look back at the Conference Finals and break down the upcoming series between the Warriors and the Raptors.  Enjoy!

May 29th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Aladdin (2019)

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton rides solo to talk about the latest major summer movie release, Aladdin. He gives his overall thoughts on the movie as well as shares his love for the 1992 animated version that this is the live-action remake of. He then dives into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the ending.

May 29th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast- 2019 NBA Finals Preview

In this special podblast on the Pop feed, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, will cover all of the bases for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. WIll Kevin Durant play, and if so, how does he match up with the red hot Kawhi Leonard? Who does Steve Kerr put Draymond Green on to defend, and what will Nick Nurse, a first year coach, do to counter it? Riche and Adam also touch on the Conference Finals, the Scotiabank Arena and "Jurassic Park," and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

May 28th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1975

In the fourth 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 1975. The guys talk in depth about the end of the Vietnam War; Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine”; “Thrilla In Manilla”; Welcome Back, Kotter; the first season of Saturday Night Live; Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” album; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; and Jaws.

May 25th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ Part One

It's that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA teams postmortem for the 2018-19 season as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, go back and forth about what went right, what went wrong, and what will they do in the summertime. In Part One, the team discusses the Orlando Magic, the Brooklyn Nets, the Indiana Pacers, and the Detroit Pistons. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

May 25th, 2019    

PTBN DadCast #4: Annoyed AF

In the episode four of PTBN's DadCast, two years have passed since they last chatted on air but JT Rozzero and Don Carrara are finally back to talk about the perils of parenting!

The boys talk potty training, tantrums, American Girl, lying and sticky situations, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and other kids' TV shows, the god damned Property Brothers, birthday parties and much more!

Check out this episode of this brand new show that focuses on the trials and tribulations of raising children and then share your feedback with us on social media!

NOTE: There is adult language in this, not aimed at a younger audience!

May 24th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #162: The Longbook Hunters — New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout!

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. AVENGERS MONTH continues as Nick and Greg read and review the 2005 Brian Michael Bendis/David Finch relaunch of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! In this first volume, Captain America and Iron Man recruit new members to their ongoing mission, including Wolverine, Spider-Man and more. Is this finally the Avengers book that wins Greg over? Does Nick like it as much as he did in college? All that, plus JR!

May 23rd, 2019    

90 To Nothing Season Finale: Star Wars Episode I

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

It's the Season 1 finale and the guys picked a big one to go out on: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace. It's been 20 years since George Lucas wrote and directed this first film of his prequel trilogy. How has it aged for Russell and Sam? Is this one as bad as its rep suggests? Yousa just have ta leesten and cringe along wit dem... Yippie!

May 21st, 2019    

Talk’n Pop #15: Talk’n Pop with Friends

At long last, Jenny and Tim welcome Steve and Kelly of the Songs With Friends podcast for Talk'n Pop With Friends! Many laughs - and drinks - are had as the duo dishes on their SWF origins, song selections, outrageous lyrical interpretations, and cultivating a somewhat unique listenership. Then, Pop Gets Personal as Steve and Kelly open up about their relationship status, parenting woes, and respective upbringings. Oh, and lest we forget... Kelly's introduction to the world of professional wrestling! Prom stories (#SCI and otherwise)! And... sex positions?? On Talk'n Pop??? Perish forbid! It's a wild and wonderful double date that certainly lived up to our expectations on this star-crossed podcast of dreams.

Songs With Friends can be heard every two weeks right here on Place To Be Nation POP. Follow the show on Twitter @PTBN_Songs.

#SCI, #SCIProm, #BestWestern, #HeritageRoom

May 20th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #6 Dumb and Dumber with Jennifer Smith

In the sixth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith (Freak-Out Drive-In) to do a live watch of the 1994 comedy, Dumb and Dumber. They discuss the betrayal that almost dooms Harry and Lloyd’s friendship; Jenny’s interest in becoming a bartender; the legend of Sea Bass; the insane haircuts sported by the two main characters; all of the birds in the movie including poor Petey; the Pretty Woman-esque montage; and the Farrelly Brothers setting most of their movies in Providence. So, don’t spill the salt, suck back on grandpa’s old cough medicine, and don’t forget it’s okay, I’m a limo driver!

May 17th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #161: Countdown–Favorite Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Episodes

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. As Avengers month rolls on, the boys take a fond look back at their favorite animated interpretation of earth’s mightiest heroes, a little show titled appropriately enough Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Take a listen as Greg and Nick struggle with their aging memories as they piece together what is without question the least researched Countdown in show history.

May 16th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast- Jackpot

In this emergency edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team podcast, Adam Murray and New Orleans Pelicans fan Andrew Riche discuss a wild and crazy NBA Draft lottery in which the Pelicans earned the #1 overall pick, and the chance to take Zion Williamson. So suit up and take it with the NBA-Team!

May 16th, 2019    

Songs With Friends 27: The Anniversary Special

Kelly and Steve celebrate one full year of being back on our BS here on the Pop feed with an N SYNC live watch!  Pull up a chair, grab a drink, and watch in amazement as Justin Timberlake steadily surpasses JC Chasez and becomes the new King of Pop! For those of you wanting to follow along at home, we watch the music videos for I Want You Back, Tearin' Up My Heart, Drive Myself Crazy, Bye, Bye, Bye, It's Gonna Be Me, Pop, Girlfriend, and Gone!

May 16th, 2019    

This Week in Sports - 5/16/19

Welcome to another edition of This Week in Sports! Your hosts the Cowboy and the astute John D'Amato take you through all things in the wild and wonderful world of the NBA!  First the guys break down the lottery and discuss the impact of Zion making his way to New Orleans. The guys then take a look back at the Conference Semi-Finals and look ahead to the Conference Finals and make their picks for who will win it all. This is not to be missed for any basketball fan!

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