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June 28th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #167: The Longbook Hunters–X-Men: Grand Design

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. X-MONTH concludes as the boys take a look at cartoonist Ed Piskor's attempt to condense the X-Men's complex history into a chronological comic book -- X-Men: Grand Design. Taking a look at the X-Men's first decade of existence, the book chronicles their formation and battles against the likes of Magneto and Juggernaut. Do the boys dig Piskor's work, or does it fail in its task? Find out in this brand new X-citing episode!

June 27th, 2019    

DC4U #4: Monthly Current Events for June, 2019

Welcome to DC4U, the only all-DC Comics podcast on PTBN Pop! Each week hosts Russell Sellers and Todd Weber take you on a journey into the great, fun, hilarious and sometimes weird side of DC Comics. No matter who you are, there’s something at DC for you! The guys dive into what's going on with DC Comics right now in the monthly Current Events. From Vertigo being retired to big returns like the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Justice Society of America, they've got lots to talk about. And stay tuned for what DC books they read in June that really worked for them.

June 26th, 2019    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast-Gone Fishin’ Part 6

It’s that time of the year to put a stamp (or maybe a hashtag) on the NBA team's 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 this sixth and final installment of Gone Fishin', Riche and Adam talk about the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Portland Trail Blazers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 25th, 2019    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 45: Despair on the Eve of a Debate

Glenn and Scott attempt to examine the wide array of yahoos contending for the Democratic presidential nomination, but keep getting sidetracked by the garbage fire our political system has become and whether or not capitalism should be thrown onto the pyre. Which candidate serves at the mercy of Twitter teens? Which candidate has a plan for first contact with space aliens? All of the biggest candidates are covered, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Randy Steve Bullock, John McAfee, and Vermin Supreme.

Note: This episode was recorded before former Representative Joe Sestak announced, for reasons passing understanding, that he too is running for president. We apologize(?) for the omission.

Musical Selections:
“America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix)” from Team America: World Police by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
Crank That Mike Gravel
“International Statement” from NFL Primetime by Roger Dexter and Alan Bell
This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, performed by Bernard Sanders et al

June 21st, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #166: Off the Page — X-Men: The Last Stand

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. Technical issues have caused the boys' Give a Dam(n) to bust this week, yet here are their thoughts on the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. How does it compare to its 2019 "redo" Dark Phoenix? What's up with Magneto? Also, which '90s country music classic does JR sing this week?

June 20th, 2019    

DC4U #3: Legends of the Superheroes: The Challenge!

 

Welcome to DC4U, the only all-DC Comics podcast on PTBN Pop! Each week hosts Russell Sellers and Todd Weber take you on a journey into the great, fun, hilarious and sometimes weird side of DC Comics. No matter who you are, there’s something at DC for you!

This week Russell and Todd examine the hilarious (?) hijinks found in the network TV Special from 1979, Legends of the Superheroes: The Challenge! This relic features Adam West and Burt Ward returning to their roles as the Dynamic Duo and must be seen to be believed. A lost DC classic? Perhaps. A must-watch? We sure think so.

June 19th, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #8 - Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery with Greg Phillips

In the eighth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Greg Phillips (Hard-Traveling Fanboys) to do a live watch of the 1997 comedy, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. The guys discuss the groovy 60’s fashions; the great cast of supporting characters including many cameos of recognizable faces; the endless amount of quotable lines; the great use of visual comedy; what it would be like if Jim Ross was cast as Dr. Evil; as well as what the possibility of a new installment in the series may be. So, don’t look at me like I’m frickin’ Frankenstein, do not pass gas before me, find out who Number Two works for, and throw me frickin’ bone here! And who throws a shoe, honestly.

June 19th, 2019    

Songs With Friends #29: Strings of Baby Earls

Kelly and Steve are back to break down Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" and Fuel's "Shimmer!" We talk about sad boy hours, pounding the cold milks at the bar, baby Earl, the plight of the alcoholic bar owner, alibis, strings of pearls, lazy music videos, different ways people process loss, fraudulent cowboys, and much more! 

June 19th, 2019    

PTBN’S NBA-Team Podcast- Draft Preview, Finals Recap, AD Trade

NOTE TO LISTENERS: Unfortunately, due to time constraints and technical difficulties, this is a shorter episode than we desired, as is mentioned at the top of the show, but we salvaged as much as we could. Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to reflect on what has been quite the last week in NBA land. In the first segment, Riche and Adam talk about the NBA Draft, who is likely to be taken in the first round, the Zion and Morant effect for New Orleans and Memphis, and what Atlanta might do with multiple picks. They also discuss the stunning Anthony Davis trade, how much this improves the Lakers in the short term and how badly it damages them potentially in the long term. Then they discuss the NBA Finals, in which the Toronto Raptors stunned the short-handed Golden State Warriors. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 18th, 2019    

Freak Out Drive-In #11: Terrifier with Scott Criscuolo

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the evil eleventh episode, Jenny welcomes returning guest Scott Criscuolo.

 
Jenny and Scott waste no time getting bloody with this modern horror flick. They discuss Scott's return to the show, the creepiness of Art the Clown, classic horror influences, cleaning poop vs semen, extremely gory and inventive kills, Canada, surprising weapons, and much more!! So don your face paint, grab your hacksaw and gleefully murder folks at the Freak Out Drive-In!!

June 17th, 2019    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part One

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 episode takes a concentrated look at roughly half of the best of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four and their new status quo, the return of the Squadron Sinister/Supreme in Avengers, Captain America taking on the Falcon as his official partner, the Hulk gets microversial and the Defenders unofficially team up for the first time. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Romita as well as legendary writer Harlan Ellison.

June 17th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - The Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament Preview

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Scott Criscuolo, J Arsenio D’Amato and Todd Weber get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament. The guys look at each of the eight brackets of 64 and break down some of the first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite songs and how far they’ll make it through the field of 512. They also look at which songs could be dark horses and which ones got bad draws. They also share some of their memories of growing up in the 80’s and how the music of the time influenced popular culture. This is must-listen before you fill out your personal bracket. May the best 80’s song win!

June 16th, 2019    

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

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 Five, Riche and Adam stay in the West Coast (technically) as they discuss the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, L.A. Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and New Orleans Pelicans. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

June 16th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #165: Dark Phoenix Movie Review (corrected audio)

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. X-Men month continues with the fanboys' exclusive review of the new film Dark Phoenix! It's been blistered by the critics and the box office. The boys offered up their innocence to see the film, but did they get repaid with scorn? Also, JR and a special guest record a duet ... togetha!

June 14th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Review

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their knowledge of the Godzilla franchise and history. They then dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the endings. 

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