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July 31st, 2019    

Songs With Friends #32: I Petty the Cool (J)

Join your old pals Kelly and Steve Williams for another edition of Songs With Friends!  This week we dive into Tom Petty's "You Don't Know How It Feels" and LL Cool J's "Hey Lover!" Topics include Tom Petty's crumbling marriage, more 80s tournament talk, Kelly's utter disregard of podcasting kayfabe, Scott Criscuolo's lust for Hawk and Animal, payphone banks, vanilla ice cream, and much more!

July 30th, 2019    

Sunday Groove 21: Current Faves and Yesterday (Beatles) Podblast

Sunday Groove 21: Current Faves and Yesterday (Beatles) Podblast

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses a musical topic each month. This episode is also a solo one but is a brief podblast. I will have a guest back next episode. I discuss a few current favorite songs, the movie Yesterday, and the Beatles. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions for future episodes.


July 29th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - The Lion King (2019)

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton rides solo to talk about the latest major summer movie release, The Lion King. In this spolier-filled review, he gives his overall thoughts on the movie and shares his love for the 1994 animated version on which this photo-realistic version is based. 

July 29th, 2019    

Freak Out Drive-In #12: Lake Placid with Tim Capel

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the toothy twelfth episode, Jenny invites noted herpetologist Tim Capel to watch Lake Placid. 
Jenny and Tim visit sleepy Lake Placid with picturesque vistas, lush forests and oh yeah a giant ass man-eating crocodile. They chat about being eaten alive by an animal, Tim's fire-walking, the greatness of Betty White, swimming with alligators, canoeing, Bill Pullman's sexiness, the evolution of crocodiles and so much more! So change into your swimsuit and go for a swim in Lake Placid!

July 26th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #171: SCDD Wrap-up/The Longbook Hunters — Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

SPIDER-MONTH concludes with an examination of one of the most famous Spider-Man stories of them all: "Kraven's Last Hunt." This seminal work by writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck has been voted the greatest Spider-Man tale of them all in some polls. Does it match the hype? Greg and Nick recently read this classic for the first time, so they'll let you know! Also, the boys deliver the some of the biggest news and notes coming out of San Diego Comic-Con!

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.

July 25th, 2019    

DC4U #8: Current Events July 2019/DC at SDCC

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!

Russell & Todd dive into what’s going on with DC Comics right now in the monthly Current Events. The guys explore DC's myriad of San Diego Comic Con announcements and pick through what they're reading from DC these days as well as looking forward to DC's October 2019 solicitations.

July 24th, 2019    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: 1971 Part Three

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 one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1971. The Sarcastic Four talk in depth about Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four combat with the Eternals' Over-Mind (and the transitioning of Stan Lee off of the title) in issues #113-116, Captain America getting truly ridiculous about race relations in issue #143, the Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange combining to form the Defenders in Marvel Feature #1-2, Spider-Man growing four extra arms and dealing with the debuting Morbius in Amazing Spider-Man #100-102, and Thor yet again foiling Loki's plans to take the Throne of Asgard in Thor #191-194. The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, the newly-arrived Archie Goodwin & Gerry Conway, Gary Friedrich, Sal & John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane and John Romita. The S4 then reveal their picks for the best of 1971 Marvel.

July 24th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Spider-Man: Far From Home

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Jennifer Smith and Andy Atherton get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Spider-Man: Far From Home. In this spoiler-filled review, they discuss the major plot points of the movie as well the ending and post-credits scenes. They also talk about their feelings going in to the film after the events of Avengers: End Game. And in the second half of the show, they talk about all of the major Marvel announcements from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on where the MCU is headed over the next couple of years.

July 23rd, 2019    

PTBN 1994 Special: Alternative & Rock Albums

Welcome to a special podcast for the 1994 project here at Place to be Nation! Join hosts Jason Sherman and Andy Halleen as they bring you the best Alternative and Rock albums 1994 has to offer! It is such a seminal year in Alternative and Rock as you will learn as they discuss their favorite picks of the year. They talk about concerts, memories, and how this all relates to The Crow. Some of the bands that they deep dive into are Green Day, Alice Cooper, Bush, Megadeath, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, The Offspring, among others. These two have a passion for music, and it shows! Make sure to keep checking back for more look backs at the year that was...1994!

July 22nd, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #9 - The 40 Year-Old Virgin

In the ninth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by J Arsenio D'Amato (This Week In Sports) to do a live watch of the 2005 comedy, The 40 Year-Old Virgin. The guys discuss poker games and guy talk; the freakiness of Elizabeth Banks’ character; morning wood; sex euphemisms; wounded gazelles; chest waxing; the joys of speed dating; J’s hatred of hibachi as well as the many quotable lines. So, go get yourself some hood rats, get your Asia poster framed, and cancel all your afternoon appointments because we gonna need more wax!

July 19th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #170: Off the Page — Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Month continues at the HTF studios as the boys turn their attention to the movie that started it all for the wall crawler, Sam Raimi's groundbreaking hit Spider-Man! A true pop culture event upon its release, the movie spawned a franchise and has since been the source of many debates in comic circles. How does it hold up? How does it compare to modern superhero films? What classic superhero films does it homage? And for 17 years, Greg has harbored an intense dislike for Willem Dafoe's performance. Has his mind finally been changed?

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. 

July 18th, 2019    

DC4U #7: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Pilot Review

All month, Russell and Todd are celebrating the Man of Steel, Superman! This week the guys look back on the pilot episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman starring Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain in the title roles. How did rebooting Superman as a romantic action/comedy work and is it a good template for today? Also, stay tuned for the end for a tribute to recently-passed actor Eddie Jones who portrayed Pa Kent on the series. And a live read for the ages! DC4U is 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!

July 17th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #6

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke, Jordan Duncan & Scott Criscuolo. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: player movement in the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB each; when leagues should hold their all-star games; athletes and coaches that have transitioned to the broadcast booth; what is the most exciting play in sports; and some of their favorite giveaways that they’ve gotten at sporting events. The panel also weigh in on pop culture topics such as: which actor has been the best big-screen Batman as well as rank the ones that have played the character; Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger; movie release dates; actors and actresses that have had successful runs with multiple TV shows; songs that they relate to certain movies and television shows; and what is the best steak for grilling. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

July 16th, 2019    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 46: Stranger Things 3

Glenn and Alanna are back for another season of Stranger Things, as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular examines all of your favorite characters in an effort to decide who was well served and who wasn't, who got their look right, rhymes that keep their secrets, and much more!

Musical Selections:
"Stranger Things" from Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Land Deeds" from Stranger Things 3 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Roundball Rock" by John Tesh
"The NeverEnding Story" - music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey, performed by Limahl & Beth Anderson

July 13th, 2019    

Songs With Friends 31: Slippin’ w/Gin & Tacos

Kelly and Steve are back for another fun filled hour of Songs With Friends!  Our song picks this week are "Slippin'" by DMX and "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms. Topics include global warming, BK Tacos vs Jack in the Box Tacos, 80s song tournament bracketology, drunk dialing, the art of the sell, the steps to crack addiction, that angry lil bagel fella, and why you never trust a kid with a rattail!

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