Place to Be Nation POP Experience

Place to Be Nation’s Pop Culture podcast feed featuring shows on comics, music, sports, movies, TV, nostalgia and much more!

September 12th, 2019    

Pop Goes the Movies: It, Chapter Two

Pop Goes the Movies starts up the Fall Film season with the anticipated sequel to the Stephen King adaptation. It, Chapter Two has the Losers Club returning after 27 years to go after Pennywise again. Scott Criscuolo and Jennifer Smith break it down and give their thoughts on the epic sequel and the possibility of a "Chapter Three". So after seeing the film, check this out and see if you agree!


September 12th, 2019    

DC4U #14: The Flash #123: Flash of Two Worlds!

Flash Fact: Russell and Todd are not the biggest Silver Age Flash fans. But some comics are classics for a reason. The Flash #123 was full of all the things we love as fans. Two iconic heroes meeting for the first time and teaming up against some big-name villains. Fast-paced action and dialogue. Performing tricks at super-speed for children. Talking dogs. Ropes that lead to other dimensions. The usual stuff.

September 10th, 2019    

Talk’n Pop: Religion and Politics Special with JT Rozzero

Because nobody demanded it except ourselves, it's the Talk'n Pop: Religion and Politics edition! Semi-regular guest JT Rozzero joins Jenny and Tim to air a litany of grievances, particularly concerning the Catholic Church and its perverse relationship with U.S. politics. BUT FIRST! We solve America's obesity epidemic, with a our first half devoted to recent weight loss efforts and ongoing struggles. It's an overstuffed installment with discussions around:

-The group's personal weight loss histories
-The sobering reality of long-term weight loss success
-Exercise being the absolute worst
-The health costs of shitty eating and the financial costs of healthy eating
-Rage eating
-Un-Christian behavior by supposed adherents of the faith
-Mental gymnastics in lieu of critical thinking

-The alienating and polarizing effects of America's two-party system
-Incendiary language and reactionary takes that don't help anyone
-Why the world changes but policies don't

All this, plus: annoying free-range children (and asshole neighbors)! Crucifying your cousin (for fun)! Getting in trouble for laughing at your church's jazzy porno music! Indeed, it's a lighthearted touch to some (ahem) heavy topics on an episode stepping wildly outside our lane. So take up the cause with Jenny, Tim, and JT as Talk'n Pop Makes America Work Again!

JT has previously appeared on episodes 1, 4, 7, and 14 of Talk'n Pop, all of which are available on the Place To Be Nation POP archives at He can be heard regularly on Place To Be Nation Wrestling's Extreme Three Way Dance, No Holds Barred, Wrestling War Zone, and Place To Be podcasts. Follow JT (and PTB!) on Twitter @Place2BeNation.



September 9th, 2019    

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #15: The Office Season 3: Episodes 1&2

Join Kevin and Mary for another episode of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, as this week they open up their coverage of The Office's third season with episodes 1 + 2, "Gay Witch Hunt" and "The Convention". This week they discuss topics such as Jim's transfer, Pam's blind date, Michael's lack of social awareness, the breaking out of Oscar, the introduction of member's of Dunder Mifflin's Stamford branch, Toby's failure, and Kevin's blood-boiling hatred for Jerome Bettis. 
As always, please subscribe to the cast as well as the Place to be Nation POP feed, and feel welcomed to reach out to the cast on Twitter @BroSisPodcast and send in any feedback you may have to

September 6th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #177: Countdown — DC Animated Movies

The boys are back with another edition of Countdown! In honor of the recent animated adaptation of Batman: Hush, Nick and Greg unveil their lists of the five best DC Comics animated movies! From Dark Knight betrayals to heroic sacrifices, these tales cover the gamut and should be added to your movie collections (or just watch them on DC Universe). But whatever you do, don't try to socialize with Mogo! 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.

September 5th, 2019    

DC4U #13: The Flash 4 U with Greg Phillips & Ben Morse

It's the fastest month of the year! No, not February... Flash Month! Todd and Russell race through the best Flash stories, artists, writers and even discuss who wore the Scarlet Speedster uniform better. But they can't do it alone, so PTBNers Ben Morse and Greg Phillips jump into the race with them. Flash Fact: You don't wanna miss this one! 


September 4th, 2019    

This Week in the NFL 2019 - Week One

Welcome back to This Week in the NFL. Your fabulous co-hosts the Cowboy and the electric JA D'Amato are here to preview the upcoming NFL season. They walk you through each division and make their predictions. You won't find analysis like this anywhere else! Enjoy!

September 4th, 2019    

Pop Goes To The Couch: GLOW Season 3

It's pilot season, and Place To Be Nation POP joins the party with a brand new continuing podcast! As a small screen companion to Pop Goes to the Movies, each episode of Pop Goes to the Couch will spotlight a current series from the worlds of television or streaming media. On this premiere edition, the recently-dropped third season of GLOW deservedly takes the stage!

One good turn deserves another, so JT Rozzero, Jennifer Smith, and Tim Capel are back for another round of the popular Netflix original. With a colorful new setting and additional character introductions into an already-packed ensemble, we evaluate how well the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling adapted to the many changes thrown their way. The crew then lovingly delves into favorite characters, relationships, and sexual escapades (because of course). Finally, we give our picks for best overall episode, rank the seasons, and look ahead with hopeful optimism to a potential GLOW season 4. Join us in pushing Pop Goes to the Couch straight to the top!

In case you missed it, check out JT, Jenny, and Tim's PopBlast breaking down GLOW season 2 at


September 3rd, 2019    

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #14: The Office Season 2: Episodes 21+22

Join Kevin and Mary this week as they finish off season 2 of The Office. On this episode, they cover episodes 21 and 22, "Conflict Resolution" and "Casino Night", delving into topics like the Jim/Pam relationship, Michael's good intentions, Dwight being in the right in his feud with Jim, and they close out season 2 by discussing the character arcs, the writing of the show, and sharing some of their favorite moments and characters. Get in on the conversation by following on Twitter @BroSisPodcast and share feedback by emailing to!  

September 2nd, 2019    

Looking Forward, Looking Back #5

On the latest episode of Looking Forward, Looking Back, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith, Tim Capel & Scott Criscuolo to preview the upcoming fall and winter movie releases.  This includes: It: Chapter 2, Ad Astra, Joker, Zombieland: Double Tap, Doctor Sleep, Charlie’s Angels, Frozen II, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Knives Out, Jumanji: The Next Level, Bombshell, Cats & Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker. When it comes to the choices to make when it comes to this fall and winter’s movie releases, let this episode be your guide.

September 1st, 2019    

Geek and Sassy #35- Fall TV Preview Extravaganza!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Jenny and Mirandia run down the comprehensive list of new and returning shows for the fall. From networks to cable to streaming services, the ladies give you all the information you need for optimal TV viewing! Also, don't miss a HUGE contest announcement! Finally, a surprising Nerd Ear(?) Candy! 

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