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December 30th, 2019    

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #30: The Office: Season 4, Episodes 7 & 8

Kevin and Mary return for the latest installment of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, this time covering episodes 7+8 of The Office's fourth season, "Survivor Man" and "The Deposition". This week they tackle several toppings, including Michael and Jan's relationship, the show's comedic inconsistency, Jim stepping into Michael's shoes, and much, much more.
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December 29th, 2019    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 50: The Skywalker Is Risen

The Star Wars sequel trilogy has come to an end with The Rise of Skywalker, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Podcast diad Glenn & Scott welcome Alanna Kelly back to the show to cover all aspects of the new film, starting with a non-spoiler review to open the show. After that, they discuss how this movie treats its many characters, which storylines worked and which ones didn’t, and whether or not this is a satisfying conclusion to The Skywalker Saga. Don’t miss Alanna’s reaction to certain character developments, Glenn’s desperate search for hope, and Scott’s favorite part of the movie. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Star War without gratuitous cameos! (Spoilers begin at 16:00.)

Note: the traditional Spectacular score analysis will be included in a final wrap-up episode of our Star Wars Scores series, coming soon to Place to Be Nation Pop and all fine RSS readers near you.

Musical Selections from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
“The Rise of Skywalker”
“They Will Come”
“Anthem of Evil”
“Falcon Flight”

December 28th, 2019    

This Week In The NFL- Week 17

Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL!  We have made it to the end of the regular season with no bye weeks!  Your cohosts the Cowboy and the merry John D'Amato take you through all the individual playoff scenarios for the coming week.  They also take an in depth look back at Cowboys/Eagles from Week 16.  As always... they make their predictions.  Enjoy!

December 27th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #193: The Longbook Hunters — Star Wars: Devilworlds

Greg and Nick wrap up Wing-It Month by taking advantage of Star Wars fever! The boys take a look at an issue of Star Wars: Devilworlds, a collection of Marvel U.K. short stories set in a galaxy far, far away. It’s Alan Moore writing Star Wars! But does it work? Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comics, and together, they are the Hard-Traveling Fanboys.

December 23rd, 2019    

Laugh-In Theater #15 - Bad Santa with Nick Duke

In the fifteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke (Hard-Traveling Fanboys) to do a live watch of the 2003 comedy, Bad Santa. In this special Christmas edition, the guys discuss the outrageous behavior of Billy Bob Thornton's character, Willie; the creepy kid that stalks him; Santa fetishes; the appeal of Old Granddad Whiskey; the late comic greats John Ritter & Benrie Mac; the many MADTV alums that show up in bit parts; the Transformers franchise; holiday drinks and laborious process of putting up Christmas decorations. And what exactly is a Fraggle-Stick?

December 23rd, 2019    

A Brother/Sister Christmas Special

This week, Kevin and Mary take a break from their coverage of The Office to embrace the holidays by discussing "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean". The siblings reminisce about Christmas when they were growing up, the feeling of the holiday season, and deep dive this piece of Christmas cheer. 
As always, please subscribe to the show, and feel free to reach out via Twitter @BroSisPodcast or email at Happy Holidays!

December 20th, 2019    

PTBN Holiday Extravaganza 2019

On this Place To Be Nation Special, Andy Atherton gets together with the show hosts from PTBN’s podcasts from both the wrestling and pop feeds. They talk about their favorite holiday movies, what they look forward to the most about this time of year and what is the one tradition they do every holiday season including: JT Rozzero, Roger Morrissette, Chad Campbell, Nick Duke, Mirandia Berthold, Kevin Pittack, Peter Winson, David Sunday, Jordan Duncan, J Arsenio D’Amato, Steve Wille, Todd Weber, Jennifer Smith, Glenn & Scott Butler, Russell Sellers, Nate Milton, Jason Sherman, Tim Capel, Greg Phillips, Ben Zani & Scott Criscuolo. We hope you enjoy this audio "Christmas card” and from everyone here at Place To Be Nation: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus & Happy New Year!

December 20th, 2019    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #192: Countdown — Best Comic Book Settings

Wing-It Month continues as the boys count down their favorite settings in all of comics — from the grimy streets of Gotham to the majestic colors of Asgard, these are the cities, realms and planets that most enhance the stories of their characters.

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comics, which has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys.

December 20th, 2019    

This Week In The NFL- Week 16

Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL! Your co-hosts the Cowboy and the always philosophical John D'Amato take you through all the Week 16 action with a focus on the match-ups with playoff implications including Bills/Pats and Cowboys/Eagles.  They provide their predictions as always.  Enjoy! 

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Rise of Skywalker

PTBN's Nick Duke (@nickduke87) concludes his epic journey with a spoiler–free review of disney’s latest Star Wars film. 9 Films. 28 hours. Zero regrets.

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Last Jedi

10th in a series. Nick might just live through this massive undertaking.

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”- Percy Bysshe Shelley


December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Force Awakens

9th in a series.

Nick Duke (@nickduke87) continues his epic journey through back-to-back theatrical viewings of the Star Wars Skywalker saga on location from Orlando, Florida. Nick's arrived at the "sequel trilogy" and reports in after his screening of Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens.

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to The Star Wars Movie Marathon: Return of the Jedi

Nick Lives! He's going to make it. Unless he doesn't. 8th in a series. On location from Orlando, Nick relates his experiences so far.

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to The Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Empire Strikes Back

Part 7 in a series. 

Guys, I'm starting to get really worried about Nick. Can someone in Orlando go by the theater and check on him?

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: A New Hope

Part Six in a series. Nick is bravely pressing on.

“Authority allows two roles: the torturer and the tortured. Twists people into joyless mannequins that fear and hate, while culture plunges into the abyss.”-Alan Moore


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