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January 31st, 2020    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #198: Off the Page — Arrow Series Finale

In a bittersweet HTF, the boys bid farewell to their favorite live-action comic book show as Arrow comes to an end. Nick and Greg delve into the final episode, discussing the Easter eggs, callbacks, flashbacks and character reunions that made the episode a fitting farewell to the Emerald Archer. Also, what does the future hold for the cast and crew?

January 31st, 2020    

This Week In The NFL- Super Bowl LIV

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in the NFL!  Your favorite three man booth is back as the Cowboy, the legend John D'Amato, and the volatile Cowboy Senior are here with a Super Bowl preview for the ages.  The guys breakdown the game in all facets and make their predictions.  As always - comments and questions are welcome.  Enjoy!

January 30th, 2020    

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2019

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo, Steve Willie and Tim Capel to take a look back at some of the celebrities deaths in 2019. Those we lost include: Frank Robinson, H. Ross Perot, Don Imus, James Ingram, Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek, Luke Perry, John Singleton, Peter Mayhew, Tim Conway, Peter Fonda, Valerie Harper & Carroll Spinney. The guys share stories about the effect and impressions that these remarkable individuals have left on the world and hope they do them justice as they memorialize them.

January 29th, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Triple-Header (Episodes #9,10 &11): ‘83 Thanksgiving Parade, The Chimp Channel & Pitfall

In the latest trio of episode from It Was A Thing On TV, Mike, Chico and Greg look at a triad of TV obscurities.

First the gang looks at the 1983 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you were somebody on NBC back in 1983, odds are you were there.
Then what happens when monkey business is combined with show business? The Chimp Channel. TBS' first attempt at original comedy. Somebody get Greg a banana.
Finally, Pitfall had it's ups and downs and we're not talking about the elevators. Some people might have gotten their earnings while others including Alex Trebek got the shaft.

January 28th, 2020    

Diamond Coversations: Perry Giannis, Founder of Expos Fest

This week's Diamond Conversation is a very special episode discussing a wonderful event called Expos Fest. Head over to to find out how you can support the 2020 Expos fest featuring all-time Montreal Expos legends appearing to benefit the Kat D DIPG Fund. Founder Perry Giannis sits down to discuss why he created Expos Fest, his love of his all-time favorite team and some of the amazing memorabilia he has collected over the years. For more information on the Kat Demes story please visit

January 27th, 2020    

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #34: The Office: Season 5, Episodes 1 & 2

Kevin and Mary return for another installment of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, this week covering the premier of The Office's 5th season with episodes 1+2, "Weight Loss" and "Weight Loss Part 2". The siblings discuss several topics, including Jim and Pam's engagement, the Angela/Dwight/Andy storyline, Michael's progress with Holly, and differing views of how the documentary aspect of the show should be handled. 
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January 24th, 2020    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #197: Off the Page — Arrow’s Two Greatest Episodes

 Our month-long celebration of the CW show Arrow continues! This week, Nick and Greg go Off the Page once more to watch and discuss the two episodes they consider the series' best: "The Climb" (season 3, episode 9) and "Kapiushon" (season 5, episode 17). Nick and Greg rewatch these episodes for the first time in years to determine if they stand the test of time and hold up as the best, which the boys voted them earlier this month. Along the way, they discuss standout performances from Stephen Amell, Josh Segarra, Matt Nable and Willa Holland, the twisting threads of seasons 3 and 5, the bold endings of the episodes and how both work in the greater context of the show. Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comics, which has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. In Off the Page, the boys examine a comic book media property outside the printed page.

January 23rd, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

A new series of Pop Goes The Classics looking at the Disney animated features kicks off as Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Chad Campbell look at 1937’s Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the animation style; innovations that were created during the production; the songs and music score; the scary/horror aspects of it; the differences between all of the dwarfs; the Wicked Queen’s fatal flaws; the theme park attractions based on it and the movie’s lasting legacy. 

January 22nd, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV Triple-Header (Episodes 6,7 & 8): Meow Manor, Lidsville, and Judge Wapner’s Animal Court

PTBN Pop’s newest show “It Was a Thing on TV” is back to give you a triple dose of obscure television from yesteryear.

First in their shortest episode to date, Greg and Mike look at Big Brother ….. WITH CATS! And it came from Iceland!

Then things get really trippy when Greg and Mike look at an early 70’s acid trip from Sid and Marty Krofft called “Lidsville”.

Finally talk about a kangaroo court! Remember when Judge Wapner had a show on Animal Planet? We do! We take a brief look at this early attempt at original programming for AP besides nature documentaries.

January 21st, 2020    

Diamond Conversations: John Healy, Senior Content Producer - Radio.COM Sports

In baseball right now there really is only one topic and that is the massive cheating scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball dating back to the 2017 Houston Astros Championship season. This week, I welcome Senior Content Producer for Radio.COM Sports, John Healy to give his take on the scandal that has rocked the sport as well as to discuss the repercussions that have turned the usual quiet last few weeks of the off-season into a three ring circus. 

January 20th, 2020    

Brother/Sister Re-Watch Podcast #33: The Office: Season 4, Episodes 13 & 14

Kevin and Mary are back for another edition of The Brother/Sister Re-Watch, this week covering episodes 13+14 of The Office's fourth season, "Job Fair" and "Goodbye Toby", while also closing out the season and doing their season finale wrap-up. They cover many topics this week including the length of the Jim/Pam drama, Michael's evolution, the Dwight/Angela/Andy triad, the introduction of a new character, Jan's bombshell, the siblings vehemently disagreeing with each other over the quality of the series, and much much more. 
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January 19th, 2020    

Sunday Groove #24: Awesome Debut Albums

Welcome to The Sunday Groove (episode 24), where David Sunday discusses a music topic with close friend Greg Phillips from the Hard Traveling Fanboys. We talk about awesome Debut Albums. You can contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter.

January 17th, 2020    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #196: The Longbook Hunters — Arrow Season 2.5

The march toward episode 200 continues, as does Arrow Month! Greg and Nick crack open the digital pages of the first collection of Arrow tie-in comic "Arrow Season 2.5" this month, and the results are surprising. Defying decades of history, this tie-in actually provides some helpful, additive information to the show between two of its pivotal seasons, picking up in the aftermath of Deathstroke's Siege on Starling City. Written by veteran Arrow scribes Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu, with art from respected pros Joe Bennett and Szymon Kudranski, this story delves into the rise of a new Brother Blood and the Arrowverse debut of Black Adam! Also, the boys reflect on the monumental Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover TV special, their new Arrow series rewatch project and some exciting news in the superhero movie and television worlds. Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comics, which has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys.

January 16th, 2020    

This Week In The NFL- Conference Championship Week

Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL! The three man booth is back as your co-hosts the Cowboy and the always insightful John D'Amato are joined once again by the volatile Cowboy Senior.  The guys break down the divisional match-ups and provide in depth analysis and predictions for the conference championship games.  This is not to be missed! Enjoy!  

January 16th, 2020    

Laugh-In Theater #16 - Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy with Matt Souza

In the sixteenth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Matt Souza (Jenny And The Gems) to do a live watch of the 2004 comedy, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. The guys discuss male chauvanism in 1970’s newsrooms; the vast array of suit colors the news team wears; newsmen rumbles; the difficulties of acquiring German pornography; what exactly was in Sex Panther cologne; baby panda births; chain store restrooms; Baxter the dog; inter-species communications and why was Tim Robbins playing a part clearly written for John C. Reilly?  So, be on the look out for the invitation to the pants party, remember that milk is a bad choice and stay classy Place To Be Nation.

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