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

October 30th, 2020    

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Kirk AND Picard in the same movie??? On the newest Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek talk about the transfer of the Captain's chair, and the Next Gen's graduation from little screen to big screen. They grade their categories and talk about the legacy of Captain Kirk on the big screen, and yet another great movie villain by a great movie actor. So sit back and watch the energy ribbon fly with this newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 29th, 2020    

Year In Pop - 1986

In the fifteenth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1986. The guys talk in depth about The Legend Of Zelda; Hands Across America; the 1986 Mets’ World Series victory; Bo Jackson; L.A. Law; Double Dare; Pee Wee’s Playhouse; the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy; The Karate Kid Part II & Top Gun.

October 28th, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV: Episode #100 - The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour Revisited

It was a Thing on TV proudly celebrates it's 100th episode! In honor of this occasion we're going back to where it all started as we revisit The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour. We know more about this topic from the reruns on BUZZR than we did around this time a year ago when we started. We look at the different celebrities that appeared on the show, the contestants and many memorable moments over the show's nine months on the air. Also, we've sprinkled many fun audio easter eggs over the course of the 100th show. 

As always please follow us on all of our socials @ItWasAThingOnTV and also we are still having the GoFundMe to help pay for our co-host Mike's recent trip to the hospital at if you want to help out.

Thanks to everyone for your support over the last year of this podcast.  

October 26th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Saludos Amigos & The Three Caballeros

On the sixth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Steve Riddle look at 1942’s Saludos Amigos & 1944’s The Three Caballeros. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: being an introduction to Latin American culture the films provided; the mix of live action and animation; the aspects of the film that are producers of time they were released; Donald’s first lead role; the introduction of Jose Carioca & Panchito & the many shorts featuring a variety of characters.

October 23rd, 2020    

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

The curtain call for the most beloved crew in outer space. On this episode of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek discuss the final movie with the entire original Trek cast, and the ending of space's longest Cold War. Did it make sense? Did art imitate life? The guys give their grades and discuss the farewell for everyone BUT the Captain (he'll have one more big screen mission). So sit back with the popcorn and enjoy this edition of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 22nd, 2020    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Scream Franchise (#5)

On the fifth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Scott Shifflett, Andy Atherton & Eric Eells are joined by guest Scott Criscuolo to discuss the horror franchise, Scream. They go through each of the films and talk about the killers and their motives; the stars bumped off in the opening scenes; how the main trio survives each movies; the horror movie rules; Roger Jackson as the voice of Ghostface; jump scares; bad decisions made by the minor characters & which characters they suspected but weren’t killers. As a bonus, they chat about the 1997 film, I Know What You Did Last Summer.

October 21st, 2020    

It was a Thing on TV: Episode #99 - Kamelion on Doctor Who

This Week on It was a Thing on TV we meet maybe one of the worst characters in the history of a popular long running show.

Doctor Who has had many memorable characters in it's almost 60-year history on the BBC. However, not every character can be Sarah Jane Smith, Amy Pond or even K-9. Meet Kamelion, a robot who's apparently not a robot. A character so bad he only appeared in two televised Doctor Who serials but has since appeared in many spin-off Doctor Who books and audio dramas in which some of the plots of them will leave you confused.

On a serious note, our co-host Mike recently had a serious trip to the hospital which we address in the cold open of the episode. To help out with his medical expenses a GoFundMe has been set-up which you can donate to at

October 20th, 2020    

Diamond Conversations: Pat Zachry

Today's Diamond Conversations welcomes former Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and LA Dodgers pitcher, Pat Zachry. A former Rookie of the Year with the Reds, Zachry was traded to the Mets in the infamous "Midnight Massacre" that saw fan favorite Tom Seaver traded away. With big shoes to fill and a whole career ahead of him, Pat describes what it was like to be thrust into the NY spotlight and how he managed. We also discuss his stellar MLB career and test his trivia skills in another Diamond Conversations instant classic.

October 19th, 2020    

Making Mt. Rushmore #3 - 80’s Comedy Movies & 80’s Action Flicks

In the third episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists J Arsenio D’Amato, Shawn Kidd, Roger Morrissette & Matt Souza, discuss which 1980’s Comedy Movies deserve a place as one of the four greatest of all-time. Is Airplane! a no-brainer? What about Ghostbusters? Will Coming To America grab a spot? Does Caddyshack deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 1980’s Action Flicks will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Raiders Of The Lost Ark shouldn’t get a spot? Will the Die Hard be included? Is Predator in the conversation? What about Commando, Top Gun & The Terminator?

October 17th, 2020    

Piece of the Action #6: Face/Off

In the latest episode of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Calvin Crowell to the podcast to watch 1997’s Face/Off. Listen to Matt and Calvin discuss Nic Cage, John Travolta, face raking, a daughter who can change her age at a moments notice, slow motion action scenes, chin holes, and so much more on this Piece of the Action!

October 16th, 2020    

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) this as bad as we remember? On this episode of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek decide...did William Shatner have any business directing? What was the next step for the original crew after the 3-movie trilogy completed? The guys makes their...underwhelming grades and discuss whatever redeeming qualities it may have. So sit back, meet weird Vulcans, fly to the center of the galaxy and enjoy this episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 15th, 2020    

The Great Debate #12

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Ben Locke, Rory McNamara & Calum McDougall. The gang discusses and debates a variety of pop culture and sports topics including: which actor has been the best on-screen James Bond; American sports they can’t get into and which British sports they think should be more popular in the U.S.; Michael Caine vs. Anthony Hopkins; musical acts they would love to see at Royal Albert Hall, O2 Arena & Wembley Stadium. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

October 14th, 2020    

It Was a Thing on TV Presents

It Was a Thing on TV has recently had real life take a turn on us over the last week. Our co-host Mike had a serious issue that sent him to the hospital recently.
Myself (Greg) and Chico talk about what's going on at the time we recorded this (last Friday). While we are trying to figure everything out in terms of a recording and release schedule for what's already in the can (Episodes 99, 100 and 101 are already recorded and need to be edited) we decided to give you folks at PTBN Pop some content this week.
Me and Chico discuss recent issues relating to the Pandemic, movie theater closings, David Spade, The Drew Barrymore Show, Tom Green pranks, Power Rangers and Super Sentai and of course The Fly.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Mike if you want to donate to pay for his hospital bills.
We'll be back here next week on PTBN Pop and have a safe week everybody.

October 13th, 2020    

Diamond Conversations: Jerry Reuss

Today's very special episode features former Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers legendary pitcher, Jerry Reuss. Jerry and his 220 career victories span an amazing career that began in 1969 and ended in 1990. Through the transitioning eras of the game, the golden haired Ace was an absolute staple of the game and has many stories to tell. From growing up a Cardinals fan to his MLB debut and all the lessons learned in between, this episode is a must listen in the Diamond Conversations catalog. 

October 9th, 2020    

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

On the newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics: Scott & Tek go back to save the whales! On Leonard Nimoy's second outing as director, he finishes off the three movie arc that started with Spock's death and continued with his resurrection! The guys grade their categories and decide...did Captain Kirk need to fall in love? Sit back and enjoy the newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

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