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!

July 8th, 2021    

Year In Pop 1990

In the nineteenth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by Peter Winson & Shawn Kidd to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1990. The guys talk in depth about the Reds & A’s facing off in The World Series; Super Bowl XXIII; Buster Douglas’ upset knockout of Mike Tyson; the Newhart series finale; Mr. Belvedere; Dream On; the debut of Beverly Hills, 90210; The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine & Goodfellas.

July 7th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV: Episode 175 - National Anthems: The Good and the Bad


This week on It Was a Thing on TV we're honoring Francis Scott Off-Key by presenting the good and the bad of the National Anthem over the years on TV with a look at some of the best and the worst renditions of The Star Spangled Banner.  The good are iconic.  Some of the bad are iconic as well, for all the wrong reasons.  Stay to the end for a little rant about an episode from last week.
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July 6th, 2021    

Pop Goes To The Couch - Loki S1 E4 “The Nexus Event”

Pop Goes To The Couch continues on their coverage of the latest entry into the MCU on Disney+, Loki. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and break down Season 1 Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”. In this spoiler-filled discussion they go over the plot elements, as well as any Easter eggs they have spotted as well as given their thoughts on what everything means in the overall story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

July 5th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021 NBA Finals Preview

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! We are now at the end of the road for the 2021 NBA postseason, and we will have a NEW holder of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. But will it be Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton’s Milwaukee Bucks or will it be Chris Paul and Devin Booker’s Phoenix Suns? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team on the Pop feed, are going to break down how these two teams got here, Giannis’ availability, and predict the champion. Riche and Adam also discuss coaching moves, the Olympic roster rounding into form, the Damian Lillard rumors, and more. So suit up and take it out (Finals style!) with the NBA-Team!

July 5th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore - Game Shows & Reality Competition Shows (#21)

In the twenty-first episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Jordan Duncan, Mike Klauss, Chico Alexander, Greg Diener & Andy Atherton (as proxy for the late Calvin Crowell) join moderator Steve Riddle to discuss which Game Shows deserve a place on their respective lists. Is The Price Is Right a no-brainer? What about Jeopardy? Wheel Of Fortune grab a spot? Does Who Wants To Be A Millionaire or Family Feud deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Reality Competition Shows will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Survivor shouldn’t get a spot? Will American Idol be included? Is Big Brother in the conversation? What about The Amazing Race & The Mole?

July 4th, 2021    

PTBN Trivia Night - The Final

Welcome to PTBN Trivia Night, Place To Be Nation Pop’s first ever trivia game show! In our final matchup, Ryan Everett, Robert Hawkins & Greg Diener face off to see which one of them will become our first-ever PTBN Trivia Night Champion!

Settle in and play along to see if you have what it takes to be a contestant on a future episode of PTBN Trivia Night!

July 2nd, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #11

On Episode 11 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica episode 7, “The Long Patrol”. Topics include Starbuck’s good problem to have woman issues, Jack of All Trades Cassiopia, Space Bootleging, Ambrosia, alcohol free Adama, a random post death Baltar return, bad Cylon pilot training, prisoners locked in cages that aren’t even locked for years, what does “Starbucking” mean and more!

July 1st, 2021    

Blockbuster Rewind - The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise (#13)

On the thirteenth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Andy Atherton, Scott Shifflett & Eric Eells are joined by their guest Mirandia Berthold to discuss the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. They go through each of the films and talk about the big three characters; the diverse band of pirates we meet throughout the movies; the supernatural elements that include pirate lore, curses, mythology and sea legends; the highs and lows of the overall story arc; some of the ridiculousness parts of the plot and if the franchise could be revitalized and live on with new films.

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