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August 27th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #15

On episode 15 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica episode 8, “Gun on Ice Planet Zero” part 2. Topics include a Starbuck Trifecta, Clone Breeding, Multiple deaths, including one going out with a bang, do Adama and Tai really do anything, Lucifer calling Baltar out on his human idiocy, finally figuring out time values of centons and microns, a tense filled finale, where they rank this episode fifteen shows in and more!

August 26th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

On the eighteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Steve Riddle & Mirandia Berthold look at 1977’s The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the great introduction of all of the residents of 100 Acre Wood; Sterling Holloway’s performance as Pooh; Tigger’s boundless energy; the addition of Gopher to the story; Heffalumps & Woozles; the seamless transition between the three independent stories & the enduring legacy of the characters. TTFN – Ta Ta For Now.

August 25th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV: Live Show 7 - Money Plane

It Was a Thing on TV presents their latest live show. What started out as a joke in the pre-shows with Greg when he found out about this straight-to-DVD movie starring Kelsey Grammer and the WWE's Adam "Edge" Copeland turned into an obsession when we saw a recent episode of Honest Trailers on YouTube about the plot of this film.
Now, we present to you a special Live Show about this movie brought to you by the youngest Lawrence brother (WHOA!)

Two warnings for this episode.

1. Lots of language throughout the course of this episode.

2. Tons and tons of (tense dramatic music).

August 24th, 2021    

Telly & Tea #5

On the newest episode of Telly and Tea, join Mirandia Berthold and Ben Locke as they discuss all things on the small screen whilst having a cuppa. After catching up on their personal lives for a minute, they discuss the Olympics and how the viewing right in Europe were different in previous years. We then talk all things Loki and go into an episode by episode guide and where it stacks up against the previous Disney Plus MCU films.

In the second half, we talk about the newest series of Ben's favourite show, Taskmaster and why it didn't work when it was made in the states. We then wrap things up by going through the Netflix Top 10. Join Mirandia and Ben as they go on a voyage of discovery whilst enjoying a lovely brew, it's time for Telly And Tea.

August 23rd, 2021    

Into the Spidey Movieverse: Episode 5 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

It's on again as Greg and Chico return with Into the Spidey Movieverse as they finish the two Amazing Spider-Man movies with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 2014.
Sony tried to set-up things in this movie that they ultimately could not cash in order to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the duo take a deep dive into this movie and what ultimately happened to the franchise.
The two go over many things including Ghost Denis Leary, Jamie Foxx's nerdy get-up, Dane DeHaan doing whatever the hell that performance he did in the movie was and a giant Blu-ray collector's edition for the movie featuring Electro's blue head.
Episode 6 coming in September will look at Spider-Man Homecoming.

August 20th, 2021    

Popcorn Chicken Salad - Eurotrip (#4)

On episode 4 of Popcorn Chicken Salad, join Ben Locke, Logan Crosland and Matt Souza as they watch the 2004 comedy Eurotrip.

Topics discussed include: Shawn's Tacos, what we were doing in 2004, graduation ceremonies, inappropriate ringtones, maybe the greatest cameo ever, what language we learned at school, British internet striking again, the webcam experience, football hooligans, Matt and Logan looking at a photo, Ben attempting to educate the boys on football/soccer, mime artists, creepy Italian guys, old male body parts, safewords, Lucy Lawless appreciation, poor exchange rates, throbbing techno, getting wine drunk, enormously baggy outfits, great value Russell Brand, the Americans attempt a british accent, From Rome To Cleveland and Logan serenades us again Come for the concept but stay because Scotty Doesnt Know, its Popcorn Chicken Salad.

August 18th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 186, 187 & 188 - Bruce Forsyth’s Hot Streak/Ric Flair Commercials/Disco Demolition Night

This week on It Was a Thing on TV, it's nice to see you, to see you nice!
First, what happens when you have a fun game format on ABC and you import one of Britain's most popular TV personalities?  You get Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak, a show up against two daytime powerhouses.  13 weeks later, it was gone.  At least one person from this show got their big break just a few months later.
Then, last year we did Hulk Hogan commercials and this year we're covering the Nature Boy Ric Flair in the various commercials he's done over the years.
Finally, in 1979, your run-of-the-mill baseball doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox turned into one of the most infamous promotions in sports history, leading to chaos, arrests, a White Sox forfeit, and many shards of vinyl on Comiskey Park's field.  In this edition, we revisit Disco Demolition Night.
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August 16th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Chi-Town Heat

Is it 2010 all over again?! The Heat and Bulls loading up to chase a ring? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team on the Pop feed, are going to give you ALL the breakdowns for the weeklong whirlwind of NBA free agency. Has the East overall become a beast witj Kyle Lowry in Miami and Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan in Chicago? Did the Lakers get enough value at forward and guard to compliment the addition of Russell Westbrook and the subtraction of…. everyone else? Did the Bucks, Jazz, or Suns do enough to stay on top next year? And what in the world are the Spurs doing?! Riche and Adam also discuss the New York Knicks keeping their options open for a superstar, the Nets and Warriors’ gigantic luxury tax bills, big name extensions, and much more! So suit up and take it out with Episode 204 of the NBA-Team!

August 13th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century#14

On episode 14 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica episode 8, “Gun on Ice Planet Zero” part 1. Topics include multiple deaths to start, Galactic Suicide Squad, severe child neglect, Starbuck shine, Space Mario Brothers, cool crash sequences in the snow, stock footage on auto play, cylons finally being a threat and more!

August 11th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV: Episode 185 - The New Adventures of Beans Baxter

This week on It Was a Thing on TV if you think you know a lot about Early FOX in the Late 1980's then you don't know beans.
If you thought a high schooler couldn't also double as a secret agent trying to find his father, you don't know Beans.  Come for the Beans, stay for the plethora of references to HBO's Encyclopedia Brown from the early 90s and the clip from Mac & Me.
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August 10th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Bringing Home the Gold, and Some Assets

While the NBA fans waited for free agency, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to fill the gaps as the NBA Draft and the Tokyo Olympics come to a close. While the other countries slowly catch up to Team USA, Riche and Adam discuss which teams made strides to catch up with the rest of the league through the draft. They also discuss teams trading out of the draft, international players who may have boosted their stock in the Tokyo Games, surprises in the lottery, and more. So suit up and take it out with Episode 203 of the NBA-Team!

August 8th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Jungle Cruise

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Shan Kidd, Scott Shifflet & Steve Riddle to review Jungle Cruise. In a spoiler-filled review, they start off by giving their thoughts on theme park ride the movie is based on; their initial thoughts when the movie was announced; the casting and chemistry of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt; the Amazon River setting; the comparisons to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mummy; Trader Sam; Jesse Plemmons as the antagonist & whether or not there is franchise potential with future sequels.

August 6th, 2021    

Piece Of The Action - Terminator 2: Judgement Day

On the newest episode of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes the crew from PTBNXT, Jacob Williams, Tim Capel, and Jennifer Smith to watch the 1991 classic Terminator 2! Listen to Matt the gang discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Redneck Donald Sutherland, unfortunate mullets, VHS Tapes, hub caps, Robots, Capri Sun, Vacuums, rebooking the soundtrack and so much more! I know why you cry...It’s because there’s a brand new episode of Piece of the Action!

August 5th, 2021    

Blockbuster Rewind - Independence Day Series (#14)

On the fourteenth episode of Blockbuster Rewind, co-hosts Scott Shifflett, Eric Eells & Andy Atherton discuss Independence Day and it’s sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. And as a bonus they also cover Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks. They go through each of the films and talk about the greatness of the 1996’s ID4 and its great ensemble cast; the outstanding visuals in the films; the incredible one-liners in the first movie; Jeff Goldblum being so Jeff Goldblum; the goose bump-inducing speech by Bill Pullman’s President Whitmore; the good and bad decisions made by world leaders in the films; how Dr. Okun served the first movie and gained such a major role in the sequel; the all-star cast of Mars Attacks having a great time amongst the campiness of the film & whether or not the ID4 franchise should continue.

August 4th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 182, 183 & 184 - Man vs. Beast/Man vs. Bear/Dan and Dave

This Week, It Was a Thing on TV concludes their Olympic series of episodes with three episodes featuring hot dog eating, bears, chimps and Reebok Pump's.
First, we start our games by bringing you athletes and normal people competing against animals in two FOX specials--Man vs. Beast.  Come for Olympic runners going against jungle animals, stay for little people battling an elephant in a test of strength.
Then, we continue with men battling bears in bear-themed competition.  That's it.  We talk about other things like Bil Dwyer and Matt Vasgersian's just men battling bears.  Did you know Honey Bump is a bear?  IMDb says so!
Finally, the Olympic Triplecast wasn't the only big flop in 1992.  Reebok ran an ad campaign with two highly touted athletes, only for one to not make it to Barcelona. One ended up eventually winning gold four years later though and hey at least it sold a lot of Reebok Pump's.
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