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September 30th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore - 80‘s Sitcoms & 80‘s TV Dramas (#24)

In the twenty-fourth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Chico Alexander, Michael Cook & Shawn Kidd (via proxy) join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which 80’s Sitcoms deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Cheers a no-brainer? What about The Golden Girls? Does Married With Children grab a spot? Does Night Court or Family Ties deserve a place? After that, they discuss which 80’s TV Dramas will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Magnum P.I. shouldn’t get a spot? Will Miami Vice be included? Is The A-Team in the conversation? What about Knight Rider & Dallas?

September 29th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 198 & 199 - Network TV Fall Campaigns (Director‘s Cut)/Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa

This week there's something in the air that tells you good times are coming your way on the newest editions of It Was a Thing on TV at PTBN.
 
First, The new Fall TV season is here!  We're looking back at some classic Fall TV campaigns from the different networks, from reaching to the stars to insisting that we should all be there. Enjoy over two hours of jingles that would get you pumped for the new season from the big three plus since we don't want to ignore them, FOX's first campaign from 1987.
 
Then, it's listener request time!  We received a request to cover Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa months ago, and we finally found a spot for it on our schedule.  When a comet lands in the Old West, the end result is anthropomorphic cows.  Enjoy their adventures in this ABC cartoon from the early 90s.
 
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September 27th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Basement

The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about San Antonio, Sacramento, Toronto, and Andrew's Beloved Pelicans . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

September 24th, 2021    

Popcorn Chicken Salad - BASEketball (#5)

On Episode 5 (not episode 6 as Ben may have been multitasking when speaking and trying watch the tennis at the same time) join Ben Locke, Logan Crosland and official new PCS member Matt Souza as they watch 1998's BASEketball.

Topics discussed include FBI warnings, party drink etiquette, convoluted rules of the game, the finer parts of American culture, great value Screech, the Spongebob guy, cryogenic chambers, choking on a wiener, who came first: Yasmin Bleeth or Kelly Kapowski?, Jenny McCarthy and the 7 Wahlbergs, Drake and I'm Too Sexy, racially sensitive team names, Ben's cancelled American family trip, realistic hospital care, the film drifts into rom-com territory, some upsetting drawn on hair, Matt's Tuesday, who's Tom Daley?, Logans slight confusion over the league structure of Soccer, male butt before boobs, a Bob Costas love in, solved or unsolved mysteries, duelling Johnny Cash impressions and the Baseketball contract details.

Come for the concept but stay for the racially sensitive and progressive team names, its Popcorn Chicken Salad.

September 23rd, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Rescuers

On the nineteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1977’s The Rescuers. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the dynamic between Bernard & Bianca; Orville’s piloting skills; whether or not Madame Medusa is great value Cruella DeVil; the crocodilian henchmen Brutus & Nero; the bravery of Evinrude; the villains plot to recover The Devil’s Eye & the differences in watching the movie as an adult.

September 22nd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: The Mezzanine

The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. On this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Trail Blazers, Mavericks, and the Hornets . So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

September 22nd, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 196 & 197 - Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Jeopardy! Ties

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we present one of our most anticipated episodes of the podcast along with an entry exploring the oddities of tie games on one of America's most popular quiz shows.
 
First, Screech, Slater, and Zack have all graduated from Bayside.  What's up next for the recent grads?  College, of course.  They're up to their usual mischief with the occasional familiar face and some new faces.  And most importantly, Bob Golic.
 
Then, the 38th season of Jeopardy! began last week and we felt it appropriate to talk about show rarities over the years.  We discuss various oddball tied games over the years, specifically games where contestants tied at zero or games in which a tiebreaker was used.
 
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September 17th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021-22 Season Preview: Let‘s all Go to the Lobby

The NBA is nearing tip-off on October 19, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to get you ready as we discuss all 30 teams in our season preview series. In this installment, Riche and Adam talk about The Grizzlies, Pacers, Timberwolves, and the Wizards. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

September 15th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV: Tripleheader- Episodes 193-195: All Star Rock ‘N‘ Wrestling Saturday Spectacular/Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s debut on Space Ghost/Major Charles Ingram

We've got a triad of topics coming at you on today's edition of It Was a Thing on TV here at Place to Be Nation.
 
First, one of our favorite shows back in the day was the Saturday morning cartoon preview show that generally aired the night before the premiere of the new fall Saturday morning lineups.  In 1985, CBS went all out, producing an hour-long show with Rowdy Roddy Piper and celebrities ranging from Pee Wee Herman to Herve Villechaize to Captain Lou Albano to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Who knew CBS' Saturday morning cartoons ran until 2 PM!
 
Next, we take a look back at the very first appearance of our favorite trio on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. The Aqua Teens looked a lot different when they paid a visit to Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar. We explain the differences between this and the regular series as the course of classic rock is changed forever in this episode, thanks a lot Space Ghost!
 
Finally, 20 years ago this week, a game show scandal broke in the UK, as Major Charles Ingram, his wife, and another contestant collaborated and coughed their way to £1,000,000.  The trio later went to trial over the matter.  Listen to this episode and judge for yourself whether the money was hard earned or hardly earned.
 
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September 13th, 2021    

Piece Of The Action - Cyborg

On the latest edition of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Drew Wardlaw back to the show to watch 1989’s Cyborg! Listen to Matt and Drew discuss Jean Claude Van Damme, Jean Claude Van Damme’s wig, Albert Pyun, who are the big four action movie stars, the music based names of the characters, John Cena, and so much more! Be sure to do your Van Damme stretches before you enjoy this new episode of Piece of the Action!

September 11th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Crossing the T’s and Dotting the I’s

Now that the free agency and trade whirlwind is finally over with, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back after a brief hiatus to clean up on the final transactions of the NBA off-season such as Lauri Markkanen going to Cleveland, Bradley Beal’s upcoming big decision, and a slew of extensions that weakened the 2022 free agency class. Riche and Adam also discuss summer league, future restricted free agents looking for big deals before the start of the season, and more! So suit up and take it out with episode 206 of the NBA-Team!

September 10th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #16

On Episode 16 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Buck Rogers episode 8, “Return of the Fighting 69th”. Topics include galactic old shaming, robot human shaming, villains of the week; Space Mommy Dearest & Cyborg/Two Face Hybrid, Helen Keller, the meaning of Wilma’s flight school nickname, the inspiration for Steve Buscemi’s Armageddon role & more!

September 9th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Shawn Kidd to review Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings . In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on what they expected going into this next entry in the MCU; the cast of mainly unknowns to American audiences; they greatly choregraphed fight scenes; the surprise cameos; make comparisons to similar movies; how it worked as an origin story and how it moves the overall story forward & where the events in the film lead to.

September 8th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episode 191, Minisode 12 & Episode 192 - 1981 Collegiate Cheerleading Championship/Jason Alexander McDLT Commercial/Domestic Life

Today on It Was a Thing on TV we serve these topics like the McDLT. Keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool.
 
First, last year, we gave you the 3rd Annual Collegiate Cheerleading Championship with Magic Johnson, Jayne Kennedy, Catherine Bach, and Gallagher.  We're back with the championships from a year later with John Davidson, Marilyn Michaels, Mary Ann Mobley, Andy Gibb, and Victoria Principal.
 
Next, before Jason Alexander was George Constanza, he was in a popular commercial for the McDLT, a McDonald's sandwich from the 80s.  Greg and Chico talk about the ad, future offerings from McDonald's, a Filipino commercial for one of those sandwiches, and a very special ending with another McDLT commercial.
 
Finally, a short-run show from 1984, Domestic Life involved a number of big stars including Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, and Martin Mull.  Some members of the media knew it was good, but it was just too late.  And it had Bob Ridgely!
 
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September 7th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore - DC Heroes & Marvel Heroes (#23)

In the twenty-third episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel join moderator Andy Atherton to discuss which DC Heroes deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Batman a no-brainer? What about Superman? Does Wonder Woman grab a spot? Does The Flash or Green Lantern deserve a place? After that, they discuss which Marvel Heroes will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Captain America shouldn’t get a spot? Will Spider-Man be included? Is Iron Man in the conversation? What about Wolverine & Thor?

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