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November 30th, 2021    

Pop Goes To The Couch - Hawkeye S1 E1 ”Never Meet Your Heroes” & S1 E2 ”Hide And Seek”

Pop Goes To The Couch begins their coverage of the latest entry into the MCU on Disney+, Hawkeye. Andy Atherton, Shawn Kidd, Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel review and break down Season 1 Episode 1 “Never Meet Your Heroes” & S1 E2 “Hide And Seek”. 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.

November 29th, 2021    

Popcorn Chicken Salad - Labyrinth (#7)

On episode 7 of Popcorn Chicken Salad join Ben Locke and Matt Souza as they watch the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth.

Topics discussed include Ben and Matt fawning over David Bowie, Dulux paint, is this really a kids movie?, more Bowie impressions and puns than you can shake a stick at, ranking movie owls, comparing Shawn Kidd to Brock Lesnar, a film not made for high def, not being able to hear Bowie sing, Matt having a films not streaming rant, the worlds longest ladder, realising Sarah is a bitch, Ben having the worst internet connection in the world, seeing more of David Bowie than you should, Bowie at a party, maybe the worse use of a green screen in history, the bog of eternal stench, conveniently placed props, Jeff Hardys inspiration, resting bitch face, tripping balls, mancrushing on Bowie some more, Hoggle could do so much better, goblin standard time, the Wizard of Oz but if Dorothy really sucked, the squid game kids, more long scenes to please Matt, going back to the Mortal Kombat set, Matt finally letting his Sarah frustration out and a goblin party.

Come for the concept but stay for the Goblin King, let's dance for Popcorn Chicken Salad.

November 26th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #21

On Episode 21 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Battlestar Galactica “The Living Legend Part 1.” Topics include a special guest star for the time, a second Battlestar, a potential new train member, Adama meeting his match, the Galactica running out of gas, Starbuck kicked to the curb, more F, Marry, Kill, is this the best episode yet & much more!

November 25th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Ghostbusters: Afterlife

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett to review Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on the franchise up to this date; the way the film was linked to the original; the many callbacks and Easter eggs throughout the film; the emotional feels the movie gives and whether or not the franchise should and will continue on.

November 24th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 215 & 216 - Your Number‘s Up/The Ghost Busters (1975)

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we're hitting the California retirement communities with Nipsey Russell as we chase ghosts with a Gorilla.
 
First, Your Number's Up may be a blip on the map of television history, but it holds a place in our hearts.  Nipsey Russell hosted it!  All the geriatrics in Burbank loved it.  Need we say more?
 
Then, one of the more fascinating and entertaining Saturday morning shows in the mid-70s was The Ghost Busters, starring Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch, who worked together in the 60s on F Troop.  Unrelated to the movie franchise of the same name, it got a second life in the 80s thanks to that movie, but that's another episode.  It was cancelled for a reason we haven't covered thus far on this show, but you'll have to listen to find out.
 
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November 23rd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: So… What Did I Miss?

After a vacation, Adam Murray has returned and he and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back to catch up on what exactly happened in the National Basketball Association for Episode 219. Does coaching matter more or less now for winning and losing teams? Why are the older Lakers running out of gas late in games? Is it too early to say Steph Curry is running away with the MVP if Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jokic are in beast mode? Riche and Adam also discuss the Bulls and Heat, the Cavs hitting their stride and the injury bug, and the most important news of them all: The Puking Kings Fan! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

Editor Note: This was recorded just before Luke Walton got fired by the Kings.

November 22nd, 2021    

Into the Spidey Movieverse: Episode 8 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

We're heading into the home stretch on Into the Spidey Movieverse as we now hit the movie that this very show is named after.
 
This time Greg and Chico discuss 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse while exploring the journey Miles Morales takes into becoming Spider-Man.
 
And also you get John Mulaney voicing an animated pig, I mean how can you go wrong with that?
 
One more to go see you in December when we discuss Far From Home.

November 19th, 2021    

Piece Of The Action - Runaway

On the new episode of Piece of the Action, Matt welcomes Shawn Kidd back to the podcast to watch Runaway! Listen as Matt and Shawn discuss Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, robots, KISS, numerous movies stealing ideas from Runaway, tongue bullets, Jack Ramsay being bad at his job, Shawn and Matt singing, and so much more on this new edition of Piece of the Action!

November 18th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Fox And The Hound (1981)

On the twentieth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1981’s The Fox And The Found. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the innocence between Tod & Copper when their friendship begins as kids; Dinky & Boomer’s quest to catch Squeaks; the great voice actors that were miscast in the film; Widow Tweed’s toughness; the fun chase scenes & that terrifying bear that causes a lot of trouble near the end of the film.

November 17th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episode 213, Minisode 14 + Live Show 9 - The Master/Rob Tussin/Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot Premiere

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we present the winner of our Election Day 2021 poll along with one of our favorite moments from a popular cable show back in the day and Olmec!
 
First, it's 1984 and NBC is riding high on The A-Team so, of course, they had to capitalize on that trend.  Mix The A-Team with martial arts and you get The Master...sort of.  It didn't work, getting the heave-ho off the schedule after 13 shows. But it did get immortalized somewhat thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000.
 
Next, one of our favorite shows from the mid-2000s was MXC:  Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.  When the show debuted, it started with a bang...or is that an almost snap of someone's neck?  One contestant called Rob Tussin tried making a glorious entrance but it almost ended in catastrophe.  And he jumped right up and continued with the game!
 
Finally, Greg (for 20 or so minutes), Chico, and Mike watch the debut episode of the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot.  Since it is a live show and we like keeping as much of the show intact as possible, you'll hear the same technical difficulties we experienced.
 
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November 16th, 2021    

PTBN‘s NBA Team: Guess Who ? (#218)

Adam is currently on vacation (again....) so for this episode we treat the listener to a little game. Andrew has to guess the former NBA player based upon the clues Adam provides. Play along and enjoy the ride as we peek into Andrew's mind and his wealth of NBA knowledge. Names who casually come up include Emoni Bates, Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson, TJ McConnell, Eddy Curry, Shawn Kemp, and Rashard McCants, Can you guess who our secret players are ? Tune in!

November 15th, 2021    

Making Mt. Rushmore - Bond Girls & James Bond Films (#26)

In the twenty-sixth episode of Making Mt. Rushmore, panelists Jonnie Sea, Ashley Cruse & Scott Criscuolo join moderator Steve Riddle to discuss which Bond Girls deserve a place on their respective lists. Is Honey Rider a no-brainer? What about Xenia Onatopp? Does Tracy Bond grab a spot? Does Vesper Lynd or Pussy Galore deserve a place? After that, they discuss which James Bond Films will be part of that grouping. Can you argue that Goldfinger shouldn’t get a spot? Will the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service be included? Is Casino Royale in the conversation? What about Skyfall & For Your Eyes Only?

November 12th, 2021    

Battlestar In The 25th Century #20

On Episode 20 of Battlestar in the 25th Century, Shawn and Scott live watch Buck Rogers episode 10, “Planet of the Amazon Women”. Topics include Buck’s meat up for grabs and his lack of competition that leads to a real life analysis, Scott’s very disturbing F, Marry, Kill, more Shawnisms to shake your head at, Galactic Cher, evaluating life choices, drunk horse riding & more!

November 11th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Movies - Eternals

On the latest episode of the Pop Goes The Movies Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Shifflett & Tim Capel to review Eternals. In a spoiler-filled review, they give their thoughts on what they expected going into this next entry in the MCU; the large, but diverse cast; the great visual aspects of the film; the mid and post-credits; 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.

November 10th, 2021    

It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 211 & 212 - Dan Rather on Election Night/Battle for the White House 2020 Infomercial

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we're revisiting some past Presidential elections on Television.
 
First, Dan Rather is one of the most respected newsmen in media history.  However on two election nights, Rather went off the rails with some of his commentaries and metaphors.  We look back at some of the highlights from the Election Nights of 2000 and 2004.
 
Then, advertisers will try to sell you most anything.  At the same time, buyers will purchase most anything.  At least one of those statements is true when it came to a chess set related to the hotly-contested 2020 Presidential election.  Yes, there was a chess set dedicated to a Presidential election and it had its own half-hour infomercial!  When we saw this infomercial, we knew we had to talk about it.
 
Note: Considering we talk about some stuff that happened during the 2020 election and if you  want to stop listening after the first episode the timestamp to stop is 47:18.
 
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