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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #162: The Longbook Hunters — New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #162: The Longbook Hunters — New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout!

May 24, 2019

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters. AVENGERS MONTH continues as Nick and Greg read and review the 2005 Brian Michael Bendis/David Finch relaunch of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! In this first volume, Captain America and Iron Man recruit new members to their ongoing mission, including Wolverine, Spider-Man and more. Is this finally the Avengers book that wins Greg over? Does Nick like it as much as he did in college? All that, plus JR!

90 To Nothing Season Finale: Star Wars Episode I

90 To Nothing Season Finale: Star Wars Episode I

May 23, 2019

It’s 90 To Nothing, the most excellent and only all-90’s movies podcast on Place to be Nation POP!

It's the Season 1 finale and the guys picked a big one to go out on: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace. It's been 20 years since George Lucas wrote and directed this first film of his prequel trilogy. How has it aged for Russell and Sam? Is this one as bad as its rep suggests? Yousa just have ta leesten and cringe along wit dem... Yippie!

Talk’n Pop #15: Talk’n Pop with Friends

Talk’n Pop #15: Talk’n Pop with Friends

May 21, 2019

At long last, Jenny and Tim welcome Steve and Kelly of the Songs With Friends podcast for Talk'n Pop With Friends! Many laughs - and drinks - are had as the duo dishes on their SWF origins, song selections, outrageous lyrical interpretations, and cultivating a somewhat unique listenership. Then, Pop Gets Personal as Steve and Kelly open up about their relationship status, parenting woes, and respective upbringings. Oh, and lest we forget... Kelly's introduction to the world of professional wrestling! Prom stories (#SCI and otherwise)! And... sex positions?? On Talk'n Pop??? Perish forbid! It's a wild and wonderful double date that certainly lived up to our expectations on this star-crossed podcast of dreams.

Songs With Friends can be heard every two weeks right here on Place To Be Nation POP. Follow the show on Twitter @PTBN_Songs.

#SCI, #SCIProm, #BestWestern, #HeritageRoom

Laugh-In Theater #6 Dumb and Dumber with Jennifer Smith

Laugh-In Theater #6 Dumb and Dumber with Jennifer Smith

May 20, 2019

In the sixth episode of Laugh-In Theater, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith (Freak-Out Drive-In) to do a live watch of the 1994 comedy, Dumb and Dumber. They discuss the betrayal that almost dooms Harry and Lloyd’s friendship; Jenny’s interest in becoming a bartender; the legend of Sea Bass; the insane haircuts sported by the two main characters; all of the birds in the movie including poor Petey; the Pretty Woman-esque montage; and the Farrelly Brothers setting most of their movies in Providence. So, don’t spill the salt, suck back on grandpa’s old cough medicine, and don’t forget it’s okay, I’m a limo driver!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #161: Countdown–Favorite Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Episodes

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #161: Countdown–Favorite Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Episodes

May 17, 2019

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. And if there’s anything that fanboys love, it’s debating what book is better than another book or which character is “cooler.” Enter Countdown, a monthly episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein. As Avengers month rolls on, the boys take a fond look back at their favorite animated interpretation of earth’s mightiest heroes, a little show titled appropriately enough Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Take a listen as Greg and Nick struggle with their aging memories as they piece together what is without question the least researched Countdown in show history.

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast- Jackpot

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podblast- Jackpot

May 16, 2019

In this emergency edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team podcast, Adam Murray and New Orleans Pelicans fan Andrew Riche discuss a wild and crazy NBA Draft lottery in which the Pelicans earned the #1 overall pick, and the chance to take Zion Williamson. So suit up and take it with the NBA-Team!

Songs With Friends 27: The Anniversary Special

Songs With Friends 27: The Anniversary Special

May 16, 2019

Kelly and Steve celebrate one full year of being back on our BS here on the Pop feed with an N SYNC live watch!  Pull up a chair, grab a drink, and watch in amazement as Justin Timberlake steadily surpasses JC Chasez and becomes the new King of Pop! For those of you wanting to follow along at home, we watch the music videos for I Want You Back, Tearin' Up My Heart, Drive Myself Crazy, Bye, Bye, Bye, It's Gonna Be Me, Pop, Girlfriend, and Gone!

This Week in Sports - 5/16/19

This Week in Sports - 5/16/19

May 16, 2019

Welcome to another edition of This Week in Sports! Your hosts the Cowboy and the astute John D'Amato take you through all things in the wild and wonderful world of the NBA!  First the guys break down the lottery and discuss the impact of Zion making his way to New Orleans. The guys then take a look back at the Conference Semi-Finals and look ahead to the Conference Finals and make their picks for who will win it all. This is not to be missed for any basketball fan!

Pop Goes The Movies - Detective Pikachu Review

Pop Goes The Movies - Detective Pikachu Review

May 15, 2019

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Mirandia Berthold and Andy Atherton get together to discuss the latest major summer movie release, Pokemon Detective Pikachu. They give their overall thoughts on the movie as well as share their knowledge of the world of Pokemon. They then dive into spoilers including all of the major plot points as well as the endings. 

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- The Final Four

PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- The Final Four

May 14, 2019

Adam and Andrew, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back for the Conference Finals preview you have to listen to! The boys take an in-depth look at Toronto/Milwaukee and Golden State/Portland. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 44: Fight the Future — Star Trek: Discovery Season Two

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 44: Fight the Future — Star Trek: Discovery Season Two

May 13, 2019

Glenn & Scott are back to discuss Star Trek: Discovery's second season, including the show's new old characters, its whirlwind tour of Original Series episodes & concepts, and the priorities of the show's writers. How did the show shift its focus from the first season, and how does its plot developments impact the bevy of spinoff shows on the horizon? Scott has things to say about the finale; Glenn has things to say about character deaths.

 

Musical Selections:
Star Trek: Discovery Main Title by Jeff Russo
"Pike's Punishment" from Star Trek, "The Cage" by Alexander Courage
"Powersurge" from NFL Primetime by Ken Nelson and Jim Long of FirstCom Music
Star Trek: Discovery End Title by Jeff Russo

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #160: Off the Page — Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #160: Off the Page — Marvel Ultimate Alliance

May 10, 2019

Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. In Off the Page, the boys take a look at comic book media outside the books themselves -- games, TV shows, movies and so forth. Avengers Month rolls on this week with a live-play review of the XBOX 360 game Marvel Ultimate Alliance! Nick, Greg, Russell Sellers and David Sunday give the game a playthrough for the first time in years, offering their thoughts on this action RPG, which came out when they were all in college!

Marvel Age Master Class #16: 1970 Part Two with Russell Sellers

Marvel Age Master Class #16: 1970 Part Two with Russell Sellers

May 9, 2019

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel Editorial Director of Digital Media Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month’s Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

Ben’s Sultry Sixteenth episode takes a concentrated look the other half of the finest of Marvel Comics’ output throughout 1970. Ben is joined by DC Post-Crisis Management host Russell Sellers (also from the Sarcastic Four) to talk in-depth about the Amazing Spider-Man and his battles with Doc Ock as well as the legendary death of Captain Stacy, Captain America’s Campus Chaos and his ‘Easy Rider’ phase, the quiet finale of Lee & Kirby’s Fantastic Four, more mediocre Mar-Vell and the separation of the Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner in their titles as well as a phony Valkyrie in Avengers; Morse & Sellers discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, John Buscema, Gil Kane and Herb Trimpe; Ben and Russell talk about character returns from Baron Zemo, Modok, and the Enchantress as well as yet another Bucky fake-out return.

Freak Out Drive-In #10: Yoga Hosers with Todd Weber

Freak Out Drive-In #10: Yoga Hosers with Todd Weber

May 8, 2019

Pull into the Freak Out Drive-In, a live watch horror podcast with host Jennifer Smith. In the totally tubular tenth episode, Jenny welcomes Todd Weber to watch Yoga Hosers.

 
There are Kevin Smith films and then there are Kevin Smith horror (?) movies.  This one can currently be found on Netflix if you dare to watch it. This is actually a first watch for both Todd and Jenny and their conversation includes Gordon Lightfoot, sailboat sweaters, breastfeeding erotica, moles, DDP yoga, the correct pronunciation of Reese's and so much more!! So assume the Downward-Facing Dog and relax at the Freak Out Drive-In!!
PTBN POP Special: A Tribute to VEEP

PTBN POP Special: A Tribute to VEEP

May 8, 2019

In this PTBN POP Special Podcast, JT Rozzero, Peter Winson and Don Carrara pay tribute to HBO's wonderful series VEEP.

The group talks about their favorite moments and episodes, compare Julia Louis-Dreyfus' legendary TV characters and also lay out their predictions for the series finale plus much more.

Join us in honoring of the greatest sitcoms ever and also be sure to share your thoughts and memories as well!