Place to Be Nation POP Experience

Place to Be Nation’s Pop Culture podcast feed featuring shows on movies, TV, books, comics, music, sports, nostalgia and much more!

February 6th, 2020    

PTBN Special - Oscars 2020 Preview

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Mirandia Berthold and Paul Bernardo to preview the 92nd Academy Awards aka The Oscars. The trio breaks down all of the categories and give you their picks for who should and who will win and walk away with the trophies that night. Will it be Joker’s night or will Once Upon A Time In Hollywood clean up? Or perhaps The Irishman, Marriage Story or Jojo Rabbit be among the big winners? Let this podcast be your guide and play along during the ceremony see how you do with your predictions.

January 30th, 2020    

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2019

In a special PTBN Pop podcast, Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo, Steve Willie and Tim Capel to take a look back at some of the celebrities deaths in 2019. Those we lost include: Frank Robinson, H. Ross Perot, Don Imus, James Ingram, Eddie Money, Ric Ocasek, Luke Perry, John Singleton, Peter Mayhew, Tim Conway, Peter Fonda, Valerie Harper & Carroll Spinney. The guys share stories about the effect and impressions that these remarkable individuals have left on the world and hope they do them justice as they memorialize them.

January 12th, 2020    

The Skywalker Saga: A Proper Farewell

In this special presentation of the PTBN Pop Feed, join Scott Criscuolo with an awesome lineup of guests to discuss the legacy of not just the Skywalker Saga, and the Star Wars franchise. From George Lucas' beginnings to each trilogy and everything in between, look back to your childhood (whenever in the last 42 years that is) and wax nostalgic about arguably the greatest movie franchise of all time!

December 20th, 2019    

PTBN Holiday Extravaganza 2019

On this Place To Be Nation Special, Andy Atherton gets together with the show hosts from PTBN’s podcasts from both the wrestling and pop feeds. They talk about their favorite holiday movies, what they look forward to the most about this time of year and what is the one tradition they do every holiday season including: JT Rozzero, Roger Morrissette, Chad Campbell, Nick Duke, Mirandia Berthold, Kevin Pittack, Peter Winson, David Sunday, Jordan Duncan, J Arsenio D’Amato, Steve Wille, Todd Weber, Jennifer Smith, Glenn & Scott Butler, Russell Sellers, Nate Milton, Jason Sherman, Tim Capel, Greg Phillips, Ben Zani & Scott Criscuolo. We hope you enjoy this audio "Christmas card” and from everyone here at Place To Be Nation: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus & Happy New Year!

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Rise of Skywalker

PTBN's Nick Duke (@nickduke87) concludes his epic journey with a spoiler–free review of disney’s latest Star Wars film. 9 Films. 28 hours. Zero regrets.

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Force Awakens

9th in a series.

Nick Duke (@nickduke87) continues his epic journey through back-to-back theatrical viewings of the Star Wars Skywalker saga on location from Orlando, Florida. Nick's arrived at the "sequel trilogy" and reports in after his screening of Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens.

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to The Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Empire Strikes Back

Part 7 in a series. 

Guys, I'm starting to get really worried about Nick. Can someone in Orlando go by the theater and check on him?

December 19th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: A New Hope

Part Six in a series. Nick is bravely pressing on.

“Authority allows two roles: the torturer and the tortured. Twists people into joyless mannequins that fear and hate, while culture plunges into the abyss.”-Alan Moore


December 18th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: Revenge of the Sith

You know the deal. Nick begins to hit the wall after the self-inflicted physical abuse of a day watching the prequels sets in. Stick around....

December 18th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: Attack of the Clones

 Nick Duke (@nickduke87) doesn't like sand. It's rough, coarse and irritating. Nick is attending the 9-film, 28-hour marathon of Star Wars Films at Disney Springs in Orlando. Hear his of adventures as he relates his experiences watching the wonderful romantic comedy, Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones.

December 18th, 2019    

Nick Goes to the Star Wars Movie Marathon: The Introduction

Star Wars month continues as PTBN Pop's own Nick Duke (Hard-Traveling Fanboys, Marvel Age) explains to listeners why he's flying to Orlando and sitting through a 28-hour, 9 film Star Wars movie marathon.

November 21st, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - Disney+ Launch

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Jason Sherman, Mirandia Berthold & J Arsenio D’Amato get together to discuss the launch of the newest major streaming service, Disney+. The gang shares their thoughts from when the initial announcement was made, the impact that this will have on the other major streaming services and which are some of their favorite titles that were available upon launch. They also discuss the announced original content that is coming in the future and what some major omissions for the library seem to be. In addition, they do a mini-preview of the next major streaming services coming soon, HBOMax. 

November 19th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - Sitcom Tournament Preview

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Todd Weber and Scott Criscuolo get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Sitcom Tournament. The guys look at each of the four brackets of 80 and break down the play-in and first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite shows and how far they’ll make it through the field of 320. They also look at which shows could be dark horses and which ones got bad draws. This is a must-listen before you fill out your personal bracket. May the best sitcom win!

October 31st, 2019    

What a Scream! The History of Horror in America

Let's go through time, and see how far back we got scared or started screaming. From Nosferatu to Frankenstein to the Blob (Not the Five Blobs) to the Conjuring and everything in between, horror has been in pop culture for decades. Join Scott Criscuolo & Jennifer Smith as they travel through time to see the highs and lows of horror in the movies, from the Universal Monster-Verse to Europe to the Exorcist and beyond. It's a great journey for any horror movie fan of any level, so sit back and enjoy!

Follow your tour guides on Twitter!

Scott: @ptbgodfather

Jennifer: @thejennyposition

October 27th, 2019    

Crystal Lake Memories: The Legacy of Friday the 13th

The face of slashers in the 1980's wore a hockey mask. Jason Voorhees is a horror icon, as is the movies he was in. Friday the 13th is one of the most iconic horror franchises ever, and in this special presentation Scott Criscuolo & Jason Sherman sit back and talk about history, deaths, characters, budgets, money, and of course...Jason! So get your machete ready, don't have sex or do drugs and maybe you'll survive!

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