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!

October 1st, 2019    

Pop Goes the Classics: Dracula (1931)

On the premiere episode of this newest show to the POP feed, Scott Criscuolo goes back to 1931 for the first chapter int the Universal Monster-Verse, Bela Lugosi as Dracula. From the sound to the dialogue, it's a pure classic. So enjoy this debut podblast of Pop Goes the Classics!

July 23rd, 2019    

PTBN 1994 Special: Alternative & Rock Albums

Welcome to a special podcast for the 1994 project here at Place to be Nation! Join hosts Jason Sherman and Andy Halleen as they bring you the best Alternative and Rock albums 1994 has to offer! It is such a seminal year in Alternative and Rock as you will learn as they discuss their favorite picks of the year. They talk about concerts, memories, and how this all relates to The Crow. Some of the bands that they deep dive into are Green Day, Alice Cooper, Bush, Megadeath, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, The Offspring, among others. These two have a passion for music, and it shows! Make sure to keep checking back for more look backs at the year that was...1994!

June 17th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - The Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament Preview

On this PTBN Pop Special, Andy Atherton, Scott Criscuolo, J Arsenio D’Amato and Todd Weber get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Song of the 80’s Tournament. The guys look at each of the eight brackets of 64 and break down some of the first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite songs and how far they’ll make it through the field of 512. They also look at which songs could be dark horses and which ones got bad draws. They also share some of their memories of growing up in the 80’s and how the music of the time influenced popular culture. This is must-listen before you fill out your personal bracket. May the best 80’s song win!

May 8th, 2019    

PTBN POP Special: A Tribute to VEEP

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!

May 1st, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Avengers: Endgame SPOILER Review

On this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton and Mirandia Berthold get together to discuss the biggest movie of the summer, Avengers: Endgame. In this spoiler-filled review, they go over all of the major plot points including the ending as well as talk about  where the MCU could go from here. They do not want this movie spoiled for you, so if you haven’t seen it, please don’t  listen until you do. P

March 12th, 2019    

Pop Goes The Movies - Captain Marvel Review

In this episode of Pop Goes The Movies, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Scott Crisuolo get together to discuss the latest Marvel Studios release, Captain Marvel. The gang gives their general thoughts about the MCU up to this point as well as their non-spoiler takes on the film. After a short break, they go into full spoiler mode discussing the plot, ending and mid & post credits scenes. As well as, where the MCU could be headed as Avengers: End Game is opening in less than two months. 


March 9th, 2019    

Podblast - PTBN’s Greatest Candy Tournament Preview

On this special Podblast, Andy Atherton, JT Rozzero and Mike Cook get together to discuss PTBN’s Greatest Candy Tournament. The guys break down all of the first round matchups as well as discuss their personal favorite candies and how far they’ll make it through the field of 128. Will the number one seeds of Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Starbursts and Jolly Ranchers represent  each of their respective regions in the Final Four? Will candies such as Kit Kats, Blow Pops, Peanut M&M’s or Skittles go on runs through the brackets? Or perhaps a Cinderella story like Payday, Ande’s Candies, Jawbreakers, or Dots will shock the field? This is must-listen before you fill out personal bracket. May the best candy win!

February 18th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special Podblast-2019 Oscar Preview

In a Place To Be Nation Pop Special, Andy Atherton is joined by Jason Sherman, Miranda Berthold and Andrew Riche to preview the 2019 Oscars. After some fun banter about the Academy Awards show in general which includes their likes and dislikes about the ceremony, the lack of a show host and some ideas on how to make the broadcast a better experience for the viewers, the gang goes through all of the major categories and gives their thoughts who they think should and will win each of the awards. Break out your tuxedos, grab your swag bag and walk down the red carpet as Place To Be Nation celebrates the movies.

January 16th, 2019    

PTBN Pop Special - In Memoriam 2018

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 2018. Those we lost include: Penny Marshall, Anthony Bourdain, President George H.W. Bush, Willie McCovey, Dolores O’Riordan, Stan Lee, John McCain, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Neil Simon and Burt Reynolds. 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.

October 1st, 2018    

PTBN Comics’ PopBlast! Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster: The Life and Death(s) of Wally West

In a very special spontaneous and unscheduled PopBlast!(tm), Ben Morse and Todd Weber talk about the life and times of "their" Flash, the original Wally West. The hosts lament the recent handling of one of their favorite characters and remember the brighter days of the Fastest man alive and what made him so unique and relatable to several generations. 

August 6th, 2018    

PTBN PopBlast: GLOW - Season Two Recap

In this special PTBN PopBlast, JT Rozzero, Tim Capel & Jennifer Smith dive into a recap of season two of GLOW. They break down the top moments, rank their favorite characters, compare seasons one and two, share thoughts on where season three could go and much more. Check it out and share your thoughts on our Facebook page

April 28th, 2018    

PTBN Pop! Special Edition: Infinity War Recap (Spoilers)

SPOILERS! PTBN Pop's own Nick Duke, Jennifer Smith and Tim Capel take an in-depth, SPOILER-filled look at Marvel's Third Avengers film. Once again, there are MAJOR SPOILERS so proceed with caution.

April 3rd, 2018    

CBT: Watchmen Part One - The Manager’s Special Edition

Last year, the Hard Traveling Fanboys on Place to Be Nation Pop released the first part of an audio adaptation of Moore and Gibbons' masterwork, Watchmen. This encore presentation has been remastered to become the definitive edition of the first section of this epic experience. If you've never heard it, or even if you have, you've never heard it like this!

December 19th, 2017    

PTBN Pop Special Edition: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

PTBN Pop personalities Jennifer Smith, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers, Nick Duke & Todd Weber converge to review the latest in the Star Wars saga. The first half is a spoiler-free discussion about whether the film lived up to fan expectations, and the second half digs dip into spoiler territory to dissect the film. Did we love it? Did we hate it? Did we do both simultaneously? Listen in and find out!​


September 22nd, 2017    

PTBN POP Special: Big Brother 19 Wrap-up

Big Brother 19 has ended unofficially bringing an end to the Summer. Jordan and Chad delve into the season as a whole and what the defining moments are. In addition, the guys discuss historically where this season ranks in Big Brother history. Finally, all 17 house guests are ranked from both a strategic and entertainment standpoint. Expect the unexpected.

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