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Talk’n Pop: Religion and Politics Special with JT Rozzero

Talk’n Pop: Religion and Politics Special with JT Rozzero

September 10, 2019
Because nobody demanded it except ourselves, it's the Talk'n Pop: Religion and Politics edition! Semi-regular guest JT Rozzero joins Jenny and Tim to air a litany of grievances, particularly concerning the Catholic Church and its perverse relationship with U.S. politics. BUT FIRST! We solve America's obesity epidemic, with a our first half devoted to recent weight loss efforts and ongoing struggles. It's an overstuffed installment with discussions around:

-The group's personal weight loss histories
-The sobering reality of long-term weight loss success
-Exercise being the absolute worst
-The health costs of shitty eating and the financial costs of healthy eating
-Rage eating
-Un-Christian behavior by supposed adherents of the faith
-Mental gymnastics in lieu of critical thinking

-The alienating and polarizing effects of America's two-party system
-Incendiary language and reactionary takes that don't help anyone
-Why the world changes but policies don't

All this, plus: annoying free-range children (and asshole neighbors)! Crucifying your cousin (for fun)! Getting in trouble for laughing at your church's jazzy porno music! Indeed, it's a lighthearted touch to some (ahem) heavy topics on an episode stepping wildly outside our lane. So take up the cause with Jenny, Tim, and JT as Talk'n Pop Makes America Work Again!

JT has previously appeared on episodes 1, 4, 7, and 14 of Talk'n Pop, all of which are available on the Place To Be Nation POP archives at https://ptbnpop.podbean.com/category/talkn-pop/. He can be heard regularly on Place To Be Nation Wrestling's Extreme Three Way Dance, No Holds Barred, Wrestling War Zone, and Place To Be podcasts. Follow JT (and PTB!) on Twitter @Place2BeNation.

#FatShitJunk
#MAWA

 

Talk’n Pop #16: Hostful; Summer Daze

Talk’n Pop #16: Hostful; Summer Daze

June 11, 2019
Jenny and Tim take a break from grilling/exploiting subjects all across the Nation for a rare guest-less edition of Talk'n Pop! Join us for a wellness check during the first half of the show, wherein the hosts do the unburdening for a change. Jenny recounts recent travails, including parenting on ultra hard mode, social media frustrations, and seasonal adjustment challenges. Speaking of which, we then cast our gaze down memory lane, recounting stories of summers past through fond childhood traditions. THRILL TO: Tim's extended oversharing segment, Tales of the Rappahannock Redneck Riviera! Featuring trailer park adventures, white trash soap opera, somewhat unique family values, awkward age interactions, prodigious substance abuse, accidental golf cart abuse, ruptured bursa sacs, and somehow, still managing to feel wistful about this dysfunctional and debauched era of early adulthood. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
 
Pull up a lawn chair to revel in the agony of memory. You might even stumble into some unprofessional advice along the way. Or at least a bonus offensive drink recipe! Talk'n Pop in the summertime is sizzlin' like a live wire.
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

Talk’n Pop #14: JT Rozzero and WrestleMania 35 Weekend

Talk’n Pop #14: JT Rozzero and WrestleMania 35 Weekend

April 16, 2019

Fresh off of her second WrestleMania trip, Jenny welcomes returning guest Justin Rozzero to give Tim the scoop on all the comings and goings of Place to Be Nation in the big city! Don't worry, this isn't another reaction show. Justin and Jenny dish about a hilariously disastrous subway ride, concession stand nonsense, a drug fueled trek through Times Square, sneaking into WrestleCon, an amazing private suite at Madison Square Garden, karaoke, tailgating at MetLife and so much more!! So start spreading the news with Talk'n Pop!   

Talk’n Pop #13- Glenn Butler, Existentialist

Talk’n Pop #13- Glenn Butler, Existentialist

April 1, 2019

This month, Tim and Jenny score a bucket list interview with longtime PTBN member, the spectacular Glenn Butler. A startling revelation opens the conversation and things go sideways from there. This meandering discussion includes edibles, the quadrennial Iowa Despair-a-thon, Wednesday Walk Around the Web, Heaven monsters, dolphin masturbation and so many more weird things. So come get back on your bullshit with Talk'n Pop! 

Talk’n Pop #12: My Father, The Hero

Talk’n Pop #12: My Father, The Hero

February 28, 2019

In lieu of a guest this month, Jenny and Tim sit down to live watch a film that gives them many Complex Feelings. 1994's My Father the Hero is a family (?) movie that features a teen-aged Katherine Heigl on vacation in the Bahamas with her father, Gerard Depardieu. Then she leads a boy working at the resort to believe Gerard is in fact her boyfriend. Because....reasons? Tim and Jenny discuss dirty old men, super young Katherine Heigl, water-skiing, The Baha Men, vacation activities, daddy issues, Jaws: The Revenge 2, and so much more!! There may even be a few shoot revelations about one of the co-hosts.  Only here on Talk'n Pop! 

*Producer's note: The opening bit is not an editing error, I left it in because I thought it was funny* 
Talk’n Pop #11: JAD

Talk’n Pop #11: JAD

January 28, 2019

Here it is, folks! This is the interview you have been waiting for. Tim and Jenny get candid with the one, the only, the GOAT, John Arsenio D'Amato. They get this PTBN legend to open up about a myriad of subjects including his childhood, career, friends with benefits, tinder hookups, awkwardness, Debbie Does Dallas, karaoke, WrestleMania and so much more!! This hilarious and random glimpse into the life of Johnny D cannot be missed!! 

Talk’n Pop #10: Happy Hour Holidays

Talk’n Pop #10: Happy Hour Holidays

December 24, 2018
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Right? Ehh.... Jenny and Tim are decking the halls and getting into the Christmas spirits, as they do. Jenny wonders how to handle the Santa situation and Tim recalls bouncing from one side of the family to the other as a child. They both share some funny memories from past Christmases and contemplate how people from "normal" families handle the holidays. Then they share stories gifted to them by members of the Nation! Jenny and Tim wrap things up with a few pointers on how to make things a little easier on yourself during this hectic season. Happy holidays from Talk'n Pop!  
 

 

Talk’n Pop #9: Shoot Interview with Greg Phillips

Talk’n Pop #9: Shoot Interview with Greg Phillips

December 3, 2018
We got a taste of him on our Beverly Hills 90210 retrospective, and now he's in the hot seat as Talk'n Pop Gets Personal. That's right, Jenny and Tim have scored the one guest we never thought we could in the form of PTB heavy hitter and all-around excellent person Greg Phillips! Pull up a seat for our conversation weaving throughout Greg's upbringing, pop culture milestones, and college life... including the Hard Traveling Fanboys origin story! PLUS, in a TnP exclusive, Greg candidly and non-specifically unburdens himself on matters of the heart. All this, with a brief history of wrestling E-Feds (to Jenny's delight)!
 
Despite having the privilege of Greg's friendship for years, we learned a great deal from this interview and were all the better for it... and we know YOU will be too. Greg Phillips is one-half of the weekly Hard Traveling Fanboys podcast on Place To Be Nation POP and can be found on Twitter AT gphillips8652.
Talk’n Pop #8- Teen Witch Live Watch

Talk’n Pop #8- Teen Witch Live Watch

October 10, 2018

This episode of Talk'n Pop brings you a special Halloween(ish) themed live watch! Jenny introduces Tim to one of her all-time favorite guilty pleasure movies, Teen Witch! A young girl discovers her magical powers on her 16th birthday and sets out to be the most popular girl in order to win the hot guy. So much to love here: the 80's fashion, the inexplicable musical numbers, the tiny old witch mentor, the random voodoo doll. So settle in with Jenny and Tim and let Teen Witch cast her spell on you!

Talk’n Pop #7 - Beverly Hills, 90210 Retrospective

Talk’n Pop #7 - Beverly Hills, 90210 Retrospective

August 30, 2018
Remember when Dylan's dad blew up? Or that time a pirate made off with his fortune? What was the deal with Brenda's animal rights activism? Where were you when Kelly got her pretty face burned off? Did you learn how to roll a joint from watching Valerie? How about Donna and David finally consummating their relationship? Did you have a crush on Emily Valentine? Who was Noah, again?
 
Oh yes, by POP-ular demand, Talk'n Pop tackles a topic over five years in the making. It's our scorching-hot retrospective on the signature teen network drama of the '90s: Beverly Hills, 90210! Jenny and Tim proudly welcome an all-star panel of Greg Phillips, JT Rozzero, and Scott Criscuolo for this extraordinary, decade-spanning trip down memory lane. Melt with us as we gush over all our faves - the unforgettable characters, the outrageous moments, the tumultuous relationships, and the "very special" issues of the day. Plus! Who we shipped; age-inappropriate casting; most memorable guest and supporting players; personal peak show eras; and Ray Pruitt's greatest hits. Finally, we close out the festivities with several rousing rounds of F-M-K. (Because how can we not?)
 
Tune in to Talk'n Pop, and fall in love with THE most iconic, bodacious, and addictive primetime soap all over again.
Talk’n Pop #6

Talk’n Pop #6

July 29, 2018

On this international episode of Talk'n Pop, Tim and Jenny welcome Stacey O'Loughlin! The girls relive some moments from their meeting in New Orleans, Stacey Does America in an epic country wide tour, and answers tedious questions about Australia. Speaking of Australia, have you heard the conspiracy theory that it doesn't exist? Stacey sets the record straight in this PTBN Pop exclusive!! Things get personal as Tim and Stacey open up and share their stories of coming out, unrequited love, secret crushes and dating hardships. Do not miss this hilarious, insightful, touching and highly entertaining episode of Talk'n Pop!

Talk’n Pop #5

Talk’n Pop #5

June 30, 2018

Prepare yourself for the newest episode of Talk'n Pop, featuring the Conscience of PTBN, Steve "Wildcat" Wille!

Jenny and Tim take Steve on a wild journey involving Mega Black Dudes, yard sales, masturbation, celebrities on social media and much more! Listen as Psycho(therapist) Steve assigns Jenny her mental health diagnosis and shares a quite impressive falling story. Finally, learn about YouTube stars and the intriguing concept of ASMR.

Talk’n Pop 4

Talk’n Pop 4

May 12, 2018

In the latest edition of Talk'n Pop, Jenny and Tim lure JT Rozzero back to the show to share his thoughts on... Jersey Shore: Family Vacation? Sigh. Tim and JT run down the season thus far with some of their favorite moments. Plus, it's almost time for those blockbusters, so stick around for a Summer Movie Preview! From Deadpool 2 to Crazy Rich Asians, there's a little something for everyone.

Talk’n Pop #3: Nick Duke and WrestleMania Weekend

Talk’n Pop #3: Nick Duke and WrestleMania Weekend

April 23, 2018

In the third episode of Talk'n Pop, Jenny is fresh off her first ever Wrestlemania trip! Joining her to regale Tim with NOLA stories is Nick Duke of the Hard Traveling Fanboys! They run down the entire weekend, from booze and bars to surreal grocery shopping and unexpected van rides. There's some wrestling talk sprinkled in but this is more about the social experience of an unlikely group of people who shared a truly one of a kind weekend in New Orleans.