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April 16th, 2020    

The Great Debate #10

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo, Shawn Kidd & Lee Elias. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: when and how the four major sports leagues will come back after the Coronavirus Pandemic; what some of their favorite “other” sports are to watch on TV; what the upcoming NFL season will be like after a wild offseason; some their favorite performances by athletes in TV and movies & what are their favorite parts about going to live sporting events . As well as pop culture topics such as: which actor has been the best on-screen Spider-Man; Ryan Reynolds vs. Chris Hemsworth; music artists they’ve tried to get into but can’t; TV series they like to binge whether it be for the first time or a rewatch; older movies that should be re-made or updated, which classics are untouchable & what are some of their dream collectibles. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

March 5th, 2020    

The Great Debate #9

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jacob Williams, Logan Crosland, Scott Shifflett & Shawn Kidd. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: moves and play they would like to see more of in the NBA, MLB, NBA & NHL; players they have a lot of respect for but hate the teams they play for; whether or not alternate leagues in sports other than football could work; and current athletes that could succeed in another sport. As well as pop culture topics such as: which actor has been the best big-screen Joker as well as rank the ones that have played the character; Jennifer Aniston vs. Reese Witherspoon; songs that have been overplayed on movie soundtracks; TV shows they loved when they first aired but realize don’t hold up; and what cultural events they’d like to attend one day. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

December 4th, 2019    

The Great Debate: Star Wars Edition

In a special Star Wars Edition of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Scott Criscuolo and the Geeks Who Like Sports, Lee Elias & Ray Carsillo. The gang discusses and debates a variety of Star Wars topics including: characters that should’ve gotten more screen-time; characters with the best introduction and death scenes; planets that they’d want to spend more time at; coolest buildings in the universe; their favorite light sabers; coolest game or knick-knack; favorite space and land vehicles; creatures they’d like to ride, own as a pet or eat; quote some of their favorite lines; what they consider the best Star Wars video games; things they want resolved/closure on when Episode IX is over and where they’d like to see Star Wars go in the future. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut of the Star Wars universe.

October 24th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #7

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by “The Godfather” Nate Milton, Peter Winson & Matt Souza. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics, including franchise relocation in each of the major sports leagues-the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB; what their favorite months for sports are; sports rules they don’t get and some that be gotten rid of all together; what the one thing the XFL need to do to be successful this time around and who are some of their favorite fictional on-screen sports coaches. The panel also take on pop culture topics such as which actor has been the best big-screen Superman as well as rank the ones that have played the character; Brad Pitt vs. Leonardo DiCaprio; movies that could or should be re-done or spun off as a limited series on a streaming service; some underrated songs that could become big hits if used in a movie, TV show or popular commercial; and what are some bio pics that they’d like to see. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid-fire round that runs the gamut.

July 17th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #6

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Nick Duke, Jordan Duncan & Scott Criscuolo. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: player movement in the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB each; when leagues should hold their all-star games; athletes and coaches that have transitioned to the broadcast booth; what is the most exciting play in sports; and some of their favorite giveaways that they’ve gotten at sporting events. The panel also weigh in on pop culture topics such as: which actor has been the best big-screen Batman as well as rank the ones that have played the character; Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger; movie release dates; actors and actresses that have had successful runs with multiple TV shows; songs that they relate to certain movies and television shows; and what is the best steak for grilling. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

April 22nd, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #5

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by J. Arsenio D’Amato, Greg Phillips and Chad Campbell. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: what one thing they would change about the NFL, NBA, NHL & MLB each; whether or not the NFL should go to an 18 week schedule that would give each team two bye weeks; which are some of the coolest mascots in sports; if alternative sports leagues would have any chance of succeeding; and some of their favorite sports video games of all time. As well as pop culture topics such as: what Disney animated features should be remade as live-action movies and which ones shouldn’t; Scarlett Johansson movies vs. Emma Stone movies; why is it that Hollywood has had a difficult time making successful R-Rated comedies; TV shows they feel ended a season or two too early; and examples of some of their favorite usage of popular music in movies. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut

March 6th, 2019    

the Great Debate Episode #4

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Russell Sellers, David Sunday, Jason Sherman and PTBN newcomer Steve Patti. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including: the current playoff formats in the four major sports league, stadiums and arenas they’ve always wanted to visit, favorite stadium eats, stadium music that pumps you up and underrated sports movies. As well as pop culture topics such as music trends that need to go away, Liam Neeson movies vs. Pierce Brosnan movies, their favorite character actors, gender or race bending movie remakes, cover songs that surpass the originals and who they would cast as the Fantastic Four when they come into the MCU. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut.

February 14th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #3

In the latest episode of The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Jennifer Smith, Andrew Riche and J. Arsenio D'Amato. The gang discusses and debates a variety of sports topics including:  how bad and useless Allstar games have become, trends that athletes need to stop doing, what city could be the next big sports city and sports that you have trouble getting into either as a participant or a spectator. As well as, pop culture topics such as shows from the past that should be remade, TV series that you can binge over and over, can Universal’s Dark Universe ever succeed, actors or actresses that have been MIA we would like to see return and musical acts that we’ve never seen live but always wanted to. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut. 

January 9th, 2019    

The Great Debate Episode #2

In the latest episode of PTBN Pop's new hit show The Great Debate, host Andy Atherton is joined by Justin Rozzero, Jordan Duncan and “The Cowboy” Roger Morrissette. The guys discuss and debate a variety of sports topics including: expansion in each of the four major sports leagues, possible future Super Bowl host cities, the impending offseason football trades, the possible landing spots of baseball top free agents and the designated hitter. As well as, pop culture topics such as what TV shows should come back but re-tooled, movies that draw you in when you’re flipping channels and what shows or cartoons from years back that should be made into a movie. And as always, the show closes with a fun rapid fire round that runs the gamut. 

November 9th, 2018    

The Great Debate: Debut Episode

A new show joins the PTBN Pop Feed: The Great Debate. On the debut episode, host Andy Atherton is joined by Aaron George, Jordan Duncan, Tim Capel and Jason Sherman as they discuss and debate a variety of topics in the worlds of sports, movies, television, music and pop culture such as: should the NFL rotate the home teams for the Thanksgiving games, what’s a sports tradition you don’t get, what should be the next TV show from the past to be resurrected and what is that guilty pleasure song that you can’t resist singing along to when it comes on the radio?

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