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

May 15th, 2020    

The Year In Pop: 1982

In the eleventh episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1982. The guys talk in depth about the debut of Late Night With David Letterman; the passing of John Belushi; The “Suds Series”, “The Catch”; The A-Team; Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album; Rocky III & E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

April 9th, 2020    

The Year In Pop: 1981

In the tenth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1981. The guys talk in depth about the Royal Wedding of Charles & Diana; Donkey Kong; 1981 MLB Players’ Strike; New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor; Hill Street Blues; You Can’t Do That On Television; the assassination attempts on President Reagan & Pope John Paul II; the launch of MTV & Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

February 20th, 2020    

The Year In Pop: 1980

In the ninth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1980. The guys talk in depth about the Rubik’s Cube, the start of the New York Islanders’ dynasty, The No Mas Fight, The Miracle On Ice, the Who Shot Jr? phenomenon, the death of John Lennon, 9 To 5 & Xanadu.

December 13th, 2019    

The Year In Pop: 1979

In the eighth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1979. The guys talk in depth about the launch of ESPN; the deaths of John Wayne and Thurman Munson; Magic Johnson entering the NBA; The Dukes of Hazzard; The Facts of Life; the Village People; Rocky II; The Jerk & The Muppet Movie.

October 14th, 2019    

The Year In Pop: 1978

In the seventh episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1978. The guys talk in depth about The Boston Massacre; the debuts of Mork And Mindy, Taxi & Diff’rent Strokes; Jonestown; the dominance of the brothers Gibb on the Billboard charts; Billy Joel’s 52nd Street album; Animal House and Grease. 

August 26th, 2019    

The Year In Pop: 1977

In the sixth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1977. The guys talk in depth about Reggie Jackson’s three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series; Seattle Slew’s winning The Triple Crown; Three’s Company; the groundbreaking mini-series Roots; the New York City Blacout; The Summer of Sam; the death of Elvis Presley; Billy Joel’s album “The Stranger”; Smokey And The Bandit & Star Wars. 

July 8th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1976

In the fifth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1976. The guys talk in depth about the 1976 election of President Jimmy Carter; “The Greatest NBA Game Ever Played"; The Muppet Show; game shows of the 70’s; the emergence of disco music; The Bad News Bears; and Rocky.

May 28th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1975

In the fourth episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1975. The guys talk in depth about the end of the Vietnam War; Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine”; “Thrilla In Manilla”; Welcome Back, Kotter; the first season of Saturday Night Live; Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” album; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; and Jaws.

March 19th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1974

In the third episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1974. The guys talk in depth about President Nixon’s resignation, “The Rumble In The Jungle”, Hank Aaron’s breaking of Babe Ruth’s career home run record, Happy Days, Little House On The Prairie & Blazing Saddles.

February 4th, 2019    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1973

In the second episode of The Year In Pop, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, TV, music and movies for the year 1973. The guys talk in depth about Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dark Side of the Moon, Schoolhouse Rock and The Exorcist.

November 27th, 2018    

PTBN’s Year in Pop: 1972

A brand new show comes to the PTBN Pop Feed: The Year In Pop. In the first episode, co-hosts Andy Atherton and Scott Criscuolo are joined by J Arsenio D’Amato and George Ribellino to discuss all of the goings on in the news, sports, and pop culture, including TV, music and movies for the year 1972. 

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