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East Coast Office Hours 21: You Don’t Wanna Hear About the Ocean

Danielle and merritt have successfully navigated another week on this b of an Earth, which is teeming with deep sea life that shouldn’t exist, that also happens to think the same thing about us. As you join us for what is hopefully the end of your work week as well,…

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East Coast Office Hours 20: Magic Pancakes

We recorded this week’s podcast on a Thursday afternoon rather than the typical Friday, so there’s a slightly different energy! But we think that’s a good thing. Join hosts merritt k and Danielle Riendeau on a whirlwind discussion of the bizarre things that characters eat in the Mario games, the…

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East Coast Office Hours 19: Coffee n’ Cats n’ Paper Mario

CW for a brief discussion of abuse in the game industry. This week, co-hosts merritt k and Danielle Riendeau talk about a lot of light, fun stuff (including the best time for coffee, the cutest things their cats do, and perfume), some game design-y stuff (including the Paper Mario series…

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East Coast Office Hours 18: BabyCake Appreciation Hour

Every Friday afternoon, intrepid co-hosts merritt k and Danielle Riendeau talk about their weeks. This time, there was something special in the air, spanning all sorts of ground from the joys of running, the delights of anime, and the pure, effervescent joy of lesser-known sports logos. Happy Friday, everyone. You…

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East Coast Office Hours 17: Coastal Elites

This week on East Coast Office Hours, co-hosts Danielle and merritt discuss recent conversations with family about radical politics (they’re… happening!), the work we loved putting out this week, and somehow, also, Sonic the Hedgehog. Do YOU know why so many gas station cash registers have the ring sound?  You…

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East Coast Office Hours 16: Past Tense

It’s been a long week, friends. Co-hosts merritt and Danielle take a few minutes to chat about protesting here in NYC, that hard-hitting time travel episode of Deep Space Nine (“Past Tense” — the one that deals with systemic inequality and the Gabriel Bell riots), and the love of the…

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East Coast Office Hours 15: The Collin Effect

Content warning for a brief chat about food and a mention of the Fanfyte episode on Hana Kimura’s death by apparent suicide. With merritt off on anime business today, Fanbyte Guide Writer Collin MacGregor (a New Jersey citizen himself) stepped in with Danielle. They talk about all manner of east…

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East Coast Office Hours 14: Convos with Cats

It’s another sunny Friday in Brooklyn, and that means another weekly wrap-up with co-hosts Danielle and merritt k. On the docket this week: merritt is learning baseball through the hilarious (and surprisingly deep) Super Mega Baseball 3, and podcasting about live games on the newly rebranded Numbers Go Up. Danielle…

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East Coast Office Hours 13: Therapy For Janeway

We always get pretty real on East Coast Office Hours, and this week is no exception. Co-hosts Danielle and merritt k discuss all things near and dear to their Brooklyn hearts: neighbors stealing packages, sunny days, going to city parks safely. Danielle is also getting back into her beloved Star…

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East Coast Office Hours 12: Herman Miller Gamer Chairs

This week on our Friday roundup, co-hosts merritt k and Danielle Riendeau get very excited about the newly announced Logitech-Herman Miller collaboration (for fancy gamer chairs!), express late appreciation for statistics, and discuss some of the coolest work on Fanbyte this week, including an in-depth feature on Pathologic and the…

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East Coast Office Hours 11: Pizza and Old Soda

(Content warning: discussion of food and illness). This week, the Brooklyn Crew gets very excited about pizza and discontinued 90s drinks. Remember Ecto Cooler? Crystal Pepsi? Blue Pepsi? Maybe? It’s ok if you don’t, because we continued from there to a brief discussion of gross-out videos on YouTube and their…

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East Coast Office Hours 10: Baseball and Sisko Feelings

The Brooklyn crew (Danielle Riendeau and merritt k) took the opportunity to chat about big life questions on this rainy Friday. Is knowledge really power? Is Deep Space Nine the best Star Trek? Does it feature the best father-son dynamic on TV? And what were our favorite Fanbyte podcasts this…

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East Coast Office Hours 9: Keeping Our Spirits

Congratulations, friends, on making it through yet another week! Co-hosts merritt k and Danielle discuss bad day coping strategies, terrible movies, and their favorite work on the site this week. There are Fallout 76 pets, a brief plot check-in from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and much more. We’re all…

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East Coast Office Hours 8: Resident Friday

It’s Friday! In fact, it’s Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday for Christians and also the marker that we’ve gotten through another week. Co-hosts merritt and Danielle discuss the week at hand, the podcasts and pieces that went live on the site this week, and the importance of having…

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East Coast Office Hours 7: Coffee Talk

Content warning: we discuss food and briefly mention weight. It’s been a very busy week here at the Brooklyn branch of Fanbyte: we had a promotion, wrote and edited a ton of stories, and did approximately ten podcasts a day (well, almost), so, naturally, merritt and Danielle decided to talk…

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East Coast Office Hours 6: Big Cats in Masks

On today’s episode of East Coast Office Hours, hosts merritt k and Danielle Riendeau have a lot to say about pandemic living, Animal Crossing FOMO, the indie explosion of 2008, and how cute it would be if domestic cats were the size of big dogs. You heard us. You can…

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East Coast Office Hours 5: New York John

We have one Brooklyn gal and one LA guy on the east coast podcast today, so let’s call it a meeting of the coasts! A virtual meeting, importantly, as Fanbyte Editors John Warren and Danielle Riendeau discuss life in our current reality, keeping our dogs clean from pandemic pets, apocalypse…

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East Coast Office Hours 4: Yodas, Goblins, Roald

Today, the east coast crew of Fanbyte: Features and Trending Editor merritt k, and soon-to-be-EIC Danielle Riendeau discuss the fun of launching a new sports podcast when all the sports are cancelled, a Destiny podcast when considering the future of the series, and whether Yodas are goblins. We’re also excited…

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East Coast Office Hours 3: Were You Cool?

Today on East Coast Office Hours, Features and Trending Editor merritt k and Senior Editor Danielle Riendeau take a short trip down memory lane. We walk towards PAX last week, where Danielle had a special Animal Crossing experience. We dip into some of this week’s most interesting features, including this…

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East Coast Office Hours 2: Wrestling with Digimon in the Fog

The east coast Fanbyte crew (merritt k and Danielle Riendeau) return to recap another week in the coolest things we’ve worked on. Danielle raves about the experience of launching a new MMA and pro wrestling podcast, while merritt learned a lot working on features about the history of Digimon and…

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