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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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You Love To See It 14: Playing With Fire

We have a very special treat this week. Thanks to John and Niki’s exposure to Playing with Fire on a cross-country flight after PAX, the crew decided to go ahead and do an episode on it. Join us for a discussion of this goofy, buck wild ride with John Cena…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 53: The Decompression Chamber

Your regular Fanwidth podcast crew is back again this week after a very, very long trip to PAX East. It’s a short and pretty relaxed episode this week, as we let our brains recover from the absolute hell we put them through during the Boston show. As such, we talk…

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Papal Bull Resurrection 8: Papal Somersaults

While Fanbyte Features and Trending Editor merritt k and Chief liturgical Correspondent Eric Thurm do not have a guest today, they do have a ton to talk about in their recap of an action-packed episode of The New Pope. Lenny is back, baby, making for some major confusion at the…

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Fanbyte Does PAX East 2020: Day Three

Ok, we’ll admit it. By day three of PAX East 2020, the intrepid crew has started to lose their minds a little bit. But that didn’t stop them from presenting a panel at the show today, and playing tons of games, including perspective puzzler Moncage, far-out Everspace 2, satirical firefighting…

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Fanfyte 2: Beauty Supply Store Deathmatch

Welcome to episode 2 of the Fanfyte podcast, a place where fans of pro wrestling and MMA come together in a beautiful exchange of information and fisticuffs. This week, Pro wrestling expert LB Hunktears has brought us Lady Shani vs Faby Apache, a 2018 Lucha Libre match with a little…

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Baldur’s Gate III is Looking Positively Fresh

Fresh from a preview event for Baldur’s Gate III, Features and Trending Editor merritt k grabbed Managing Editor Steven Strom for a full rundown of the new game’s look and feel. There’s a wide array of interactions that surprised and impressed her, inside of the framework of a tactics game.…

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You Love To See It 13: Heat

This week, the crime crew of merritt k, Steven Strom and Danielle Riendeau watch and discuss Michael Mann’s macho 1995 classic, Heat. A crime drama with surprising ties to reality, unbelievable cinematography, and best-in-class performances from Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, it also features some classic 90s racism and…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 52: I’m Pickle Rick, Lois

Some of your favorite hosts couldn’t make it this week, so we brought in the always amazing John Warren to make up for it! This inevitably leads to some… discussion… of California food, fashion, and beverages of choice. It gets worse when we discover “The Norm Burger,” but don’t worry!…

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Papal Bull Resurrection 7: God, We Need to Talk About Eric

From the new opening credits that allude to a Jewish Pope to a central character named Eric in the episode itself, Papal Bull co-host (and Fanbyte’s Chief Liturgical Correspondent) Eric Thurm knows that this episode is very much for him. He’s joined, as always, by Fanbyte’s Features and Trending Editor…

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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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Introducing The Fanfyte Podcast

In this corner, we have the challenger: a brand new podcast from LB Hunktears, Fanbyte’s pro wrestling Editor, and Senior Editor Danielle Riendeau. Each week, Danielle —the MMA fan and amateur grappler — brings an MMA fight to the table to discuss, and LB —the pro wrestling expert —brings a…

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You Love to See It 12: Saved by the Bell – “Jessie’s Song”

We’re so excited… to bring you another episode of You Love to See It! As you can likely guess, this week we discussed the infamous and much meme’d episode of 90s childhood sitcom Saved by the Bell. It’s titled “Jessie’s Song,” but most people likely know it as “the caffeine pills…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 51: Tinkling Toddler Liberation Front

Our guiding light is away this week, leaving Niki, merritt, and Steven to talk about their usual brands of bullshit. It’s not all Sonic the Hedgehog lore and talk about dubious Satellaview games, though! The trio begins this week’s episode with a very good discussion about cooperative games, what we…

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East Coast Office Hours are Now in Session

We’re doing something a little different today. Features and Trending Editor merritt k and I — aka, the Brooklyn Bureau of Fanbyte — have been inspired by our good friends in the LA office to do our own version of Office Hours. In our pilot episode, merritt brings up a…

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You Love to See It 11: Bringing Up Baby

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or… Palentine’s or Galentine’s or whatever tickles your particular fancy. This week, we’re falling in love (maybe!) with a classic screwball comedy of the 1930s, Howard Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby. Steven and I watched the goofy, good-hearted, possibly anxiety-provoking farce with an eye towards its legacy as…

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Papal Bull: Resurrection 5 – The Taking of the Shoes

This week on Papal Bull: Resurrection, hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm are joined by none other than Fanbyte Head of media and EIC John Warren! In looking at episode five, they discuss Marilyn Manson vs. Sharon Stone, celebrity Papal visits, and much, much more. You May Also Like: Why…

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Papal Bull: Resurrection – Bernardo Bros. with Javier Cámara

We have a special treat for all The Young Pope and The New Pope fans! It’s an exclusive interview with Javier Cámara, who portrays Cardinal Bernardo Gutierrez on the show. Hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm (Fanbyte’s own Chief Liturgical Correspondent!) spoke with Cámara about faith, life on the set,…

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You Love To See It Episode 10: The Thing (1982)

You know what we truly love to see around these parts? A good horror movie! And this week merritt, Steven, and Danielle are discussing one of the best. The trio tackles John Carpenter’s 1982 creature feature The Thing. It was critically derided at the time, but has since gained a…

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Fanwidth (a Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 49: Thank You Nort

We have, to borrow a phrase, a five-star runtime for today’s podcast. We talk about games, sure, but also junk food, granola bars that may or may not be for adults, the Zune (remember the Zune?), the Zune HD, Mr. Goodbar, Kingdom Hearts, and so, so much more. You are…

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