THE NEW POPE

Papal Bull Resurrection 10: The New Young Pope

On this season-ending bonus episode of Papal Bull: Resurrection, hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm look back on their time with The New Pope, the characters they love, and where they imagine things could possibly go from here. How are John and Sophia doing, after all? They also give a…

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Papal Bull Resurrection 9: Pope Emeritus

It seems like only yesterday that we were meeting the new pope, and then the second new pope… on our The New Pope companion podcast. The season has now ended, but Features and Trending Editor merritt k and Chief Liturgical Correspondent Eric Thurm are not done. Join them as they…

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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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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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Under the Habit: Sex and Mystery in Sorrentino’s ‘The New Pope’

In Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope and The New Pope — his Papal Cinematic Universe, if you will — sexuality and the innermost mysteries of the Catholic church are tightly intertwined. Institutional repression of sexual desire and the inevitable sublimation of that desire are only the starting point for the…

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Papal Bull Resurrection 6: Introducing Pope Hatsune Miku I

This week on our journey through The New Pope, usual hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm are joined by Sarah Jones, writer and critic from New York Magazine. This episode has some high-key drama, high-stakes action, and some serious questions about the nature of morality for everyone to chew on.…

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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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Papal Bull: Resurrection 4 – Four-Dimensional Vatican Chess

As our special guest this week, writer Sean T Collins, mentions, some episodes of a show move things forward, and some line things up. This was more of a line-up episode, but it certainly had some highlights, including the appearance of one Marilyn Manson, direct action by nuns, and more…

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Papal Bull: Resurrection 3 – Social Linking With God (w/ Chris Wade & Molly O’Brien)

This week, we welcome Chris Wade and Molly O’Brien of the And Introducing, podcast to the Papal Bull microphones, to talk John Malkovich’s Papal prospects, Catholic backgrounds, family trauma, Meghan Markle and much more. There’s finally… wait for it… a new pope in this episode! You can download this episode…

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