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Friends Reunion

Welcome to Friends Reunion, the show where Fanbyte pals get together to cackle about internet obscurities and more. It's Fanbyte's only show dedicated to making its hosts (and hopefully you) laugh. Join LB Hunktears, Niki Grayson, and John Warren every Monday.

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 8: Extra Olympia Kyklos

Extra Olympia Kyklos is a new anime series about an ancient greek athlete named Demetrius who would rather paint terrible vases than compete in the olympics. There’s time travel, unrequited love, a dolphin, and a beautiful, bizarre mixing of visual styles that make this series a lot of fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

11 May 2020

Rank #1

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September 30, 2019: Nipples Are Feet

New time, folks! John's got real work to do during the day so we're moving to 5pm PST. Niki and Andrew protest. TwitchCon 2019 is discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Fanbyte Morning News March 23, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Valve's other IP Trails of Cold Steel 3 Join us every weekday for Morning and Evening News and on weekends for the Sunday Edition! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 3: Trigun

This week on the anime podcast, Fanbyte’s Secretary of Anime brings three episodes of wacky sci-fi western Trigun to Features and Trending Editor merritt k, to see if she’ll want to watch more. It’s a wild ride, featuring a sort of human natural disaster called Vash the Stampede as he wanders a wild-west style planet, and the two agents tasked with keeping up with him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 2: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Fanbyte Secretary of Anime Eric Thurm brought three episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to Features and Trending Editor merritt k, a series based on the light novels of the same name. The show features the eponymous Haruhi Suzumiya, a wacky schoolgirl who is obsessed with the supernatural, but especially time travel, aliens and… espers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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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 a tiny house panther (that is, a cat) during these trying times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 9: Mobile Suit Gundam

It’s a classic among classics: Mobile Suit Gundam is certainly not the first anime series to feature giant robots, but it spawned a massive following (and several ongoing series) thanks to its compelling action and sobering view of war. Co-hosts Eric Thurm and merritt k dig into the foundational series in today’s episode, and decide on next week’s pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 31mins

18 May 2020

Rank #7

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 10: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san is a special short-form anime series about, yes, a skull-faced person who works at a bookstore. Co-hosts merritt k and Eric Thurm go through the series’ first few episodes — including a look at the very special tastes of so many customers — and examine the gently joyful and celebratory vibe of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

25 May 2020

Rank #8

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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 for next week’s Doom/Animal Crossing double feature! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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You Love to Scream It 1: Belzebuth

This episode has a content warning for discussion of terrorism and child death.You’re probably familiar with You Love To See It, our movie and TV rewatch podcast. Well, enough of us love horror - and watch so much of it - that there’s room for extra episodes, and this Scream It spin-off was born! Expect more niche horror on this feed, while YLTSI will still stay on a regular weekly schedule. In our first episode, Danielle, LB, and Collin dive into Belzebuth, a demonic possession movie set on the Mexican/American border that goes ALL IN. With strong performances, arresting visuals, and an absolute commitment to its disturbing themes, everyone was impressed by the effort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

20 May 2020

Rank #10

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 7: Danganronpa

Fanbyte Secretary of Anime Eric Thurm brought a strange, evil teddy bear to the proceedings this week, as he subjected Features and Trending Editor merritt k to Danganronpa, the anime series based on the visual novel/teen murder high school drama of the same name. It’s a pretty bizarre premise with some terribly unlikeable (and some much better) characters, a wild approach to high school life, and yes, a deranged bear named Monokuma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

4 May 2020

Rank #11

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Fanbyte Evening News March 13, 2020

Bill Gates stepping down LCS suspended Control DLC release date Ring Fit sold out Frozen 2 drops early You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Pivot To Chair: Episode 1

On the first ever episode of Pivot To Chair, the Fanbyte crew gathers to talk about the thing we spend most of our time in, chairs. We sit in them, we move in them, we work in them. But do we really appreciate them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 20mins

13 May 2020

Rank #14

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Fanbyte Morning News April 15, 2020

Cooking Mama scandal 2020 Chex Quest HD Join us every weekday for the Morning and Evening News and on weekends for the Sunday Edition! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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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 team-building, and the games that are keeping us occupied as we ride things out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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West Coast Office Hours: Paul Hollywood's Summer Games Festival

Niki and John compare baking stories and Ren releases pent-up energy discussing the onslaught of summer games announcements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

27 May 2020

Rank #17

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Office Hours: Mario's Remasters are NOT Missing

John is joined by Niki and merritt k to discuss the news that there's a new Paper Mario en route alongside many remasters of some of Super Mario's finest work to celebrate this 35th anniversary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 4: Chihayafuru

This week on Fanbyte’s premiere anime rewatch show, our Secretary of Anime (Eric Thurm) brought the surprisingly intense card-game series Chihayafuru to Features and Trending Editor merritt k. The show is about a club that plays the ancient Japanese game of Karuta, where players match lines of poetry on cards in a heated battle of wills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

13 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Fanbyte Morning News March 11, 2020

E3 2020 Canceled Epic Games Store adds wishlists Fallout Shelter Online coming West Join us every weekday morning for Fanbyte Morning News and check back with us each evening for Fanbyte Evening News. Don't forget the Fanbyte Sunday Edition on weekends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #20