Top Level Podcast

Find out why Magic: The Gathering Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin says Klothys, God of Destiny from Theros Beyond Death is a five-star card!

Direct download: How_to_Think_About_Klothys_God_of_Destiny.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Theros Beyond Death previews are upon us! How great is Escape? When will you want to play a certain indestructible God? Plus, great news from Mike!

Direct download: First_Look_at_Theros_Beyond_Death.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

When you Quasiduplicate your Risen Reef, you get two triggers. Than when you Jump-Start it, you get three! Listen for key play patters of the new top decks!

Direct download: Quasiduplicate.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

Three more cards hit the Pioneer ban list: Long live Pioneer! Patrick + Michael explore losing Smuggler's Copter, Once Upon a Time & Field of the Dead

Direct download: Three_More_Cards_Join_the_Pioneer_Ban_List.mp3
Category:Pioneer -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

With its ability to destroy key permanents (and lots of them), Casualties of War may be Standard's apex. In particular: Bye bye "enchantment" :)

Direct download: Casualties_of_War_is_Where_You_Want_to_Be.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Oko, Thief of Crowns was banned in Standard this week, alongside Once Upon a Time and Veil of Summer. You know this. But where to next? Find out here!

Direct download: Oko_Thief_of_Crowns_is_Finally_Banned_in_Standard.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

The best Mythic Championship VI decks... Plus the best of "the rest" from the most lopsided, the most homogeneous, Pro Tour ever! Then, what happens next?

Direct download: Mythic_Championship_VI.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Results from the first Pioneer PTQ... The top decks AND discussion of some of the initial cards to hit the Pioneer banned list.

Direct download: Fallout_from_the_First_Pioneer_PTQ.mp3
Category:Pioneer -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

What is Pioneer? Magic was born in 1993. Modern is a format from 2003 on... Now Pioneer is a format from 2013 on. It's Magic minus the first two decades...

Direct download: Its_the_Pioneer_Decklists_Podcast.mp3
Category:Pioneer -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

Once Upon a Time from Throne of Eldraine is making a huge impact on Modern! It's made Amulet Titan more consistent, is assembling Selesnya squads, and more!

Direct download: Once_Upon_a_Time_and_more_in_Modern.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

Fires of Invention is a rule-breaking card. It seems to be breaking its own rules ALREADY! Find out how this card fits into Ramp + all about the other decks in Standard

Direct download: The_Evolution_of_Fires_of_Invention.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Doom Foretold! Centerpiece of the new Esper and bane to opposing Planeswalkers. Learn what makes this card go, and how it converts into a late game killer

Direct download: Doom_Foretold.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

How cheap does The Great Henge have to be before you are into it?

Direct download: The_Great_Henge_and_Other_Great_Cards_from_Throne_of_Eldraine.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Throne of Eldraine is almost upon us! The brewing potential is seemingly limitless with this powerful new set. We discuss the Castle cycle and lots more!

Direct download: So_Much_Brewing_With_Throne_of_Eldraine.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Rosethorn Halberd is our exclusive preview card from Throne of Eldraine! Check out this bonus podcast to learn all about this sweet preview card, care of Wizards of the Coast.

Direct download: Rosethorn_Halberd_from_Throne_of_Eldraine.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

Wildborn Preserver is going to be an instant Staple in Standard! Learn about this and more powerful new green creatures from Throne of Eldraine here!

Direct download: Wildborn_Preserver_in_Simic_Flash.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Elspeth is back! ... Only in the body of Garruk, Cursed Huntsman from Throne of Eldraine. Learn all about the massive new Planeswalker here!

Direct download: Garruk_Cursed_Huntsman_and_Our_First_Looks_at_Throne_of_Eldraine.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

Stoneforge Mystic is unbanned in Modern! What does this mean? Especially now that Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting got the [Lightning] Axe?

Direct download: Get_Ready_for_Stoneforge_Mystic.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Kethis, the Hidden Hand from Core Set 2020 headlines the most exciting deck in Standard. Learn its ins and outs in this week's podcast!

Direct download: kethis.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

Have you heard of Bomberman? This Mono-White combo deck is one of the coolest decks you can choose in Legacy. Plus! Multiple appearances by Wrenn and Six.

Direct download: Bomberman.mp3
Category:Legacy -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Why is Leyline of the Void the most popular card in Modern? A certain Arisen Necropolis might tell you, and a certain Phoenix might have gotten in the way.

Direct download: Why_Leyline_of_the_Void_is_the_Most_Popular_Card_in_Modern.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 7:55am EDT

Scapeshift and Field of the Dead make for the runaway best deck in Standard! Learn how to play (and beat) this winning combination in this week's podcast

Direct download: Field_of_the_Dead.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Chandra's Spitfire gives the tried and true Mono-Red Standard deck a "Pyromancer's Ascension"-like end game. IN ADDITION to it's established aggro...

Direct download: Chandras_Spitfire.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

This podcast features a TON of new Core Set 2020 deck lists... But Simic Flash with Nightpack Ambusher might be our favorite. Learn why right now!

Direct download: We_are_ALL_ABOUT_this_New_Nightpack_Ambusher_Deck.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

Goblin Engineer from Modern Horizons is already driving multiple new decks! Learn how it plays Stoneforge Mystic or "go infinite" with Urza here!

Direct download: Goblin_Engineer.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

This episode reveals so many ways to follow up Marauding Raptor! Draw a card, make tons of power while defending yourself. More! Plus tons of additional M20

Direct download: Marauding_Raptor.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

Check out some cards we'd actually like to play from Core Set 2020! Get ready for some great creatures, amazing enablers, and even a combo or two!

Direct download: Core_Set_2020.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

It JUST came out in Modern Horizons but... Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis is kind of already a problem. Learn how Hogaak might make Modern too fast in this ep!

Direct download: Hogaak_Arisen_Necropolis.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Welcome to a Standard of big and powerful spells! Is Command the Dreadhorde the biggest thing people will play? Unbelievably, no.

Direct download: Command_the_Dreadhorde.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

Wrenn and Six from Modern Horizons is outstanding! Not only is it great ON TURN 2 against opposing one drops, this Planeswalker is a personal Howling Mine!

Direct download: Wrenn_and_Six.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Check out the new toys from Modern Horizons! We talk about lots, but Ice-Fang Coatl, a cantrip Terminate crossed with Baleful Strix is one of our favorites.

Direct download: Ice-Fang_Coatl.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Karn, the Great Creator from War of the Spark has ALREADY put his silver-handed mark on Modern. Learn about the two-card combo redefining the format now!

Direct download: Karn_the_Great_Creator.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

How good is Narset, Parter of Veils in Standard? Where this War of the Spark Planeswalker kicks butt and takes names might just surprise you!

Direct download: Narset_Parter_of_Veils.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

God-Eternal Kefnet is the most underrated card in the set! Find out why Patrick thinks this card is a "10/10" and learn the secrets of its play pattern now!

Direct download: God-Eternal_Kefnet.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

*Update 7:37pm April 26, 2019*

*This file fills in a few missing minutes from the previous upload.*

Every card in War of the Spark has been revealed! Patrick and Michael brew and riff on many of YOUR burning questions around this powerful new set.

Direct download: war-of-the-spark-fixed.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

Every card in War of the Spark has been revealed! Patrick and Michael brew and riff on many of YOUR burning questions around this powerful new set.

Direct download: War_of_the_Spark.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Oath of Kaya is pretty horrible... For anyone who wants to play fair Magic! Plus more new cards that will define the revolutionize the upcoming formats!

Direct download: Oath_of_Kaya.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Don't sleep on Feather, the Redeemed. It is not only an efficient flyer, but with a little work Feather is an exceptional engine. Let's break it!

Direct download: Feather_the_Redeemed.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Chandra, Fire Artisan is one of the best cards from War of the Spark! Her static ability is synergistic with her Ultimate; and she's a great Howling Mine!

Direct download: Chandra_Fire_Artisan.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Storrev, Devkarin Lich from War of the Spark is our exclusive preview! Find out what kind of Zombie Elf Wizard is half Juzam Djinn, and half Ophidian...

Direct download: Storrev_Devkarin_Lich.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

Gruul Aggro raised some eyebrows -- and a lot of different heads -- last week. Learn how it clears the skies... And often rules them!

Direct download: The_Rise_of_Gruul_Aggro.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

Serra the Benevolent from Modern Horizons is anything but benevolent... For the opponent! Part Crusade, part Serra Angel, part Worship; all great!

Direct download: Serra_the_Benevolent_from_Modern_Horizons.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

From the return of Dredge to the most miserable card in Modern, Patrick and Michael discuss the emerging trends of this excellent format.

Direct download: Much_Modern.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Izzet Phoenix may be the best deck in Modern. But why isn't Arclight Phoenix the force in Legacy that it is in the other formats? Learn how that is changing

Direct download: Izzet_Phoenix_in_Modern..._And_Legacy_.mp3
Category:Modern -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Mythic Championship Cleveland is in the books! The top deck in the tournament wasn't too surprising, but the Standard format still has some spice!

Direct download: Mythic_Championship_Cleveland.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Kraul Harpooner is one of the most underrated cards in the current Standard. It can be a tempo-swinging game-winner on turn two; or steal the initiative against combo. Learn its secrets here!

Direct download: Kraul_Harpooner_-_Evolutions_and_Synergies.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Whether a powerhouse sideboard card for Wilderness Reclamation or coming down on turn two with Llanowar Elves, now is the time to play Thief of Sanity!

Direct download: Play_More_Thief_of_Sanity.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

Ravnica Allegiane Standard is in full swing! Check out the emerging adventures of Pteramander, Light Up the Stage, a resurgent Hostage Taker, and more!

Direct download: Ravnica_Allegiance_Standard.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 2:21am EDT

Hydroid Krasis is the top Mythic Rare from Ravnica Allegiance so far. Learn where -- and more importantly how -- to play this mighty Jellyfish Hydra Beast.

Direct download: Breaking_Hydroid_Krasis.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Skewer the Critics & Light Up the Stage are making waves in both Standard and Modern decks... And the new set hasn't even been released yet! Find out why.

Direct download: Skewer_the_Critics_and_other_spectacular_Spectacles.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 1:14am EDT

Wilderness Reclamation is the scariest card in Ravnica Allegiance. It's better than a ton of historical Staples + great with... Just listen to the podcast!

Direct download: Wild_About_Wilderness_Reclamation.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

Angel of Grace is the first card from Ravnica Allegiance by number. Find out why, ironically, the beginning will handily END so many games!

Direct download: Angel_of_Grace.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Zhur-Taa Goblin is our official Ravnica Allegiance Preview from WotC! Check out our take on this flexible new threat. Attack you for two (or three)!

Direct download: Exclusive_Preview__Zhur-Taa_Goblin.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

Dovin, Grand Arbiter leads off another look at Ravnica Allegiance. Get ready for Planeswalkers, Anthems, and enablers aplenty this week!

Direct download: Dovin_Grand_Arbiter_Headlines_More_Ravnica_Allegiance.mp3
Category:New Cards -- posted at: 12:46am EDT