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Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.

Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.
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Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.






Kids Are The Future Of Magic The Gathering - Ep 331

In this episode I’ll be talking to the future of Magic: The Gathering, our kids. Who are the little mages that will carry the planeswalker spark into the future? Dana Fischer, little Nissa cosplayer and GP grinder, is barely big enough to the hold the cards, but she knows how to cast them. She’s beaten many opponents playing Elves. Nathan Steuer, competes at almost every tournament he can. A member of Team Versus Games from the San Francisco bay area, he’s ready to chew up anyone that...


Preview Ep 331 - These Kids are the Future of Magic

Preview clip for the Season 3 Finale of Kitchen Table Magic: These kids are the future of Magic: The Gathering! We’ve heard from the pros, the legends, and the veterans of the game. Now, let’s talk to the future of Magic, the next generation that will carry the torch onward. We’re talking to the kids of Magic. You just heard from Dana Fisher, Nathan Steuer, Ethan Brown, Miley Chen, Leo Strober-Cohen, and Quinn Keifer about what Magic means to them. I’ve been recording tape for this episode...


Green with Daniel Nguyen and Chris VanMeter - WUBRG Series part 5 - Ep 330

Please give us a review on Apple Podcasts & iTunes! This is part 5 of our 5 part series on WUBRG. In this episode, we’re talking about Magic’s stompy side, Green. Master of Legacy Elves Daniel Nguyen returns to talk to us about why Green is the most fair color, and why playing Green is a pure form of Magic. The Beard-father, Magic pro, Chris VanMeter, shares with us his perspectives on how Green has had to evolve with Magic game design. How does green play so well with other colors? Is...


Daniel Duterte Defends Seattle - Ep 329

In this episode, I’m talking to local Seattle Magic player, Daniel Duterte. Daniel defended this house by winning the Legacy portion of GP Seattle 2018. Such is the dream, show up to your hometown GP, and win the whole thing. Daniel defeated some major pros during the 15 rounds of swiss and 3 rounds of single elimination Top 8, including Brian Braun-Duin and Sam Black. Daniel scooped to his friend in round 15, but other than that, he technically went undefeated throughout his entire run...


Patrick Sullivan Is A Walking Talking Basic Mountain - Ep 328

In this episode, it’s the walking talking Basic Mountain, legendary fire mage, Patrick Sullivan. Whenever I’ve asked anyone for advice playing burn, they would always tell me to watch features matches of Patrick. Patrick has a strong knowledge of how to carefully use resources in the game of Magic. His skill and experience with the game also makes him the best commentary buddy with Cedric Phillips. Together, Patrick and Cedric are the commentary phenomena that powers SCG coverage. Patrick...


Ep 327 - Red - WUBRG Series

Please give us a review on Apple Podcasts & iTunes! This is part 4 of our 5 part series on WUBRG. In this episode, we’re talking about Magic’s spiciest flavor of mana, Red. Commentator and streamer TJ Rogers joins us to talk about his favorite color, and why he loves Tibalt. Level 2 Judge, and Card Kindgom’s pricing expert, Kris Ferderer talks about why Red is the color of his youth playing Magic. And the legendary Patrick Sullivan give us his thoughts on Red from a game design...


Black with Michelle Rapp and Daniel Nguyen - WUBRG Series part 3 - Ep 325

In this episode, we’re talking about the color Black with co-host of the vorthos podcast the Loregoyfs, Michelle Rapp, and Seattle Legacy grinder and master of Legacy Elves, Daniel Nguyen. Black is often cited as the villain of Magic. But is it really? What makes Black such a deviously fun color to play? And with Black dominating Legacy and Modern, it seems that almost every deck uses black in some way, or is prepared to go against it. We’ll be talking about our favorite black cards, and...


Preview - Black - WUBRG Series

Preview of the next episode of the WUBRG series, Black.


Blue with Jordan Aisaka, Frank Stanley, and Ben Seck - WUBRG Series part 2 - Ep 323

This is part 2 of our 5 part series on WUBRG. In this episode, we’re talking about the color Blue with Legacy grinder Jordan Aisaka, Judge Tournament Organizer Frank Stanley, and Magic personality Ben Seck. Blue is a hot topic in Magic. It used to be the best color and now it’s not. We’ll be talking about what makes Blue so cerebral as it is oppressive and hard to play. Blue dominates Legacy, but will it dominate again in Modern or Standard? What are the most notable cards in blue that...


Preview Ep 323 - Blue - WUBRG Series

Preview clip for the episode on Blue, part 2 of the WUBRG series.


Ep 322 - Craig Wescoe The Champion Of The Savannah

In this episode, I’m speaking with the champion of white weenie, Craig Wescoe. Craig is a legendary pro player who’s been playing on the pro tour ever since he was a teenager. Craig used to roll with the old school players and decided to play Magic professionally after teaching philosophy at the university level. Craig’s understanding of critical thinking makes him a deep learner and a fierce competitor. Craig has also been writing Magic strategy content for years and recently published...


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White with Michelle Rapp, Zack Brady, and Craig Wescoe - WUBRG Series part 1 - Ep 321

This is the first episode in a five part series on the five colors of Magic: The Gathering, White Blue Black Red and Green, better known as WUBRG. In this episode, we’re talking about the White color of mana with podcaster and MTG personality Michelle Rapp, streamer and commentator Zack Brady, and legendary pro player and champion of white weenie Craig Wescoe. What are the values of White as color identity in the game of Magic? What are the game mechanics? Which are the notable cards? We...


Trash Talking With Legacy Elf Master Daniel Nguyen - Ep 320

In this episode, I’m talking to the master of Legacy Elves, Daniel Nguyen. Daniel is a Seattle Legacy player who dedicated himself to testing and grinding tournaments. Daniel’s experience and long history with the game lead to him creating a primer on Elves, which has been standard reading for Magic players around the world. Daniel talks with me about growing up playing Magic as a kid, and what he’s doing to help preserve Legacy in today’s Magic community. If you’re going to GP Seattle in...


TJ Rogers On The Future Of MTG Live Streaming - Ep 319

In this episode, I’m talking to the commentator, streamer, and host, TJ Rogers. TJ is an advocate of Magic streams, and wants to help more players and local game stores broadcast their games on the internet. TJ is interested in solving the technical challenges that comes along with streaming. What camera to buy, how to set up your computer, what the overlay should look like, what should the feature match area look like? TJ believes that live streaming matches with players on the internet...


Geoffrey Palmer Brings Our Favorite Magic Cards To Life - Ep 318

In this episode, I’m talking to the animator of the Magic community, Geoffrey Palmer, of Living Cards MTG. If you’ve seen anything from The Professor, Magic: The Amateuring, Game Knights, Loading Ready Run, or a Channel Fireball GP, you’ve seen Geoffrey’s work. Geoffrey is a professional motion graphics designer and uses his talents to bring our favorite cards to life. Geoffrey has animated Anger of the Gods, Bouncing Beebles, Liliana, Force of Will, Sol Ring, Treasure Cruise, Ponder, and...


Jund Em Out With Keith Capstick - Ep 317

In this episode, I’m talking to journalist, writer, and Jund enthusiast, Keith Capstick. Keith is an editor at and also writes for Face to Face Games Toronto that runs Mana Keith and I share a love of the modern archetype Jund. Jund’s not doing so hot these days with that all stupid Tron and Death’s Shadow running around. Coming up soon is Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, which will be a Modern Pro Tour, so hopefully Reid Duke can help a homie out and win with Jund. Keith...


Donald Smith Jr From Platinum To Worlds To WotC RnD - Ep 316

In this episode, I’m talking to platinum pro Donald Smith Jr. Donald started playing when Theros was released. In just a little over 4 years, Donald grinded his way to become a platinum pro and got himself an invite to the Magic World Championships 2017. After playing a lot of aggro decks, Donald qualified for the Pro Tour. Donald continued playtesting and dedicated himself to stay on the Pro Tour. I caught up with Donald in the summer of 2017. Go say hi to Donald on Twitter @DonaldWSJr I...


Christian Calcano And The Journey To Worlds - Ep 315

In this episode, I’m talking to veteran pro player Christian Calcano. Christian has been on the pro tour for over 7 years, and recently Top 8’d his first one at Pro Tour Amonkhet. His emotional response was celebrated by his team and the community as he was interviewed by Brian David-Marshall. Christian shares with us about his early days playing Magic, slowing making his way to the top. Christian is an expert in limited, and he gives us valuable advice about drafting. I caught up with...


Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa Has More Pro Points Than You - Ep 314

In this episode, I’m talking to Brazilian Hall of Famer, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa. Paulo has been on the professional scene for almost two decades and he’s the youngest player to reach 300 lifetime pro points. Recently, Paulo won Pro Tour Hour of Devastation and has the second most Pro Tour Top 8’s behind Jon Finkle. Paulo shares with us about his life as a professional Magic player, how he got started playing Magic, and his life in Brazil. Paulo also talks to us about improving at Magic,...