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The Chatterstorm Podcast

The Chatterstorm Podcast

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Chattering about the hottest topics in Magic: The Gathering.
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There Are Brews and Then There Are Brews | Part 2 - Episode 39.5
Following on from last week, Sarah once again enters the Craft Beer or Magic: The Gathering Card? gauntlet. Don't miss her slow descent into madness! Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
June 21, 2022
There Are Brews and Then There Are Brews - Episode 39
Have you ever noticed that craft beers sound like Magic cards? We're playing a game this week, where Sarah is trying to sort the brews from the brews. News is light, okay? Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
June 14, 2022
Babble for Baldur's Gate | Part 2 - Episode 38
Which cards in Baldur's Gate make you stop and reread them? Make you say "sorry, what?" That's what we're talking about in this week's episode. Don't miss it! Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
June 07, 2022
Babble for Baldur's Gate | Part 1 - Episode 37
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate is on the horizon. What are people talking about?  This week it's Elder Dragons, the power of the colour white, and politics in EDH. Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter:  Newsletter -  Twitter -
May 31, 2022
Format Warping Mechanics & New Capenna Championships - Episode 36
With Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate spoilers fully underway we take a look at new and returning mechanics including one that is potentially format warping! Plus our thoughts on the decks being played at the New Capenna Championships...soft land destruction anyone? Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
May 24, 2022
What's the Word on the Street? The First Few Days of SNC - Episode 35
Now that we're in the SNC meta, which new cards are busted out the gate? What lesser-hyped cards do we want to brew with?  Is Esper the new Mono-White? Tune in to find out what the heck that even means! Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
May 06, 2022
Explorer, Economy and EEEEESPOOORTS - Episode 34
Wizards have released April's "State of the Game" announcement for MTG: Arena, where they've laid out a new format, some economy updates and the digital premier play path. Get all of the essential info here! Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
April 25, 2022
Half of the Card Cycles in New Capenna - Episode 33
Full spoiler is out, and SNC is chock-full of card cycles. Today we're breaking down most of the creature cycles for SNC to see which families are getting short-changed. Follow us on Twitter & check out our newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
April 18, 2022
New Plane, Old Faces - Episode 32
It's our first time on the streets of New Capenna, but not all is novel. There are a number of familiar faces you might run into, and tonight, they're the talk of the town. Follow us on Twitter & check out our Newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
April 11, 2022
The Charming Leaders of New Capenna - Episode 31
6 new SNC cards have been spoiled, including 3 crime family dons and 3 charm spells. Listen now to hear the cards and what we think about them! In other news, Wizards made a paper pro-tour announcement this week. What does this mean for competitive players? Follow us on Twitter & check out our Newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
April 04, 2022
Baldur’s gates are opening! - Episode 30
This week we got our first look at Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, check out our thoughts & predictions.  Follow us on Twitter & check out our Newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
March 27, 2022
WOTC: E-con-artists? - Episode 29
The topic on everyone's minds this week: The Arena Economy Update stream. What major changes were announced? How did the community react? What do we think? Listen and find out! Follow us on Twitter & check out our Newsletter: Newsletter - Twitter -
March 20, 2022
Is This It? Is It Finally Happening? - Episode 28
Later this week Wizards will hold a highly anticipated "Arena economy update" stream. Could this be a defining moment for the future of Arena? Make sure you check out our newsletter Through The Cindervine for all the hottest standard news!
March 15, 2022
A First Look At New Capenna - Episode 27
We got our first look at Streets of New Capenna this week, hear our initial thoughts. Plus a (really)mini celebration for our 50th podcast episode.
March 06, 2022
Alchemy Changes, Finance Tips, & Guns - Episode 26
With the latest round of Alchemy changes taking affect we go over our thoughts on WOTC potentially pushing specific archetypes, our top finance tip & some initial thoughts on the next set release. 
March 01, 2022
NEO First Impressions - Episode 25
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty has been live on MTG Arena for 2 weeks now. What's working and what's not? 
February 22, 2022
On a Scale of 1 to Sun(forger) - Episode 24
We all know that Sunforger is a super powerful EDH staple- but did you know it's part of a cycle?  In this episode, we're taking a look at the other cards in the cycle and rating them on a scale of 1 to Sun(forger)
February 16, 2022
All things Neon Dynasty - Episode 23
With Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty just a few days away, we go over spoilers, meta predictions, & some slightly embellished Kamigawa lore.
February 08, 2022
Nerf or Nothin' - Episode 22
We go over the nerfs, buffs & bans of the last week.
January 27, 2022
Alchemy Predictions & Neon Dynasty Spoilers - Episode 21
With Alchemy changes and Kamigawa Neon Dynasty on the horizon we're talking spoilers, potential nerfs and buffs plus a direct plea to WOTC to reverse the Goldspan Dragon changes. 
January 18, 2022
6 Daring Predictions for 2022 - Episode 20
New year, new Magic?  Sam is back and we're laying out some controversy first thing this year. Listen to learn what we expect from 2022 and what we're excited about.
January 10, 2022
The 2021 Stormie Awards - Episode 19
Another year of MTG has flown by, so we're handing out awards to all of our favourite cards, sets and categories of the year!  Join us over the next couple of weeks as we close of 2021 and usher in an exciting 2022.
December 28, 2021
Arena Decathlon & Spoilers From Neon... Dynasty - Episode 18
EVERYTHING you need to know about the Arena Decathlon- the ambitious new string of events to play over the holiday season. We're also going over the spoilers from WOTC's spoiler stream for Kamigawa Neon Dynasty.
December 20, 2021
Alchemy is a Fun New Set & Our Hosts Make a Mythic Bet - Episode 17
Alchemy, MTG Arena's newest set, has been a point of contention in the community, to put it lightly. Tune in to hear our thoughts after a few days of playing alchemy. What are we having fun with, and what criticisms do we have? 
December 13, 2021
Innistrad Championship, Alchemy, and Arena Open - Episode 16
Josh and Sarah have a lot of news to cover. Listen in for a breakdown of the Top 8 decks in the Innistrad Championships, everything you need to know about Alchemy, and a break down of Josh's Arena Open attempt.
December 07, 2021
Cracking a Busted Rare and Laying it All Bare - Episode 15
Why is it a good idea to have alternate commanders in the 99? Are S-tier limited bombs bad play design? What are Sam, Sarah and Josh the best/worst at in our playgroup?  Thanks for joining us for another episode of Chatterstorm, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @chatterstormpod -- Legal stuff for the intro music: The Summoning by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
November 29, 2021
Overpowered Mana Rocks and Sustainable - Episode 14
The episode is late but better late than never! And it was worth the wait! This week we're talking about Penny Dreadful, the overpowered card problem, Standard, Limited, Commander- we crammed just about everything in. Legal stuff for the intro music: The Summoning by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
November 25, 2021
Plot Twist: Standard is Good Now? - Episode 13
Friendship ended with Alrund's Epiphany. Thalia is my best friend now. This week the gang are talking about Crimson Vow, and the impact that it's had on Standard and Historic. They also discuss the philosophy of selling cards. Would you sell a Wrenn and Seven for £20? Legal stuff for the intro music: The Summoning by Scott Buckley | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) 
November 16, 2021
Meta Shifts and Wedding Gifts - Episode 12
Crimson Vow full spoiler is out! This week we're sharing our thoughts on the coolest and most impactful new cards from the set. We're also making sure we're on the same page about gifts because apparently Olivia is a bit of a bridezilla...
November 09, 2021
Spooky Halloween Special - Episode 11
Spooky songs, scary stories and sizzling hot spoilers! Happy Halloween! 🎃
October 31, 2021
Stupid Sexy Zombie - Episode 10
Wizards is patching cards now? Why is Mardu such a lame word? Is that dead lady hot? Answers to all these questions and more in this week's episode of Chatterstorm.
October 20, 2021
Worlds Weekend - Episode 9
World Championship XXVII has just wrapped up, but we record this podcast on Sundays! We offer our thoughts on the first two days of Magic, and our predictions for day three which has already happened, so you'll know immediately which of the three of us was right.
October 12, 2021
Infect, Storm & Other "Hated" Strategies. - Episode 8
Josh, Sarah & Sam take on the topic of why we hate the things we hate in Magic.
October 05, 2021
Midnight Hunt In Standard - Episode 7
Sam, Josh & Sarah go through their thoughts on Standard.
September 29, 2021
Midnight Hunt Pre-release & Cards We Want To Pick Up. - Episode 6
Another special episode with Josh & Sarah. They talk about the Innistrad pre-release and go over all the cards in the set that they want to pick up.
September 21, 2021
Our Top Innistrad Midnight Hunt Picks - Episode 5
In this episode Sam, Josh & Sarah go over their top picks for Pauper, EDH & Standard from the new Innistrad Midnight Hunt Set.
September 14, 2021
Delving Deep into Innistrad - Episode 4
The full team is back in action for this weeks episode and to celebrate they go over some of the Innistrad lore.
September 07, 2021
2021 Magic Showcase - SPECIAL MINISODE
Hot off the press, Sarah and Josh go through the key announcements of the Magic: The Gathering showcase 2021. Short and sweet.
August 24, 2021
Generic EDH Composition - Episode 3
In another special episode with just Josh & Sarah, they go over the generic composition for an EDH deck, their thoughts on it and how their decks stack up against it.
August 24, 2021
Midnight Hunt Early Spoilers - Episode 2
Josh & Sarah discuss their thoughts on the Midnight Hunt spoilers..including why are there already Midnight Hunt spoilers?
August 17, 2021
Welcome To Chatterstorm - Episode 1
We took a week off to rebrand but we're back with Chatterstorm! We've experimented over the last 6 months and found a style that suits us, and the rebrand reflects that. We hope you think so too!
August 10, 2021
S1 E23 - Witty BANter.
WOTC and the CAG have announced some bans recently, so we've been talking about bans in Magic, how they're decided and why they're needed.
July 27, 2021
S1 E22 - Which D&D Class Are We?
It's time for another quiz, this time we find out which D&D class we'd be. You can take the quiz yourself here
July 20, 2021
S1 E21 - More AFR Spoilers & A Commander History Lesson.
Now that AFR is fully spoiled we go over a few of our top picks. Plus a history lesson on Commander and Commander damage.
July 15, 2021
S1 E20 - How's AFR Looking So Far?
AFR spoiler season is well underway and today we're talking about the overall set mechanics that we've seen. What looks good, what looks bad and what are we hoping to see from the rest of the spoiler season?
July 06, 2021
S1 E19 - AFR Dungeons & Advanced MTG Tactics.
With another player added to their play group. Sam, Josh & Sarah go over some more advanced Magic: The Gathering tactics as well as their initial thoughts on the AFR Dungeon cards. 
June 29, 2021
S1 E18 - Commander Banned List.
Sarah, Josh, and Sam go over a few interesting cards from the Commander banned list and talk about some potential new decks they want to build. 
June 22, 2021
S1 E17 - Teaching New Players and AFR Speculation.
This week Sam, Josh and Sarah talk about how best to teach a new player how to play Magic: The Gathering, and about how they would turn iconic elements of DnD into Magic: The Gathering cards.
June 15, 2021
S1 E16 - The Strixhaven Championship & Modern Horizons 2.
Josh, Sam, and Sarah go over some MH2 cards they want to pick up and play a guessing game with some of the spoilers. 
June 08, 2021
S1 E15 - MH2 & Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Spoilers.
Sarah, Josh & Sam go over some interesting spoilers from MH2 & Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.
June 01, 2021
S1 E14 - Returning to Game Stores and Pauper EDH
Josh, Sam & Sarah talk about playing their first game back in a game store, Pauper EDH decks and a long debate on Yorion as an EDH Companion...which they later found out isn't legal anyway. 
May 25, 2021
S1 E13 - Trialling new decks, the MPL news & EDH.
Sarah, Josh & Sam talk about the new decks they've been playing in Arena, the MPL news, EDH and a somewhat MTG related chat about Minecraft.
May 18, 2021
S1 E12 - The Arena Open & The Summer of Legend.
Sam, Josh and Sarah discuss their Arena Open experiences and what's coming up over the next few months in Magic.
May 12, 2021
S1 E11 - When should you scoop in EDH and how can we spice up our games?
Sarah, Sam and Josh discuss their latest (and very long) Commander game, adding rules in to EDH and their opinions on tutoring. 
May 04, 2021
S1 E10 - STX Drafts, Metagame Challenge and Hitting Mythic.
Josh offers drafting advice for anyone thinking about giving Strixhaven limited a go, Sam talks about his grind to Mythic and his success in the Standard Metagame challenge, and Sarah has built Witherbloom in both Draft and Constructed!
April 27, 2021
S1 E9 - Early views on Strixhaven on Arena.
Strixhaven came out earlier than expected on Arena and everyone has been in a crazy rush to play it. Sarah, Sam and Josh give you an insight into their early Strixhaven experience.
April 20, 2021
S1 E8 - A few of our Strixhaven picks.
Sarah, Josh and Sam go over a few of the cards they’re excited about from the new Strixhaven set.
April 13, 2021
S1 E7 - Strixhaven College quiz.
The gang take a quiz to determine which Strixhaven college they'd be enrolled in.
April 06, 2021
S1 E6 - Pauper Party.
Sam, Josh & Sarah talk about some of the early Strixhaven spoilers, their first Pauper Party and MTG Online vs Arena. Plus a cool new intro track.
April 02, 2021
S1 E5 - EDH, LOTR and other acronyms.
Sarah, Josh and Sam discuss their commander games, what they think of the LOTR news and a little bit about chess.  
March 19, 2021
S1 E4 - Arena colour challenges and two-headed giant.
Josh, Sam and Sarah cover everything from Arena colour challenges, Kaldheim upgrades and Strixhaven spoilers to a salty game of two-headed giant.
March 05, 2021
S1 E3 - Early Kaldheim Standard and EDH House Rules
Josh, Sarah and Sam chat about the state of the new Standard format, how to improve your personal EDH experience, and a little bit about play design.
February 19, 2021
S1 E2 - All-Stars For All Formats: Kaldheim Edition
Josh, Sarah and Sam have brought to the table some of the most noteworthy cards from the new Kaldheim set.
February 05, 2021
S1 E1 - Introducing Your Innkeepers
In the first episode of Top Deck Insight, our podcast about all things Magic: The Gathering, we'll be introducing ourselves and telling you a bit about our history with the game. 
January 29, 2021