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A weekly Magic the Gathering commander podcast brought to you by some of the minds behind EDHREC.

Episode Date
EDHRECast 072: Commander 2019 Review!

Commander 2019 is almost here! As the data on EDHREC begins to Populate and we start to Morph our opinions, we’re having set review Flashbacks, and it’s absolute Madness!

Aug 16, 2019
EDHRECast 071: Old Data vs New Data pt. 2

What a difference two years makes! EDHREC is now drawing data from decks uploaded/updated within the past two years. What trends does this new lens reveal? Joey, Matt, and Dana set to examining the data to see what it means for the Commander format.

Aug 09, 2019
EDHRECast: Commander 2019 Preview Card

Commander 2019 is almost here, and the EDHRECast is here to manifest a new and exciting free preview card from Wizards Of The Coast!

Aug 05, 2019
EDHRECast 070: Old Data vs New Data pt.1

What a difference two years makes! EDHREC is now drawing data from decks uploaded/updated within the past two years. What trends does this new lens reveal? Joey, Matt, and Dana set to examining the data to see what it means for the Commander format.

Aug 02, 2019
EDHRECast 069: Timing Your Commander

Have you ever played your commander, only for it to die before your next turn, so you got no value? Or played your commander too late, so you didn’t get all the value you could have? Us too. Finding the right time to cast your commander can be complicated, which is why this week’s show is devoted to finding the perfect moment for your commander’s battlefield debut!

Jul 26, 2019
EDHRECast 068: Speaking Categorically

How do you sort your decks? Which roles does each card need to fill? Is there a deckbuilding template to follow when brewing and tuning? The topic is complicated, but it's the one we're tackling this week! Join Joey, Dana, and Matt for an imperatively categorical (but not categorically imperative) discussion.

Jul 19, 2019
EDHRECast 067: Banned List Update & Format Philosophy

Iona and Paradox Engine have gotten the ban hammer, Painter's Servant has been released from its cage, and the EDH Rules Committee has released a newly-updated Philosophy Document about the vision for the format. This week, the fellas react to the new changes and wax philosophical about EDH.

Jul 12, 2019
EDHRECast 066: Mailbag of Holding

It’s a mailbag episode! Listeners submitted questions, and now it’s time for some answers. (Thanks also to everyone who sent in photos of their pets along with their questions!)

Jul 05, 2019
EDHRECast 065: Core Set 2020 Review

Hindsight is 20/20, Marit Lage is 20/20, and now even Core Sets are 2020! Time to review the big bunch of new Commander-relevant cards from Magic's upcoming Core Set!

Jun 28, 2019
EDHRECast 064: Win Conditions

The deck is firing on all cylinders... but how does it win? This week it's not about value, it's about turning that value into victory! Join Joey, Matt, and Dana as they explore popular win conditions in the Commander format and discuss the importance of honing and diversifying your deck's win conditions, how to avoid spinning your wheels, and even some cards that function as secret wincons!

Jun 21, 2019
EDHRECast 063: Modern Horizons Set Review

Modern Horizons is on the horizon! Which new cards will have the biggest impact on the EDH format, and which will become the most popular according to EDHREC?

Jun 14, 2019
EDHRECast 062: Kansas City MagicFestivities

It’s a MagicFest recap! The guys meet for the first time in person at MagicFest Kansas City to discuss new trends in EDH, overload on BBQ, and play approximately one bazillion games of Magic. Tune in to hear about rad listeners and their super original decks, not to mention the crazy moments from some absolutely wild games. Thanks to all the listeners who met up with the crew in KC - this one’s for you!

Jun 07, 2019
EDHRECast 061: A Study in Mono-Color

Mono-colored decks can get a bad reputation, with fewer card options and no other colors to shore up their weaknesses. But what about those abilities that incentivize mono-colored decks? What cards get more powerful with fewer colors? Join us for a deep dive into the awesome benefits and hidden gems of single-color strategies!

Check out our guest appearance on The Hive Mind: https://youtu.be/ObAcSZE7tQY

May 31, 2019
EDHRECast 060: Archidekt gets EDHREC'd! ft. Andy Cassidy

The Archidekt architect is here! EDHREC has partnered with Archidekt, an awesome new deckbuilding website, so tune in to get some tips, tricks, and find out about awesome upcoming features for both Archidekt and EDHREC!


May 24, 2019
EDHRECast 059: Counterintuitive Commanders

If you’ve ever looked at a legendary creature and thought, “Nah, no way that works in Commander,” this episode is for you! There are tons of legends that, at first glance, don’t seem to work in EDH at all. Then there are the commanders that look like they favor a particular strategy, but may actually lean in a totally different direction. On this week’s cast, Joey, Matt, and Dana delve into those counterintuitive commanders to try and make things a little more intuitive!

May 17, 2019
EDHRECast 058: Interview with a LabManiac ft. Cameron Bachand

Cameron from the LabManiacs has stopped by to give our hapless hosts a brief intro the world of competitive EDH, including how cEDH players use EDHREC! Plenty of the strategical tips involved in cEDH are good lessons for normal EDH as well, so tune in to find out just how maniacal our guest really is!

May 10, 2019
EDHRECast 057: Brew Battle - Feather, the Redeemed

An amazing new Boros commander has joined the fray, and Matt, Joey, and Dana each have different takes on how best to construct her deck. From classic Heroic to stormy spellslinging to token-tastic blink shenanigans, our new angel has many potential paths, each more radiant than the last. Which brew will win the battle? Take a listen, and cast your vote!

May 03, 2019
EDHRECast 056: War of the Everything Review pt. 2

WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Time for part two of the review, where we analyze the new cards from War of the Spark that will have a big impact on the Commander format, and will see the biggest numbers on EDHREC.

Apr 26, 2019
EDHRECast 055: War of the Planeswalkers Review pt 1

Your hosts with the most tackle the War with more. More legends, more bomb support cards, more playable creatures, sure, but mostly? More planeswalkers. And we're gonna talk about most of those planeswalkers. So kick back and tune it to hear how excited Joey is for Liliana, whether Matt can keep telling Dad jokes, and whether Dana sounds like he recorded at the bottom of an empty dumpster because he was accidentally using the on-board mic in his laptop.

Apr 19, 2019
EDHRECast 054: The Saltiest Cards in EDH ft. Bennie Smith

The results are in! EDHREC ran a poll that received over 500,000 votes about the most salt-inducing cards in Commander, and renowned Star City Games writer Bennie Smith joins the cast to help interpret that data! Take a listen to find out the most-hated cards in EDH, plus some sage advice from Bennie about the best ways to avoid those salty games!

(Also, Joey writes a love letter to Feather.)

Apr 12, 2019
EDHRECast 053: Is It Ever Correct to NOT Run Sol Ring (And Other Staples)?

EDH is full of popular staples, from Sol Ring to Cyclonic Rift, and in 99.99% of cases, players are correct to run those in every deck... but what about the 0.01%? On this episode, Joey, Matt, and Dana dive into a list of ever-popular cards and ask the tough questions, trying to find the exceptions that prove the rule. Are there decks that should ever NOT run Sol Ring? Or Cyclonic Rift? Let’s see if we can find out.

Apr 05, 2019
EDHRECast 052: Signature Spellbook - Us!

You’ve seen Signature Spellbook - Jace, but now it’s time for Signature Spellbook - Dana, Joey, and Matt, and to discuss which cards best characterize their perspectives on the game, their methods of card evaluation, and their personal journeys through Magic. Which cards are the most personal, important, or unique to you? Join along and put together your own Signature Spellbook!

Mar 29, 2019
EDHRECast 051: Decks VS the Data - Reki, Meren, & Mirri

Its time for the cohosts to put their money where their mouths are and compare their own personal decklists against EDHREC’s data! This week, the fellas dissect Dana’s Legendary Reki list, delve into Joey’s Necromantic Meren brew, and examine Matt’s Stomp-tastic Mirri deck! Which super popular cards didn’t make the cut, and why? Which cards do Dana, Joey, and Matt challenge against the data? Better yet, which cards do they challenge against each other??? Take a listen for some awesome deck techs and great advice on when and why decks should deviate from the data!

Mar 22, 2019
EDHRECast 050: An EDH Wishlist

This week, Joey, Dana, and Matt concoct a list of wants and wishes for the Commander format. Characters from Magic lore that don't yet have a legendary card, various cycles that aren't yet complete, exciting planes to return to, and more! You'll want to put on your Vorthos hats for this episode, and don't be shy about letting these intrepid podcasters know which characters or cards you'd like to see in an upcoming set!

Mar 15, 2019
EDHRECast 049: Leveling Power Levels ft. Mark Nestico

The cast is joined by former Star City Games writer Mark Nestico, known for his satirical articles and sharp wit, for a discussion on power levels in Commander. From powerful cards to powerful decks to powerful players, there’s a whole lot to tackle to keep game night fun and balanced.

Mar 08, 2019
EDHRECast 048: Tuning & Pruning

Building the deck is one thing, but improving it is a whole different ball game. On this week’s cast, the fellas each walk through their methods for fine-tuning a deck, especially in the wake of new set releases full of awesome new cards. How do you decide which cards deserve a chance, and which ones deserve to be cut? How often do you update your Commander decks? How can a single card choice affect whole swaths of cards in the rest of the deck? Tune in for a tune-up!

Mar 01, 2019
EDHRECast 047: A Very Verhey Interview

WotC’s own Gavin Verhey joins the cast this week! Take a listen as we discuss Gavin’s experience as a game designer, including his favorite sets, favorite cards, and of course, we analyze EDHREC’s data, including ways that WotC uses data to inform their designs!

Feb 22, 2019
EDHRECast 046: Brew Battle - Persistent Petitioners

It’s a deckbuilding competition this week as Matt, Joey, and Dana each try to build the best Persistent Petitioners deck! Do you prefer Matt’s Esper Control, Joey’s Sultai Self-Mill, or Dana’s Grixis Spellslinging? Take a listen and vote for which brew you think petitioned most persistently!

Feb 15, 2019
EDHRECast 045: Jason Alt's 75% Extrava-Xantcha

Renowned MTG finance expert Jason Alt joins the cast this week to discuss the 75% deckbuilding theory, including his Xantcha, Sleeper Agent deck. Join the crew as they examine the ins and outs of the 75% philosophy, as well as a clever red-black brew that Mindslavers its opponents into total oblivion.

Feb 08, 2019
EDHRECast 044: Our Top 5 Political Cards

This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana discuss their individual approaches to politics in EDH, including their Top 5 favorite political cards in the format! Take a listen for some tips on "quid-pro-quo" deals, evaluating alliances, and managing your reputation within the game so your political campaign doesn't fall flat on its face. Best of all, it's time for a close look at those cards that look political, but aren't, and cards that don't look political, but are!

Feb 01, 2019
EDHRECast 43: The History (and Future) of EDHREC ft. Donald Miner

This week your 3 favorite underlings (Joey, Matt, and Dana) sit down with the Big Boss creator of EDHREC, Donald Miner. Come listen to the origin story from it's humble beginnings all the way to becoming the behemoth of stats we all know and love, as well as tales of what is yet to come. The EDH hipster factor is off the scale on this one!

Jan 25, 2019
EDHRECast 042: Ravnica Allegiance review

This week your three internet crushes Joey, Matt and Dana talk some Ravnica Allegiance. What are the standouts? Is Smothering Tithe that good? Can Matt keep telling dad jokes? Tune in and find out!

Jan 18, 2019
EDHRECast 041: Tweaking Teysa

This week on the EDHRECast your friendly neighborhood podcasters take a long, lingering look at Teysa Karlov, three-time legend and all around Orzhov powerhouse. Matt wants to abuse her death triggers, Joey wants to make tokens, and Dana just wants to hang out with her, maybe get some coffee and talk about her cane. 

Jan 11, 2019
EDHRECast 040: Brutal Honesty

This week on the EDHRECast the prettiest people in podcasting get honest and ring in the new year by taking a hard look in the mirror and at the game they love. Truths are told, axes are ground, and realities addressed. Plus we have cake!

Jan 04, 2019
EDHRECast 039: New EDHyear's Resolutions

This week on the EDHRECast your favorite EDH podcasters as well as Matt reflect on the year that was, and talk about the year to come, ranging from their plans for Commander going into 201 to what things do they want to challenge themselves with, as well as a challenge for each other. Give it a listen!

Dec 28, 2018
EDHRECast 038: Eating Your EDH Vegetables

This week on the EDHRECast "Eggplant" Joey Schultz, Matt "Yam" Morgan and Dana "the Zucchini" Roach have a chat about vegetable cards in EDH, the ones not that fun to run but that keep the body that is your deck healthy and hale.

Dec 20, 2018
EDHRECast 037: Accounting +1 Counters 101

This week on the REC (don't call it that) Joey, Matt and Dana talk +1 counters in EDH and take a look at the theme on EDHREC and examine some of the most popular cards and commanders.

Dec 13, 2018
EDHRECast 036: EDHREtiquette with Henry Stukenborg

Joey, Dana, and Matt sit down and have a chat with former EDHREC editor and all around ubiquitous EDH man-about-town Henry Stukenborg. They talk Henry's rules of EDH etiquette, challenge some stats, and just generally talk commander with one of the community's most active participants. 

Dec 07, 2018
EDHRECast 035: Ultimate Stat-sters

Still sleepy from their Thromoksgiving dinner, Joey, Dana, and Matt shake off their food coma with a look at the pulse-quickening Ultimate Masters set and delve into some of the numbers behind the cards.

Nov 29, 2018
EDHRECast 034: Happy Thromoksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! While Joey, Dana, and Matt all gorge on holiday food, we hope you enjoy a deck tech for a commander who's just as hungry as they are: Thromok, the Insatiable! Joey brings the main course for Thromok's strategy, Dana brings the veggies and other necessary essentials, and Matt supplies the dessert with a fun thematic twist!

Nov 22, 2018
EDHRECast 033: Big Money EDH Energy

This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt and Dana dig into some of the stats behind the most popular most expensive cards on EDHREC. What are the priciest cards in the format? What decks run those cards? We take a deep dive like Scrooge McDuck into his vault.

Joey: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/joseph-schultz/

Matt: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/matt-morgan/

Dana: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/dana-roach/

Nov 15, 2018
EDHRECast 032: EDHREC’ing Deck Tech-ing

This week on the EDHRECast the boys take a look at a couple of user submitted decks led by Vaevictus the Dire and Varina the Lich Queen and try to see how EDHREC can work to make your deck better.

Nov 08, 2018
EDHRECast 031: Adventures in Narcissism

This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt and Dana talk about their own article series on EDHREC and what those series may say about them as players and brewers.

Joey: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/joseph-schultz/

Matt: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/matt-morgan/

Dana: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/dana-roach/

Nov 01, 2018
EDHRECast 030: Group Hug Co-host Slug

This week the EDHRECast shakes things up and lets Matt Morgan take control of the mic and run the show so Joey and Dana can oil up and wrestle it out in a debate about group hug.

Oct 25, 2018
EDHRECast 029: Artifact Facts

This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss the most popular artifact cards, commanders, and strategies according to EDHREC! 

Oct 18, 2018
EDHRECast 028: The Knowledge Pool (ft Scot Sutton)

This week the cast talks with write Scot Sutton about top-down deckbuilding and finding creative ways to brew with a commander that maybe isn't so readily apparent at first glace.

Oct 11, 2018
EDHRECast 027: Old Man Magic

This week the prettiest people in podcast talk some old man magic as they take a look back at the commanders and cards most popular back when EDHREC first began compiling data.

Oct 04, 2018
EDHRECast 026: The History of Ravnica In EDH

This week in honor of Guilds of Ravnica your friends Joey, Matt and Dana take a look at the numbers regarding cards from past Ravnica blocks that show up in EDH. What Ravnica commander shows up in the most decks? Which card not named Cyclonic Rift appears the most? Can Matt casually work Nickleback song lyrics into conversation more frequently than Dana can reference lines from Avril Lavigne? Listen and find out. 

Sep 27, 2018
EDHRECast 025: Guilds of Ravnica review!

The time has come for a Return to Return to Ravnica. This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss new commanders and new cards that could shake the format, and of course talk about which new legend will become the most popular on EDHREC! 

Sep 21, 2018
EDHRECast 024: The Reverse Precon Effect

This week, the EDHRECast crew talk about what they've dubbed the 'Reverse Precon Effect' where precon-only cards don't see as much play as they should either due to rarity or a stigma as being part of a watered-down precon.

We've added our decks online! Check out https://articles.edhrec.com/edhrecast-our-decks/ to see Joey's Necromancy decks, Matt's powerful value trains, and Dana's underrated commanders that pack a serious punch. 

Sep 13, 2018
EDHRECast 023: Our Decks Vs. the Data

This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana pit their decks against the data on EDHREC, comparing their lists against the Top and Signature Cards for their commanders! 

Check out the decklists at https://articles.edhrec.com/edhrecast-our-decks/ and see how they compare to EDHREC! Sometimes the most popular cards aren't always the most powerful!

Sep 06, 2018
EDHRECast 022: Playgroup Brews with Christian Alexander

This week, the gang is joined by Christian Alexander, author of the Playgroup Brews series, to discuss brewing decks with friends and tips and tricks for playing in different metas!

Christian has a few other ideas up his sleeve too, so check out https://articles.edhrec.com/author/christian-alexander/ to see his articles!

We've added our decks online! Check out https://articles.edhrec.com/edhrecast-our-decks/ to see Joey's Necromancy decks, Matt's powerful value trains, and Dana's underrated commanders that pack a serious punch. 

Aug 30, 2018
EDHRECast 021: Precon Upgrades Feature - Upgrading Lord Windgrace

This week, Joey, Dana, and Matt put their heads together for a new brew with Lord Windgrace! With the assistance of EDHREC's new Precon Upgrade Feature (created by Nate Burgess of Commander Time) they analyze cards, tips, and strategies to make the Jund land-mander proud. 

Check out EDHREC's new Precon Upgrade Feature: https://articles.edhrec.com/new-edhrec-feature-precon-upgrade-guide/ 

Want to see the full decklist? We've got our decks online! Check it out: https://articles.edhrec.com/edhrecast-our-decks/ 

Aug 23, 2018
EDHRECast 020: Uncommonders ft. DM Cross

This week the EDHRECast talks to DM Cross about uncommonders, those commanders printed outside the mythic and rare slot that can still be viable if not uncommonly (ahem) good atop a deck.

Aug 16, 2018
EDHRECast 019: Analyzing Planeswalker Commanders

People pithily pontificating the profound presence of planeswalkers pronounce playing powerful pieces promotes piles of panic.

Alliteration is awesome!

So this week on the Rec hosts Joey, Matt and Dana talk planeswalkers and the stats behind their place at the head of a deck in EDH. Who is the most popular leading an EDH army, why, and what do we think it means? Listen and find out!

Aug 09, 2018
EDHRECast 018: Commander 2018 Review!

The time has come! Commander 2018 preview season is complete, so this week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss new commanders, new cards that could shake the format, and of course, bet on which new legend will become the most popular on EDHREC!

Aug 02, 2018
EDHRECast 017: Commander 2018 Preview and Precon Review!

Commander 2018 spoilers are here, and we're happy to share our preview card! Thanks, WotC, for giving EDHREC its first preview content!

Join us in a guessing game to find out which card we've got, then join us in a review of every year's Precon decks! From 2011 to 2017, what fun commanders and new mechanics did they introduce, how do they rank, and which are our favorites?

Check out edhrec.com to see an image of our preview card, and enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2018
EDHRECast 016: Underdog Corner with Mason Brantley

This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt the Talent and Dana the Beautiful are joined by Mason Brantley to talk about his series Underdog Corner and underdogs in EDH in general.

Jul 19, 2018
EDHRECast 015: Combo Corner ft. Patrick Sippola

Joey, Matt, and Dana are joined by Commander Time's Patrick Sippola to discuss c-c-c-c-c-combos! Tune in to find out some of our favorite combos, some of our least favorites, tips for playing with and against them, and best of all, surprise each other with combos the others have never heard of!

Check out Patrick's Combo Corner series: 


And check out Commander Time, with former guests Dean Gootee and Nate Burgess!


Jul 12, 2018
EDHRECast 014: Brewing the Blade-Blossom

This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to brew a Najeela, the Blade-Blossom deck! We explain different tips and tricks we use on EDHREC to find new cards and make the final cuts when building a new Commander deck.

Check out our finalized decklist here:

Jul 05, 2018
EDHRECast 013: Exercising our Core 2019

Joey, Matt and Dana dive deep into Core 2019, and determine it to be not only the best Core set since Origins but maybe the best core set in a decade. Listen to find out why!

Jun 28, 2018
EDHRECast 012: Ultra Budget Brews

Matt and Joey are joined by budget brew builder Andrew Cummings to talk about building strong and effective decks at a modest price.

Jun 21, 2018
EDHRECast 011: Solving "The Boros Problem"

Joey, Matt, and Dana form a Battalion for the Boros Legion to discuss ways to make Red-White viable in Commander. What does Wizards need to do to "fix" Boros? More importantly, what do players need to do to fix Boros? 


Jun 14, 2018
EDHRECast 010: Getting Chaotic with Kya

This week Joey, Matt and Dana are joined by EDHREC writer and chaos aficionado Kya Vess to talk about throwing a little anarchy into your game.

Jun 07, 2018
EDHRECast 009: Battlebond Blowup

This week Joey, Matt and Dana talk Battlebond, the Two-Headed Giant set that has been called Commander Masters. 

May 31, 2018
EDHRECast 008: Underplayed and underappreciated commanders

This week Joey, Matt and Dana gather around the digital campfire to make s'mores and talk about underplayed and underappreciated commanders, those poor forgotten souls that don't show up very often atop decks in EDHREC . . . but that probably should 

May 24, 2018
EDHRECast 007: Diggin’ Through Time! ft. Dean Gootee

This week Joey, Matt and Dana get together with EDHREC writer Dean Gootee to dig through time and take a look at some older cards that are still relevant today. 

May 17, 2018
EDHRECast 006: The Hottest Trends in EDH!

This week Joey, Matt and Dana get together and take a look at statistical trends in EDH. Are curves getting lower and planeswalker counts higher over the years? We'll find out!

May 10, 2018
EDHRECast 005: Talking Partners with Nate Burgess

Joey, Matt and Dana get together with EDHREC writer and Commander Time host Nate Burgess to take a look at the EDHREC stats regarding partner commanders.

May 03, 2018
EDHRECast 004: Time to talk tribal

Joey, Matt and Dana get together to take a look at the EDHREC stats regarding tribes in EDH

Apr 26, 2018
EDHRECast 003: Determining Dominaria Dominance

Joey, Matt and Dana delve deep into Dominaria to determine data for destined Dominarian domination. 

Apr 19, 2018
EDHRECast 002: Top Commanders of all time

For episode 2 EDHREC writers Joey, Dana and Matt talk about the statistically most popular commanders on the website and try to piece together what makes them click with brewers.

Apr 12, 2018
EDHRECast 001: The Pre-con Effect

For the first episode of this show EDHREC writers Joey, Dana and Matt are joined by EDHREC content manager, Brainstorm Brewery host and all around MTG finance guru Jason Alt to talk about the pre-con effect and how it incluences the numbers on EDHREC.

Apr 05, 2018