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Adrian Mortensen
 Feb 24, 2020
Great podcast - lots of interesting topics and observations. A must-have for my morning commute, and an easy recommendation for any EDH fan!

Gavin Hancock
 Feb 21, 2020
Fantastic use of their popular website's statistics to give interesting insights into card choices. I especially enjoy the challenge the stats segments.

Caelen Feller
 Feb 12, 2020
Great insights, personable cast!

Description

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

Episode Date
EDHRECast 105: The Data Hiding in Your Deck
51:45

Data doesn't just show up on EDHREC - there's also some hiding in your deck! This week, the cast tackles the probabilities, figures, data points, and stats that show up in various Commander archetypes!

Apr 03, 2020
EDHRECast 104: The Least Unique Commander in Every Color Combination
01:11:40

Last week on the EDHRECast, the guys tackled the commanders with the highest uniqueness scores according to their EDHREC pages. This week, they tackle the LEAST unique commanders, who seem to play all the same cards as everyone else. Which commanders are they, and how can they stand out even with nonunique cards? Tune in to find out!

Mar 27, 2020
EDHRECast 103: The Most Unique Commander in Every Color Combination
01:09:17

Looking for a unique Commander deck? This week on the EDHRECast, Joey, Matt, and Dana comb through the data to find the commanders who have the least cards in common with each other, to locate the statistically most unique commander in each color combination!

Mar 20, 2020
EDHRECast 102: How Budget Statistically Affects Your Strategy
57:18

It's important to keep budget in mind when building a deck, especially when budget can completely change the way the deck plays! This week, the guys tackle the stats to see how some commanders' strategies are altered when they're built with a high or low budget.

Mar 13, 2020
EDHRECast 101: EDHREC Essentials
29:48

The podcast is new and improved, which means it's time to go back to basics! Joey, Matt, and Dana tackle some fundamentals for EDHREC, covering core concepts and specific tips that will help enhance your experience when using the site and give the data more context. Special thanks to The Command Zone podcast for bringing the cast to a whole new level!

Mar 06, 2020
EDHRECast 100: The Future of EDH ft. Sheldon Menery
01:00:43

In honor of reaching episode 100, Joey, Matt, and Dana are joined by the founding father of the 100-card format, Sheldon Menery! It's a grab bag of questions, from judge calls to rules to Sheldon's time working at WotC. Tune in for thoughts on the past and present of Commander, and his vision of the format's future!

Feb 28, 2020
EDHRECast 099: High Variance Commanders vs. Low Variance Commanders ft. CCO Podcast
01:07:13

EDHREC is joined by Commander Cookout to discuss the "Spiciest" commanders in all of EDH - the commanders with the highest and lowest degrees of variance within their decks! Which features cause a commander's deck to look similar to others, and which qualities make that commander's 99 unpredictable?

Feb 21, 2020
EDHRECast 098: Chatting with Kristen of Hipsters of the Coast
56:09

EDHREC is joined by @TheKristenEmily, the Content Manager of hipstersofthecoast.com and author of the Legion's Landing article series! Together they discuss pet cards, new shakeups from Theros Beyond Death, and of course, Kristen's tips and tricks to help out the Boros Legion in the Commander format.

Feb 14, 2020
EDHRECast 097: The Beginning and the End... Step
56:56

Some of the best parts of a Commander game don't occur in the main or combat phases, but right at the start and the end! Joey, Matt, and Dana dig through some of their favorite effects and clever tricks in the beginning and ending phases of the turn, because sometimes the most powerful part of a turn is right before it begins!

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Feb 07, 2020
EDHRECast 096: Fixing Your Colors
01:09:39

Lands, lands, lands! Today the cast dissects the format's best color-fixing lands, noting which cycles they like, which they don't, which ones are the most popular on EDHREC, and where and when to play the best of the best.

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Question, comment, or data insight? Email us at:
edhrecast@gmail.com https://edhrec.com/

Jan 31, 2020
EDHRECast 095: Your Deck's Achilles Heel
01:07:32

Just like Achilles, every Commander deck has a secret weakness. It's not about opponents having the perfect answer to your strategy - sometimes there's a hidden weak point in the deck itself... one the deck brewer may not even know, that can be the deck's downfall. Today the EDHRECast digs through tons of deck archetypes to find out these hidden weaknesses, and how best to cover them up!

Jan 24, 2020
EDHRECast 094: The Epic Theros Set Review Crossover - Legends!
01:18:09

This isn't just any set review! EDHRECast, CMDR Central, Commander Cookout, and Commander Social have embarked upon an epic odyssey crossover to review all the amazing new cards from Theros Beyond Death! This is part FOUR, where members of each show have gathered to discuss the best legendary creatures of the set. Which one will become the most popular?

PART ONE - @CMDRCentral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rGoiCXnPF4

PART TWO - @CCOPodcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkM_7mv8Wog

PART THREE - @commandersocial
https://brotherswarcast.libsyn.com/the-epic-theros-set-review-crossover-ep-32 

 

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Jan 17, 2020
EDHRECast 093: What Was the BEST Set of 2019?
57:09

It's a new year, and a new EDHRECast! Joey, Matt, and Dana have officially moved to video, and begin with a spicy topic: what was the best set from all of 2019? Can the data on EDHREC help us find out? Tune in for a data-driven deep dive through a whole year's worth of awesome Commander sets!

 

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Jan 10, 2020
EDHRECast 092: Tiny Tricks to Improve Your Gameplay
49:28

Sometimes the devil is in the details, but sometimes victory is in the details, too! Joey, Matt, and Dana evaluate some tiny habits, tricks, and tips that Magic players can use to gain an extra edge during gameplay, from the ways they tap their mana, the ways they time their spells, and even by paying closer attention to these same habits from their opponents!

 

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Jan 03, 2020
EDHRECast 091: It Resolves
52:03

2019 was full of twists and turns for the Commander format! Joey, Dana, and Matt revisit their favorite products and cards of the year, and set themselves new resolutions for the year to come. Foresight is 2020!

 

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Dec 27, 2019
EDHRECast Ep90: Silver Bullets
01:13:30

What's that noise? Is it silver bells? NOPE! It's silver bullets, the cards that utterly devastate a deck's entire strategy. Joey, Matt, and Dana discuss ways to destroy their own favorite archetypes for good.

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Dec 20, 2019
EDHRECast 089: Decks VS the Data - Vela, Omnath, & Konrad
53:39

The cast returns to a favorite recurring segment, comparing their own decklists against the data on EDHREC! Where do their decks overlap with the most popular cards, and where do they deviate from the wisdom of the masses? Do these differences make the decks more powerful, or are they just plain crazy? Tune in to find out!

Check out the cast’s full decklists here: https://articles.edhrec.com/edhrecast-our-decks/

Links to the specific decks discussed on this episode:

Vela: https://archidekt.com/decks/3993#Vela_the_Night-Clad:_Intimidating_Machinery

Omnath: https://archidekt.com/decks/311582#Onmath

Syr Konrad: https://archidekt.com/decks/234654#Syrah_Konnor

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Dec 13, 2019
EDHRECast 088 - Off to the Data Races
01:06:16

You're gonna wanna see this! EDHREC has assembled a visualization of its historical data, where we can watch the most popular commanders rise and fall over time! Be sure to check this episode out on YouTube to follow along as Joey, Dana, and Matt offer their insights through this fast-paced race through EDHREC's history.

Thanks to @MisterPlorg for creating these bar charts!

Check out Commander ad Populum @CadPopCast for Joey's interview with Ryan of @CCOPodcast!

View the data races we discussed on this episode via the links below!

All-Time Popularity:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/941833/

6 Month Window:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/1003967/

1 Month Window:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/999117/

All-Time Data Decay:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/1003739/

Bonus Data:

3 Month Window:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/999117/

3 Month Data Decay:
https://app.flourish.studio/visualisation/1003889/

Dec 06, 2019
EDHRECast 087: Gravy Cards
42:59

Some cards are the heavy-hitting meat and potatoes. Some cards are the efficient veggies. And some cards are just gravy. Join Joey, Matt, and Dana at the dinner table as they discuss cards with amazing effects that also have a little bit of extra gravy on top that helps make them even more delicious.

Nov 29, 2019
EDHRECast 086: Playstyle and Personalities ft. Olivia Gobert-Hicks
57:27

We've heard about Timmy/Tammy, Johnny/Jenny, and Spike, but are there other player personalities that show up in Commander? Cosplayer extraordinaire Olivia Gobert-Hicks jumps onto the show to discuss different Commander playstyles, as well as her recent inauguration to the Commander Advisory Group!

Nov 22, 2019
EDHRECast 085: Accidentally Powerful
01:11:26

Some commanders take a lot of effort to become powerful, while others take almost no effort at all. With the discussion of deck power levels continuing to become more and more nuanced, Joey, Dana, and Matt review commanders with natural advantages, commanders that may need extra help, commanders that have a cap on their power level, and commanders whose potential seems limitless.

Nov 15, 2019
EDHRECast 084: CommandFest Recap and Commander 2020
01:12:51

Fresh from CommandFests in Seattle and Chicago, Joey and Dana sit down with Matt to talk about the awesome experiences they had at the premiere Commander-focused events, and share some epic tales from the epic weekend. If that wasn't enough, they also tackle the awesome new products announced for next year.

Nov 08, 2019
EDHRECast 083: The Most (and Least) Popular Commanders from Each Set
01:10:25

We often look at the most popular commanders of all time, but what about the most popular commanders from specific sets? What lessons are revealed when we examine popularity within a specific set? How do commanders from the same set affect each other's popularity? What do the most popular commanders have in common? What do the least popular commanders have in common? Joey, Dana, and Matt sort through the data from the past 2 years' worth of sets to find the answers.

Nov 01, 2019
EDHRECast 082: The Scariest Commanders! ft. Jon Dunning
01:03:47

Halloween is almost here, and it’s the season of spooks and scares! The fellas are joined by Jon Dunning of the They Said We Said YouTube channel to discuss the scariest commanders in EDH! Tune in to find out what makes a Commander so frightening, and which commanders haunt the cast’s nightmares!

 

MTG: The Hive Mind with EDHRECast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObAcSZE7tQY

Oct 25, 2019
EDHRECast 081: Who’s Your Target?
01:09:34

Threat assessment doesn’t just occur during the game—it can occur the game even begins! When your opponents flip over their commanders, it reveals a ton of info about their strategy and card choices, which allows you to gauge how threatening they are. This week, Joey, Dana, and Matt run through a bunch of hypothetical games to evaluate which commanders present the biggest threats to each other, and how to strategize around public enemy number one.

Oct 19, 2019
EDHRECast 080: Unintended Consequences
01:08:45

Some commanders were created for a specific strategy - tokens, control, combat - but as it turns out, once you start tuning them up, they reveal a completely different strategical direction that was probably never intended by the designers. This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana dig deep into commanders whose abilities have some unintended consequences, both to help tune those commanders up and to help recognize when a commander might be going in a direction you never saw coming.

Oct 11, 2019
EDHRECast 079: We Need to Talk About Boros Again
01:12:40

Boros is the least popular color combo in Commander, and many regard it as being the weakest color pair because it can't ramp or draw cards. However, nothing is that simple, and many of those old arguments just don't seem to hold up anymore. This week the cast digs back into the "Boros Problem" to examine what's really going on with red-white; what the colors actually need, what solutions we've already received, and what players should look for in the future when evaluating the Boros Legion.

Oct 04, 2019
EDHRECast 078: Throne of Eldraine Set Review
02:00:14

Once upon a time, Magic released a fairy tale set! Time to adventure through the kingdoms to find the best new cards for EDH!

Sep 27, 2019
EDHRECast 077: A Brawl Brawl
01:28:20

The new Brawl preconstructed decks have brought with them a powerful suite of new commanders. This week the cast talks about some easy ways to upgrade those 60-card decks into fully-fledged Commander decks, as well as their thoughts about the product as a whole. It's not just any debate - it's a Brawl!

Sep 20, 2019
EDHRECast 076: Lessons from Other Formats ft. Erin Campbell
01:29:43

Believe it or not, Commander isn’t the only way to play Magic! From Limited to Modern to Vintage, each format’s distinct style provides unique learning opportunities to improve your gameplay. This week Joey, Matt, and Dana are joined by the dredge queen herself, Erin Campbell, to help take the important lessons they’ve learned from other formats and apply them to EDH! 

Sep 13, 2019
EDHRECast 075: C19 Precon Upgrades
01:10:20

Looking to upgrade your new Commander 2019 deck? EDHREC’ Precon Upgrade Guide can help! This week Joey, Dana, and Matt dive into the guides to find the best cards to add and the best cards to cut from the new decks.

Sep 06, 2019
EDHRECast 074: GP Vegas Crossover Pt. 2
25:03

Joey and Dana are joined by Max from Dana's OTHER podcast, CMDR Central. All three of them sit down to discuss trends they noticed, the listeners and content creators they met, and games the played, including a Commander Sealed event! This episode is part two, so check out the CMDR Central episode from earlier this week for part one of the discussion!

Aug 30, 2019
EDHRECast 073: Making the Switch
01:30:51

How do you know when it's time to switch from one commander to another? What tips or tricks can help make that transition easier? Andrew Cummings of Ultra Budget Brews is here to help give some great advice about moving into a brand new deck!

Aug 23, 2019
EDHRECast 072: Commander 2019 Review!
02:01:25

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
49:30

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
15:23

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
57:50

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
01:16:22

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
01:23:37

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
01:11:48

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
49:46

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
01:45:03

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
01:22:15

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
01:47:26

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
49:16

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
01:04:27

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
45:38

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!


https://archidekt.com/
https://articles.edhrec.com/archidekt-and-edhrec-announce-partnership/
https://articles.edhrec.com/new-edhrec-feature-a-clipboard-for-cards/

May 24, 2019
EDHRECast 059: Counterintuitive Commanders
01:10:26

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
01:03:09

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
47:11

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
01:50:10

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
01:35:08

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
01:14:09

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)?
01:20:36

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!
01:12:09

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
01:23:06

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
01:08:56

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
01:23:20

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
01:19:09

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
51:17

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
53:11

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
01:01:55

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
01:07:45

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
01:03:02

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
01:29:51

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
51:40

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
01:19:09

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
47:55

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
01:06:38

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
01:02:06

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
01:08:53

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
01:14:30

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!
54:47

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
01:11:55

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
01:16:40

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
01:10:40

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
01:27:29

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
01:17:32

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)
01:07:57

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
01:13:46

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
01:15:29

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!
01:42:57

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
01:09:32

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
01:33:15

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
01:35:30

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
01:21:52

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
01:17:52

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
01:14:04

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!
01:30:16

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!
01:19:37

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
01:18:50

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
01:26:01

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: 

https://articles.edhrec.com/author/patrick-sippola/

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

https://www.youtube.com/c/CommanderTime 

Jul 12, 2018
EDHRECast 014: Brewing the Blade-Blossom
01:23:53

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:
https://www.mtgvault.com/waki4/decks/blossoming-blades/

Jul 05, 2018
EDHRECast 013: Exercising our Core 2019
01:36:15

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
01:20:41

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"
01:18:55

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? 

https://edhrec.com/commanders/rw

Jun 14, 2018
EDHRECast 010: Getting Chaotic with Kya
49:56

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
01:18:07

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
01:13:15

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
55:59

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