By Todd Stevens, TJ Rogers, Melvin the Muppet

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Todd Stevens, TJ Rogers, and Melvin the Muppet ponder all things from the world of Magic: the Gathering. Each episode, your hosts will discuss anything and everything related to the world of Magic and will answer listener questions of any kind.

Episode Date
Episode 18 - Developing a brand with Jim Davis

Magic: the Gathering, Hockey, literature, and more! Todd and TJ sit down with Jim Davis from Team BCW to discuss developing a brand, creating content that isn't dependent on results, playing on the SCG Tour, and of course a few questions he didn't expect. It's the first guest interview of Ponder!

Aug 09, 2018
Ponder Ep 17 - The Aftermath of #PT25A

Is Legacy UB Shadow the real deal? Is Ancient Stirrings even the most powerful card in Modern? It's a bonus episode! Todd and TJ break down their thoughts from the Pro Tour. We go through each of the formats to talk about what we saw, what we liked, and what we think the future holds. We also announce a brand new giveaway!

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 16 - Pondering #PT25A

Is everything just better with teams? In our 16th episode, we make some predictions for the upcoming team Pro Tour, TJ walks us through an exciting new modern deck from last weekend, we split the difference, and we ponder your questions, including if there's a modern ban on the horizon.

Aug 02, 2018
Episode 15 - Jalapeno Paupers

Is Pauper spicy enough? In episode 15, we take a look at Pauper and ponder its future as a format. Also this week, TJ talks about his great experience doing commentary in Sacramento, Todd has some brewer's remorse in Legacy, and we ponder what the next great Magic plane could be.

Jul 26, 2018
Episode 14 - Side Bored

What's up with all these sideboard cards? In episode 14 we talk about why there are so many these days and if they're any good. We also discuss the new rule for age-specific tournaments and drinks at venues, see if Todd was right about Legacy Delver, check out the Ravnica Guild dating scene, and head to the Fblthpary with your questions.

Jul 19, 2018
Episode 13 - Starting a Legacy

We look at the impact of M19 in Standard and what Todd thinks will do well in the coming week, TJ and Melvin go over their early limited impressions, we play "Hot or Not" with returning Legacy decks, and we ponder our gaming superstitions.

Jul 13, 2018
Episode 12 - Battle of Wits: M19 Edition

We start by covering the results of the three major tournaments over the weekend and talk about the banned and restricted list announcement. Then it's Todd versus Melvin in an M19 themed Battle of Wits. Finally, we ponder this week's questions, like how to avoid getting infected at your next Modern tournament.

Jul 05, 2018
Episode 11 - Pondering M19

We see how last weekend's RPTQs went, review some M19 cards, and ponder some great drops in your questions.

Jun 29, 2018
Episode 10 - Viva Las Bolas

TJ and Todd talk about their GP Vegas experience, we get hyped for M19 dragons, and we rock the (Gaea's) cradle answering your questions.

Jun 21, 2018
Episode 9 - Road Trip

This we talk about the success of SCGCON, look forward to GP Vegas, work on our core (sets), and punch up that planeswalker movie script.

Jun 14, 2018
Welcome to the Ponder Podcast - A Video
Jun 10, 2018
Episode 8 - Give it a Whirler

We get to interview the real star of PT Dominaria, talk about SCG CON, and finally ultimate Fblthp.

Jun 07, 2018
Episode 7 - Team Fblthp

We look ahad to Pro Tour Dominaria, pick some teams to root for, and get totally lost in a discussion about pizza

May 31, 2018
Episode 6 - Something, Something, Ravnica

We discuss our thoughts on returning to Ravnica, check out Battlebond news, and ask if Ajani is just faking it.

May 24, 2018
Episode 5 - A Battle of Wits

We talk about some aggressive tournament results, brawl changes, hot takes, and play a new game! Plus we ponder your questions as always

May 17, 2018
Episode 4 - The Loyalty Counter

We talk about battle bonding, improving teams, that legendary look, and ponder the first planeswalker bed and breakfast

May 10, 2018
Episode 3 - The Boys Are Back In Town

We catch up after a weekend of tournaments, check on some rule updates, and share some Dominaria thoughts

May 03, 2018
Episode 2 - #GetLofty

We talk Dominaria prerelease, team events and #GetLofty with the questions

Apr 26, 2018
Episode 1 - Welcome to Ponder

The very first episode of Ponder. Todd Stevens, TJ Rogers, and Melvin the Muppet talk about what's going on in the world of Magic, including some GP firsts, some Dominaria prerelease excitement, and our questions of the week, which includes, when should you NOT bolt the bird?

Apr 19, 2018