Commander Crunch

Celebrating the Commander format of Magic the Gathering and Entertainment.

About the show

Commander Crunch is the project of Sam (@passthejamsam) & Al (@CheshirePlays), celebrating and discussing everything about the most creative and wild format of Magic the Gathering, Commander. Join us weekly for deep dives into EDH culture, news, deck techs and reviews, plus a side serving of discussion into our latest tastes in entertainment and pop-culture.

Episodes

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    Episode 49 - Appreciating the details, with Cole from Uncommon Commander

    November 4th, 2021  |  3 hrs 16 mins
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    This week we hang out with Cole from the Uncommon Commander podcast to appreciate brewing less popular commanders, plus we run through Crimson Vow previews, and a whole lot of video game love in Cole's guest profile. Enjoy!

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    Episode 48 – Sportsmanship in EDH, with The King of Engineers

    October 29th, 2021  |  2 hrs 59 mins
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    We're joined this week by own good friend The King of Engineers, to chat through the latest barrage of Secret lair drops, including the great and problematic, plus the importance of cultivating understanding in EDH and day-to-day with perspectives on life on the spectrum.

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    Episode 47 – Commander is Comedic, with Rachel Weeks

    September 28th, 2021  |  2 hrs 2 mins
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    The wonderful Rachel Weeks, CAG Member, Comedian and The Commander Sphere Cohost joins the cast this week to discuss the lighter side of magic, finding the right language for commander discussions, wacky deckbuilding, and a literal boat load of laughs. It's a wild one, enjoy!

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    Episode 46 – Pure Magic Memories with Charlotte Sable

    September 22nd, 2021  |  2 hrs 10 mins
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    This week we had the privilege to hang out with Level 3 Magic judge and CAG Member Charlotte Sable to chat about the recent banlist updates, Her journey with Magic, judging and the CAG, fun magic memories and a whole lot of nerding out with ancillary topics. Enjoy!

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    Episode 45 – Keeping it real; the Chris von Doom Diaries

    September 9th, 2021  |  3 hrs 5 mins
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    Community figure Chris von Doom joins us this week to discuss keeping things real with our relationship to the game, the importance of social connection, plus and all manner of side topics including the New York Knicks, the MCU, evocative horror cinema, great music influences and so much more. Enjoy!

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    Episode 44 – cEDH is positive, with Moderately Anonymous MTG

    August 31st, 2021  |  2 hrs 23 mins
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    This week we hang out with Dan aka Moderately Anonymous MTG for a great chat about cEDH, including the misconceptions, the creativity, the community and even how budget is totally viable. All that plus we get Dan's perspectives on all things life and magic. Enjoy!

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    Episode 43 – Life, Family& EDH with Cowboy Kyle

    August 18th, 2021  |  2 hrs 20 mins
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    Sam hangs out with Kyle from One More Mana to chat keeping things fresh in EDH, awesome Mana Squad stories, Canadian Highlander, and all things life and family. Enjoy!

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    Episode 42 – Fortitude, withUnsummoned Skull

    August 9th, 2021  |  2 hrs 50 mins
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    JRo aka Unsummoned Skull joins us this week for some mega stories about creativity in commander, the path to the pro tour, the importance of great teachers, and finding gratitude and purpose in community. Enjoy!

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    Episode 41 – Positive Projects in Quarantine with MJ

    July 20th, 2021  |  2 hrs 38 mins
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    This week we welcome MJ from the MTG in Quarantine Podcast to the breakfast table to share experiences on creating a positive podcast outlet, perspectives gained, and what keeps us excited to talk about this game every week.

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    Episode 40 – Celebrating the Year of the Crunch!

    July 12th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min
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    Happy 1 Year of Crunch! This week we take a retrospective look back at the year that's been, including some great stories, favourite moments, and the perspectives we've gained from the incredible guests we've profiled throughout our first 40 episodes. Cheers!

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    Episode 39 – Music & Magic with Gabe aka ICETEP

    June 24th, 2021  |  2 hrs 35 mins
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    We hang out with Gabe aka producer/composer ICETEP to chat magic and music, including keeping commander exciting with the community and creative brewing, plus some great MH2 under the radar commons and uncommons. Enjoy!

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    Episode 38 – Modern Horizons 2 and maple syrup with Fitz

    June 8th, 2021  |  2 hrs 46 mins
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    Our favourite Canadian woodsman/EDH savant Fitzy Fitz joins us this week to discuss Modern Horizons 2, Fitz's EDH philosophies, and all the nonsense you can expect from us including Canadian Bacon, Mega Man and technical death metal. Enjoy!

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    Episode 37 – Pricing EDH with DJ from Brainstorm Brewery

    May 19th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min
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    We're joined this week by Brainstorm Brewery Co-Host and Magic financier Douglas (DJ) Johnson to share some stories from selling Magic cards for a living, his unique style of EDH, and everything from parkour, Soul Calibur and New York pizza - enjoy!

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    Episode 36 – Hot Soup & Empathy, with Ginger Joe

    May 14th, 2021  |  3 hrs 44 mins
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    Conduit of the Magic community Ginger Joe Hofmann joins the breakfast table today for an epic chat spanning latest set previews, how kindness and compassion go a long way in the community, great EDH community stories and personal play philosophies, plus a million other things. Enjoy!

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    Episode 35 – Finding Balance, with Nick S from MTG Lexicon

    May 3rd, 2021  |  2 hrs 32 mins
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    This week we hang out with Nick S from MTG Lexicon, the dive bar of EDH, as we discuss establishing balance in life and magic, both in playing and content creation, plus some Lexicon history and lore, latest EDH goings on and plenty of nonsense. Enjoy!

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    Episode 34 – Dana Roach drops by for breakfast

    April 12th, 2021  |  2 hrs 35 mins
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    This week the Dana Roach drops by the breakfast table to chat about the evolving commander landscape, Strixhaven commander decks, plus we take a left down tangent lane to chat record collecting, life and interesting dinner guests. Enjoy!