The Dive Down

A Magic: The Gathering podcast for the casual spike, focused on the Modern and Pioneer formats.

About the show

The Dive Down is a podcast focused on Magic: The Gathering's Modern and Pioneer formats, with the casual spike in mind. Each week your hosts Dave, Shane, Stanislav, and Zak discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 6: My Shadow Hold Me Down 4 Whatever

    Episode  |  January 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    We discuss the banning of KCI and some MTGO tournament results, dive down into an analysis of Death's Shadow decks, and chat about Gavin Varhey's interview with The Professor.

  • Episode 5: Pterry, Phoenix, and Pfriends

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    We discuss the results of SCG Worcester, analyze ways to beat Izzet Phoenix, and break down our picks for the top modern cards from Ravnica Allegiance.

  • Episode 4: I, For One, Welcome Our New Furnace Overlords

    Episode  |  January 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    The crew break down the SCG Non-Unified Team Modern and GP Oakland results, then talk about KCI, what makes a deck bannable, and the impact of some potential upcoming bans in modern.

  • Episode 3: These Planes Were Made For Walking

    Episode  |  January 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    The crew talks about the MTGO Modern "Finals" (whatever that means) results, then dives down into the topic of Planeswalkers in Modern.

  • Episode 2: 2018 in Review

    Episode  |  December 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In this episode, the crew talks about the most impactful cards of 2018, then breaks down the 2018 metagame across all the Modern GPs.

  • Episode 1: Modern Izzet Phoenix and the costs and benefits of self-mill

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Welcome to the first episode of The Dive Down, a modern focused podcast for the casual spike! In this episode we talk about Izzet Phoenix, and the feels vs. reals of milling yourself.