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, and Stanislav discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 8: To Tweak: Weak, or on Fleek?

    Episode  |  February 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins

    We talk about the Modern portion of the Team Constructed event at SCG Baltimore, then dive down into the highs and lows of tweaking decks for the metagame, and bring it home with a listener question.

  • Episode 7: When In Doubt, Burn 'Em Out!

    Episode  |  February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We go over the latest Modern Challenge and the new Pod, talk about Stanislav's awesome finish at the SCG Classic, then dive down into a discussion of the latest experiments with Burn.

  • 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.