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Hello From The Magic Tavern

Arnie Niekamp fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the fantastical land of Foon. He's still getting a slight wifi signal, so he uploads a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur where he interviews wizards, monsters and adventurers. It's a major discovery!

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Season 3, Ep 22 - Witch Smoothies

Claudia the Witch returns, as Chunt and Usidore fight to save Arnie’s life.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungClaudia: Beth MelewskiLincoln: Evan JacoverProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEarwolf Producer: Kimmie LucasEditor: Garrett SchultzSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Season 3, Ep 15 – Jethro Tull (w/ Andy Daly)

An evening around a campfire leads to an encounter with a prog rock legend from Earth.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungIan Anderson, MBE: Andy DalyMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEarwolf Producer: Kimmie LucasEditor: Tim JoyceSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Season 3, Ep 1 - Seaside (w/ Justin McElroy)

A new adventure begins as Arnie, Usidore and Chunt meet a wooden figure come to life in a seaside tavern.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungRodney the Figurehead: Justin McElroyMysterious Man: Tim SniffenVoice: Evan JacoverProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEditor: Garrett SchultzMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSea Shanty Theme: Arne ParrottSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Season 3, Ep 27 - Flower Parts

Flower is back to...do...whatever it is that Flower does. Meanwhile, the Dark Lord's plot comes to light... Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungFlower: Brooke BreitMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEarwolf Producer: Kimmie LucasEditor: Anna HavermannSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Season 3, Ep 21 - The Lurking Phantom

The boys finally confront the terrifying entity who has been skulking around the school. Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungThe Lurking Phantom: Kevin ScirettaMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEarwolf Producer: Kimmie LucasEditor: Anna HavermannSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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100 - Usidore's Quest

Let's talk to Usidore's fellowship of heroes before we set off on our journey to defeat the Dark Lord.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungPimbly Nimblebottom: Louie SaundersGerm Crust: Mary TildenEvil Tannakin the Pinglet: Sarah FineoutSquibbert: Sarah ShockeyBaron Ragoon: Chris RathjenBlemish: Martin WilsonMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiTricia: Kate JamesProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Chris RathjenTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett Schultz“Roaring Orcs” by Eric from Dayton, OhioSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 8mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #6

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3 - Flower

This week a talking flower named Flower will join Chunt, Usidore and I. She looks really sweet. I think we’ll be good friends.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungFlower: Brooke BreitMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Evan Jacover and NOT Ryan DiGiorgi.Theme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

19 Mar 2015

Rank #7

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4 - The FML

This week I meet Larry Birdman, who is something of a celebrity in Foon. He is the commissioner of the Foon Mittens League, whatever that is. I hope he’s nicer than Flower.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungLarry Birdman: Rush HowellBurger King Guy: Max TemkinMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Ryan DiGiorgiTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

26 Mar 2015

Rank #8

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Offices and Bosses S1E1: Flower from I.T.

The game of Offices & Bosses begins! Metamore plays Office Manager guiding Arnie, Usidore, Chunt, and Flower on an adventure to attain the Q4 numbers.Credits:Arnie, aka Orlando Bloom: Arnie NiekampAdal, aka Dan Smith: Adal RifaiMatt, aka John Bastion: Matt YoungMetamore: Bill ArnettFlower, aka Gail Davidson-Durst: Brooke BreitCharles Schumtz: Scott KurtzOodles of Doodles Players: Angela Kurtz, Cory Casoni, and Steve HamakerMysterious Man: Tim SniffenHigh Time Queen: Brooke BreitProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Ryan DiGiorgiTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Season 3, Ep 2 - Ancient Turtle

A vacationing sea turtle chats with the hosts about her long and storied life.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungHildy Shiblin: Olivia NielsenMysterious Man: Tim SniffenVoice: Evan JacoverProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEditor: Chris RathjenMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSea Shanty Theme: Arne ParrottSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Season 2, Ep 89 - Book Club: Pride & Prejudice

A wizard, a warrior, a badger, a flower, and a make-up artist try to understand the Earth book ‘Pride and Prejudice’.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungKrom the Fingarian: Mark LogsdonFlower: Brooke BreitGerm Crust: Mary TildenMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Ryan DiGiorgiTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 6mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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Season 2, Ep 4 - Not the Sheriff

We interview a mysterious guard with a vaguely familiar and unconvincing voice.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungGianessa Relkorus: Dana QuercioliMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Chris RathjenTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Season 2, Ep 92 - Badgelor Party

Arnie has to run a bachelor party and a badgelor party for Chunt.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungTalbot the Badger: Tugs the BadgerMysterious Man: Tim SniffenTricia: Kate JamesCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Chris RathjenTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Season 2, Ep 32 - Dark Lord's Birthday Party

We sneak into the Dark Lord’s party and mingle amongst his evil partygoers all as part of a plan to kill the Dark Lord. Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungBaron Ragoon: Chris RathjenDripfang: Kevin ScirettaClaudia: Beth MelewskiEvil Tannakin the Pinglet: Sarah FineoutCockroach Clown: Gilbert GottfriedTomblain Belaroth (aka: A Series of Bats): Steve WaltienMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Garrett SchultzTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxAdditional Music: Andy Poland and Brian ChardProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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99 - Push Ups (w/ Michael Hitchcock and Erin Whitehead live from San Francisco Sketchfest)

We're leaving on our quest in one week. But first... we talk to a butterfly and a reverse mermaid.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungTabula the Butterfly: Michael HitchcockErin the Reverse-Mermaid: Erin WhiteheadMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Ryan DiGiorgiTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzPhoto Credits: Shawn RobbinsSpecial thanks to SF SketchfestSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

13 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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Season 2, Ep 101 - Do NOT Listen

Baron Ragoon, Dripfang, Claudia the witch and Blemish do a victory lap before destroying Earth with this podcast.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungBaron Ragoon: Chris RathjenDripfang: Kevin ScirettaClaudia: Beth MelewskiBlemish the Carfoon: Martin WilsonClovis the Bridge Troll: Padraic ConnellyMysterious Man: Tim SniffenProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Garrett SchultzTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr

1 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Season 2, Ep 49 - Three Years

Our three year anniversary show. It’s time to learn more about the traveling acting troupe, the Cockticklers.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungWinky Silks: Joey BlandMichael Gunch: Ross BryantMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiTricia: Kate JamesProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Ryan DiGiorgiTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSpecial Thanks: Ryan ConnorSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 6mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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Season 2, Ep 98 - Chunt's Wedding

You are humbly invited to the wedding of Chunt the badger and Twosidore the whatever-he-his.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungHugo the Hunger Ghost: Brett LyonsEvil Tannakin the Pinglet: Sarah FineoutEleanor the Manticore: Jill FenstermakerBaron Ragoon: Chris RathjenCerulean/Schnenessa Freshgrave: Jessica McKennaAzure/Snaken Freshgrave: Zach ReinoGerm Crust: Mary TildenCaball’on Valentin: John SabineFlower: Brooke BreitSinging Sword: Erica ElamDon: Joey RomaineMyths and Legends Host: Jason WeiserHigh Time Queen: Brooke BreitProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Ryan DiGiorgi, Evan JacoverEditor: Tim JoyceTheme Music: Andy PolandMyths and Legends Theme Song: Broke for FreeAdditional Music: The Lesser Birds of ParadiseMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 10mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Season 2, Ep 5 - Jayme and Sayme

The Baron stops by with his odd twin children Jayme and Sayme.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungBaron Ragoon: Chris RathjenJayme: Gretchen EngSayme: Brad PikeMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Garrett SchultzTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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Season 2, Ep 41 - Blue Chris-Must (w/ Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino from Off Book)

It’s Winter Solstice time again and music is in the air. And we’re visited by two Great Blue Tigers.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungCerulean: Jessica McKennaAzure: Zach ReinoLioncelot: Greg SmithTomblain Belaroth: Steve WaltienMysterious Man: Tim SniffenCraig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgiEditor: Garrett SchultzTheme Music: Andy PolandMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanAudio Assistance: Jason KnoxProduction Assistance: Garrett SchultzSpecial Thanks: Josh RichmondSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

25 Dec 2017

Rank #20