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Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast

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Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen in and learn more about Magic!

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Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen in and learn more about Magic!

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487 Ratings
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Great Magic content from the source, great life lessons

By dontremoveoldepisodes - Mar 19 2020
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I love his voice and and his amazing energy!

I love it

By Takethelguy - Apr 22 2019
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It is an amazing podcast, I listen to it all day

iTunes Ratings

487 Ratings
Average Ratings
434
28
7
8
10

Great Magic content from the source, great life lessons

By dontremoveoldepisodes - Mar 19 2020
Read more
I love his voice and and his amazing energy!

I love it

By Takethelguy - Apr 22 2019
Read more
It is an amazing podcast, I listen to it all day
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Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast

Latest release on May 29, 2020

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Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen in and learn more about Magic!

Rank #1: #739: The Professor

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In this podcast, I talk to Brian Lewis (aka The Professor) of Tolarian Community College.

May 15 2020

31mins

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Rank #2: #425: Lessons Learned: Battle for Zendikar

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This podcast is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I talk about sets I led the design for and the lessons I learned from leading it. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from leading the design for Battle for Zendikar.

Apr 07 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: #467: Multicolor Blocks

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In this podcast, I talk about the many different multicolor blocks we've made and how we went about making them.

Sep 01 2017

32mins

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Rank #4: #626: Magic Golden Rules

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Magic has a number of golden rules, and today, I talk about what they are and why they're so important to design.

Apr 05 2019

30mins

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Rank #5: Drive to Work #325 - Magic the Puzzling

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Mark looks back to what got him involved with Wizards in the first place.

Apr 22 2016

36mins

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Rank #6: #533: Editor-in-Chief

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In this podcast, I talk about my time as editor-in-chief of Duelist, the Magic-themed magazine Wizards used to produce.

May 04 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: #737: Richard Garfield

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For years, this has been the number-one request for a carpool guest for the podcast, but as Richard doesn't live near me, nor work at Wizards anymore, it's been an unobtainable goal. Thus, he seemed like a great guest for my at-home edition where I could call him on the phone. Richard and I talk about the design of Alpha.

May 08 2020

33mins

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Rank #8: Drive to Work #319 - Early Tournaments

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Mark talks about the high-profile tournaments he played in before Wizards.

Apr 01 2016

38mins

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Rank #9: #506: Game Knights

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I had the opportunity to appear on Game Knights with Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. The three of us and Gavin Verhey drafted Unstable before its release so we could show off how fun it was. This podcast is all about my trip down to Los Angeles to shoot the episode.

Feb 02 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: #536: Lessons Learned – Amonkhet

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This podcast is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I talk about the lessons I learned on sets for which I led or co-led the design. In this podcast, I talk about co-leading Amonkhet.

May 11 2018

43mins

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Rank #11: Drive to Work #315 - Collaboration

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Mark talks about team dynamics and how to teams work together.

Mar 18 2016

48mins

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Rank #12: Drive to Work #297 - Creature Types

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Mark talks about the design and creative work behind creature types.

Jan 15 2016

38mins

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Rank #13: #686: Throne of Eldraine Cards, Part 1

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This is part one of a four-part series on card-by-card design stories from Throne of Eldraine.

Nov 01 2019

44mins

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Rank #14: #723: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 1

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This is the first part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.

Mar 20 2020

47mins

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Rank #15: #694: Trivia – Top 50 Words

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What are the 50 words that show up in the most Magic card titles? In this podcast, I go through that list and talk a bit about how we name cards.

Nov 27 2019

46mins

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Rank #16: #435: Principles of Magic

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R&D has a sign hanging on our walls explaining the principles of Magic R&D. In this podcast, I walk through all the items on the list and explain why they're important and how they impact the way R&D makes Magic.

May 12 2017

41mins

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Rank #17: Drive to Work #329 - 20 Lessons: Human Nature

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Mark begins a new 20-part podcasts where he talks about life lessons he has learned.

May 06 2016

37mins

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Rank #18: #650: War of the Spark Cards, Part 1

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This is part one of a five-part series on card-by-card design stories from War of the Spark.

Jun 28 2019

36mins

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Rank #19: #430: Guildpact, Part 1

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This is first part of a three-part series on the design of Guildpact.

Apr 28 2017

37mins

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Rank #20: #415: Teaching

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I'm often asked about the best way to teach Magic to a new player. In today's podcast I explain how to do it.

Mar 03 2017

45mins

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#744: Erik Lauer

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Erik is my equivalent in set design. He and I talk about our many years of making Magic together.

May 29 2020

30mins

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#743: Mark Heggen

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I talk to product architect Mark Heggen to explain how he got into the game and just what exactly he does for Magic.

May 29 2020

32mins

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#742: Brian Weissman

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In this podcast, I talk to Brian Weissman, an old-school pro player. He and I talk about the early days of the game as well as how he created the first Magic deck to ever get a name.

May 21 2020

38mins

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#741: Bill Rose

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In this podcast, I talk to Bill Rose, the vice president of Tabletop Magic. Bill and I have worked together for 25 years.

May 21 2020

32mins

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#740: Meghan and Maria

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In this podcast, I talk to Meghan Wolf and Maria Bartholdi of Good Luck, High Five.

May 15 2020

31mins

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#739: The Professor

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In this podcast, I talk to Brian Lewis (aka The Professor) of Tolarian Community College.

May 15 2020

31mins

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#738: Donald Smith Jr.

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Donald Smith Jr. is a member of the Play Design team, and I talk with him about what Play Design does.

May 08 2020

30mins

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#737: Richard Garfield

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For years, this has been the number-one request for a carpool guest for the podcast, but as Richard doesn't live near me, nor work at Wizards anymore, it's been an unobtainable goal. Thus, he seemed like a great guest for my at-home edition where I could call him on the phone. Richard and I talk about the design of Alpha.

May 08 2020

33mins

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#736: Matt Place, Part 2

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Matt Place had so much to say, we had to do a second podcast.

Apr 30 2020

29mins

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#735: Matt Place, Part 1

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In this podcast, I interview Matt Place, a former pro player and Magic R&D member.

Apr 30 2020

30mins

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#734: Chris Mooney

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I also interview Chris who is another GDS3 alum and another person I work closely with on the Vision Design team. As with Ari, we talk about what it's like being a Magic player from the outside who became an insider.

Apr 24 2020

32mins

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#733: Ari Nieh

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In another of my interview series, I interview Ari Nieh, winner of the Great Designer Search 3 and someone I work closely with on the Vision Design team. We talk about his early days of Magic, GDS3, and what it's like to work in R&D.

Apr 24 2020

32mins

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#732: Annie Sardelis

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In this podcast, I'm interviewing Annie Sardelis, one of the members of the Creative team.

Apr 17 2020

30mins

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#731: Aaron Forsythe

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In this podcast, I'm interviewing my boss and longtime Magic collaborator, Aaron Forsythe.

Apr 17 2020

30mins

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#730: Michael Ryan, Part 2

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This podcast is part 2 of my interview with Michael Ryan. We continue talking about the making of the Weatherlight Saga.

Apr 10 2020

35mins

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#729: Michael Ryan, Part 1

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I've started recording "Drive to Work" from home due to the pandemic, so I decided to use the opportunity to do something that's hard to do in the car, interview people over the phone. This podcast is part one of a talk I have with Michael Ryan, my fellow co-creator of the Weatherlight Saga. We talk about how we made the story, including many of the characters.

Apr 10 2020

32mins

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#728: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 5

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This is the fifth part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.

Apr 03 2020

31mins

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#727: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 4

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This is the fourth part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.

Apr 03 2020

29mins

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#726: Blue-Red

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This is another podcast in my two-color philosophy series. This time, I talk blue-red.

Mar 27 2020

36mins

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#725: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 3

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This is the third part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.

Mar 27 2020

31mins

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iTunes Ratings

487 Ratings
Average Ratings
434
28
7
8
10

Great Magic content from the source, great life lessons

By dontremoveoldepisodes - Mar 19 2020
Read more
I love his voice and and his amazing energy!

I love it

By Takethelguy - Apr 22 2019
Read more
It is an amazing podcast, I listen to it all day