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Great cast

By superbeetle333 - Jul 27 2017
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While irregular and infrequent, each episode is great. The hosts have great chemistry and the content is always entertaining.

Highly entertaining and diverse podcast.

By @inkyscholar - Jun 24 2017
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Top 8 Magic is one of the longest running podcasts that features Magic the Gathering. Why do I say it "features Magic the Gathering," because while the podcast claims to center on Magic the Gathering the topics discussed range from comics to basketball to television to popular culture. Most episodes include easter eggs that provide insight into life in New York City such as "motorcycle guy," "pidgeon pants," buskers in and around Washington Square Park, random NYU students who recognize Brian and Mike (Roman Fusco is not a random NYU student for the purposes of this podcast), and elderly New Yorkers who tell the podcast team to get off thier lawns. My only real criticism is that Brian rarely gets to articulate his vast knowledge of the only team that matters in professonal baseball, the New York Mets, but I gotta beleive that he will find a venue someday.

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
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1
1
0

Great cast

By superbeetle333 - Jul 27 2017
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While irregular and infrequent, each episode is great. The hosts have great chemistry and the content is always entertaining.

Highly entertaining and diverse podcast.

By @inkyscholar - Jun 24 2017
Read more
Top 8 Magic is one of the longest running podcasts that features Magic the Gathering. Why do I say it "features Magic the Gathering," because while the podcast claims to center on Magic the Gathering the topics discussed range from comics to basketball to television to popular culture. Most episodes include easter eggs that provide insight into life in New York City such as "motorcycle guy," "pidgeon pants," buskers in and around Washington Square Park, random NYU students who recognize Brian and Mike (Roman Fusco is not a random NYU student for the purposes of this podcast), and elderly New Yorkers who tell the podcast team to get off thier lawns. My only real criticism is that Brian rarely gets to articulate his vast knowledge of the only team that matters in professonal baseball, the New York Mets, but I gotta beleive that he will find a venue someday.

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Rank #1: #478 - On the Horizons

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BDM and Mike Flores are back together, a little less noisy, and going over all of the White, Blue, Black, Red, and Green cards from Modern Horizons previewed so far, that aren't slivers!

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May 30 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #2: Top 8 Magic #479 - The eternity of the Internet

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BDM has returned from Canada, and he and Mike Flores get together to discuss Brian's Preprerelease first picks, more Modern Horizons cards that Mike is excited to try in Modern, and what they're watching (that isn't basketball).

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Jun 05 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: Top 8 Magic #468 - Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee

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 Top 8 Magic presents: Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee. aka Glorious Night of Soil's Betrayal

BDM was supposed to spend the day working on multiple deadlines but a man has to eat, right? Fellow curmudgeon Jon Becker was in the area and they went to a diner for eggs, burnt potatoes, bottomless coffee and absolutely no cheesecake.At some point they realize they are in a pilot episode for Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee. Topics ranged across many lanes:

  • Why Becker loves Orzhov so much
  • Why you should block with your Sauroform Hybrid (which is...)
  • Why Brian wishes he could splash black in Simic
  • Ruminations on diners
  • Reminiscences about comic book stores
  • Shortcut names for new cards
  • Money draft culture aka "Late night" drafting
  • Becker's love for Ill-Gotten Inheritance
  • What to call Ethereal Absolution and getting to Glorious Night of Soil's Betrayal in real time.
  • John Wick, Hotel Artemis, and Atomic Blonde
  • Basketball
  • Other things

If you like Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee you should let BDM know on Twitter at @Top8Games and if you think you would be a suitable guest for a future installment be sure to send him your CV* for consideration.

*Curmudgeonum Vitae

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #4: Top 8 Magic #451 – Hours and Hours of Devastation: Blue

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In this second instalment of Hours and Hours of Devastation, Mike and BDM cover the Blue and Multi-coloured cards.

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Jul 13 2017

54mins

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Rank #5: Top 8 Magic #455 – Julian Returns!

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Julian Levin returns to Top 8 Magic this week after an adventure to Grand Prix DC with Matt Ferrando.

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Sep 06 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #6: Top 8 Magic – Ixalan Review: White

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MichaelJ and GreedyM weather the weather to start their epic Ixalan review with the White cards!

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Sep 21 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #7: Top 8 Magic #470 - The Return to Waverly and Gay

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Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the their old haunt of Waverly & Gay, ghosts and all, to discuss the best burger in New York, Modern bannings, War of the Spark, and more. 

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Mar 13 2019

45mins

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Rank #8: Top 8 Magic #471 - The 64.5th Best Player in the World

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Brian David-Marshall is back in NYC after competing in the Mythic Invitational, so he and Mike meet to talk:

  • the Mythic Invitational and the best-of-1 format
  • Mike shares the absolute worst deck he's ever played
  • 2/3 is about War of the Spark spoilers!
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Apr 03 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: Top 8 Magic #469 - Not a Blue Ravnica Allegiance review

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 Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of basketball, Mythic Championship Cleveland, Magic coverage, and everything but the Ravnica Allegiance Blue cards. 

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Mar 05 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Top 8 Magic #474 - Commence the Endgame!

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SPOILERS ALERT!!

Note to Listener: If you have not watched Avengers Endgame or the Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones... when BDM says “stop listening” at the half hour mark of the podcast you should really, really, REALLY stop listening and skip over the remaining hour or so of the recording. If you are not sure when to stop just immediately fling your headphones away when BDM says... COMMENCE THE ENDGAME!

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May 01 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: Top 8 Magic #472 - Turret Ogre Has Reach!

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Mike and BDM get together at Brookfield to hash out their Game of Thrones death pools, War of the Spark preview cards, and the key piece of prerelease advice you that will win you games.

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Apr 17 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: #477 - Breaking vases since 1999: a talk with Zvi Mowshowitz

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BDM is in San Francisco this week, without Mike. But good thing he is, as this gave him the chance to connect and catch up with Pro Tour Hall of Famer and old friend, Zvi Mowshowitz about Magic the Gathering old and new.

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May 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: Group game Magic

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Mike and BDM get together in a mysterious mall to talk the best new cards in Standard, while Brian turns Mike on to a strange new way of playing "group game" Magic.


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May 14 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: #476 - The week that was

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BDM and Mike discuss the Magic events of the past week (as well as some non-Magical ones as well).

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May 17 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #15: Top 8 Magic #473 - Turret Ogre still has reach!

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Mike and BDM get together again a second time this week to discuss comics, more War of the Spark story and preview cards, and once again confirm a key piece of prerelease advice.

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Apr 20 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Top 8 Magic #467 - Ravnica Allegiance review: Red

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Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of Ravnica Allegiance by poring through the Red cards.

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Jan 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: Top 8 Magic #466 - Ravnica Allegiance review: Multicoloured cont., Artifacts, Lands

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Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of Ravnica Allegiance by closing out Multicoloured cards, and then examining the Artifacts and Lands. 

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Jan 30 2019

44mins

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Rank #18: Top 8 Magic #465 - Ravnica Allegiance review: Multicoloured

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Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of Ravnica Allegiance with the Multicoloured cards.

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Jan 22 2019

57mins

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Rank #19: Top 8 Magic #464 - Ravnica Allegiance review: Green

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Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to celebrate nine years of Top 8 Magic, and review the Green cards of Ravnica Allegiance.

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Jan 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: Top 8 Magic #463 – To Whom the beatdown may be concerned

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Mike and Brian wander the West Village for a new episode of Top 8 Magic!

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Jul 20 2018

1hr 12mins

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