50 episodes

Commander Crunch is the project of Sam (@passthejamsam) & Al (@CheshirePlays), celebrating and discussing everything about the most creative and wild format of Magic the Gathering, Commander. Join us weekly for deep dives into EDH culture, news, deck techs and reviews, plus a side serving of discussion into our latest tastes in entertainment and pop-culture.

Commander Crunch Sam Watson and Al Caynes

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Commander Crunch is the project of Sam (@passthejamsam) & Al (@CheshirePlays), celebrating and discussing everything about the most creative and wild format of Magic the Gathering, Commander. Join us weekly for deep dives into EDH culture, news, deck techs and reviews, plus a side serving of discussion into our latest tastes in entertainment and pop-culture.

    Episode 50 - The Magic of Art, with Vorthos Mike

    Episode 50 - The Magic of Art, with Vorthos Mike

    Welcome back for some new year Crunch! Super excited to be back for another year of magical delights and awesome guests. We're joined this week by Vorthos Mike to chat about the role of flavour and expression in magic, his role curating magic art shows, and some musings about what Secret Lairs we'd make if we could. Enjoy!


    You can find Vorthos Mike at:
    Twitter
    Cool Stuff Inc


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Episode 49 - Appreciating the details, with Cole from Uncommon Commander

    Episode 49 - Appreciating the details, with Cole from Uncommon Commander

    Greetings legends! We're back again this week for a lofty guest feature with another nice Canadian, it's Cole from the Uncommon Commander podcast! We hang out to chat through his journey in content creation, finding a niche with brewing and appreciating more alternative commander choices, and a good run through of the Crimson Vow previews to date. All that plus Cole's epic guest profile, including nerding out about Megaman, the Tales series, Divinity 2, and Blue Stahli. Enjoy!


    You can find Cole, and the Uncommon Commander podcast at:
    Twitter
    Listen on Anchor


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    This Podcast is sponsored by PureMTGO.com as well as Josh & Pat's MTG Bazaar


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 3 hrs 16 min
    Episode 48 – Sportsmanship in EDH, with The King of Engineers

    Episode 48 – Sportsmanship in EDH, with The King of Engineers

    Greetings Brekky' mates, it's been a hot minute! We return from a few weeks break for a cracking guest episode joined this week by someone who's miraculously in our own timezone here in Melbourne! It's our great friend, creater of things, and cultivator of gratitude in EDH, Rodrigo aka The King of Engineers! We dive into the barrage of recent Secret Lairs, including the wins and the controversies, plus the importance of understanding in EDH and day-to-day with perspectives on life on the spectrum. All that plus a dive into Rod's influences, including great chats on Inscryption, Nier Automata, and Disco Elysium. Enjoy!


    You can find Rodrigo, The King of Engineers at:
    Twitter


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    This Podcast is sponsored by PureMTGO.com as well as Josh & Pat's MTG Bazaar


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 2 hrs 59 min
    Episode 47 – Commander is Comedic, with Rachel Weeks

    Episode 47 – Commander is Comedic, with Rachel Weeks

    We're joined this week by Co host of Commander Sphere, Designer for CFB, Comedian, and Member of the Commander Advisory Group, it's the wonderful Rachel Weeks! We hang out to chat about the RC and CAGs effect on the game and community, finding the right language to find mutual understanding in commander, wacky deckbuilding, drowning your neighbours in The Sims, and some excellent comedy recommendations. All that and so much more in this mega chat, enjoy!


    You can find Rachel at:
    Linktree


    You can find The Commander Sphere Podcast at:
    Patreon
    Twitter


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    This Podcast is sponsored by PureMTGO.com as well as Josh & Pat's MTG Bazaar


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Episode 46 – Pure Magic Memories with Charlotte Sable

    Episode 46 – Pure Magic Memories with Charlotte Sable

    Howdy cereal denizons! This week we had the priviledge to hang out with the great Charlotte Sable, Level 3 Magic judge, Commanders Herald writer and member of the Commander Advisory Group, to chat about the recent banlist updates, some favorite cards from Innistrad Midnight Hunt, Charlotte's journey with Magic, judging and the CAG, fun magic memories, and a whole lot of nerding out with ancillary topics. Enjoy!


    You can find Charlotte at:
    Twitter
    Commanders Herald


    Plus, discussed on the show:
    Charlotte's Goblin Tribal masterpiece


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    This Podcast is sponsored by PureMTGO.com as well as Josh & Pat's MTG Bazaar


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Episode 45 – Keeping it real; the Chris von Doom Diaries

    Episode 45 – Keeping it real; the Chris von Doom Diaries

    Howdy Breakfast Friends! We're back again this week with another ripper guest feature, this time with commander community voice Chris von Doom to hang out and chat all things magic and life. We delve into our relationships with the game and product fatigue and how to keep it healthy, plus some discussions on the importance of social connection in our game. We also induldge many a side track to chat about the New York Knicks, Hopes for the MCU, evocative horror cinema, great music influences and so much more. It's a wild one, enjoy!


    You can find Chris Von Doom at:
    Twitter


    Send us feedback, questions, pictures of Cephalids to cmdrcrunchpodcast@gmail.com, we'd love to hear from you.


    Follow us on twitter at: @cmdr_crunch
    Sam is at @passthejamsam
    Chesh is at @CheshirePlays


    You can find the Commander Crunch crew with MTG Lexicon late each second friday night (PT) for our wild fun talk show, Lexicrunch: Thunder from Down Under, come hang out!
    Twitch - MTG Lexicon


    Chesh's Youtube content, including Deck Techs and Commander: The Distancing Series can be found here


    This Podcast is sponsored by PureMTGO.com as well as Josh & Pat's MTG Bazaar


    Intro Music by our very own DJ Cheshy Chesh, purveyor of the tastiest beats.

    • 3 hrs 5 min

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