68 episodes

Welcome to Casual Magic, a show about rediscovering the fun parts of Magic the Gathering. We talk about everything from Commander to casual draft formats like Battlebond and Conspiracy to duel decks and precons, all in a non-competitive and joy filled environment. It's not Magic without The Gathering, after all =)

Casual Magic with Shivam Bhatt Shivam Bhatt

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 30 Ratings

Welcome to Casual Magic, a show about rediscovering the fun parts of Magic the Gathering. We talk about everything from Commander to casual draft formats like Battlebond and Conspiracy to duel decks and precons, all in a non-competitive and joy filled environment. It's not Magic without The Gathering, after all =)

    Episode 68 - Playing Red-Blue in commander

    Episode 68 - Playing Red-Blue in commander

    Today I'm joined by YouTuber MagicalHacker as we explore the non-spellslinging side of Red/Blue in commander!

    • 53 min
    Episode 67 - Ash Parrish

    Episode 67 - Ash Parrish

    Today I'm joined by Kotaku's Ash Parrish, as we discuss casual engagement with Magic as well as, uh, Korean dramas. It's a great chat!

    • 48 min
    Episode 66 - Jason Alt and Shandalar

    Episode 66 - Jason Alt and Shandalar

    Today I'm joined by writer and financier Jason Alt to talk about my favorite way to play digital magic, Shandalar, as well as his brand new Commander focused news site.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 65 - Spice8Rack

    Episode 65 - Spice8Rack

    Today I'm joined by the absolutely wonderful Spice8Rack as we discuss community, humanity, and cards.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Commander 21

    Commander 21

    Today I'm joined by WotC designer Corey Bowen to talk through the design of Commander 21 as well as the Kaldheim commander decks. My apologies for the audio quality, as the zoom recording was a little crunky.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 63 - Rhystic Studies

    Episode 63 - Rhystic Studies

    Today I'm joined by my dear friend Sam, aka Rhystic Studies, as we talk about language, art, bread, and the connections we make.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Front all ,

One of the Best!

Shiva has a true love for the game and it shows in every episode. It makes my ride to work a much more pleasant experience and for that I’m grateful. Keep up the great work and thank you for all that you do for the community!

Ira Creasman ,

Good Podcast is Good

Shivam is interesting and knowledgeable and seems like an all-around cool guy. I like the casual, conversation style of the podcast, and I like the wide variety of topics.

HyenaSpotz ,

It isn’t Magic without the Gathering!

I’ve been gone from Magic for about five years and just got back in recently thanks to Commander. I’m all over the place with the game now, building Pioneer decks and trying to find time for FNMs.

Shivam’s podcast reminds me why I love the game though: a great way to pass the time with people I care about. I have gotten my sister into the game and playing with her means a lot. It has been a way to bond with coworkers, and thinking up flavorful decks keeps me from burning out when I try to build more competitive decks for tournaments.

All-in-all, the show is great, and has already had a few wonderful guests who are clearly passionate about the game as a way to unwind or explore the silliness that a complex game like Magic can produce. I eagerly await each new episode to enjoy during my commute!

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