281 episodes

Mike Lester, Zach Kagan, Tor Uggen, and Micah (aka Belly) are four pals with varying degrees of experience in stand up comedy and fantasy card games. In I Love You Mana, they discuss Magic: The Gathering and its surrounding culture in a manner accessible to almost anyone, with a level of accuracy that will leave pedants with plenty to correct them on.

I Love You, Mana Mike Lester, Tor Uggen, Zach Kagan

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Mike Lester, Zach Kagan, Tor Uggen, and Micah (aka Belly) are four pals with varying degrees of experience in stand up comedy and fantasy card games. In I Love You Mana, they discuss Magic: The Gathering and its surrounding culture in a manner accessible to almost anyone, with a level of accuracy that will leave pedants with plenty to correct them on.

    Violent Outburst

    Violent Outburst

    Tor, Belly, Zach, AND Nina talk The X-Files, Tor's coworker, Zach's Modern tournament in Denver, and, anomalously, Magic: The Gathering.
    Please subscribe to our Youtube channel!
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Pope Fiction Ft. Moiz Hasan

    Pope Fiction Ft. Moiz Hasan

    The lads talk to comedian Moiz Hasan about KeyForge, papal history, and Rick and Morty.
    Please subscribe to our Youtube channel!
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Brazilian Timberwolves

    Brazilian Timberwolves

    The lads discuss important topics such as Brazilian Minnesota Timberwolves fan accounts AND Chef Andre.

    Editor's Note: This is a "from the vault" episode that we recorded awhile back and for some reason never posted. We've been saving it for a rainy day (i.e. Zach and Tor both had their birthdays recently and we're tired). Zach added an annex sit-down with his life partner at the end.
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Starflight Hummer

    Starflight Hummer

    We discuss Tor's recent ailments and sit in on telehealth appointment with him and Mike's dad, Dr. Joe Lester.
    Please subscribe to our Youtube channel!
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The 2023 Swampies

    The 2023 Swampies

    Tor crowns the prettiest basic swamp of 2023.
    Please subscribe to our Youtube channel!
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Fish Tunnels

    Fish Tunnels

    Tor and Micah reunite after the new year to discuss a detestable and loathsome grab sack of media consumption. Zach, Aaron, and Mike show up 40 minutes later to discuss the tunnels. 
    Please subscribe to our Youtube channel!
    Support us on Patreon!
    ILYM Plugs:
    Mike Lester: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Zach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakagan
    Tor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/toruggen
    Micah's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    Micah's YT: https://www.youtube.com/@bellytelevision
    Voicemail Deliverer: https://www.youtube.com/@chewysComedyClub
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

elifromminnesota ,

#ManaPamper4Lyfe

This pid is my absolute favorite. I started listening when City Pages recommended this “fever dream” of a show, and throughout the pandemic gradually came to understand what these lads are all about. I barely play Magic at all, but listening to this show feels like I’m back at a middle school sleepover just hanging out and playing with my best buds. I look forward to a new ep every week, and I’ve even made the pilgrimage to Pinos, which every true mana pamper should do. Thanks for all the years of great pid, gentlemen!

Eli

ZaKagan ,

My friend doesn’t have an iPhone

But he really likes this show. In fact he can’t stop talking about what Mike, Zach, Tor, and Belly get up to every week. He doesn’t even mind that the podcast (or “pidcast” as they say for some reason) is barely about magic at all. From what I’ve heard it’s mostly random riffing and inside jokes- but that’s what makes it special.

Also there’s something about ramen and wild rice soup which I don’t really understand from 2nd hand accounts.

In summation, it’s kind of like Scry Me A River but dumber, and even less about magic. And more about soups. 5 stars.

TheBiest ,

What A Pid

Hard to put into words the high praise I have for this podcast. The boys hop on the mics and get down to business, answering your burning questions like: (1) what war crimes from his Army days has Mike’s dad admitted to in what he thought would be a private letter, (b) what’s going on with the cool birds outside of Tor’s house, or (iii) can Zach laugh or otherwise react with emotion without his neighbor’s dog that was gifted to him barking in response?

The Belly rounds out the Core Four, making sure that at least 10%, but no more than 25%, of an episode is about Magic (for more than that, you’ll have to check out the ILYM Presents series), even if it’s just an update on his hunt for the Holy Grail of the perfect Dwarf EDH deck.

With a cold open you can set your watch to and a host of zany improv characters that almost never take things off the rails even slightly, you can count on good riffs, good times, and maybe even an update on everyone’s favorite children’s card game (but to be honest, if you’re really looking for that, join the Discord).

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