205 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.

    ILYM EP 200: Episode 199.5

    ILYM EP 200: Episode 199.5

    I Love You, Mana celebrates its 200th episode (199.5th according to Zach). Here's to 200 more!
    Timestamps:
    (2:00) Jerry Springer/Seinfeld/Stiller*
    (7:18) I'll Grieve You With This - Ep 11 (with Zachary Kagan)
    (10:15) Mike's Instagram grind
    (12:05) Dudesy podcast
    (15:28) Listener Voicemails 
    (19:45) Important Tor Lore Reveal
    (23:04) "Belly, timestamp that"
    (27:10) Uber Chewy's Discord News
    (30:00) Compliment sandwiches 
    (36:00) ILYM's Future
    (40:30) #1 Comedy & Golf Podcast
    (47:00) The 4th Industrial Revolution
    (50:05) We live in a simulation
    (52:58) The Return...
    (56:27) Bicentennial Man (1999)
    (1:11:35) The video
    Editor's Note
    *We were talking about too many Jerrys at once and Belly mixed up Jerry Seinfeld with Jerry Stiller. It is true that Jerry Stiller was supposed to play the Hesh character on The Sopranos. Look it up!!!
    Follow us on Twitch!
    twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv
    twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    ILYM Plugs
    Mike Lester's Comedy Career: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    ILYM Theme: dmoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Short Sierkoting Ep. 1: Kagan’s Broken Promises

    Short Sierkoting Ep. 1: Kagan’s Broken Promises

    Welcome to Short Sierkoting with your host Sierkovitz and special guests Mike Lester and BellyTV. On episode 1 of Short Sierkoting we discuss Zach Kagan’s many broken promises. 
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    ILYM Plugs
    Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    ILYM Theme: dmoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 57 min
    Nothin but Dingers

    Nothin but Dingers

    Hey everyone, Tor had to turn this one over in under 8 hours so this description might be lacking. Zach is on vacation so Tor and Mike talk in the great outdoors. There's some golf wisdom, strategic comedic advice, gnomes, and soothing airplane noise. Trust me its beautiful. The tiny car video is from Cleveland not Atlanta.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Playing with Henry

    Playing with Henry

    Belly gives us his first impressions on the new video game Stray. Tor reveals one of his closest guarded secrets. Then we bring in some experts to help Zach with the political side of EDH. Stick around after the ep for a little extra dash of Zach. Oh and when Tor says filigree sages, he actually meant sen triplets.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    I Love You, Anica Cihla

    I Love You, Anica Cihla

    We welcome Anica Cihla — content & community extraordinaire, Twitch streamer and stand-up comedian — to the program to discuss Magic: The Gathering, Juggalos, and the majesty of Nicolas Cage. We also have Anica play DUNGEON OF THE MAD PODCASTER  but, in a bit of unprecedented ILYM history, Anica brings their own game for us to play (Color identities of Nic Cage characters?) AND a very precious Commander deck for us to review.   
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    Timestamps
    (4:55) Scooby Doo
    (7:48) Zach attempts to do a proper interview
    (13:04) Tor’s delivery story
    (18:16) Wise career advice  
    (20:28) Anica’s stand-up tale
    (28:00) Zach is Anti-Juggalo 
    (29:08) F*****g magnets, how do they work?
    (33:55) National Treasure Playmate
    (37:49) DUNE
    (40:55) AVATAR
    (44:45) Zach tries again to do a proper interview
    (52:40) Card Sommelier 
    (53:30) What is your favorite card & card art?
    (1:03:20) Syntax
    (1:09:00) Book Burning
    (1:20:50) Cold Open: Dungeon of the Mad Podcaster
    (1:23:10) Nicolas Cage
    (1:27:55) Color identities of Nic Cage characters?
    (1:38:00) National Treasure Commander Deck 
    (1:52:20) Deck Tech
    (2:03:45) Proxy or Secret Lair?
    Follow us on Twitch!
    twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv
    twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    ILYM Plugs
    Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    ILYM Theme: dmoon
    ILYM Outro: Neel Ghosh
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Double Bastards 2022 Ft. Sam Ihlenfeldt

    Double Bastards 2022 Ft. Sam Ihlenfeldt

    We welcome Sam Ihlenfedlt (PT XLN Top 8, Former Gold Pro, 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year) back to the program to walk us through a live draft of Double Masters 2022 on MTGO (Magic: The Gathering Online). This ep has something for everyone: the full angelic quartet, 50 minutes of typical ILYM preroll, in-depth MTG analysis, and even a game!
    (3:13) The Full Pid Returns
    (5:45) A New Beginning
    (7:40) Sable OST by Japanese Breakfast 
    (11:45) Geoffrey Asmus Headlining ACME
    (22:37) Beware the microwave
    (27:30) Manifesting Miracles
    (29:50) Card Shark
    (31:30) HardSpace: Shipbreaker
    (32:30) Guitar Hero
    (37:20) Zach Sleepovers
    (40:46) Chewy's Discord Update
    (43:30) Sam's Double Masters
    (45:44) Sarge, Shakespurr & Dotsee
    (50:20) Crack-A-Pack
    (51:20) Sam drafts Double Masters 
    (1:19:20) Tor's Untitled Ape Game 
    (1:31:00) Star Trek & Utopias
    (1:33:35) Milking the IP teat
    (1:41:18) Overview of Sam's limited deck 
    Follow us on Twitch!
    twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv
    twitch.tv/bellytelevision
    ILYM Plugs
    Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana
    ILYM Theme: dmoon
    ILYM Outro: Neel Ghosh
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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).

Frederick the 13th ,

I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU MANA

If you love magic and love having a good time then this is not a podcast to miss! A great show, with fun knowledge and a fun community!

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