176 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 • 32 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.

    I Love You, Herby

    I Love You, Herby

    We welcome professional esports athlete and streamer extraordinaire Herby (@lvl99HERBY) to chop it up on the pid and play DUNGEON OF THE MAD PODCASTER. 
    Plugs:
    Herby's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lvl99herby Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester ILYM Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ ILYM Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 ILYM IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ ILYM Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Intro Music: DustyMoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly
     
     

    • 1 hr 39 min
    MTG STONKS pt.III | 2021 Year-in-review & 2022 Forecasting

    MTG STONKS pt.III | 2021 Year-in-review & 2022 Forecasting

    The illustrious STONKS series returns for it's 3rd entry into the ILYM-extended universe. We welcome back friend of the show and cardboard day trader Uber_Chewy to give us a retrospective on 2021 MTG finance and help us forecast for 2022. This time Chewy brings his good friend, Mr. Nived, along for the ride. Uber_Chewy and Mr. Nived are both beloved members of the ILYM community and you can catch them playing Spelltable commander on weekends in our discord.
    Yearly Winners 2021: Top Winners and Losers
    Official STONK Specs (You can roast us for these in 2 years):
    Prismatic Ending Delina, Wild Mage MH2 Fetchlands Strixhaven Mystical Archive Japanese Variant Kaldheim Legendaries Showcase Variant Phyrexian Tribal Sopranos Secret Lair (10x copies) AFR Class Cards
    STONK pt.III Lessons:
    Patience, patience, patience Foil multiplier factor Recognize upcoming mechanics/synergies and buy related cards before the market catches up Plugs:
    Mike Lester's Upcoming Shows: https://linktr.ee/Justmikelester Uber_Chewy's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn7Z96SpsrY ILYM Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ ILYM Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The 2021 Swampies // 2022 Vision Boarding

    The 2021 Swampies // 2022 Vision Boarding

    We crown the 2021 Swampies to the prettiest basic swamp of 2021 and we vision board for ILYM's 2022.
    Timestamps :
    (14:47) 2022 Vision boarding
    (39:38) The prettiest swamp of 2021
    (1:05:40) Favorite set of 2021
    Other Plugs:
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Intro Music: DustyMoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly
     

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ricky Ramen's Holiday Clip Show

    Ricky Ramen's Holiday Clip Show

    Ricky Ramen saves Christmas with a Holiday Clipmas Show (featuring memorable moments from the last year of ILYM)!
    Clips (in order of appearance):
    When we tried Ricky Ramen’s Ramen-Flavored Seltzer - “The Guy Who Said He Did It and got Caught”, Ep. 119
    When Joe Lester fought Nazis - “March Magic Megasode”, Ep. 131
    Friend of the show, Sierkovitz - “I Love You, Sierkovitz”, Ep. 155
    Friend of the show, Dmoon - “I Love You, Dmoon”, Ep. 165
    Tor’s work story - “Butterbar”, Ep. 130 
    Friend of the show, Joe Lester - “I Love You, Sierkovitz”, Ep. 155
    When Nobles upset Elves  “March Magic Megasode”, Ep. 131
    Friend of the show, J.R.R. Tolkein - “High Fantasy”, Ep. 145
    Zach’s cringe story - “Gripes”, Ep. 142
    Zach’s MTG Las Vegas trip  from Earth 69W+!E
    Friend of the show, Aaron Isaacs - “Full Strixhaven Set Review”, Ep. 133
    When we adventured into the Orbsah Campus - “Adventures into the Orbsah Campus | Back to School RPG (pt.1)”, Ep. 153
    Friend of the show, Wulfgar of Icewind Dale - “AFR Companions of the Hall Lore Grades”, Ep. 146
    When Mark Rosewater killed Ricky Ramen - “The Death of Ricky Ramen”, Ep. 147
    Zach’s poop story (not featured but Zach was angered by its omission) - “What is ‘Phyrexian Delver’ (Invasion)?”, Ep. 148
    Other Plugs:
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Intro Music: DustyMoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Baneposting

    Baneposting

    It would be extremely painful…
    Timestamps:
    (0:12) Preroll
    (12:04) We debrief Mike’s comedy album recording (releasing spring 2022)
    (33:47) Zach tells a “brief” Magic: The Gathering story
    (41:47) Baneposting
    (48:10) A Brand New Segment - The Red Mage’s Cheaters Den, Week 1
    (59:48) Tor plays Poppy Playtime
    (1:05:05) We play Five-Drop or Zombie?!
    (1:12:35) We play Five-Drop or Gandhi?!
    (1:16:14) We play Crop-Top or Zombie?!
    Editor's Note: Apologies for Zach’s audio quality. He has a nice recording mic but for some reason decided to sit 6 feet away from it during the recording (even after I suggested moving closer).
    Other Plugs:
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Intro Music: DustyMoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Extinction Event

    Extinction Event

    We discuss the changing value proposition of Magic, The Gathering as evidenced by the proliferation of Secret Lair product and the rise of serialized cards. The topic of this episode is heavily inspired by and also credited to Rudy from Alpha Investments* and these two videos:
    A new Era is coming.  Magic The Gathering Acceptance. Timestamps:
    Preroll (0:30) Uber Chewy's Discord Update (9:39) Cold Open (29:33) Mike reaches Hoggy Nirvana (1:04:36) Tobi Henke's article, "Thanks, I Hate It: The Acorn Controversy" is referenced at some point  * - Editors Note: incase it's not abundantly clear in the ep, we here at ILYM Other Plugs:
    Discord: https://discord.gg/VeVs3g2 IG: https://www.instagram.com/Iloveyoumana/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ILoveYouMana Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/iloveyoumana/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iloveyoumanatv Intro Music: DustyMoon
    Editing: Micah/Belly

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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