The Masters of Modern

The Masters of Modern

Published by: Collected Company
247 Episodes | First Released: Sep 11 '14 | 🇺🇸
Your weekly insight into Modern, a competitive Magic: the Gathering format, with hosts Alex Kessler and Glenn Jones. We break down all different aspects of the format from deck archetypes to new releases and predictions!
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redteerex
Oct 5
Rating:   2
Questionable if these guys actually play modern

2/3 hosts almost certainly do not play modern. Maybe Marshall does since alotta times he’s the only one that has a clue about cards or synergies. It’s definitely not a passion project. Prep clearly isn’t there, chemistry is medium at best. Been going downhill for a good while. Feels genuinely that modern is the last format these dudes play, and they’re trapped doing a podcast on the format since that’s what they started on.

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OwnzaurusRex
Sep 30
Rating:   6
Love the cast, except for Alex

The two main gripes I have are all the self-promotions/ads and Alex being condescending and annoying. If all of his “insights” into modern were always correct than he’d be too busy top eighting GP’s instead of hosting.

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drshepenlov
Sep 26
Rating:   10
Good banter and ideas

Love the banter between all the host and they bring up interesting ideas, jank ( Myr Superion will work at some point!!) and meta approved. Keep up the good work!

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WuddupDen
Sep 25
Rating:   4
Shouldn’t be called masters of modern

This show has turned into a A LOT of ads. They also go off topic quite often and don’t seem to keep up with the modern format very religiously. Michael is the best person on this podcast, he offers up very relevant information and actual good ideas. TLDR: if you don’t mind ads and aren’t trying to be super competitive in MTG, this is an interesting podcast but misleading.

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DragoonZero
Sep 24
Rating:   2
Unsubscribing do to constant self-promotion

Consistently 10%-15% of the total run time is devoted to the hosts pushing their Twitter, YouTube, patreon, partners, and canned ads that interrupt the content in mid-sentence. Content, once they get to it, is not super well informed, but usually engaging.I’ve been a subscriber for some time now and the hosts have always devoted too much time to shilling themselves and their partners, but the uptick over the last several months, the addition of advertising, and now live promotion of paid YouTube comments just broke me. I know this is a hustle, but there are better ways.

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Sshearoger
Sep 9
Rating:   8
Ads

Great show, don’t mind the ads, but do mind that they interrupt the show in the middle of someone’s sentence.

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Talkingpatronus
Aug 30
Rating:   2
Entertaining show, pretty bad at modern

I feel like more and more as I get better at magic that the hosts don’t really play much modern at all; most of their opinions and thoughts aren’t really backed by much, and they don’t really offer any good reasons for them. In fact I’m afraid newer players will heed their advice about what decks are good, when really it doesn’t feel like they know at all what they’re talking about.

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Starfall240
Aug 26
Rating:   10
Great Show

Super useful and definitely helped my game and after a couple weeks not playing modern it definitely helps to know the current modern meta!

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Emlkay
Aug 15
Rating:   4
Good show

Show is good. But not a fan of the recent increase in random advertisements that occur during the show.

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MalazCusser
Jul 25
Rating:   4
Love this podcast

If I hear anything about Superior Burning Coco or Myr Superion, I turn this crap off immediately. Listen to Arena Decklists podcast’s modern episodes for actual competitive discussion.

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idovalina
Jul 17
Rating:   8
Love the show but...

Great show love the content but the volume is very inconsistent. My headphones are maxed out and I still have trouble listening to certain portions and then someone’s mic will be fine and rupture my ear drums.

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SipeFam
Jul 10
Rating:   6
Great but needs an editor

Really enjoy the content but the podcast ends in the middle of sentences. There are cuts that repeat the same sentences see 11:20 left in the live show they repeat entire points twice. Would be a five if there editor was any good.

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JeskaiMage
Jun 27
Rating:   8
JeskaiMage

Your set reviews are too long! We want more other content!

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dough_shack
Jun 19
Rating:   2
Not Worth Your Time

Really sub par magic podcast. You would need to borrow someone else’s hands to keep count of all the incorrect statements that are made in any given episode. This is not for anyone who wants to improve at magic or be competitive in any way.

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Zelnar225
May 19
Rating:   6
Way too many adds

The first episode I listened to started with 8 minutes of straight adds.

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redteerex
May 15
Rating:   6
Kinda nice still

Been listening for a few years. I kinda think quality has gone down tbh. It feels like the hosts mostly talk about modern without really playing it themselves. The enthusiasm is definitely there when doing “shoutouts” or talking about patreon. Obviously I’m in the minority since the podcast is super highly rated but I think this is still good enough to keep listening to on the road.

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s2ktrojan
Apr 11
Rating:   10
Good actual modern discussion

I like that this is just (mostly) modern content. So much standard content out there I like that this cast is focused and actually good content.

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Hagen Kirk
Apr 10
Rating:   10
Best Modern Podcast Around

Been listening to these guys for a couple years now and they are the best dedicated Modern MTG podcast, bar none. I liked them so much that I volunteered my data collection I was already doing for my personal use to give them a more regular, collected data point of Modern info weekly. Great guys and their podcast has spawned a huge FB group too. Pretty crazy. Check it out!

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Leto_87
Apr 10
Rating:   10
Gideons- me likey

great podcast, listened to almost every episode, and Alex ranting about kytheon and how he became gideon like 10 times!!!

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Elevatorsout
Apr 5
Rating:   8
Gideons

I am just posting, because these guys said I can win a contest if I do! But how do they know how to contact me when I win?

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