Brainstorm Brewery
By Brainstorm Brewery
About this podcast
Marcel White, Corbin Hosler, Ryan Bushard, and Jason Alt bring more than 20 combined years of Magic: The Gathering financial experience and tournament play to pricing, brewing, and speculating within the game.

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Episodes (Total: 217)
July 21, 2017 · 00:56:12
This week the cast discusses the current state of standard, including deck diversity, cheap deck option, and sneaking Gideon into sideboards.  The power of suggestion drives Corbin to custard, and Jason briefly disappears from the cast.   Listener emails cover Pucatrade and consumer confidence.  DJ reviews some coming changes to the patreon, including chances to … Continue reading »
July 14, 2017 · 01:13:07
After several weeks of new and returning guests, the show return to its regular lineup of hosts and DJ.   With a lull before the new set drops, a ton of knowledge is shared as the cast hits breaking bulk, pick of the week and clears a swath of listener emails.  Topics include how to track … Continue reading »
July 7, 2017 · 01:39:10
Today we are joined by Phil DeLuca of the Commanderin’ podcast for the Hour of Devastation set review. Since this set looks to be much spicier in Commander than Standard, we invited Phil on to share his perspective. Also, DJ tells perhaps the worst joke in BSB history. Douglas Johnson is our guest (@Rose0fthorns) Phil … Continue reading »
June 30, 2017 · 01:16:35
Ryan and Marcel return to the cast to discuss old times and recent events in Vegas.   Discussions include detailed analysis of DJ’s remote desert wedding, Brainstorm Nursery updates, vending a five-day GP, and the Magic movie that may or may not be made.   Pick of the week looks at commander specs.  Finally, Marcel gives Corbin … Continue reading »
June 24, 2017 · 01:12:51
The cast returns from their Vegas adventures with personal tales of finance, giant sandcastles, remote desert weddings, and trips to (un)fine dining establishments.  DJ explains how to find bargains at large events.  New standard spoilers lead to discussions of potential EDH specs.  Join the cast for breaking bulk, pick of the week, Mighty Duck movie … Continue reading »
June 16, 2017 · 01:08:49
As the group prepares to head west, they discuss the state of standard and the pitfalls of standards bans.   DJ calls for a common to be banned.   Breaking bulk covers more EDH infect and lifegain cards.   DJ gives a breakdown in the changes to TCG’s fee structure and listing practices, and how it might impact … Continue reading »
June 9, 2017 · 01:03:30
With Vegas only a week away, the cast gets hyped for the grand return and discusses their Vegas plans.   Standard discussion covers potential shakeups from bannings and Hour of Devastation; this draws the usual ire from DJ. Breaking Bulk runs a wide range from casual core set rares to intro deck picks.   Pick … Continue reading »
June 2, 2017 · 01:21:06
Corbin returns to share the dangers of basketball crossovers.   Jason discusses the logistics of mailing large quantities of pint glasses and naming your child after a planeswalker.   DJ shares news about a career change.   Also, the cast answers your emails about craigslist, long-term collection management, and what to do with your Japanese Dragon’s Maze … Continue reading »
May 29, 2017
Don’t call it a comeback, because that would imply we had something good in the first place. As a nobody in the MTG game, life moves on in fantastic ways that appear quite boring. Thus is life. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD It’s back, the show you’ve probably heard of but never had the chance to … Continue reading »
May 26, 2017
This week at our listener’s request we delve deep into the land of Magic Online and how Magic Next might impact the environment.    Nathaniel Buckley-Wright of Cardhorder fame joins us to share his insights into the evolving MTGO economy, how to trade card spikes, and some lower risk ways to speculate.   Corbin could not join … Continue reading »
May 19, 2017 · 01:04:33
Corbin is tired from PT Amonkhet and Jason hijacks the start of the cast.   The evolving standard meta and best moment in player interviews are discussed. Someone gives Doug an excuse to talk about Pokemon.  Breaking bulk covers odd tokens and old core sets.  Jason talks about which EDH decks Amonkhet cards are influencing. Douglas … Continue reading »
May 12, 2017 · 01:06:17
This week, Jason talks through the offering a bulk rate for all of a store’s unwanted cards.  Find out how Doug is going to process 600,000 bulk cards over the summer.  Listener emails cover card alters, invocation pulls and sealed Modern Masters boxes. Douglas Johnson is our guest (@Rose0fthorns) Breaking Bulk Listener Emails Pick of … Continue reading »
May 5, 2017 · 01:11:26
Corbin made top 8 at an event, and receives the expected amount of recognition from his cast-mates.  The cast debates the nature of potential future bans.  The most recent SCG standard results are discussed, and DJ convinces the Corbin of the power of paper pauper to impact card prices.  Welcome to this week at the … Continue reading »
April 28, 2017 · 01:19:48
This week we check in on the cast’s prerelease experience, and hear which cast member is least helpful in their stores whenever they vend.   Jason shares some second-level thoughts on what will be good in EDH in light of Protean’s hulk unbanning.  DJ gets two shots at breaking bulk.   Like everyone else, we were blown … Continue reading »
April 21, 2017 · 01:42:25
Today we are incredibly lucky to be joined by Brian Braun-Duin for our Amonkhet set review.   Brian shares his insight into which cards are poised to have a large first weekend, and which ones are traps.   Join us for a look at the important cards in the set. Douglas Johnson is our second-most special guest … Continue reading »
April 14, 2017 · 01:12:19
This week we wander through a wide range of topics as listener email covers a variety of topics, including the best way to trade up at GPs, how Jason got screwed out of full-art Mutavaults, and which cast member has more pro-points.  Somehow Corbin works in football player Mark Sanchez and the butt-fumble.  Breaking bulk … Continue reading »
April 7, 2017 · 01:07:59
It is an odd week.  Two-thirds of the cast are holding children. Doug is on a different computer and as such can’t get to listener emails.  We podcasted while it was light outside.  Discussion moves through topics as wide ranging as Amonkhet spoilers, the League of Legends online community, damage on the stack, and the … Continue reading »
March 31, 2017 · 01:06:48
This week the cast discusses card grading in general and Doug shares his experience getting his Lotus graded.   Jason played vintage and tows the thin line between proxies and counterfeits.   Corbin tries to cheat at breaking bulk, and some aggressive listener mail is read.    Also, early news from Amonkhet set is covered. Douglas Johnson is … Continue reading »
March 24, 2017 · 01:04:12
A week into the release of MM3, we hear how Corbin had a crazy draft pool and threw away important cards.  The cast’s impression of the new set is discussed, as well as the price trajectory of sealed product.  Also, Corbin defends flat-earthers.   Join us for this week’s Brainstorm Brewery. Douglas Johnson is here and … Continue reading »
March 17, 2017 · 00:57:12
As a “thank-you’ to our many new Patreon patrons, we read listener email.  We read questions less than a 12 hours old before moving all the way back questions from last fall; listen and see if we got to yours! Douglas Johnson is here (@Rose0fthorns) Corbin is back We read emails Support our Patreon! Need … Continue reading »