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Think Twice is a weekly Magic: the Gathering podcast hosted by Ali Aintrazi, Justin Parnell, & Stephen Green that looks at a variety of topics from dual and occasionally opposing points of view. Ali, Justin and Stephen primarily discuss the world revolving around Magic, but touch on movies, music, other games, general pop culture, and personal musings.
 
A podcast focused around the online game, "Hex Shards of Fate." Come join in and get the latest news, the best decks, thoughts on cards, and ideas on new decks. You'll get all this with fun banter in between! Hosted by Ali Aintrazi and Varranis
 
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The Midnight Hunt train keeps rolling with previews, both new cards and awesome reprints. Then Jon and Justin head to the theater to watch the newest entry in the MCU, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."00:15 - The Week That Was10:30 - Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Previews Part 21:07:23 - Movie Review: "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring…
 
The Midnight Hunt is on with our third return to the plane of Innistrad! Jon and Justin just watched the big reveal for Magic's newest set, and go over their favorite cards and mechanics in this first look. Then the guys head to Netflix for a more... aged comic book movie, "The Losers."00:15 - The Week That Was13:15 - Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Previ…
 
It has arrived! Stephen had a chance to play with Justin's brand new 540 card Cube, and tell all of his favorite decks to draft and what this session brought forth. Then the guys check out the first season of Disney+'s acclaimed MCU show, "Loki."00:15 - The Week That Was11:46 - Cube Performance Testing53:08 - Disney+ Review: "Loki S1"1:25:57 - The …
 
Even though Jumpstart: Historic Horizons got delayed, Jon and Justin still have thoughts on the rollout, best new cards, and most fun additions to Historic! Then the guys head over to HBO Max to check out the DCCCU's latest (and greatest?), "The Suicide Squad."00:15 - The Week That Was15:33 - Jumpstart Historic Horizons1:02:06 - HBOMax Review: "The…
 
Think Twice turns another page in it's book as producer Jon Choi steps in front of the mic to begin his journey as new cohost of the podcast, and the guys immediately jump in to their joint favorite format in magic, Cube draft! Then Justin steps out of his comfort zone as they head to Netflix to watch a summer love anime, "Words Bubble Up Like Soda…
 
The wait is over as Stephen and Justin finally talk 5 Top 5s for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, with all of the Dungeons, Dragons, and flavor texts you can handle. Then the guys finally catch 2012's subtitled, action phenomenon, "The Raid: Redemption."00:15 - The Week That Was11:14 - 5 Top 5s: AFR Edition1:04:30 - Movie Review: "THE RAID: REDE…
 
Stephen and Justin have had a chance to play with the new Adventure in the Forgotten Realms Commander Decks, and go through the highs and lows of each one. Then the guys welcome everyone to THE JAM with HBO Max's "Space Jam: A New Legacy."00:15 - The Week That Was10:40 - AFC Card Review59:20 - HBOMax Review: "Space Jam: A New Legacy"1:37:21 - The W…
 
In Ali Aintrazi's final episode of Think Twice, the inaugural cohost reviews the MCU's return to cinema with "Black Widow" before answering questions posed by listeners and recalling some of his favorite moments in his four years on the podcast.00:15 - The Week That Was20:34 - Disney+ Review: "Black Widow"54:33 - Ali's Goodbye (for Now)!1:27:04 - T…
 
Ali and Justin have played Arena's "Mirror, Mirror" event, and boy do they have a lot of thoughts on Magic's first attempt at live game balancing. Then the guys check out Season 2 of the Netflix animated anthology series, "Love, Death + Robots."00:15 - The Week That Was24:48 - Mirror Mirror Event & Card Design50:53 - Netflix Review: "Love, Death, a…
 
In a rare treat, Ali, Stephen and Justin join forces for an Episode 200 special where they tell stories of how they all met, their favorite moments, and much more. And finally, the three head to the Land of the Dead to cover "Coco," on Disney+.00:15 - The Week That Was29:40 - Behind the Scenes of Think Twice1:11:26 - Disney+ Review: "Coco"1:48:48 -…
 
Modern Horizons 2 has Stephen's Modern juices flowing, and he wants to share all of his juices with everyone this week and he dives back into Magic's most popular 60 card format. Then the guys finally venture over to Amazon Prime to talk about the critically acclaimed animated series, "Invincible."00:15 - The Week That Was11:08 - Getting Back into …
 
Stephen returns to the pod fresh off of opening tons of Modern Horizons 2 packs strictly to research 5 Top 5s for today's oversized episode. Come listen to Stephen and Justin talk about all of the best cards from Magic's newest all-star set!00:15 - The Week That Was11:47 - 5 Top 5s: Modern Horizon 21:45:31 - The Wrap Up…
 
While living in the in between time with Modern Horizons 2 being released digitally but not yet in paper, Ali gives into temptation and talks about all of the cards he wants to brew around on Magic Online with Modern's newest set. Then the guys head to the movies for the first time in fifteen months(!) to check out the horror-thriller, "A Quiet Pla…
 
Ali is still venturing abroad in London, and tells us stories about his trip before diving in to all of his brews with the new toys in Historic Anthology V on MTG Arena. Then the guys head to Netflix to check out the animated family adventure, "The Mitchells vs. The Machines."00:15 - The Week That Was18:20 - Historic Anthologies V52:08 - Netflix Mo…
 
With Modern Horizons 2 on the... horizon... variants for Magic are all the rage, and Stephen let's out some of his on the subject. Then the guys say viva Las Vegas to Zach Snyder's new Netflix zombie heist(!), "Army of the Dead."00:15 - The Week That Was10:03 - Card Variants in Magic52:22 - Netflix Movie Review: "Army of the Dead"1:33:30 - The Wrap…
 
Stephen and Justin have put a ton of drafts into Strixhaven limited! What did they find out, and what can you take away for future limited formats? Then the guys step through a turnstile to review Christopher Nolan's 2020 film on HBO Max, "Tenet."00:15 - The Week That Was14:27 - Strixhaven Limited Lessons1:08:06 - HBOMax Movie Review: "TENET"1:54:3…
 
Arena's newest entry to it's Historic format is here alongside Strixhaven, the Mystical Archive. Does it scratch the itch of a big impact that previous Historic Anthology entries have failed to? Then the guys head to Outworld to find out if HBO Max's "Mortal Kombat" is everything it promises to be.00:15 - The Week That Was14:04 - Impact of the Myst…
 
5 Top 5s returns, just in time for Strixhaven! We even have a special guest that we can't seem get to leave. Then we just back over to Disney+ for the second return this year to the MCU with "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."00:15 - The Week That Was12:46 - 5 Top 5s Strixhaven Edition1:13:17 - Disney+ TV Review: "The Falcon & The Winter Soldier"1…
 
Strixhaven provides a ton of Commander goodies, and Stephen and Justin go over all of their favorites. Then, in a twist of Stephen not suggesting a movie, the guys head to Netflix to experience Nic Cage's "Jiu Jitsu" (actual jiu jitsu not included).00:15 - The Week That Was8:28 - Strixhaven Picks for Commander1:10:56 - Netflix Movie Review: "Jiu Ji…
 
Stephen and Justin have played with all of the Commander 2021 Preconstructed decks, and talk about all the next decks and their favorite cards! Then, the long-awaited "Godzilla vs. Kong" finally hit HBO Max- does it live up to the hype?00:15 - The Week That Was14:12 - Commander 2021 Review1:17:41 - HBO Max Movie Review: "Godzilla vs Kong"1:53:13 - …
 
Ali and Justin have just arrived on campus, and share some thoughts about the look and feel of Strixhaven. Then, it's been over a year in the making but Magic's first MMO (or ARPG?) has arrived in Magic: Legends, and the guys have put in dozens of hours just to tell you what they think.00:15 - The Week That Was12:21 - Strixhaven, By Flavor35:16 - G…
 
Filmed directly before Magic's big Strixhaven reveal, Stephen and Justin make the most outlandish and ridiculous predictions they can about Magic's newest venture. How many did they get right? And in a Think Twice first, the guys review a (non-Magic) science fiction novel, James S. A. Corey's "Leviathan Wakes."00:15 - The Week That Was12:00 - Wild …
 
Stephen and Justin take a trip down memory lane to hit every corner of Time Spiral Remastered - best and worst picks, what this means for the future of Remastered sets, and of course the Timeshifted slot. Then the guys head over to Netflix and try not to fume over "I Care A Lot."00:15 - The Week That Was10:59 - Time Spiral Remastered Review1:13:50 …
 
The fourth Historic Anthology has been released, and Ali and Justin find more than meets the eye as they review all 25 cards included. Then the wait is finally over as the MCU returns with Disney+'s "WandaVision."Pickles: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sam-s-Choice-Hot-Spicy-Maple-Bourbon-Fresh-Pack-Pickle-Chips-24-fl-oz/54802264 00:15 - The Week That …
 
Ali and Justin have been putting in tons of time with Historic since the well timed death of Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. What are the most fun decks, what cards need more love, and what should we be hoping for in Historic Anthology IV? Then the guys head over to Disney+ to talk the latest and greatest in Pixar Animation, "Soul."00:15 - The Week T…
 
Stephen and Justin are caught up in the fancy card craze as they each design five of their favorite cards in exactly the style and frame they want. Then they head to Netflix to catch South Korea's first space blockbuster, "Space Sweepers."00:15 - The Week That Was13:49 - Cards That Need Special Printings47:27 - Netflix Review: Space Sweepers1:28:47…
 
Stephen and Justin have had time to check out all of the preconstructed Commander decks for the last year, and break them all down by price, value, design and more, while looking ahead to what Strixhaven may offer. Then the guys head to HBO Max to determine if "The Little Things" will indeed get you caught.00:15 - The Week That Was11:46 - CMDR Prec…
 
Stephen and Justin check out some severely underplayed cards in Commander and try to make a case for why they should be making it as a part of your 99 more often. Then. Stephen "demanded" Justin watch Netflix's new action flick, "Outside the Wire."00:15 - The Week That Was17:14 - Underplayed Commander Cards1:04:35 - Netflix Review: "Outside the Wir…
 
Stephen suits up just in time to see Kaldheim in all it's glory, and gives his first impressions for Commander. Then the guys finally make their way to the last two episode of the second season of Disney+'s "The Mandolorian."00:15 - The Week That Was08:12 - Kaldheim Commander Review1:09:30 - Show Review: "The Mandolorian" S2E7-81:38:01 - Question o…
 
Kaldheim is here-ish, and Ali and Justin give their first impressions of cards that caught their eye, all of the themes, mechanics, and flavor tidbits. Then the guys head to their home cinemas to catch DC's latest superhero flick on HBO Max, "Wonder Woman 84."00:15 - The Week That Was14:03 - Kaldheim Previews So Far1:00:45 - Movie Review: "Wonder W…
 
Stephen and Justin spend this episode waxing nostalgia and got back to their Magic playing childhood and relive what their experiences from the early 2000's. Then the guys each pick three movies from earlier in life they could relive for the first time.00:15 - The Week That Was10:37 - Magic in 20021:05:58 - Top 3 Movies Wish To Watch 1st Time1:46:2…
 
We've had one full year of Secret Lairs for Magic, so what do Stephen and Justin think about where we are with them now? Then the guys break down episodes 4-6 of Disney+'s "The Mandolorian."00:15 - The Week That Was10:10 - Secret Lair Year 1: A Year In Review1:11:45 - Disney+ Show Review: "The Mandalorian" S2E4-61:51:23 - Question of the Week…
 
Ali and Justin have noticed the downward trend of the amount of Magic content being consumed, and try to identify why and what would fix it. Then Ali gets Justin to watch Pixar's "Inside Out" for the first time.00:15 - The Week That Was11:18 - Twitch Viewership in Magic47:13 - Disney+ Movie Review: "Inside Out"1:25:23 - Question of the Week…
 
Ali is back and ready to talk Historic on Arena- best decks, what should change, and why innovation seems stifled. Then Justin gets Ali to watch 1994's beloved "The Shawshank Redemption" for the first time.00:15 - The Week That Was11:31 - Kaladesh Remastered in Historic54:27 - Movie Review: The Shawshank Redemption1:25:23 - Question of the Week…
 
Even though Commander Legends just release, Stephen and Justin remain unsatisfied and go down the laundry list of things they would like to see in the format. Then the guys venture over to Disney+ to check out the first three episodes of the second season of "The Mandalorian."00:15 - The Week That Was9:51 - What We Want in Commander Next49:13 - Dis…
 
Ali returns from his long trip to London to regale us his tale, and catch up on where Standard has gone in the wake of recent bannings. Then the guys compare notes for the entirety of Season 2 of Amazon Prime's, "The Boys."00:15 - The Week That Was20:16 - The NEW NEW Standard54:53 - Amazon TV Series: The Boys S21:29:08 - Question of the Week…
 
Producer Jon Choi steps from behind the shadows into the cohost chair to talk with Justin about Commander Cubes, Commander Legends limited, and early favorites from Magic's newest set. Then the guys head to Netflix just in time for Halloween with South Korea's newest (and timeliest) zombie flick, "#Alive."00:15 - The Week That Was10:38 - Commander …
 
With Ali overseas and Stephen on the mend, Justin had to go to the top of the Mythic ranks on Arena and grab the Master of Midrange, John Roberts II, aka JDoubleR2. In this special episode, John talks about his everything he keeps in mind when he's making his way to the Mythic ranks on Arena. Then the guys talk about music that means a lot to them,…
 
You won't believe what Stephen has to say about the future of paper Magic, and Justin's argument against him! The guys watch another new Netflix movie, "The Devil All the Time"- is this Stephen's favorite movie of all time?00:15 - The Week That Was14:43 - Paper Magic Moving Forward47:20 - Netflix Movie Review: "The Devil All The Time"1:20:50 - Ques…
 
Stephen returns just in time to talk all things Commander for Zendikar Rising - MDFCs, best new Legends, and future format staples. Then the guys head to Dinsey+ to watch 2015's "Fantastic Four" in an effort to get their superhero fix.00:15 - The Week That Was24:05 - Zendikar Rising for Commander1:09:41 - Movie Review: "Fantastic Four (2015)"1:45:3…
 
Parallel Lives is a podcast where host Justin Parnell explores the non-Magic hobbies and passions of some of Magic's favorite personalities. In this episode of Parallel Lives, Justin talks with streamer and CoolStuffInc columnist Jim Davis about his journey with local music and radio.Follow Jim at: www.twitter.com/JimDavisMTGSee more of Jim's conte…
 
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