I’ve been gone from Magic for about five years and just got back in recently thanks to Commander. I’m all over the place with the game now, building Pioneer decks and trying to find time for FNMs.
Shivam’s podcast reminds me why I love the game though: a great way to pass the time with people I care about. I have gotten my sister into the game and playing with her means a lot. It has been a way to bond with coworkers, and thinking up flavorful decks keeps me from burning out when I try to build more competitive decks for tournaments.
All-in-all, the show is great, and has already had a few wonderful guests who are clearly passionate about the game as a way to unwind or explore the silliness that a complex game like Magic can produce. I eagerly await each new episode to enjoy during my commute!