Season 1, Ep 10 - Homesick
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date May 11, 2015
Episode no. S01E10
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Evan Jacover
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
Production assistance Garrett Schultz
Field Notes via The Chicago Podcast Cooperative
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"Homesick" is the tenth episode of season one of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on May 11, 2015.


"I just want to apologize in advance. I couldn’t find a guest for this episode and, frankly, I’m feeling pretty homesick."


One of the more bizarre episodes. It begins like any other, with Arnie introducing Usidore and Chunt, but Arnie is unhappy — missing his home and his family — so he ends the episode and goes up to his room not long after the podcast starts.

The rest of the episode follows the Mysterious Man, who we normally only hear at the beginning and end of each episode. He has recently hired an intern named Tricia to work in his Space Bunker. It's unclear what they do there, but they seem to have some involvement in the connection between worlds such as Earth and Foon. He explains that one of his jobs is to try to convince everyone listening that nothing they are hearing is real. Instead, the podcast is just a made-up fiction performed by actors.

The Mysterious Man confronts Tricia over the death of another intern applicant, Lucy. We also learn that Tricia may have adjusted a knob in the Purple Room that may result in a "type-4 cataclysmic event."

The Mysterious Man and Tricia visit the break room, during which we hear an incoming distress call from a man named Kern.

Tricia finally admits to the Mysterious Man that she killed Lucy, and the Mysterious Man reveals he knew of her crime all along. Finally, Tricia notices a red light that has been flashing for a long time. That means that Arnie and his podcast have finished early. The flustered Mysterious Man, realizing that audio from the bunker has been broadcast instead, rushes to salvage the end of the episode, assuring listeners that none of it is real.

After he signs off another even more mysterious voice breaks in to say that everything we have heard on Hello from the Magic Tavern is, in fact, real.

Earth references


  • Although the flustered episode-ending credit read does not include who edited the episode, Ryan DiGiorgi believes it was Evan Jacover.
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