Behind the Tavern

Hello from the Magic Tavern Presents: Behind the Tavern is a spin-off series. Season one premiered on Stitcher Premium in October 2019.

Behind the Tavern
Behind the Tavern logo
Hosts Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
First episode April 7, 2019
Network Stitcher
Producers Arnie Niekamp
Matt Young
Adal Rifai
Theme music Andy Poland
Logo Allard Laban

In Behind the Tavern, Arnie Niekamp, Adal Rifai (Chunt the Shapeshifter), and Matt Young (Usidore the Blue) delve into the behind the scenes trivia and unique production of the popular podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern. In each episode, they chat with performers and creators from the show to share fascinating tidbits and fun, private moments that led to the creation of this inventive podcast.


Season One

Season one premiered in October 2019 during season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. Episode one was originally aired as a preview in April 2019 during the hiatus between seasons two and three.

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Ryan DiGiorgi" April 7, 2019
The cast of Hello from the Magic Tavern talk about making the first episode of the podcast with producer and editor Ryan DiGiorgi (Craig).
2 "Steve Waltien" October 10, 2019
In this episode, the cast of Magic Tavern talk to the actor who brought Tomblain Belaroth to life.
3 "Brooke Breit and Rush Howell" October 17, 2019
A two-for-one! The cast continues their talk about the earliest episodes with Brooke Breit (Flower) and Rush Howell (Larry Birdman).
4 "Charlie McCrackin" October 24, 2019
In their look back, the cast chats with Charlie McCrackin about Episode 16 which introduces Usidore's frenemy, Spintax.
5 "Shane Wilson" October 31, 2019
Dr. Ward (Episode 59) is a compelling and divisive episode and the cast talks to Shane Wilson (Dr. Ward) about how they pulled it off.
6 "Tim Sniffen, Kate James, and Ryan DiGiorgi" November 7, 2019
The cast leave Foon behind for a while to discuss The Space Bunker with special guests Tim Sniffen, Kate James, and Ryan DiGiorgi.


New episodes began premiering on the Hello From the Magic Tavern Patreon feed under the Fooniverse banner starting in September 2021.

No. in season Title Original air date
- "Behind The Tavern: Road Stories (Season 1)" September 30, 2021
Arnie, Matt, and Adal discuss the earliest live Tavern episodes.
- "Behind The Tavern: Road Stories (Season 1) (Pt 2)" October 28, 2021
Arnie, Matt, and Adal continue their discussion of the earliest live Tavern shows.
- "Behind The Tavern: Ending Season 1, Starting Season 2" February 24, 2022
We discuss episode 100 of Season 1 and transitioning into Season 2.
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