I Am Spintax!: Season 1, Ep 1 - The Podcast!
The Podcast!
I Am Spintax! The Podcast! episode
I Am Spintax! The Podcast!
Air date November 21, 2019
Episode no. Season 1, Ep 1
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Charlie McCrackin as Spintax
Jess McKenna as Jess
Edgar Momplaisir as Salmagundi
Ryan DiGiorgi as Craig
C.J. Tuor as Cpt. Bernard
Producers Matt Young, Kimmie Lucas
Editor Garrett Schultz
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi, Arnie Niekamp, Charlie McCrackin, C.J. Tuor
Theme music Andy Poland
Logo Allard Laban
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"The Podcast!" is the first episode of the I Am Spintax! miniseries. It was originally released on November 21, 2019.


Spintax uses his arcane power to raise the dead (Salmagundi) and compel the living (Off Book's Jess McKenna).


Having succeeded in the mission that led him to Earth, Spintax the Green has resolved to return to the land of Foon. But magic works differently on Earth, presenting some obstacles to his return. He is also indignant that on Earth, Hello From the Magic Tavern is considered to be a fictional podcast, with his own role as that of a side character. Having relocated to Los Angeles shortly after his arrival on Earth, Spintax is broadcasting from the Earwolf studios with the intent of gaining more followers and believers in himself, to increase his power.

He approaches fellow Earwolf podcaster Jess McKenna and magically compels her to be his co-host. At the same time another Jess is created who will continue to live Jess's life while she is in Spintax's service, and who Jess will need to fight if ever they are re-united.

With only the example of Hello From the Magic Tavern to work from, Spintax believes all podcasts should match its format, with three hosts: a Wizard, a Earth Human, and a "Beast Man". He reveals the body of Salmagundi, a seven and a half foot tall amalgamation of celebrity corpses (which Spintax exhumed from Hollywood cemeteries) with 13 members of Spintax's coyote army included to fill the gaps. After some discussion Spintax animates Salmagundi, who initially believes himself to be the celebrities he is composed of.

Spintax gives Jess five questions to center Salmagundi:

  • What is your true name?
  • How did you come to be?
  • What is your domain?
  • What purpose do you serve?
  • What burden do you carry?

He then reveals these same questions will be used to distill the true essence of their guests in the coming weeks. Since all the "magic" on Earth is belief-based, Spintax intends to seek out creatures powered by belief and consume their essence. Between this power, and the belief of others he hopes to gain by increasing his profile with the podcast, Spintax believes he can open a portal back to Foon.

Space bunker

Craig and PV348 have made their way into the Space Bunker but it's dark and quiet. Craig suggests that PV3 turns on his flashlight function so that they can get to the command deck and put the power back on — PV3 is offended that Craig thinks all robots have flashlight eyes. Craig is still picking up readings of about a hundred corpses, but that's not the weirdest thing he's seen in the Space Bunker. Before the transmission begins, strange noises can be heard in the distance.

Craig discovers that there has been extensive damage to almost every subsystem but he manages to get auxiliary power going. PV3 points at something in surprise, but Craig informs him that he won't look at it until after he has read the credits. Once that's complete, Craig realises that this isn't good ol' Space Bunker Zeta, it's Space Bunker Epsilon. He brings up the last log entry to find out what happened.

This is Captain Leonard Bernard of Space Bunker Epsilon and this is likely to be my final transmission. It's been three weeks since the eggs hatched; nearly the entire crew is dead. Our distress call to the High Command has gone unanswered. I'm shutting down the main power grid to prevent the creatures from accessing the upper decks. In one hour, I'll lead a small cadre of survivors on our final assault. If I don't make it, whatever you do, don't engage auxiliary power. I repeat, do not engage auxiliary power. May Space God have mercy on our souls.

Craig is shocked: the bunkers are supposed to have crews? No wonder he was always overworked. He think it sounds like the crew ate some bad eggs. Once again, we hear the mysterious noise somewhere in the bunker.


  • This episode of I Am Spintax! was released free on the main Hello From the Magic Tavern feed as part of the week-long Five Years in Foon anniversary event. That release featured a new introduction by Craig, who was revisiting the episode due to a case of Time Flu.

Behind the scenes

The Podcast! (from Earwolf Website)
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(from left to right) Jess, Salmagundi, Spintax
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