Hello from the Magic Tavern (season 1)
Hello from the Magic Tavern (season 1)
Poster by Kevin Budnik
Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore the Blue
First episode March 9, 2015
Network Earwolf (episode 52 onwards)
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Theme music Andy Poland
Logo Allard Laban

The first season of Hello from the Magic Tavern premiered on March 9, 2015 and concluded on March 13, 2017. It consisted of 106 episodes, including interludes and bonus episodes. As of episode 52, the show began airing on the Earwolf Podcast Network.




See also: List of "Hello From the Magic Tavern" guests


See also: List of "Hello From the Magic Tavern" episodes

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Hello from the Magic Tavern" March 9, 2015
Hi. I’m Arnie. I fell through a portal behind a Burger King into the magical land of Foon. I’m still trying to get my bearings, but I have my podcasting gear and get a weak WiFi signal from the Burger King so I figured I might as well set up shop at the nearby inn and interview some people. When in Foon…
2 "Tom the Traveler" March 17, 2015
This week, a new guest joins Chunt, Usidore, and I in the Vermilion Minotaur: A common, dirty traveler named Tom. I’m hoping to hear what life outside of Hogface is like from someone who has traveled across Foon.
3 "Flower" March 23, 2015
This week a talking flower named Flower will join Chunt, Usidore and I. She looks really sweet. I think we’ll be good friends.
4 "The FML" March 30, 2015
This week I meet Larry Birdman, who is something of a celebrity in Foon. He is the commissioner of the Foon Mittens League, whatever that is. I hope he’s nicer than Flower.
5 "Foon’s Greatest Swordsman" April 6, 2015
Wow! The greatest swordsman in all of Foon is going to be at the Vermilion Minotaur today and I get to interview him! I can’t wait to hear all about his adventures. First the commissioner of the Foon Mittens League and now Jak Vorpal! I’m basically the Ryan Seacrest of Foon.
6 "The Vermilion Minotaur" April 13, 2015
After spending so much time in the Vermilion Minotaur, I finally got its owner and proprietor, Otok Barleyfoot, to be a guest on the podcast. Chunt will be there too. Usidore is already pretty drunk so I’m not sure what to expect from him.
7 "Princess Trachea-Aurelia Belaroth" April 20, 2015
I get to meet my first real princess on the podcast this week. The name “Belaroth” sounds familiar.
8 "Pimbly Nimblebottom" April 27, 2015
I’m told that Pimbly Nimblebottom is an imp. Finally, a real magical guest!
9 "Goblins" May 4, 2015
Now that the Vermilion Minotaur allows goblins on Sundays, I can have a few on the podcast. I still don’t really know the difference between goblins and orcs. Is it horns? I’ll find out today!
10 "Homesick" 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.
11 "The Eunuch" May 18, 2015
I found out why there are so many purple banners in town. The Chief Eunuch of Belaroth is visiting Hogsface… and he’s here to see me!
12 "Krom the Barbarian" May 23, 2015
Krom the Barbarian is going to be my guest this week. He is… a big guy.
13 "Boys’ Night" June 1, 2015
Instead of a whole guest and interview and all that, Chunt, Usidore and I are just gonna hang out and chat tonight. Boys’ Night!
14 "Music of Foon" June 9, 2015
Two traveling bards are passing through Hogsface and I am going to try to convince them to be on the podcast and play some music.
15 "Transdimensional Deliveryman" June 15, 2015
Boys’ night was so much fun I didn’t book a guest for this episode either, but one showed up anyway. More importantly, he can travel between dimensions. Maybe he can help me get home.
16 "Spintax the Green" June 22, 2015
I finally get to meet the famous wizard Spintax the Green! Maybe I should have told Usidore he was coming…
17 "D’athaniel Quen’yarvin" June 29, 2015
This week I meet an Elven archer! Elvish archer? He’s an elf.
18 "Blemish" July 6, 2015
Blemish, the creepy guy who works at the Vermilion Minotaur and brings us spiced potatoes is going to be our guest this week.
19 "The Namer" July 13, 2015
Merlinda Flimpery is a Namer. She gives things names. That’s a thing in Foon.
20 "The Wedding Planner" July 21, 2015
This week I meet one of the best wedding planners in Foon…assuming you’re not a tree.
21 "No Arnie" July 27, 2015
Hi! It’s Chunt. I’m the host now because Arnie ran off to find Sarah in the woods. It will probably be a better show without him.
22 "Sarah" August 3, 2015
She’s here! Somehow my wife, Sarah, is in Foon. I’ve been chasing her through McShingleshane forest for the last two weeks, but now she’s here!
23 "Soul Walker" August 10, 2015
I thought we’d finally do an Earth Stuff episode, but an unexpected guest showed up. I still think Blemish might be creepier, though.
24 "The Plan" August 17, 2015
Ever since Usidore said The Dark Lord’s name, things have been getting a little too real. We’re still cleaning Soul Walker off of the Vermilion Minotaur’s floor. We need a plan to deal with all of this stuff. We also need Spintax the Green. He’s my guest this week.
25 "Eagles" August 24, 2015
With Spintax taking care of things, we can get back to our regular podcast routine and have some normal guests on the show — that is, if you can consider two gigantic eagles normal guests.
26 "Hunger Ghost" September 1, 2015
I didn’t see him at first — probably because he’s a ghost, but Chunt’s dad is sitting at our table. I’m so excited to learn more about where Chunt came from.
27 "Not Dead (Live from Jangleheart Circus)" September 8, 2015
Wow. The Vermilion Minotaur is really crowded tonight. Are they here to see… us? Our old friends Spants and Glenn Miller are back to sing some songs for us and Usidore’s robes and hat seem unusually uncomfortable.
28 "Forever Girl" September 14, 2015
This week I meet a little girl who will live forever! I think? I’m not super clear on the rules, but Chunt and Usidore are excited about it.
29 "The Scholar (Live from XOXO 2015)" September 21, 2015
Feeling kinda down on my wedding anniversary. Hopefully chatting with a Scholar from the Great Halls Of Terr’Akkas will cheer me up.
30 "The Midwife" September 28, 2015
I’m starting to get the sense that Chunt might not actually like me at all. Maybe we’ll patch things up this week while we interview a magical midwife. I have so many questions about midwifery on Foon.
31 "Bridge Troll" October 6, 2015
This week we test our riddle-solving skills against an actual bridge troll. Hope he doesn’t eat us!
32 "Offices & Bosses" October 12, 2015
There’s this guy who’s always in The Vermilion Minotaur playing some kind of game with his friends. This week he’ll come on the podcast and explain how it works.
33 "Spurt the Elder" October 19, 2015
Our guest this week is the greatest poet in all of Foon: Spurt the Elder. But apparently there’s another Spurt too? I don’t know. Foon is confusing.
34 "Chunt for Red October" October 26, 2015
The Chunt for Red October is finally here! What better way to celebrate than to interview a pair of vampires in need. At least I think they’re in need.
35 "Earth Stuff" November 2, 2015
Earth. Stuff.
36 "Low Battery" November 9, 2015
Sorry, everyone. I’ve been having some computer trouble. I hope we make it through this episode okay because we have an awesome guest. Fingers crossed!
37 "Tannakin the Pinglet" November 16, 2015
I was trying to teach Usidore the Earth phrase “when pigs fly.” One thing lead to another and I met this week’s guest.
38 "Letters" November 23, 2015
We’ve been getting so many emails lately, I decided to do an all letters episode. Letters night!
39 "Can the Wizard" November 30, 2015
Chunt here! Arnie’s hung over so I’m hosting the podcast this week. Usidore’s wizard-friend Can is drinking at the Vermilion Minotaur today. Maybe he’ll chat with us.
40 "Chu Chu’s Chow" December 7, 2015
We venture out of the Vermilion Minotaur for a meal at Chu Chu’s Chow! Not sure what they serve, but it’s got to beat spiced potatoes.
41 "Skeleton" December 14, 2015
I learn about dungeons from an actual dungeon-guarding skeleton. Nice guy!
42 "Winter Solstice" December 21, 2015
There’s a chill in the air and in Foon that could mean literally anything. But this time it means Winter Solstice! Glenn Miller and Spants join us for gift giving and traditional Solstice carols.
"Winter Solstice Bonus" December 28, 2015
Happy Winter Solstice everyone! The regular show will be back next week.
43 "Sharks" January 4, 2016
This week I meet two Sharks, but only one of them is a literal shark. I mean I GET IT, but it still seems more confusing than it needs to be.
44 "Arnor the Warrior" January 11, 2016
We’re joined by Arnor, the greatest warrior in all of Foon! People have been comparing us a lot since our names are so similar. I bet he’ll get a kick out of that.
45 "The First Jew of Foon" January 18, 2016
I’ve always wondered how Judaism exists on both Earth and Foon. This week’s guest has the answer!
46 "Assassin" January 25, 2016
No guest this week. Looks like another Boys Ni–wait, who’s this guy at our table?
47 "Otok’s Quest" February 1, 2016
Finally someone in Foon is going on an actual quest. It’s not Usidore. It’s Otok Barleyfoot, off to find his daughter Activia.
48 "DQ Returns" February 8, 2016
I’m going to try to keep Blemish in line while we chat with our old pal D’athaniel Quen’yarvin. Maybe I’ll say his name right this time.
49 "Princess Phillipa" February 15, 2016
There’s another princess at the Vermilion Minotaur! And she seems pretty chatty. Maybe now we’ll get the real story on princess life.
50 "Larry Birdman" February 22, 2016
Larry Birdman is in town for a meeting to have a meeting to form a panel to change some Mittens rules and he stops by the podcast to discuss the Mittens Super Cavalcade Part 1.
51 "Baron Ragoon" February 29, 2016
This week I meet my first Foonish baron. Also my first baron!
52 "One Year" March 7, 2016
It’s my one-year anniversary in Foon and I’m going to spend it with my goon companions, Chunt and Usidore. Boys’ Night!
53 "Tom the Nominee" March 14, 2016
Last we heard from Tomblain Belaroth, his role as Danlet earned him a nomination for a Tosser Award. Now he’s back to tell us all about his experience on the Red Carpet.
54 "Witch" March 21, 2016
What’s a polite word for hag?
55 "Homunculus" March 28, 2016
I always thought it was weird how Usidore saves his bodily fluids. This week I learn why. It’s still weird.
56 "Dungeon Guard" April 4, 2016
This week I meet a dungeon guard named Chad. Seems nice!
57 "Dreamclimber" April 11, 2016
Meet Thretta Dreamclimber. She doesn’t get many breaks from her job of climbing into peoples dreams, but she’s spending one of them with us!
58 "Keeper of the Doom Horn" April 18, 2016
We chat with Melchoir, The Keeper of the Doom Horn that Blows at World’s End. Really hoping he doesn’t blow it.
59 "Dr. Ward" April 25, 2016
This week, we’re visited by clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Ward. I can’t wait to learn about doctors in Foon!
60 "Confidential Courier" May 2, 2016
This week we talk to Jimminent Turlybirther, the Confidential Courier. What’s he couriering? We’ll see if he’ll confide.
61 "Sheriff" May 9, 2016
Is there a new sheriff in town? No, she’s had this job for a while. But she’s new to me: this week I talk to Gianessa Relkorus, the first female Sheriff of Hogsface.
62 "The Healer (Live from PAX East 2016)" May 16, 2016
A healer has come to Hogsface. Maybe he can help Chunt with that curse.
63 "The Singing Sword" May 23, 2016
Jak Vorpal, Foon’s Greatest Swordsman, returns with his weapon/companion The Singing Sword. They have…an interesting dynamic.
64 "Jamillious the Mauve" May 30, 2016
I meet Foon’s current Mauve Wizard who is also Foon’s first black wizard.
65 "Dancer" June 6, 2016
We all need some cheering up in these dark times. Hopefully this dancer can do it.
66 "The Curse" June 13, 2016
It feels like this may be it… our last chance to save Chunt.
67 "Ooze" June 20, 2016
I stepped on some ooze in the dungeon and then became friends with it…him…them?
68 "The Princess and the Eunuch" June 27, 2016
Princess Trachea Aurealia Belaroth is back to talk about her path to the throne and who might help her make it happen.
69 "Halfling Bards" July 4, 2016
As a special treat for Chunt, I’ve paid for Foon’s biggest band to make an appearance.
70 "Goblin Queen" July 11, 2016
It’s goblin day at the Minotaur again and we’re joined by the Goblin Queen herself! She’s very approachable!
71 "Two Headed Conjoined Fairy Princess (Live from Stage 773 in Chicago)" July 18, 2016
The tavern is extra busy, and we have a tiny flying guest with two heads.
72 "Last of the Singled Out Folk" July 25, 2016
I’m not entirely sure, but I think my next guest is in a cult.
73 "Chunt's Night (Live from Stage 773 in Chicago)" August 1, 2016
The weekly variety show hosted by Chunt, the King of the Badgers, at the Vermilion Minotaur.
74 "Letters and Packages" August 8, 2016
Time to catch up on our many letters and packages.
75 "Make-Up Artist" August 15, 2016
An ambitious young make-up artist from the Unmarked Territories is ready to join Usidore’s quest.
76 "Pandenomicon" August 22, 2016
I found these resonance stones in Spintax’s old hat.
77 "The Baron and the Frog" August 29, 2016
This week I’m excited to meet Foon’s first Unicorn dentist.
78 "The Bandit King (Live from the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago)" September 5, 2016
The tavern is busy, and the Bandit King is here!
79 "Real Estate Agent" September 12, 2016
You should never cross a dragon, a wizard, a flower, or my next guest…
80 "Inta and Nerf" September 19, 2016
It’s Sunday in the tavern so let’s talk to two of our old goblin friends.
"INTERLUDE - Mirror World" September 26, 2016
Checking in with the evil alternate Foon, where Arnie is evil, Chunt is evil and Usidore is evil.
81 "Siren" October 3, 2016
Let this week’s episode be a song that draws you in. You’ll be okay.
82 "Chunt for Red October 2: Clear and Present Badger" October 10, 2016
It’s time again for Chunt’s annual blood drive for local vampires. Usidore is unusually excited.
83 "Tree" October 17, 2016
We need some cheering up so we’re having Pizza Skull sit-in as a temporary co-host. Also, our guest is a talking tree.
84 "Memory Gremlin" October 24, 2016
We’re still testing out new co-hosts, so I invited the Memory Gremlin to join us and help us remember an old friend.
85 "Unicorn" October 31, 2016
We have something extra magical in the tavern this week, a unicorn named Windsprinkle.
86 "Overworked Fairy" November 7, 2016
This week we learn what life is like for the fairy-folk.
87 "Missing Fathers (Live from Now Hear This)" November 14, 2016
The tavern is very busy. Let’s talk to the Pandenomicon, a sentient vapor… and maybe someone else.
88 "Dragonborn" November 21, 2016
This week I interview a lizard guy who’s here to fix up the tavern.
89 "Jyn’Leeviyah the Red (w/ Felicia Day)" November 28, 2016
At long last, we get to meet the object of Usidore’s wizardly affections.
90 "Dwarf (w/ Jon Gabrus)" December 5, 2016
Let’s have a few drinks and talk about the adventures of the dwarf, Lager Brewerhead.
91 "Magic Turkey (w/ Scott Adsit, Live from the Chicago Podcast Festival)" December 12, 2016
It seems like a good time of year to interview a magical turkey.
92 "Resonance Stone" December 19, 2016
You know, it’s been a long time since checked in with Otok, Flower and Krom. How is their quest going?
92.1 "Winter Solstice Bonus 2016" December 26, 2016
A new song and a big announcement you’re going to want to hear. The regular show will be back next week.
93 "Goblin General" January 2, 2017
Seems like about time to check back in with the goblins and see how their plan to rise up and take over all of Foon is going.
94 "Sarah for Real" January 9, 2017
My name is Sarah Maher. And I’m trapped in the magical land of Foon. But I’m continuing this podcast with Chunt and Usidore.
95 "Tom the Spy" January 16, 2017
Prince Tomblain has infiltrated Shrike to spy on the Baron and Dark Lord. It’s time to hear what he’s learned.
96 "Mic Test" January 23, 2017
Testing out mobile recording for the show. Let’s… get out of the tavern…
97 "Kobold" January 30, 2017
Time to stock up on supplies for our quest. And we’ve met a kobold who’s selling stuff.
98 "King of the Badger" February 6, 2017
I do want to talk about badger stuff.
99 "Push Ups (w/ Michael Hitchcock and Erin Whitehead live from San Francisco Sketchfest)" February 13, 2017
We’re leaving on our quest in one week. But first… we talk to a butterfly and a reverse mermaid.
100 "Usidore's Quest" February 20, 2017
Let’s talk to Usidore’s fellowship of heroes before we set off on our journey to defeat the Dark Lord.

Post-Season 1 Bonus Episodes

No. in season Title Original air date
100A "INTERLUDE - Chicago" February 27, 2017
This week on WKRH, guest host Sarah Maher discusses her paranormal disappearance and cross stitching.
100B "INTERLUDE - Cowboy World" March 6, 2017
Hello from the Dusty Saloon! Let’s check in with the town of Hogswood.
100C "INTERLUDE - Scenes from Foon" March 13, 2017
The Mysterious Man and Craig listen in on Arnor the Warrior, Axelrod the Real Estate Agent, Princess Belaroth the Play Producer and more.
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