Season 2, Ep 88 – Mittens and Literature
Mittens and Literature
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date December 2, 2018
Episode no. S02E88
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Larry Birdman
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Chris Rathjen
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
Production assistance Garrett Schultz
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"Mittens and Literature" is the eighty-eighth episode of season two of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on December 2, 2018.


Larry Birdman stops by with updates on the Hogsface mittens stadium and what he’s currently reading.


Arnie is still inhabiting the persona of Carnival Wilson, Trickster God, dedicated to returning to earth and reuniting his family whatever the cost. Chunt is deeply uncomfortable with the change but Usidore is excited for an ally as dedicated and devious as himself.

The guest is Foon Mittens commissioner Larry Birdman. Larry’s long struggle to reform Mittens rules has ended largely in failure. The 700 point bird rule is still in effect, though minor changes to pitch size and frittata prep standards have passed.

Instead Larry is promoting both his Third E for Bert E videos, and the new stadium being built in Hogsface for the Mittens 10th Anniversary Round Table Round Robin Circular Superstationwagon. The huge stadium will be a boon for the town, though not as large a one as it might have been. The contract for the stadium came down to two bidders, Lord and Lady Superhoot, who planned to funnel 100% of the proceeds to charity and the town; and Mysterious Anonymous, who won and will be keeping the proceeds for the Mysterious Anonymous Foundation.

The trio mentions their book club book, Pride & Prejudice, and Larry shares his current read, Bride of Prejudice, the second prequel in the new Judice series.

Larry hopes Arnie will be able to check out a Mittens game when the stadium is complete.


  • Mackenzie A is looking for help naming a puppy. There are many suggestions.
  • Sarah (not that Sarah) writes in pointing to suggest Usidore use the magical apple Traach assessed a few weeks ago to transport Usidore’s obsidian arm to the center of the Void. She was not alone. The trio agrees that might have worked, had Usidore not swapped arms with Sarah in the recent dimensional swapping.
  • Jeremy writes in offer to game the podcasts rankings, which leads Larry to share his experience of competing against Dick Wizardry when he was using Performance Enhancing Drugs.


  • Momo has been sending the boys nudes again1
  • Arnie mentions the leprechaun that stole his wedding ring2

Earth references

  • sick days
  • "MMMBop" - Hanson
  • Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGirl
  • In-N-Out Burger, Animal Sauce
  • Pinocchio
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • ESPN's 30 for 30
  • Audible
  • "If you build it, they will come" from Field of Dreams
  • NFL's Salute to Service
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Bob Barker
  • labia
  • Rush Howell
  • Nipsey Russell
  • Dirty John podcast
  • performance-enhancing drugs

Behind the scenes

Season 2, Ep 88 – Mittens and Literature
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Chunt, Usidore, Arnie, Larry Birdman
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