Season 2, Ep 94 – Mothman (w/ Hank Green)
Mothman (w/ Hank Green)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date February 3, 2019
Episode no. S02E94
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Hans Hoffman, Science Mothman
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Tim Joyce
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
Production assistance Garrett Schultz
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"Mothman" is the ninety-fourth episode of season two of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on February 3, 2019.


A mothman flies into the tavern with a challenge for Usidore. Chunt sells some old stuff. Arnie has a striking memory from Earth.


Chunt has set up a yard sale to get rid of various bits clothing he acquired as different animals.

The interview guest is Hans Hoffman the Science Mothman. Hans is strong proponent of Science, which he believes provides a more convincing explanation for the natural world than magic. Usidore disagrees, and two give competing explanations for natural phenomena.

Han also speaks of Mothmen in general, including their life-cycle, and antagonism to bridges.

While they don't come to a consensus, they agree that the other has useful ideas. Usidore asks Hans if he'll help defeat the Dark Lord. Hans believes the best way to defeat the Dark Lord is to deny him attention, leading the trio to resolve to call him the DL instead. Hans also agrees to continue his research and share anything useful he discovers. Usidore funds his research with 1000 chickens, as Mothmen do not use gold and only barter.

Foon sponsor

  • Joe Jeff Finknore of Finknore's Spider Emporium


  • Zach in Denmark is binge listening the podcast, repeatedly, and asks if that is healthy. Usidore thinks not, the other think yes.

Earth references

  • The Mothman Prophecies, collapse of The Silver Bridge
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Criss Angel Mindfreak
  • Mr Clean Magic Eraser
  • Confucius
  • baking soda and vinegar volcano experiment
  • geometry
  • Maker Faire
  • moth balls
  • dropping the mic
  • Tinker Bell
  • Smurfs
  • Mr. Wizard
  • on the DL
  • Chillicothe, Ohio


Usidore uses his Miniscule Lightning spell to charge Arnie's electronics on air for the first time.

Behind the scenes

Mothman (w/ Hank Green)
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Chunt, Usidore, Arnie, Mothman
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