Season 3, Ep 1 – Seaside (w/ Justin McElroy)
Seaside (w/ Justin McElroy)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date July 22, 2019
Episode no. S03E01
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Rodney the Figurehead
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Garrett Schultz
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
Additional music Arne Parrott
Helix Mattress
Illinois Office of Tourism
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“Seaside” is the first episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on July 22, 2019.


A new adventure begins as Arnie, Usidore and Chunt meet a wooden figure come to life in a seaside tavern.


Usidore, Arnie, and Chunt (with Eggy-Baby in tow) arrive at the tavern The Jagged Dagger, in the seaside town of Brinemist in disguise, brandishing a coin that identifies them as members of the secret order The Silent Eye, an organization dedicated to the defeat of the Dark Lord, searching for assistance.

They quickly meet Rodney, a magically animated ships figurehead who assured them of their safety and agrees to be their first guest. He tells the tale of his origin, magical creation, and life at sea.

They soon realize Rodney has only been alive a short time and try to teach him of reading, time-telling, drink, and ethics. They ask Rodney if he can help them book passage on his former ship, the SS Stephanie. He’s initially conflicted as he considers Stephanie his ex, but agrees to try. Usidore gives him a magical cloud, and later fast wooden legs, that increase his mobility, and he has a heartfelt reunion with Stephanie. Having Rodney vouch for them, the trio board.

Space bunker

In the intro/outro the Mysterious Man appears to be broadcasting from Earth, while making a token effort to fake being on the Space Bunker. He is accompanied by a new assistant, Lincoln.

New characters

Additional appearances


No emails this week.


  • Rodney has heard of Usidore by the name of Twoif, as he is known by sea.
  • Chunt claims to be on a mission from the Goddesses, but it’s unclear how literally he means it.

Earth references

  • Paul Revere
  • Pinocchio, ”When You Wish Upon a Star“
  • Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook
  • Moby Dick, Captain Ahab
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • christening a ship
  • Eight Crazy Nights
  • "Red sky at night, sailor delight; red sky at morning; sailor take warning"
  • salt-water taffy
  • Taxi s2e3: “Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey”
  • Vaudeville
  • pyrite
  • Everything Is Alive podcast
  • ”Heartbreak Hotel” - Elvis
  • CrossFit
  • wingman
  • Jerry Maguire
  • podcast app play speed and skip ahead
  • Rodney Dangerfield, “I don’t get no respect,” Back to School
  • “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
  • ”Frère Jacques”
  • Mission to Zyxx podcast
  • Soul Stone - Marvel Universe
  • The Blues Brothers
  • poking the bear

Behind the scenes

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Usidore, Chunt, Arnie, Rodney (in picture)
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