Season 3, Ep 8 – Army (w/ John Levenstein and Jenny Owen Youngs)

Army (w/ John Levenstein and Jenny Owen Youngs)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date September 9, 2019
Episode no. S03E08
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests General Johnny and Jenny the Centaur of the Velsmeer Army
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Garrett Schultz
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Army" is the eighth episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on September 9, 2019.


An encounter with a general and a musical centaur could move things in a new military direction.


Arnie, Chunt, and Usidore arrive to the camp of the Velsmirian Army, and present themselves to the General in charge, General Johnny, who is attended by Jenny the Centaur, a bard. Johnny reveals that discipline has collapsed and the troops have reorganized themselves into a loose artist collective, with all 40,000 troops developing their own shows and performances. Johnny is eager to pass control of the army off hoping the trio will succeed as leaders where he has failed.

Ultimately the group decides the best way to inspire confidence in the power hand-off is to humiliate Johnny and run him out of camp.

Jenny sings a songs about enjoying Rainbow Bowls in the face of impending death.

Post Credit Scene

General Johnny continues to run around to display his humiliation to the rest of the army.


  • Kate from Oakland is a teacher who credits HFtMT with maintaining her sanity. The group attempts to aid in her grading efforts, though Johnny suggests the help is unwanted.

New Characters

  • Learner, a teacher
  • Low, who is 3" high

Recurring Characters

  • Faustus Crum (mentioned)

Earth References

  • Warhammer 40K
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Lerner and Loewe
  • Leopold and Loeb
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Sunday In The Park With George - "Finishing the Hat"
  • "I'll Fly Away"
  • RoboCop
  • "Summertime"
  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Miss Saigon
  • Company
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark


  • The Mysterious Man has another podcast he hosts: The Alfalfa Sprout Radio.
  • Chunt spends the majority of this episode in the form of a horse, at the request of Jenny.

Behind the Scenes

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Chunt, Usidore, General Johnny, Jenny the Centaur, Arnie
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