Yo! MTG Taps! is a Magic: The Gathering podcast created in 2009 by hosts Joey Pasco and Bigheadjoe Panuska, and joined in 2014 by Stephen Marshall.  We discuss the latest news, spoilers, deck tech and recent tournaments, focusing mostly on Standard, Modern, and Legacy. We were sponsored by StarCityGames.com from 2010 until 2012, and are currently sponsored by LegitMTG.com. Follow us on Twitter @yomtgtaps.


About the hosts:

photo by Dave Kratz

Joey Pasco has been playing MTG since January 1995. Around May 1995 he taught bigheadjoe how to play, and a bond created by a mutual love for Nirvana was strengthened. They began Yo! MTG Taps! after deciding that a name that good couldn’t just sit on the shelf of unrealized ideas. At Michael J. Flores’ insistence, they decided to take the show seriously, and were picked up by StarCityGames.com as a result. This led to a short stint for bhj, and a long tenure for Joey, on SCGLive, providing coverage for the Starcitygames.com Open Series, and Joey even has a vote for the Pro Tour Hall of Fame. All because they shared a passion for this crazy game, and a friendship that created an undeniable chemistry on their podcast. Joey is currently taking a break from the game and the podcast to get his grown man on, and bigheadjoe is so proud of him for doing so. (although he definitely looks forward to Joey’s return to the show!)

For a more detailed account of Joey’s MTG history, check out Introductions, Part II: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blue.


Stephen Marshall began using magic cards to play games that bore no semblance to the official rules of Magic The Gathering sometime in 1994. He then took a brief, two decade break from the game after Ice Age was released, and magic was ruined forever. Stephen is a deck hipster, preferring to play rogue strategies whenever burn is not viable. If there is a new deck putting up results, he was probably playing it before it was cool, and before it was good. He can be found on MTGO under the username moonpi and is available 24/7 for playtesting or vicious trolling.

  Stephen joined the show in 2014.

We use the following software and web tools to create our show:
Audio Hijack Pro
Yo! MTG Taps! featured theme song music and lyrics by Bill “Spruke” Boulden from 2010-2012.

Currently, Yo! MTG Taps! features music by ullnevano and logic marselis

Yo! MTG Taps! business cards/tokens, playmat, and album artwork by Josh “Inkwell Looter” Frankel.

Original Yo! MTG Taps! logo by jme.

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