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Top 8 Magic #357 - Walking, Talking, and Jaywalking in Seattle - ManaDeprived.com | ManaDeprived.com
Top 8 Magic #357 – Walking, Talking, and Jaywalking in Seattle
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Brian David-Marshall and guest co-host Marshall Sutcliffe wander the streets of Seattle, and record a podcast! Scars block draft, what it means to play pro Magic, live parking tickets, Theros limited, and of course, basketball.
Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall – @top8games
Limited Resource Marshall Sutcliffe – @Marshall_LR
Absent but not forgotten, Michael J Flores – @fivewithflores
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Director Edgar Wright is in the garage to tell Marc how his lifelong obsession with television and movies of every stripe led him to developing a distinctive style for his movies like Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End. Also, Edgar reveals how his mother’s conspiracy theories about the Freemasons running Edgar’s childhood town spawned the plot of Hot Fuzz. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting by Citrix. Try it free right now using the offer code WTF.