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The Control Freak Podcast is a weekly Magic the Gathering podcast devoted to all things Control in Modern and Pioneer. Host Alex Blackard often has special guests on to help breaks down major tournaments as well as meta-games each week. New episodes are every Sunday night going into Monday at Midnight. Have a listen and make sure to Like, Follow, and Subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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This weeks episode the GP Toronto winning and Death's Shadow expert Michael Rapp joins Alex and they talk all things Control vs Shadow. as well as discuss the bans, Pioneer & Modern 5-0s. Michael also shares some great tips for aspiring Mythic Championship players.
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
 
 
Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
 
Follow Michael Rapp on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RappaciousOne
 
Check out Michael's Articles here: https://t.co/8c9oBk2GhZ?amp=1
 
Join Michael's Discord here:https://t.co/sKb24l4hvF?amp=1
 
 
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
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This week's episode Alex has on Team SolitaryPro member Adam Cohen
 
We dig into the NRG Team Tournament that happened over the weekend and the Pioneer PTQs that happened over the weekend.
 
 
 
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
Follow Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamECohen
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex has Logan Woodrum on to talk Magic Fest Columbus, the Online Pioneer PTQ and some Standard UW Control List that Logan has been putting up Monster results with.
 
Follow Logan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeskai2
 
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
 
 
 
 
 
Pioneer UW Control Cardmarket Top 4 Deck: https://twitter.com/LessAlex/status/1198689139081785345?s=20 
 
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex has Jake Stehlik back on to talk SCG Invitational and Potential bannings in Modern and Pioneer!
 
Thanks to Jake Stehlik for coming on the show!!
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
 
SCG Pioneer Top 16:
 
Pioneer Meta Breakdown:
 
SCG Modern Top 16:
 
Modern Meta Breakdown:
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast we play "Fact or Fiction" a game where all the points are made up and the rules don't matter!
 
Thanks to Zach Johnson and Jake Stehlik for coming on the show and debating!!
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  

Follow Zach Johnson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MindfulMTG 

 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
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November 4, 2019

Ep 23 Neo: Revelations

In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex has on SolitaryPro teammate and Spike's Academy Coach Francesco "Neo" Amati! They talk the state of Modern and how poorly UW Control is positioned as well as Pioneer and a Top 8 list of cards you need to consider when building a control deck in Magic's newest competitive format. This is definitely a can't miss episode!
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  

Follow Neo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Spikes_Neo

 

 
 
Modern UWx Control Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/MTGModernUWx/
 
Pioneer UWx Control/Combo Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/PioneerUWxHub/
 
 
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex has on Drake Sasser who recently won SCG Indianapolis with Storm. He's a sponsored player for Team Nova, and is currently 7th in the SCG Season 2 Players race. He gives his take on the current Modern Meta as well as some thoughts on how UW Decks are utilizing Mystic Sanctuary. He also talks about how important it is to not focus on your results when you initially start "grinding" and to trust the process of simply playing well. This is definitely a can't miss episode!
 
If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
 
Follow SolitaryPro on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  

Follow Drake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Viral_Drake

 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
 
 
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex has on Zach Allen who is in 5th place of the SCG Season 2 Players Championship race. and not only is he an excellent Magic player he is an avid Control player and has many thoughts on the current meta game in Modern, where Control should go next and has some awesome tips on how to up your game as Control player. This is definitely a can't miss episode!
 
If you really dig the content and have a few extra bucks and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
 
Zach Allen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/A22en
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
 
 
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex is taking a look at the previous episodes reflects on some of the most difficult times and has some exiting announcements for what the future has in store for The Control Freak Podcast and his other content!
 
Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  
 
If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
 
If you really dig the content and have a few extra bucks and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron on Patreon here:
 
 
Mindful MTG Podcast: https://mindfulmtg.podbean.com/
 
 
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review!
 
You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!
 
Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!   Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex
 
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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex is breaking down all the uses for the newest addition to Control Decks in Modern: Mystic Sanctuary! 

Stoneblade, Miracles, Control or maybe something spicier? Find out on this weeks episode!

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro! Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro  

Modern Challenge URL: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2019-09-29

Modern 5-0 lists:https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-league-2019-10-04

John Farrow's Uw Miracles List: https://twitter.com/MTR483/status/1179926305099390976/photo/1

Sam Black's Sultai Control List: https://twitter.com/SamuelHBlack/status/1180690586338283520

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!

If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...  

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

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