Brainstorm Brewery Hosts

Behind The Mic

Corbin Hosler

A former sports reporter at the Norman Transcript and current MTG enthusiast from the Magic hotbed that is Oklahoma, Corbin produces the “Mining Modern” and “Punting Pioneer” series on CoolstuffInc. His long list of writing and editor credits includes Quietspeculation, MTGPrice, Channelfireball and TCGPlayer. Corbin is on the bleeding edge of esports journalism and he could very well teach a course on the subject in the years to come. If you’re looking for a level-headed take on the world of Magic finance or want to know who to blame the Ice Age on (both the Magic set and the actual Pleistocene epoch), then look no further.

Jason E Alt

Jason is a financier living in Michigan. You can find his work on CoolstuffInc. and MTGPrice. Jason is also the acting manager of EDHREC. Jason brings nearly a decade of Magic finance experience to the podcast, as well as his signature wit and comic relief. Jason is a disgruntled former member of Team Simic. Jason joined the podcast as a guest on Episodes 10 and 12; It was clear that the group had a great dynamic. He became a permanent member of the cast soon after and the world of Magic finance hasn’t been the same since. If you’d like a sugary-coating to the sometimes bitter pill that is the secondary market, he’s not your guy. But if you want to laugh while you choke down your acrid medicine, you’re in luck.

Douglas Johnson

Douglas “DJ” Johnson buys and sells Magic cards, full time. He got into the finance part of the game in 2009 to afford Standard, and became the local vendor over the course of a few years. His writing credits include Brainstormbrewery.com, MTGPrice, Quietspeculation and TCGplayer. Currently he owns and operates his store CardGarden out of Upstate NY, and works for 95MTG on the MagicFest circuit. If you want to know which tokens and basics to pull out of bulk, or if you haven’t felt old in a while and want to hear from someone who doesn’t remember the Sega Genesis, DJ’s got you covered. 

Podcast Hosts Emetrius

Ryan Bushard

One of the pioneers of Magic finance content, Ryan was writing for Quietspeculation before it was cool. Contributing later to Coolstuffinc (Gatheringmagic at the time), Ryan was backpack grinding before many of us were aware that cards were worth money. Ryan brought over a decade of experience to the podcast, and pioneered the “token for breaking bulk” and “entire set for pick of the week” techniques still employed on the cast today. Ryan owns and operates an LGS in rural Michigan and can beat half of the guys at his LGS in a 50 yard dash.

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