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A DotA 2 Podcast for new and experienced player's alike. The hosts crack wise and talk the pains and triumphs of learning the ins and outs of the game as well as the meta behind it and offer educational information about the game from higher skill players.

Fourth Spirit


    • Jan 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Greedy Chefs and Lazy Bakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 65:06

    On this week's Tuesday Show Zac, Bee, and Ursi paint with all the colors of the palette. Topics include: balancing greed, Riki, Alchemist, Grimstroke, frisbee golf, lawn darts, Stromae, a recategorization of carries, Zac's winning streak, Ursi's lag, Bee's week, and more!

    Major Cancellation: A Reminder of Our Mortality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 65:45

    On this week's Thursday Show a vaguely-alive Ursinity and Zac gather to discuss the recent drama regarding the upcoming Major's cancellation and what that indicates for Dota as both an esport and a game. Topics include: Ursi joining the COVID club, player unions, Eternal Envy, the industry reaction to the major's cancellation, TI prizepool weighting, and more!

    Beedub is Cursed/Local from Japan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 65:45

    In this episode, Bee and Zac set out to truly disappoint and alienate their entire audience. Topics include: Bee's return to Dota, her curse, playing silencer, why games go so long, toothbrush preferences, beans, and more!

    Drunk on the Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 67:06

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi drink blood. Topics include: Playing against lane dominators, Sven, Ancient Apparition, Heart, 3 Kunkka, mid Kunkka, Lich, Bloodseeker, Batrider, hotkeys, an SF game, a few pubs, and much more!

    2022: The Year of Quizmaster Beedub

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 62:38

    On this year's first Tuesday show Zac and Ursi take a quiz. Topics include: a year-in-review for 2021, our personal 2021 records, goals for next year, and so much more!

    Best & Worsts from 2021 (Also Zac is Famous Now)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 66:54

    On this episode of the Thursday Show Zac and Ursi get out all their bests & worsts from the last year in Dota and elsewhere! Topics include: Zac's viral strategy, Terrorblade, Katanagatari, strategic abandons, 6 platemail Nightstalker, Falcon Blades, Bristleback, Zac the Strategist, Necrophos, Arc Warden, Forsaking certain skills in favor of others, and much more!

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    Pangolier Pangolier Pangolier

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 54:46

    Zac has contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19 so I made him talk for 1 hour straight about Pangolier. It's a good podcast dedicated to a good hero, enjoy!

    Ursi and the Real Drow

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 73:52

    On this week's Tuesday Show Zac and Ursi discover the magical wonders of carry Zeus, and some other stuff or whatever. Topics include: the new Battle Pass, Aghanim's mode, WLDL series from this past week, Zac's segment 'The Courier and the Supernova', 'Threeable Heroes', flex heroes, Bloodseeker, what 5 heroes we would play if we could only play those 5 for a year, and more!

    SWAMP HOUSE SWAMP HOUSE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 92:13

    Ursi and Proud gesture, lunge, and suckle in this 90 minute masterpiece. Topics include: Experiential knowledge vs. specialized knowledge, Silver Edge, Tiny, Ursi's weird new Tinker idea, Aghanim's shards, power runes, Arc Warden, fountain farming, Dragons (and their associated knights), an interesting Drums idea, Faustulus vs. Flavian, and much more!

    Broken Streaks & Broken Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 68:24

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi break things. Topics include: Climbing in sup-700 MMR, taunts, Cakes & Crullers, Shadow Fiend, Sand King, Silencer, Winter Wyvern, Spirit Breaker, always-relevant heroes, and much more

    PROUD IS BACK (Clickbait)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 62:35

    Zac and Bee are joined once again after long absence by prodigal son Proud, who has returned to our sweet bosom. Topics include: Proud's glorious 6 game return, Bee's lack of return, Zac's lack of wins, good heroes to lose and learn on, how to learn heroes, changes to the game, Skywrath Mage, Battlefury, and differences between ranks.

    The Brew Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 62:07

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi explore an exciting week! Topics include: Proud's return to Dota with Ursi, Zac's winning (losing) streak, Grimstroke, Brewmaster, a new Slark build, Aggravating heroes, 'Toot Toot', Tinker, and a segment on stat evaluations between different roles (and their relative values).

    Big Time Crime Guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 67:47

    On this week's pre-Thanksgiving podcast Zac and Ursi get thankful. Topics include: Dazzle, Anti-Mage, WLDL scrims, Dawnbreaker balance, Ursi's mid drought, League comparisons, Timings, our least bought items, our most bought items, and much more!

    The Eblade Incident: 11/16/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 64:52

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi win games, lose games, and litigate games. Topics include: Ursi's continued ranked play, Zac's addiction to changing his name (sorry Zac), Ursi getting gaslit by an elephant trainer, Pangolier, loss psychology, Naga Siren, a questionable Ursa build, Spirit Breaker, Non-Role Roles, and much more!

    League and Leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 68:58

    On this week's Tuesday Show (released actually on a Tuesday! What a concept!) Ursi, Bee, and Zac discuss 20,000 various leagues. Topics include: Arcane, Zeus, Ursi & Zac's WLDL update, Bee's recent games, Personality-based roles, Ability draft (and Purge's AD tournament), Dota Math, and much more!

    Bad Camera Control Killed My Wife

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 70:23

    On this week's Thursday (woops, Friday) show Zac and Ursi fix Marci and a slew of other heroes. Topics include: camera control optimization, Marci, Juggernaut, Terrorblade, Carry archetypes, a few game reviews, and much more!

    More Teeth = Better Singer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 64:22

    On this week's Tuesday (woops, Wednesday) show Bee, Ursi, and Zac present a vision of the world that is new, beautiful, and revolutionary. Topics include: the Herald smurfing into Immortal top-100 games, Ursi & Zac's WLDL so far, team play & dynamics, setting goals, Ursi's ranked commitment, a couple questions, and more!

    Smurfing: Getting the MMR Vaccine

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 72:26

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi chat about their WLDL team, progress, and finally cover the big smurfing topic we've been meaning to cover in length! 

    7.30e Patch Note Review - Sticky Slopes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 63:07

    In which Ursi and Zac review the new Dota patch 7.30e, the changes within, and their implications!

    Marci and the Death of Dota

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 47:08

    In this short episode Ursi and Zac cover the new hero: Marci! Topics include: Marci, Dota trends, carries, role philosophy, the growth of the game, and more!

    Not-So-Hot Hot Takes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 69:21

    In which Ursi and Bee talk, sometimes about Dota other times about not-Dota. Topics include: Jakiro, Legion Commander, Silly Story Time, Groupwork, self-centered Dota, Egomaniacal gaming, TI timing, Valorant, Teaching new people the game, Dota Notions, and much more!

    Forced Into Thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 60:31

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi discuss, theorize, predict, and other verbs. Topics include: diminishing returns, damage creep, patch predictions, patch timing, CM aghs, Necrophos changes, Marci, healing vs. saves, Tiny, damage dealing vectors, defensive vectors, and much more!

    TI Review: Too Many Variables?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 67:45

    Wee Woo Wee Woo It's a Podcast! Bee, Ursi, and Zac do their exhaustive post-TI review! Topics include: TI drafts, ban phase changes coming, teamfights, what the easiest & hardest jobs at TI might've been, Halloween outfits, the TI viewing experience, menu mishaps, highlights, TI hero pool, Spectre aghs and much more!

    The FINAL TI Top Up! Feat. A2K

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 34:23

    On the eve of the most hype day of any Dota player's year, the TI Top Up returns with a vengeance! Guest host A2K joins Zac to go over their expectations for the finals, their feelings about each of the 3 teams, their experience with the tournament so far, and their hopes moving forward. Please don't get mad at me if there are audio issues ursi was gone so I had to try and edit for the first time and my dog refused to shut up. I did my best ok

    The One Where We Argue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 76:24

    In which we discuss the most controversial TI question: are the teams that win actually the better teams? Other topics include: Mars trends, loser interview, media training, esports in general, DPC structure, 'pop off potential', Razor, OD, and more!

    Emancipating the Supps

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:09

    Zac and Ursi bring home a very scatter-brained, relaxed, TI-filled tuesday show this week. Topics include: TI team opinions, Zac's losing streak, Ursi's hot takes, Ursi's return to Tinker, Arc Warden, linguistics & affirmative statements, panel thoughts, and more!

    TI Top-Up 4: The Sun's Getting Real Low

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 25:06

    On today's TI recap show, Ursi comes crashing in to derail this good thing we have going. He joins Zac to chat over results of the Group Stage, hero preferences, games to look forward to, and even make a few predictions on games that you'll definitely want to steal for your compendium.

    TI Top-Up 3: Anything Can Work (maybe?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 4:33

    TI recap: standout games, narratives, and heroes for the third day of TI! Eliminations begin, picks diversify, and more!

    TI Top-Up 2: Things Get Complicated

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 4:42

    TI Top-Up 2: It's Electric On this second episode of the new TI recap show, Zac goes over some of the standout games, narratives, and heroes for the second day of TI group stages. 

    TI Top-Up: Too Many Winners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 4:40

    On this episode of the new TI recap show, Zac goes over some of the standout games, narratives, and heroes for the first day of TI group stages. If you had trouble keeping up with Day 1, this show should help you get your bearings as day 2 comes, and point your focus towards the series most worth watching.

    The Falcon Blade One

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 56:38

    On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac differentiate between cooks & chefs. Topics include: Razor, lots more Falcon Blade theorycrafting based on some results, Venomancer, Tinker, Elder Titan, 'Hero Knowledge Heroes', Visage, Lina, OD, Brewmaster, Anti Mage Aghanim's Scepter, and much more!

    Drum in the Bin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 67:06

    On this week's Tuesday (just kidding, Wednesday) show Ursi and Bee go over some TI predictions with varying degrees of certainty, cover Bee's new love of Shadow Shaman, Ursi playing hardly any dota, TI updates, and much more!

    Dreams Deferred

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 63:10

    On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac avoid tilting. Topics include: Falcon Blade theorycrafting, 'Being Nice: A Project', Razor, Juggernaut, Backdoor abuse, Deescalation, muting our friends, Zac's little ideas, Elder Titan being a babe, New World, next week's projects, and more!

    Big Talkers Small Talking

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 66:39

    On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Ursi, and Zac think long & hard about a lot of things, and think short & simply about others. Dota discussion starts ~17min. Topics include: 7.20d changes, TI plans, Zac being incapable of wins, Tinker, Sniper, Witchbane, Brigand's Blade, Bee's return to Dota, Venge Aghs, podcast concepts, and more!

    Pudge Robbed Bkop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 70:04

    On this week's Thursday Show Ursi and Zac get invited to cast TI. Topics include: TI invite thoughts, Pudge, Elder Titan both core & support, Ursi's new PC, streaming, 5 Dawnbreaker, Treant Protector, Doom, Spectre trends, Tinker's build settling, HGC League casts, and more!

    Gamer Chair Psychologists

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 56:19

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi flex their non-existent psychology degrees. Topcs include: Zac's ranked climb, Ursi's strategy to break free of a losing streak, Rubick, 5 Dawnbreaker, an interesting Sniper build, 3 Venomancer, Legion Commander builds, Visage, Dota-based video games, Zac being a bully, and more!

    Questions! Questions! Hear All About It!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 62:04

    On this week's Tuesday Show Ursi and Zac answer every question you've ever had. Topics include: Settlers of Catan, Offlaning, Dawnbreaker, Grandmaster tier heroes & perks, stack changes, Orb of Corrosion, voice lines, early stat items, null talismans, Ursi potentially accidentally creating a fascist undercurrent in his classes, and much more! 

    Nice To Be Winning

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 63:56

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi chat about Silencer, some faded trends, some new trends, Ember Spirit's shard, Bloodseeker, PA, Sven (as a 4?), ranked game wins, Shield Crash Pangolier, Divine Rapier, and so much more!

    Mirror Match

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 55:17

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi talk to each other, bonding over their shared struggles and developing a friendship the likes no mortal has ever seen before. Topics include: the new Dota Plus sets, Holidays, Venomancer, Nightstalker, Venge, Healing vs. Damage, Zac's casting experience, and more!

    Fun to Bonk

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 69:14

    On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Zac, and Ursi have some fun! Topics include: how, exactly, to make Dota 2 a fun game, what our recommendations for the top hero in each role are, Clinkz, Invoker Atos, some Dota philosophy, versatility, Dynasty Warriors, Forbidden Horse Knowledge, Disruptor, Jakiro, and more!

    The Thing is Slap ft. Undying/Dazzle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 68:00

    On this week's Thursday Show we return to the traditional TcT format with a theorycrafted game! Topics include: Undying, Dazzle, the new 7.30 Clinkz trends, Bounty Hunter, Antimage, Storm Spirit, hero pools, Vengeful Spirit, Nightstalker, Puck in 7.30 after the nerfs, and more!

    7.30 Reactions, Reflections, Revenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 65:10

    On this week's Tuesday Show Ursi, Bee, and Zac get revenge. Topics include: 7.30b, Sven, Vengeful Spirit, our most hated items to build, the nature of build-up efficiency, pro names vs. hero names during casts, Centaur Warrunner, Pipe, Zac's grief, Sniper, Pudge, and more!

    7.30 Full Patch Review - Icefrog and the Buddies!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 257:02

    7.30 is a huge patch full of potential and we combed through all of it in-full! We're discussing the small changes that are a big deal, the seemingly-big changes that actually aren't worth worrying about, the possibilities of some interesting changes, trends after the first day of play, and tons more!

    Big Patch? Big Patch! (Full Patch Review Out Soon!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 68:09

    This ep was recorded before the patch released on Tuesday evening. Full patch review will be out on Wednesday afternoon (EST). My notes are 9 pages long, already, so it'll be a fun one!  On this episode Bee, Zac, and Ursi rank their top 3 Aghanim's Scepters each (none of which were affected by the patch, luckily!) Topics include: Ursi's Shadow Fiend games, Templar Assassin as a safelaner, Skywrath Mage, grandmas, casting, neutral item changes/ideas, ZZ top, and much more!

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    Reducing Dimensions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 66:28

    On this week's Thursday Show Zac and Ursi interview for the job of Dota Player. Topics include: Dawnbreaker, play consistency & growth consistency, developing/adapting specific skills into your play, Spirit Vessel, Witch Doctor, our plans for the upcoming week, Necro 5, healing, Holy Locket, and more!

    Winning the Gold Medal in Comebacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 65:21

    On this week's Tuesday Show Bee, Zac, and Ursi decipher what, exactly, makes an Olympic pentathalon an Olympic pentathalon. Also Dota, or whatever. Topics include: replay watching, our worst roles (and whether we'll ever improve at them), Jakiro mid, Zac's incredible comeback, Bee being up a mountain, right click SF builds, fitting Dota into a busy schedule, Ursi returning to ranked, and more!

    Three Seconds to Finish

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 68:57

    In which Ursi and Zac return to the glory of the Thursday Show to discuss life's greatest mysteries. Topics include: Magnus' shard (and Magnus' potential, in general), a particularly hard game Zac & Ursi won, Luna, Lich, Trivia, Reading Books & Touching Grass, Secondhand detection, buybacks, patch anticipation, and more! 

    All My Homies Hate Flicker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 63:39

    On this week's Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi spin yarns both true and untrue, wise and foolish, deep and shallow. Topics include: Pokemon Unite, Bee's Oracle homework, Ursi's Tesla Drow enthusiasm, patch predictions, quick Necrophos update, Cavern Crawl, which heroes have children, Flicker, Enigma, a new name for Ursi, and more!

    Gotta Taste The Bits ft. Oracle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 76:54

    On this week's Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi play a few games together, plan a few future games out, and solve problems. Topics include: Bee's Abaddon game, Necrophos, Ursi's continued SF success, a general guide to Oracle, thorough ice cream rankings, under-utilized spells on certain heroes, and much more!

    Special Chen Deep Dive w/ Strilling!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 62:11

    Since Zac is on vacation and we're short on episodes I got together with Strilling from We Like Dota to cover Chen! 

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    Instrument of Power ft. Abagod

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 77:00

    On this week's episode of the Tuesday Show Bee and Ursi get to chatting whilst Zac is leisurely vacationing. Topics include: Shadow Fiend, Abaddon, reworking a few items & heroes that are bad/unpopular, Terrorblade, Graphs, Pokeclicker, Coffee, and so much more!

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