Author’s Note: If you aren’t in the habit of listening to poker podcasts, this is your golden opportunity. From news, strategy, interviews, and everything in between, it’s all covered. Below you’ll find a library of shows from December 2012. If my readers (this means you) appreciate this compilation, I’ll continue to assemble and publish this list every month. So click the ‘Like’ button to show your support, and I’ll keep it coming on a monthly basis.
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Cardrunners The Rabbit Hunt
12/8: This week’s show takes a look at a number of stories, from more Reid/Kyl support (or the lack thereof), New Jersey taking another crack at online gaming, and the UK thinking about new ways to tax offshore online providers. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/14: As the year winds down, there is still news to be discussed on the Rabbit Hunt. First, we look at two states that looking at online gaming legalization in the US, both of which have tried before. Then, we look at our picks for “Best of the Year” based on the Readers Choice Award on Bluff Magazine. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/21: The two actually have a decent amount of news to report as the year winds down. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/28: Mark and Matt close out the year with Iowa regulators stating they are up to the task of regulating online poker and Spain using Hendon Mob to track poker player winnings. Happy Holidays from the hosts of the Rabbit Hunt! [Visit Website].
Two Plus Two PokerCast
12/5: The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is high stakes Pot-Limit Omaha specialist Ben ‘Ben86’ Tollerene. Also featured on the program is Kristin Wilson, Owner and founder of Poker Refugees, a company which helps players relocate to online poker friendly countries. Later in the program the guys check in with regular contributor to the show Nolan Dalla to get his insight on the passing of poker pro and author Lou Krieger. Mike and Adam also provide some WPT coverage. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/12: The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is poker pro and MTT specialist Jason ‘JaKoon1985’ Koon. Jason joins Mike and Adam to discuss his decision to quit a stable career and pursue poker, his success in big buy-in tournaments, and poker coaching. Also featured on the program is tournament pro and former WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer. Fossilman talks about his banner year on the Heartland Poker Tour, which included four HPT titles and over $370,000 in prize money. CardRunners coach ‘Fishbones11’ provides some more great MTT strategy about 3-betting in this weeks CardRunners.com Strategy Minute. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/19: The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is high stakes cash game pro and fan favorite Phi Galfond. Phil returns to the program to chat about the climate of the nose bleed cash game scene, his relocation after Black Friday and shares some great Pot Limit Omaha strategy. CardRunners coach ‘iRock’ provides some great strategy about live poker and iPods in this week’s CardRunners.com Strategy Minute. Mike and Adam also spend some time discussing the details of former Full Tilt Poker owner Howard Lederer’s settlement with the Department of Justice. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
ESPN The Poker Edge
12/21: Andrew Feldman is joined by Bluff’s player of the year, Marvin Rettenmaier. Plus, Antonio Esfandiari drops by to talk about his dominant year. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/22: (Re-edit of the 12/21 podcast) Andrew Feldman is joined by two of the biggest names in poker in 2012. Bluff’s Player of the Year, Marvin Rettenmaier, and Antonio Esfandiari. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/1: Strategy With Kristy: Jonathan Little Returns – Jonathan Little makes another appearance on the Strategy With Kristy podcast to talk about the importance of thinking ahead. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/6: Episode #131. PokerNews Podcast Episode #131: All About Talent feat. James Dempsey – The PokerNews crew breaks down all of the latest stories, and James Dempsey joins the program to talk about WPT Five Diamond, transitioning to live cash, and his upcoming venture with IveyPoker.com. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/12: Episode #132. The crew is in the Czech Republic for the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Prague Main Event, where they break down all of the latest news. They are then joined by John Eames, who talks about his venture with IveyPoker.com, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who’s looking forward to PCA10. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/15: Swedish player Ramzi Jelassi has won more than $1.2 million in live tournament winnings over the past seven years, including a third-place in this past World Series of Poker Europe $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event. He began Day 4 of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Season 9 Prague Main Event as chip leader, and finished the day third in chips. Just after play, Jelassi served as guest on the Strategy with Kristy podcast to talk about big-stack tournament strategy. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/19: Episode #133. The PokerNews Podcast crew is back in the Western Hemisphere, and they break down all of the latest news. They are then joined by Marvin Rettenmaier, who talks about the rigorous task of competing for the Player of the Year, and Allen Bari, who pretty much rants about everything. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/22: David Randall made his second appearance on the Strategy with Kristy Podcast this week. After finishing third in a $1,125 buy-in no-limit hold’em World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Rincon prelim event and then eighth in the $1,675 Main Event, Randall’s live tournament winnings are nearly $500,000. That, coupled with his online tournament winnings of more than twice that, make him a player to look out for in the upcoming year. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Jared Tendler Poker Mental Game Radio Show
12/12: This week on The Mental Game of Poker radio show I’m joined by Zach Elwood, author of “Reading Poker Tells.” This is the first time that I’ve talked extensively about tells on the show. We discuss some of Zach’s methods for deciphering tells from random information and how to get a handle on your own tells. Surprise surprise, there is often a mental connection to them. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/19: Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast Jared interviews Phil Galfond, one of the top players in poker. Since Phil’s mental game is so strong, the interview focuses extensively on how he learns and improves his game. He is constantly questioning his game to find new ways to improve because he doesn’t see himself as talented as players like Tom Dwan or Viktor Blom. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/26: Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast Jared interviews Matt Affleck, who is famous for making two deep runs in the 2009 and 2010 WSOP main event. Matt recently said in a blog that reading the book was “eye opening” and made him realize how important the mental game is for him in poker. This interview opens with Matt talking about the mental game issues he’s recently discovered in his game, namely overconfidence, entitlement, injustice, revenge, and loss of motivation. He also gives some insight gets into the mental side of the big hand that he lost to Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 WSOP. This candid interview is really interesting and may open your eyes to issues you didn’t realize were affecting your game. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Rounders Radio Under the Gun [Warning: NSFW!]
12/3: Adam and Chris discuss their recent results, Tourney Tracks, Chris Moorman’s recent win, the Reid Kyl bill and more. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/10: No description available. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/17: Fox and Hatfield talk upcoming tournaments, new Merge network closings, and where to find Delaware on a map. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/24: Despite being separated by a 1000 miles, Fox and Hatfield still manage to bitch about online poker and Howard Lederer. A very special Christmas Eve edition of Under the Gun! [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Rounders Radio Poker Action Line
12/5: South Florida native Noah Schwartz joins the guys to talk about his big win in November at the WPT bestbet Jax Fall Scramble. BIG Dave and Joe also discuss the diminishing hopes of national online poker regulation, along with the recent controversy regarding multiple entry tournaments. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/12: BIG Dave and Joe talk with poker pro Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler about his impressions of various tournament structures and ways to improve the game for serious players. Kessler also talks about his participation in social media and how it affects the game. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/19: Mark “dipthrong” Herm, an online poker superstar over the last 5 years, joins BIG Dave and Steve Karp to discuss his deep run at EPT Prague. He also talks about his experiences as a backer along with his current gig hosting a poker podcast. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/26: Ryan Eriquezzo, WSOP Circuit Champion, makes an inspirational return to the show as he nears the end of his self-imposed 6 month hiatus from poker. There is much to learn from this young poker star who is quickly proving to be wise beyond his years. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Rounders Radio Top Pair Poker Podcast
12/1: Hey, you guys are harshing our mellow game! Dealer flashes a card – no voting, it’s dead. Still time to enter to win Design cards. Open face chinese poker – it’s all Greek to me. Spill a beer, clean it up – we don’t need a commercial. Gambling song this week is Game of All Fours by Kate Rusby. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/8: Combine holiday home games with charity – everyone wins! Who is the best player at your regular game – how do you know? Must chop – no we musn’t. Vegas at Christmas time, cheapo rooms, no crowds – no players? Atlanta has an elaborate and potentially lucrative bar poker scene. You call it a podcast – to me it’s more valuable as white noise. Gambling song promoted this week is Waking Up In Vegas by Katie Perry. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/15: Hey, I was Expecting The Other Guy, Not You. Another Example Of How Not To Disrespect A Fellow Player. Rebuys = Loose Play – Is That Bad Or Profitable? Are Deepstacked Tournaments Weeding Out The Recreational Players? Hey, It’s Omaha, You Have To Play 2 Cards In Your Hand, Remember? Gambling song promoted this week is The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/22: Ryan Eriquezzo, WSOP Circuit Champion, makes an inspirational return to the show as he nears the end of his self-imposed 6 month hiatus from poker. There is much to learn from this young poker star who is quickly proving to be wise beyond his years. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Ante Up! Magazine PokerCast
12/6: Poker CPA and Ante Up columnist Ann-Margaret Johnston calls in to answer your IRS and tax questions. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/13: With the Ante Up Poker Tour visiting Red Rock in January, we thought it would be good to have its tournament director on the show to tell us all about the series. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/20: Mike Weeks, who made the documentary Drawing Dead, joins us to answer questions about his film regarding online poker. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/27: Kongkeys! We give out our annual awards. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
OnTilt Radio Poker Podcast
12/19: Interview with Robert Turner, inventor of Omaha (originally called “Nugget Hold’em” after the Golden Nugget where it debuted) in 1981/1982. SCBig and Gunner have a talk with Robert Turner about the game of Omaha. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
OnTilt Radio Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny
12/12: Poker Players Alliance (PPA) VP of Player Relations Rich Muny interviews Kevin Mathers. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/18: Poker Players Alliance (PPA) VP of Player Relations Rich Muny interviews Greg Raymer. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Bernard Lee Poker Radio Show
12/4: The Heartland Poker Tour 2012 Player of the Year, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, talks about how the game has changed since he won the WSOP Main Event in 2004. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/11: The winner of the WPT Jacksonville NLHE Main Event, Noah Schwartz is Bernard’s guest. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/18: The Heartland Poker Tour’s newest commentator, Pro Player Maria Ho is our guest in the first half of the show. In the second half Bernard will be answering the many questions submitted by listeners of his show. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/5: Episode 10. Leo Wolpert, a true grinder and a good friend, joins us on the 10th episode. Leo has a WSOP bracelet, a law degree, a Quiz Bowl pedigree, and a Jeopardy! appearance to his name, and he finished 50th in the 2012 WSOP main event. He’s also got a few hands from the Palms Heartland Poker Tour event for our strategy segment! [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/11: Episode 11. Due to some logistical conflicts we found ourselves without a guest this week, but what you get instead is lots of strategy talk and a cameo from Gareth Chantler. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/18: Episode 12. Our guest is PokerStars Team Online member, occupational therapist, and all-around delightful poker player Adrienne Rowsome. She talks to us about getting more women into the game, getting everyone to have more fun at the table, taking a shot at a 300/600 Omaha 8-or-better game, and meeting her husband through poker. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
SportsNet590 The Fan The Poker Show
12/4: Rob Wong and Chris Tessaro are joined by World Poker Tour tournament director Matt Savage to recap the WPT Montreal. Greg Raymer, poker pro, also joins The Poker Show to talk about his recent hot run on the Heartland Poker Tour. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/9: Rob and Chris discuss chat with Allen Kessler. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/16: Chris Tessaro and Rob Wong chat with Mori Eskandanti and Maria Ho! [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Poker Fraud Alert Druff & Drexel Show [Warning: NSFW!]
12/5: While we usually discuss fraud and scams, user “badguy23” gives us a look at the other side of the coin, where he tries to trick a sushi restaurant into replacing on a nonexistent order while on-air. Limitles calls in and gives his Christmas list for the radio hosts and the forum’s other users. Colonel Nigel Fabersham interviews an Aria floorman about their new Multi-Hand poker tables, but a weird twist occurs during the call. We discuss the failure of the new Revel resort in Atlantic City. We talk about the drama between Gobboboy, his mom, his dog, and his former friend Adam Junglen. Erik Ryland checks in and talks about his eyebrows. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/12: Special guest 3rd host (and song parody artist) SrslySirius joins us. We do the first-ever interview with the girl behind the viral video “Spartan High School Style”. We discuss the alleged scam poker training site “Poker Players Academy”, which involved Kathy Liebert and others. We talk about Rafe Furst’s civil forfeiture deal with the DOJ, related to the Full Tilt fraud. Phil Ivey’s new Full Tilt screen name is revealed. Druff gives his thoughts on the new Jennifer Harman reality show on TLC. Druff tries to get out of serious “hamburger debt” to Drexel. Drexel updates us on the “bad karma” he received from last week’s sushi debacle. Druff reveals a very personal story from a relationship he had in the ’90s. We check in with user “Jeanriders” regarding the Aria’s attempt to get multi-hand poker working. badguy23 does his usual end-of-show call-in. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/18: El Chico Loco tries to claim a free cruise, with hilarious results. We talk about Chris Levick’s response on PFA to the accusations against the Poker Players Academy. We discuss the little-reported murder last week in the Excalibur lobby. Druff talks about the faliure of the Reid/Kyl online poker bill, and what it means for the future. The closure of several Merge network skins is discussed. We talk about Dutch Boyd’s attempt to sell his Bellagio bracelet on eBay, as well as his disturbing sale of poker tournament chips. We look at the strange situation involving a crazy e-mail sent to several Pokerstars players, which originated from the Pokerstars server. onestep calls in and discusses the amazing “Cmoney wormhole”, and we reveal some amazingly large bets that PFA members placed on those NFL picks. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/26: Karina Jett is our special guest tonight, in her PFA Radio debut. SrslySirius comes on to talk about his “rage call” from Matt Marafioti. We discuss Blair Rodman and his relationship with both Russ Hamilton and disgraced training site Poker Players Academy. We debate whether Daniel Negreanu is famous enough to attract women based upon his fame alone, and call random Craigslist car ads to see if they know him. We play the clips of the teaser for Negreanu’s Millionaire Matchmaker appearance, and Druff tells of his contentious experience with host Patti Stanger. We talk about Barry Greenstein and his home foreclosure issues. In a strange and surreal segment, we call Angry Stephanie while she’s out to dinner with Ken Scalir and other wacky people, and a huge scene ensues. We talk about Carbon Poker’s payout problems, as well as Hero Poker leaving Merge. Druff gives his opinion of his recent visit to Commerce Casino. Longtime user Rollo Tomasi calls into our show for the first time. We will not have another show until the second week of January. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Donk Down Radio The Cold Call Show [Warning: NSFW!]
12/6: Brian Mizok Really Wants to Play Patrik Antonius & Pokerati Dan Speculates. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/12: DonkDown Radio Pistol Slap from SealsWithClubs Bitcoin Poker & Menachum on Sports. Pistol Slap calls the show all the way from Belfast, Ireland because it’s the future and we can do that s*** now. We discuss ignorant Americans and poker gossips. Menachum gives his mutt fantasy picks and we pack and ship that b****. Another platinum hit. Pretty happy that 12/12/12 fell on a Wednesday – Glad to generate a 12/12/12 date-stamped file for national mic check day. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/18: Russ Hamilton Works At Occidental Grand Aruba Poker Room & SportsBook. Check out this I just made call to Chris, Poker room Manager at The Occidental Grand Aruba Casino. I was told by a confidential source that Russ Hamilton has a piece of the sportsbook and poker room at the Occidental in Aruba, and as a hard-hitting news organization I did the digging. Now real publications go clean this up! [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/21: Srslysirius Co-Host & Russ Hamilton Tracking. It’s not just SealsWithClubs bitcoin poker every time – sometimes we have to tackle the big issues of the day, like why the f*** does Russ Hamilton own part of the Occidental Aruba poker room & sportsbook? And exactly how do you commission Srslysirius to do a jingle for your friend or business? Your answers to those burning Q’s + much much moar. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
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