Discussions with Olivier Busquet, Matt Affleck, Tommy Angelo and More: Poker Podcast Interviews
The WSOP has gone dark until October and summer is in full swing, but poker podcast producers continue to churn out some of the best poker content on the web. There have been so many poker podcasts released in the last week featuring some fantastic guests that I have decided to dedicate this week’s column to them. I will focus on recent poker podcasts that have great guests.
My summer has been pretty jammed packed to this point and has reduced my poker podcast listening time, but in most cases I confident enough in my familiarity with these podcasts to recommend them or at least provide my opinion on which ones have promise. In doing so, hopefully those of you that also have busy schedules this summer will find these recommendations helpful.
First on the list for me is Filthy Limper. Johnny Sep and the guys have touted their latest episode as “the most dynamic shows in Filthy Limper history” and I have no reason to doubt them. This week they welcome high-stakes poker pro and WSOP Commentator Olivier Busquet. For those of you unfamiliar with Busquet, he is one of the most riveting personalities in poker. I enjoy his commentary on poker and his thoughts on things loosely poker related. So, I am looking forward to listening to this episode myself.
Another interview that I am eager to hear is on The Final Table Show. Matt Affleck makes a return appearance to talk with Dennis and Paul. Affleck rocketed to main stream poker attention when he suffered a massive bad beat late in the 2010 Main Event. I don’t believe I have heard Matt interviewed before and he discusses the single table sit-and-goes at the WSOP so I’ll definitely be checking this podcast out.
On a side note, this will be the last episode of The Final Table for a while. The show has lost its sponsor and will be on a hiatus until they can secure another sponsor.
For those of you that prefer the less main stream poker podcasts, Poker Fraud Alert features Teddy “The Iceman” Monroe. The Iceman is an interesting character on so many levels. I am actually interested in discovering Brandon “Drexel” Gerson’s reasons for continuing to associate with The Iceman after writing off his longtime acquaintance both personally and professionally earlier this month.
The most recent episode of the Badugi All-Stars Pokercast features an interview with professional poker player, coach and author Tommy Angelo. The words of wisdom that are typical in an Angelo interview are no doubt in store in this poker podcast as well.
Angelo also discusses his upcoming book “Painless Poker.” If you are working on your mental approach to poker—and life for that matter—you can find a tremendous amount of value in the teachings of Tommy Angelo.
That’s all for this week. As usual, feel free to leave your own reviews, rip on mine, or suggest other poker podcasts for my listening pleasure.