Poker Podcast Preview Edition
Being in Las Vegas over the past several days has been an obvious change in my routine and as a result I have not consumed any poker podcasts over the last week. But from perusing the descriptions of the shows, I can see that there are quite a few interesting poker podcast episodes that warrant a listen. So, I figured I would apply my best reads to the latest batch of shows and provide my recommendations.
Interviews with poker players can vary widely in terms of quality, entertainment and information. One name stood out for me when looking through the list of poker podcasts this week: Vanessa Selbst. Vanessa is a guest on ESPN: The Poker Edge with Andrew Feldman. Considering Vanessa is one of the most exciting tournament players in the game today, catching this interview seems like a no brainer.
And there is no need to skip around trying to find where the interview begins because Feldman’s other guests include Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho and Sammy Farha. This show is a “can’t miss” and tops my list of recommended poker podcasts.
The next show I am eager to listen to is the The Itsawinner Poker Podcast. As always, Mal and Gareth provide an excellent review of the happenings in the poker industry. However, the topic I am most looking forward to listening to is their experiment with the new Skillbet.com site that claims to remove the luck from poker. A review of this new product by two experienced unbiased and savvy poker players falls into the category of a “must listen” in my book.
Another interview that I am interested in hearing is on the Badugi All-Stars Pokercast. Bart Hanson joins the guys to talk about his WSOP experience. Since Bart is involved in so many aspects of poker including cash games, hosting a poker strategy podcast and providing commentary on live play, this interview should be really good.
I will wrap up this list recommendations with The Scotty Clark Poker Show. Let me say that as a consumer I really appreciate the shows producers providing an extended description of what is included in the episode. I find having more information on the contents of a poker podcast helps me make better decisions when it comes to my selection process.
In the latest episode, Lance Gordon—host of the 3 Streets of Value Poker Podcast—sits in to co-host the show with Scotty Clark as regular co-host Monkey reports in from Vegas. It is good to see people from different shows working together and I’m interested to hear how it works out for Scotty and Lance. In addition, some of the guests that will be checking in from Vegas sound like they will provide some interesting perspectives on the series and the things that go on around it.
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.