It’s hard enough to keep up with all of the amazing poker content being streamed daily on twitch, but there are also two poker podcasts that you really shouldn’t miss if you’re a serious fan of the game.
There’s only so much time in a week, so I’ll keep this list short. It’s hard enough to keep up with all of the amazing poker content being streamed daily on twitch, but there are also two poker podcasts that you really shouldn’t miss if you’re a serious fan of the game.
‘The Breakdown’ featuring ‘the Poker Guys’ Grant Dennison and Jonathan Levy
I absolutely love these guys. They provide amazingly detailed analysis of televised poker hands and allow casual poker fans to get inside the thought process of top pros. I also appreciate their consistent and not so subtle bashing of the fraudulent man-child Phil Hellmuth. There are very few voices in poker media who give Hellmuth the criticism he so rightfully deserves, so Levy and Dennison deserve a ton of respect. They consistently analyze his terrible play from an unbiased and analytical perspective and never resort to personal attacks (however tempting it may be, as Hellmuth has actually threatened to sue them). Anyway, in addition to standing up to the Donald Trump of poker, their podcast and youtube videos function as a wonderful tool to study the game. You won’t find deeper or more well-thought out hand analysis anywhere on the internet (at least not for free!).
‘The Poker Life Podcast’ with Joe Ingram
Ingram covers the other side of the coin. His podcasts are an absolutely fascinating forum where famous poker pros tell inside stories and talk openly about their lives. While the Poker Guys focus on strategy and analysis, Ingram focuses solely on poker lifestyle. He makes it a point to avoid any strategy talk on the show, but instead focuses on the humans behind that strategy. His greatest asset appears to be an almost unlimited access to the poker world, as he’s managed to get basically every notable player on his podcast at one point or another.
(Psssst! We’re on YouTube – see, what we do there).