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Top 10 poker podcasts
 

The popularity of podcasts from different niches has grown tremendously over the past few years. Quality podcasts featuring knowledgeable people talking about their particular areas of expertise are a great source of information, and can also be a lot of fun for those interested in that particular niche.

Poker players and poker training sites have always kept up with the latest trends, so it's no surprise that the podcast craze has also reached the poker world. These days, you can find a great number of regular shows hosted by talented, well-informed, and entertaining individuals and groups.

If you’re interested in finding a good poker podcast, but don’t feel like searching on your own, this is the quick overview of the top 10 podcasts that should not disappoint you.

10. TwoPlusTwo Pokercast
Although TwoPlusTwo Pokercast has stopped issuing new episodes, we can’t fail to mention it an article on the top 10 poker podcasts. This podcast was around for a full decade and followed a fairly strict schedule, with new episodes coming out every week. According to many, this remains the best poker podcast to have ever existed, as the people behind it put a lot of thought into making every episode as interesting and versatile as it could possibly be, covering burning topics, inviting colorful guests and much more.

As mentioned, there have been no new episodes recently. But if you’ve only discovered this one, the good news is there are exactly 499 episodes in the archive that you can listen to at your own pace.

9. Heads Up Poker Podcast
As you might guess from the name, Heads Up Poker Podcast features mostly interviews with professional players. The host, Steve, travels the world and sits down with the players to talk poker in general, tournament and cash games strategy, and more. They often discuss other, non-poker related topics, like sports, politics, etc.

There isn’t a fixed schedule for new Heads Up Poker podcast episodes, but you can expect a new one at least once every couple of weeks. Podcasts vary in length depending on the topic and who the guests are, with some lasting only 20 or 30 minutes and others making it to the two-hour mark.

8. Weekly Poker Hand with Jonathan Little
Released every week, as suggested by the name, Weekly Poker Hand with Jonathan Little is a strategy-focused podcast that offers a variety of advice on how to improve your game by looking at different hands and situations and breaking them down in detail. These weekly episodes are usually about 10 minutes long, so you can easily find the time to listen to it.

While this isn’t a comprehensive strategy podcast like some other ones out there, you’ll be able to pick up some useful information from very concrete examples of real hands.

7. The Mindset Advantage Poker Podcast
If you’re looking to improve your play in ways that go beyond just strategy and math, The Mindset Advantage podcast is just what you might need. Hosted by Elliot Roe, the man who has worked with many accomplished poker players, and now partnered with Run It Once, this show offers tips and practical advice on how to become mentally stronger, set your goals, and always bring your best game to the table.

Episodes are published somewhat unregularly. However, every time, Roe is joined by a top-class player and they go over routines and habits that should help you get in better mental shape, leading to improved overall results at the tables. Which is something very valuable, to say the least.

6. Ante Up Magazine Podcast
The Ante Up Magazine podcast is probably the longest-living poker podcast, having first aired back in 2005. It is currently hosted by Christopher Cosenza and Scott Long. That the show has been around since 2005 shows that the people behind the scenes know what their listeners want and how to serve it in a fun and enjoyable manner.

The podcast covers a variety of different topics, and it is probably the most versatile of all the shows on this list. You’ll be able to hear about the latest news and gossip, and there are segments dealing with poker strategy, interviews and much more. Add a good dose of healthy humor to the mix, and you have a clear recipe for success.

5. DAT Poker Podcast
DAT Poker podcast is hosted by Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz and Terrence Chan, alongside Ross Henry. Negreanu, of course, needs no introduction, but Schwartz and Chan are also familiar names to true fans of poker. Namely, the duo was running the famous TwoPlusTwo Pokercast until 2018, when it was canceled, so they know a thing or two about hosting a quality poker show.

The podcast doesn’t follow a strict schedule, but there is at least one new episode out pretty much every week. They cover a wide range of topics, but the show is focused more on the news and gossip, with some strategy thrown into the mix.

4. Tournament Poker Edge Podcast
For those looking to improve their tournament strategy and acquire new knowledge through this particular format, the Tournament Poker Edge podcast is likely an excellent choice. The pod is hosted by Clayton Fletcher and includes a number of rotating professionals who stop by to share their poker strategy tips or do some hand analysis.

Of course, there is also a more “fun” side to the podcast, covering the latest news and controversies from the community, so it’s not just dry strategy. While the focus is definitely on learning how to play better in MTTs, you’ll also find some lighter content you can listen to without having to actively think about what’s being discussed.

3. Red Chip Poker Podcast
This is a podcast brought to you by a popular training site, so it's not a surprise that they concentrate purely on strategy topics. Airing once per week, the Red Chip Poker podcast is designed to deliver you very solid strategy tips.

It is hosted by Zac Shaw, Robbie Strazynski or James “SplitSuit” Sweeney, and often joined by other poker players or coaches who love to share their experience. They cover a wide range of topics, including online and live games, and both tournaments and cash games as well.
On top of that, they also touch on different formats, so you are almost guaranteed to find something interesting to you.

2. Poker Central Podcast
If you want to keep up with the news in the poker world, then you should definitely find time in your schedule for the Poker Central Podcast. That’s right, the biggest poker channel around has its own podcast as well, and you can listen to any of the episodes for free whenever you feel like it.

New episodes are released regularly once a week, covering the most important industry highlights, be it news about the latest tournament winners or the freshest gossip from the felt. Not surprisingly, the show often has some very famous names as their guests, so all true poker fans will likely enjoy weekly editions of the Poker Central podcast.

1. The Poker Life & HSPLO Podcast
Hosted by Joey Ingram, aka “Chicago Joey,” The Poker Life Podcast is one of the more versatile and entertaining options out there. Thanks to his contacts within the community, Ingram has been able to interview some of the biggest names in poker, such as Berry Greenstein, Shaun Deeb, Lex Veldhuis and Mike “Timex” McDonald.

What makes Joey’s podcast so entertaining to watch is that he keeps up with what’s going on, and he’s not afraid to ask “tough” questions. Many of his podcasts have dealt with major controversies in the poker world, such as rake hikes by PokerStars and the presence of bots on Americas Cardroom.

Ingram’s success is largely due to the amount of work he’s willing to put in to prepare for his shows, be it an interview or whatever else. For a prime example, look no further than the work he put in during the recent Mike Postle/Stones Gambling Hall controversy. He’ll spend the required amount of time to prepare for the podcast and make it interesting for those tuning in.

Conclusion
There are quite a few other poker podcasts out there you might enjoy, like Thinking Poker, Postflop Poker Podcast, Top Pair Podcast and Poker Stories. It all depends on what exactly you’re looking for and how much time you have to spend.

These podcasts can be a great way to pass some time while driving home from work, traveling or chilling at home. The best way to go about it is to check an episode or two from different podcasts and see which ones suit you best. When you find the ones you like, smash that subscribe button, and you’ll always know when there is a new episode out.

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