18 episodes

Have you ever wondered about the lifestyles of daily fantasy sports professionals? I sit down with interesting and high-profile DFS pros to discuss the highs and lows of playing fantasy sports for a living.

You may have the financial means to go pro, but do you have the emotional bankroll to withstand the swings and isolated lifestyle?

The Emotional Bankroll Podcast Brian Jester

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Have you ever wondered about the lifestyles of daily fantasy sports professionals? I sit down with interesting and high-profile DFS pros to discuss the highs and lows of playing fantasy sports for a living.

You may have the financial means to go pro, but do you have the emotional bankroll to withstand the swings and isolated lifestyle?

    Ep. 18 with Brian Jester (courtjesters): The Family That Gambles Together Stays Together

    Ep. 18 with Brian Jester (courtjesters): The Family That Gambles Together Stays Together

    I'm the guest this week! 
    I’m Brian Jester -- courtjesters on DK and @BrianJesterFF on Twitter -- the Emotional Bankroll Podcast creator, co-founder of Occupy Fantasy, DraftKings Millionaire winner, 2019 Fanduel World Fantasy Football Championship runner up, and I have more than $600,000 in UFC winnings in the last 18 months.
    I brought on Niromada, a top PGA DFS player and the PGA writer at Occupy Fantasy, to interview me. 
    I chatted with Niromada about:
    - How growing up in a horse racing family impacted my career path
    - The freedom and fears after winning $1 million
    - My transition from corporate life to full-time fantasy sports
    - Handling long and significant financial downswings
    - The pros and cons of this lifestyle
    - Coming down from the dopamine hits of big wins
    - and more!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 17 with Daniel Hutchings (nerdytenor): Adjusting the Psychological Normal

    Ep. 17 with Daniel Hutchings (nerdytenor): Adjusting the Psychological Normal

    Daniel Hutchings -- nerdytenor on DraftKings and @nerdytenor on Twitter -- is the the 27th ranked player in the RotoGrinders rankings who is known for his simulations and NFL/PGA DFS prowess. 
    I chatted with Daniel about:
    - The partnership that kickstarted his DFS career
    - Balancing curiosity vs anxiety when evaluating your play/results
    - How it feels to run UNDER expectation
    - His singing career as a self-described introvert
    - Why sweating games sucks 
    - How we would get back into the workforce if we needed to
    - and more!
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    • 59 min
    Ep. 16 with JJ Zachariason (LateRoundQB): Isn't the Point to Be Content With What You Do?

    Ep. 16 with JJ Zachariason (LateRoundQB): Isn't the Point to Be Content With What You Do?

    JJ Zachariason - @LateRoundQB on Twitter -- is the former Editor-in-Chief at NumberFire and current owner of LateRound.com. 
    I chatted with JJ about:
    - Why he decided to make the leap and start his own site
    - Why differentiation is the key for both content AND DFS
    - What a balanced lifestyle means to him and why it's so important
    - Why he DOESN'T play DFS or season-long fantasy football at high stakes
    - Does an analyst have to be a winning player - or even play at all! - to be a good resource? 
    - Explaining your career to outsiders
    - and more!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 15 with Braeden Greseth (bgreseth): Dominating NBA Showdown

    Ep. 15 with Braeden Greseth (bgreseth): Dominating NBA Showdown

    Braeden Greseth - @BraedenGreseth on Twitter and bgreseth on FanDuel/DraftKings -- has won ELEVEN Single Game GPPs during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. 
    I chatted with Braeden about:
    - What it's like to be on such an insane heater
    - Why he has such a huge edge in NBA Showdwon
    - Graduating college A MONTH AGO and becoming a full-time DFS pro
    - Which courses and topics from college helped him build his own simulation and lineup creation software
    - Pros / cons of simulations
    - How to evaluate your play during a downswing
    - and more!
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    • 38 min
    Ep. 14 with Eric Thiel (etphonehome): At Some Point There's An Expiration Date

    Ep. 14 with Eric Thiel (etphonehome): At Some Point There's An Expiration Date

    Eric Thiel - @et_stats on Twitter and etphonehome on DraftKings -- is primarily a college football and college basketball specialist who has multiple six figure wins under his belt as a full-time DFS player. 
    I chatted with Eric about:
    - Graduating from university and immediately becoming a full-time DFS pro
    - Explaining that decision to his friends and family
    - Why he focuses on college sports and where the edges lie in niche areas
    - His decision to stay off the RotoGrinders leaderboards
    - What it's like to work all day every Saturday in the fall while you're young and your friends are going out
    - The feeling of being burnt out and how there's likely an expiration date on this career
    - and more!
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    • 47 min
    Ep. 13 with Ken Lin (swaglordken): I Bet My Entire Bankroll on the NFL Draft

    Ep. 13 with Ken Lin (swaglordken): I Bet My Entire Bankroll on the NFL Draft

    Ken Lin - @swaglordken on Twitter and swaglordken on DraftKings/FanDuel -- is primarily a small-field DFS player with countless five-figure GPP wins, but he also focuses much of his time on sports betting. I had to talk to Ken after his recent decision to bet *HIS ENTIRE BANKROLL* on the NFL draft. 
    I chatted with Ken about:
    - His decision to risk it all on the NFL draft
    - The importance of taking shots with your bankroll when you're younger
    - Why he plays small-field DFS contests
    - The amount of time and grind required to intelligently take a bankroll shot
    - Deciphering good information
    - The lifestyle of a gambler while in college, especially during COVID
    - and more!
    Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and leave a rating/review to let us know what you think of the show!

    • 49 min

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