192 episodes

Every week, the hosts of PokerStars TV (James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton) bring you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like being two regular folks on the international poker circuit. Told from the perspective of a cranky British dad (Hartigan) and an undateable American bachelor (Stapes), Poker in the Ears is a mostly uncensored take on the world of professional poker. The hosts also regularly call in favours, in the form of guest spots from their big-shot celebrity poker-playing friends. And they routinely hold on-air competitions, providing chances for listeners to join them on tour.

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    • 4.9 • 121 Ratings

Every week, the hosts of PokerStars TV (James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton) bring you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like being two regular folks on the international poker circuit. Told from the perspective of a cranky British dad (Hartigan) and an undateable American bachelor (Stapes), Poker in the Ears is a mostly uncensored take on the world of professional poker. The hosts also regularly call in favours, in the form of guest spots from their big-shot celebrity poker-playing friends. And they routinely hold on-air competitions, providing chances for listeners to join them on tour.

    Episode 191 – 17/09/2020 – WCOOP 2020 Champs (including ‘theNERDguy’, ‘probirs’, ‘KuuL’ & ‘Spraggy’)

    Episode 191 – 17/09/2020 – WCOOP 2020 Champs (including ‘theNERDguy’, ‘probirs’, ‘KuuL’ & ‘Spraggy’)

    It’s a #WCOOP2020 special, as James and Joe discuss some of the big stories from the series so far, and replay some of the interviews from their ongoing World Championship of Online Poker live streams (twitch.tv/pokerstars and youtube.com/pokerstars). Full list of players featured in this show: Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, Dimitar ‘KuuL’ Danchev, Matas ‘NoTilit’ Cikinas, Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth, Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson, Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins. Plus, Michael Doyle from Canada chooses ‘The Lighthouse’ as his specialist subject in this week’s edition of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. Please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars.

    • 53 min
    Episode 190 – 03/09/2020 – WCOOP 2020 with Shaun Deeb

    Episode 190 – 03/09/2020 – WCOOP 2020 with Shaun Deeb

    This show focuses on #WCOOP2020, which is now underway. And who better to talk to about the World Championship of Online Poker than Shaun Deeb, a player with eight WCOOP titles? Plus, Joe reveals he’s seen a rough cut of Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’ (the movie he worked on as a poker consultant), and Sam Williams from the UK competes for a #SundayMillion ticket and #PokerInTheEars T-shirt in a ‘Good Will Hunting’-themed edition of ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. As James and Joe are currently streaming every day (twitch.tv/pokerstars and youtube.com/pokerstars), they won’t be recording the next episode of the podcast until 16th September. In the meantime, please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe.

    • 58 min
    Episode 189 – 27/08/2020 – Griffin Benger

    Episode 189 – 27/08/2020 – Griffin Benger

    The podcast is back from its two-month summer hiatus. But James and Joe haven’t had a break. They’ve been hard at work on the #StadiumSeries live streams and preparing for another three weeks inside the PokerStars Arena hosting cards-up coverage of #WCOOP2020. Both are discussed on this week’s show, in the company of Griffin Benger, a core member of the commentary team for both productions. Of course, the boys have had a LITTLE bit of downtime, so talk about some of the movies and TV shows they’ve recently watched. And Kyle Stanley from Toronto returns to #PokerInTheEars to answer questions about ‘South Park’ in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. (This time, you’ll actually get to hear Kyle, because the recording didn’t corrupt!) Please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe to the podcast.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 188 – 25/06/2020 – Sam Grafton

    Episode 188 – 25/06/2020 – Sam Grafton

    For their season finale, James and Joe look ahead to the #StadiumSeries (starting Sunday 5th July) and the 23 consecutive days of live coverage they’ll be providing at Twitch.tv/PokerStars (Monday 13th July – Tuesday 4th August). The boys are joined by British pro Sam Grafton, who recently won the #SummerSeries Main Event for $200k, and will be part of the commentary team for the #StadiumSeries streams. Elsewhere, Joe provides an update on ‘The Card Counter’ – and receives a huge ego boost from the film’s writer-director – and Collin Capone from Canada answers questions about the sci-fi movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. #PokerInTheEars is now on summer break, returning Thursday 27th August. During the next eight weeks, please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe to the podcast.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 187 – 19/06/2020 – Melissa Burr

    Episode 187 – 19/06/2020 – Melissa Burr

    James and Joe talk prop bets, and look at some of the more interesting wagers happening in the poker world right now (what Joe is describing as ‘The Prop Bets of Quarantine’). They have updates on the challenges Max Silver and Mike McDonald are undertaking, and chat to high stakes regular Melissa Burr about her recent prop bet involving the consumption of a ridiculous number of chicken nuggets! Elsewhere, the boys discuss the conclusion of their 13-week #EPTRetro run (listen out for a special EPT-related bonus at the end of this week’s podcast) and Chris Stringer from the UK angers Joe by picking the ‘Black Mirror’ interactive special ‘Bandersnatch’ as his specialist subject on ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. Please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 186 – 12/06/2020 – A Big Hand for the Little Lady & Runner Runner

    Episode 186 – 12/06/2020 – A Big Hand for the Little Lady & Runner Runner

    Time for more film reviews on the podcast, as James and Joe bring you a ‘Poker Movie Monday (on a Wednesday, recorded on a Thursday and released on a Friday)’ double bill. They take a look at two poker-themed motion pictures: ‘A Big Hand for the Little Lady’ (1966) and ‘Runner Runner’ (2013). The latter is the subject of this week’s quiz, as Crt Lipovesk from Slovenia competes for prizes in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’. Please don’t forget to comment, like and subscribe to #PokerInTheEars.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Mozzab92 ,

Best poker podcast

Happy birthday Joe

Funnell317 ,

Fantastic Podcast

Been Listening to the Podcast for years. Good Mix of Poker and Non Poker content. Keep up the Great work Guys and Happy Birthday Joe.

Stringbop ,

Essential poker/tv/film listening

Cracking pod cast which is poker based at heart but has something for everyone, from film reviews to poker news. (Joes dumb games will definitely make you smile)

If your new to poker or a total card shark, this is the podcast for you.

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