311 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.

Poker in the Ears PokerStars

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 127 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.

    310. SCOOP 2024 with Lex Veldhuis and Howard Swains

    310. SCOOP 2024 with Lex Veldhuis and Howard Swains

    With the 2024 Spring Championship of Online Poker in the books, James and Joe recap the series with their #SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains, summarising the headline stats and biggest stories of the last three weeks. Plus, the guys talk to Lex Veldhuis, who won his first SCOOP trophy this year and triumphed in the inaugural SCOOP League. Lex also discusses the swings he experienced on The Big Game on Tour (new episodes every Saturday on the PokerStars YouTube channel) and the upcoming Lex Live event in Spain. Finally, EPT Barcelona is the topic of the Superfan quiz, as Cornel Puscau competes for a #PowerPass. Next episode: June 26th. In the meantime, please follow/subscribe to #PITE and join our community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    309. WSOP 2024 preview with reigning Main Event champ Daniel Weinman + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    309. WSOP 2024 preview with reigning Main Event champ Daniel Weinman + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    Players from every continent will be heading to Las Vegas in the coming days for the 2024 World Series of Poker. James and Joe look ahead to this year's #WSOP and discuss when they'll be there and what they're planning to do and play. Plus, they talk to the man who won the 2023 Main Event bracelet – and $12.1m – Daniel Weinman. Meanwhile, ahead of Main Event Sunday in the Spring Championship of Online Poker, the guys get an update from #SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains. Also on this week's show, the #PITE community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord) review Episode 2 of The Big Game on Tour, James reveals why and how he's going to give away prizes at ESPT/UKIPT Malaga, and Dutch barbershop singer Mickey Gijzen competes for PokerStars merch in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please follow/subscribe to the podcast.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    308. The Big Game on Tour with Jennifer Tilly + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    308. The Big Game on Tour with Jennifer Tilly + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    The Big Game on Tour is finally here, with new shows broadcast every Friday on FS1 in the USA and uploaded to the PokerStars YouTube channel the following day. James and Joe recap the first episode with the star of the show: Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly. They also talk about Joe's premiere party and discuss James's experience playing in a #WSOPC event at The Commerce. #SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains drops by with the latest stories and stats from the Spring Championship of Online Poker, and Andy Wallace from the UK returns to the podcast to answer questions about the Big Game in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please follow/subscribe to #PITE and join our community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord).

    • 1 hr 30 min
    307. EPT Monte-Carlo finalist Rania Nasreddine + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    307. EPT Monte-Carlo finalist Rania Nasreddine + SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains

    James and Joe are back from Monaco. They start the show paying tribute to Steve Albini, the two-time WSOP bracelet winner and legendary music producer who died this week at the age of 61. The guys then look back at #EPTMonteCarlo, with some behind-the-scenes stories and an interview with Main Event finalist Rania Nasreddine. #SCOOP Correspondent Howard Swains returns to the podcast to provide the early headlines from the 2024 Spring Championship of Online Poker, while Maureen Bloechlinger from Switzerland takes on Joe at poker trivia in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Finally, there are details of when and where you can see the #BigGameOnTour. Please follow/subscribe to #PITE and join our community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord).

    • 1 hr 25 min
    306. EPT Monte-Carlo preview with Wolfgang Poker

    306. EPT Monte-Carlo preview with Wolfgang Poker

    James and Joe are about to head to the PokerStars European Poker Tour Presented by Monte-Carlo Casino. They look ahead to seven days of live streaming (April 28th – May 4th) on the PokerStars Twitch and YouTube channels, plus a second edition of the #MysteryCashChallenge. Among the players taking part in this cash game at #EPTMonteCarlo is YouTube star Alexander Seibt, aka: Wolfgang Poker. He joins the guys, just minutes after arriving in Monaco, to talk about his expectations for the game and reflect on the incredible success of his recent videos, one of which has received more than 100m views! Finally, Arpi Toth chooses the TV show 'Nathan for You' as his specialist subject in 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please follow/subscribe to #PITE and join our community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord).

    • 52 min
    305. Lexy Gavin-Mather

    305. Lexy Gavin-Mather

    In a change to our advertised programming, James and Joe are joined by poker player, coach, content creator, author, and commentator Lexy Gavin-Mather. In an extended interview, Lexy talks about her start in poker, her years as an online grinder, her first foray into live poker at the PCA, finding love on the circuit, and diversifying into coaching and writing. Meanwhile, a former member of the #PITE production team, Viviana Pazmino, volunteers for 'Superfan vs Stapes'. And Joe is NOT happy about her chosen specialist subject. Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and join our community on Discord (psta.rs/Discord). Also, make sure you subscribe to James's YouTube channel (youtube.com/@James_Hartigan) and heed Joe's edict: positive feedback only!

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Vaquetta ,

Top Show.

Absolutely love this show, the best entertainment podcast around, love that it’s not just about poker, loving the film and book reviews. It keeps me going on the long commute! Keep it up guys.

bellboar05 ,

Great show. Highlight of my week

Easy listening now the voice is fixed. On point every week. Poker, films and the odd special guest. What more do you need. Keep it up lads

Lisa G 164 ,

Big fun!

I’ve been watching Joe & James for years and have learned tonnes from their commentary and was witness to the vastly improving quality of the filler content. Now delighted by the podcast. Yay!

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