Presented by Barstool Sports, Cracking Aces is the newest podcast tackling all things poker, hosted by Nate, Smitty, and Mintzy from Barstool and professional poker player Jake Toole. It will feature the fun side of the poker world and exclusive interviews with the top players. Buckle up and enjoy!
Ep 155 - Ben Mintz Danced Right Out Of His Pants, Nate And Dave's Date Night At RHCP, and Smitty Shares a Hand History
Welcome back! On today's show the fellas riff on Mintzy's drastic weight loss, the NFL and college football, bad football takes, the booming state of live poker, Smitty shares a hand history, Nate's trip report from his date night with Dave Portnoy, the Venetian is a scumbag casino, and Mintzy danced out of his pants, literally. A fun episode with the boys, enjoy!
Ep 154 - Papi Joey Ingram Gives A Life And Poker Update In A Great Hour Interview
Welcome back! Today we are joined by the legendary Papi GTO Joey Ingram! He updates us on his life- where he's been, what he's been up to, his Bryn interview, his thoughts on the current state of poker and poker content, his pitch FOR the Barstool Poker Tour, and lots of other great nuggets. Joey joins us around the 15 minute mark and we have a wonderful hour long talk that flew by. He's such a delight. Enjoy!
Ep 153 - JEFF PLATT WINS $100K!!! (INTERVIEW WITH JEFF) + Mintzy's Sugar-gate and A Little More ACR Is Scummy Chat
Welcome back! Today we are joined by the king Jeff Platt, a day after he won the MSPT Main Event for $100,000! He talked us through his career evolution as a poker player and how his broadcasting career has helped his game on the felt. He also tells us a Hand History from the final table and discusses it in detail with Jake which was interesting. We had a lovely chat with him, definitely worth checking out. Also on the show we talk about Mintzy's Sugar-gate, the fallout from the ACR/Rampage discussion, and a few other topics. Enjoy!
Ep 152 - Rampage Joins Us To Bash ACR + Hellmuth and Hustler Stream Discussion
Welcome back! Today we put on our tin foil hats to bash ACR for being shady, part 1,505,849. Rampage Poker joins the show to give his thoughts on ACR as well, plus we talk about the content game, his thoughts on money, tournaments, and interning at Barstool. We also discuss the Hustler steam vs Live at the Bike, including if Hellmuth moves the needle for poker fans anymore. A very fun episode with the fellas, enjoy!
Ep 151 - An Episode Full Of Poker And Life Advice From Jake
Welcome back! On today's show Jake talks poker strategy. He reviews a couple of Ben Mintz's hand histories, answers DMs including a question from our friend RampagePoker, solver reads vs live reads, and talks about wanting to be a triathlete. We will be doing more poker strategy episodes moving forward so we all get rich. We also really need him to open Kool Beanz. Keep DM'ing us on IG and we will get to more of your questions, enjoy!
Ep 150 - The Patrick "Pads" Leonard Interview Episode
Welcome back! Today we interview one of the best players in the world Patrick "Pads" Leonard for about 90 minutes. Pads has an unreal story about how he got better at poker, how he grinded his way up, his mental approach to the game, why he hates taking vacations, and much more. He also talked a lot about poker theory, some very valuable NLHE information you can't get anywhere else. A very, very informative episode with an up and coming legend. Enjoy!
Best Poker Podcast
I heard about smitty and Nate’s deep run in the main on poker go’s podcast coverage of the main. I tuned into them and it is my new favorite podcast. They have great guest, good strategy, and keep poker fun. It gives me hope that a fish like me may become a profitable player at some point in my life lol. Keep up the great work and push for a barstool sports poker tour!
Not a Real Poker Podcast
90% of the show is spent on unrelated topics. The show also has no structure. The Host Nate doesn’t keep up with current tournaments and events in Poker, so it doesn’t report real Poker news.
Their best assets are co-hosts Jake Toole and Mintzy, but they both consistently don’t make the show. It then becomes a 1-hour convo about Nate and Smitty personal lives.
If you’re trying to get into poker, you are better off listening to Solve 4 Y podcast “Only Friends”. They actually have a planned out show on a daily basis.
Podcast is the equivalent of the owner of the business: crusty, outdated, and short. But don’t take my word for it. Look up Portnnoying’s height and it says 5’10” but many have confirmed he’s more like 5’6”. Call his bluff and he will fold. So in sum, the podcast is awful and so is Portnnoying.