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Kara Scott uses a set of questions designed by psychologists to get to know poker pros like never before.

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Kara Scott uses a set of questions designed by psychologists to get to know poker pros like never before.

    Phil Galfond Shares His Poker and Family Values | Ep: 17

    Phil Galfond Shares His Poker and Family Values | Ep: 17

    Phil Galfond is one of the most thoughtful and interesting people in poker, and his wide ranging personality is plain to see in the latest episode of Heart of Poker. Phil is an OG in online poker and his PLO Galfond Challenge matches against some of the best players in the game have become legendary over the last few years. He’s also got 3 WSOP bracelets for good measure.
    Using her menu of psychologist-approved questions, Kara gets personal with Phil. He explains how he met his now-wife Farah Fath on Twitter, his thoughts on parenting, and even losing friendships in the poker world. Phil also gives us a sneak peak into the book he might just get around to writing....
    Phil is routinely called one of the nicest guys in poker and these insights into his life, family and values do nothing to disprove that reputation. Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to check out previous editions with poker pros and personalities, including Mori Eskandani, Jason Koon, Dominik Nitsche, Vanessa Selbst, Maria Ho, Brad Owen, and many more.

    • 43 min
    Poker Hall of Famer Mori Eskandani Drops Wisdom Bombs | Ep: 16

    Poker Hall of Famer Mori Eskandani Drops Wisdom Bombs | Ep: 16

    Few people have seen more of the poker world than Mori Eskandani, albeit Mori has done most of it from behind the camera. Known as "Uncle Mori" to players and crew, Eskandani is the visionary behind many of poker's most iconic television broadcasts. A poker player himself, Mori is also a long-time friend and mentor of Kara Scott.
    In this episode of Heart of Poker, Mori shares fascinating stories from his professional and personal lives. Kara and Mori have a high level of trust and it's on full display in this truly honest and in-depth conversation. 
    Listen to the full episode and make sure to check out previous episodes with poker pros including Andrew Neeme, Jamie Kerstetter, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Koon, Danielle Andersen, Faraz Jaka, David Williams, Brad Owen, Chris Moorman, Maria Ho, Dominik Nitsche and Barny Boatman. 

    • 44 min
    'The Most Personal Interview' of Andrew Neeme's Life | Ep:15

    'The Most Personal Interview' of Andrew Neeme's Life | Ep:15

    Televised poker was a phenomenon and it drove the game's growth for years. Poker on YouTube is no less a force and in this episode of Heart of Poker, we talk to one of its pioneers. Andrew Neeme has been vlogging about poker for almost a decade and he puts it all out there on his channel. Even so, he told Kara Scott that this was the most personal interview he's ever done.
    As someone that makes a living playing live poker and filming it, Neeme was professionally impacted by the pandemic. On the personal side, he was forced to delay his entire wedding. It's been an eventful year for Neeme and he opens up about it all in this 45-minute, candid conversation.
    After you listen to this episode, check out previous shows featuring fascinating poker pros Jamie Kerstetter, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Koon, Danielle Andersen, Faraz Jaka, David Williams, Brad Owen, Chris Moorman, Maria Ho, Dominik Nitsche and Barny Boatman. 

    • 45 min
    Jennifer Harman Opens Up on Love, Loss and Life | Ep: 14

    Jennifer Harman Opens Up on Love, Loss and Life | Ep: 14

    Poker Hall of Famer Jennifer Harman has seen it all. As one of the few women to battle her way into the high-stakes Las Vegas poker scene, she knows firsthand how exciting and challenging the poker world can be.
    We're so excited to have her on the Heart of Poker and even more excited to dig into her life away from the felt. Harman is an organ-transplant survivor and in this candid interview with Kara Scott she opens up about that, the loss of her mom and a long list of fascinating personal events.
    Adversity is something we're all dealing with during this pandemic and Jennifer Harman has an combination of grit, life experience and optimism that is both refreshing and inspiring. Listen to the full episode to get to know poker legend Jennifer Harman like never before and check out our previous episodes for in-depth conversations with poker's biggest personalities.

    • 44 min
    Vicky Coren Talks Motherhood, Zookeeping ... Porn? | Ep: 13

    Vicky Coren Talks Motherhood, Zookeeping ... Porn? | Ep: 13

    We are SO excited to have Vicky Coren on the podcast. An accomplished writer, television personality and a massively successful live poker tournament player, Coren is one of the most intriguing guests we've had the chance to speak with so far. In this far-ranging and intimate interview,
    Coren is famous in the poker world for being one of the only people to win two EPT championships, and the only woman to do so. And while they do talk about poker, Kara dives into a long list of other topics you definitely have never heard Coren speak about in interviews before.
    Enjoy this episode with Victoria Coren-Mitchell and make sure to check out previous shows with interesting poker pros including Dominik Nitsche, Vanessa Selbst, Maria Ho, Brad Owen, David Williams, Barny Boatman and lots more.

    • 44 min
    Jen Shahade Shares Her Innermost Thoughts and Feelings | Ep: 12

    Jen Shahade Shares Her Innermost Thoughts and Feelings | Ep: 12

    Next up on the Heart of Poker Podcast by 888poker is the one and only Jennifer Shahade. Competitive chess player, poker pro and podcast host, Jennifer is one of the most interesting and engaging characters in the poker world today. In this episode, Kara and Jennifer have a far-ranging conversation that touches on tons of interesting topics.
    How will AI and data-mining change relationships in the future? What do you find most terrifying? What was it about New York that hooked you from day one? Kara also digs into Jennifer's new award-winning poker podcast The Grid and what makes it so special.
    Listen to the entire episode and make sure to check out previous shows with poker pros including Jason Koon, Jamie Kerstetter, Vanessa Selbst, Maria Ho, Danielle Andersen, Faraz Jaka, David Williams, Brad Owen, Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche and Barny Boatman. 
     

    • 47 min

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