PRESS PLAY: News to Fun to Strategy – Six Great Poker Podcasts to Check Out for 2021

Anthony Cicali III December 7, 2020
A look at some poker podcasts to check out for 2021.

In the early days of poker, the only place players could hear stories, news, or talk to other grinders was at the tables. With the rise of poker podcasts over the last several years, that has changed considerably.

Players can now enjoy poker news, interviews, and strategy discussions as they drive to work or hit the gym. Poker podcasts all have developed their own niche.

Some shows are based on strategy or news, while others are simply for entertainment. The great thing about podcasts is they are generally posted as free content. As podcasts continue to grow in popularity, here are six shows players may want to add to their commute.

1 – The Orbit

This is one of the newest podcasts and it is hosted by Robbie Strazynski, founder of  The podcast takes a unique approach by presenting a poker round table discussion. Previous guests include such poker elites as Phil Galfond and Daniel Negreanu

The show debuted with the official launch of Twitch’s official exclusive poker channel. Strazynski plays host to such topics as:

  • The return of live poker after the pandemic.
  • Collusion issues in the online poker realm.
  • What’s happening in the online poker community.

2 – The Mindset Advantage

This podcast is hosted by mindset coach and author Elliot Roe and is distributed monthly. In each show, Roe invites talks with a poker pro about how to improve your mindset and become a better player. 

The host was featured in Jonathan Little’s book Excelling at No Limit Hold’em. Roe was highlighted under the mental game section, authoring the chapter Hypnotherapy for a Successful Mindset.

3 – DAT Poker Podcast

Three hosts are featured on the DAT Poker Podcast. The show includes Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz, and Terrence Chan (hence the DAT in the title). The podcast generally comes out twice monthly with the hosts debating issues about the industry, poker news, and some strategy.

A unique part of the show is when they entertain voicemail questions. Fans can call in and leave a question via voicemail, and the hosts answer the questions in the next episode.

4 – Tournament Poker Edge Podcast

This show runs weekly and poker player and comedian Clayton Fletcher mans the microphone for the hosting duties. The podcast focuses mainly on multi-table tournament strategies. Fletcher invites multiple pros on his show to talk about the ever-changing dynamic of tournament poker. 

TPE also touches on general poker news from tournaments and events in the industry. The show has the distinction as one of the longest running strategy podcasts in the game, more than a decade.

5 – Poker on the Mind Podcast

Dr. Tricia Cardner and Gareth James host Poker on the Mind. Cardner is the author of multiple poker books including Positive Poker. The podcast dives into the mind and helps players create an edge in their mental game. 

POTM has more than 80 episodes dating back to 2017. The show drops about every other week. It’s an interesting listen hearing Cardner and James highlight mental strength through their discussions.

6 – Nerdthusiast Poker Podcast

Nerdthusiast may be the new kids on the block, but the hosts have been around the poker scene since the Moneymaker boom. The monthly show focuses on the recreational player by discussing:

  • poker room reviews
  • news
  • funny stories the hosts have experienced along their casino travels

One highlight of the show is a monthly gambling movie review. Host Brian Keane breaks down his thoughts on some rare poker films each month. Keane also has been doing monthly updates about COVID-19 protocols at various casinos.

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