Episode 238: Brad Willis

Brad Willis is the head of blogging for PokerStars and the author of the excellent Rapid Eye Reality blog. We talk to him about politics at the poker table, raising sons, and living as a progressive in the American South. Plus we extract more music recommendations from him! Brad’s previous appearance was Episode 150. Support … Read moreEpisode 238: Brad Willis

Episode 235: Politics at the Poker Table with Matt Glassman

Matt Glassman is back with a new job (senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute), a new podcast (Congress, Two Beers In), and as usual some refreshingly wonky insight into what’s really going on in Washington. Plus when is it OK to talk politics at the poker table, and should you ever enter another flight … Read moreEpisode 235: Politics at the Poker Table with Matt Glassman

Episode 233: Andrew Therriault

Andrew Therriault is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston. He’s also an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We talk to him about how big data and artificial intelligence are shaping poker, politics, and government. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello and Welcome 4:12 – … Read moreEpisode 233: Andrew Therriault

Episode 195: Getting Trumped with Matt Glassman

Political scientist and Congressional Research Service analyst Matt Glassman helped us put the 2016 Presidential Campaign into context a few weeks ago. Now that the election is over, we need him more than ever! We’ve got a great strategy segment, but the interview is really about trying to make sense of the current political situation … Read moreEpisode 195: Getting Trumped with Matt Glassman

A King Among Men: Gun Ownership

This was a surprising little moment for me in reading The Autobiography of Martin Luther King: King was a gun owner prior to and in the early days of his involvement with the Montgomery bus boycott! After a bomb exploded on his front porch, his friends and family urged him to keep an armed guard … Read moreA King Among Men: Gun Ownership

A King Among Men: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

I don’t often talk in terms of heroes and role models, but if you forced me to name one, I would choose the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As I’ve written here before, I believe that he represents about as well as anyone in history what it means to be a politically engaged American … Read moreA King Among Men: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Episode 191: Matt Glassman

Matt Glassman is a Congressional Research Service analyst, Political Science PhD, and perhaps most importantly, one of Nate’s college buddies. We talk about how poker can help us to understand politics (including the 2016 presidential election, of course!), how horse racing can help us to understand why gambling markets are overvaluing Trump, and even some … Read moreEpisode 191: Matt Glassman