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Larry weighs in on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers, right-wing vigilantism, and why he loves the Beatles. He's then joined by film editor Jabez Olssen ('Lord of the Rings,' 'King Kong') to talk about the making of the upcoming Beatles documentary, 'Get Back,' (25:49) and how the original 'Let It Be film and LP ca…
 
Larry weighs in on the infrastructure bill, unnecessary racism in political commentary, and how Darwin influences our points of view. He's then joined by Bob Costas where they discuss Pete Rose (27:07), Bob's early broadcasting influences (31:21), and Baseball's waning popularity. After that they wax poetic on the importance of regional announcers …
 
Larry weighs in on his birthday, the Dave Chappelle controversy, and cancel culture. He then joins David Copperfield in Las Vegas to discuss his book "History Of Magic" and his early days before becoming one of the worlds most successful magicians.(13:39) David tells some of the stories behind his greatest illusions, like the Statue of Liberty vani…
 
CoinFLEX CEO Mark Lamb joins Doug Polk to talk about the effect of regulation on Americans, DeFi in 2021+ and more. 0:00 Intro 1:12 Mark joins 3:02 Stablecoins, USD vs EUR 13:57 US Regulation, $SHIB vs a House, Leverage 31:34 flexUSD 43:00 More on stablecoins 56:33 Could the government attack the crypto space? 1:08:10 DeFi explained 1:33:28 Future …
 
Today’s episode is taken from a live conversation between Larry Wilmore and representative Adam Schiff for ‘Live Talks Los Angeles.’ The two discuss Schiff’s new book ‘Midnight in Washington,’ being in the Capitol during the attacks in January, and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Adam Schiff Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Jonat…
 
Long-time poker pro and CardRunners founder Taylor Caby joins Doug Polk to talk about playing poker in the boom years, starting the first major poker training site, and more. 0:00 Intro 1:14 Taylor joins, CardRunners/Upswing 12:26 Online poker in 2003 20:44 Online poker today 34:07 Quitting poker, Starting DraftDay, DFS talk 44:23 Establish The Run…
 
Larry weighs in on Kyrie Irving refusing to get vaccinated (1:00) before he is joined by ‘Insecure’ star Jay Ellis and New York Times writer Walter Thompson-Hernández to talk about their new podcast with Lemonada Media, ‘Written Off,’ which features work from young writers who developed their voice while incarcerated (18:29). Plus, Ellis gives some…
 
Main Event runner-up David Williams joins Doug Polk to get you up-to-speed on the 2021 WSOP so far. Topics include a Rio hotel room robbery, notable winners and more. 0:00 Intro 0:54 David joins 5:40 What has the WSOP been like so far? 17:31 The Phil Hellmuth blowup 31:30 Robberies at the Rio 45:35 The Ladies event, Importance of role models 1:04:0…
 
Poker pro Bart Hanson joins Doug Polk to talk about the wild Texas poker scene, the 2021 WSOP, and betting huge on the 2020 elections. 0:00 Intro 1:04 Bart joins, The housing market 8:46 Moving out of California, pros and cons 16:40 Poker in Texas 21:54 Should Doug start a poker room 29:41 San Antonio, Does Bart still play? 33:56 Banning the Europe…
 
Larry weighs in on NBA players and their stances on COVID-19 vaccinations (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by magician and author Joshua Jay to discuss his latest book, ‘How Magicians Think,’ and how many magicians get into magic for the same reasons but stay for different ones (14:00). Later, they talk about the ethics of a magician and diversity i…
 
Former poker pro and early cryptocurrency adopter Bryan Pellegrino (aka PrimordialAA) joins Doug Polk to talk about NFTs, artificial intelligence in poker, and his new project Layer Zero. The first 1 hour and 2 minutes is all about crypto, the last 39 minutes is poker related stuff. 0:00 Intro 0:44 Bryan joins 2:20 Layer Zero 17:42 Oracles, Chainli…
 
Larry is joined by Washington Post journalist Craig Whitlock to talk about his new book ‘The Afghanistan Papers’ which details America’s long, un-winnable war in Afghanistan and how the public was deceived. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Craig Whitlock Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Live cash game specialist Garrett Adelstein joins Doug Polk to talk about the state of live poker, balancing life with poker, folding the second nut straight, and more. 0:00 Intro 0:46 Garrett joins, Marriage/relationships, Survivor 12:30 Balancing life and poker 23:52 Mental health 29:20 Current state of live poker 34:14 Online vs live, Cash game …
 
Larry weighs in on pandemic fatigue, his issue with voter ID laws being called racist, and the Texas abortion ban (01:00). Later, Ken Burns joins Larry to discuss his latest documentary, ‘Muhammad Ali’ (25:00). They talk about the making of the documentary, Ali’s relationship with the Nation of Islam, and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Ken B…
 
Chess streamer Alexandra Botez joins Doug Polk to talk about chess, poker, and which game has smarter players. 0:51 Alexandra joins 1:43 Living in Austin, Making content 13:54 The Chess Hustlers, Did AI ruin Chess? 21:07 How to start studying Chess or Poker 25:21 Poker players vs Chess players, Tells vs strategy 35:20 The Chess Twitch boom, Would C…
 
Larry weighs in on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and more to open the show (01:00). Later, he is joined by creator of the Me Too Movement Tarana Burke to discuss her new book ‘Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement,’ as well as the difference between self esteem and self worth, and much more (20:00). Ho…
 
World Series of Poker Staple Norman Chad joins Doug Polk to discuss the (potentially) upcoming series and more. 0:42 Norman joins 2:00 The ex-wife jokes, dealers, poker in California 8:45 WSOP 2021 18:42 Is PokerGo good for the industry? 25:45 WSOP on CBS Sports, Norman+Lon, Jamie Kerstetter 36:42 Who could replace Norman and Lon? 43:10 Making mist…
 
Early cryptocurrency adopter Bryan Micon joins Doug Polk to talk about mostly NFTs, as well as other crypto stuff and the 2021 World Series of Poker. 0:50 Bryan joins 3:40 NFT markets, Flexing, Rare Pepes 29:15 Where does the value of NFT's come from? 35:05 Will all this have a negative effect? 44:32 What happened to CryptoKitties? 48:00 Selling NO…
 
FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver joins Doug Polk to talk about poker, politics, COVID, Twitter beefs and more. 0:52 Nate joins 2:55 Political betting, FiveThirtyEight vs sports betting markets 11:00 2020 Primaries, Superdelegates 16:29 Polarization of the US population 22:30 WSOP Covid restrictions 34:28 Nonsensical Covid policies 41:42 Nate's u…
 
Mike "The Mouth" Matusow joins Doug Polk to share his thoughts on modern poker strategy, the 2021 WSOP, scammer stories from the early 2000s and more. Timestamps: 0:45 Mike joins 6:28 What is Mike playing nowadays 10:31 Matusows thoughts on GTO/solvers 20:50 What happened with UltimateBet? 27:01 WSOP 2021, Covid/Vaccination 38:06 Should the WSOP be…
 
The one and only Phil Hellmuth joins Doug Polk to talk about his run of heads-up wins and more. 1:08 Hellmuth joins 3:25 Phil's Heads Up Duel win streak 13:28 Hellmuth's success in big field MTT's vs High Rollers 20:40 White Magic vs GTO 29:50 Hand histories from the DNegs match 44:48 Upcoming match vs Tom Dwan 47:15 Is Phil reasonable? 58:12 Doug'…
 
Ethereum developer Mudit Gupta joins Doug Polk to talk about what really went down with the biggest DeFi hack in the history of cryptocurrency. 0:38 Mudit joins 1:54 Rundown of the hack 8:09 Did this hack use a new strategy? 14:25 Are DeFi projects really decentralized? 21:11 Bridges/Multi-blockchain 28:52 Should we be concerned about the hack? 33:…
 
Former poker pro and current rich guy Mike "Timex" McDonald joins Doug Polk to discuss topics that would probably make no sense to your grandma. DeFi, NFTs, cryptopunks, oh my! 0:31 Intro 2:22 Mike joins 4:53 Crypto market today and in the future 15:17 Equity vs Tokens, FTT/FTX, Uniswap 30:28 NFT's, CryptoPunks 51:18 What CryptoPunks could perform …
 
If you like hearing about Bitcoin, you're gonna like this one. Doug Polk is joined by the CEO of Riot Blockchain and former high stakes poker pro Jason Les. The duo takes a deep dive into a number of Bitcoin-related topics, including environmental concerns, mining, the recent China ban and more. TIMESTAMPS: 0:33 Intro 5:56 Upcoming podcast schedule…
 
Larry is joined by the LA Times Sports and Culture columnist LZ Granderson to talk about becoming comfortable with his identity as a Black gay man (8:26), NFL player Carl Nassib coming out as gay and the other progress the sports world is making to be more inclusive (47:24), and how he feels about athlete activism (1:07:29). Host: Larry Wilmore Gue…
 
The elusive Daniel Negreanu joins Doug to talk about playing heads-up versus Phil Hellmuth, his recent victories in the PokerGO Open, and his pick for best tournament player in the world. Plus, Doug reveals a timing tell he had on Daniel. Sign up for the Upswing Lab to access Doug's new module when it comes out: https://upswingpoker.com/the-poker-l…
 
Larry weighs in on Richard Branson’s space trip and the return of mask mandates (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by writer Michael Pollan to discuss his latest book ‘This Is Your on Mind on Plants,’ the effects of Opiates on the body, and much more (10:00) Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Michael Pollan Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Jonath…
 
What is the current state of cheating in poker? Are things like preflop charts and HUDs considered cheating - and if not, should they be? Doug Polk sits down with poker pro Olivier Busquet to flesh out a heated discussion that started on the wonderful website Twitter dot com. Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 5:52 - Olivier Joins, discusses preflop chart op…
 
Larry opens the show by weighing in on critical race theory (1:00). Later, he is joined by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author and host of the podcast ‘Be Antiracist,’ to discuss the mission of his relatively new podcast (17:00) as well as what it means to be antiracist. Later, Dr. Kendi briefly dives deeper into critical race the…
 
Young poker pro Landon Tice agreed to pay businessman Bill Perkins $3,600 for every 100 hands the two played in a $200/$400 heads-up challenge. The match was meant to last 20,000 hands, but Landon threw in the towel less than 25% of the way to the finish line. Doug Polk is joined by Jason Mo, Kevin Rabichow and Bill Perkins to parse out the not-so-…
 
Larry weighs in on Bill Cosby’s release from prison to open the show (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian and author Wayne Federman to discuss his new book ‘The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chapelle’ (10:00). Later they look at the vaudeville era of comedy (29:00), how technological advancements such as the microphone changed…
 
Larry weighs in on Juneteenth becoming a holiday, the Catholic church’s potential communion ban on President Biden for his abortion stance, and the “heartbeat bill” (01:30). Later, Larry is joined by comedian and writer Sam Jay to discuss working on her show ‘PAUSE with Sam Jay,’ the difference between writing for ‘Saturday Night Live’ vs. her own …
 
This week, Larry weighs in on how the privilege of being from the United States has contributed to the country’s lack of interest in getting vaccinated (0:43). Larry is joined by Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt to discuss her latest work in the series ‘Blindspotting' (13:00). They also discuss a rejected ‘Twister’ reboot, her acting career, and mu…
 
To open the show, Larry again weighs in on alien conspiracies, as well as Tucker Carlson’s quote on COVID-19 vaccinations being the “medical Jim Crow" (1:00) Then, Larry is joined by Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes to discuss working on her new Netflix show ‘The Upshaws’ during the pandemic (13:00). They also talk about Sykes transitioning …
 
Larry briefly weighs in on the conservative attack on women’s reproductive right, as well as alien conspiracy theories to open the show (01:00). Later, he is joined by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins to discuss adapting Colson Whitehead’s novel into the television series ‘The Underground Railroad’ on Amazon Prime (13:00). Later, they discuss t…
 
Larry is joined by actor and director David Oyelowo to talk about getting into acting and why he decided to create his own production company (17:47), making his directorial debut with ‘The Water Man' and what it was like to direct himself as an actor (35:37), and why he's drawn to making movies with fantastical elements (51:53). Host: Larry Wilmor…
 
Larry weighs in on ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ and the importance of gratitude to open the show. Later, he is joined by New York Times best selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new audio book ‘The Bomber Mafia,’ how advances in technology change warfare, and more (11:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Kaya McMulle…
 
Larry is joined by actor and comedian Robin Thede on this week’s weigh-in to discuss Season 2 of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to discuss ‘United Shades of America,’ defunding the police, and much more (30:10). Host: Larry Wilmore Guests: Robin Thede and W. Kamau Bell Producer: Kaya McMullen Pr…
 
Larry weighs in on a week filled with gun violence and police brutality, as well as the new Georgia voting law to open the show (02:00). Later, he is joined by Willie Geist, host of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist,’ to discuss what goes into the interview process, how President Biden is doing in office, and more (20:00). Host: Lar…
 
Larry is joined by Oscar nominated director Travon Free to discuss filming ‘Two Distant Strangers’ amidst the pandemic, how he got his start in the entertainment industry, and more (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by Oscar nominee and singer Andra Day to discuss portraying Billie Holiday in her first ever acting role with ‘The United States vs. Bill…
 
Larry is joined by journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien to discuss her tv series ‘Disrupt and Dismantle’ (08:00), environmental racism (10:00), the death of local journalism (17:00), and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Soledad O’Brien Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Larry weighs in on the Atlanta spa shooting and the recent rise of hate targeted toward Asian people (03:00). Later, Larry is joined by CNN’s Don Lemon to discuss his new book ‘This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism’ (10:00), growing up down south in Baton Rouge as a gay black man (18:00), James Baldwin’s impact on his life (13:00)…
 
Larry is joined by Walter Isaacson to talk about his new book, ‘The Code Breaker,’ a biography of the genetic scientist and a developer of CRISPR Jennifer Doudna. They talk about the history of genetic science (16:10), how the new mRNA vaccines work (33:43), and the ethical questions that arise when talking about the possibilities of gene editing (…
 
Larry is joined by director and producer Lee Daniels to talk about his new movie, 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday.' They talk about why Daniels was drawn to the story of Holiday (9:44), the decision to cast Andra Day, a relative unknown, as Holiday (24:01), and the difficulties that come with telling such a complex story (42:48). Host: Larry …
 
Larry is joined by Charles Blow, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of ‘The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,’ to discuss his vision for a new Great Migration of Black Americans back to the South (08:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Charles Blow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
On today’s weigh in, Larry takes a moment to remember his brother Marc Wilmore (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by twin comedians, actors, and producers Kenny and Keith Lucas to discuss writing ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (05:30). They also talk about why the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t have overarching leaders like Fred Hampton (31:00), a…
 
Larry weighs in on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and President Biden’s leadership. Later, Larry is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A Smith to discuss his new show ‘Stephen A’s World,’ Colin Kaepernick, Hank Aaron, women’s sports, and much more (14:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Stephen A Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic…
 
Larry weighs in on President Biden taking office, and remembers the lives of Larry King and Hank Aaron. Later, Larry is joined by writer Fran Lebowitz to discuss working on ‘Pretend It’s a City’ with Martin Scorsese, growing up in New York in the 50’s and 60’s, and much more (16:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Fran Lebowitz Learn more about your ad…
 
Larry weighs in on the final days of Trump in office and the art of deception. Later, he is joined by film director Sam Pollard to discuss his latest documentary ‘MLK/FBI,’ the wire tapping of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the the FBI, and how the tapes could affect King's legacy (22:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Sam Pollard Learn more about your…
 
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