Erik Seidel joins James & Joe for his poker podcast debut on ‘Poker in the Ears’

December 10, 2021inPoker

Poker in the Ears

This week on Poker in the EarsJames Hartigan and Joe Stapleton conclude their mini-series of episodes celebrating 20 years of PokerStars by talking to one of the most successful players of all time.

Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel joins the guys to make his first ever appearance on a poker podcast!

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel

Seidel covers a number of topics, including sharing his poker “origin story,” discussing the “boom” years, and explaining his dislike of playing hold’em on TV.

He also talks about his depiction in Rounders, his cameo appearance in Curb Your Enthusiasm, his role in Maria Konnikova’s poker career and book The Biggest Bluff, and how he stays competitive in an ever-evolving game.

Meanwhile, the boys draw a line under the various activities that have accompanied #TheBig20, including the Rewind series, the $5 million dollar guaranteed Finale, and The Big 20 Players Awards.

Finally, Chad McVean from Canada makes a return appearance, competing in Superfan vs. Stapes for the second time. It’s a very special edition of this contest themed around PokerStars history, and features a very special prize.

You can listen to the entire show here:

Poker in the Ears will next return in January 2022. Be sure to join the #PITE community at, and don’t forget to subscribe!



PokerStars staff

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