Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast sequence that options informal interviews with a number of the recreation’s finest gamers and personalities. Each episode highlights a well known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favourite tales each on and off the felt.
Lon McEachern is a longtime sports activities commentator that’s finest identified for being the “voice of poker,” having labored as a part of the printed staff for ESPN’s annual protection of the World Series of Poker. Prior to that, he lined quite a few different sports activities akin to bowling, biking, mixed-martial arts, snowboarding, fishing, billiards, and even Scrabble. McEachern received a Golden Mic Award throughout his time in radio, and was nominated for an Emmy for his play-by-play work on the X-Games. In addition to ESPN, he has additionally performed work for the Outdoor Life Network, NBC, and Fox Sports.
McEachern first lined the primary occasion in 2002 alongside Gabe Kaplan, and the following yr shaped his iconic partnership with Norman Chad as Chris Moneymaker received the match and helped spark the poker growth. Remarkably, he virtually didn’t take the gig. At the time, he had principally moved on from the sports activities broadcasting world and had taken a day job as a mortgage banker. The duo’s work over the past 20 years has turn out to be such a fixture of televised poker that McEachern and Chad had been collectively nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame in 2020, in the end ending with 20 votes from the panel of dwelling members.
Highlights from this episode embrace moving into the household enterprise, enjoying baseball with a Hall of Famer, dropping his dream gig to Michelle Tafoya, scaring Tim McCarver on the 1989 MLB World Series, earthquake souvenirs, discovering his area of interest at ESPN, having to get a day job, buying and selling in Gabe Kaplan for Norman Chad, getting snubbed by Roy Disney, the TV sequence that shall not be named, introducing the porch and the kitchen, interviewing Vin Scully, Wayne Gretzky, and Muhammad Ali, lucky boat hassle, Alan Alda, secret socks and underwear, golf bets with Gavin Smith, ignoring expiration dates, and his time overlaying the X-Games, the Tour de France, and each sport in between.
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