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Podcasts have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years across almost every genre and topic from politics and sport to news and entertainment. The poker industry is among those to recognize the power of podcasts and there are plenty of shows dedicated to the game.

5 of the best poker podcasts to improve your game

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Podcasts have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years across almost every genre and topic - from politics and sport to news and entertainment. Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones, podcasts can be listened to and consumed anywhere and on the go, whether in the gym, traveling to work, or in any other feasible situation.

The poker industry is among those to recognize the power of podcasts and there are plenty of shows dedicated to the game. Like with any popular topic, there are good poker podcasts and there are bad ones.

Below you will find five poker podcasts certainly worth your time that can help you improve your game with strategic advice, as well as gain plenty of insight and knowledge of the poker world.

Thinking Poker Podcast

One of the pre-eminent poker podcasts in existence, the Thinking Poker Podcast is a key element of the wider Thinking Poker website, which also includes a blog and coaching course.

The podcast is hosted by experienced and successful professional poker players Andrew Brokos and Nate Meyvis, both of whom have enjoyed success at the World Series of Poker.

What is great about the Thinking Poker Podcast is that it combines interviews with leading poker figures and strategy tips by gleaning tactical insight from their interview subjects. So not only do listeners learn more about prominent players but here directly from them about the strategies that have helped them be so successful.

DAT Poker Podcast

The podcast world is full of charlatans professing to have all the answers, but you can be sure that the hosts of DAT Poker know what they're talking about. After all, it is led by Daniel Negreanu, one of the greatest poker players of all time.

The Hall of Famer is joined by fellow professional players Adam Schwartz, Terrence Chan, and Ross Henry in presenting DAT Poker - a weekly show that provides exclusive news, opinion and analysis, interviews from major poker figures and players, and of course, plenty of strategy advice and guidance.

For a podcast with ultimate authority on all things poker, then tune in to DAT Poker.

Cracking Aces

Barstool Sports has become one of the most popular online sports and pop culture platforms, offering a wide range of articles, videos and podcasts on a variety of topics from NBA, soccer, and horse racing to politics, entertainment, and current affairs.

So, while you are just as likely to find information on the latest Kentucky Derby odds on Twinspires.com as you are a video on movie trivia, Barstool presents its content in a fun, light-hearted manner.

That approach is also taken in the Cracking Aces podcast, which while not part of the Barstool Sports operation, is presented by Nate - the Head of Barstool DMV and an online poker player.

Joining Nate on the weekly show is professional poker player Jake Toole and the duo discuss, as the show describes, the "fun side of the poker world", including interviews with top players and analysis of the poker industry.

Heads Up Poker Podcast

Presented by professional poker player and coach Steve Barton alongside regular guest, and fellow poker pro, Mike Sneideman, Heads Up Poker is a weekly show that focuses primarily on interviews with players from around the world, as well as some strategy tips.

The weekly show has produced more than 200 episodes, so aspiring poker players have plenty of resources to go through to learn from some of the game's best pros.

Another great aspect of Heads Up Poker is that you are able to submit questions and poker hands to the show and they will discuss them on upcoming episodes.

Smart Poker Study Podcast

Smart Poker Study is a poker website and resource that offers training courses, videos, and a membership program, but it is the podcast that is the most active and prominent part of the platform.

The podcast is prolific, with weekly shows that cover tips, strategies, beginner guides, and interviews with professional players. But there is also the "Minimum Effective Dose" shows that are released every Monday and the "Walking Wednesday" episodes, where host and company founder Sky Matsuhashi records his poker thoughts while taking his dogs for a walk.

Then there are the Daily Poker Tips where Matsuhashi releases quick, 30-second tips every single day, covering all aspects of the game - from strategic tips and the mental side, to info about cash games and tournaments.

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