Poker in the Ears' podcast to celebrate 100th episode with LIVE Broadcast

James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton share their podcast highlights over the past three years

Poker broadcasting personalities James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will celebrate the 100th episode of PokerStars' Poker in the Ears podcast by hosting a special episode in front of a live audience tomorrow at The Hippodrome Casino in London's West End.

For the past three years, PokerStars TV hosts Hartigan and Stapleton have brought listeners behind-the-scenes insight into the international poker circuit for a mostly uncensored and often hilarious take on the world of professional poker. Some of the biggest names in poker have graced - and been roasted on - the podcast, including Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, Hollywood star and global comedy sensation Kevin Hart, and an array of high stakes players and PokerStars Championship Main Event winners.

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The 100th episode promises to be a show to remember featuring special celebrity guests and the disclosure of a secret password into an exclusive online freeroll tournament. This celebratory tournament has a $5,000 guaranteed prize pool and will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 20:15 BST. Though tickets to the event have already sold out, fans can still enjoy the show from the comfort of their own homes. The 100th episode will be published on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and PokerStars on Thursday, September 28. For those who can't wait for the 100th episode, here's a list of Hartigan and Stapleton's favourite episodes so far:


"I can't actually believe we made it beyond Episode 1," said James Hartigan, presenter of Poker in the Ears. "But I'm glad we've been able to keep going, because I think we're finally finding our feet! I've enjoyed having so many poker players and poker fans on the show, and look forward to talking to many more."

Hartigan described some of his favourite memorable moments from past podcasts:

Episode 49 - June 2, 2016 - Team PokerStars Pro KidPoker' documentary dropped on Netflix."
Episode 77 - February 23, 2017 - Mike McDonald - "Mike McDonald admits to us that he lost his virginity whilst watching Kurosawa's 'Rashomon'!"
Episode 91 - June 16, 2017 - PokerStars Ambassador Kevin Hart - "I talk about a James Bond movie for an extended period of time. People were forced to listen to what I had to say. Some of them might have cared!"


Joe Stapleton talks about the milestone: "In the golden age of network television, reaching 100 episodes meant the show was eligible for some of that sweet, sweet syndication money. Well, this is a podcast, so that isn't a thing - which makes this benchmark even more surprising."
Stapes noted some of his favourite episodes:

Episode 5 - April 17, 2015 - Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree & Theo Jorgensen - "I confess to having had an erotic dream about a certain Team Pro... and her mother. They join us on the line. The awkwardness is real."
Episode 7 - May 14, 2015 - Former Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden - "Johnny Lodden made an incorrect fold involving pocket fives and I berate him without mercy about it in one of Joe's 'classic' games."
Episode 86 - May 05, 2017 - Maria Ho - "By texting me a 'Your Mom' joke, Maria Ho unwittingly inspires me to call my Mother and tattle on her. I'd like to say she wasn't amused, but she sort of was."


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