Thursday, July 31, 2008

Episode 6: The Ambassador of Poker

Show notes for Episode 6:

  • Audio from the 2008 World Series of Poker

    The show begins and ends with some sound from Day 1a of the Main Event, recorded July 3, 2008.

  • “Four Men and a Poker Game, or Too Much Luck Is Bad Luck” by Bertolt Brecht

    Bertolt BrechtThis story was originally published in a German literary magazine in 1926.

    You can find it in John Stravinsky’s terrific 2004 anthology of poker writings titled Read ’Em and Weep.

  • “The Ambassador of Poker,” Escape (originally aired April 4, 1950)

    Escape, 'The Ambassador of Poker'Produced and directed by William N. Robson. Starring Elliott Reid (as Randolph C. Fairburn), Lucille Meredith, and Ben Wright.

    Based on the short story by Ahmed Abdullah, a.k.a. Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff (adaptation by John Dunkel).

    Here is the Wikipedia entry on Escape, and here is an archive where you can find many of the episodes.


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