#39: Poker & Pop Culture, With Martin Harris

2:15 Where poker came from
3:36 Gambling on steamboats
5:41 Poker in the Old West -- why was poker popular despite the possibility of violence?
10:35 Early poker strategy books
13:13 Poker in the middle and upper classes
16:02 Early club poker in Los Angeles/Gardena
19:15 How fictionalized poker games help writers develop characters
22:19 How poker is depicted as masculine
25:54 Reality TV as a precursor to cards-up televised poker
28:53 Cliched plot elements in fictionalized poker

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Apr 20, 2022

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