When NPR does a story about poker, they talk about the book “Chance Meetings: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists” by Rachel Cohen.
To each his own I guess.
In a recent podcast over at alt.NPR, Mike Pesca, NPR’s gambling go-to guy, somehow linked the aforementioned book and its tales of encounters between Charlie Chaplin and poet Hart Crane and Ulysses S. Grant and photographer Matthew Brady with the much ballyhooed rendezvous of
New York underground poker to be exact.
And despite what I’ve already said, the podcast is a good listen, or at best, worth a listen, as Pesca talks with several underground players about the scene as well as recent events, the laws at issue and where we go from here.
To check it out, go to the link and subscribe to the NPR Gambling podcast. If you have iTunes, go to the “Podcast” library, click on “Advanced,” then “Subscribe to Podcast” and copy and paste the url:
And to keep you entertained while you listen, after the jump are some pics that are a little more NSFW than NPR . . .
The always alluring Alessandra Ambrosio . . .