This one includes a few different items. Starts off with a song by Patsy Cline called “Turn the Cards Slowly.” Then I read some excerpts from a 1976 Sports Illustrated article about that year’s World Series of Poker, the first won by Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson. Finally comes the main feature, an episode of the old time radio show Pat Novak, For Hire called “Jack of Clubs.” Stars Jack Webb (of Dragnet fame) in the title role, and includes a lot of “hard-boiled”-type lingo and atmosphere.
I also finally figured out how to start including the little enclosure whereby you can listen to an mp3 right there in the post (see below). I went back and inserted those for all of the posts over on the Hard-Boiled Poker Radio Show website. As a result, I’m noticing the dates for episodes over in iTunes have all changed once again. In fact, those dates seem to change on their own quite frequently -- some issue with Feedburner, I believe (again), but I haven’t any idea at present how to correct. Not that big of a deal, although I’d like for the dates in iTunes to correspond to when the episodes were originally posted.
As always, any feedback on the show is welcome. So are suggestions for future shows -- I have a few things planned for the next couple of episodes, but am open to any ideers.
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