Philosophical Friday #032: The Hand that Shook the Poker World

To nobody’s surprise, this week’s longer than average podcast is about the recent controversy between Garret and Robbi that shook the poker world.
Join Brad and Duncan as they share their thoughts about the incident and discuss their different perspectives.
What really transpired and which theories make the most sense and why?

More importantly, how do some of the past topics on accountability, influencers, uncertainty, biases, freedom of speech and even Metahumility tie into this bizarre situation?

Philosophical Friday #031: Outbursts

This week Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas discuss public outbursts and other extreme emotional behaviors in poker. Are they desirable and entertaining or just an inevitable fact of an otherwise highly stressful game? Is letting out steam a lazy response to an uncontrolled instinct? What are our responsibilities as poker players that can contribute towards a better experience as a whole?

Philosophical Friday #030: Censorship

Motivated by a recent controversy, Brad and Duncan take on the uncomfortable topic of censorship (or lack thereof) around various poker platforms.

How much internal policing is necessary (if at all) and when does it become too much?

What are some good heuristics to improve these environments and what is the role of leadership and communication in any of this?

Viewer discretion is advised.

Philosophical Friday #029: Are There Limits to Your Poker Success?

This week Brad and Duncan break down the mantra of “If I can do it, you can do it”. Is it true that every poker player is capable of everything and anything that any other player can do, or are there inherent limitations specific to different individuals? More importantly, how does one navigate around the plethora of advice in order to maximally improve their own game?

Philosophical Friday #028: Are Coaches Worth It?

Join Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas in their discussion on coaching.
What makes for a good coach or student and how can one get the most out of it?
Does a coach need to be a better poker player than the student?
Do they even need to be good at poker?
Tune in to find out.

Philosophical Friday #026: Spirituality

This week Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas have a discussion on spirituality, consciousness and self-awareness.

What exactly are those things, how can they be cultivated and to what extent can one use them to improve their poker skills?

Philosophical Friday #025: Going Broke

Join Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas as they discuss the concept of going broke playing the game. How bad is busting one’s own bankroll really? Is it inevitable? And what are some practical considerations to successfully draw the line between smart and detrimental risk-taking?

Philosophical Friday #024: You suck… and that’s ok! (I couldn’t help myself)

This week, Brad and Duncan take a look at self-criticism and its applications to poker. What type of process is it exactly and what are some of its major advantages when used properly but also some of its inevitable pitfalls when applied poorly? Join the podcast to find out and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

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Philosophical Friday #023: Is initiative a Mirage? (part 2)

In this week’s installment of Philosophical Friday Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas resume their discussion on initiative from where they left it last week.

They attempt to carefully reach at the source of their disagreement and articulate it as clearly as possible.

Will they reach disagreement compatibility this time around?

Tune it to find out!