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Poker Stories Podcast Jonathan Little: Two-Time WPT Champion Discusses Career In Poker

Poker Stories Is A New Audio Series That Features The Game's Best Players and Personalities


Poker Stories is a new, long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

Jonathan Little is a two-time World Poker Tour champion who was also named WPT Season VI Player of the Year. The Pensacola, Florida native has more than $6.5 million in live tournament earnings in addition to the millions he won online.

Little has established himself over the last decade as one of the hardest working players int the game. When he’s not on the road playing the circuit or doing commentary for live streams, Little lives in New York with his wife and son, working on poker training videos, hand packs, webinars and private coaching. He’s authored more than a dozen poker books, including his latest, Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em: Strategies to Consistenly Beat Small Stakes Tournaments and Cash Games. You can see everything Little is working on at his website.

Highlights from this episode include an eclectic childhood, mutes for all occasions, fueling planes at the airport in a hurricane, making $20,000 a month in college, getting fired from McDonalds, buying real estate at 18, the learning curve of his first year on the circuit, the secret of not wanting much, building his poker training empire, the benefit of being the ninth wheel, making a WSOP final table with his parents, and listening to classical music at the table to keep calm.

You can check out the entirety of the interview in the audio player at the top of the page or download it directly to play on the go from iTunes or your favorite podcast app.

Catch up on past episodes featuring Daniel Negreanu, Nick Schulman, Bryn Kenney, Mike Sexton, Brian Rast, Jean-Robert Bellande, Scott Seiver, Greg Raymer and more. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes automatically when they are released.