If you know poker, you know Bernard Lee. He’s been in poker since the days of the poker boom, with Hendon Mob results that date back to 2005. Many poker fans, however, know him for his writing and interviews. And this month, Lee is celebrating the 16th anniversary of his poker podcast. The Bernard Lee Poker Show is old enough to drive on its own now, but Lee behind the wheel is what keeps people tuning in after all these years.
Cardplayer Lifestyle proudly syndicates Lee’s podcast, the longest-running show of its kind in the industry.
The Bernard Lee Poker Show was a podcast before radio shows became podcasts, since his show was a part of Rounder’s Radio and considered a radio and internet show. It had news, poker tips, answers to questions about the game, and interviews with the top names in poker. Lee built the product on the back of his own newspaper and ESPN columns and then complimented it all with his two volumes of The Final Table poker books.
It’s been quite a ride for Lee, as he has remained a staple in the poker industry. Players and fans have come and gone, but Lee maintained his passion for the game and the players in it through the years.
Celebrating Sweet Sixteen
This month, May 2023, marks the 16th anniversary of Lee’s show.
“It is amazing how time flies,” Lee reflected. “I cannot believe it was 16 years ago this month when I started the show. It has been an honor and privilege to interview such incredible guests on The Bernard Lee Poker Show for so many years. I look forward to continuing interviews with champion poker players and industry personnel for my loyal fans and listeners.”
And that is exactly what he is doing to celebrate his Sweet Sixteen anniversary. He will interview 2022 WSOP Main Event champion Espen Jorstad in a two-part show that covers everything from the Norwegian champion’s background to his journey through poker and on to a $10M victory on the poker world’s largest stage.
The timeliness of this interview cannot be ignored, as the 2023 World Series of Poker is gearing up to start on May 30 at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas properties. Jorstad will, undoubtedly, be at the WSOP to defend his Main Event title and try to win another gold bracelet.
Last year, RunGood.com was one of the sponsors for the 15th anniversary of The Bernard Lee Poker Show. That solid relationship continued into this year, as RunGood Gear is the sponsor of the 16th anniversary as well.
This means giveaways for Lee’s poker audience. Listeners can qualify for giveaways associated with the current anniversary celebration by following @BernardLeePoker on Twitter or Instagram, or by subscribing to his YouTube channel. There will be RunGood apparel up for grabs to show appreciation for both new and veteran listeners of The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
Not only did Lee serve as an ambassador for RunGood in 2013, the tour and poker apparel company continues to support him in his poker endeavors, as it has throughout the past decade. RunGood President Tana Karn noted, “Bernard continues to provide fantastic content and insight into the poker world. Congratulations, Bernard, on another incredible milestone.”
In an unexpected turn of events, Doyle Brunson passed away at the age of 89 nearly one week ago. Lee had interviewed Brunson several times throughout his time in poker, and this week was an opportunity to think back on those times. He reflected about his last conversation with the Godfather of Poker in 2018, as Brunson made a run at the WSOP $10K 2-7 Single Draw final table.