Jim McManus + Darvin Moon on NPR

Historical perspectives

by , Nov 14, 2009 | 1:30 pm

Jim McManus appeared on All Things Considered the morning the November Nine was getting underway, to offer a little cultural (and presidential) history of the game, based on his new book, Cowboys Full.

Not to be a spoiler, but the closing line features a sound clip from Darvin Moon, with weekend host Guy Raz saying, “That is Darvin Moon, and he’s about as far away as you can get from poker royalty.” That is a funnier line than Raz even realizes, considering Moon’s resistance to all things sponsorship.

Raz does a follow-up the next day, just on Darvin Moon:

For more academic intellect surrounding Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, check out our favorite new older-than-25 Betfair blogger Shamus’ interview with McManus here.

And for a little low-brow historical perspective on McManus from a pre-Darvin Moon era, here’s my interview with the author of Positively Fifth Street from 2004.

(Yikes, 2004!?!)

3 Comments to “Jim McManus + Darvin Moon on NPR ”

  1. Zowie

    Popular poker media may want to realize that there are many middle-aged poker players who use the Internet. Many of them probably using it before some of you guys and gals were walking.

    Why is there always an underlying condescending attitude toward middle-aged folks in the poker press?

  2. DanM

    Self-loathing amongst the balding?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Here’s another interview with McManus on the WBUR show “On Point” from Thursday, along with an interview with Joe Cada: