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Dick Stein's Tales From The Poker Table

Courtesy of Dick Stein.
88.5's Paige Hansen, Dick Stein and Kevin Kniestedt sitting around a poker table for a station fundraiser.


As part of Sound Effect’s "What Are the Odds?" episode, Dick Stein, 88.5’s man of chance and mystery, shares a few stories from his time spent at poker tables.


“Poker players hate to get up from the table, God forbid they should miss that hand that will make them a huge score,” said Stein. “So, we do two things: one, cultivate super human bladder control, and two, when we’re hungry we’ll just order something and eat it at the table.”


In these vignettes, Stein talks about some of the unusual characters he’s met over the years, including one gentleman who didn’t let choking on a tennis-ball-size plug of lasagna come between him and a winning hand.


What are the odds of that?


Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.