2+2 suspends PokerCast indefinitely
2+2 has decided to pull its popular PokerCast podcast after ten years and 499 episodes. The site’s owner, Mason Malmuth, made the announcement yesterday, indicating that it was no longer a financially viable option for the site.
According to Malmuth, "Unfortunately, times have changed and the poker world has slowed down a great deal. Eric Holder’s Justice Department, which was part of the Obama administration, did a great deal of damage to our industry and to our show when they shut down the major internet poker sites in 2011. So that today I’m officially announcing the suspension of the Two Plus Two PokerCast."
The first PokerCast was published on January 2, 2008, led by hosts Adam Schwarts and Mike Johnson. It has featured a number of guests, including Mike Sexton, Daniel Negreanu, Joe Ingram and many more. Johnson exited the podcast in 2014, with Terrence Chan picking up the mic and keeping the show running until its last episode on July 9 of this year.
Malmuth added that the decision to cancel was mutual among all the show’s players, but hinted that it might be brought back. He said, "Now suspension doesn’t mean that it is over for good, it could come back some time [sic] in the future with the same hosts or different hosts," he wrote. "But it does mean that PokerCast show #499 will be our last show for now. I know that many of you, including those of us in TwoPlusTwo management, are highly disappointed to hear this, but all good things come to pass."