True Gambling Stories #005: Dead Man’s Hand – The Shot in the Back That Killed Wild Bill Hickok
Summertime brings a special event for gamblers – the World Series of Poker. In honor of that event, this month’s episode of True Gambling Stories features one the world’s best-known poker tales. It’s the story of how one of the most famous American Lawmen of the Old West met his ultimate demise at the card table. Dead Man's Hand has become synonymous with Wild Bill Hickok, and here's all the card-playing, gun-fighting history.
Guests this week include: Jim McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street who also has a new story that is part of the new anthology "He Played for his Wife and Other Stories"; Aaron Woodard, author of the new book "The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok"; and Louie Lalonde, owner Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, S.D.
Dead Man’s Hand – The Shot in the Back That Killed Wild Bill Hickok
|6:40||Poker in Old West|
|10:00||Jim McManus on Cheating|
|12:30||Wild Bill the Gunfighter|
|16:30||Bill at the Poker Tables|
|20:00||Dead Man's Hand – The End|
|22:45||The Legacy of Wild Bill in Popular Culture|
|25:00||The Murder's Aftermath|
|31:00||Outro and Credits|
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In this Series
- 1 True Gambling Stories #001: Stanley Fujitake – The Craps King
- 2 True Gambling Stories #002: Holdem & Holdups (With Guests Doyle Brunson and TJ Cloutier)
- 3 True Gambling Stories #003: Parlays & Paydays – $5 Sports Bet Wins Big
- 4 True Gambling Stories #004: Phar Lap – Big Wins, Mysteries & Assassins
- 5 True Gambling Stories #005: Dead Man’s Hand – The Shot in the Back That Killed Wild Bill Hickok