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Gambling and Long Lost Dads - Josh Axelrad

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Gambling and Long Lost Dads

A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral, a professional blackjack player faces down his gambling demons, and Colin Quinn (Weekend Update, SNL) is hired to do comedy for Robert DeNiro's birthday party...and bombs.

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12:25
The Gold Watch

by Josh Axelrad

A professional gambler finds creative ways to keep himself in the game.

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14:09
Child of Trouble

by Daisy Rosario

A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral.

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14:01
Toast

by Colin Quinn

When asked to perform at Robert DeNiro’s birthday party, Colin finds himself in over his head.

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Listen to the full, uncut hour over at PRX.

Josh Axelrad

A professional gambler finds creative ways to keep himself in the game.

Bookcover

As Mike mentions, Josh finally did finish his book. Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars is available now on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere.

Daisy Rosario

A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father’s funeral.

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Daisy telling her story at The Moth. Photo by Denise Ofelia Mangen.

Colin Quinn

When asked to perform at Robert DeNiro’s birthday party, Colin finds himself in over his head.

Colin  Quinn

Colin Quinn telling his story at The Moth.

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