Molly Bloom on building and running high stakes poker games

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Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in "Molly's Game" Michael Gibson, courtesy of STXfilms

Molly Bloom built and ran high stakes poker games in LA and New York. The games featured Hollywood stars, hedge fund managers and politicians. She was eventually arrested and indicted. Her story is the focus of the new movie “Molly’s Game,” starring Jessica Chastain.


Molly Bloom, director Aaron Sorkin,
and actress Jessica Chastain (Photo by Marion Curtis/StarPix)


A scene from "Molly's Game" courtesy of Michael Gibson, courtesy of STXfilms

Credits

Guest:
Molly Bloom - writer and author

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole