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The Spark With Stephanie James

100 EpisodesProduced by Stephanie James and NoCo FMWebsite

The Spark is a guide to living your best life. Created out of a desire to help people, each week we'll delve into interesting topics in the fields of psychology, health and wellness, motivation, and other concepts to give you tools to help spark new ideas and create a more fulfilling life.Part of th… read more


The Spark 019: The Unsinkable Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom is an exceptional woman who grew up in an extrordinary family in Loveland, Colorado. Her parents both had successful professional careers; one of her brothers is a two-time Olympian and entrpreneur while the other is a surgeon. Molly, however, took a different path...

In 1999, Molly was ranked third in the world in freestyle skiing. Chronic neck and back pain caused her to retire early from the sport, and just a few short years later, she was running the most opulent poker games in the world, with movie stars and athletes as players where it wasn't uncommon for hands to go into the millions of dollars.

A federal indictment ended Molly's career as a game runner, and she was facing ten years in prison. Molly would tell her story from Olympic hopeful to poker impresario in a memoir, Molly's Game, which was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, starring Jessica Chastain as Molly.

Join us for a very special event. An exclusive interview. The Unsinkable Molly Bloom. Get the story behind the story.


Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World is also available as an unabridged audiobook from our friends at Molly's Game details Molly's life in her own words, from her beginnings in Northern Colorado to becoming the operator of the highest stakes, most exclusive poker games in the world. Right now as a special offer, you can get Molly's Game for FREE by going to In addition to Molly's Game, you'll also get a 30 day trial of's expansive library of books that you can listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Learn more about this offer by going to

Hosted by Stephanie James. Produced by Chris Lanphear for NoCo Media, Ltd. Special thanks to audio engineer Declan Quinn.

Music Credits: Music from the film "Molly's Game" composed by Daniel Pemberton

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