Jack McAdoo

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Jack McAdoo
BornJack Jeffrey McAdoo
(1961-11-15) November 15, 1961 (age 57)
Homestead AFB, Florida
  • Radio and television personality
  • producer
  • author
  • actor
  • photographer
  • motivational speaker
Notable worksPoker Pod Radio, Real Talk Live!, Poker Pro Magazine

Jack McAdoo (born November 15, 1961) is an American radio and television personality, producer, musician, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show Real Talk Live! & Poker Pod Radio. The show was globally launched on internet radio from 2005 to the present. Jack has broadcast on Poker Pod Radio since 2006, and Real Talk Live! since 2009.


Jack was born in Homestead AFB, Florida and is the third child to CMSGT Donnell Wilson McAdoo of Medina, Tennessee, and Edna F Jardine of Hilo, Hawaii. He lived in Torrejón Air Base for 2 years. His family then moved to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. American Flag.[1]

In 1968 the family moved to Sembach Kaserne and returned to the United States of America to live in 1971.


He attended military school at the age of 9 years old at DeBerry Academy in Bloomington Springs, Tennessee for two years, and left to move with to Pearl City, Hawaii. Jack attended Pearl City Elementary School[2]Pearl City Elementary</ref>, Highlands Intermediate[3], and Pearl City High School.[4]. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa taking courses in Music Theory and Business. He would later attend the University of Colorado[5]


While growing up in Hawaii he began a pursuit in the music industry by writing, performing, and recording. He would later move on to manage artists and promote concerts in the islands and mainland USA. Locally he worked with Mackey Feary, Kalapana, and more. He moved to Los Angeles, California and worked in recording studios or on stage with the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Cassidy, Luther Vandross, and countless more that would earn him Grammy Awards in engineering and producing.


Jack started playing poker in 1985 after learning the game from Daniel Negreanu while Jack was hosting the Vincent Lecavalier Celebrity Poker Tournament in Tampa, Florida.[6] He created Poker Pod Radio[7] to fill that foid for others looking for the same thing. He became the first podcast to be an event co-sponsor at the World Series of Poker with 888 Poker[8] Jack was also the co-creator and VP of Poker Pro Magazine.[9][10]


Jack ran for Pinellas County Commissioner for District 4 in

Florida Gov Charlie Crist endorsing Jack McAdoo for County Comissioner

Pinellas County, Florida as a Democrat but was defeated.[11][12][13][14]

Podcast & Radio[edit]

The success of Poker Pod Radio led to the creation of Real Talk Live! a show that focused on Mindfulness, Spirituality, Health, and Motivation. The show focuses on interviews with experts in these fields. The show currently has millions of listeners worldwide as certified by Alexa Certified Web Statistics[15]

Public Speaking & Motivational Coach[edit]

Jack is currently a public speaker[16][17][18].


  1. ^ Trimble, Bill. "Not For A Million Dollars". Google Books. The Airman.
  2. ^ "Pearl City Elementary". www.pearlcity-es.org.
  3. ^ "Highlands Intermediate School". Highlands Intermediate School.
  4. ^ Pearl City High School
  5. ^ "Colorado Law". Colorado Law.
  6. ^ "6th Annual Vincent Lecavalier Celebrity Poker Tournament Set". August 19, 2012.
  7. ^ www.pokerpodradio.com
  8. ^ "What to Look for from 888poker at the 2017 WSOP Main Event". www.888poker.com.
  9. ^ "gamepokerpro.com - Poker Pro – Poker Game Magazine". gamepokerpro.com.
  10. ^ "Poker Pro Magazine Launches Poker Pro Europe". www.businesswire.com. May 8, 2006.
  11. ^ {cite news |last1=Phillips |first1=Anna |title=Peter Nehr withdraws from Pinellas Commission race |url=https://www.tampabay.com/peter-nehr-withdraws-from-pinellas-commission-race/2121927/ |publisher=St. Petersburg Times |date=May 20, 2013}},
  12. ^ Porter, Suzette (January 20, 2014). "Commission candidates lining up". Tampa Bay Times.
  13. ^ Schorsch, Peter (January 21, 2014). "Neil Brickfield withdraws from County Commission race". St Pete Blog.,
  14. ^ Bartalone, Jason (May 17, 2013). "Pinellas Elections Starting to Heat Up". The Patch.
  15. ^ "realtalkshow.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". www.alexa.com.
  16. ^ "Laura's Dynamic Entrepreneurial Boot Camp".
  17. ^ "#BRAND YOU Conference 11/27 : For Executives , Sales Pros & Entrepreneurs Who Hunger for Leadership". Eventbrite.
  18. ^ "#BRAND #YOU CONFERENCE WRAP UP & BRANDYOU 2". December 11, 2018.

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