Open Concessions with Len & JD

"Open Concessions with Len and JD" presented by Toyota is a new podcast from the Chicago Cubs. Each week, Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and color commentator Jim Deshaies interview newsmakers, celeb fans of the ballclub, ballplayers and more.

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Best of Open Concessions
In this Best of Open Concessions episode, we hear from some of our favorite guests including Hall of Famers, current players, celebrity fans, and more.
55 min
2
David Ross
 Rossy talks through the challenges of a complicated first season. He digs into his leadership style, new responsibilities, and evolution from teammate to leader.
51 min
3
Jason Heyward
Jason Heyward talks changes at the executive level, his ambitions for the future and how leadership, on and off the field, shaped his game.
66 min
4
Adbert Alzolay
Right-hander Adbert Alzolay spends time with Len and JD to discuss his rise through the ranks to become one of the Cubs most exciting throwers.
49 min
5
Matt Szczur
Matt Szczur joins the duo to discuss his art, the real story behind Rizzo borrowing his lucky bat, and the bone marrow donation that saved a life.
59 min
6
Dave Van Horne
Hall of Fame voice of the Miami Marlins, Dave Van Horne, joins Len and JD to look back on the 2020 season and preview the Wild Card matchup.
33 min
7
Jayson Stark & Doug Glanville
The group discusses the changing dynamics of the game, how to make it more compelling in the future and the legacy of baseball beyond the field.
66 min
8
Tommy Hottovy
Fresh off Alec Mills' no-hitter, pitching coach Tommy Hottovy joins to discuss the no-no, his own battle with COVID-19, and the lead up to the postseason.
49 min
9
David Bote & Alec Mills
Cubs utility man David Bote and starting pitcher Alec Mills talk about the highs and lows of the 2020 60-game season and the hunt for the NL Central title.
64 min
10
Craig Breslow
Former big leaguer Craig Breslow joins to discuss his role as director of pitching with the Cubs front office and the impact coaching and analytics have on today's game.
47 min
11
Derrek Lee
Beloved Cub Derrek Lee joins to discuss his career as a power hitter, growing up in a baseball family and the influence of athletes in the current climate.
55 min
12
Best of Open Concessions
Len and JD serve up some of the best segments from Open Concessions, featuring interviews with Jon Lester, Bob Odenkirk and Billy Williams.
78 min
13
Jeff Garlin & Brad Morris
From Chicago to California, one thing remains the same for these two: their love of the Cubs. Actors Jeff Garlin and Brad Morris join this week's episode of the podcast.
64 min
14
Arlo White
NBC Sports Premier League commentator Arlo White shares his unlikely story of becoming a Cubs fan, comparisons between return to play for MLB and the EPL and his favorite moments at Wrigley Field.
57 min
15
Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies
Baseball is back! Len & JD share their thoughts about the 2020 season so far and catch up with Taylor McGregor from the road.
31 min
16
Jed Hoyer
Jed Hoyer, Cubs GM and executive VP, shares a glimpse into the season ahead, including games without fans and battling COVID-19 on the road.
62 min
17
Jon "Boog" Sciambi
Len and JD span the globe with Jon "Boog" Sciambi as they talk the KBO, COVID-19 and David Ross' prospects as the newest manager of the Cubs.
58 min
18
Tom Ricketts
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts joins the podcast to discuss growing up a baseball fan, his favorite Cubs moments and the 2020 60-game season return.
60 min
19
Dan Epstein & Brad Balukjian
Authors Dan Epstein and Brad Balukjian discuss baseball's cultural connections throughout the 70s and 80s and into today.
61 min
20
Kerry Wood
Cubs great Kerry Wood joins Len & JD to discuss his impressive MLB career, including the stories behind his most iconic moments.
59 min
21
Fergie Jenkins
Hall-of-Famer Fergie Jenkins joins Len & JD to share his journey from playing hockey as a kid in Canada to becoming a beloved Chicago Cub.
55 min
22
Billy Williams
Hall of Famer Billy Williams joins for a candid conversation about his historic career and touches on the racial injustices of then and now.
62 min
23
Joel Murray
Actor Joel Murray, from "Mad Men" and "Shameless", shares stories of growing up in a family of entertainers and being a lifelong Cubs fan.
58 min
24
Tim Kurkijan
Major League Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian talks with Len & JD about the state of baseball, his voting criteria for HOF prospects, and more.
54 min
25
Bob Odenkirk
In a ranging conversation Cubs fan Bob Odenkirk, of 'Better Call Saul' and 'Mr. Show' fame, discusses his career and love for the Cubs.
61 min
26
Jon Lester
Cubs duo Len & JD interview Jon Lester. They discuss Lester's childhood, pro career, battle with cancer, free agency, HOF prospects & more.
62 min