Cardinals Insider

Cardinals Insider grants comprehensive access to the 11-time world champions. Guests include current players, alumni, broadcasters, and club officials. Episodes release on the final weekday of each month during the baseball season.

Dan McLaughlin | September 2022
Cardinals TV broadcaster Dan McLaughlin joins the program to discuss the careers of Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols.
48 min
Jordan Walker | August 2022
Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker joins the show to discuss his pro career so far. He describes his day-to-day, his relationship with fellow prospect Masyn Winn, and what it was like to play in MLB’s Futures game in Los Angeles.
13 min
Brendan Ryan | July 2022
Brendan Ryan joins the program to discuss his career. Topics include the influence of Albert Pujols on a clubhouse, the famous "Chris Carpenter incident" in Cincinnati, how George Kissell and Jose Oquendo shaped him in the minors, and much more.
41 min
Rick Horton | June 2022
Former Cardinals pitcher, and current radio broadcaster, Rick Horton joins the show to discuss his relationship with Whitey Herzog, how the Buck family got him going in broadcastings, and his front seat to Albert Pujols’ storied career.
30 min
Kyle McClellan | May 2022
Kyle McClellan | May 2022
48 min
4/1/22 | Al Hrabosky
Al Hrabosky drops by to discuss his early years in pro ball, meeting Stan Musial and more from his career.
52 min
10/25/21 | Marmol Named Manager
Oliver Marmol has been named the 51st manager in Cardinals franchise history. Oli, John Mozeliak, and Bill DeWitt Jr. discuss his new role with the media during this episode.
45 min
10/14/21 | Shildt’s Departure
Bill DeWitt Jr. and John Mozeliak discuss the departure of Mike Shildt.
29 min
10/7/21 | Wildcard Postgame & Reaction
17 min
10/5/21 | Wild Card Preview
Head inside the media room at Dodger Stadium as Adam Wainwright, Nolan Arenado, and Mike Shildt discuss the winner-take-all Wild Card match-up.
47 min
9/30/21 | Ozzie and Simmons
Ted Simmons sits-down with Ozzie Smith to talk about his Cooperstown experience and the fraternity of being a Baseball Hall of Famer.
14 min
9/18/21 | Lance Berkman
Lance Berkman played just two season in St. Louis, but became a fan favorite with his outgoing personality and clutch hitting in the postseason. He sits down to discuss joining the redbirds after battling the Cards for many years as a division rival
49 min
8/31/21 | David Freese
World Series hero and St. Louis native David Freese joins the show to discuss his career with the Cardinals. Learn why he didn’t sleep in his own bed during the 2011 postseason, and the first question he asked John Mozeliak upon learning he had been traded to the Cardinals.
14 min
8/17/21 | David Eckstein: Flashback Friday
David Eckstein joins team historian Brian Finch to talk about his 2006 World Series MVP, overcoming his size to excel as a Major Leaguer, and how he is spending his time in retirement.
44 min
7/30/21 | John O’Leary
St. Louis native John O’Leary was given slim odds of survival after being burned on 100-percent of his body as a little boy. Enter Jack Buck, who rallied the Cardinals around John giving him a reason to fight.
36 min
7/2/21 | Dan McLaughlin: Flashback Friday
Danny Mac discusses capturing big moments, working with different analysts and his road to the big league booth.
46 min
6/30/21 | Tom and Matt Pagnozzi
Tom and Matt Pagnozzi join the program to discuss their relationship and what it meant to each of them to represent their family and the city of St. Louis as Cardinals catchers.
33 min
6/23/21 | Hall of Fame Sr. Curator, Tom Shieber
Cards Team Historian Brian Finch talks with St. Louis native Tom Shieber about his role in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Shieber was critical in reuniting the two halves of David Freese’s jersey from game six of the 2011 World Series for the Cardinals Museum’s special exhibit on the ’11 world champions.
40 min
5/31/21 | Keith Hernandez on Live At Shannon’s
This episode digs into the Cardinals Radio Network archives to unearth a conversation between Keith Hernandez, Mike Shannon, and Mike Claiborne. The three discuss Hernandez’s baseball career and how he has watched the game evolve from the broadcast booth in recent years.
19 min
4/30/21 | Xavier Scruggs
Xavier Scruggs hosts The Bigs, a new MLB podcast featuring player-to-player conversations. He joins our show to talk about his new podcasting venture and tell stories from his time in the Cardinals organization. It’s a discussion about the human side of baseball, and making your dreams come true.
34 min
4/1/21 | A Very Cold Opening Day
Team reporter Emily Stephens joins the show to discuss the top storylines from Opening Day in Cincinnati.
9 min
2/2/21 | A Few Minutes with Arenado
Nolan Arenado discusses his excitement for joining the Cardinals and shares a message for the fans.
7 min
1-22-20 | What 2020 taught the Cards
GM Michael Girsch sits down with Dan McLaughlin to discuss what 2020 was like and how those challenges will shape the club’s approach to 2021 in St. Louis and the minor leagues.
19 min
1/6/21 | Changes to Winter Warm-Up
Cardinals Care Executive Director Michael Hall joins the show to discuss how his staff is transitioning Winter Warm-Up to a virtual format. He also discusses Adam Wainwright’s Roberto Clemente Award win, and the process of continuing to serve kids throughout Cardinals Nation during the pandemic.   Visit for more info, including reservations for Winter Warm-Up virtual experiences.
22 min
11/11/20 | The Man and The Navy
In 1945 Stan Musial was drafted into the US Navy. He took great pride in his service the rest of his life, holding it as one of his proudest accomplishments. Brian Finch from the Cardinals Museum joins the show to discuss Stan’s time away from baseball during World War II.
36 min
10/9/20 | Ozzie and Gibby Revisited
Bob Gibson and Ozzie Smith discuss Gibby’s career and more during a lengthy interview from Opening Day 2017.
31 min
9/4/20 | Waino’s Complete Game
Adam Wainwright discusses an emotional complete game on his 39th birthday.
14 min
8/25/20 | Reliving ‘46
When the 2020 baseball season was postponed one fan couldn’t imagine a morning without reading a box score. So, he took it upon himself to make sure every day had a baseball game this summer, even if it required reaching into the past.
30 min
8/14/20 | Driving to Chicago
The Cardinals are eyeing a return to the field this weekend. John Mozeliak provides an update on rosters, travel arrangements and test results before the team heads north.
12 min
8/7/20 | Mo on Additional Positives & Postponed...
John Mozeliak provides an update on the postponed weekend series with the Chicago Cubs, and what comes next for the Cardinals in light of three more positive coronavirus tests.
6 min
8/7/20 | Thoughts on the Quarantine
Mike Shildt talks about the six-day quarantine inside Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel.
7 min
7/28/20 | Streaming with Danny Mac
Dan McLaughlin discusses the emotions and mechanics of bringing Cardinals baseball back to fans during the club’s summer camp. His broadcasts earlier this month were the first since spring training was cancelled on March 12th.
12 min
7/14/20 | Intersquads
Cardinals players discuss the ins and outs of facing teammates during an intersquad game. Plus, Cardinals Care donates $1.1 million dollars towards Stars Park renovation.
21 min
6/26/20 | New Signees
21st and 54th overall picks Jordan Walker and Masyn Winn talk with the media after signing their first pro contracts.
16 min
6/9/20 | Draft Primer
Assistant GM and Scouting Director Randy Flores, and President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, discuss the 2020 MLB Draft.
8 min
5/28/20 | Herr and Tudor Town Hall
Tommy Herr and John Tudor join Bill White as the 2020 Cardinals Hall of Fame class. On this episode, Herr and Tudor engage in a long interview with Dan McLaughlin to discuss their careers in St. Louis and what it means to become part of the red jacket club.
61 min
5/13/20 | All-Time Roster
How would an all-time Cardinals roster look? Brian Finch from the Cardinals Museum joins host Brett McMillan to unveil and discuss how they would construct the best team possible using players past and present.
46 min
5/6/20 | Freese Town Hall
David Freese joins Dan McLaughlin for an in-depth conversation about Freese's 2011 heroics, life outside of baseball and the current state of the game.
55 min
4/29/20 | Libby and Gorman
Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they’re pro-ball teammates thanks to a January trade which brought Libby over from Tampa. On this episode, they detail their relationship on and off the field.
9 min
4/22/20: Cardinals Insider | '96 Clincher and C...
The Cardinals won the NL Central in 1996, their first trip to the postseason since '87. This episode reaches into the Cardinals radio archives where Joe Buck is on the call. Plus, Mike Shannon has the postgame celebration.
55 min
4/14/20: Cardinals Insider | Jackie Robinson an...
Jackie Robinson joined Jack Buck on KMOX radio on October 31, 1962. Their discussion ranged from Stan Musial, Robinson's 1947 season, Branch Rickey and more.
30 min
4/3/20: Cardinals Insider | Yadi, Polo, and Bengie
Yadier Molina sits with Bengie Molina and Polo Ascencio for a wide ranging discussion. Topics include Yadi mentoring younger players, the offseason documentary on the Molina family and more.
12 min
Cardinals Insider | 2020 Trailer
Take a listen to what’s ahead on the new season of the Cardinals Insider Podcast.
1 min
12/11/19: Cardinals Countdown to Opening Day
Mike Claiborne and Chris Hrabe present episode 1 of Cardinals Countdown to Opening Day, where they discuss everything Cardinals this offseason.
68 min
12-11-19: Insider Offseason | Ted Simmons HOF P...
Ted Simmons discusses his 21 year playing career and the emotions of finally getting the call to Cooperstown.
22 min
11-13-19: Insider Offseason | Shildt on MOY and...
Mike Shildt discusses winning NL Manager of the Year and Adam Wainwright lays out why he chose to come back for 2020.
22 min
11/5/19: Insider Offseason | End of Season Presser
Bill DeWitt Jr., Mo, and Girsch look back on the 2019 season and talk about what’s ahead in 2020.
39 min
10-22-19: Cardinals Insider | Ozzie and Goldy
Ozzie Smith interviews Paul Goldschmidt about his first season in St. Louis. Discussion includes living in the Midwest, how he became a great defender and who he hangs out with on the road.
14 min
10/15/19: Cardinals Insider | Hudson Previews N...
Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson discusses a win or go home scenario in Game 4 of the NLCS.
7 min
10-8-19: Cardinals Insider | Flaherty on NLDS G...
Jack Flaherty discusses his winner-take-all start in game five of the NLDS.
16 min
10-01-19: Cardinals Insider | NL Central Champs...
Go inside the clubhouse and hear from the Cardinals as they celebrate their NL Central Championship.
10 min
9-24-19: Cardinals Insider | Goldy Returns to A...
This week Paul Goldschmidt returned to Chase Field in Phoenix for the first time since the Diamondbacks traded the slugger this past off-season. Head to the desert to hear the reunion.
11 min
9/17/19: Cardinals Insider | Taka Yanagimoto
Cardinals manager of photography Taka Yanagimoto joins the show to discuss what it is like to document the franchise through still photography. Topics include interacting with players and his favorite moments since joining the club.
28 min
9/10/19: Cardinals Insider | Inside Access: Chr...
This episode celebrates the life of Chris Duncan.
15 min
9/3/19: Cardinals Insider | Ozzie and Flaherty
Ozzie Smith and Jack Flaherty to discuss Flaherty’s strong second half and his baseball journey to this point.
15 min
8/27/19: Cardinals Insider | FBF: Izzy and Rolen
New Cardinals Hall of Famers Jason Isringhausen and Scott Rolen talk about their Cardinals careers during a long discussion on Hall of Fame weekend.
37 min
8/20/19: Cardinals Insider | Go Crazy Folks!
August 21st would have been Jack Buck’s 95th birthday. This episode pays tribute to the late play-by-play legend by playing his full unedited call of the bottom of the ninth from game five of the 1985 NLCS.
23 min
8/6/19: Cardinals Insider | Steve Selby
Memphis Redbirds broadcaster Steve Selby joins the show to talk about seeing players develop in Triple-A and those who have left the greatest impression on him during his time in Memphis.
14 min
7/30/19: Cardinals Insider | 2004 Reunion Inter...
Jeff Suppan, Reggie Sanders, Matt Morris, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, Walt Jocketty, and Tony La Russa all join the program to discuss the Cardinals' pennant winning 2004 season.
35 min
7/23/19: Cardinals Insider | Dylan Carlson
Dylan Carlson has become one of the Cardinals most talked about prospects. The show heads to Springfield, Mo. to chat with Carlson and his Double-A manager Joe Kruzel.
13 min
7/16/19: Cardinals Insider | FBF: Dave LaPoint
Dave LaPoint helped the Cardinals to the 1982 world championship. He joins the show to tell Whitey Herzog stories, discuss what it takes to stick in the big leagues and shares what he is doing now.
35 min
7/9/19: Cardinals Insider | POTUS and the 2009 ...
In 2009, then-President Barack Obama accepted an invitation to throw out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis. While at Busch Stadium, he also made time to greet players from each roster. In this episode, head inside the NL clubhouse for part of his visit.
11 min
7-2-19: Cardinals Insider | Fernando Viña
Two time Gold Glover Fernando Viña joins the show to discuss his approach to defense, and his time in St. Louis.
11 min
6/25/19: Cardinals Insider | Pujols Returns
Hear Albert Pujols discuss St. Louis, the Cardinals organization and his love for the fans.
30 min
6/18/19: Cardinals Insider | DeWitt Family Coll...
The DeWitt family has one of the most well-known collections of baseball memorabilia. Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III joins the show to discuss his family’s history in the game and how their collection helps keeps the history of baseball alive.
19 min
6-11-19: Cardinals Insider | FBF: Kyle McClellan
St. Louis native Kyle McClellan sits down for an in-depth interview as part of the Cardinals Museum's Flashback Friday. He discusses growing up as a Cards fan and his journey in baseball. He also tells stories from St. Louis' magical 2011 World Series run.
61 min
6-4-19: Cardinals Insider | Team STL
The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues have a special bond from ownership down on down. The two organizations support each other, and their relationship has been on full display recently with the Blues’ trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
17 min
5-28-19: Cardinals Insider | Moises Rodriguez
Moises Rodriguez joins the program to discuss his role with the Cardinals and how the club identifies talent overseas.
16 min
5-21-19: Cardinals Insider | Bob Gibson Way
A St. Louis neighborhood thought so much of Bob Gibson’s legacy it renamed one of its streets after him. Hear from residents, public officials, and Gibson himself on the significance of Bob Gibson Way.
19 min
5/14/19: Cardinals Insider | Luis Clemente
Roberto Clemente’s son Luis Clemente joins the program to discuss reigning Roberto Clemente Award winner Yadier Molina and more.
16 min
5-7-19: Cardinals Insider | Pop Warner
Cardinals third base coach Pop Warner joins the show to talk about in-game base running decisions.
13 min
4/23/19: Cardinals Insider | FBF: Woody Williams
Woody Williams spent four years pitching in St. Louis. On this episode he discusses the 2004 NL championship team, why he fell in love with the Cardinals so quickly and what he’s doing in retirement.
36 min
4-6-19: Cardinals Insider | Oliver Marmol
Cardinals bench coach Oliver Marmol joins the show to discuss his role with the club and his journey through the organization.
10 min
4/9/19: Cardinals Insider | Cardinals Hall of F...
Members of the Cardinals Hall of Fame join the show to talk about the home opener in St. Louis and what it means to them.
19 min
4/2/19: Cardinals Insider | Paul DeJong and Bur...
Paul DeJong and his agent Burton Rocks join the show. They talk about their relationship and Paul's journey in baseball.
17 min
3/26/19: Cardinals Insider | Spring Training Th...
Spring Training has seen many changes over the decades. Tony La Russa, Clint Hurdle and Cardinals retired traveling secretary C.J. Cherre join the show to discuss how they’ve seen camp evolve.
23 min
3/19/18: Cardinals Insider | John Mozeliak
Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak discusses the upcoming season, and his career in Major League Baseball.
22 min
1/29/19: Cardinals Insider | Mikolas and Martín...
Miles Mikolas and José Martínez each turned in stellar 2018 seasons. They discuss last year’s accomplishments, playing in St. Louis and how they’ve spent this winter. Each conversation was part of a main stage chat at the annual Winter Warm-Up.
19 min
1/18/19: Cardinals Insider | Flashback Friday: ...
Bob Tewksbury tells baseball stories, discusses his career and talks about being a mental skills coach during Flashback Friday at the Cardinals Museum.
39 min
1/10/19: Cardinals Insider | Mike Shildt and Al...
Mike Shildt joins the program to talk about Paul Goldschmidt, getting to know the St. Louis community, and more. Plus, what would an all-time Cardinals lineup look like? Host Brett McMillan rolls out his nine from Cardinals history.
15 min
11/20/18: Cardinals Insider | The Powder Blues
The Cardinals are bringing back the powder blue uniforms. Former Cardinals outfielder and current scout Kerry Robinson joins the show to talk about his idea for the rebirth of the famous uniform. Team president Bill DeWitt III also weighs in on how the new look pulled from old and new inspirations
14 min
10/26/18: Cardinals Insider | Molina Wins Cleme...
Yadier Molina has been named the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award winner. He is the fifth Cardinal to be acknowledged with the honor, giving St. Louis the most winners in MLB history. This episode includes comments from Molina, his wife, and commissioner Rob Manfred.
18 min
10/2/18: Cardinals Insider | Randy Flores
Randy Flores won a World Series as a Cardinals reliever in 2006, and today he serves as the club’s Director of Scouting. He joins the show to discuss his time in the organization and the Cardinals most recent first round draft pick, Nolan Gorman.
21 min
9/25/18: Cardinals Insider | Matt Adams and Kol...
Matt Adams joins the show to talk about being back in St. Louis and his knack for pinch hitting in critical spots. Plus, Kolten Wong discusses his stellar defense and how he didn't begin playing second base until college.
16 min
9/18/18: Cardinals Insider | Ray Washburn
Ray Washburn threw a no-hitter for the Cardinals on September 18, 2018. It came in San Francisco just a day after the Giants’ Gaylord Perry had fired a no-no for against the Cards. Washburn joins the program to discuss that historic outing, and the year of the pitcher in 1968.
28 min
9/11/18: Cardinals Insider | The Cardinals and ...
Cardinals Director of Communications Brian Bartow joins the show to discuss the days surrounding September 11, 2001. Baseball took a leave of absence as the nation grieved. Meanwhile the Cardinals had to find a way home from Milwaukee after all air traffic was grounded. When games resumed Jack Buck stirred a packed house at Busch with a now famous original poem. Bartow witnessed it all first hand, and relays stories about an unprecedented week in American, and baseball, history.
35 min
9/4/18: Cardinals Insider | Ozzie Smith with Pa...
Ozzie Smith conducts one-on-one interviews with current Cardinals Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong. Discussion includes the club’s second half success, hitting philosophy, the now famous salsa, and more.
34 min
8/28/18: Cardinals Insider | Larry Walker and J...
This episode includes separate discussions with Cardinals alumni Larry Walker and John Tudor. Both reflect on their individual era of Cardinals baseball and talk about why St. Louis was an important stop during their careers.
17 min
8/22/18: Cardinals Insider | 2018 Cardinals Yea...
It was the year of the pitcher, and Bob Gibson was its face. This year’s Cardinals yearbook recalls the summer of 1968. Cardinals Director of Publications Steve Zesch joins the show to talk about Gibson’s incredible season, and how the Cardinals Magazine staff aimed to bring it context within the 2018 yearbook.
23 min
8/14/18: Cardinals Insider | Ozzie PGA Award an...
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith played a role in making the 100th PGA Championship a success for St. Louis. He is also the President of the Gateway Chapter of the PGA Reach Foundation, helping influence inner city youth through the game of golf. The Wizard joins the show to discuss an award he earned for his efforts. Plus, St. Louis native Brad Lefton talks about his time covering Ichiro and other famous Japanese players for media outlets across the world.
36 min
8/7/18: Cardinals Insider | Poncedeleon and Hudson
The Cardinals revamped bullpen includes a number of rookie arms, including Daniel Poncedeleon and Dakota Hudson. Both hurlers join the podcast to discuss what it has been like pitching in St. Louis.
18 min
7/31/18: Cardinals Insider | Andy Van Slyke
Andy Van Slyke began his career with four seasons on Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals. He joins the show to talk about his memories from the 1980s, what it is like to have a son who played in the majors, how he occupies his time now and more. Plus, hear what Bob Costas had to say about St. Louis during his Hall of Fame induction speech.
17 min
7/24/18: Cardinals Insider | Complete Gamer
This season, the Cardinals are paying tribute to the life and legacy of Bob Gibson. Gibson joins the show to talk about using his platform to influence others. Also in this episode, hear a meeting between Gibby and a group of St. Louis students who produced the theme song for the Complete Gamer campaign, which honors him.
17 min
7/17/18: Cardinals Insider | John Mozeliak
The Cardinals have seven walk-off wins this season. The podcast replays radio and TV calls of each one, and Cardinals Radio Network host Alex Ferrario joins to discuss how they unfolded.
17 min
7/10/18: Cardinals Insider | First Half Walk-offs
The Cardinals have seven walk-off wins this season. The podcast replays radio and TV calls of each one, and Cardinals Radio Network host Alex Ferrario joins to discuss how they unfolded.
28 min
7/3/18: Cardinals Insider | 10K Wins and Kurt W...
On June 25th the Cardinals collected their 10,000th regular season win as a member of the National League. Club president Bill DeWitt III joins the show to talk about the achievement. Plus, Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner discusses his respect for St. Louis, and why he likes coming to Busch Stadium
26 min
6/26/18: Cardinals Insider | Steve Selby
Steve Selby is the voice of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. He joins the show to discuss what he has seen at the highest level of the Cardinals minor league system this season. Plus, Jim Gilstrap from Cardinals Magazine talk about his newest feature on former Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez.
44 min
6/19/18: Cardinals Insider | Red Schoendienst T...
On June 15th St. Louis paused to honor an icon. Red Schoendienst was remembered in a service at the Cathedral Basilica where Cardinals Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr., President of the Baseball Hall of Fame Jeff Idelson, Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, and Red’s daughter Colleen Schoendienst all offered eulogies. This episode brings you all four speeches and an interview with Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel.
39 min
6/12/18: Cardinals Insider | George Sisler’s Le...
For more than 50 years St. Louis was home to a pair of Major League teams. While the American League Browns are often forgotten they once featured one of the game’s premiere players, George Sisler. Ed Wheatley of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society joins the podcast to discuss Sisler’s achievements and other stories from the history of the St. Louis Browns.
57 min
6/5/18: Cardinals Insider | Brian Jordan
Brian Jordan had a 15 year MLB career including seven seasons with the Cardinals, but he also spent three seasons years as a member of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Jordan joins the show to discuss playing two pro sports, and why he still loves St. Louis even a decade after leaving town.
14 min