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.

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
5/29/18: Cardinals Insider | Dan McLaughlin
Dan McLaughlin has become an iconic voice in St. Louis broadcasting. The St. Louis native has been involved with the Cardinals since his early twenties. He joins the show to discuss his career, love of Cardinals baseball, and favorite moments behind the mic.
57 min
5/22/18: Cardinals Insider | 1968 Reunion
The 1968 Cardinals won the National League behind Bob Gibson’s 1.12 ERA, and a stellar season from the entire starting rotation. Fifty years later the team gathered for a reunion at Busch Stadium. Alumni from that team join the show to discuss their pennant winning club.
38 min
5/15/18: Cardinals Insider | The Summer of 1998
Mark McGwire put St. Louis at the center of the sports world in 1998 by capturing the single season home run record, which had stood since 1961. Dan McLaughlin, Vicki Bryant, and John Vuch each had unique perspectives on that summer. McLaughlin was telling stories for Cardinals TV, Bryant was involved in merchandising, and Vuch was tasked with determining the distance of each homer. All three share personal stories in this episode.
28 min
5/8/18: Cardinals Insider | Jim Schiele
Jim Schiele has been attending Cardinals games since 1936. He relays recollections of Cardinals greats, and what attending Sportsman’s Park was like. Plus, Stan McNeal joins the podcast to talk about the newest Cardinals Magazine feature on Bob Gibson.
53 min
5/1/18: Cardinals Insider | Ben Hochman
Ben Hochman covers the Cardinals as a sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is a native St. Louisan and author of the new book The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the St. Louis Cardinals. Ben joins the podcast to discuss anecdotes from Cardinals history.
58 min
4/24/18: Cardinals Insider | J.W. Porter
Fifty years ago Bob Gibson set a new standard for pitching with his 1.12 ERA. But, Gibson’s career began in 1959 when he debuted with the Cardinals. One of the first men to catch him was J.W. Porter. Porter joins the program to discuss catching Gibson as a rookie, and the other famous names he played with, and against, during his career.
42 min
4/17/18: Cardinals Insider | Jason Motte
Jason Motte closed out the 2011 World Series for the Cardinals, but his impact away from the ballpark is equally important. The Jason Motte Foundation seeks to K cancer, and it maintains a visible presence in St. Louis. Motte was invited to Cardinals’ big league spring training where he sat down with Cardinals Insider to discuss his career and off-field mission.
18 min
4/10/18: Cardinals Insider | Red Jacket Interviews
Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, and Whitey Herzog all discuss their perspective of the home opener. Plus, Cardinals Magazine Senior Writer Stan McNeal joins the show to talk about Yadier Molina’s on-going efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of last year’s hurricane.
30 min
3/27/18: Cardinals Insider | Oquendo, Carpenter...
José Oquendo, Chris Carpenter, and Mike Matheny each join Ozzie Smith for separate chats at the team’s complex in Jupiter, Fla. Topics include teaching baseball in the modern age, the 2018 season outlook, and what it means to be a Cardinal.
38 min
2/27/18: Cardinals Insider | Harrison Bader
Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader joins the show to discuss his off-season and journey to the big leagues. Topics include what playing youth baseball in New York City was like, an at-bat in the College World Series which signaled he was ready for pro ball, and riding to his big league debut with his father.
18 min
2/16/18: Cardinals Insider | Jack Flaherty
The Cardinals 2017 Minor League Pitcher of the Year joins the show from spring training. Discussion includes his most prized childhood baseball possession, his detailed process for breaking in a new glove, and what he learned from his September call up.
17 min
1/17/18: Cardinals Insider | Oscar Mercado
Cardinals prospect Oscar Mercado joins the show to discuss his rise in power and what it was like to play a new position in 2017. Plus, Willie McGee weighs in on joining the big league staff.
14 min
12/15/17: Cardinals Insider | Meet Marcell Ozuna
The Cardinals' new slugger makes his first media appearance as a Redbird. Hear his thoughts on coming to St. Louis.
9 min
12/5/17: Cardinals Insider | Weaver and DeJong
Paul DeJong and Luke Weaver join the podcast to discuss their standout rookie seasons.
16 min
10/31/17: Cardinals Insider | Mike Girsch
Cards GM Mike Girsch goes one-on-one with Cardinals Insider. He details how life has changed and what he wants to accomplish in the years to come.
14 min
10/10/17: Cardinals Insider
St. Louis native Luke Voit and his high school coach join the show. Voit shares what it's like to be a local kid playing for the Cards.
20 min
10/3/17: Cardinals Insider
The Cardinals missed the playoffs. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak shares what might change this winter.
16 min
9/26/17: Cardinals Insider
Cardinals Radio Network host Alex Ferrario joins the show. Discussion includes working on the biggest network in MLB, and his career path.
30 min
9/19/17: Cardinals Insider
Tyler Lyons and Sam Tuivailala join the show to talk about finding their niche in the Cards' bullpen
12 min
9/12/17: Cardinals Insider
John O'Leary suffered a traumatic injury as a boy. His relationship with the 1987 Cardinals helped him not only survive, but thrive.
14 min
9/5/17: Cardinals Insider
Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk talk about their second-half offensive swells.
11 min
8/29/17: Cardinals Insider
The show takes a mic behind the scenes during Cards Hall of Fame weekend. Hear from multiple red jacket owners, including the class of 2017.
28 min
8/22/17: Cardinals Insider
Willie McGee, Tom Lawless, Tommy Herr, Joe Magrane and Ken Dayley join the podcast to discuss the 1987 NL Champion Cardinals
35 min
8/15/17: Cardinals Insider
Joe Medwick is the last NL player to win the Triple Crown. His grandson joins the podcast to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the feat.
36 min
8/8/17: Cardinals Insider
Zach Duke discusses his speedy return from Tommy John. Plus, Ozzie Smith on '85, and Jose Martinez reflects on a decade in the Minors.
14 min
8/1/17: Cardinals Insider
Cards pitcher John Brebbia talks about his journey from independent baseball. Plus, Jeff Idelson discusses Cardinals in the Hall of Fame.
16 min
7/25/17: Cardinals Insider
The late Ken Boyer was the '64 NL MVP and hit one of the most dramatic homers in World Series history. His son David joins the show.
17 min
7/18/17: Cardinals Insider
Infielder Paul DeJong talks about his first year in the big leagues, and how he is adjusting to life at the game's highest level.
9 min
7/11/17: Cardinals Insider
The podcast opens up the Cardinal Radio Network archives to relive great moments in team history.
13 min
7/4/17: Cardinals Insider
Mark McGwire enters the Cardinals Hall of Fame in August. Teammate Tom Pagnozzi talks 1998, and the show revisits audio from that season
14 min
6/30/17: Cardinals Insider
The Cardinals have promoted John Mozeliak to director of baseball operations and Michael Girsch to VP and GM. Both men join the podcast.
8 min
6/27/17: Cardinals Insider
St. Louis native and new Cardinal Luke Voit joins the podcast. The show also looks back on the 106-win 1942 Cardinals team.
16 min
6/20/17: Cardinals Insider
Ozzie Smith talks with Cardinals OF Tommy Pham. Discussion includes Pham's eye issues, hitting approach and more.
19 min
6/13/17: Cardinals Insider
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Jack Buck's passing. St. Louis radio personalities share stories about the late announcer.
23 min
6/6/17: Cardinals Insider
Cards Magazine's Steve Zesch joins the podcast to discuss Whiteyball
15 min
5/30/17: Cardinals Insider
The Cardinals Radio Network and flagship KMOX bring baseball to a whole region. Tom Ackerman joins the podcast to discuss Cards' radio.
11 min
5/23/17: Cardinals Insider
Cardinals alumni Orlando Cepeda, Bobby Tolan, Steve Carlton and Julian Javier talk about their 1967 World Series championship season.
23 min
5/16/17: Cardinals Insider
Ozzie Smith goes one-one-one with Bob Gibson. The two share their favorite stories and discuss the prejudice Gibson faced in the 1950s and 1960s.
28 min
5/9/17: Cardinals Insider
Pepper Martin will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame this August. His daughter joins the podcast to discuss her father.
11 min
5/2/17 Cardinals Insider
Ozzie Smith sits down with Willie McGee for a conversation about the 1980s and McGee's current role with the Cardinals
24 min
4/25/17: Cardinals Insider
Bill DeWitt III reflects on the history of the franchise and the legacy of baseball in St. Louis.
21 min
4/18/17: Cardinals Insider
Ozzie Smith sits down with Bob Gibson and Willie McGee. The three discuss Cardinal memories and favorite baseball moments.
26 min