Off Air with Joe and Orel

Hear Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, the TV voices of the Los Angeles Dodgers, take their love of baseball, life and each other into the most casual setting you've heard them yet. In addition to guests from baseball and elsewhere, the guys spend some time with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts each week.

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Episode 25 - Postseason Preview (Dodgers)
The postseason is upon us and Joe and Orel devote this week's episode to previewing the series with the Brewers as well as recapping the 2020 regular season. What will it take for the Dodgers to beat Milwaukee? Who will be the team MVP this postseason? Tune in to get the guys' thoughts on that and a lot more. They're then joined by Dave Roberts prior to game 1 to talk about some of the playoff roster decisions and what he feels it will take for the Dodgers to make a World Series run. Finally, the mailbag question this week addresses how the two manage their emotions when calling a game on TV. All that and more on Episode 25 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
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Episode 24 - Chris Taylor (Dodgers)
Chris Taylor joins the guys this week to talk about his youth wrestling career, his swing change prior to the 2017 season and the origin of "barrels are overrated". He also shares a pretty detailed look at how much a hitter's swing and approach at the plate may change based on an individual matchup. Dave Roberts then joins for his weekly segment to discuss the Dodgers clinching their 8th consecutive NL West title and how much he's looking forward to getting the postseason going. All three then share their "top 4 things from the 2020 season", which includes a lot of great individual performances. All that and a whole lot more on Episode 24 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
45 min
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Episode 23 - Will Smith (Dodgers)
Will Smith is the guest this week...and he fills the guys in on the most trouble he ever got in as a kid while talking about his journey from Little League to Major League Baseball. He also talks about his approach at the plate this season before all three brainstorm potential future endorsement deals for him. Dave Roberts then joins for his weekly segment to discuss teaching his daughter to drive and how they're going to approach getting the team ready for the postseason. The top 4 this week is "top 4 hotel amenities"...how high on the list is a good hotel bar? Tune in to find out. All that and a whole lot more on Episode 23 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
50 min
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Episode 22 – Alanna Rizzo (Dodgers)
SportsNet LA colleague Alanna Rizzo is the guest this week, and she tells the guys about how she got started in baseball, the steps in the journey that led her to the Dodgers and what she enjoys most about her job. She also provides more information about her charity, Guidry's Guardian Foundation, and its mission to help dogs in need. Dave Roberts then stops by for his weekly visit to talk about how the team is playing and what he enjoyed most from this past week. The guys then all share their top 4 non-Dodgers that they enjoy watching most, which leads Dave to a hilarious story involving Max Scherzer, Rick Honeycutt and the All-Star Game. Joe and Orel then wrap up with a quick mailbag question about a positive from this weird 2020 season. All that and a whole lot more on Episode 22 of Off Air with Joe and Orel! 
55 min
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Episode 21 - Dustin May (Dodgers)
Joe and Orel are joined this week by Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May, who fills the guys in on what it's like growing up in Justin, TX and how he went from barely being recruited out of high school to a Rookie of the Year candidate at age 22. Dustin also shares his favorite ice cream flavor and gives his thoughts on Orel choosing oatmeal as one of his top cereals. Dave Roberts then joins to talk about the emotional series last week in San Francisco and share a little behind-the-scenes of how those conversations went down. He also talks about the status of the team post-trade deadline and what they're looking for over the final month of the season. All three then go over their "top four ice cream flavors" as well as the best thing they saw this week. Finally, Joe and Orel close with mailbag questions about the Alumni Game and what type of baseball player Joe was in high school. All that and more on Episode 21 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
54 min
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Episode 20 - Dino Ebel, Third Base Coach (Dodgers)
Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel joins the guys this week to discuss what it takes to excel at his job, his career as a baseball lifer and what it's like working with superstars like Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Dino also gives his analysis on what makes this Dodger team so special...and yes, there is talk about his oatmeal consumption. Dave Roberts then joins to go over the week that was in Dodger baseball, including the team's offensive explosion between episodes and Austin Barnes' recent hot streak. All three then give their "top 4 baseball nicknames" followed by Joe and Orel talking about the upcoming Trade Deadline. All that and more on episode 20 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
53 min
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Episode 19 – Scott Akasaki, Sr. Director of Tea...
Joe and Orel are joined this week by the Dodgers' Senior Director of Team Travel, Scott Akasaki, who tells the guys about his role with the club and how different things are for him planning travel for the team while adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. He also shares his history with the Dodgers and a brief story on the first time he met Orel. Dave Roberts then joins the guys to talk about offense being down across baseball this season and his thoughts on Justin Turner reaching a historic milestone Tuesday night. The top 4 this week is "top 4 non-Dodger uniforms" and all three share the best thing they saw this week. Orel and Joe then wrap up with a mailbag question about how they got into broadcasting. All that and more on episode 19 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
55 min
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Episode 18 - AJ Pollock (Dodgers)
The guest this week is AJ Pollock, who talks to the guys about his crazy offseason and how he's used everything he's been through this past year to drive his hot start to the 2020 season. AJ also goes into more detail on the premature birth of his daughter Maddi and everything that went into getting her home safely during the pandemic. Manager Dave Roberts then joins to discuss the first couple weeks of the season and what he likes from a lot of the guys on the team so far. He also fills Joe & Orel in on how he spent his "off day" while suspended vs. the Astros. The top 4 this episode is "top 4 sandwiches" and everybody shares the best thing they saw this week. All that and much more on episode 18 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
56 min
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Episode 17 - Andrew Friedman, President of Base...
This week Joe and Orel are joined by Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. Andrew takes the guys inside how the Mookie Betts trade and long-term extensions went down and discusses how he approaches building a roster to routinely compete for championships. Dave Roberts then joins from Houston for his weekly segment and talks about how the first road trip of the season is going. Both guests also address Game 1 of the Houston series, with their views on the altercation between Joe Kelly & Carlos Correa and how they're handling the emotions of playing the Astros knowing what we do now about the 2017 World Series. The Top 4 this week is "Top 4 baseball movies"...and Orel has some thoughts on Alaska. All that and a whole lot more on the first in-season episode of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
58 min
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Episode 16 - Opening Day Special (Dodgers)
For the very first time Joe and Orel are together for the podcast, as they're back in the booth at Dodger Stadium. They preview the 2020 Dodger season and give their thoughts on potential team and league award winners. They also predict what teams will make the playoffs and what type of statistical numbers will lead Major League Baseball in this shortened season. Manager Dave Roberts then joins the guys to give an early look at the Opening Day lineup and talk about the biggest news of the day: Mookie Betts signing a contract extension to stay in LA through the 2032 season. All three then wrap up with their favorite Opening Day memories. All that and more on episode 16 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
61 min
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Episode 15 - Mark Prior, Pitching Coach (Dodgers)
New Dodgers pitching coach Mark Prior is the guest this week - and he talks to the guys about his journey through the baseball world as a player, coordinator and now coach. He also shares how his job has changed in this quarantine shortened season and what his staff has done to get the pitching staff ready to go for Opening Day. They then wrap up with some rapid fire questions, including what his favorite cereal was growing up and which Dodgers coach would win in a cage match. Dave Roberts then joins for his weekly visit where he goes over what the lineup may look like this season and talks about some of the guys who have stood out so far in Summer Camp. The top 4 this week is "top 4 cereals" and is probably the most contentious one we've had to date. All that and a whole lot more on episode 15 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
67 min
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Episode 14 - Brandon McDaniel, Director of Play...
Brandon McDaniel, the director of player performance for the Dodgers, joins the guys this week to give some insight into how the training staff is handling the irregularities of the shortened season and the rules in place to keep guys safe. Brandon also discusses his journey to the organization and some of the special relationships he's formed over the years with veterans on the team. Joe and Orel then visit with Dave Roberts for his weekly segment - as he provides some player updates and shares a couple of good stories from this week's intrasquad games. The Top 4 this week is "4 items you'd bring into an NBA/NHL-style quarantine bubble" and Joe & Orel share which game they'd like to go back in time to broadcast themselves.
71 min
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Episode 13 – Jaime Jarrín (Dodgers)
Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín joins the guys this week - as he discusses his journey from Ecuador to Los Angeles as well as his love for the game of baseball as he prepares for his 62nd season as the Spanish language voice of the Dodgers. Before that, though, Dave Roberts gives his weekly update...although this week it comes for the first time from his office at Dodger Stadium. Dave talks about what the first day at "Spring Training 2.0" has been like and discusses some potential strategy for the upcoming shortened season. Joe and Orel then wrap up with their top 4 this week, which is "top 4 restaurants in the LA area". All that and more on episode 13 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
71 min
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Episode 12 - Baseball is Back! (Dodgers)
Baseball is officially back...and so are the guys to talk about the upcoming 60-game season. Joe, Orel and Dave go over some of the logistics to get the season started and talk about how a number of the rule changes could impact players and their normal routines. The top 4 this week is "top 4 games I witnessed in-person". Does Orel immediately bend the rules? Tune in to find out. All that and much more on episode 12 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
45 min
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Episode 11 - Ross Stripling (Dodgers)
The guys are joined by Dodgers pitcher and fellow podcaster Ross Stripling, who shares his feelings on the rift between MLB owners and the Players Association. He also gets the guys up to speed on what he's been reading and gives some insight on what he might change if he was ever named commissioner for a day. Dave Roberts then joins to talk about the latest positive steps towards baseball in 2020, followed by taking his turn putting on the commissioner hat to talk about some changes he might incorporate. The top 4 this week is dedicated to Father's Day, as the guys share their best memories of their dads. All that and much more on this week's episode of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
75 min
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Episode 10 - Max Muncy (Dodgers)
Max Muncy is this week's guest - and he talks to the guys about what inspired his fiery response to Madison Bumgarner last season and how he's honing his cooking skills during quarantine. He also gets into his journey from out of the league to now an All-Star w/ the Dodgers. Dave Roberts then joins for his weekly segment as all three discuss the current MLB/MLBPA negotiations and how badly they all miss baseball before getting into this week's top 4 ("top 4 simple pleasures"). All that and a lot more on episode 10 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
58 min
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Episode 9 - A Conversation About More Important...
Joe, Orel & Dave open up a dialogue about social injustice in the United States, with a focus on how we can all work to do better moving forward.
29 min
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Episode 8 - Kenley Jansen (Dodgers)
Kenley Jansen is this week's guest - as he tells the guys about his secret piano skills as well as the fact that he might actually be left-handed. Jansen also talks about his time at Driveline this past offseason and expresses how much he truly misses his teammates and Dodger Stadium. The skipper, Dave Roberts, then joins for his weekly catch-up where all three hosts list their "Top 4 favorite childhood lunch snacks". Will Twinkies or Cheez-Its reign supreme? All that and so much more on episode 8 of Off Air with Joe and Orel!
60 min
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Episode 7 - Walker Buehler (Dodgers)
Walker Buehler joins Joe and Orel and gives the guys a look into his mindset and approach to pitching as well as an update on where he's at in his preparation for a possible start to the season. Dave Roberts then makes his weekly visit to talk about the health proposal that was recently distributed to players and coaches, including how some of the precautions may impact the way he manages. All three then give their "top 4 comedies" as well as the best thing they saw this week. All that and more in episode 7 of Off Air w/ Joe & Orel!
64 min
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Episode 6 - Justin Turner (Dodgers)
Joe and Orel are joined this week by Dodgers 3B Justin Turner, who discusses what he's been up to during the quarantine, how his career has developed since joining the Dodgers, as well what he may do once his playing career is over. Dave Roberts then joins the guys for his weekly check-in and gives his thoughts around Turner potentially having a future as a manager. The guys then get into their "top 4" this week, which is dedicated to moms in honor of Mother's Day. All that and a whole lot more this week on Off Air w/ Joe and Orel!
67 min
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Episode 5 - "The Day I Got the Call" (Dodgers)
This week is all about "the day I got the call" - as Joe, Orel & Dave all share their story of getting called up to the big leagues. From how they got the news & their immediate emotions, to the process of joining up with the team and then finally to the results of their debuts, all three take us through their journey to the show. Then the guys get a surprise guest when Dave calls to check in live with one of the players. All that as well as their "top 4 childhood athletes" this week on Off Air w/ Joe and Orel!
68 min
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Ep. 4 : Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)
NL MVP Cody Bellinger joins the guys to talk about what he's been up to during the quarantine, including his love for Chipotle and his newest hobby.
49 min
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Ep. 3 : Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
Joe and Orel welcome their first guest, 3-time Cy Young winner and former NL MVP Clayton Kershaw.
59 min
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Ep. 2 : Orel's Emotional take (Dodgers)
Orel passionately gives his unfiltered thoughts on the Astros sign-stealing scandal
70 min
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Ep. 1: It’s Happening – Joe & Orel debut the po...
Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser debut the podcast by getting everybody up to speed on how the idea for the podcast came together in the first place.
63 min
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Trailer: Joe & Orel introduce their podcast — O...
Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, the TV voices of the Dodgers, are taking their love of baseball, life and each other to the most casual setting you've heard them yet: a podcast.
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