Behind the Braves

Behind the Braves, the official podcast of the Atlanta Braves, takes fans on a journey to uncover the stories - known and untold - about our beloved team. Former Braves closer, World Series champion and current director of alumni relations Greg McMichael and MLB.com's Ricky Mast are joined by Braves legends, players and even famous fans, to share the passion and history of this proud franchise.

Sports
Baseball
1
MLB Draft and the Farm System
Baseball Prospectus’ Gaurav Vedak joins the show to talk all things MLB Draft and the Braves farm system.
30 min
2
Mark Bowman on His New Book -- The Franchise: ...
Mark Bowman joins the show this week to talk about his new book, The Franchise: Atlanta Braves.
31 min
3
Tim Hudson
Braves Hall of Famer Tim Hudson joins this week’s episode! Hudson talks about his playing career, his life after baseball including coaching, and shares a little about his family and charitable work.
19 min
4
Pierce Johnson
Relief pitcher Pierce Johnson joins this week’s episode to talk about his journey to the bigs. Pierce shares his experience playing in Japan, choosing to play college ball before going pro, and how growing up around baseball shaped his path.
19 min
5
Front Office Feature: John Farrell
Front office features return in this week’s episode of Behind the Braves! Manager of Premium Memberships, John Farrell, joins the show to talk about how he started working in sports and what his day-to-day looks like
21 min
6
Jeff Treadway
In this week’s episode of Behind the Braves, Braves alum Jeff Treadway joins the show. Treadway talks about how he was signed after being undrafted, playing for the team he grew up watching, and his career after baseball.
17 min
7
All About Braves Country Baseball and Softball
In this episode, Greg McMichael returns to the show alongside co-host Ricky Mast. McMichael gives an update on all things Braves Country Baseball and Softball. The two also discuss the first month of Braves baseball and the recent road trip.
31 min
8
Film Director Charlie Myers Discusses the Makin...
In this week’s episode of Behind the Braves, film director Charlie Myers joins the show to talk about the making of the newest Atlanta Braves documentary, Always Believe: The Ozzie Albies Story. Myers discusses traveling to Curacao to film, unraveling vulnerable topics while interviewing, and building a friendship with Ozzie himself.
21 min
9
The Matt Pack, ReClif, and Autism Awareness Month
In this week’s episode of the podcast, Matt Olson joins the show to talk about his work with ReClif, The Matt Pack ticket package he offers, and why his work in the autism community is important to him. Host Ricky Mast is also joined by a Braves A-List member with children on the autism spectrum to talk about his family’s experiences at Truist Park and how the Braves have impacted his family.
27 min
10
The 50th Anniversary of 715
This week’s episode celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run. Host Ricky Mast interviews a fan that was in attendance and gets his first-hand account at how the record-breaking moment unfolded.
15 min
11
2024 Season Preview With Kevin McAlpin
Braves Radio Network’s Kevin McAlpin sits down with Ricky to preview the 2024 season! Hear his thoughts on Spring Training, the newest Braves acquisitions, and some predictions around the league heading into the regular season.
30 min
12
Jori Palmer
Jori Palmer joins the show to discuss her role as Director of Marketing and Advertising for the Atlanta Braves, her career in sports, her advice to young professionals who dream of working in sports, and much more!
35 min
13
Braves Country Baseball and Softball Launch!
Ricky and Greg (AKA Bubba and Harry) reunite to celebrate the launch of the inaugural season of Braves Country Baseball and Softball! For more information on Braves Country Baseball and Softball please visit braves.com/bcbs
28 min
14
Eugene Brooks
On this week’s episode, host Ricky Mast is joined by the Atlanta Braves Director of Diversity Marketing, Eugene Brooks. Brooks talks growing up a Braves fan, the organization’s diversity marketing initiatives, and the path he took to get where he is today
25 min
15
Win In Rome
In 2016, the Rome Braves were one of the youngest teams in Minor League Baseball. While the roster was loaded with first round draft picks and big-league prospects, this talented band of mostly teenagers would struggle mightily during the first half of the season. No one knew it at the time, but future household names such as Austin Riley, Max Fried and Ronald Acuña Jr. would lead the 2016 Rome Braves on a second-half run for the ages and lay the foundation for a historic era of excellence of Atlanta Braves baseball. “Behind the Braves Presents: Win In Rome” tells the story of this incredible team through the memories of Austin Riley, Max Fried, A.J. Minter, broadcaster Kevin Karel, manager Randy Ingle and front office executives Mike Dunn and Jonathan Schuerholz.
62 min
16
Introducing Jarred Kelenic
New Braves outfielder Jarred Kelenic joins the podcast to share a little bit about himself and his excitement to be an Atlanta Brave.
13 min
17
Live From 2024 Braves Fantasy Camp!
Take a trip to North Port, Florida for 2024 Braves Fantasy Camp
30 min
18
C.J. Nitkowski
Former Braves pitcher C.J. Nitkowski joins the show to talk about his new role as lead analyst on Braves telecasts on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast, how he became the first ever professional baseball player to have his own website, his thoughts on the 2024 Braves roster, and more!
33 min
19
Jonathan Schuerholz
Braves Advance Scout Jonathan Schuerholz discusses his career in baseball as a scout, player, coach, manager and what it was like growing up around the game of baseball with his father, John Schuerholz.
32 min
20
2024 Begins Now
Hot stove league has officially begun as Ricky and Greg discuss what moves they would like to see the Braves make for the 2024 season.
36 min
21
2023 NLDS Preview
Ricky and Greg look ahead to the 2023 NLDS between the Braves and the Phillies!
38 min
22
Franco Garcia
Atlanta Braves Director of Baseball Player Relations Franco Garcia joins the show on Los Bravos Night to discuss his career in baseball!
41 min
23
Kevin McAlpin
Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan and the Braves Radio Network joins the show to discuss the remainder of the Braves' regular season and looks ahead to possible NLDS opponents and how the Braves will construct their NLDS roster!
26 min
24
2023 NL East Champs!
Greg and Ricky (AKA Bubba and Harry) discuss the Braves' sixth straight NL East title!
38 min
25
Ronit Shah
Ronit Shah joins the show to discuss his role as Director of Amateur Scouting for the Atlanta Braves!
31 min