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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…

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    • Aug 10, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 47m AVG DURATION
    • 201 EPISODES

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    Grissom Called Up and Yates Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 34:38

    Greg and Ricky discuss the call-up of Vaughn Grissom, the Braves debut of Kirby Yates, Ronald Acuña Jr.'s recent surge, the mental process of returning to the field after a major injury and more!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Live From Alumni Weekend With Leo Mazzone

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 19:20

    Newly inducted Braves Hall of Famer Leo Mazzone joins Greg McMichael on stage during 2022 Braves Alumni Weekend to talk about his career!  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Walt Weiss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 33:03

    Walt Weiss joins the show to discuss what it was like to play for the great Oakland A's teams of the late 1980s, his day-to-day duties as Bench Coach for the Braves, how it feels to win the World Series as a player vs. as a coach, what it was like to coach in the All-Star Game and more! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kevin Liles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 32:58

    Braves Team Photographer Kevin Liles joins the show to discuss what it's like to capture historic moments in the team's history, how he first got his start in the big leagues, the method to keeping sports photography fresh, the hustle and bustle of a team photo, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All-Star Selections, Trade Deadline, Rookie of the Year and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 36:19

    Greg and Ricky discuss how many Braves they think will make the 2022 NL All-Star team, what potential moves the team could make at the trade deadline, the incredible development of young players by the Front Office, Greg reminisces on what it was like to be a Rookie of the Year candidate in 1993 and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kevin McAlpin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 46:18

    Kevin McAlpin of 680 the Fan and the Braves Radio Network joins the show to talk about the current state of the team including the emergence of Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider, the potential return of Mike Soroka, the bullpen, Dansby Swanson's future, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ryan Klesko Live from The Tasting Room at ASW Distillery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 53:35

    Braves legend Ryan Klesko joins the show (interview starts at 2:00) on location at The Tasting Room at ASW Distillery to discuss coaching youth baseball, hobbies that he enjoys now that his playing days are over, and much more! Then, ASW cofounders Charlie Thompson and Jim Casteen (interview starts at 28:14) discuss the growth and success of their company as well as their new collaboration with the Braves: Fiddler Chin Music!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spencer Strider

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 32:25

    Braves pitcher Spencer Strider joins the show to discuss his rapid rise through the Braves system, his approach to pitching, his mustache, why he decided to become a vegan and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Geoff Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 44:04

    Geoff Wilson, founder of Sports Card Investor, joins the show to discuss his passion for sports card collecting, the most iconic Braves cards of all time, his advice to young entrepreneurs and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fred McGriff and DFCS Caregivers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 51:21

    Braves legend Fred McGriff joins the show to discuss his current role as a baseball scout, his memories of the day he made his Braves debut in 1993, how his infamous appearance in the Tom Emanski TV commercials came to be and more! Then, Greg and Ricky sit down for a special chat with four incredible people (Nick and Rachel Hanratty, Adam and Charity Byrd) who were recently named “Caregivers of the Year” by the Division of Family & Children Services in Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2022 Season Thus Far

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 31:37

    Greg and Ricky discuss Kyle Wright's breakout season, when players actually start paying attention to the standings, the importance of the addition of Kenley Jansen to the bullpen and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Insung Kim

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 41:17

    Insung Kim joins the show to discuss his role as Braves Senior Creative Director, what Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month means to him, what it's like to work on such projects as the 2021 World Series ring, designing Braves uniforms, the creation of Truist Park and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Collin McHugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 27:27

    Braves pitcher Collin McHugh joins the show to discuss what it's been like to play for his hometown team, meeting John Smoltz when he was 10, rooting for the Braves in the 2021 World Series, the free agency process that brought him to the Braves, making the transition from being a starting pitcher to a reliever, what it's like to host his own podcast (The Twelve Six Podcast) and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gabe Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 43:11

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Gabe Burns joins the show to discuss his thoughts on the 2022 Braves, Freddie Freeman's departure, Matt Olson's arrival, the signing of Kenley Jansen, Kyle Wright's performance thus far, the emergence of Spencer Strider and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Miran Armutlu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 58:35

    Miran Armutlu, Vice President of Jewelry, Engineering, R&D, Product Development and Master Jeweler at Jostens, Inc, joins the show to discuss how he and the Braves designed the 2021 World Series Championship ring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Brian Snitker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 32:22

    Braves Manager Brian Snitker (interview starts at 11:18) discusses how it felt to take the World Series trophy to Bobby Cox's house, what it's been like seeing all of the “2021 World Champions” messaging all across the ballpark in North Port, how he and his staff are dealing with another abbreviated Spring Training, his first impressions of Matt Olson, the youth movement in Major League Baseball, the depth of the bullpen, the current plan for the rotation and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Genevieve Beacom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 27:59

    Genevieve Beacom joins the show to talk about becoming the first woman to pitch in the Australian Baseball League, how she fell in love with the game as a youngster, how she became a Braves fan, her goal of playing college baseball in the United States, her best pitches, what Peter Moylan is like as a coach and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2022 Season Begins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 37:39

    Greg and Ricky return to talk about the Braves' acquisition of Matt Olson, the bullpen potentially being the best that the team has ever had, the depth of the lineup and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Marquis and Antonio Grissom

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 28:50

    Marquis and Antonio Grissom join the show to discuss their incredible work with the Marquis Grissom Baseball Association, the Braves RBI program, Antonio's role as Head Coach of the Morehouse College baseball team and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Live From 2022 Braves Fantasy Camp!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 60:21

    A new season of Behind the Braves kicks off live from Braves Fantasy Camp at CoolToday Park featuring interviews with both rookie and veteran campers as well as pitching coach/former Braves pitcher Pete Smith and manager/former Braves second baseman Marcus Giles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Of: Rico Carty

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 47:40

    A look back on the 2018 Behind the Braves interview of Braves legend Rico Carty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Night Shift

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 100:56

    On this “Best Of” edition of Behind the Braves, we revisit our past interviews with all four members of “The Night Shift”: Luke Jackson (interview starts at 2:22), Will Smith (interview starts at 39:35), A.J. Minter (interview starts at 1:02:06) and Tyler Matzek (interview starts at 1:18:58).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mark Owens

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 55:16

     Longtime Atlanta Braves On Field/In Game Host Mark Owens discusses how he first started working with the Braves, his role in the infamous infield fly game, what it was like to experience the Braves' magical run to the 2021 World Series title, the loudest moments in Truist Park history and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Kevin McAlpin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:21

    Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan and the Braves Radio Network joins the show to talk about the 2021 World Series, what it was like to be there for Game 6, the after party, his thoughts on the 2021 season, the incredible moves made by the Braves Front Office at the trade deadline and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 51:54

    Greg and Ricky share their thoughts, memories and excitement of the Atlanta Braves winning the 2021 World Series! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Ben Ingram and Joe Simpson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 25:30

    Greg and Ricky join Ben, Joe and JChad in the radio booth before Game 3 of the World Series for a special joint episode of Behind the Braves and From The Braves Booth!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Mike Stanton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 33:45

    Former Braves pitcher and current Houston Astros broadcaster Mike Stanton joins the show (interview starts at 7:08) to talk about both the NLCS and ALCS thus far, what it's like to pitch in the postseason, the mindset of a pitcher coming off of a rough outing and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: NLCS Preview With Jeff Francoeur

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:37

    Braves/TBS broadcaster Jeff Francoeur joins the show to recap an incredible NLDS win for the Braves and previews the upcoming NLCS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind The Braves: Tom House

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 33:55

    Legendary coach and former Braves pitcher Tom House joins the show (interview starts at 4:45) to discuss his thoughts on the 2021 Braves, how the game of baseball has evolved in recent years, what it was like to catch Hank Aaron's 715th home run ball, his new 3D pitching analysis app “Mustard,” keeping young athletes involved in sports and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alex Anthopoulos

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 38:31

    Braves President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos joins the show (interview starts at 14:52) to discuss the 2021 season, all of the key acquisitions made by the Front Office at the trade deadline, the mindset of a GM after a flurry of moves have been made and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Tom Glavine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:17

    Hall of Fame pitcher and current Bally Sports South broadcaster Tom Glavine joins the show (interview starts at 9:24) to discuss his family's incredible work with CURE Childhood Cancer, his son Peyton becoming a professional baseball player, the 2021 Braves season thus far and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Mark Bowman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 37:50

    Longtime Braves beat writer Mark Bowman of MLB.com joins the show (interview starts 5:32) to discuss the 2021 season up to this point, the incredible job done by Alex Anthopoulos to rebuild the roster in the middle of the season, how the Braves rotation might shape up for the rest of the regular season as well as the postseason, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Eddie Pérez and Fernando Piñeres

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 38:24

    1999 NLCS MVP Eddie Pérez and Braves Cultural Development Coordinator Fernando Piñeres join the show (interview starts at 10:01) to discuss their podcast “Detrás del Guante” - the official podcast of Los Bravos, what it's like for Latin American professional baseball players to assimilate into American culture, the impact of the Los Bravos brand and much more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind The Braves: September Baseball!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 45:56

    Ricky and Greg discuss the takeaways from the Braves' tough series vs. the Dodgers, the upcoming series in Colorado, what it's like to pitch at Coors Field, many of the upcoming events at Truist Park and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Marvin Freeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 41:39

    Former Braves pitcher Marvin Freeman joins the show (interview starts at 10:53) to discuss his work in trying grow the game of baseball, helping to stimulate the game of baseball within the African American community, his fantastic work with the Marvin Freeman Youth Foundation (marvinfreemanyouthfoundation.org), developing pitchers properly, attending Jackson State University, the impact of HBCUs, his positive approach to social media and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Tyler Matzek

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 26:13

    Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek joins the show to discuss his baseball career, including working with a Navy SEAL to overcome the yips, pitching for an independent league team, how his wife encouraged him to not give up on baseball, making it back to the big leagues and much more! Also, Greg reveals the coach roster for the upcoming November edition of Braves Fantasy Camp!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Bubba and Harry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 33:50

    It's a ‘Bubba and Harry' edition of Behind the Braves as Greg and Ricky discuss the surging 2021 Braves, the impact that trade deadline acquisitions can have on a clubhouse, what it's like to go through struggles as a closer, Austin Riley's NL MVP candidacy, Greg's visit with Braves legend Rico Carty, scoreboard watching and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gabe Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 52:36

    Braves beat writer Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joins the show (interview starts at 4:26) to discuss the 2021 Braves season so far, the moves made by the Braves front office at the trade deadline, Freddie Freeman's rising chances at winning the NL MVP for a second consecutive season and much more! Also, Greg recalls what it was like to be on a very lengthy road trip with the 1996 Braves while the Olympic Games were taking place in Atlanta.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the Braves: Charlie Morton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 35:35

    Braves pitcher Charlie Morton joins the show (interview starts at 8:53) to discuss his approach to pitching, being a veteran mentor to his teammates, his love of music and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    C.J. Nitkowski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 44:50

    Former Braves pitcher and current Texas Rangers broadcaster C.J. Nitkowski joins the show (interview starts at 4:38) to discuss his fascinating career in baseball both as a player and as a broadcaster, how he became the first ever baseball player to have his own website in 1997, what it was like to play baseball in Japan and Korea and much more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Behind the Braves: Keith Lockhart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 35:39

    Former Braves infielder Keith Lockhart joins the show to discuss his post-playing career as a scout, how he made the transition from player to scouting, the most rewarding part of being a scout, what it was like to play so many different positions at the big-league level, his memories of getting his first career hit off Greg McMichael and more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Behind the Braves: Kevin McAlpin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 43:38

    Braves Radio Network Host/Reporter Kevin McAlpin joins the show to discuss being an important part of Ricky's upcoming wedding, what he thinks the Braves should do at the trade deadline including which players he thinks the team could target, and much more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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