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Chief Talk is the official podcast of the Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, the Class A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The weekly podcast will be dedicated to bringing Chiefs fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 season complete with interviews from players and coaches, analysis from members of the organization and the media and much, much more. Hit subscribe and stay #PTownProud! #NewEraNewFun

Chief Talk is the official podcast of the Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, the Class A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The weekly podcast will be dedicated to bringing Chiefs fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 season complete with interviews from players and coaches, analysis from members of the organization and the media and much, much more. Hit subscribe and stay #PTownProud! #NewEraNewFun
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Chief Talk is the official podcast of the Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, the Class A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The weekly podcast will be dedicated to bringing Chiefs fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2019 season complete with interviews from players and coaches, analysis from members of the organization and the media and much, much more. Hit subscribe and stay #PTownProud! #NewEraNewFun

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Episodes

18: Episode 18: Like Father, Like Son...

8/23/2019
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In the 18th episode of the podcast, we talk to a former Midwest League player, sit down with one of our bullpen guys and discuss our top-5 favorite Minor League logos. First up, Community & Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk chats with father of first baseman Brady Whalen, Shawn Whalen. Shawn is a former Midwest League player and current Area Scout with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was just in Peoria to witness Brady give the Chiefs their 5th walk-off win of the season! Shawn talks...

Duration:00:53:04

17: Episode 17: All the 2019 Memories

8/16/2019
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In the 17th episode of the podcast, we take a strolll down Peoria Chiefs memory lane. First up, Community & Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk chats with former Peoria players Lars Nootbaar and Tommy Parsons. The outfielder talks about what he misses most about Peoria (and who) while the ace pitcher breaks down the process that led him all the way to Double A. The two joke about their favorite romantic comedies (a la Brady Whalen) and talk about their off-season plans. Next, Emily...

Duration:01:06:55

16: Episode 16: Stealing The Show

8/2/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, we meet a few new Midwest League and Peoria Chief faces! First up, our Director of Media Nathan Baliva sits down with the voice of the Kane County Cougars Joe Brand to chat about the Cougars second half. They also talk about the Chiefs current series with the Cougars, throwing in some fun tidbits for you fans. Nathan also talks to Joe about his offseason broadcasting work with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Later in the episode, Broadcast Production...

Duration:00:58:47

15: Episode 15: Jesse, Josh & Jinxes

7/17/2019
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*NOTE: The audio in this podcast was slightly distorted for some reason unbeknownst to our audio engineer. Please use cation when turning the volume up as some segments may be louder than others. Plus ignore the clicking in Nate's segment, that was just a mistake. Enjoy! In the 15th episode of the podcast, Peoria Chiefs Director of Media Nathan Baliva catches up with the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts Jesse Goldberg-Strassler. The two long time broadcasters reminisce about old times in the...

Duration:01:17:14

14: Episode 14: Legacies & Legends

7/11/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, Community and Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk sits down with Peoria Chiefs relief pitcher Parker Kelly to chat about the Oregon natives season. Parker also talks about his relationship with his brother, former Peoria Chief and current catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks Carson Kelly and stresses the important role that education plays in both their careers. Late in the podcast, Director of Media, Nathan Baliva sits down with our Head Groundskeeper...

Duration:01:04:19

13: Episode 13: Hello July!

7/4/2019
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In the thirteenth episode of the podcast, Director of Media Nathan Baliva sits down with Peoria Chiefs catcher Ivan Herrera to chat about the start of the second half of the season as well as the Chiefs successful Hispanic Heritage Night! Next, Community and Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk and Broadcast & Media Assistant Matt Davis chat about the upcoming promotions and what has been their favorite part of the season thus far! We finish off the podcast with a brand new episode of...

Duration:01:02:50

12: Episode 12: The Palm Ball

6/24/2019
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In the twelfth episode of the podcast, Community and Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk chats with CBS Senior Writer and RPI expert Jerry Palm, who was in town for the Chiefs Saturday night game against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Jerry turned out to be good luck as the Chiefs defeated the Kernels in an exciting walk-off finish! Jerry talks about his experience at the Chiefs game, what it was like to throw out the first pitch and go on air with Nathan Baliva for an inning plus he gives...

Duration:00:58:28

11: Episode 11: The All-Star Edition

6/19/2019
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In the eleventh episode of the Chief Talk Podcast, we head out on the road for the MidWest League All-Star Game. First up, Community and Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk chats with Peoria Chiefs first baseman Brady Whalen in the dugout at Four Winds Field in South Bend, an hour before the MidWest League All-Stars took the field in the 2019 game. Whalen talks about the All-Star experience and his goals for the second half of the season. Later in the episode, Broadcast & Media...

Duration:00:53:53

10: Episode 10: Inside the Clubhouse

6/12/2019
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In the tenth episode of the podcast, we start off with an awesome interview with clubhouse attendant Tyler Stokes, who gives listeners a look inside the Peoria Chiefs Clubhouse. Community and Fan Engagement Assistant Emily Van Buskirk and Broadcast & Media Assistant Matt Davis chat with Stokes about his daily activities surrounding the team. Matt and Tyler worked together in Johnson City last season, so they share unique insight into the game of baseball. Really cool segment about the inner...

Duration:00:54:01

9: Episode 9: Mid-Inning relief

5/28/2019
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In the ninth episode of the podcast, our Director of Media Nathan Baliva sits down with special visiting guest Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBS Sports Bay Area. Jess was in town visiting her best friend, community and fan engagement assistant Emily Van Buskirk and was asked by the Chiefs to throw out the first pitch before a game. Jess talks about life on the baseball beat and her social media influence as well as her first ever first pitch experience. Later in the episode, Emily catches up with...

Duration:01:05:34

8: Episode 8: Oh, The Places You'll Go

5/14/2019
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In the eighth episode of the podcast, community and fan engagement assistant Emily Van Buskirk sits down with former first-round pick and current Chiefs short stop Delvin Perez to chat about the speedy ball player's season so far. Delvin also gives his thoughts on newly minted Chiefs Malcom Nunez and John Torres and how they will fit into the team dynamic both on the field and off. Definitely a don't miss interview! Later in the podcast, broadcast production assistant Cody Schindler sits...

Duration:00:54:35

7: Episode 7: Road Games & Rehab Assignments

5/8/2019
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In the seventh episode of the podcast, we talk some very minor league topics - road games and rehab assignments! Our Director of Media Nathan Baliva checks in from the road and chats with the voice of the West Michigan Whitecaps Dan Hasty about their respective seasons thus far. Stories from the road are always fun, so make sure to tune in to this interview! We are also joined by a surprise guest: outfielder Lars Nootbaar's older brother Nigel Nootbaar, former pitcher at USC and in the...

Duration:01:05:14

6: Episode 6: Bootleggers & Brady

4/30/2019
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In the sixth episode of the podcast, community & fan engagement assistant Emily Van Buskirk sits down with Bowling Green Hot Rods General Manager Eric Leach to talk some MidBest League baseball and chat about the upcoming Battle for the Barrel - a three-game series between the Bowling Green "Bootleggers" and the Peoria "Distillers" on May 3,4 and 5th. They also talk about Eric's journey through baseball and what it's like being a member of the Midwest League. Later in the podcast, Director...

Duration:00:39:01

5: Episode 5: Extra Innings

4/23/2019
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In the fifth episode of the Chief Talk Podcast, we explore an unique Minor League Baseball situation - the neutral site hosting of fellow Midwest League member Quad Cities against Kane County at Dozer Park. We speak with River Bandits Broadcaster Jason Kempf about the unfortunate situation in Quad Cities and we talk with Peoria Chiefs general manager Jason Mott about the decision to step in and host the River Bandits series against the Cougars.

Duration:00:54:54

4: Episode 4: Beyond the Bases

4/15/2019
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In the fourth episode of the Chief Talk Podcast, we give you guys a sneak peek behind the curtain - a behind-the-scenes look what a day in the life of a Peoria Chiefs staffer is like. First up, our Director of Media Nathan Baliva talks with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Director of Media Relations/Radio Announcer Chris Mehring about the baseball season thus far. The two veteran radio guys discuss the many games they have called, including ones in major league stadiums. Lots of baseball...

Duration:00:53:28

3: Episode 3: Opening Day Starter

4/8/2019
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In the third episode of the Chief Talk Podcast, our Director of Media Relations Nathan Baliva sits down with our Opening Day pitcher, Tommy Parsons. The two discuss what it was like for Tommy to get the opening day nod, his journey through baseball and the outpouring of social media support from his Adrian College family as well as all of Division III. Parsons talks about his first outing with the Chiefs and what he is looking forward to accomplishing this season. Later in the episode,...

Duration:00:53:19

2: Episode 2: The Arrival

4/1/2019
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In the second episode of the Chief Talk Podcast, our Director of Media Relations Nathan Baliva sat down with third baseman Nolan Gorman to chat about the upcoming season, what went into his off-season preparation and what the young slugger is most excited for this year in Peoria. Later in the episode, community and fan engagement assistant Emily Van Buskirk sits down with Director of Ticket Sales Kate Voss to chat about the various ways Chiefs fans can enjoy games this summer. From suites to...

Duration:01:05:18

1: Episode 1: Meet Erick Almonte

3/24/2019
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In this inaugural episode of Chief Talk, the official podcast of the Peoria Chiefs Baseball Club, the media relations department conducts interviews with new manager Erick Almonte and Marketing and Game Presentation Manager Stephen Brown. In the very first Peoria interview with Almonte, Director of Media Nathan Baliva chats with the skipper about the upcoming season, his managerial style and how spring training went for him. Later, Stephen Brown joins Community & Fan Engagement Assistant...

Duration:01:05:08