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Join Chargers Team Reporter Chris Hayre for behind-the-scenes interviews with players, coaches and front office members throughout the 2018 season.
||CleanEpisode 19: GM Tom Telesco Recaps the 2018 Season||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by General Manager Tom Telesco on episode No. 19 of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics: recapping the 2018 season, how this team can further improve in 2019, the play of Philip Rivers, Derwin James’ rookie season, how kicker Michael Badgley became a Charger, a look ahead to Senior Bowl, and an interesting parallel between the 2018 Chargers and the 2002 Colts. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Rayshawn Jenkins, Shawne Merriman||Chris Hayre is joined by safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who discusses the energy that the secondary brings to the team, being a teammate with kicker Michael Badgley at the University of Miami and more. Chargers great Shawne Merriman previews Sunday's matchup with the New England Patriots. Download, subscribe and leave a review in Apple Podcasts.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Adrian Phillips Talks Playoffs, Pro Bowl and Playing on the Road||Safety Adrian Phillips joins Chris Hayre to discuss this Sunday's rematch with the Baltimore Ravens, watching film with rookie safety Derwin James and his journey from undrafted free agent to first-time Pro Bowler and playoff participant.||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Spero Dedes Talks Playoffs, Previews Chargers-Broncos||CBS Sports' Spero Dedes joins the latest episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Plus, a flashback interview with Chargers tight end Virgil Green, who will play in Denver this Sunday for the first time as an opponent. Download, subscribe and leave a rating/review in Apple Podcasts.||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Tom Telesco, Michael Davis||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by General Manager Tom Telesco and cornerback Michael Davis (@MikeyQuince) on episode No. 15 of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics with Telesco (:25): reliving the fourth quarter of Chargers-Chiefs, Anthony Lynn’s leadership, team building and Hunter Henry’s return to practice. Davis discusses his performance against the Chiefs, his journey to the NFL and preparing for the Ravens (16:40). Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudio: Chargers WPMOY Nominee Corey Liuget||Chris Hayre is joined by defensive tackle Corey Liuget -- the Chargers' nominee for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Recapping the Win in Pittsburgh with Shawne Merriman, Sean Culkin||Chargers great Shawne Merriman shares his thoughts on the team's thrilling win against the Steelers; tight end Sean Culkin describes what it was like on the field during the game-winning kick on a new episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Watt Brothers Square Off Sunday, Justin Jackson on Staying Ready||Fullback Derek Watt discusses facing his younger brother T.J. this Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Running back Justin Jackson talks stepping up on the heels of his seven-carry, 57-yard performance against Arizona on a new episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Kyle Emanuel and Nick Dzubnar||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by linebackers Kyle Emanuel (@KyleEmanuel51) and Nick Dzubnar (@NickDzubnar) on episode No. 12 of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics: their Movember mustaches; the similarities between the two friends, from being FCS linebackers to sharing the same college major; bouncing back from Sunday’s loss to Denver; the selflessness in the locker room; the leadership of Anthony Lynn and Gus Bradley; Kobe Bryant’s visit to practice; watching their former teammate on “The Bachelor” and more. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: John Spanos, Dan Feeney||With the Chargers' Salute to Service game this Sunday, President of Football Operations John Spanos discusses his grandfather Alex Spanos' service and the family’s long-standing support for our military. Offensive guard Dan Feeney discusses the offensive line's early success, sharing a huddle with Philip Rivers, how his grandmother sparked his love for the game of football, and more.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Geno Smith||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by quarterback Geno Smith (@GenoSmith3) on the tenth episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics: West Virginia football; his 656-yard, eight-touchdown game at WVU; significance behind winning MVP of the 2012 Orange Bowl; book recommendations; passion for creative writing; coaching aspirations; sharing a quarterbacks room with both Eli Manning and Philip Rivers; and his work in the community -- both in New York and Los Angeles. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: Ron Milus Talks Close-Knit Bolts Secondary, Coaching Journey||On a new Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota, Defensive Backs Coach Ron Milus discusses his return to Seattle this weekend -- not far from where his coaching journey began.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarksdale Talks Music, New Album from Rock & Roll HOF||Offensive tackle Joe Barksdale discusses his love for music, how an NFL coach encouraged him to play guitar and more on the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Inside the Equipment Room||Join Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) from inside the Chargers equipment room to hear how Equipment Manager Chris Smith and his staff (Kevin Duddy, Chad Jessop, Tasso Panopoulos) prepare for the team’s trip to Cleveland and London. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Isaac Rochell||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by defensive end Isaac Rochell (@IsaacRochell90) on the sixth episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics: stepping up in his second NFL season; recording his first-ever interception on any level; growing up a Kobe Bryant fan; who he’d put in his starting five among Chargers teammates; playing football at Notre Dame; his disciplined diet; off-the-field hobbies; and a conversation about healthy social media habits. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Damion Square, Lorenzo Neal and Marcellus Wiley||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by defensive tackle Damion Square (@Squareboy92) to discuss leadership, lessons from Nick Saban and Alabama football, and beating the odds as an undrafted free agent (:30); Former Chargers All-Pro fullback Lorenzo Neal (@LorenzoNeal) –- who went 8-1 record against Oakland as a member of the Chargers -- shares his favorite memories from Raiders Week (23:25); Former Chargers defensive end Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) breaks down the rivalry and discusses Derwin James’ impact on the defense (38:45). Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Derwin James, Erica Capellino, James Lofton||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by rookie safety Derwin James (@DerwinJames), who discusses the impressive start to his NFL career (:35); Team Dietitian Erica Capellino shares insight on player nutrition during the rigors of an NFL season (11:40); Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton (@lofton80) talks Mike Williams' hot start, Philip Rivers' mastery and more (30:15). Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Virgil Green||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by Chargers tight end Virgil Green (@VGreen85) on the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. The conversation was taped around 24 hours before the Chargers beat the Bills 31-20 in Buffalo. Among the topics (:40): NBA 2K, pregame routines, Kobe Bryant, Incubus and Marshmello, catching passes from both Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, learning from Antonio Gates, preparing for a familiar-looking Rams defense, and more. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Tom Telesco, Shawne Merriman||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by general manager Tom Telesco and former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) on the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics with Telesco (:30): returning home to Buffalo, playing wide receiver at John Carroll University, starting as a training camp intern with the Bills, learning under Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian at Carolina and Indianapolis, and advice for those looking to break into the business. Topics with Merriman (21:05): recapping the loss to Kansas City, how an NFL locker room rebounds after a tough defeat, food recommendations in Buffalo and more. Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Making the 53||Undrafted rookie running back Detrez Newsome, wide receiver Geremy Davis and defensive end Chris Landrum share their journey to the 53-man roster.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Philip Rivers, Anthony Lynn||Chris Hayre (@chrishayre) is joined by quarterback Philip Rivers and Head Coach Anthony Lynn on the first episode of the Backstage: Chargers Podcast presented by Toyota. Among the topics with Rivers (:40): reflecting on his first 14 NFL seasons and how his approach has changed over the years, season two in Los Angeles, maintaining/exceeding last season’s offensive production, the addition of Mike Pouncey, Keenan Allen’s potential, building chemistry with Mike Williams, Week 1 vs. the Chiefs, and expectations for 2018. Topics with Lynn (14:30): difficulties of cut-down day, impressions of defensive rookies Derwin James, Uchenna Nwosu and Kyzir White, the return of Antonio Gates, the comfort that Rivers provides under center, preparing for Week 1 vs. KC, second year as head coach in Los Angeles, and a message for the fans. Chargers Head of Production Jason Lavine closes the episode with a preview of the Backstage: Chargers show, which premieres Thursday on Spectrum SportsNet and Friday on Facebook Watch (22:35). Download, subscribe and review wherever you listen to podcasts.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBackstage: Chargers Podcast Trailer||Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, join Chargers Team Reporter Chris Hayre for behind-the-scenes interviews with players, coaches and front office members throughout the 2018 season. In this trailer episode, Chargers Head of Production Jason Lavine discusses how Backstage: Chargers came to be and what fans can expect.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just an absolutely phenomenal job. It’s hard to get insight and understanding of this team on a national level. This podcast does a great job of delivering nuggets of information and insight into the Chargers. Bolt up #itsadiehardthing
A must listen for any Chargers fan. Love the approach and interviews. Bolt up!!
Chris really does amazing stuff. This podcast is the place I go when I have an extra 20 to 40 minutes.