The Cat Chat Podcast
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Jim Hayes normally banters with Cardinals players and broadcasters on TV with Fox Sports Midwest. Now, he's looking to bring his brand of regional cable journalism to the podcast world. Hopefully he asks better questions in this format ... but likely not.
||CleanEp. 31 - Ben Fred & Mark Saxon||Esteemed host Jim Hayes is joined in studio by media colleagues Ben Frederickson of the Post-Dispatch and Mark Saxon of The Athletic for a Cardinals round table… Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30 - Kyle Lohse||This 16-year MLB veteran recently called it a career; and chatted with The Cat about his time playing in St. Louis, post-baseball plans, and clubhouse antics… What led Kyle to announce his retirement on Instagram Similarities between his...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - Skip Schumaker||This versatile former Cardinal and 2-time World Series champion is now on the Padres coaching staff, and chatted with Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes in San Diego… Skip discusses his inaugural podcast and segue into coaching The importance of...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 - Joe Kelly||NOTE: This interview was recorded in Spring Training, before the Yankees and Red Sox broke out into fisticuffs on April 11, 2018. The former Cardinals and current Red Sox pitcher has a sense of humor not seen since the likes of Sinbad, and he...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 - Keith Hernandez||Keith is perhaps known best for his Mets playing and broadcast career plus Seinfeld cameo, but he won both a World Series and MVP Award with the Cardinals. Keith’s new memoir covers much of his career in STL, and he discusses that plus much...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 - Jim Edmonds||The 8-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2006 World Series champion is now The Cat’s teammate with regional cable, and chatted with him at Wrigley Field. What it feels like being referred to as Cardinals Hall of Famer What’s the transition...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - Rick Ankiel||The former Cardinals pitcher and outfielder turned bestselling author joined his regional cable colleague Jim Hayes to discuss his remarkable life and career… Reliving his infamous start versus the Braves in the 2000 NLDS Why he still had...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - Bud Norris||The former Astros starter was a Cardinal killer going 7–2 with a 2.17 ERA in his first 11 starts vs. St. Louis. Now, he’s a vital member of the Cardinals bullpen and feels obligated to chat with regional cable TV reporter and podcast host Jim...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - Michael Girsch||The St. Louis Cardinals GM sat down with esteemed regional cable reporter and podcast host Jim Hayes in New York after the season opener against the Mets… How did the Greg Holland signing come together Why did it result in Reyes moving to...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - Chris Hrabe||The KMOX broadcaster just returned from calling a number of the Cardinals spring training contests, and joined The Cat in studio to preview the season… The importance of establishing a rapport with players Experience of a Chicago native...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Stephen Piscotty||The former Cardinals and current Athletics OF joined The Cat to discuss his offseason trade, time in St. Louis, and charitable efforts supporting his mom. Getting acclimated to Spring Training in Arizona Updating fans in STL with how his mom...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 - Bengie Molina||The 2002 World Series champ, former Cardinals hitting coach, and older brother of Yadi Molina joined Jim to discuss baseball, his book, podcasting, and more… How did Bengie become a co-host on a Cardinals fan podcast What will the team’s...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 - Trevor Rosenthal||The former Cardinals closer and current Free Agent joined The Cat in studio during January to discuss his recovery, future in baseball, and living in STL. Does it feel odd to live in St. Louis still and not be a Cardinal What kind of...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Jason Motte||The former closer clinched the 2011 World Series and returned to the Cardinals on a minor league deal this spring. He joins us to share memories of playing in STL, discuss his potential role this year, and detail the exciting work he does for...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 - John Mozeliak||The Cardinals President of Baseball Operations spent Valentine’s Day at Spring Training doing regional cable journalism (in podcast form) with our Jim Hayes. Questions he wants to see answered during camp this season How much better is this...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 - Dan Patrick||Prominent broadcaster Dan Patrick joined Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes in late 2017. How Dan became acquainted with former Cardinals 2B Bo Hart Why a household chore led to Bo being discussed on DP Show Griffey Jr’s dissatisfaction with Edmonds...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Jen Langosch||The reporter for MLB.com joined The Cat shortly after the Cardinals Winter Warm-up in January 2018 to discuss her career and the modern baseball beat. How challenging will it be to travel for work as a new parent Growing up in Georgia &...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - Miles Mikolas||The new Cardinals starting pitcher and Jupiter FL native joined The Cat to discuss signing in St. Louis, returning to the Big Leagues after 3 years in Japan, and more. Growing up a Marlins fan and taking his daughter to music class How the...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - Matt Carpenter||The Cardinals infielder and 3-time All-Star had a very revealing conversation with Jim Hayes days before the team’s 2018 Winter Warm-up. Primary topics include: Would college teammate Jake Arrieta fit in St. Louis Why was least year an...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Matt Vasgersian||The lead studio host and also play-by-play voice for MLB Network has a healthy respect for journalists working at the regional level, so he joins The Cat to banter about baseball and a whole lot more. The slowly evolving trade and Free Agent...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Luke Weaver||This 24 year-old righty starter “arrived” in the Bigs during the Cardinals 2017 campaign. He joins Cat to discuss his breakout year, ghostly rumors, & more: Luke’s lemon tree and New Year’s Eve celebration Impulsive tweet...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - Brad Thompson||The former Cardinals pitcher and 2006 World Series champ is now a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest and 101 ESPN. Brad stopped by The Home Loan Expert studios to discuss his career and to hold Jim Hayes accountable for his tweets. Why...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - Bo Hart||The former 2B thrilled Cardinals fans with an unbelievable run after being called up during the 2003 season. Now living in Memphis, he calls in to chat with Jim. Why the story of his call-up has more details with each telling What were...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - Kolten Wong||Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong interrupted his morning workout in Hawaii to speak with Jim Hayes about a variety of baseball and, frankly, bizarre occult topics… Offseason activities and monitoring of Hot Stove rumors Explaining why 2017 was a...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - Randal Grichuk||Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk spoke with The Cat from his home in Texas about a variety of baseball and nonsensical topics, plus a special guest chimes in as well… Should media guys address players by their nicknames What does...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Lance Lynn||Veteran starter Lance Lynn has pitched 7 seasons in St. Louis. Now a Free Agent, he spoke with Jim Hayes at the end of Nov 2017 about his time with the Cardinals and what’s next in his Major League career. Topics of this conversation...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Dan McLaughlin||The Cat’s colleague from Fox Sports Midwest joins in studio to discuss his outstanding play-by-play work for the Cardinals plus other topics including: What occupies most of his time during the off-season Why he’s been so successful making the...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Matt Holliday||The long-time Cardinals OF and 2011 World Series champion talks with The Cat about his career in St. Louis, what’s next, and more in this recent conversation: What does he think about Jim having a podcast How likely is Matt to play again next...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - Paul DeJong||The Cardinals shortstop and N.L. Rookie of the Year finalist recently called The Cat while spending some of his off-season in New York. Topics included: Should grilling be considered cooking Would he give up number 11 to Oquendo Does Paul use...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Matt Adams||The former Cardinals 1B will always be remembered for his HR off Kershaw in Game 4 of the 2014 NLDS. Now with the Braves, he still calls St. Louis home during the off-season, so he joined Cat in studio to discuss a number of topics: How he...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - Adam Wainwright||2-time N.L. wins leader and long-time Cardinal Adam Wainwright has been putting up with Jimmy “The Cat” Hayes for over a decade. In this inaugural edition of the podcast, The Cat asks Waino about many things, including: Why should...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCat Chat - Intro||The Chat Chat Podcast debuts November 1||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Best podcast in baseball
Enough said. The cat is a delight and anyone and everyone that likes or loves the soaring Redbirds should listen to this delightful podcast.
The Cat straight brings it and when I say it, I mean heat.
Regional Sports Caster and all around good guy is now doing more than just entertaining us during Cardinal games, Blues intermissions and in the mornings on a local radio show from a low watt AM radio station of the week. He is straight getting after it with hot takes and probing questions that only the son of a Master Painter could ask. If tweeting Cardinal Birthdays was a precious metal like silver. This podcast is solid gold. Keep bringing it The Cat, Shalom.