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Open Concessions with Len & JD

Chicago Cubs

"Open Concessions with Len and JD" presented by Toyota is a new podcast from the Chicago Cubs. Each week, Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and color commentator Jim Deshaies interview newsmakers, celeb fans of the ballclub, ballplayers and more.

"Open Concessions with Len and JD" presented by Toyota is a new podcast from the Chicago Cubs. Each week, Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and color commentator Jim Deshaies interview newsmakers, celeb fans of the ballclub, ballplayers and more.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

"Open Concessions with Len and JD" presented by Toyota is a new podcast from the Chicago Cubs. Each week, Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and color commentator Jim Deshaies interview newsmakers, celeb fans of the ballclub, ballplayers and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dan Epstein & Brad Balukjian

7/2/2020
Authors Dan Epstein and Brad Balukjian discuss baseball's cultural connections throughout the 70s and 80s and into today.

Duration:01:01:25

Kerry Wood

6/25/2020
Cubs great Kerry Wood joins Len & JD to discuss his impressive MLB career, including the stories behind his most iconic moments.

Duration:00:59:06

Fergie Jenkins

6/18/2020
Hall-of-Famer Fergie Jenkins joins Len & JD to share his journey from playing hockey as a kid in Canada to becoming a beloved Chicago Cub.

Duration:00:55:00

Billy Williams

6/12/2020
Hall of Famer Billy Williams joins for a candid conversation about his historic career and touches on the racial injustices of then and now.

Duration:01:02:41

Joel Murray

5/28/2020
Actor Joel Murray, from "Mad Men" and "Shameless", shares stories of growing up in a family of entertainers and being a lifelong Cubs fan.

Duration:00:58:08

Tim Kurkjian

5/21/2020
Major League Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian talks with Len & JD about the state of baseball, his voting criteria for HOF prospects, and more.

Duration:00:54:57

Bob Odenkirk

5/13/2020
In a ranging conversation Cubs fan Bob Odenkirk, of 'Better Call Saul' and 'Mr. Show' fame, discusses his career and love for the Cubs.

Duration:01:01:36

Jon Lester

5/6/2020
Cubs duo Len & JD interview Jon Lester. They discuss Lester's childhood, pro career, battle with cancer, free agency, HOF prospects & more.

Duration:01:02:33

2/7/19: Cubs Extras | Cubs focus on homegrown talent

2/7/2019
Not every player is cut from the same cloth and the Cubs are changing their tune at the farm level to create more homegrown talent. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) discuss how the Cubs will focus on pitching development and aim to foster more talent within their own farm system.

Duration:00:16:15

1/31/19: Cubs Extras | Confidence in bullpen

1/31/2019
The Cubs acquired veteran arms to bolster their bullpen and feel confident heading into Spring Training. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) discuss how George Kontos and Junichi Tazawa could contribute in the bullpen and play "Most Likely To" when it comes to this season's heroes.

Duration:00:18:36

1/23/19: Cubs Extras | Cubs Convention

1/23/2019
Cubs Convention brought light to topics plaguing the Cubs community. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) discuss Theo Epstein's comments on urgency and payroll flexibility, Ben Zobrist's confidence in the front office and Mark Loretta's role on the bench.

Duration:00:21:36

1/17/19: Cubs Extras | Maddon addresses Harper rumors

1/17/2019
Winter Storm Harper is rolling through the Midwest, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon put a firm foot down on the idea that Bryce Harper the MLB player would land in Chicago with his club. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) share Maddon's comments on Harper and dive into David Bote's role in 2019.

Duration:00:21:54

1/3/19: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

1/3/2019
It's no surprise that Bryce Harper will force the Cubs to get creative in the payroll department. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) sift through deal makers and breakers for Harper and why Kris Bryant's health is top priority for 2019.

Duration:00:16:11

12/18/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

12/18/2018
Reports surfaced on Tuesday that the Cubs agreed to a deal with Daniel Descalso. MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) discuss what Descalso brings to the table and share health updates on Kris Bryant and Yu Darvish.

Duration:00:15:37

12/12/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

12/12/2018
MLB.com's Dani Wexelman (@DaniWex) and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) fill you in with the latest Hot Stove news surrounding the Cubs, including Joe Maddon's future and the possibility of moving Jason Heyward. Plus, the team looks to add more veteran leadership in the clubhouse.

Duration:00:12:04

12/11/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

12/11/2018
Joe Maddon speaks to the media at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. Despite an early exit last year, he's exited for the upcoming season. He likes the current roster, yet hopes to add pieces that could improve the team in a very competitive division. Plus, Maddon talks about what he's learned so far from reading "Managing Millennials For Dummies."

Duration:00:31:35

12/5/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

12/5/2018
Are Theo Epstein and the Cubs willing to break the bank acquiring Bryce Harper? MLB.com's Dani Wexelman and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian discuss what it would take the Cubs to not only bring Harper over, but also find a new home for Jason Heyward and his salary.

Duration:00:13:04

11/29/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

11/29/2018
The man of the offseason Bryce Harper has been linked to a handful of teams but what about the powerhouse Cubs? MLB.com's Dani Wexelman and Cubs reporter Jordan Bastian break down how realistic this deal is and also welcome Jordan to the Cubs' beat after covering the Blue Jays and Indians for MLB.com.

Duration:00:16:42

11/15/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

11/15/2018
MLB.com's Dani Wexelman and Richard Justice break down Joe Maddon's future with the Cubs. They also discuss the importance of Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood in 2019, Kris Bryant's trade value and David Ross' expanded role with the team.

Duration:00:17:37

11/8/18: MLB.com Extras | Chicago Cubs

11/8/2018
MLB.com's Dani Wexelman and Cubs reporter Carrie Muskat break down the latest with Joe Maddon's contract. They also discuss possible free agent fits, Pedro Strop's influence in the clubhouse and Javier Báez's case for NL MVP.

Duration:00:12:16