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The Tim McKernan Show

The Tim McKernan Show is a podcast featuring long form interviews with people from the world of sports, politics, and entertainment.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 8 – Ed Martin

The CNN commentator, Trump supporter, former Chief of Staff to Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, and President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles sat down with Tim in the HomeLoanExpert.com studios in late October 2017.  Topics of the conversation include: Insight on how his CNN appearances are produced His reaction to Jack Danforth’s op-ed in The Washington Post Trump’s tone, accomplishments, missteps, and use of Twitter The role China plays in handling North Korea going forward How seriously he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate You can follow Ed on Twitter @EagleEdMartin Please support our sponsors:The Home Loan Expert, Ryan KelleyJames Carlton Agency (State Farm)Gateway Buick GMC Follow the show on Twitter:@McKernanShow@tmckernan@SeaMonster590Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheTimMcKernanShow Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our theme music.  Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover this new podcast.Feedback is always welcome:  tmckernan@insidestl.com

Ep. 7 – Bryan Curtis

The Editor-at-large for The Ringer chatted with Tim in two separate sessions earlier this week.  Sports media topics of the conversations include: Why did ESPN decide to terminate the relationship with Barstool Takeaways from Dave Portnoy’s emergency press conference What is Jemele Hill’s future, and is ESPN “fashionably political” What exactly is ESPN’s social media policy Reaction in Bristol to Trump’s attacks on the network The Athletic co-founder’s comments in the New York Times How sustainable is the subscription model? You can follow Bryan on Twitter @bryancurtis   Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton Agency (State Farm) Follow the show on Twitter: @McKernanShow @tmckernan @SeaMonster590 Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheTimMcKernanShow Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our theme music.  Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover this new podcast. Feedback is always welcome:  tmckernan@insidestl.com

Episode 6 – John Mozeliak

The St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations sat down with Tim at his office inside Busch Stadium last Thursday.  Highlights of the conversation include: The timetable for when a new pitching coach will be hired How to balance a long-term vision vs. appealing the fan base What was the team’s approach at the 7/31 trade deadline How he expects to address the closer situation this offseason The team’s interest level in adding another starting pitcher How he prioritizes the team’s needs this offseason Why has Matheny become a polarizing figure among fans and media A report in the Post-Dispatch critiquing the team’s clubhouse chemistry How much attention does he pay to media coverage and social media Please support our sponsors: The Home Loan Expert, Ryan Kelley James Carlton Agency (State Farm) Follow the show on Twitter: @McKernanShow @tmckernan @SeaMonster590 Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheTimMcKernanShow Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our theme music.  Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes so more people can discover this new podcast. Feedback is always welcome:  tmckernan@insidestl.com

Ep 5. – Tyoka Jackson

Episode 5 of the Tim McKernan Show features a conversation with former NFL defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson. Topics with Jackson include, how he would approach the anthem if he was still playing in the NFL, what are most NFL players protesting specifically? How should veterans feel about the NFL protests? How does Tyoka feel as a parent in today’s racially charged culture? How prevalent is racism in everyday life? What’s the best possible result of the NFL protests? What is his reaction to the protests in St. Louis? His response to people who ask if NFL players should be allowed to protest while they’re “at work”? Does he expect Colin Kaepernick to play again in the NFL? Is there an unfair standard when it comes to second chances in the league? How have race relations changed since his days playing in the NFL? What he’d like fans to do as as result of these protests? This episode was recorded from TheHomeLoanExpert.com Studios. 

Ep. 4 – Clay Travis

Episode 4 of The Tim McKernan Show includes a sit down conversation with Clay Travis on a number of topics. Clay discusses how he went from an attorney on the US Virgin Islands to a sports talk radio host, and how he took a career setback and turned it into OutkickTheCoverage.com. He also discussed the fallout from his CNN appearance, the importance of controlling your own destiny, navigating hot take culture, dealing with criticism and embracing controversy, the importance of context in interviews and features, and the challenge of living with notoriety. This podcast is recorded from TheHomeLoanExpert.com Studios

Ep 3 – Jack Danforth

Former 3-term U.S. Senator and former U.N. Ambassador John “Jack” Danforth joined Tim in our Kirkwood, MO studios in late September 2017 to discuss a variety of topics, including:  his decision to write an Op-Ed on Donald Trump in the Washington Post (9:30), how did we as a society get to this point of bombastic Trump era politics (19:30), his reaction to the St. Louis protests (29:00), on being considered as George W. Bush’s running mate in 2000 (44:00), his thoughts on the NFL protests (52:00), an up and coming politician in Missouri that he truly believes in (55:00), thoughts on Evangelicals supporting Trump (1:02:00), comparing the  modern tone to past U.S. Presidencies (1:09:00) Follow us on Twitter:  @McKernanShow @tmckernan @SeaMonster590 Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our theme.  Feedback is always welcome via email:  tmckernan@insidestl.com

Ep 2 – State of the Cardinals with Derrick Goold

Post-Dispatch Cardinals reporter Derrick Goold joined Tim in studio on Wed 10/4 to discuss a variety of topics:  the level of urgency the Cardinals feel this off-season (2:00), the decision to dismiss Derek Lilliquist (7:30), how data driven is Mike Matheny as a manager (13:30), why has the team become less compelling to fans (17:00), the franchise making business vs. baseball decisions (22:30), examining how the Cubs roster was constructed (27:30), why the Cardinals aren’t as attractive of a destination to players as in previous seasons (34:00), how the league has caught up to the Cardinals front office (39:00), possible bats the team could acquire (43:30), is Giancarlo Stanton realistically in play (49:30), how they’ll address the closer situation (56:30), is the team likely to sign a starting pitcher this off-season (1:07:30) Read Derrick’s work at STLtoday.com or follow him on Twitter @dgoold Follow the show on Twitter:  @McKernanShow @tmckernan @SeaMonster590 Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our theme music.  Feedback is always welcome via email: tmckernan@insidestl.com

Ep 1 – Gary Pinkel

Tim sat down with former University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel at his home in Columbia, MO on Tuesday, September 26th.  Topics include:  not accepting moral victories during his early years at Mizzou (10:30), Nick Saban writing the forward to his book (16:00), how Mike Alden helped him block out the media noise (21:30), breaking down the recruiting wall between St. Louis and Columbia (27:00), his chance meeting with Vince Lombardi (31:30), the Armageddon at Arrowhead game (36:00), how he decided what to cover in the book (43:30), being wooed by Michigan (49:00), Michael Sam and the 2013 season (51:00), his cancer diagnosis (58:00), his decision to retire and having that news leak prematurely (1:02:30), procedure he followed during hunger strike (1:06:30), his disagreements with how aspects of that situation were handled (1:10:00), thoughts on Barry Odom (1:13:00), how he learned to remain calm during press conferences (1:15:30), his relationship with Tony La Russa (1:22:00) Coach’s book, “The 100-yard Journey:  A Life in Coaching and Battling for the Win”, is available now.  Special thanks to Story of the Year for providing our podcast theme. Feedback is always welcome via email:  tmckernan@insidestl.com