Phillies Talk Podcast

The longest running independent internet show that talks about the Philadelphia Phillies by Rich Baxter.
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Jun 5, 2017

The Phillies manage to take a series from a team. It hasn't been done since April 27, over a month ago, but the Phillies have finalls won a series. They were in jeopardy of tying a record from 1941 for 11 straight series losses, but they pull out another much needed win against San Francisco at home.

The Phillies now take to the road, and I'm talking with Steve Epstein from Atlanta Baseball Talk Podcast about the 2017 Braves. We're talking about Big Sexy, no not a pin up gal, but Bartolo Colon, the 43 year old wonder pitcher. Does he have enough left in the tank to make the whole season with the Braves? 


We preview the series a little, talk about Ryan Howard and his short Braves minors career and a whole lot more on this show.


May 29, 2017

It's the Miami series preview and I'm joined by Matt Veasey, Phillies blogger, and baseball writer from We talk about the upcoming series down in Miami, and can the Phillies get out of the basement of the NL East, and the worst record in baseball.

What is the best time to call up some of the Iron Pigs players to this Major League team? No time like the present is what a lot of people think. We'll talk about that as well as so much more on this edition of the show. 


May 26, 2017

It's a celebration of sorts, the Phillies won today in extra innings to break a nasty losing streak. What a tough time it's been for them for the past month or so.

On this edition, I speak with Cincinnati Reds blogger, Jason Barhorst of about the Reds who are coming into town for a weekend series for Memorial Day.

All this and more on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, the independent show that is sponsored by you the great listening audience. Take some time to go show your support at the website, and sponsor this show with your monthly donation!



May 19, 2017

It's the Phillies Talk Podcast for May 18 2017. Things haven't been going to well for the Phillies, but that's no reason to frown. We're right back talking baseball and this weekend it's the Phillies vs. Pirates for the Battle for Pennsylvania.

The show is joined by The Pirates Breakdown Radio, and Steve Kubitz, as he tells us how the Pirates have been doing and who the Phillies should watch out for!

All this and more on this edition of the show.




May 13, 2017

It's time again to talk Phillies Talk Podcast, joined with Phillies blogger and baseball writer, Matthew Veasey on this show. We'll talk about the new extension for Pete Mackanin going through 2018, with an option for 2019... what to do with the Phillies bullpen... and offensive bright spots.

The Phils are down in Washington DC, they have already played them 9 times in the early season, but they got rained out on the night of this podcast. The road doesn't get any easier for the Phils, as they continue down to Texas after they play the Nationals in DC, who happen to be the best team in baseball.


May 6, 2017

Surprise, it's the Nationals. We'll already have faced them 9 times this season by the time this series is over. They are the hottest team in baseball as of tonight. 

I am talking with Andrew Lang of - the excellent Nationals blog and community so check them out! We're talking about this series vs. the Phillies, the crew has a lot of respect for this young Phillies team.


Apr 30, 2017

It's the Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show that talks all about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. It's the end of April and I'm joined by Phillies blogger, Matthew Veasey on the show. We're talking about the bullpen and all things Phillies so give it a listen!

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Mar 26, 2017

With only 7 days to go to the Opening Day of the 2017 baseball, it's so exciting to be talking about the Phillies team that we'll be seeing on the field this season.

I am talking with longtime and excellent baseball writer, Matt Veasey, on his writing about the Phillies and we're talking about the team this year. On the show we talk about the new players the Phillies added and the long term rebuild that the Phillies have been on for several years now.

Will we see Pete Rose on the Phillies Wall of Fame this year now that the Phils have permission to add him if they choose? We both agreed the time is 'now'.

The group of players that won the World Series with the Phillies have all gone from the team, now the team has a difficult position on whether or not the Phils will want to retire any of their numbers. We talk about this on the show as well.




Feb 28, 2017

It's Spring Training 2017 for the Phils and the Phillies Talk Podcast is again talking baseball.

Jan 31, 2017

Couldn't let the extra server space go to waste this month, so I put together a show that was done originally back in July of 2014.

Phillies Talk Podcast welcomed "The Baron" - Larry Shenk onto the show to talk about his book about the Phillies. Great time talking with him about Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose and a lot more.




Jan 29, 2017

It's a couple weeks plus to the start of Spring Training 2017 when the pitchers and catchers report. 

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On this edition I am talking about Howie Kendrick, Michael Saunders and the possible pitching ace for the Phils for 2017. 


Dec 11, 2016

It's time to talk about the coming year, another holiday season filled with joy and hope for yet another potentially successful baseball year by the Philadelphia Phillies.

An annual tradition from the program, we're talking all about the Hot Stove action and the lack of the Phillies to participate in a big way this year. It's not going to bring the holiday mood down though, join Rich Baxter as he hopes the Phils rock into 2017 and find that gelling that this young team really needs to start doing.

Another of Phillies Talk Podcast is being served on this tremendous holiday platter!


Nov 29, 2016

It's Cyber Monday and the Phillies deals couldn't be better. It's also time for another edition of the podcast called Phillies Talk.

The Hot Stove action is heating up, Rich doesn't think the Phils are done making deals for 2017, let's hope so anyway.

All this and some Phillies Media guide talk with reference to records on the most home runs hit in the respective months by both team and individual players! 

Tune into the show and stop by the website at - send in your comments to rich ( at ) 




Oct 31, 2016

It's the 31st of October, a very important day for trick or treats, and if you're a Phillies fan. Listen to the show to find out why.

A brief recap of some players that made a positive difference for the Phillies last year, and of course a look at the 2017 needs of the team for just a minute or two.

I'll recap our season picks from the 2016 season as well, with a replay of the picks that Jim Mulry made for 2016 and my own.

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Sep 23, 2016

It's time for another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show that covers the Phillies.

It's hard to believe that the season is almost over, wow, again it was a fast year. We're talking with Gary Mack at Mets Musings Podcast on his show about the Phillies and the Mets final 7 games against one another at the end of the season. Can the Phillies play the spoiler?

Aug 31, 2016

It's a brand new edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show that talks about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

It's the end of August, the Phils looked as if they may make things interesting for the stretch run a few weeks ago, but in the last could weeks that story has changed. They can't seem to sustain a win streak, and the offense is still one of the worst in baseball. They still have some respect though despite that dismal fact.

Tune into the show to hear some great talk on the team, some upcoming guests and more on this edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter.

Have a comment or guest that you'd like to get us in contact with, just email me at rich (@) and send me your email or audio file!



Jul 22, 2016

The Phillies leave town in time for the DNC, one of the biggest events Philadelphia has had in years. The theme is all about history, what a concept! 

How have the Phils done since the All-Star break has put them back on the field? 

A great talk with a nice podcast with Ed Kasputis, Mark Rantella, and Farley Dillinger, called BaseballPhD, they just recently held the RNC Convention in Cleveland and now the spotlight turns to Philadelphia. They are interviewing me for their show in Cleveland, we're talking all about baseball and how the Phils look down the road.

Tune in for the latest show from Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show talking about the Phillies.





Jun 20, 2016

Phillies Talk Podcast continues with a special dedication to my good friend and podcast co-host James "Jimmy" Mulry. He passed away on May 20th and this show is dedicated to him.

May 8, 2016

The Phillies Talk Podcast continues, without my co-host, Jim Mulry, who is very sick but improving in the hospital. Thanks for the well wishes, keep the prayers up, they do worl! 

It's Mother's Day 2016 and a happy time for the Mom's out there and time for antoher edition of the podcast as well.

On this edition, I'll look at the success that the Phillies have been enjoying, can it continue? What has gone right for the Phillies and what hasn't so far. A look ahead in the schedule to the end of the roadtrip that is 10 games long in Atlanta.





Apr 4, 2016

It's the day that Phillies fans have been waiting for. Opening Day 2016! Join in for a great show talking with Brandon Kraeling from and the Red Reporter Podcast all about Opening Day baseball in Cincinnati talking baseball.

Brandon talks about the Opening Day pitcher for the Reds, and what he expects the Reds to do in 2016 and also we have a convertation about Pete Rose, who is going to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in June of 2016.




Mar 20, 2016

It's our annual show that we devote to the teams that we think will do well in 2016 in baseball. Join Rich Baxter and Jim Mulry as we talk baseball and give you our opinions. 



Mar 9, 2016

The weather is heating up around Philly, and the Phillies are playing well down in sunny Florida. Rich and Jim talk all about the great news on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.

Phillies Talk Podcast is the longest running continuous independent show about the Phillies, now in our 10th season. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or listen at


Feb 29, 2016

The Phils win against the University of South Florida, the Spartans. The Spartans are 11-1 down there so they are doing great, and the Phillies were happy to get on the field together for the first time in '16

We've got some comments on the game, what we can look forward to the first official Spring Training game against the Toronto BlueJays and more!


Feb 23, 2016

Well, it's here. Spring Training 2016 has started, it's left Jimmy lost for words! The boys of summer are back, we're talking Phillies baseball again for the 10th year in the longest running independent show on the internet that talks about the Phillies.

Join Rich and Jim as we talk Phillies baseball and stop by the website at - tell us how you feel about baseball being back!