Brewers Unfiltered Podcast
Welcome to Brewers Unfiltered, the Brewers official team podcast!
Each week, our hosts – Adam McCalvy, Tim Dillard and Sophia Minnaert – dish out insight and analysis on the latest Brewers news and storylines.
Look for new releases every Tuesday during the season, including special episodes featuring guest appearances from players, personalities, alumni, and more!
Find the latest episode below, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform!
Since 2001, Adam McCalvy has been a mainstay on the Brewers beat while covering the team for Brewers.com. Adam reports on the Brewers year-round while writing features, breaking news and delivering coverage from inside the clubhouse.
Tim Dillard brings big-league experience to Brewers Unfiltered, having pitched in the Brewers bullpen from 2008-2012. After hanging up his cleats, the righty reliever joined Bally Sports Wisconsin as a Brewers analyst in 2021. On top of his MLB experience, Tim is known for his sense of humor and quirky personality.
An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Sophia Minnaert has been a staple on Brewers television broadcasts for 11 seasons. Sophia covers all locally broadcast games for Bally Sports Wisconsin, reporting from the sidelines and delivering insight from the clubhouse. She was hired as a team employee in 2018.
S2E29: Chatting with New Manager Pat Murphy - 11/30/2023
In this special offseason episode of Brewers Unfiltered, Adam and Sophia sit down with new manager Pat Murphy to cover all kinds of topics. The list includes Murphy’s first few weeks on the job, his football and boxing backgrounds, getting to know Lou Holtz and Barry Alvarez, his vision for the Club and so much more.
S2E28: WILD CARD Episode! - 10/2/2023
The stage is set: the Brewers will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in a best-of-three Wild Card series in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. This week on the pod, the gang breaks down the matchup against the D-Backs, covers the biggest questions for the Crew heading into October, discusses Caleb Boushley’s electrifying debut and more!
S2E27: CLINCH EDITION!!! + Brian Anderson’s Postseason Preview - 9/27/2023
It’s official: the Milwaukee Brewers are NL Central champions! This week, the gang breaks down all the action from Tuesday’s clinch and discusses the final week of games. Plus, Brian Anderson (broadcaster) joins the pod to preview the upcoming postseason and talk about life behind the mic.
S2E26: A Conversation with Sal Frelick - 9/19/2023
We are less than two weeks from the end of the regular season! As the Brewers chase a division title, there’s plenty to talk about: Mark Canha’s signature moment, Christian Yelich’s injury status, Joey Wiemer optioned to AAA, Jackson Chourio on the rise and more! Plus, star rookie Sal Frelick sits down with Adam for a quick conversation on baseball and fall delights.
S2E25: Pitching Dominance - 9/13/2023
The starting rotation has been exceptional of late, including a near combined no hitter and a complete game shutout from Brandon Woodruff. Plus, Josh Donaldson has made a big impact in his early days as a Brewer, Brock Wilken is flying through the system and the team is scoring runs in bunches. The gang tackles these topics and more this week on Brewers Unfiltered.
S2E24: Biggest Questions Remaining - 9/6/2023
On the heels of one of the best months in franchise history, the Brewers are in the midst of a tight playoff race. What are the biggest questions the team needs to answer down the stretch? How has Freddy Peralta reached another level? How big have Mark Canha and Carlos Santana been? The gang tackles those topics and more – this week on Brewers Unfiltered.
S2E23: Nine in a Row - 8/29/2023
The Brewers are one of the hottest teams in baseball, winning their last nine games and opening up a five-game lead in the division. What has changed to propel the offense to new heights? Who is the unsung hero of the Brewers bullpen? Which call-ups could make a difference in September.
S2E22: The One & Only CC Sabathia - 8/24/2023
Fifteen years after his legendary run with the Crew, CC Sabathia returns to Milwaukee this weekend to celebrate his time in Brewers Blue. Before his trip, he sat down with the gang to discuss a variety of topics – his favorite teammates, mentors, memories from ’08 and much more. Plus, the gang discusses the Crew’s recent five-game win streak and hot bats.
S2E21: Catching Up with Ben Sheets - 8/15/2023
It’s another can’t-miss guest on Brewers Unfiltered! This week, Tim and Adam sat down with Brewers legend Ben Sheets – who will be inducted into the Walk of Fame later this month. Hear from the former ace as he discusses his road to the Majors, how he learned to pitch, what he’s doing now and more! Plus, the gang discusses the current three-city road trip.
S2E20: Eight Weeks to Go - 8/8/2023
We’re entering the season’s homestretch! As August heats up, there’s plenty to discuss: Freddy Peralta’s dominance vs. the Rockies, Brandon Woodruff’s return, Abner Uribe’s filthy stuff, the emergence of Sal Frelick, Jackson Chourio’s recent tear and so much more!
S2E19: Yelich Sits Down to Reflect on 10 Years in the Bigs - 8/2/2023
It’s an exclusive interview with Christian Yelich! After hitting his official 10-year anniversary in MLB, Yeli sat down with the gang to discuss his favorite memories, working with younger players, the highs and lows of playing Major League Baseball and a whole lot more. Plus, we recap the trade deadline and discuss the impact of the new additions.
S2E18: One Week Until the Deadline - 7/25/2023
There’s a lot to talk about this week on Brewers Unfiltered. The list includes Sal Frelick’s dazzling debut, the upcoming trade deadline, the emergence of Abner Uribe, Brandon Woodruff’s impending return from injury, the Brewers new draftees and much more!
S2E17: Back from the Break - 7/18/2023
After an All-Star Break hiatus, Sophia, Adam and Tim are back to discuss a wide variety of topics – including a Brewers surge in July, back-to-back dominant showings against the Reds, bullpen standouts like Joel Payamps and Elvis Peguero, Wade Miley’s injury and more! Plus, we examine the Brewers recent draft class.
S2E16: The Halfway Point - 6/27/2023
We’re officially hitting the season’s halfway point this week! In this edition of Brewers Unfiltered, the gang discusses the season to date, the upcoming long stretch of games against the division, Woodruff’s impending return, Peguero’s recent success and so much more!
S2E15: Devin Williams Joins the Pod! - 6/20/2023
The Airbender is this week’s special guest on Brewers Unfiltered! Hear from All-Star closer Devin Williams as he discusses his 10 years in the Brewers organization – including people who helped him along the way, almost giving up baseball, his mom’s influence and so much more. Plus, the gang discusses Yelich’s hot streak, Sal Frelick’s return from injury & more.
S2E14: Jon Singleton Tells His Story - 6/13/2023
Last week, the gang discussed the interesting story of Jon Singleton’s return to the Big Leagues. This week, Jon joined the pod to tell the story in his own words -- his road to the Major Leagues, playing with Christian Yelich as a kid, off-the-field learnings and more. Plus, the gang covers topics like the upcoming Pirates series, William Contreras’ All-Star prospects and more.
S2E13: A Great Comeback Story + More - 6/6/2023
There’s a ton to discuss as we flip the calendar to June! That includes the fascinating comeback story of Jon Singleton; recent additions like Andruw Monasterio, Blake Perkins and Julio Teheran; Joey Wiemer’s hot streak at the plate and more.
S2E12: Hitting a Benchmark - 5/30/2023
With Memorial Day Weekend in the rearview mirror, we’re almost a third of the way into the 2023 campaign. This week, the gang discusses the Brewers season so far – plus a scary moment for Willy Adames, the return of Luis Urias, Devin Williams’ dominance, Jackson Chourio and more.
S2E11: Rotation Analysis, Miller’s Hot Streak & More! - 5/23/2023
Over the last week, the Brewers lost two members of their starting rotation – Eric Lauer and Wade Miley. How will the Crew cover those losses? In S2E11 of Brewers Unfiltered, the gang covers pitching depth, Owen Miller’s hot streak, Jefferson Quero’s rise through the prospect rankings, stat of the week and much more!
S2E10: Sitting Down with Bill “Rock” Schroeder - 5/16/2023
Bill Schroeder is in his 40th year around Brewers Baseball. In S2E10 of Brewers Unfiltered, “Rock” discusses his playing days with the Crew, growing up as a baseball player, which pitchers he’d like to catch for, the importance of getting your physical and more! Plus, the gang discusses Yelich’s hot streak, Lauer’s transition to the pen and more.
S2E9: Back at Home - 5/9/2023
The Brewers are back home from their road trip out west! This week, the gang discusses the returns of Tyrone Taylor and Adrian Houser, theIR recent losing skid, a big win vs. the Dodgers and a loaded month of May baseball.
S2E8: Willy Adames Joins the Pod - 5/2/2023
This week’s special guest is Willy Adames! Hear from the Brewers shortstop as he discusses what he likes to do off the field, the possibility of winning a Gold Glove, playing for Craig Counsell and a whole lot more. Plus, the gang recaps the month of April, including giving their April MVPs!
S2E7: Defense Wins Games - 4/25/2023
In S2E7 of Brewers Unfiltered, the gang discusses some of the biggest storylines from the first 20-plus games. Topics this week include Garrett Mitchell’s injury, Tyrone Taylor’s impending return, Brian Anderson’s big contributions, some new Brewers pitching trends, the Crew’s standout defense and more!
S2E6: Wrapping up the Road Trip - 4/18/2023
What are the biggest storylines from the Brewers 10-game road trip? This week, the gang discusses William Contereras’ excellence behind the plate, Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes’ injuries, Wade Miley appreciation, Peter Strzelecki’s success, the upcoming three-series homestand and more.
S2E5: A Conversation with Corbin Burnes - 4/11/2023
How does Corbin Burnes take his mind off baseball? In an exclusive interview, the Brewers ace discusses his start to the year, fishing with Bob Uecker, his diary, how he spends time with his family and more. Plus, the gang discuss the bullpen, Craig Counsell’s milestone and the 10-game road trip.