Eagles Insider Podcast

There are plenty of football podcasts that offer analysis, but there’s only one that takes you inside the Eagles’ locker room to bring out another side of the players you watch on Sundays. Join Chris McPherson and Alex Smith as they sit down each week with a different member of the roster, helping fans get to know the Eagles away from the game of football, covering where and how they grew up, talking with their biggest influences, and finding out how they got to where they are today. Follow the crew on Twitter @EaglesInsider and check out all the rest of their great content at
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Dec 30, 2016

Rodney McLeod recalls the emotional moment he experienced after he first signed with the Eagles back in March, and shares his journey from going undrafted to helping form one of the best safety duos in the league. His mother, Kim Holloman, details the sacrifices the family made to give her son the chance to succeed.

Dec 23, 2016

Rookie linebacker and special teams player Kamu Grugier-Hill’s journey to the NFL started in Honolulu where a close friend helped him get an opportunity to play at Eastern Illinois. Once on the mainland, coach Michael Hodges provided a support system that allowed Grugier-Hill to be selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of this year’s NFL Draft.


Dec 16, 2016

Rookie wide receiver Paul Turner battled all year on the practice squad before finally getting his shot on the 53-man roster. We talk with the fan favorite about the decision in college that forever changed his life.

Dec 9, 2016

Running back and return specialist Kenjon Barner joins us on the Eagles Insider Podcast to discuss the impact his family had on him growing up in California. Chris McPherson and Alex Smith are also joined by Gary Barner, Kenjon’s father, who dealt with personal tragedy firsthand as a gang counselor in one of Los Angeles’ toughest neighborhoods.

Dec 2, 2016

Zach Ertz documents his road from basketball player in California to second-round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles. We are also joined by Super Bowl champion and former All-Pro tight end Brent Jones who coached Ertz in high school to learn more about the tight end.

Nov 23, 2016

It’s a Hall of Fame edition of the Eagles Insider Podcast. Merrill Reese and Jeremiah Trotter share amazing stories about their careers on the eve of their induction in to the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame.

Nov 18, 2016

Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's story of overcoming obstacles early in life is the subject of this week's Eagles Insider Podcast. Hear from Dorial and his adoptive father John Beckham.

Nov 11, 2016

This week's guest on the Eagles Insider Podcast is rookie running back Wendell Smallwood, who overcame a tough environment in Wilmington to make it to the NFL.

Nov 4, 2016

Cornerback Jalen Mills discusses how his childhood in Texas helped form the confidence that he displays on the field. His high school position coach Aaron Fletcher details how he filled the role of a father in his life.

Oct 28, 2016

Born the son of two highly decorated military officers, Nolan Carroll discusses his unique childhood and how that's influenced the man and father he is today. He also shares a story about how he was involved with the Eagles' Super Bowl XXXIX...

Oct 21, 2016

Chris Maragos has overcome every obstacle in his way in route to becoming one of the best special teams players in the NFL. Check out Chris's story, as told by the safety and his wife Serah.

Oct 13, 2016

Caleb Sturgis is third in the NFC in scoring so far this season and on this week’s episode of the podcast he discusses his fascinating childhood, how he’s not the only pro athlete in his family and how he met his wife, Kimberly. We then hear a hilarious story from his wife about the perils of dating a twin.

Oct 10, 2016

This week on the Eagles Insider Podcast, Chris McPherson and Alex Smith welcome in veteran defensive back Jaylen Watkins to learn more about his past and his journey to Philadelphia.

Sep 28, 2016

The Eagles have three players who are from North Dakota State - Carson Wentz, Andrew Bonnet and C.J. Smith. Bonnet and Smith explain how special it was to capture five National Championships in Fargo.

Sep 28, 2016

This week on the Eagles Insider Podcast, defensive end Vinny Curry discusses growing up as an Eagles fan in New Jersey and the childhood idols that he's met since turning pro.

Sep 15, 2016

The second-year middle linebacker discusses why he relishes the leadership role on defense before his high school coach Larry Cox shares some great anecdotes that will endear Jordan Hicks even more to Eagles fans.

Sep 8, 2016

The Eagles' top receiver joins Chris McPherson and Alex Smith to discuss the origin of his love for Kanye West, his time at Vanderbilt and his family's unique take on summer camp.

Aug 31, 2016

It's a fun conversation on this week's Eagles Insider podcast as we go one-on-one with Beau Allen, defensive tackle and TV commercial star. Beau's mom, Susie, joins the show to share a funny story from Allen's childhood.

Aug 26, 2016

Ahead of his next appearance on America's Got Talent, we chat with Jon Dorenbos about the role magic played in his life and speak with his aunt/mom Susan Hindman, who took Jon in after the death of his mother.

Aug 18, 2016

Pro Bowl center Jason Kelce opens up about his relationship with his brother, Travis, and his deep connection to Philadelphia. Then, we learn more about Jason from his parents.

Aug 10, 2016

Fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai is set for his preseason debut on Thursday. We learn about Vaitai's family roots and just what type of brother he is to his younger twin siblings, Kevin and Will.

Aug 4, 2016

Chris McPherson and Alex Smith talk with tight end Trey Burton about growing up in a single-parent home and the importance of being a father. His high school coach then shares what makes Burton special.

Jul 28, 2016

The 2016 season debut of the Eagles Insider podcast features a new format which will include a one-on-one interview to learn more about the player's past. We introduce you to guard Brandon Brooks.

Mar 15, 2016

In the final edition of the Eagles Insider Podcast until the fall, Chris McPherson, Alex Smith and Fran Duffy react to the first wave of free agency and some of the new additions to the Eagles roster after last week's flurry of moves ...

Mar 7, 2016

This week on the Eagles Insider Podcast, Chris McPherson, Alex Smith and Fran Duffy discuss the start of free agency for the Eagles, the ramifications of the Sam Bradford contract, and review free agent wish lists from the fans ...

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