179 episodes

The official podcast of the Arkansas Razorbacks. This weekly podcast features some of the best Razorbacks stories from past and present. Three-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year Bo Mattingly and his team of Bart Pohlman and James Youngblood produce unique stories featuring current and former student-athletes, coaches, staff members and fans. The podcast takes fans into the heart of the stories that matter to Razorback fans.

The Hog Pod with Bo Mattingly Sport & Story

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 969 Ratings

The official podcast of the Arkansas Razorbacks. This weekly podcast features some of the best Razorbacks stories from past and present. Three-time Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year Bo Mattingly and his team of Bart Pohlman and James Youngblood produce unique stories featuring current and former student-athletes, coaches, staff members and fans. The podcast takes fans into the heart of the stories that matter to Razorback fans.

    163. Barry Odom: Arkansas is the Place

    163. Barry Odom: Arkansas is the Place

    For Barry Odom, Arkansas—and coaching alongside Sam Pittman—is the place to be. Odom has helped Pittman engineer an incredible turnaround at Arkansas, and has helped a once-maligned defense turn into one of the better units in the country. After the Razorbacks gave up more than 30 points per game for five straight seasons, Odom’s 2021 group allowed less than 23 a game to rank in the top half of the SEC. And perhaps no game showcased the improvement more than the win over Texas, when the Razorbacks smashed the Longhorns all over the field. The Razorbacks bookended that performance with a second-half shutout of Penn State in the Outback Bowl, setting the stage for more to come. In this episode, Arkansas radio analyst Quinn Grovey sits down with the Hogs’ DC to talk about his unit’s improvement, working alongside Sam Pittman, and why the Razorbacks are a destination in college football.

    • 34 min
    162. Dave Van Horn: Return to Omaha

    162. Dave Van Horn: Return to Omaha

    Dave Van Horn leads by example. His quiet confidence comes from being one of the best at what he does. His work ethic is second to none. And he has a burning desire to bring Arkansas baseball its first national championship—something he promised Razorback fans in his introductory press conference. That level of passion has been there in every team he's coached, but something changed at the end of this season and it's a big reason why Arkansas was able to punch their ticket for a return to Omaha. In this exclusive conversation with Dave Van Horn, Phil Elson—the Voice of Razorback Baseball—sits down with the skipper and talks about the team's growth over the course of the season, how players and coaches feed off of one of the most passionate fan bases in the country, and what he sees in this squad that makes him believe this is the year he can fulfill that press conference promise he made nearly two decades ago.

    • 38 min
    161. Evan Taylor: Razorback Reliever

    161. Evan Taylor: Razorback Reliever

    When you think about the fact that Evan Taylor grew up in Florence, Alabama, as a big Crimson Tide football fan, you wonder how he ended up a Razorback. But that’s the national pull this program has under Dave Van Horn. When you’re consistently one of the top programs in the country, that’s what happens. And Taylor became enamored with the Razorbacks during their 2018 College World Series run. But it’s not easy to join a top program. Taylor struggled early, pitching fewer than 15 innings in his first three seasons combined. That led to a conversation with DVH that helped turn his career around. This season, Taylor has turned into one of the most reliable arms in the Razorback bullpen, posting a 3.38 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings. The struggles—and the worries that came with them—are a thing of the past.

    • 40 min
    160. Michael Turner: Catching On

    160. Michael Turner: Catching On

    If it wasn’t for today’s transfer market, Michael Turner would likely have never been a Razorback. After four years at Kent State, where he earned All-MAC honors, the Ohio native decided to put his name in the transfer portal. There were other options closer to home … then he heard from the No. 1 team in the country. And Turner has been blown away by his experience at Arkansas, likening the fan support and atmosphere to what he’s only experienced at college football games up north. Turner has emerged as one of the best hitters on the team, with a .298 batting average and a career-high seven home runs. And even though the regular season didn’t end the way these Razorbacks had hoped, they’re ready for the challenge of the postseason.

    • 37 min
    159. Linnie Malkin: Bogle Bomber

    159. Linnie Malkin: Bogle Bomber

    Linnie Malkin loves hitting bombs. That approach worked for Malkin, who led the SEC and was top-10 nationally in homers in her senior season. At Arkansas, she found happiness on and off the field. It was a journey to get here, featuring a complicated relationship with her dad, and a trip from Colorado to get noticed. But head coach Courtney Deifel and the Razorbacks have Malkin living her best life. And there was plenty of good this season for Malkin and Arkansas, including a first-ever SEC Tournament title.

    • 41 min
    158. KB Sides: SEC Player of the Year

    158. KB Sides: SEC Player of the Year

    KB Sides is a lot of things. Kendall Beth. Razorback. SEC Player of the Year. And, most importantly: Herself. But her journey to figure that out hasn’t been a straight line. After her career at Alabama came to an unexpected end, Sides debating giving up the sport before deciding to seek a new home. And a phone call with Arkansas coach Courtney Defiel changed everything. Sides and Arkansas have been a perfect match. Her 28 steals this season were 24 more than the Razorbacks had all last year. And she’s the latest example of the Razorbacks becoming a destination for the nation’s best. KB Sides took a chance on Arkansas and rediscovered her love for the game—and herself—in the process. And as the SEC Player of the Year, she’s going out on top.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
969 Ratings

969 Ratings

Merghut ,

Intelligent, easy listen

Bo asks the questions I want to ask. He also goes deeper. Gently exposes lessons in life. Irony too. Many are replay favorites. All are must hear.
The latest with DVH are hosted by Phil. He lets him talk and he opens up to reveal insights about his feelings and interactions with the team. Really enjoyed!!!

Tanneryoung ,

Amazing show

This is an amazing podcast and I love hearing these interviews with premier players and awesome Razorback greats. If I could offer a suggestion on another podcast, would love to hear from the only undefeated pitcher in college baseball in 2018, Blaine Knight! His story would be amazing to hear about. Other than that, amazing show and can’t wait for the next one! Go hogs.

HogFanBarker6 ,

10/10

I would recommend this to any Arkansas fan my favorite is the Treylon Burks episode

Top Podcasts In Sports

The Ringer
Barstool Sports
Dan Le Batard, Stugotz
iHeartPodcasts and The Volume
The Ringer
ThreeFourTwo Productions & Cadence13

You Might Also Like

Sport & Story
247Sports, Arkansas, Arkansas Razorbacks
Locked On Podcast Network, College Sports, College Football, College Basketball
Hit That Line
WholeHogSports
Arkansas Hawg Talk