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Sports Spectrum’s Table Forty

Sports Spectrum’s Table Forty

By Matt and Leslee Holliday
Hosted by former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee, Table Forty is a show that brings organic conversations about Jesus and life.

Take a seat at Table Forty with Matt and Leslee and get a better understanding of Jesus to help you discover who you are becoming and why it matters.


Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com
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Anthony and Amanda Rendon
Episode 77 Anthony Rendon is one of the top third basemen in the major leagues, and he's also vocal about sharing his faith in God. An All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner in 2019, Rendon was also a member of the Washington Nationals World Series championship team that year. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels that offseason. He and his wife Amanda join "Table Forty" to talk about that decision to leave the organization that drafted him, starting a new life on the other side of the country, raising their growing family, and trusting in God through injuries and other trials in life and baseball. "Table Forty" is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — San Diego Padres Infielder Jake Cronenworth — Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado & Wife Laura — Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story
52:51
October 26, 2021
Jake Cronenworth
Episode 76 Jake Cronenworth burst onto the scene in 2021 as one of the best utility players in major league baseball. In his first full season with the San Diego Padres, Cronenworth hit 21 home runs and drove in 77 runs on his way to earning his first All-Star Game selection. A standout two-way player at the University of Michigan, Cronenworth has found his niche in the majors by being able to play multiple positions. This week, he joins the "Table Forty Podcast" to talk about his upbringing hockey-crazed Michigan and how he eventually traded the skates for cleats. He also shares about who has impacted him the most as a player and in his faith as he's made the journey to the big leagues. "Table Forty" is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Mark & Mary Catherine Melancon – MLB Couple — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple — Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story
41:49
October 19, 2021
Jackson Holliday
This week on Table Forty, Matt and Leslee Holliday are joined by their oldest son, Jackson, to talk about travel baseball and the lessons he's learned in his young baseball career. Jackson is committed to play at Oklahoma State University, where Matt serves as a volunteer assistant coach, and he talks with his parents about travel baseball coming to an end, preparing for his final high school season, and what he's looking forward to about the next chapter of his career. He also shares about his faith and how that guides him in his decision making. "Table Forty" is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Baltimore Orioles Pitcher John Means & Wife Caroline — Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado & Wife Laura — Former Oklahoma State Baseball Player Max Hewitt
32:21
October 12, 2021
John and Caroline Means
Episode 73 John Means has cemented himself as one of the best pitchers in the American League. He was named an All-Star in 2019, and on May 5, 2021, he threw his first career no-hitter and put together a successful 2021 season. His wife Caroline was a professional soccer player who played for Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and Orlando Pride after a stellar college career at the University of Missouri and the University of Southern California. The couple joins Matt and Leslee Holliday on the Table Forty Podcast to talk about their marriage, John's career and no-hitter, and dealing with loss of John's father. They also talk about their faith in God and God's faithfulness during tough seasons. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well — Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado & Wife Laura — Former MLB Star Chris Davis & Wife Jill — Former Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney & Wife Shara
54:06
October 5, 2021
Brad Thompson
Episode 72 After six seasons in the major leagues, Brad Thompson transitioned into television and radio broadcasting. He works as a color analyst for St. Louis Cardinals games for Bally Sports Midwest and is the co-host of The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Thompson was a member of the 2006 World Series champion Cardinals team, and played with Matt Holliday briefly in 2009. The two have remained friends ever since and Matt appears as a frequent guest on Thompson's radio show. He joins Matt and Leslee on Table Forty to talk about his career on and off the field, including stories of his Cardinals playing days and lessons he's learned about life and leadership along the way. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple — Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado & Wife Laura — Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt & Wife Michelle
39:47
September 28, 2021
Nolan and Laura Arenado
Episode 71 Ten years ago, Matt and Leslee Holliday helped launch Homers for Health, a program that partnered with Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis to raise money for sick and injured children. In conjunction with the celebration of the 2011 World Series champion Cardinals team, the Hollidays returned to St. Louis to celebrate 10 years of Homers for Health. As part of the celebration, Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado and his wife Laura joined Matt and Leslee for a live recording of the Table Forty Podcast over the weekend at the hospital. Enjoy this conversation about life, baseball, marriage, and persevering through the trials of life. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story — Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw & Wife Ellen — Nolan Arenado
38:13
September 21, 2021
Jason Romano
Episode 70 This week on the Table Forty Podcast, Matt and Leslee Holliday speak with Sports Spectrum Podcast host Jason Romano. A former producer at ESPN, Romano made the move to Sports Spectrum in 2017. He now serves as the Director of Media for Sports Spectrum. In this conversation, Jason talks about his experiences working at ESPN as well as the lessons he's learned in his life that have served as the backbone for the two books he's authored: "Live to Forgive," a story of how he forgave his alcoholic father, and "The Uniform of Leadership," which includes lessons he learned and stories from his years at ESPN. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Vanderbilt Baseball Coach Tim Corbin & Wife Maggie — ESPN MLB Analyst Chris Singleton — Former Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney & Wife Shara
53:02
September 14, 2021
Tim and Maggie Corbin
Episode 69 Tim Corbin has been the head coach of the Vanderbilt baseball team since 2003, and in that span he's guided the Commodores to two national championships and has made the program a perennial power, boasting numerous first round major league draft picks. He took over at Vanderbilt after serving as an assistant at Clemson and the head coach at Presbyterian. He and Maggie share about walking the coaching journey together, supporting each other throughout their marriage, and parenting in a blended family. A winner of a number of regional and national coach of the year awards, Tim also shares some insights on how he's built his program to be the consistent power it is through discipline, expectations, and fostering an environment of commitment. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Oklahoma State Baseball Coach Josh Holliday & Wife Jenny — Oklahoma State Tennis Coach Chris Young & Wife Sarah — Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes
45:52
September 7, 2021
Heath Evans
Episode 68 Heath Evans played 10 years in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints, who he helped win Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts. In this conversation, he opens up about the struggles he endured throughout his career and the off-the-field issues he endured, including his infidelity. He shares his story of coming to know Jesus in hopes that others will learn from it and be inspired by it. He shares his testimony of how in 2018, he surrendered his life to God. He now uses his platform to share his faith, promote healthy living and Biblical manhood through a venture called Built Ready. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — ESPN MLB Analyst Chris Singleton — Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph — Former Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney & Wife Shara
54:59
August 31, 2021
Chris Singleton
Episode 67 Chris Singleton played six seasons in the major leagues and entered into the broadcasting side of the game in 2006 shortly after he retired. He's been with ESPN since 2008, and since 2011 he has served as the lead game analyst for ESPN Radio's baseball coverage alongside Jon Sciambi and Dan Schulman. He also appears on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts as an analyst. In 2021 Singleton was hired as a part-time analyst for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bally Sports Midwest. He shares his story of how he thought football would be his ticket to an athletic career, only to find himself more drawn to baseball in his college years. He also shares his story of faith and how he's grown in his relationship with God. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Former MLB Star Chris Davis & Wife Jill — Former Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney & Wife Shara — Cardinals Bench Coach Oliver Marmol & Wife Amber
57:47
August 24, 2021
Chris and Jill Davis
Episode 66 Editor's Note: This conversation was recorded prior to Chris Davis announcing his retirement from professional baseball. Chris Davis recently retired from major league baseball after 13 seasons, several of which he was heralded as one of the game's best power hitters. He finished his career with 295 career home runs and 780 RBIs, highlighted by a 2013 campaign where he clubbed a league-high 53 home runs 138 runs batted in. That season he was named an American League All-Star. He and his wife Jill are heavily involved in various charitable efforts and plan to continue doing so even in retirement. They talk with Matt and Leslee Holliday this week about life during baseball, how they each came to know Jesus, and how important it is to serve others in need. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Former Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney & Wife Shara — Mark & Mary Catherine Melancon – MLB Couple — Former MLB Player Daniel Murphy & Wife Tori
37:17
August 17, 2021
Mike and Shara Sweeney
Episode 65 Mike Sweeney played 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent most of his career with the Royals, where he was named to five All-Star games. He and his wife Shara married in 2002, and in this conversation they share the story of how they met through baseball and how their faith is the driving force in their relationship. They also talk about parenting, life while in professional baseball, and what they're up to since Mike retired. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Cardinals Bench Coach Oliver Marmol & Wife Amber — Oklahoma State Baseball Coach Josh Holliday & Wife Jenny — Kansas City Royals Manager Mike Matheny & Wife Kristin
35:30
August 10, 2021
Matt & Leslee on Marriage in Busy Seasons
Episode 64 It's been a busy summer for Matt and Leslee Holliday as they've been traveling the southeast with their sons on their travel baseball circuit. They've spent a lot of time together on the road, and it's led them to a new perspective on some areas of marriage. They share some of their thoughts this week on marriage, what has helped them in various busy seasons, and how they work to support and care for each other according to what the Bible says a marriage should look like. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Cardinals Bench Coach Oliver Marmol & Wife Amber — Oklahoma State Baseball Coach Josh Holliday & Wife Jenny — Hannah Price – Holliday Family Friend — Matt and Leslee Holliday on Marriage
40:24
August 3, 2021
Oliver and Amber Marmol
Episode 63 Oliver Marmol is the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, a role he's held since 2016, and he's one of the youngest coaches in the major leagues. He and his wife Amber met while in high school and dated long distance while Amber was at University of Central Florida and Oliver was playing baseball at College of Charleston. Oliver was drafted out of high school in the 31st round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but elected to attend college instead. He was then drafted in the sixth round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 and played in the organization until 2010 before he got into coaching in the organization. He and Amber talk with Matt and Leslee about life in professional baseball, how they've made their relationship and marriage work through the various seasons of life they've endured, parenting, and how their faith in God is the most important thing in their lives. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt & Wife Michelle — Kansas City Royals Manager Mike Matheny & Wife Kristin — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple
52:13
July 27, 2021
Max Hewitt
Episode 62 Max Hewitt is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a catcher and infielder on the baseball team. He was also recently signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a free agent contract. He joins the Table Forty Podcast this week to talk about his upbringing in Canada, his baseball journey, getting signed to a pro contract, and his walk with Jesus. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well. — Oklahoma State Baseball Coach Josh Holliday & Wife Jenny — Oklahoma State Tennis Coach Chris Young & Wife Sarah — Matt Holliday – Lessons From His Career
44:38
July 20, 2021
Josh and Jenny Holliday
Episode 61 Josh Holliday is the head baseball coach at Oklahoma State University. Since being hired in 2012, Josh had led the Cowboys to seven NCAA Regional appearances, three Super Regional appearances, and the 2016 College World Series. He was named the 2014 Big 12 Coach of the Year and the 2016 Midwest Regional Coach of the Year. Josh, who is Matt Holliday's brother, and his wife Jenny join Matt and Leslee Holliday this week to talk about all aspects of coaching and issues facing athletes, coaches, and parents. They touch on the pressure athletes feel to specialize in specific sports and the role comparison plays in the minds of today's young athletes as well the joys that come with coaching and getting to mentor young men. They also discuss the role that faith plays in all of this. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Oklahoma State Tennis Coach Chris Young & Wife Sarah — Matt Holliday – Lessons From His Career — OSU Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Boynton
52:32
July 13, 2021
Chris and Sarah Young
Episode 60 Chris Young is the director of tennis and the head women's tennis coach at Oklahoma State University. In 11 years as head coach of the women's program, he's turned it into a national power, highlighted by a national runner-up finish in 2016. He was unanimously chosen as the Big 12 Coach of the Year that same season. He and his wife Sarah join Matt and Leslee Holliday this week to talk about building a culture that lasts in an athletic program, prioritizing character over winning at all costs, navigating marriage through tough seasons, and how they coach their children and the players in the program how to fight against comparison. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll enjoy these as well: — Oklahoma State Basketball Coach Mike Boynton — Texas Rangers GM Chris Young & Wife Liz — Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes — Rickie and Allison Fowler – Sports Couple
47:24
July 6, 2021
Blake Hawksworth
Episode 59 Blake Hawksworth knows what it's like to experience the highs and lows of athletics. Rated as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2001 Major League Baseball draft class, Hawksworth was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in 28th round that summer. He instead enrolled at Bellevue Community College in Washington state, where he played for one season before signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. After just two seasons, Baseball America rated him as the top prospect in the Cardinals' organization. Injuries plagued his career, though, and limiting him to three seasons in the major leagues from 2009-2011 with the Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. But he's remained heavily involved in the game since retiring in a coaching capacity. He serves as the pitching coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California, but before that he was the pitching coach at Grand Canyon University, an assistant coach at California State-Fullerton, and an assistant basketball coach at Eastlake High School in Washington, where he graduated from also and starred as a basketball player. Hawksworth was a talented basketball player as well, and he talks about his love of hoops and sharing that with his son, Jackson, in this conversation with Matt and Leslee Holliday. He talks about the pressure he felt as a high school athlete, feeling like he needed to perform and focus on statistics instead of just helping his team. He also shares how he dealt with the disappointment his injuries brought and how his faith in God was shaped throughout the struggles and joys of his life and athletic career. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: — Matt Holliday – Lessons From His Career — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple — Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes
38:10
June 29, 2021
Hannah Price
Episode 58 Hannah Price is a woman dedicated to Jesus that served the Holliday family for years. She is full of joy and brought a ton of laughter to the Holliday family through the years. She loves deep conversations and hugs. She talks with Matt and Leslee Holliday about building an authentic faith and being your authentic self. She discusses the battle that young people — especially young women — face with comparison, both in life but also in dating. She speaks about approaching that dilemma with a heart toward Jesus, as well as dealing with grief following the loss of her brother last year. On the heels of Father's Day, she also talks about the influence her father had on her faith journey. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: — Garrison Price — Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty talks faith and grief on ‘Table Forty’ podcast — Rickie and Allison Fowler – Sports Couple
49:50
June 22, 2021
Matt Holliday — Lessons From His Career
Episode 57 Table Forty is focused on bringing in unique guests each week. Every once in a while, though, Matt and Leslee Holliday share a conversation together — just the two of them. This week, Leslee interviews Matt about some of the more valuable lessons he learned during professional baseball career — lessons on discipline, how and when he knew he could be a major leaguer, how he dealt with success and failure, how important proper nutrition is, and how he grew in his faith throughout his 15-year career. Matt was a seven-time All-Star, a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and in 2007 was arguably the best hitter in the National League. He finished with the highest batting average in the National League that year and also drove in the most runs. He was later named the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 National League Championship Series. He won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. This conversation provides a unique look into the mind of a professional athlete who knows what it takes to be great. Many of the questions Matt gets from coaches and athletes about how to play at the next level are answered in this conversation. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: — Matt and Leslee Holliday on Marriage — Matt & Leslee Holliday Recap Season 1 — Former MLB Player Daniel Murphy & Wife Tori
37:54
June 15, 2021
Chris and Liz Young
Episode 56 After a successful 13-year career in the major leagues, Chris Young was hired in December as the general manager of the Texas Rangers, where he started his playing career in 2004. Just four years removed from playing, he's able to provide a unique perspective on the game in his new role. He joined the Table Forty podcast to talk with Matt and Leslee Holliday about lessons he's learned in leadership from his time in baseball, how he carries himself with character in his job, and how a good work ethic is what leads someone to be great at something. He and his wife Liz also share some of their favorite stories from his playing days as well as how they both met while students at Princeton University, where the 6-foot-10 Chris played both basketball and baseball. They have three children together, so they talked about parenting as well. Chris won a World Series championship with the Kansas City Royals in 2015, was an All-Star in 2007, and in 2014 he was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome the year prior. He shares about his excitement to lead the Rangers through a "restart." Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: — Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes — Kansas City Royals Manager Mike Matheny & Wife Kristin — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple
50:24
June 8, 2021
Trevor Story
Episode 55 Trevor Story is one of the premier shortstops in baseball. A two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner, Story is the face of the Colorado Rockies. He led the National League in steals during the shortened 2020 season and since his debut in 2016, he's remained relatively consistent as a hitter and defender. He's relied on his faith the entire way. He talks with Matt and Leslee this week about his upbringing in the faith, how it's gotten him through the tougher times in his career, his marriage, the heart of service his parents and grandfather instilled in him, and how baseball is not what defines him. “We make a living off of this, but this isn’t the end all be all," he says. "I think having those good reminders and having that faith is huge and it’s the thing that keeps me going, no doubt.” He also opens up about the trade that sent his good friend and teammate Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals and how his faith helps deal with the uncertainties that come with playing professional baseball. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Bo Bichette -Daniel and Tori Murphy -Skip and Lindsey Schumaker
29:52
June 1, 2021
Mark and Mary Catherine Melancon
Episode 54 Wherever he's gone in his career, Mark Melancon has found success. In his first year with the San Diego Padres, he currently leads the major leagues in saves and was named the National League Reliever of the Month for the month of April. He and his wife Mary Catherine join the podcast to talk about how they met, what their 13-year major league journey has been like with Mark playing for several different teams, and how they've used their platform to share their faith. Mary Catherine was a college athlete, playing water polo at Notre Dame, so they also share about how having the shared connection of playing competitive sports has been beneficial for the marriage. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Skip and Lindsey Schumaker -Clint Hurdle -Daniel and Tori Murphy Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
40:02
May 25, 2021
Bo Bichette
Episode 53 Bo Bichette is one of the most exciting young players in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop is part of a young crop of players bringing talent and entertainment to the game. Bichette has also been a follower of Christ from a young age, and his faith has been what's kept him grounded as the spotlight got brighter on him during his baseball career. His father Dante Bichette played 14 years in major leagues and was a four-time All-Star and led the league in home runs in 1995. He grew up around major leaguers and from an early on dealt with the pressure to perform at a high level because of what his last name was. He talks with Matt and Leslee about dealing with that pressure, how important his faith is to him as an athlete and a person, how he deals with comparison, and what motivates him as an athlete. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Clayton & Ellen Kershaw -Daniel & Tori Murphy -Jack Flaherty Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
30:56
May 18, 2021
Mason Rudolph
Episode 52 One of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the Big 12 in recent memory, Mason Rudolph now plays quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as Ben Roethlisberger's backup. Rudolph starred at Oklahoma State from 2014-17, where he was the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, given annually to the nation's top senior college quarterback. He was named the 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bobby Bowden Award winner and was also named the 2017 Camping World Bowl Game Most Valuable Player. He was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburg Steelers, where he's made nine starts in place of Roethlisberger. In this conversation, he talks with Matt and Leslee about the role his father and coaches have played in his life as an athlete and a man, the lessons on leadership he's learned along the way, how his faith plays into it all, and much more. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: — Rickie and Allison Fowler – Sports Couple — Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw & Wife Ellen — Skip and Lindsey Schumaker – MLB Couple
39:50
May 11, 2021
Clayton and Ellen Kershaw
Episode 51 Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the major leagues, and he and his wife Ellen work to have as much success in humanitarian efforts off the field. A three-time Cy Young Award winner, eight-time All-Star, and 2020 World Series winner, the Los Angeles Dodgers star and his wife participate in a number of charity and missions projects each year through his organization Kershaw's Challenge. They've been on several international relief trips and since the 2013 season, he's hosted a ping-pong tournament called Ping "Pong 4 Purpose" that features high profile celebrities and raises money for Kershaw's Challenge. In December he wrote an op-ed for CNN.com on Human Rights Day describing how he and Ellen joined with the International Justice Mission and other organizations to urge the Dominican Constitutional Court to declare child marriage unconstitutional. Clayton and Ellen talk with Matt and Leslee about the humanitarian work they've done and continue to do, share some baseball stories, and talk about how their relationship started and is grounded in their faith in Jesus. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Skip and Lindsey Schumaker -Brian and Diana Roberts -Matt and Leslee on Marriage Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
31:54
May 4, 2021
Daniel and Tori Murphy
Episode 50 Daniel and Tori Murphy have been through a lot together — a 12-year baseball career, three children, and a couple breakups early on that brought both of them closer to Christ and each other. They joined Matt and Leslee to talk about all of that much more. Throughout his 12-year major league career, Daniel was selected to three All-Star Games, won the Silver Slugger Award twice and was the 2015 National League Championship Series MVP with the New York Mets. During his career, he and Tori were active in giving back to the communities where he played. In 2019 and 2020 when Daniel was with the Colorado Rockies, Tori organized an event with other Rockies player wives to help give prom dresses to foster children. Now retired, Daniel and Tori share what led to the decision to hang up the cleats and what life has been like without baseball in the mix, including Daniel returning to college. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Josh and Ginger Willingham -Brian and Diana Roberts -Skip and Lindsey Schumaker Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
41:13
April 27, 2021
Rick Barnes
Episode 49 Rick Barnes is the head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee. He's put together one of the best coaching careers in recent memory with 727 wins, 24 of which have come in the NCAA Tournament. He coached Texas to the Final Four in 2003. He was named the Naismith Coach of the Year in 2019, the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 2018, and a four-time Big 12 Coach of the Year while serving as the head coach at Texas. In this conversation he talks with Matt and Leslee about how he entered the coaching business, how he builds lasting relationships with his players, what his coaching philosophy is, and how important it is to serve others. He also shares how he got saved while watching a Billy Graham crusade on television as well as the story that led him to stop cursing during practices. This is a vulnerable conversation where he opens up about chasing career success instead of contentment in God for a season, but he also shares how God redeemed him out of that. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Mike Boynton, Oklahoma State Basketball Coach -Nick Graham -Kansas City Royals Manager Mike Matheny & Wife Kristin Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
41:25
April 20, 2021
Seth & Tori Bolt
Episode 48 Rest is something we recognize we need but we're not always great at doing it. Seth and Tori Bolt are here to help provide a way to do just that. Seth is a member of the popular band NEEDTOBREATHE, but when he's not touring or making music, he and his wife Tori operate Bolt Farm Treehouse, a company that provides relaxing getaways in luxury treehouses that Seth built himself. The first treehouse he built, in fact, was designed for their honeymoon. In this conversation, Seth and Tori talk about what it means to seek and find true rest and why our bodies and souls need rest. They also share their unique love story, how they make their marriage work amid their busy schedules, and how they prioritize their relationship with God in their marriage. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Matt and Leslee Holliday on Marriage -Mike and Kristin Matheny -Rickie and Allison Fowler Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:35
April 13, 2021
Season One Recap
Episode 47 Matt and Leslee close out Season One of the podcast by reminiscing on each episode and what stood out to them with each conversation. They're taking a break during March and will be back on April 13 to celebrate one year of the show launching and kick off Season Two. The next season will feature much of the same conversations on faith, leadership, marriage, parenting, and the life of a professional athlete, but will also feature more focused series on different topics. Be sure to catch up on any Season One episodes you missed and make sure you're subscribed for when Season Two launches in April. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Matt and Leslee Holliday on Marriage -Sean Casey -Ben Roethlisberger Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
01:06:50
March 2, 2021
Josh and Ginger Willingham
Episode 46 Josh Willingham played 11 seasons in the major leagues with stints with the Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals. He hit 195 career home runs and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2012 when he hit a career-high 35 home runs and drove in a career-high 110 runs. He and his wife Ginger met in high school in Florence, Alabama and began dating while in college. Together they have three sons Rhett, Ryder, and Rogan. After he retired following the 2014 season, Josh and Ginger started the Josh Willingham Foundation, which helps at-risk children and provides support to organizations that combat child abuse. In this conversation they talk with Matt and Leslee about their faith, Josh's career, their charitable involvement during and after Josh's career, and how they both followed God's discernment to know when it was time to retire. Josh and Ginger also talked about parenting and what has made their marriage last. -- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Brian and Diana Roberts -Mike and Kristin Matheny -Matt and Leslee Holliday on Marriage Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
41:53
February 23, 2021
Brian and Diana Roberts
Episode 45 Brian Roberts played 14 season in the major leagues, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles, where he was named an All-Star in 2005 and 2007. He spent his final season with the New York Yankees. He and his wife Diana married in 2009.  In this conversation, they talk with Matt and Leslee about their faith, their marriage, and how God is at the center of it all. Matt and Brian reminisce on some baseball memories, and the Roberts family talks about parenthood and adopting a child. The four of them also share some fun stories about romantic gestures they've done for their spouse. --- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Skip and Lindsey Schumake‪r‬ -Adam and Jenny Wainwright -Matt and Mackenzie Carpente‪r‬ Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
40:12
February 16, 2021
Mike and Kristin Matheny
Episode 44 Mike Matheny is the manager of the Kansas City Royals and was previously the manager for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012-2018, where he managed Matt Holliday and led the team to the 2013 World Series. He also led the Cardinals to three straight National League Central championships. He played 13 seasons in the major leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, and the San Francisco Giants and was a four-time Gold Glove winner at the catcher position. He and his wife Kristin met while they were both student-athletes at the University of Michigan, and Mike tells the funny story that led to him meeting Kristin while in Ann Arbor. Mike and Kristin share some stories of their marriage, which included having five kids in seven years during Mike's playing career, and they talk with Matt and Leslee about what it's like to navigate and professional sports career while also trying to start a family. He opens up about some real estate ventures the went south and led him into debt but how God worked through that and other hard seasons with he and Kristin. He also shared some thoughts on his coaching philosophy that center on how he relates to his players. Mike and Kristin are often engaged in charitable work, primarily through his Catch-22 Charity, which was founded in 2003 while he was playing in St. Louis. He often publishes blog posts on his personal blog.  During the month of February, Matt and Leslee will be talking all about marriage with several different couples. --- If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Mike and Michelle Shildt -Clint Hurdle -Adam and Jenny Wainwright Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:53
February 9, 2021
Matt and Leslee on Marriage
Episode 43 Matt and Leslee share what's helped them have a successful 20-year marriage. They talk about making vows and sticking to them, the importance of centering a marriage on Christ, and forgiveness. Matt played for 15 years in the major leagues and their marriage has withstood all the travel and upheavals that his career has brought. They have three sons — Jackson, Ethan, and Reed — and one daughter, Gracyn. Leslee is back in school working toward a seminary degree. "I think the great thing about a Christian marriage or marriage built on the principles Scripture is we get a chance to participate in the ways God participates with us," Leslee said. "We can forgive because we've been forgiven." During the month of February, Matt and Leslee will be talking all about marriage with several different couples. If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: -Matt and Leslee on Transitioning to the Offseason -Matt and Mackenzie Carpenter -Matt and Leslee's Story Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
38:47
February 2, 2021
Dave and Jan Dravecky
Episode 42 Dave Dravecky's story is one of finding hope, courage, and perseverance in the midst of deep uncertainty. In 1988, he was in the peak of his Major League Baseball career. Pitching for the San Francisco Giants, his Opening Day win was overshadowed later that season when doctors discovered cancer in his throwing arm and had to remove half of his deltoid muscle. He came back a year later, defying significant odds. Despite being told by doctors, “Short of a miracle, you’ll never pitch again,” he pitched a 4-3 win against the Cincinnati Reds in his first start back, but sadly his comeback lasted just one more start. In his next start against the Montreal Expos, his arm split in two. His career was done. After his comeback and fall from the mound, the cancer returned. The arm refused to get better and he was forced to retire in November 1989. His arm, shoulder blade, and the left side of his collarbone had to be amputated for fear the cancer would spread and possibly take his life. In this conversation, he and his wife Jan share stories of his career, the season in and around his cancer battle of career-ending injury, and how their faith has been shaped by all of it. It's become a platform for him to share his story of hope through suffering and how his faith in God has been strengthened.  Dave and Jan founded Endurance with Jan and Dave Dravecky, a nonprofit organization located in Colorado, and he's the author of "When You Can't Come Back." You can learn more about Dave and Jan's story here: https://www.davedravecky.com//mystory? If you enjoy this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: -Mike and Michelle Shildt -Gio and Suzy Llerena -Adam and Jenny Wainwright Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
01:00:47
January 26, 2021
Mike and Michelle Shildt
Episode 41 Mike Shildt is the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, a role he's been in since July 2018 when he took over for Mike Matheny. He's been in baseball his whole career, including time spent as the manager of the Memphis Redbirds and as an assistant coach at a number of minor league organizations. He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Charlotte and had a successful head coaching career at West Charlotte High School. He was named National League Manager of the Year with the Cardinals after helping lead them to the Central Division title and has led the team to the postseason in both of his full seasons as manager. He and his wife Michelle got married in March 2020 shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the baseball season. He and Michelle joined the podcast this week to talk all about being newly married during the pandemic, how the team responded when the season was put on hold, their faith and how their marriage is built on it, and parenting. Shildt also talked about how his faith impacts him as a baseball manager and how never dreamed his career would take him all the way to being a Major League manager. If you enjoy this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: -Skip and Lindsey Schumaker -Matt and Mackenzie Carpenter -Clint Hurdle Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
50:33
January 19, 2021
Rickie and Allison Fowler
Episode 40 Rickie Fowler is one of the world's most premiere golfers, boasting five PGA Tour wins and top three finishes in each of the four majors. His 2014 season was highlighted by second place finishes at the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, as well as a third place finish at the PGA Championship. He also finished second in the 2018 Master's, and was the 2010 PGA Rookie of the Year. Allison Stokke Fowler is an accomplished pole vaulter and fitness model. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and competed on the school's track team. She competed at two NCAA Division I Championships and earned All-American honors at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. She is now a professional pole vaulter and model for Nike, Athleta and other brands. They joined the show to talk about how they maintain their close relationship despite busy schedules that often require both of them to be on the road, the world of professional sports, the work ethic it takes to be one of the best in the world, and not settling.  Fowler played college golf at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where the Hollidays now live and he was a neighbor of the Hollidays in Jupiter, Florida. If you enjoy this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: -Thane Marcus Ringler -Chris and Lauren Pronger -Brendan and Martha Hansen Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:02
January 12, 2021
Skip and Lindsey Schumaker
Episode 39 Skip Schumaker is a former Major League Baseball player whose career spanned 11 seasons, including stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds. He was a member of two World Series championship teams with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011, when he was a teammate with Matt Holliday. The San Diego Padres hired Schumaker in 2017, a little more than a year after he retired, as their first-base coach, a role he served in until the 2020 season, when he was promoted to associate manager. Skip and his wife, Lindsey, have remained good friends with Matt and Leslee, and joined them on the podcast this week to talk about baseball, family and faith. Lindsey and Skip also shared their experiences with infertility, and Skip and Matt reminisced on some funny memories during their time playing together. If you enjoy this conversation, we know you'll enjoy these as well: -Matt and Mackenzie Carpenter -Lance and Cara Berkman -Adam and Jenny Wainwright Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
53:23
January 5, 2021
Thane Marcus Ringler
Episode 38 Thane Marcus Ringler grew up in the heart of America, in the small town of Hutchinson, KS.  After playing for four years at The Master’s University (in CA), he turned to competing in the ranks of the professionals. He played for over three years as a professional golfer, competing all over the world and alongside some of the best in the world (such as Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott). He is the author of "From Here to There: A Quarter-Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery."   If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: - Adam and Jennie Wainwright - Ben Roethlisberger Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:53
December 29, 2020
Matt and Leslee's Christmas Memories
Episode 37 Matt and Leslee share their favorite Christmas memories.  If you enjoyed this episode, we know you'll love these conversations as well: - Adam and Jennie Wainwright - Ben Roethlisberger Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com
38:07
December 22, 2020
Alex and Arlie Sogard
Episode 36 Alex Sogard is the head baseball coach at Wright State University. He and his wife Arlie are our guests today with Matt and Leslee as we talk baseball, family and faith.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
57:31
December 15, 2020
Stephen and Amanda Miller
Episode 35 Husband and wife Stephen and Amanda Miller are parents to seven kids. Together, they have built a large following on YouTube with over 680,000 subscribers to their channel.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
54:52
December 8, 2020
Chris and Lauren Pronger
Episode 34 Today, Matt and Leslee talk to Chris and Lauren Pronger. Chris played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League with Hartford, St. Louis, Edmonton, Anaheim and Philadelphia from 1993-2011. In 2000, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player and was a member of 6 NHL All-Star teams. In 2007, he led Anaheim to a Stanley Cup Championship and in 2015, he was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Blues announced they will retire Pronger's No. 44 during the 2020-21 season. Chris and his wife Lauren join us to talk about hockey, marriage, family and life after the NHL.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
01:02:09
December 1, 2020
Nick Graham
Episode 33 Nick Graham played high school basketball with Matt and is regarded as one of the top basketball player development specialists in the country. He grew up around college basketball and credited his dad, Paul's tenure as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State for developing him as a basketball teacher. Nick would go on to play college basketball at Washington State.  Since 2008 Nick has worked with his own company, Nick Graham Player Development, contributing to the development of thousands of players worldwide most notably, Jimmer Fredette, Trae Young, a handful of other NBA players and hundreds of Division 1 college players.  Nick is also the author of "God x Basketball," a devotional aimed at character development. You can learn more about Nick by checking his website GodxBasketball.com.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
35:19
November 24, 2020
Sean Casey
Episode 32 Today Matt and Leslee talk to Sean Casey. Known as "The Mayor" Sean played 12 MLB seasons with the Reds, Indians, Pirates, Tigers and Red Sox. He was a 3-time All-Star and in 2012, was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Sean is now a baseball analyst with MLB Network and one of the best story-tellers around.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
46:03
November 17, 2020
Gio and Suzy Llerena
Episode 31 Today Matt and Leslee talk to Gio and Suzy Llerena from Christian Family Life. They have been serving the Lord faithfully their entire married life. In the early years, Gio and Suzy worked with the youth and helped start a Hispanic church. Gio and Suzy then pivoted into the world of baseball as Gio went on staff with a ministry called Baseball Chapel for 14 years where he served as the chaplain for the Tampa Bay Rays; oversaw International Ministries in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Venezuela; and recruited and trained MLB chaplains. During this time, Gio and Suzy invested in the lives of players and their wives with a focus on discipleship. We love these guys and we know you will too.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
40:00
November 10, 2020
Matt and Leslee on Transitioning to the Offseason
Episode 30 On the show today, Matt and Leslee are joined by their 3 older kids, Jackson (age 16), Ethan (age 13) and Gracyn (age 10) to share what their baseball offseason was like as a family with Matt back in the house and the kids share about life growing up in the MLB.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
41:13
November 3, 2020
Chris Carpenter
Episode 29 Chris Carpenter is a former teammate of Matt's with the St. Louis Cardinals. His MLB career spanned 15 seasons after he was a first round selection by the Blue Jays back in 1993. He was the 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner and was a member of two World Series championship teams in St. Louis in 2006 and 2011.  We loved talking to Chris about his baseball journey, mental toughness, overcoming adversity, and coming to faith in Jesus Christ.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
35:58
October 27, 2020
Ryan Spilborghs
Episode 28 Ryan Spilborghs is a former teammate of Matt's with the Colorado Rockies. His MLB career spanned 7 seasons from 2005-2011. After a few more years of pro ball including a year in Japan, Ryan retired after the 2013 season and is now a broadcaster for MLB Network and the Colorado Rockies television broadcasts.  We enjoyed talking to Ryan about his baseball journey, family life, going back to school and his 2020 World Series prediction.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
33:60
October 20, 2020
Matt and Mackenzie Carpenter
Episode 27 We continue our series of conversations centered around the MLB postseason and today we welcome Matt's former teammate with the Cardinals, Matt Carpenter and his wife Mackenzie.  Today on the show, Matt and Leslee talk to Mackenzie and Matt about how they met, navigating baseball life, postseason stories and trusting in God though it all.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
40:60
October 13, 2020
Trevor and Lindsey Rosenthal
Episode 26 We continue our series of conversations centered around the MLB postseason and today we welcome Matt's former teammate with the Cardinals, current San Diego Padres closer Trevor Rosenthal and his wife Lindsey.  Today on the show, Matt and Leslee talk to Trevor and Lindsey about their relationship, marriage, the postseason and how they trusted in God during a difficult time in Trevor's baseball career.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
49:43
October 6, 2020
Clint Hurdle
Episode 25 We begin our series of conversations centered around the MLB postseason and today we welcome Matt's former manager with the Colorado Rockies, Clint Hurdle.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:54
September 29, 2020
Matt and Leslee's Story
Episode 24 On the show today, Matt and Leslee share their personal story of how they met, getting married, growing in their faith, navigating the pro baseball life, adjusting to their post-playing career and trusting in Jesus through it all.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
57:18
September 22, 2020
Brendan and Martha Hansen
Episode 23  On the show today, Matt and Leslee talk to Brendan and Martha Hansen. Brendan is a former USA Olympic swimmer who won three Gold Medals in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. We loved talking to the Hansens on the show about swimming,  faith, the Olympics, and marriage.   Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
50:17
September 15, 2020
James and Shelly Laurinaitis
Episode 22  Today Matt and Leslee talk to James and Shelly Laurinaitis. James played 8 seasons in the NFL with the Rams and Saints. He and Shelly have two daughters. Our discussion today focused on football, faith, marriage and parenting.    Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
49:05
September 8, 2020
Dann Spader
Episode 21  Today Matt and Leslee talk to Dann Spader, a disciple-maker who has spent his adult life exploring what it means to take someone from being a seeker to making disciples themselves. Over 750,000 people in 80 countries have been trained to make disciples through organizations he has led. His book 4 Chair Discipling has made a huge impact on Leslee's life.   Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
37:52
September 1, 2020
Scott Linebrink
Episode 20 Former MLB Pitcher Scott Linebrink joins the show today to talk about his journey of baseball and how his faith in Jesus has helped him find true purpose after retiring from the Major Leagues.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
34:29
August 26, 2020
David and Kelly Backes
Episode 19 Professional hockey player David Backes and his wife Kelly join the show today to talk about their journey of marriage, faith and hockey.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
38:46
August 19, 2020
Jon and Jeni Kitna
Episode 18 Former NFL quarterback and coach Jon Kitna and his wife Jeni join us today to talk about their journey of marriage, faith, football, parenting and relationships. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
55:31
August 12, 2020
Garrison Price
Episode 17 Matt and Leslee today talk to their friend Garrison Price about playing baseball at Dallas Baptist University, feeling called to be a pastor and how God has helped him through the grieving process after the loss of his brother.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
43:41
August 5, 2020
Sarah and Matt Hasselbeck
Episode 16 Former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck and his wife Sarah join us today to talk about marriage, faith, football and relationships. Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
01:00:01
July 29, 2020
Jason and Kelsey Adam
Episode 15 Jason and Kelsey Adam join us on the show today to talk about their baseball journey, marriage, parenting and faith in Jesus Christ. Jason is a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs. Kelsey works in ministry with Pro Athletes Outreach.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
33:38
July 22, 2020
Ben Roethlisberger
Episode 14 Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  On today's episode, Matt and Leslee talk to Ben about his journey to football, losing his mother at the age of 7, how his faith shapes and guides him and why its important for him to be a great teammate.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
37:03
July 15, 2020
Jack Flaherty
Episode 13 Jack Flaherty is a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was selected in the first round (34th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Cardinals.. He made his MLB debut three years later on September 1, 2017 against the San Francisco Giants.  In 2019, Flaherty's second full season, he established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball, finishing fourth in the National Cy Young race after going 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA with 231 strikeouts in his 33 starts. He was named the National Pitcher of the Month in 2019 for both August and September.  On today's episode, Matt and Leslee talk to Jack Flaherty about youth baseball, the influence his mother had on his life, how he is growing in his faith journey and the importance of using his platform to treat others as he'd want to be treated.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
44:34
July 8, 2020
Jaime García
Episode 12 Jaime García played 10 seasons as a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. Three years later, he made his MLB debut with St. Louis in July of 2008 against Pittsburgh. Jaime pitched 8 seasons (2008, 2010-2016) with the Cardinals and helped St. Louis to a World Series championship in 2011. After stints in New York, Atlanta, Minnesota, Toronto and Chicago, he retired from baseball following the 2018 season.  On today's episode, Matt and Leslee talk to Jaime about their time together in St. Louis, his incredible journey to professional baseball, how he grew in his faith with Christ during his career and now seeing his family come to Jesus today.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
31:17
July 1, 2020
Nolan Arenado
Episode 11 Nolan Arenado is a third baseman with the Colorado Rockies. Selected in the second round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft by Colorado, Nolan made his MLB debut four years later in April of 2013. Since arriving in Denver, he's been one of the best players to ever wear a Rockies uniform.  During his seven year career, he's won seven Gold Glove awards, made five All-Star teams, and led the National League in Home Runs three times. At just 28 years old, Nolan is already considered one of the greatest defensive third baseman in MLB history. Nolan joins Matt and Leslee today to talk about the influence his parents had on his life, the importance of giving back, what he's learned in his first year of marriage, and the leadership lessons he's learned from being around veterans like Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton and Matt Holliday.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
27:28
June 24, 2020
Jake and Janie Reed
Episode 10 Jake Reed is a professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. Janie Reed is a member of the United States Olympic Softball team and will compete for Team USA in the 2021 Summer Olympics. Jake and Janie take us through their journey of meeting at the University of Oregon, their journey to faith in Christ, and using their platforms to glorify God in baseball and softball.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
43:59
June 17, 2020
Matt and Danielle Forte
Episode 9 Matt Forte played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets. The two-time Pro Bowler came into the NFL in 2008 and retired after the 2017 season. His 8,602 rushing yards are second on the Bears all-time list behind Walter Payton.  Matt and Danielle have been married since 2011 and together have two children. Danielle is the creative director and founder of 828 Brands and co-founded with Matt, their ministry "What's Your Forte Foundation."  Today on the podcast, Matt and Leslee talk to the Forte's about marriage, parenting, race and faith.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For stories of sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com
54:15
June 10, 2020
Mike Boynton, Oklahoma State Men's Basketball Coach
Episode 8 Today we have a conversation on coaching, faith, life, race and culture with Oklahoma State Men's Basketball Coach Mike Boynton. Mike has been in Stillwater since 2016 and took over as head coach in 2017.  Mike grew up in Brooklyn, NY and played his college basketball at South Carolina. In the Fall of 2020, he'll begin his fourth season as the head coach with OSU.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
35:15
June 3, 2020
Donald and Mallory Brown
Episode 7 Donald Brown played 7 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Chargers. He was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by Indianapolis and played in Super Bowl XLIV. He is currently working in ministry with the International Justice Mission.  Mallory Brown is Donald's wife and is also working in ministry,  currently serving with Professional Athletes Outreach.  Today on the show we hear Donald and Mallory's incredible story of faith and redemption and how the last thing they ever thought they would be were Christians serving in ministry.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
38:19
May 27, 2020
Jackie and Ken Kendall
Episode 6 Jackie Kendall has ministered through teaching and counseling for more than 30 years. As President of Power to Grow Ministries, Jackie is a sought after conference speaker for people of all ages and stages of life. Jackie has chosen a road marked by personal vulnerability, accessibility and honesty. She has written many books including the best-seller "Lady in Waiting."  Her husband Ken is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Power to Grow Ministries.  Christ. Jackie and her husband Ken taught a spring training Bible Study for the Montreal Expos and the Atlanta Braves between 1991 and 1998. Jackie is now a popular speaker for Pro Athletes Outreach (Baseball and the NFL) and have been a great encouragement to Matt and Leslee.  Today on the show we talk to Jackie and Ken about marriage, purity, faith and anxiety. You will LOVE Jackie and Ken.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
38:10
May 20, 2020
Steve and Lori Stenstrom
Episode 5 Steve and Lori Stenstrom join us today. Steve played his college football at Stanford from 1991-1994, where he set numerous passing records. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. After a season in KC, he would sign on with the Chicago and play four seasons with the Bears and then another year in 1999 with San Francisco. After two stints with the Lions and Broncos, Steve would retire from the NFL in 2001 and go into sports ministry. Today, he is the president of Professional Athletes Outreach, a pro sports ministry in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  Lori is a is a former All American and NCAA champion swimmer at Stanford and also coached high school girls swimming in Colorado. She is currently serving with her husband Steve at Professional Athletes Outreach.  On this episode, we talk to Steve an Lori about serving in college ministry, saying yes to Christ, parenting advice and leadership.   Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
45:55
May 13, 2020
Lance and Cara Berkman
Episode 4 Lance and Cara Berkman join us today. Lance played 15 seasons as a Major League Baseball Player with the Astros, Yankees, Cardinals and Rangers. He was selected to play in 6 MLB All-Star Games and played in two World Series with the Astros in 2005, and the Cardinals in 2011. He was a teammate with Matt's and a key contributor to the St. Louis Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series where he hit .417 with 11 hits and 9 runs scored.  He and Cara have been married for 21 years and have four beautiful daughters.  On this episode, we talk to Lance and Cara about their journeys of faith, being an example of Jesus to their kids, and their advice to younger couples on having a long, sustaining marriage centered in Christ.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
45:36
May 6, 2020
Adam and Jenny Wainwright
Episode 3 Adam and Jenny Wainwright are our guests today. Adam has been an MLB pitcher since 2006 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam and Matt were teammates and roommates during their time together with the Cardinals, winning a World Series in 2011. Adam and Jenny have been married since 2004 and grew to be close friends with Matt and Leslee. On this episode, Adam and Jenny share stories on faith, parenting, making disciples, and why Adam started a Bible Study with his fans.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
42:55
April 29, 2020
Don Christensen, Ronald Blue Trust
Episode 2 Don Christensen is the Executive Vice President of the Professional Athlete Division of Ronald Blue Trust and Matt and Leslee's financial advisor.  As part of the pro athlete division, Christensen and his team assist professional athletes in building their wealth, giving generously, and managing their financial resources wisely. Through his 30-plus years of personally working with pro athletes and their families, he has learned how to help them navigate the financial, marital and personal pitfalls that professional athletes face today. Ronald Blue Trust serves more than 100 active and retired players and coaches across the MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA, NASCAR and NCAA. Prior to joining Ron Blue, Christensen owned a public accounting and financial planning firm. He earned his bachelors in accounting from Arizona State University and received his master’s degree in Christian leadership from Western Seminary. On this episode, Don shares some encouragement and advice on how to react during these uncertain financial times with the coronavirus and how the Great Commission shapes how we should influence our decisions moving forward.   Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out SportsSpectrum.com.
28:42
April 22, 2020
Seth and Leah Taylor
Episode 1 Leah Taylor is one of the most influential women in Leslee's life. It is fitting that she and her husband Seth are the first guests on Table 40. Seth is a former minor league baseball player who played with Matt Holliday during their time in the minor leagues. They faithfully poured into Matt and Leslee when they were newly married. Leah is a brilliant women with a lot of practical wisdom. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health. Seth is currently a financial advisor. On this episode,  Leah and Seth share how they discipled Matt and Leslee during the minor leagues and why it is important to be open about their faith and how the Great Commission shapes he way they live their lives.  Table Forty is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories intersecting sports and faith, check out http://SportsSpectrum.com. 
32:09
April 15, 2020
Matt and Leslee Introduction
Introducing Table Forty. A new podcast from Leslee Holliday and her husband, former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday. On this first episode, Matt and Leslee introduce their heart behind starting this brand new podcast. Table Forty is a part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network. For more stories of sports and faith check out http://SportsSpectrum.com. 
12:41
April 15, 2020