Phil’s Projects

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The Mackey & Judd Show on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

Judd Zulgad is a former Minnesota Vikings beat writer, lifetime beer connoisseur and part-time sports conspiracy theorist. Phil Mackey is a former Minnesota Twins beat writer, full-time professional wrestling geek and unofficial ambassador for robot umpires. Together they are The Most Progressive Sports Talk Show in the Twin Cities (or so they say), weekdays 9a-1p on 1500 ESPN.

M&J on iTunes

M&J show page on



Hardball Society Podcast

ESPN Twin Cities radio host and former MLB beat writer Phil Mackey, along with pro baseball scout Justin Musil, sit down with industry insiders — from MLB players, scouts and executives to authors and umpires — for wide-ranging conversations and story-telling sessions.

Hardball Society on Podcast One

On iTunes


Touch ’em All Twins Podcast

Touch Em’ All is a weekly discussion about the Minnesota Twins, hosted by 1500 ESPN Twin Cities’ Phil Mackey and Twins beat writer Derek Wetmore. On this show, you’ll find a strong mix of analytics, bad analogies and pleading for robot umpires.

Touch ’em All on Podcast One

On iTunes




The “How to Live a Cool Life” podcast

A blueprint for life domination.

The How To Live A Cool Life Podcast taps into the minds of talented, creative, driven people to find out how and why they dominate life. Each episode dives into their daily routines, mindsets and thought processes.¬†Guests in the first two seasons include the late Pat Fallon, founder of Fallon Worldwide; Pro poker player Alec Torelli; The WNBA’s top coach, Cheryl Reeve; World-renowned chef Gavin Kaysen; Pop music star and producer Jeff Timmons; And several others!

Listen to the episodes below. For more information about each guest, click on the individual SoundCloud links.