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Pepp Talk is the official podcast for the Pepperdine University Athletics Department. With each episode, we interview the coaches, student-athletes, administrators and alums who help make Pepperdine such an incredible place.

Feb 27, 2017

NCAA beach volleyball season gets underway this weekend. The Waves have a true legend in the sport in Nina Matthies as their head coach, so she comes on the podcast to help preview the upcoming season -- Pepperdine begins the year ranked #4 -- and to also talk about the amazing growth of the sport at the college level...


Feb 20, 2017

Two more Pepperdine student-athletes, David Wieczorek of men's volleyball and Jonathan Allen of men's basketball, join the podcast. A redshirt sophomore, Wieczorek is leading the Waves in kills this season. Allen has earned a starting job late in his senior year. Both talk about their journey to Pepperdine and...


Feb 13, 2017

College baseball season begins this week, so we have on second-year Pepperdine baseball head coach Rick Hirtensteiner to talk about the 2017 Waves, who should again be one of the favorites in the West Coast Conference. We also hear about Hirtensteiner's playing days in Malibu, which led to him being inducted into...


Feb 6, 2017

Marcelo Ferreira, third-year head coach of the Pepperdine men's tennis team, comes by to tell his story, from growing up in Brazil to playing college tennis to becoming a coach. We also talk about the 2017 Waves, who are the preseason WCC favorites, and how resiliency is a key word for his squad.