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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.

May 25, 2020

Pepperdine women’s soccer head coach Tim Ward and his veteran group of Waves are looking forward to a great fall 2020 season – whatever that ends up looking like. We discuss the 2018 and 2019 seasons, how his spring exhibition season was cut short due to the pandemic and students being sent home, what life’s been...


May 11, 2020

The Pepperdine baseball team was off to a great start in the 2020 season under head coach Rick Hirtensteiner – 12-3 and ranked 16th in the country – when everything was called off in mid-March. We talk with the Waves’ skipper about what led to their success, what he and the rest of the Waves are doing now and how...


May 4, 2020

Pepperdine women’s tennis coach Per Nilsson had his Waves rolling in the middle of March, ranking in the top 15 and boasting the nation’s top singles player. But that’s when the season unfortunately came to an end with the cancelation of the spring season. We talk about how his team reacted to it, what they’ve...