Beaver Tales

Now available on this podcast channel: DYNASTY IN THE WOODS, a podcast series on OSU baseball and the 2018 NCAA Championship. New episodes come out each Wednesday! Previous episodes on the “Beaver Tales” channel include “Where Are They Now?” episodes with former OSU student-athletes.

Episodes Date

On Episode 18 of Dynasty in the Woods: final reflections on the 2018 season, what it meant to the players, what they learned from winning a championship in the 3 years since then, plus a “where are th...
August 25, 2021
On Episode 17 of Dynasty in the Woods: the remainder of Game 3 of the CWS Finals.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast series that covers Beaver Baseball and especially the 2018 posts...
August 18, 2021
On Episode 16 of Dynasty in the Woods: after a wild Game 2, both programs head in different directions before the rubber match of the CWS Finals.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast ...
August 11, 2021
On Episode 15 of Dynasty in the Woods: the 9th inning of Game 2 between OSU & Arkansas, plus the aftermath of an uber-dramatic sequence in Omaha.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podc...
August 4, 2021
On Episode 14 of Dynasty in the Woods: we begin to re-live Game 2 of the 2018 Men’s CWS Finals between the Beavers and Razorbacks.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast series that cov...
July 28, 2021
On Episode 13 of Dynasty in the Woods: advancing to the College World Series Finals, the Beavers take on Arkansas in a best of 3 series. We re-live Game 1, headlined in part by a controversial umpire ...
July 21, 2021
On Episode 12 of Dynasty in the Woods: OSU faces Mississippi State needing to win two games in a row to make the CWS Finals. Plus, stories involving a zoo curse, hotel shenanigans, and a dramatic 9th ...
July 14, 2021
On Episode 11 of Dynasty in the Woods: now 1-1 in the College World Series, OSU takes on the team that sent them to the loser’s bracket: North Carolina. Plus, a closer look at Adley Rutschman’s growth...
July 7, 2021
On Episode 10 of Dynasty in the Woods: with their backs against the wall, the Beavers take on a Pac-12 opponent - and the weather - in the College World Series loser’s bracket.   Dynasty in the Woods ...
June 30, 2021
On Episode 9 of Dynasty in the Woods: Oregon State advances to the College World Series and faces a familiar foe. Plus, a storyline involving some controversy from 2016.   Dynasty in the Woods is a do...
June 23, 2021
On Episode 8 of Dynasty in the Woods: the Beavers and Minnesota square off in the 2018 Corvallis Super Regional, plus some off-the-field stories involving Nick Madrigal, Kyle Nobach & more.   Dyna...
June 16, 2021
On Episode 7 of Dynasty in the Woods: we start to re-live the 2018 postseason game-by-game, starting with the Corvallis Regional that featured a rematch with LSU.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documenta...
June 9, 2021
On Episode 6 of Dynasty in the Woods: more stories of how OSU players used the mental game to overhaul their approach to baseball (and beyond).   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast se...
June 2, 2021
On Episode 5 of Dynasty in the Woods: how mental skills techniques reshaped the way OSU baseball players operate.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast series that covers Beaver Baseba...
May 26, 2021
On Episode 4 of Dynasty in the Woods: Beaver Baseball turns from Pac-10 castoff to national powerhouse.   Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast series that covers Beaver Baseball and esp...
May 19, 2021
On Episode 3 of Dynasty in the Woods: a road trip through Beaver Baseball history, especially the 1970s and 1980s when Jack Riley fought to keep the program alive.   Dynasty in the Woods is a document...
May 12, 2021
On Episode 2 of Dynasty in the Woods (a podcast series on Oregon State baseball): a collection of stories from Beaver Baseball players, especially from 2018, who overcame bouts of self-doubt.   Dynast...
May 5, 2021
On Episode 1 of Dynasty in the Woods (a new podcast series on Oregon State baseball): a reflection on Pat Casey’s legendary career, featuring interviews from former and current players, coaches, media...
April 28, 2021
Dynasty in the Woods is a documentary-style podcast series that covers Beaver Baseball and especially the 2018 postseason. Hosted by Josh Worden, an OSU broadcaster & reporter.   Get access to all...
April 21, 2021
Before his 4-year NFL career, Rashaad Reynolds was OSU's team captain in 2013, a two-time All-Conference player, leading the Pac-12 with 6 interceptions his senior year. He also set a record at Oregon...
April 19, 2021
Bill Swancutt is one of the greatest defensive players in OSU football history: breaking OSU records with 37 sacks and 60 tackles for loss, Swancutt was named the 2004 Pac-10 co-Defensive Player of th...
April 15, 2021
Grant Enger played offensive line for Oregon State, finishing his career as a team captain in 2013. He earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention twice, started 31 games for OSU and retired from football aft...
April 12, 2021
Obum Gwacham immigrated to California from Otinsha, Nigeria when he was 7 years old, started playing football in high school and came to Oregon State in 2010. After 3 years of playing wide receiver, h...
April 5, 2021
Chelsea Buckland traveled south to Corvallis from British Columbia to play soccer for OSU, helping the Beavers make the NCAA Tournament three years in a row, which OSU had never done before. She went ...
April 2, 2021
I talked with Steven Kwan a few months back when he was at a training facility in Arizona; the former Beaver baseball player is now in Cleveland's farm system. But FIRST I give you an update on Dynast...
March 31, 2021
Terry Liskevych is in four different Hall of Fames for good reason: his impact transcends just any one particular place he's been. Not only was he the head coach of the US Women's National Team for 12...
March 23, 2021
Yvenson Bernard is one of the greatest OSU running backs of all-time, trailing only Ken Simonton in career rushing yards. Yvenson has worn a few different hats since then (including husband and father...
March 15, 2021
Gligorije Rakocevic moved from Montenegro all by himself halfway through high school. Wanting to play a higher level of basketball, he moved to Los Angeles, played two years of high school ball and en...
March 8, 2021
Drew George describes himself as an OSU fan who ended up playing for the Beaver Baseball team. The Lebanon native parlayed a solid run at Lower Columbia College to a roster spot at Oregon State in 200...
March 1, 2021
HD Weddel was an Oregon State wrestler in the late 1970s under Dale Thomas and later became a life coach/chaplain at multiple Oregon schools, including about a decade with Mike Riley's staff at OSU. W...
February 22, 2021
Matt Boyd nearly left OSU after 2012. The left-handed pitcher from Mercer Island, Washington was at a crossroads but ultimately chose to return for his senior year and finally earned a slot in the sta...
February 15, 2021
Abby Windell was the best high school volleyball player in the state of Oregon in 2002 and played middle blocker for Oregon State from 2003-2006. Now Abby Swancutt (after marrying Beaver football play...
February 11, 2021
Mike Hass went from a walk-on scout-teamer to Biletnikoff Award Winner, as the Jesuit High School product became the best wide receiver in college football. After a 4-year pro football career, he work...
February 8, 2021
Josh LaGrone joined the Oregon State football team in 2009 and got some special teams experience before tearing his ACL a second time, retiring once, coming back, then retiring again. Since then, Josh...
February 4, 2021
Steve Pickering attended Oregon State in the late 70s and got his first volleyball coaching job with help from legendary OSU basketball coach Ralph Miller. At various points in Pickering's career he w...
February 1, 2021
The 6'10 forward Olaf Schaftenaar played for Oregon State from 2012-2016, spanning the Craig Robinson and Wayne Tinkle eras and finishing with an NCAA Tournament appearance. Originally from the Nether...
January 28, 2021
Mary Claire Brenner started 93 games for the OSU softball team, only to try her hand at a second sport in her 5th year at OSU. Brenner became the first thrower on the Oregon State track & field te...
January 25, 2021
Matt LaGrone went from being a basketball player at the University of Nevada to a football player at Oregon State. He became a starting defensive end in 2009 and then abruptly left the team after play...
January 21, 2021
David Chin played defensive back for Oregon State in the 1970s, but his focus was always beyond sports. The walk-on studied Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry/Biophysics at OSU and now coaches bu...
January 18, 2021
Danae Phillips Stanfield specialized in vault and uneven bars in her late-90s Oregon State gymnastics career. She scored a perfect 10 on bars in 1999, a feat only five OSU gymnasts have ever achieved ...
January 14, 2021
A member of both the 2006 and 2007 Beaver Baseball National Championship teams, Daniel Turpen was a standout pitcher for the Beavers coming out of McMinnville, Oregon. He went on to play nine years of...
January 11, 2021
Jake Rodriguez was a standout catcher for the Beaver Baseball team from 2011 through the College World Series run in 2013. He dealt with the loss of his father in 2012 (we talk extensively about how h...
January 8, 2021
Jess Lewis not only was an All-American football player at Oregon State, he won two heavyweight wrestling NCAA Championships and competed in the 1968 Olympic Games. He's now retired and lives in Corva...
January 4, 2021
Isis Lowery may be Australian, but her gymnastics career at OSU was positively All-American. That is, a 2019 All-American award as part of a standout career with the Beavers. She's now getting her Mas...
December 28, 2020
Ryan Lipe came from Klamath Falls to play 3rd base in the first four years of the Pat Casey era, 1995-1998. Ever since, Ryan has had a successful business career, currently the Senior Vice President o...
December 21, 2020
Dow Poling played for Ralph Coleman & the Beaver baseball team in the 1950s and then spent 32 years on staff at OSU as a teacher & advisor. In 1977, another baseball player arrived by the name...
December 17, 2020
Jordan Villamin led Oregon State in receiving touchdowns in 2014 and 2015. The 6'5 wide receiver had some good memories to share about his favorite games but also the difficulties he faced in 2013 and...
December 14, 2020
Patricia Bright was one of the greatest shot blockers in OSU history, setting the program record for most blocks in a game and most blocks in a season the first year she played for OSU. She finished h...
December 10, 2020
2018 NCAA Champion baseball player Kyle Nobach rejoins the Beaver Tales Podcast to talk about the mental game and how he was a "sponge" at OSU with all the resources available to mentally condition hi...
December 7, 2020
Seth Pietsch came from Wilderville, Oregon (pop. 850) to play outfield for Oregon State, left after his junior year when he was drafted in 2003 by the New York Mets. Today, he's the President of Integ...
December 3, 2020

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