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A place for Oregon sports stories, from Tyson Alger and Aidan Schneider.

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The I-5 Corridor Tyson Alger

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A place for Oregon sports stories, from Tyson Alger and Aidan Schneider.

www.i-5corridor.com

    Episode 38: A conversation with John Canzano

    Episode 38: A conversation with John Canzano

    This week on The I-5 Corridor podcast I’m joined by John Canzano of JohnCanzano.com.

    Ok, still getting used to that one, but it’s certainly been interesting watching The Oregonian’s former columnist and 2021 Oregon Sportswriter of the Year navigate his way through the independent publishing field over the last few months.

    “I wake up every day and I get to write what I want to write,” he told me in this episode. We talk a little about Canzano leaving The Oregonian, Phil Knight’s bid to buy the Portland Trail Blazers, the reason he’s not a welcomed visitor of Tulsa, Okla., and why he’s looking forward to taking his dad to this weekend’s Worlds of Sport convention for Father’s Day.

    For more, listen to this podcast in the player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify.

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    — Tyson Alger
    @tysonalger

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    Episode 37: How Brian Koch turned Lombard House into Oregon's best beer bar

    Episode 37: How Brian Koch turned Lombard House into Oregon's best beer bar

    The reason for this podcast? I’m damn proud of a friend. For the better part of pandemic, Brian Koch was driving up and down the streets of North Portland in a Volkswagen van trying to keep his dream alive.

    He opened up Lombard House in 2016 and quickly turned it into one of the area’s best community hang outs. Then the pandemic shut him down, switching Brian’s role from friendly host to delivery person.

    “It got weird, man,” Brian says. “I drove around in that Volkswagen for nine months, all day, every day, delivering super expensive jars of beer to people who were essentially handing me charity money.”

    Brian is no longer the pandemic milk man. Lombard House is back open, only now with a new designation: Last month, LH tied with The BeerMongers for the award of “Best beer bar/tap house” in 2022 Oregon Beer Awards.

    I sat down with Brian this week at Lombard House to talk about keeping his dream alive, camping spots, good places for lunch and how this random bar in St. Johns turned into Portland’s best Philly bar.

    For more, listen to this podcast in the player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify.

    — Tyson Alger
    @tysonalger

    Thank you for reading The I-5 Corridor, produced right here in St. Johns, Portland. Consider a free subscription for future unlocked stories or become a paid subscriber for access to all stories and podcasts.

    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.i-5corridor.com/subscribe

    • 47 min
    Episode 36: The road to the Pre Classic 400

    Episode 36: The road to the Pre Classic 400

    You ever reply “Yes” to an email a little too quickly? 

    Happened to me a couple of weeks ago. One minute I’m a happy, sedentary sports writer. The next, I’ve impulsively agreed to participate in Saturday’s media only 400-meter “Race the Wavelight” competition to kick off the second day of the Prefontaine Classic. 

    Like anyone who’s visited Hayward Field before, I’ve imagined what it would be like to run down the final stretch. But I’ve also avoided running for the better part of my life. 

    You know why hockey is great? You can coast on ice.

    On the track it’s just you, your legs and, now that I’m reading the fine print, “camera and TV crews will be allowed on the track to shoot the media Race the Wavelight competition.” 

    Oh. 

    All publicity is good publicity, right?

    Thankfully my old pal Andrew Greif from the L.A. Times — and a former member of the UO track team — is running, too, and he joined me this week on The I-5 Corridor podcast to go over strategy.

    He also previews what he’s watching for when the actual athletes get on the track later in the day. That includes Colin Sahlman, a prep senior from California chasing Alan Webb’s high school record of 3:53.43 in the 1500 meters set at the Pre Classic in 2001.

    Greif was there for that one, too.

    “There’s an argument to be made that [Sahlman’s] having the best season as a distance runner in U.S. history,” Greif said. “…I would just keep an eye on that. A little bit of magic could happen there.”

    For more, listen to this podcast in the player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify.

    — Tyson Alger

    Note: The winner of the media 400 wins $500 to donate to a charity of their choice. In the rare chance I don’t win, consider a donation to Run Freely. It’s a charity founded by former ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne, which raises money to cover the costs of getting veterans moving again.

    Thank you for reading The I-5 Corridor, produced right here in St. Johns, Portland. Consider a free subscription for future unlocked stories or become a paid subscriber for access to all stories and podcasts.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 35: A conversation with Oregon's Kenny Farr

    Episode 35: A conversation with Oregon's Kenny Farr

    This week on The I-5 Corridor podcast we have an interview with Oregon equipment administrator Kenny Farr. On and off with the staff since the 1990s, Farr is one of the most recognizable faces on campus and the most popular among Oregon’s athletes.

    For good reason: He’s the guy who makes sure the school known for looking good looks so good week in and week out.

    Today we talk about how his job has changed over the years, the risk of wearing chrome helmets at the Rose Bowl, what coaches took the most interest in jerseys and what uniform concepts got left on the design room table.

    Listen in the podcast player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify. Or, you can go ahead and watch this episode of The I-5 Corridor podcast on YouTube.

    A written Q&A version of this podcast will be sent out later today for I-5 Corridor paid subscribers.

    — Tyson Alger

    Thank you for reading The I-5 Corridor, produced right here in St. Johns, Portland. Consider a free subscription for future unlocked stories or become a paid subscriber for access to all stories and podcasts.

    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.i-5corridor.com/subscribe

    • 36 min
    Episode 34: The AJ McCord exit interview

    Episode 34: The AJ McCord exit interview

    AJ McCord leaves Portland having covered a Rose Bowl, the NBA Playoffs and multiple Super Bowls. She anchored KOIN 6’s sports coverage, was the only woman in Portland hosting a sports radio show and was named the 2021 Oregon sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association.

    It’s an impressive list of accomplishments for someone who came to this state five years ago without a job and was looking into becoming a pole vaulter.

    AJ’s off to something new now — which she’ll announce at a later date — but before she took off, she spoke with The I-5 Corridor about her time in Oregon and how she found her voice.

    Listen in the podcast player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify. Or, you can go ahead and watch this episode of The I-5 Corridor podcast on YouTube.

    — Tyson Alger

    Hey, thanks for reading The I-5 Corridor. Consider a free subscription for future unlocked stories or become a paid subscriber for access to all stories and podcasts.

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    • 46 min
    Episode 33: The I-5 Corridor's guide to Portland's one nice day of spring

    Episode 33: The I-5 Corridor's guide to Portland's one nice day of spring

    This podcast from The I-5 Corridor is free for everyone thanks to the support of Dark Star Barbers. If you’re a Portlander — or just coming through town — Dark Star is a fantastic shop for quality cuts and conversation in the Jubitz Travel Plaza. Book an appointment with Tyson — great name — or Adam at Darkstarbarbers.com

    Look Oregonians, we get it. Mother Nature has thrown just about everything she has at us this last month. The constant drizzle of the winter gave way to the wettest Portland April on record, with the heavy downpour only interrupted by the occasional hail storm.

    But today is a gift. Look outside. The sun is shining. The mercury is rising into the 70s. There is blue in the sky.

    Don’t look at the forecast beyond today. Do listen to today’s episode of The I-5 Corridor, which features Aidan Schneider, Justin Myers and Tyson Alger drafting their top five things to do on a glorious day such as today.

    Plus: What to make of Oregon’s lone NFL draft pick. (37:18)

    Listen in the podcast player above or find us over on Apple or Spotify. Or, you can go ahead and watch this episode of The I-5 Corridor podcast on YouTube.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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