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Real Gauchos

REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

Oct 30, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews Mary Nisbet on growing up a baby boomer in Dundee, Scotland, being the only girl in her high school math and science courses, being the first in her family to go to college, the correct pronunciation of Loch Ness, the culture shock of moving to England, having a baby in Fiji while teaching at a...


Oct 23, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews fellow Santa Barbara native Ryan Spilborghs on his addiction to watching the Dodgers as the child of immigrants, being knocked out of a Little League game by Bubba Ray Robison, his 35-game hitting streak as a UCSB Gaucho, doing plyometrics when everybody else was doing steroids, the sociocultural...


Oct 16, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews Gabriel Grosvald, the leading stand-up comedy producer in Argentina, on his recent trip to Facebook headquarters in California, the nascent stand-up boom in Argentina, American stand-up influences, the Jewish comedic tradition, the future stardom of Ezequiel Campa and Malena Pichot, and Chilean...


Oct 9, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews Justin Mabardi on being an alternatively educated child capitalist adventurer, accidentally majoring in drama at UCSB, being yanked from the boat for telling bad jokes as a Disneyland Jungle Cruise skipper, traveling the world as a rookie stage manager, making it in New York, and working alongside...


Oct 2, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews one of the top-ranking UCSB Gauchos of all time, Gaucho Joe O'Brien, on overcoming learning disabilities to succeed in college, being the only two-sport All-American in UCSB history, returning to the campus for graduate school, inciting historic Thunderdome crowds to delirious decibel levels...