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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.

Aug 23, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Cathy Farley on her lifetime of kicking butt, migrating from Chicago to Santa Barbara in the way back of a station wagon, coming to UCSB as a transfer student from Mira Costa College, competing as a thrower on the UCSB Track & Field team for the legendary Sam Adams, her second-degree black belt...


Jul 19, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Craig Nelson on growing up north of Canada, using his 1959 Topps cards to play an insane proto-fantasy baseball game, his transition from midwestern college dropout to California baseball card store owner, the multiple deaths of the baseball card hobby, running the largest unpaid...


Jun 28, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Rand Holdren on growing up in Santa Barbara in a family of star athletes, the professionalization of youth sports today, experiencing culture shock after switching schools, transferring from San Marcos to Bishop for his senior year of high school, how he got a football scholarship to SMU,...


Jun 14, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Mike Meyer on growing up in the midwest, almost making it into Hoop Dreams, being recruited to play college basketball, choosing to come to UCSB despite not ever having heard of Santa Barbara or gauchos, being depressed by the constant sunshine and lack of seasons in southern California and almost...


Jun 7, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Frank Anderson on his childhood as an international adventurer, boarding school life, the fantastic advantages of having an identical twin, majoring in anthropology and history at UCSB and loving it, not making the Gaucho soccer team despite having combined with his twin Ian to score 12 goals...