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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.

Feb 28, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Jim St. John on his 20 years in the sandwich business, being from Allentown, Pennsylvania, how going to high school in the 1980s was just like the movies, blowing it by not going to college, doing a Dynamy internship year, loving the radio business, operating out of an urban assault rock bus,...


Feb 15, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Ernie Zomalt on growing up in Compton, coming to UCSB on a $125/semester football scholarship, working in the pot room at the dining commons, how "Cactus" Jack Curtice got his nickname, being the only black student at UCSB in 1961, playing against an all-star team in Mexico City, benefiting from...


Feb 7, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Margaret Connell on how cool it was to be the first Mayor of Goleta, trying to set up a Goleta Parks & Recreation commission without ever having watched the show Parks & Recreation, studying zoology at Oxford when she should have studied history or politics, meeting her game-changing ecologist...


Feb 1, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Jenny Yusin on growing up desperate to leave Irvine, selling size 00 clothes at the South Coast Plaza Banana Republic, being picked on in high school, not remembering her first night in Isla Vista, switching from being a pre-med chemistry major to an English major in her junior year, subsequently...