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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.

Apr 26, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Sofía Novak on having family in Uruguay who are actually gauchos, her decision to come play tennis at UCSB, the academic adjustment from being a straight-A high school student to having a rough first quarter in college, how she studies and manages her time, learning to ask for help at CLAS,...


Apr 19, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Geng Wang on life as a walk-on the UCSB water polo team, the transition from high school to college, studying abroad in China for five months with UCEAP, participating in the 2012 UCSB New Venture Competition, what majoring in business economics will get you if you don't want to go into...


Apr 12, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Melissa Ullom on knowing at age 11 that she wanted to be a dancer, graduating high school in three years and not going to college until seven years later, auditions being a buzz of hopes and dreams, having a supportive mom, eating saltines and canned beets with spray butterliving on her own in...


Apr 3, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Lynn Fitzgibbons on being born in Fiji, growing up in Scotland, moving to the US at age 13, coming from wearing regulation socks and underwear at Jordanhill School in Glasgow to the free-for-all of Santa Barbara Middle School, growing up in Britain at a time when girls still couldn’t play...