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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.

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 leaving UCSB, making it to the NCAA tournament and winning a game as a freshman but not really appreciating it, his two backdoor alley-oops over J.R. Rider of UNLV, guarding several future NBA players in the Big West of the early 1990s, playing for Coach Pimm, being washed up now and wondering how he ever dunked, being sick of pre-med after his junior year and deciding to pursue business, graduating with a bio-psychology degree but with no work experience due to having played basketball his whole life, working at Starbuks after graduation and being dismayed that kids today can't move the line like he could, the management side of coaching little girls' basketball, and what it means to be living in Santa Barbara and still have fans today.