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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 22, 2013

Paul Rivas interviews Tim Hodgson LIVE on growing up in La Jolla back when it was still a small town, being at least a fourth-generation Californian, his memories of being a two-year-old and moving all over the country as a small child, getting his start as a waterman at age 8, surfing because he wanted to be cool, getting worked all summer without ever catching a wave before finally figuring it out and being compared to Phil Edwards, entering UCSB as a freshman in the fall of 1969 to avoid the draft, living like a hermit, rioting in Isla Vista, never having a major, dropping out to travel, politics in the Vietnam era, spending two years in Costa Rica on $800, the most epic surf day ever, the trouble with traveling, sailing to the Galapagos and getting two surgeries for $70, hunting pigs with a machete on Cocos Island and falling off a cliff, hippies, spending four days in an Ecuadorean jail, traveling from Peru to Brazil on $60, selling his clothes on a Bolivian street corner, the freedom of being stranded in South America with no money, trusting to circumstances and not being afraid, making a choice one day that led him down the road to growing up, and how traveling now isn't the same.