Monthly Archives: September 2013

Episode 13 – Beth Alexander – SEASON FINALE!

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Episode 13 – Beth Alexander – SEASON FINALE!

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this final episode of Season 1, Colenn talks with Beth Alexander–a UCSB alumna and fitness instructor–about working 4-ish different jobs at once, doing something you love for money, the type of people who go to workout classes, teaching spin classes at 6am, the fitness community culture, the huge variety of exercise options here in small-town Santa Barbara, positivity & smiling, the deal with fitness blogs, someecards, finding balance, free time, the years and years of prep that lead up to jobs teaching fitness, what to say to people who think that teaching exercise isn’t a real job, career options in the fitness industry, the idea that teaching exercise is a means of changing the world, withdrawing from college for a quarter to live in Spain and teach English and PE , living in Madrid for a year at age 10, and traveling the same route through Europe ten years after doing it for the first time. Find out more about Beth on bethalexanderfitness.com!

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

This is the LAST show of Season 1, but “The 20-Something Life” will be back in either winter or spring, so stay tuned for updates! This fall, I’ll be co-hosting my other show, “Class with CLAS,” the radio show that helps people do school better–check it out if you’re interested! Thanks for listening!!!

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Episode 12 – Ryan Redding

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Episode 12 – Ryan Redding

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Ryan Redding in the realest conversation of this season. They discuss whether Long Beach is considered part of Orange County or LA County, growing up in Lompoc, the major cultural differences between OC and LA, working on college campuses just to have a job and get paid, passion for the music industry, paying the bills, finding fulfillment outside of work, settling, how passions develop, writing for fun and getting paid for it, what it’s like to work in the Registrar’s Office at UCSB, seeing the silver linings in life, how smart people deal with easy jobs, moving back home after 10-ish years, being financially responsible even though it sucks, the difficulties of dealing with family issues as an adult, having sleeping problems, and the most interesting theory on happiness you’ll have heard this year.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Episode 11 – Eddie Mendoza

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Episode 11 – Eddie Mendoza

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Eddie Mendoza, a UCSB alum (grad school and undergrad) who works for a non-profit here in Santa Barbara, about learning the history of his hometown only after coming to UCSB, tips for first-generation college students, discovering one’s own culture, exploring other cultures as a non-white person, going to grad school right after undergrad, being one of the first people in the world to get a master’s degree in global studies, what global studies is, not learning about internships until junior year of college then getting a ton of them, whether grad school is harder than undergrad, reading in college, learning how to become a college student, how to figure out what to when you grow up, motivation, finishing grad school with no plan but finding a cool job anyway, working in the non-profit sector, the idea that we all have agency, what agency is, keeping it fresh after working at the same company for five years, how to work with dumb people and not go crazy, how to not be a boring grown-up, figuring out relationships with family as a late-twenty-something, the precarious balance of being from many cultures and holding on to all of them, identity, code-switching, how to be accepted in a culture that’s not your own, and the life of a Latino hipster in Santa Barbara.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

 

 

 

On Vacation!

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On Vacation!

Hi everyone!

I’m going on vacation for two weeks BUT “The 20-Something Life” will still have new episodes! Tune in to www.kcsb.org LIVE on Tuesdays from 9-10am California time to listen in! Listening live is cool for a lot of reasons but especially because you get to hear the music that I play during the breaks, which is specially selected to be linked with the guests and the content of the show. If you can’t tune in, I’ll have the episodes ready for you to stream RIGHT HERE on 20somethingliferadio.com when I return!

Thank you for listening!!!

Your host,

Colenn Berracasa

 

 

Episode 10 – Kelsey Tinkham

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Episode 10 – Kelsey Tinkham

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with fellow UCSB alumna Kelsey Tinkham about being from Southern California and living in Seattle, the ins and outs of a grown-up job, working at Boeing, taking the most from every job, living in Mexico City for a year at the height of the drug war, getting an embassy security clearance, moving a million times and finally living somewhere for over a year, the travel bug, studying abroad in Spain, why people should study abroad for a year, going to Japan for work with no knowledge of Japanese, and tips for people looking for jobs as cool as those that Kelsey had.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.