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Season 2, Episode 8 — DJ Max Vangeli — SEASON FINALE!

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Season 2, Episode 8 — DJ Max Vangeli — SEASON FINALE!

“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 DJ Max Vangeli about moving to the San Francisco Bay Area from Moldova at age 12, learning English, the secrets of how to succeed as an economics major at UCSB, stories of the old-school UCSB econ professor Crouch, the beauty of living in the US, how Max got started DJing, a quick history of EDM, working with Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia and Size Records, DJing around the world, the difference between producing and DJing in today’s music world, being a resident DJ at the Wynn in Vegas, the deal with celebrity DJs, the makings of a good electronic music track, mosh pit experiences and rules, rock influence, stories of traveling businessmen, traveling for 4 months straight with flights every day, how taking finals and getting good grades prepare you for real life, the importance of a good work ethic, partying really hard in college while getting amazing grades, living large on a college student budget, how to think about yourself and your career when you’re first starting out and people tell you that you suck, and what comes after DJing.

Song from this episode:
“Last Night Changed It All” by Max Vangeli. Buy it now on iTunes!

Check out Max’s YouTube channel to learn more about him and his music.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. This is the LAST show of Season 2, but listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com. Thanks for listening!!!

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Season 2, Episode 7

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Season 2, Episode 7

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this episode, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Los Angeles-based comedian Igor Hiller about what being a comedian actually entails, making Little Caesars commercials for BET, creating The Kids Table, taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB), improv vs. scripted work, whether being funny changes over time, still thinking stuff is funny even after analyzing comedy all day, the need for a (somewhat) unrealistic ego, philosophy of happiness and careers, deciding to not go to law school after over a decade of preparation, privilege, reading sociological theory on comedy for fun in college, writing “Dear Igor,” dealing with offensive topics in comedy, how the audience affects the performance, words of wisdom from Ira Glass, grit, how to get jobs in the industry in LA, Igor’s crazy story of missteps in trying to get into the comedy business, and why it’s important to contact people you admire.

Song from this episode:
“Song for No One” by Miike Snow off his self-titled album

Learn more about Igor on his blog, tuesdayswithigor.tumblr.com

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Season 2, Episode 6

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Season 2, Episode 6

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In today’s episode, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Omer Harari about transferring to UCSB, joining KCSB even before classes started, meeting Josh Redman (host of 5…4…3…2…fun on KCSB), being music director at KCSB, hosting public affairs and music shows, why community radio, the IV Housing Co-ops, the IV Food Co-op, Food Not Bombs, going through a year and a half of chemo therapy at the beginning of college, grad school at Haifa University in Israel for a master’s degree in peace and conflict management studies, writing a thesis on protests and social movements, working for opendemocracy.net, moving to Lyon, France to live with his partner and write his master’s thesis, learning Spanish in France, how to make new friends in a new country, thinking about the meaning of activism, and advice for recent college grads.

Songs from this episode:
Middle Song (chosen by guest): “Rebel Rebel” by Seu Jorge off The Life Aquatic Soundtrack
End Song: “Amanda” by Aisha Duo off Quiet Songs

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Season 2, Episode 5

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Season 2, Episode 5

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In today’s episode, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Jessica Barhydt, about learning to sail in high school, sailing on the UCSB team for three years, working in event planning for a yacht club, taking a three-month-long trip to South America, studying for the LSAT, applying to law school, getting in with a scholarship, but deciding to work instead, the study grind, things we miss from undergrad classes, thinking about lifelong careers, considering living abroad, driving the northern route from Maine to Wyoming, and growing up in a Waldorf school from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Song from this episode (omitted in the recording to respect copyright laws):
“Clear a Space” by Lake Street Dive — Listen to a live version on YouTube.

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Season 2, Episode 4

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Season 2, Episode 4

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this second interview of Season 2, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Cole Harry, UCSB alumnus who just returned from Europe. We talk about his master’s program in global studies in Germany and Austria, the cost of graduate school in Europe versus the U.S., working in a diplomatic role in Austria, how we should be thinking about the world as compared with other generations in history, a pessimistic yet oddly positive outlook on life, the usefulness of English and French in Europe, maintaining multilingualism, immigration issues in the European Union, deciding to come home after living abroad for several years, the vibe and housing situation in San Francisco and Oakland these days, the job hunt and all struggles that accompany it, the process and pressure of choosing one’s lifelong career, deciding when and where to put down roots, and the competitiveness of getting a job anywhere in the world right now.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Song from this episode (omitted in the recording to respect copyright laws):
“Berlin” by Ruede Hagelstein and the Noblettes  – Listen on Soundcloud

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Episode 9 – Drew Railsback

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Episode 9 – Drew Railsback

“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 army veteran Drew Railsback about why he went into the military, how he chose his job as a military police officer, new and old school views on the military, being pro-peace, rumors about the military, why people join the military these days, passion and drive, having religious and political views outside of the norm for the military, how world views change when living in other countries, serving at Yongsan in Korea, the unique difficulties and challenges of being in a combat versus peace zone, the day-to-day life of a military police officer, suicide in the military, serving in Iraq, tearing an ACL and not realizing it for months, the National Guard, life as a veteran, Facebook, Google, the importance of people knowing about the bad sides of war too, the therapeutic aspects of MMA training, odd jobs, working in the psych ward of a hospital, and a plea to the people of the world.

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 8 – Felipe Herrera Zenteno

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Episode 8 – Felipe Herrera Zenteno

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, we bring you a second show in Spanish! ¡A continuación en Español!

“The 20-Something Life,” que se traduce (mal) como “la vida de las personas de 20-29 años,” es el programa de radio que da historias y aconsejos para la generación joven actual. Esta semana, presentadora Colenn Berracasa conversa con Felipe Herrera Zenteno, un chileno de veinte y cuantos años que recién terminó sus estudios de literatura y lingüística inglesa en La Universidad Católica. Hablamos de su gran participación en la comuna de intercambio, girar una organización que fue un modelo a nivel mundial, el tipo de persona que quiere conocer a los alumnos extranjeros, la ola reciente de inmigración a Chile, primeras impresiones de los EEUU, trabajos que cuentan con viajes al extranjero, las relaciones Chile-Argentina y Estados Unidos-Canadá, las opciones de trabajo para los que terminan carreras en Inglés, unas comparaciones entre Chile y Norteamérica, los deseos contradictorios de trabajar, viajar, estudiar, y ser “responsable,” y el hecho que, cruzando muchas culturas, tenemos mucho en común.

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.