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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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Season 2, Episode 2-ish

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Season 2, Episode 2-ish

Hi you guys,

This week, I had a very unique show in that I didn’t do an interview, but rather played music chosen by guests of past episodes and talked a little bit about it. I’m working on whether I can post the show here (because of pesky copyright laws), but either way, here is the playlist!

1) Fruta y Te – Gepe

2) Honey I Been Thinking About You – Jackie Greene

3) Loca – Chico Trujillo

4) Young And Beautiful – Lana del Rey

5) Bright Stars Burning – Hey Marseilles

6) Don’t Work Yourself Up – Tristan Prettyman

7) Someone You’d Admire – Fleet Foxes

8) The World Is Yours – Nas

Why this format you ask? Well, KCSB, the radio station where I broadcast my show, decided to shorten my time slot by 20 and 30 minutes (they didn’t know) to read a book live on air for this UCSB program that’s actually really neat, but unfortunately includes this reading on air component that I find insane and silly. SO, I made the most of it and put on a show in a unique format that would be fun for me. I’m gonna stick with this format next week to play songs from episodes I didn’t get to, but I’m going to try to have some 20-30 min interviews during the three subsequent weeks. Stay tuned! As always, thank you for listening!

– Colenn

Season 2, Episode 1 – Peter Paulin

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Season 2, Episode 1 – Peter Paulin

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this first episode of Season 2, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Peter Paulin, a 20-something Danish-American who currently lives in San Francisco, CA. They chat about growing up with many different cultures in many different cities, 3rd culture kids, being 16 and gay in Bush-era 2004, Danish culture, international school, remembering the importance of family, seeing the U.S. with new eyes after living in Denmark for 7 years, transferring to an American university as an international student, an amazing story about the power of persistence & those who facilitate it, being in a long-distance monogamish relationship, waiting to move in with a boyfriend, being judged for how you live your relationship life by peers, maintaining a 5+ year romantic relationship, issues of beauty and image within the gay community, finding a complete sense of self, and appreciating the small things in life.

This episode’s songs (omitted in the recording to respect copyright laws):
Middle Song: “From Home (Mux Mool Remix)” by Tycho, off the album Past Is Prologue (correction from info in interview)
End Song: “Cherry Blossom Girl (Hope Sandoval Version)” by Air.

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.