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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 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.

 

 

 

Episode 1 – Michael McCain

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Episode 1 – Michael McCain

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa replays the inaugural episode of the show and finally posts it online! She talks with Michael McCain, former professional skier and current project manager at a construction company here in Santa Barbara. They discuss leaving college at age 20 to ski professionally, college athletics scholarships, how to decide when to stop playing competitive team sports, the importance of friends in new endeavors, living in Colorado, Utah, and California, getting to ski all over the world, skiing 190 days a year and cross-training on trampolines, surfboards, and golf courses during the other days, hanging out with Olympians and the other most elite skiers in the world, being a non-famous professional athlete, working in ski shops to pay the rent, living the dream, deciding to leave the mountains, come to Santa Barbara, and get a “real job,” and why following your bliss is the most important part of life.