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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 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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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!!!

Episode 7 – Amy Boutell

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Episode 7 – Amy Boutell

“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 Amy Boutell, one of her very own colleagues who is also an author! Amy looks back at life in her twenties–graduating as an English major from Barnard College, working on both sides of the publishing world (publishing and getting published), the importance of writing all the time and never giving up, how to deal with rejection, participating in summer writing workshops, the world & culture of creative writing, going to grad school for creative writing for free (!), deciding to work in education, rubbing elbows with all sorts of celebrities, and partying with Tupac.

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 4 – Natalia Nunez

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Episode 4 – Natalia Nunez

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa interviews Natalia Nunez, a UCSB alumna & master of information interviews who finally found her dream job after two years of working in retail and not giving up. We talk about studying abroad in England, life right after college, deciding to search for jobs in marketing instead of public health after investigating the job market, the ins and outs of informational interviews, useful skills from college (hint: majors aren’t important), working in retail to pay the bills but making the most of it, a story about gluten-free cosmetics, how to navigate office politics, making networking less elusive, why working full time changes social habits, post-college social life, and why moving back in with the parents is responsible.

Episode 3 – Madeleine Foster

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Episode 3 – Madeleine Foster

“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 Madeleine Foster, a yoga teacher in Santa Barbara. We talk about coming to college at UCSB from the East Coast, the process of becoming a yoga teacher, the Lulu Lemon phenomenon, the trendiness of yoga, the unintended competitiveness in yoga classes and how to avoid it, the difficulties of doing a physical job, getting by (financially) as a yoga teacher, what it means to become a “real person” / “grown up,” choosing work you love over work that’s just for money, leading a fulfilled life, the difficulties of being young with many interests and not knowing what’s coming next, and how to get into yoga if you’re new to it.