Tumbleweed Talks

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Welcome to Tumbleweed Talks

Sick of the usual email/text blasts? Listen to your fellow students' experiences at Coso! When you're at the gym, driving down the mountain, or when you're bored, hear your friends talk about their perspectives on college.

Listen to our latest episodes on Anchor, Spotify, or Pocket Casts. Or find us on Apple Podcasts.


S3E2 | Financial Aid and upcoming events at Cerro Coso Community College

Spotify | Anchor

Published: October 7, 2022

Episode Description
We discuss how financial aid is changing and how the wonderful staff at Cerro Coso Community College can help you along you path to success! Also the upcoming events at the school are also discussed!


S3E1 | A Reintroduction to an Already Great Project

Spotify | Anchor

Published: September 12, 2022

Episode Description
As a new year rolls in there is a new crew at Cerro Coso Community College working hard at bringing you Tumbleweed talks! We would like to introduce ourselves and give some updates about what is going on around campus. Enjoy!

S2E2 | Conversation with Student Government President, Ali Mohamed

YouTube | Spotify | Anchor

Published: December 4, 2020
Tumbleweed Talks Host, Wolf Milheim talks with Student Government President, Ali Mohamed.

S2E1 | Conversation with Professor Alex Gilewski

YouTube | Spotify | Anchor

Published: November 16, 2020
Tumbleweed Talks Host, Wolf Milheim, spends some time with Chemistry Professor, Alex Gilewski.

Cerro Coso's Parking Fees

Published on: March 11, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Host Cameron Reese interviews student Davis Kunz about Cerro Coso's parking fees, why we have them, what are the drawbacks and benefits, where the money goes and more. Co-hosted by Brynn Turpin, Emma Gilmartin, Gavin Freiberg, and produced by Naomi O'Connor.

What is Tumbleweed Talks?

Published on: February 25, 2020 at 10:37 PM

What is the significance of a student-lead podcast? What goals does Tumbleweed Talks wish to achieve? These questions and more are answered by host Cameron Reese and guests Sawyer Chrisman, Emma Gilmartin, Gavann Freiberg, and Naomi O'Connor as they discuss why Tumbleweeds Talks was created.

Student Perspective: Yvonna Rockwell

Published on: February 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM

In this episode, nursing student and returning mother Yvonna Rockwell chats about her experience at Cerro Coso. Hosted by Cameron Reese and Emma Gilmartin. Produced by Naomi O'Connor. 

Happy Holidays from Your Fellow Tumbleweeds

Published on: December 03, 2019 at 11:38 AM

A quick message from your host, Sawyer Chrisman, and the announcements. 

Student Perspective: Dora Koprivica

Published on: November 19, 2019 at 1:02 AM

In this episode, guest Dora Koprivica speaks about her time involved with Cerro Coso's Volleyball team as well as her experience as an exchange student. Hosted by Sawyer Chrisman and Naomi O'Connor.

Study Tips and Tools for College Students

Published on: October 29, 2019 at 11:12 AM

In this week's episode, Brynn Turpin, Naomi O'Connor, and Cameron Reese discuss helpful study tips with host Sawyer Chrisman. From math to English to biology, they cover tips that can be useful to anyone wanting to develop better habits.

Importance of Art Programs with Emma Gilmartin

Published on: October 15, 2019 at 1:54 PM

In this episode of Tumbleweed Talks, Emma Gilmartin speaks about the importance of the art program with hosts Sawyer Chrisman and Cameron Reese.

Tumbleweed Talks aims to provide a voice for the students of Cerro Coso and encourage the open exchange of ideas by creating a podcast.

Links mentioned in the episode: https://cvc.edu/

About Tumbleweed Talks


The mission of the Tumbleweed Talks Podcast is to provide a voice for the students of Cerro Coso Community College. The Podcast and its constituents will maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, relevance, honesty, and fun.


The Podcast is a joint effort with Cerro Coso Community College to encourage the open exchange of ideas by providing a platform for the voices of the students it serves to be heard.


Our values are inspired by the values of Cerro Coso Community College and provide the foundation for our activities.


  • We encourage individual and collective creativity in the modern world
  • We seek to enhance the mutual understanding between our school and fellow students
  • We seek new ways to enhance the experiences of our fellow students


  • We celebrate the diversity of each individual student
  • We foster partnerships between our school and community groups
  • We encourage honest self-expression


  • We model a culture of diversity and understanding
  • We develop leadership and public speaking abilities in our school
  • We provide a platform for the voices of our fellow students to be heard


Tumbleweed Talks is committed to sharing a new recording every other Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters. Topics for the podcast are scheduled in advance but suggestions for future podcast topics are welcome. Start the conversation via Instagram or Facebook.