Episode 7: Smuggling Opium and Chinamen in Santa Barbara? | Gagan Singh

In the second half of the 19th century, one of the most influential and important characters in Santa Barbara’s history was accused of smuggling drugs and immigrants into the country. The only thing is, this man was incredibly rich and always the definition of an outstanding citizen and leader. In this episode, we examine the controversy around Dr. Robert Winchester.

Today’s host is Gagan Singh, a third-year Biological Sciences major from Modesto, California. When not doing schoolwork, he enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and spending time in nature with his friends.