Timeout Radio

The award-winning youth radio show and podcast, Timeout Radio, covers a range of topics of interest to teens. Broadcasting from Davis, California, the show has a mix of in-depth reporting, interviews, music, and a place of the week. Inquisitive teens interested in sports, travel, and learning about the world will enjoy getting to know host Rohan and his fascinating line-up of insightful guests.

All past episodes are archived forever below. Find Timeout Radio on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Timeout Radio is the winner of the:

* 2020 Youth Summit Pitch Contest Grant, Points of Light Foundation

* 2022 National Hometown Media Award, Alliance for Community Media

* 2022 & 2023 San Francisco Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Award

* 2023 John Drury National High School Radio Award

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Replays Tuesday 5-5:30pm, Friday 5:30-6pm, Saturday 8-8:30am
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

97. High School, Bye School

I just graduated from high school. On this episode of Timeout Radio we’ll look at high schools in the United States through the ages and milestones such as schools that accepted girls and struggles to abolish racial segregation. Hear about Da Vinci High School in Davis where I spent these formative years. Some of my classmates share their high school experiences and what they are looking forward to after graduation. Then visit Philadelphia, home to the first high school academy started by Ben Franklin back in 1751 and hear how it got its nickname, the City of Brotherly Love.  


96. Fair Play

There is a stark contrast in salaries of women and men in professional sports. Hear about the history of women’s sports and how women have been fighting for equality in athletics since the early days of modern organized sports. UC Berkeley women's history professor Bonnie Morris tells us about discrimination in sports and changes in our world that influenced the rise and spread of women's sports. Then visit Romania — home to the legend of Dracula, the highest population of brown bears in Europe, the oldest underground glacier in the world, and 310 Olympic medals.


95. Yes Coach!

Hear what makes a great coach in youth athletics and what aspiring coaches can do to help their young players develop to their full potential. Eric Moody and Philip Toy, coaches of my AYSO United Soccer team tell me about their coaching philosophy, what they enjoy most about coaching, and what to keep in mind when coaching young athletes. Then visit England, the birthplace of Association Football and the World Wide Web, and home to cliffs made of chalk and cheese chasing competitions.


94. Soccer Stories

Hear unforgettable and bizarre soccer stories that will make you shake your head in disbelief. From Diego Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" goal, to a defender who scored all 4 goals in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw, to a goalkeeper who diligently guarded his post even when the game was called off due to dense fog. Sports writer Evan Ream tells us about his book about the story of Sacramento Republic FC and his journey to writing soccer stories, starting from when he fell in love with soccer as a 14-year-old. Then visit Mexico City — home to an intense soccer culture, flying wrestlers, monumental murals, floating gardens, and a sinking cathedral.


93. Country Crossroads

Lyrics about driving your truck on a dirt road in your blue jeans and cowboy hat, with your dog by your side. Are these stereotypes of country music true? Hear how this musical genre began and evolved over two centuries influenced by immigrant groups and spread all over the world through radio and television. Glenda and Jesse Drew discuss their recently released film, Open Country, a documentary about the history and politics of country music. Then visit Nashville, home of the Grand Ole Opry—the world’s longest-running live music radio show.


92. UC Davis Basketball 2023-24 Season Recap

UC Davis basketball broadcaster Scott Marsh returns to the show to recap this past UC Davis basketball season which saw the Aggies fall short of a March Madness berth in the Big West Tournament against Long Beach State. We recap the ups and downs of a memorable season, and also discuss the career of Elijah Pepper, who leaves the program as one of the best to ever put on an Aggie uniform. We look ahead to the future of the Aggies, and what fans should expect for next season.


91. Post-Pandemic

Last year, more than three years after COVID-19 was designated as a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared an end to the global public health emergency. In the aftermath of the pandemic what is the new normal for teens and how can schools and youth athletics prepare for future pandemics? Pediatric infectious disease specialist Dean Blumberg shares what the pandemic taught us about how to support teens during future public health emergencies. Then visit Geneva, home to the World Health Organization, the birthplace of the World Wide Web, and a gigantic jet of water that you can see from the sky.

90. Gear Up for Bike Racing

On July 4th each year, packs of super-fast bicycles speed through downtown streets in the Davis Criterium. Hear how road racing got its start in 1868 in Paris to become a global sport that draws millions of spectators around the world. Heidi Verbeeck and Ray Spore, race team directors for the Davis Bike Club, tell us how their community of riders trains to stay physically and mentally fit. Then visit South Africa — home to the largest individually timed cycle race in the world, three capital cities, white rhinos, and blue wildebeest — and hear the story of its emergence from decades of racial segregation.


89. A Brief History of Soccer

The sport known as soccer in the United States is called football in England. But the word soccer is actually British in origin. British historian and UC Berkeley history professor James Vernon tells us how the game was shaped by colonialism and capitalism to became the most popular sport in the world, the reason for its delayed entry into the United States, and why soccer fan culture can get so intense. Then explore the country of Uruguay — home to the first FIFA World Cup, the world's longest national anthem, a seriously loaded Chivito sandwich, and a day of the month dedicated to eating Gnocchi.


88. Birding for Beginners

Birding is the hobby of observing birds in their natural habitats. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a rise in the popularity of birding and with it grew a booming birding ecotourism industry. This interest in avian adventures could raise more awareness about biodiversity conservation and help preserve endangered species and bird habitats. Zane Pickus and Bart Wickel from Yolo Audubon Society tell us about how beginners can get into birding and how to learn more about our feathered friends. Then travel to Ecuador, the closest country to space in the world, home to 1,600 species of birds, and a city where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere. 

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The topics you cover on this show are so interesting. I learn something new each time!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:08am

Love your choice of music! My favorite part of your show is the place of the week segment.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 4:19pm

Listening to your show right now--sounding good. Just a note to say welcome to the KDRT/DMA family, and I hope your participation brings you happiness!

Submitted by Autumn Labbe-Renault on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 5:13pm

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