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:

* 2022 National Hometown Media Award, Alliance for Community Media

* 2022 San Francisco Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Award

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

Follow us on Instagram @timeout.radio and Facebook @TimeoutRadio


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

72. No Limits – The Calculus of Sports

Are you a basketball player and want to figure out the arc length of your shot? Are you a competitive runner who wants to determine how fast you can finish a race while conserving your energy? Do you want to make your baseball throw more efficient? Calculus is everywhere in sports and coaches and athletes can use it to gain an edge over their competition. Mathematician Dan Tancredi tells us how calculus helps us understand the world. Then visit Manhattan, one of the most densely populated places on Earth. It packs the National Museum of Mathematics, Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, the United Nations headquarters, and 150 subway stations into an area half the size of Disney World.

71. Kings Season Recap with the G-Man

Two years after his last appearance on Timeout radio, the G-Man returns to discuss the Sacramento Kings' 2022-23 season. Gary Gerould has been the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings for 38 years and is one of the NBA's longest tenured announcers. We discuss the key individuals who helped the Kings end the longest playoff drought in professional North American sports. We also talk about what offseason moves are necessary to solidify the Kings as championship contenders.

70. 50 Years of Hip Hop

Fifty years ago in an apartment in the South Bronx a teen DJ threw a back-to-school birthday party where he dropped electrifying breakbeats and hip hop was born. Since then, this grassroots musical revolution rapidly turned into a global social and cultural phenomenon. Hip hop scholar, Halifu Osumare, tells us about the roots and evolution of hip hop and its influence as a powerful genre that expresses the voice of youth. Then visit the South Bronx — home of the New York Yankees, an authentic Little Italy, the largest park in New York City, and the birthplace of hip hop.

69. Team Davis

If you pass by UC Davis’ Toomey Field on spring weekends you’ll see a team of athletes engrossed in practicing their sprints, jumps, and throws. They are the track and field members of Team Davis, the Special Olympics team for Yolo County. Hear how Special Olympics started as a backyard summer camp and grew into a global movement that changed attitudes about ability and inclusion. Robin Dewey tells us how Team Davis enriches the lives of children and adults with developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Then visit Chicago, home to the first Special Olympics. With its towering skyscrapers, deep dish pizzas, and loaded hotdogs, find out why the Windy City is not actually the windiest city in the U.S.

68. Chatting About Chatbots

Artificial Intelligence chatbots are computer programs that simulate human conversation through voice or text. Learn about the relatively short history of chatbots — from Eliza who simulated a therapist, to Watson who won the first prize of a million dollars on the quiz show Jeopardy, to Tay the teen who quickly turned offensive on Twitter. Our first guest, Chat GPT, tells us how it got so smart and if it can do my homework. Andy Jones from UC Davis' Academic Technology Services then shares how chatbots are rapidly changing the world of education. Travel to New Hampshire where the term "Artificial Intelligence" was coined. Find out why it is nicknamed The Granite State and go on a 6,200 foot high super windy hike that ends with apple cider doughnuts.

67. Fueling the Teen Athlete

If you’ve been listening to Timeout Radio for a while, you’ve probably picked up that we have a lot of episodes that focus on sports. Its time to look at what fuels athletes and because this show is for teens, we focus on nutrition for youth athletes. Sports nutrition expert Dr. Liz Applegate tells us about her top tips for teen athletes to reach peak performance, the scoop on protein shakes and energy drinks, and how chocolate can boost sports performance. Then visit Sweden, the first country in Europe to create national parks. Learn about Sweden's efforts to save the endangered Arctic fox and why dazzling northern lights fill the sky in the country's Arctic north.

66. All-Star Break with Jason Ross

I start my weekday mornings listening to “The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross"  before I head out to school. This episode features sports broadcaster and UC Davis graduate, Jason Ross. Jason is the program director at Sactown Sports 1140 KHTK and has worked in sports broadcasting for close to three decades. He has been broadcasting Sacramento Kings basketball since 1994, and connects with his radio and television audiences in a way that is relatable, likable, informative, and honest. Jason and I discuss this Sacramento Kings season through the NBA All-Star Break.

65. Keeping Tahoe Blue

Just two hours east of Davis in the Sierra Nevada mountains lies the largest alpine lake in North America. The transparent cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe are almost as pure as distilled water. However, over the past 50 years the lake has lost about one-third of its clarity. Meet Chris Joseph from Keep Tahoe Blue and learn about the many threats to the blueness of the lake and what we can do to keep it pristine and clear. Explore some of the clearest and bluest lakes around the world from New Zealand to Siberia. Then travel to Lake Tahoe to kayak in Emerald Bay, hike through Desolation Wilderness, meet a fish called Tessie, and help preserve the natural wonder of this sparkling azure Lake of the Sky.

64. College Radio

In a world saturated with online music apps and podcasts, college radio’s free spirit and eclectic programming cuts through the noise. There are more than 600 college radio stations in the United States and they play a critical role in giving airtime to emerging musicians and local broadcasters. Patrick Figueroa, sports director at KDVS 90.3 FM at the University of California Davis shares how the campus radio station teaches students broadcast production skills and provides its audience with diverse, noncommercial, and freeform radio. We then travel to Argentina — home of one of the oldest university radio station in the world, the highest and lowest points in the Southern Hemisphere, soccer legends Messi and Maradona, and a national sport called duck.

63. There’s a Stat for That

Numbers are everywhere in sports, both on and off the field. Team managers look at player stats to scout athletes, coaches use analytics to figure out play calls, and many athletes track their performance to fine-tune their skills. Statistics is used in fantasy leagues and sports betting to predict the outcome of a game. Chris Harden shares how he combines his love of sports, statistics, and computer science in his job as a sports data scientist at ESPN. Then visit the state of Connecticut, home to the oldest newspaper in the country, the first American dictionary, Mark Twain, hot lobster rolls, and a pizza called apizza!

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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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