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

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

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.


The enthusiastic and prolonged goal call that goes on for a few seconds whenever a player scores is a fun part of watching soccer, especially if you’re watching Spanish or Portuguese-language commentators. Find out how play-by-play broadcasters develop their unique styles, build gripping storylines, and hold their audience's interest. Will Wyman, play-by-play announcer for UC Davis soccer on ESPN+ tells us about his path to sports broadcasting. Then visit Portugal—the oldest country in the world, and home to 500 miles of surfing coastline, piri piri sauce, and the first explorer to circle the earth.

86. Into the Urban Wild

Walking in quiet urban settings with shade and greenery improves mood and reduces stress. Hear about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and how we can protect our urban nature preserves. Felicia Wang, restoration biologist at the 130-acre Cache Creek Nature Preserve, tells us how it was restored from a gravel mine, why native plants and cultural burns help our local ecology, and how you can sign up for their internships and public education programs. Then travel to Arizona, the Grand Canyon State — home to the largest urban preserve in the country, sky islands, towering 100-year-old saguaro cacti, and a remote area where mules still deliver mail.

85. Youth Soccer Scores

The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) was a grassroots movement that got its start in California 60 years ago. Hear how it helped overcome lack of awareness and even prejudice about soccer in the United States, how it grew from 125 players into one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the country, and why orange slices were first passed out to players. Sam Conselman, longtime soccer player and Davis AYSO's registrar tells us how the organization gives kids a chance to experience the beautiful game of soccer. Then visit Torrance, the birthplace of AYSO, home to the 2nd largest Japanese population in the country, and check out its Pacific shoreline and 43-acre Madrona Marsh.

84. UC Davis Football 2023 Season Recap

UC Davis football color analyst Scott Gordon returns to the show to recap a rollercoaster 2023 season which saw the Aggies finish with a 7-4 record (5-3 in the Big Sky Conference), but not good enough for an FCS Playoff bid. We discuss the controversy of the Ags not being selected in the 24-team playoff field by the FCS committee over certain teams for the second year in a row. We also look ahead to next season, with key offensive players Lan Larison and Miles Hastings leading the charge, and how the Aggies can start off faster in 2024.

83. Running on Empty

Soccer demands a lot from your body. Hear about soccer pre-game routines such as the FIFA 11+ Dynamic Warmup which is easy to learn, takes only 20 minutes, and increases motor control and strength. Drs. Tammy Ng and Jake Petersen share ways to eat and hydrate for peak game day performance, how to handle eating for early morning practices when your stomach is still trying to wake up, and why athletes shouldn't wait until they are thirsty to drink water. Then visit Zurich, the Swiss city that is home to the FIFA Museum, Albert Einstein's alma mater, 1200 public drinking fountains, and the largest techno street party in Europe.

82. Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies have been quite the phenomenon for decades. Find out why people are so fascinated with these ghoulish walking corpses and how their origin goes back to Creole traditions and religious customs brought to Haiti by enslaved people from West Africa. Maria Contreras Tebutt from the Bike Campaign tells us about the zombie apocalypse that rolls into Davis over Halloween weekend — the Zombie Bike Parade. Then travel to Haiti, the land of the mountains and home to the legend of the zombie, vodou, rhinoceros iguana, and djon-djon.

81. Why Pickleball is a Smash Hit

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. It does not involve any actual pickles and the goal is to hit a lightweight perforated ball back and forth with paddles over a low net, avoid "the kitchen", hit a "flapjack" when needed, and not get "pickled". Hear how pickleball got its start during a lazy summer 60 years ago, how it got its quirky name, and what led to its rapid spread over the last few years. Then visit the state of Washington, the birthplace of pickleball — and home to geoduck (which is not a duck), Hoopfest, gourmet coffee, volcanic peaks and glaciers, whales, and a legendary music scene.

80. Big Red Bus

The Unitrans vintage red London double decker bus is a familiar sight in the city of Davis. It was a big thrill riding on the top deck of that bus as a little kid! Learn about how public transit started in 1826 as an Omnibus that shuttled people to a public bath. Jeff Flynn, general manager of Unitrans, shares how this student-operated bus service logs over 1 million miles a year and carries over 22,000 passengers each day. Then travel to India — home to 92,000 animal species, the wettest inhabited place on earth, a Guinness world record holding bus fleet, a 42,000-mile rail network, and cricket matches that draw 100 million viewers each.

79. Zero Waste Game Day

Athletic events across the United States generate more than 40 million pounds of trash each year. Hear about my internship last season with FC Davis where I worked on ways to get the football club to Zero Waste home games. Jennifer Gilbert, Conservation Coordinator for the City of Davis, tells us about how event planners and each of us can do a better job at reducing what goes into the landfill at events. Then visit Germany which has one of the highest recycling rates in the world, highways with no speed limit, and the highest fan attendance in the world at its professional league soccer games.


78. UC Davis Football 2023 Season Preview

Sports broadcaster Scott Marsh returns to Timeout Radio to preview the upcoming UC Davis football season set to kick off on August 31st as the Aggies head to Dallas to take on the Texas A&M Commerce Lions. We go into depth about the expectations for the Aggies this season, the difficulty of their schedule, new positional changes on the team, and what Aggies fans should be on the lookout for. Scott is the play-by-play voice for Aggie football and was on episode 55 last year where he shared his journey as a sports broadcaster, from his start at UC Davis’ student-run radio station KDVS to his current job at SacTownSports 1140 AM KHTK.

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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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