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.

77. FC Davis' 2023 Season

Football Club Davis is a semi-professional soccer team founded in 2017 and based in Davis, California. FC Davis owner Adam Lewin returns to the show to recap an eventful 2023 season. We talk about the adversity that both the men's and women's teams faced this season and how the program will continue to grow for years to come. We also look ahead to next season, which sees the Lions joining the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) for the fall 2024 season.

76. Inside the 49ers with Cam Inman

I just returned from the 72nd annual California Scholastic Press Association workshop. This is a 2-week hands-on summer program for high school journalists taught by media professionals. We completed dozens of assignments that ranged from sports writing to a simulation of breaking news where we sprinted across campus close to midnight to interview sources! I learned from professional journalists who work in print, digital, TV, and audio media. One of the journalists I met there was Cam Inman who tells us about his journey to covering the San Francisco 49ers for the San Jose Mercury News, his advice to aspiring sports broadcasters, and what 49ers fans can expect this upcoming season.


75. It's Electric (Part 2)

Did you know that switching from a gasoline-powered car to an electric car can reduce your carbon footprint by half? There are over 10 million electric cars around the world and their numbers are increasing each year. Hear about the 200-year history of the electric car and what led to the decline and then the rise of electric vehicles. Alan Jenn shares how our society can move toward a future that has only plug-in electric vehicles. Then visit Norway, where you will find the highest number of electric cars per capita, fjords, wolverines, the Realm of The Polar Bears, the Midnight Sun, and the Polar Night.

74. UC Davis

Explore how a 5,300-acre University came to exist in the little farm town that was Davisville, California. Davis was designated as a University of California campus in 1959 and is now the largest campus in the University of California system. Find out how its mascot Gunrock got his name and why the campus has red London double deck buses. UC Davis chancellor Gary May tells us about his path to engineering, his humongous comic book collection, and his favorite Star Trek character. Then visit London where Big Ben's clock is still adjusted with an old penny and half the London Underground is actually above the ground.


73. It’s Electric! (Part 1)

There are millions of e-bikes on our roads. These are bicycles with an electric motor that you can activate to help with pedaling. Susan Handy tells us about environmental policy challenges that the road to sustainable transportation faces, how e-bikes influence travel, and how city planners can get people to drive less and use more e-bikes. Then visit Amsterdam, a city built on clay and supported by 11 million wooden poles. This Dutch city is home to 1.2 million bikes, 320 miles of bicycle lanes, 165 canals, a cat shelter on a houseboat, and stroopwafels.


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.

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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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