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.

17. Happiness

'Just Because' is a group of students and parents who did something special for teens in Davis to brighten up their day during this challenging time of social isolation and distance learning. Natalie Ries and Neil Redenbaugh from 'Just Because' tell us just what they did. How do you rate your life on a scale of 0 to 10? Find out about the World Happiness Report and how people from over 150 countries rate their happiness and satisfaction with life. Our place of the week is Finland, which holds the title of the happiest country in the world. Not only is Finland dark and cold for much of the year, it also has the most number of heavy metal bands per capita. So why are its people so happy? You'll have to listen to find out.

16. Radio Plays

A radio drama or radio play is a dramatized audio performance that relies on dialogue, music and sound effects to help listeners imagine the characters and story. COVID-19 restrictions prevented the Davis High Drama Club from performing onstage, but they got creative and instead worked on a series of radio plays that Sophia Davis tells us about. In our world of smartphones and high speed internet it is hard to remember a time when wireless messages couldn’t even cross the Atlantic. Learn how radio broadcasts were invented and the difference between AM and FM radio. Visit Nova Scotia, Canada, where Marconi changed the world with the first transatlantic radio transmission.

15. Paleontology

Paleontology is the study of ancient life. It uses the sciences of biology, chemistry, math, geology, ecology, physics, and engineering to uncover the mysteries of evolution and life. In today’s show we meet Paleontologist Sara Thompson, who is a science educator and the volunteer coordinator at Explorit Science Center in Davis. Then we visit the Big Sky State - Montana -  and learn about badlands and Tufts-Love Rex.

14. Sports Broadcasting

Kevin Dexter, play-by-play commentator for the Long Island Nets, tells us about his career as a sports broadcaster. Learn about an intriguing experiment done during an NFL game in 1980 to find out if we really need sports broadcasters. Then take a quick trip to Long Island, New York, where Charles Lindbergh took off in 1927 on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight ever, and where the 4,500-pound great white shark that inspired the movie Jaws was caught.

13. Special Olympics

The motto of Team Davis is "Seeing the Ability in Disability". Meet Robin Dewey, the president and founder of Team Davis, a non-profit organization that enriches the lives of children and adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Then learn how the Special Olympics grew from a backyard summer camp to a global movement that has enhanced lives and changed attitudes about ability and inclusion. Travel to Chicago, where the first Special Olympics were held in 1968, and explore the city's evolution, sports teams and food. Find out what topping you should never put on your Chicago-style hot dog!

12. Computers and Map Making

Mapping apps on our phones give us access to huge amounts of geographic data literally on our fingertips. We learn how computers are used in geography and map making and talk to Sean Glantz, who teaches Computer Science at Da Vinci Charter Academy about why computer science education in schools is so important. And by the way, do you know what a "schoolie" is? Travel with us to Surfers Paradise, Australia to find out.

11. FC Davis

Meet Adam Lewin, the owner of Football Club Davis. FC Davis, formed in 2017, is a semi-pro soccer club based in Davis and is an expansion team of the National Premier Soccer League. Competing in the Golden Gate Conference, FC Davis is one of nearly 110 teams across the country playing in the world’s largest national league. In our travel segment we stay close to home and learn more about Davis, California, home to Timeout Radio and FC Davis.

10. Voting Rights

For many groups, voting rights were gained after decades of struggle and activism. In this election special we learn about the history of voting in the United States and travel to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Listen to find out which American presidents kept alligators at the White House! We talk to Da Vinci Junior High social studies teacher, Victor Lagunes, about voting, online teaching, and the San Francisco Giants.

9. Online Teaching During COVID

We talk to Mr. Wizard, English teacher at Da Vinci Junior High, about writing, theatre, and online teaching. Listen to find out how Mr. Wizard earned this nickname! Since we are social distancing our conversation, just like school, happens on Zoom. Then we catch up on what's been happening in the world of sports, and travel to Paris where we learn some surprising facts about the City of Light.

8. Sports Journalism

Evan Ream is a sports journalist in Davis who has coached junior high soccer, co-taught the journalism course at Da Vinci High, and helped advise the school's newspaper. Evan talks to us about being a sports journalist and what ignited his interest in soccer when he was 14 years old. We then travel to Ashland, Oregon where we taste some fizzy lithia mineral water from water fountains in the town square, and learn why water in different places tastes different.

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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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