Podcasts and Shows


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Unfold is a UC Davis podcast about science, innovation and discovery, unfolded through storytelling. We make complex topics relatable and reveal answers to questions you’ve always been curious about. We tackle big picture problems too, like how we’re going to feed a growing population, adapt to climate change and improve the health of people, animals and the planet.

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The Backdrop

The Backdrop podcast is a monthly interview program featuring conversations with UC Davis scholars and researchers working in the social sciences, humanities, arts and culture. Hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson, the conversations feature new work and expertise on a trending topic in the news.


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Face to Face with Chancellor Gary May

Chancellor Gary S. May is used to being in the spotlight, and now he’s turning some attention on other Aggies making the world a better place. “I’m excited to be here talking with students, faculty and staff innovators about what they’re working on and how they’re making a difference in the real world.”

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That May Be the Chancellor

The power of UC Davis is more than what we accomplish; it is about the people who make it excellent. Join the Chancellor as he learns about those who help make this university such a special institution.

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UC Davis LIVE is a biweekly discussion in which experts from UC Davis answer questions about a major topic in the news. Hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson, for most of 2020 and 2021 the show has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Thursday Thoughts

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May tells all as he answers questions from students and community members every Thursday on Instagram.