Podcasts and Shows


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Unfold is a podcast that breaks down complicated problems and investigates the efforts to solve them. Each season takes a deep dive into a different topic, including food, climate change, health and curiosity-driven innovation at UC Davis. Episodes offer sound-rich scenes, reporting from the field and interviews with leading researchers, scientists and scholars.

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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.