From the Nominator
Unfold, is a podcast that “unfolds” some of the world’s most complicated problems and discusses solutions. In its first season, we speak with UC Davis researchers examining what it will take to sustainably feed an estimated two billion more people by 2050. With sound-rich scenes and narrative storytelling, each episode tackles often controversial topics such as gene-editing, GMOs, and whether Americans will need to shift their diets away from meat to feed more people and waste less. For those who can’t stomach such a feast of information on a such a serious topic, Unfold has a few more easily digestible and flavorful bonus episodes, or “bites” that pair well with wine and beer.
From the Judges
This podcast is exceptionally well done, indistinguishable from podcasts being produced by the big names in podcasting. The marketing mix among the social media platforms and website is tightly integrated and beautifully designed. The storytelling in the podcasts and the balance of airtime among the hosts and the UC Davis experts gives you a feel of being at a dinner party with fascinating and insightful individuals who bring you deep into a conversation that opens your perspective and makes you think. The music and ambient sounds provide both "visual" context to the story and also brief pauses to let the provocative ideas sink in.