ROAM SCHOOLED is a program about what happens when a father and his twin daughters put away their devices and go in search of answers.  



Explore at any
age with curiosity. Roam with a badge.


The Turn of a Friendly Clown: 
Fear and Memory


In this episode we start with the basic question of WHAT scares us, what exactly fear IS, and what our bodies do when we’re experiencing fear.  Several surprising revelations later, we are staring into the core of what memory is, and how we control our own thoughts, memories, and fears.

The Dukes of Hamburg


Flags: more complicated than we thought. Roam Schooled explores how God entered the pledge, flags, and currency.  Special guests TBTL’s Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh think back to Pledge-related ponderings, we speak to world renowned vexillologist Ted Kaye, and hear from Theo Shouse on assignment.


What Kind of Bird are You?


Dana asks “what happens to Pets owned by people who can't take care of them?” Dad goes in search of the answer with Special Officer Ulli Neitch. What kinds of human animals will they encounter? 

A special thanks to Portland Animal Welfare (PAW)


THE smell of
the ballpark


Love at first sight: two strangers meet at a baseball
game and become best friends.




Episode 14 is one for our pets (it's the first of three episodes about animals).The deeper you go, the more interesting it gets when you talk to people who deal with the intricacies of pet issues on a day-to-day basis. Here spend time with a scientist who trains cats, a woman who helped eradicate dog and cat overpopulation, and an animal communicator. We try to get into the minds of the animals and in doing so take an unexpected plunge into our own psychology.


Grownup investigations with a child's sense of wonder.

Roam Schooled is a show about the pleasure of finding things out. It starts with a question, usually by one of my seven-year old daughters, Vern and Dana. I’m Jim Brunberg, a musician, producer and sound engineer. 

Roam Schooled began a year ago, when I realized we were spending too much time at home on the laptop and other devices. We live in Portland, Oregon, but answers are anywhere and everywhere you dream to look. So we put our 1991 Winnebago to use, to go and talk to people—in person. One question typically led us to another, and away we went.

We began to hit the road on days off from school, on weekends and during the summer. The girls ask a lot of questions. Out in the world, we encountered all sorts of people to help find the answers. 

The kids’ perspective catapults the subject matter from place to place, but this isn’t a kids’ show. It’s for anyone with a desire to explore.

Our motto is, Let's Go Find Out.




Jim makes radio in Portland, Oregon. He has produced Live Wire Radio (PRI) since its inception 13 years ago, is a music producer, engineer and the founder of two Portland’s favorite performance venues (Mississippi Studios and Revolution Hall). Two decades as a touring musician instilled in Jim a love of adventure and a good road trip.

In 2009, his twin girls Dana and Veronica were born. Their evolving curiosities, along with his passion for stories and soundscapes, led him to create something new: Roam Schooled. 

Veronica and Dana are 8 year old twins. They are in second grade. When they are not choreographing dances in their living room, creating artwork from the recycling bin or out in nature with their dad, they are probably making up stories or building a suspension bridge out of Q-tips with a hot glue gun.



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