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LET'S GO FIND OUT

 

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 Life of a Lie

EPISODE 25
We remember the lies we tell. Sometimes they stick with us for a lifetime. For guest Cheryl Strayed, lies were among the baggage that blocked her happiness until a long backpacking trip afforded her the strength to bring them in to roost somewhere healthy. “Why do we lie” was the initial question. More reasons that you might have thought.  


To Serve Man?

EPISODE 24

We asked hundreds of people about how they encounter the animals they may (or may not) eat. So many conversations, all over the map. We chose these two: A farmer and a meat thinker. Meet Kyrie Eppley and Camas Davis. And be prepared for an "outside" discussion on some of the issue, both ancient and future, around one of our main sources of food: our animals.


Home Musonda

EPISODE 23

In our Roams, we've met some people with widely varying concepts of home. Some, like Musonda, have taken an incredible journey to get there. The twists and turns in his story are, well, amazing.


We Made Santa The Jerk

EPISODE 22

In this episode we unpack some of the parcels Santa might not want us to consider, including a conversation with the creator of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” AND a rapper in Northern Canada who actually got run over by Rudolph.  Not your run of the mill holiday special.

Grandma Got Run Over Live at the Bluebird

Cary Rapping


THE TERRIBLE GIFT

EPISODE 21

 

In this episode we take back “giving” - a term awash with holiday smarm. We dive deep into the nuance and complications of gifts and explore the nature of generosity with some listener stories and a case study: the altruistic kidney donor. You’ll never give a gift the same way again.

 

THE PRESS VS THE PREz

PART 2 EPISODE 20

We continue our look at the real relationship between the Fourth Estate and the People in PART 2.  We interview a public figure (Governor Kate Brown), we go behind the scenes at the New York Times The Daily (Lisa Tobin, Podcast Creator), talk to an Advance Press Lead for the HRC campaign (Natalie Sept, who basically INVENTED SHEETCAKING), and speak with Floyd Abrams, one of the great legal minds of our time, about the 1st Amendment.


THE PRESS VS THE PREz

PART 1 EPISODE 19

We go deep into the relationship between the Prez and the Fourth Estate, spending time with two world-renowned journalists who share one common experience: being publicly scorned by a sitting president. We go behind the scenes with The New York Times' The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and hear the story of Frank Snepp, who gave up everything in pursuit of getting the truth out there in 1975.

 

The Turn of a Friendly Clown: 
Fear and Memory

EPISODE 18

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

EPISODE 17

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?

EPISODE 16

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

EPISODE 15

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

 

THE DOG WHO WALKS WITH HIS CATS

EPISODE 14


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.

ROAM SCHOOLED

Real conversations and connections, revelations through grownup investigations driven by a child's sense of wonder.

Roam Schooled starts with a question, usually by one of my eight-year old daughters, Vern and Dana. Often it's a difficult question, one that drives conversations into unexplored territory. Often it's a controversial topic, but we strive to find the common ground. There are plenty of shows that highlight the polar extremes. 

We find the most satisfying, fascinating discovery in the connection between people you wouldn't assume were connected. 

Roam Schooled began in 2015 when I realized we were spending too much time at home on the laptop and other devices. We live in the Pacific Northwest, but answers are anywhere and everywhere you dream to look. So we travel and talk to people—in person.

We've met thousands of people whose stories need telling. So in addition to the show itself, Roam Schooled began producing video and audio for nonprofits and individuals who needed a voice. We emphasize accessibility and show people how to tell their own story so that people will hear and see.

This isn’t a kids’ show. It’s for anyone with a desire to explore.

Let's Go Find Out.

 

THE EXPLORERS

JIM BRUNBERG
Host/Producer/Musician

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.

LET’S FIND OUT TOGETHER

 

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