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Roam Schooled is a show where I conduct in-depth, in-person investigations into topics chosen by a child (one of my 6-year-old twin daughters). We go out in our 1991 Winnebago and talk to people, in person. One question typically leads us to another question and away we go... It's a show about the pleasure of finding things out.

Roam Schooled is a show where I conduct in-depth, in-person investigations into topics chosen by a child (one of my 6-year-old twin daughters). We go out in our 1991 Winnebago and talk to people, in person. One question typically leads us to another question and away we go... It's a show about the pleasure of finding things out.
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Roam Schooled is a show where I conduct in-depth, in-person investigations into topics chosen by a child (one of my 6-year-old twin daughters). We go out in our 1991 Winnebago and talk to people, in person. One question typically leads us to another question and away we go... It's a show about the pleasure of finding things out.

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English


Episodes

Episode 12 Reaired: The Genie is Out of the Bottle

2/28/2018
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Don't be shocked or surprised, Roam Schoolers. The email came in yesterday: "On Friday evening, administrators were informed of threats made against the school on social media by a high school student. Police were immediately notified, and the student was questioned by police. Due to privacy laws and the fact that this is now a police matter, we cannot provide more specifics on this case. We can assure you that this incident is a clear violation of the district’s safety policies and the...

Duration:00:52:58

Episode 25: The Life of a Lie

2/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:56

Episode 23: Home Musonda

1/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:23

Episode 22: We Made Santa The Jerk

12/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:28:47

Episode 21: The Terrible Gift

12/6/2017
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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.

Duration:00:59:07

Episode 20: The Press VS The Prez PART 2

8/28/2017
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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.

Duration:00:45:55

Episode 19: The Press VS The Prez PART 1

8/10/2017
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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.

Duration:00:41:39

Episode 19 Preview

8/2/2017
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Duration:00:01:04

Episode 18: Turn of a Friendly Clown - Fear and Memory

7/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:25:50

Episode 17: Dukes of Hamburg

6/30/2017
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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 Kay, and hear from Theo Shouse on assignment.

Duration:01:00:15

Episode 16: What Kind of Bird Are You?

6/8/2017
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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?

Duration:00:45:41

Episode 15: The Smell of the Ballpark

5/13/2017
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Love at first sight: two strangers meet at a baseball game game and become best friends.

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 14: The Dog Who Walks With His Cats

5/1/2017
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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.

Duration:01:12:45

Episode 13: Reptiles Can't Train Genies

3/14/2017
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In a second episode about guns and the Second Amendment, we take unexpected turns, launching forward from the basic premise that the genie is out of the bottle. We go deep with two brothers who lost brothers, we go shooting, and we dive into the second amendment with eyes wide open to historical context and legal interpretation. It's not a show about statistics, but about using our higher brain functions to find solutions, middle ground, and a new way to look at the world of guns.

Duration:01:03:58

Episode 12: The Genie Is Out of the Bottle

2/13/2017
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Roam Schooled approaches the seemingly impossible, polarizing issue of guns, the Second Amendment, and gun control by reframing the questions, turning them upside down, looking deep, and looking wide for common ground. This episode contains some profanity, and also very well may change the way you view the issues being discussed.

Duration:00:51:27

Episode 11: Get Out of My Space

1/2/2017
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In this episode we wonder why it is SO annoying when someone gets in your space, and we find our answer after talking with Dr. Temple Grandin, professional cuddler Samantha Hess, author Courtenay Hameister, and a therapist friend. We also relive a small part of the election. Contains adult language.

Duration:01:04:09

Episode 10: Roam Springer Luddite

11/28/2016
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Episode 10: Roam Springer Luddite by Jim Brunberg

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 9: The Truth Shall Make Who Free?

10/26/2016
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"The Truth Shall Make Who Free?" is the first of our occasional updates on questions and characters we've met on the show. An ongoing mystery involving a prominent former CIA agent, a woman's search for her birth parents, and the truth about the asteroid that may or may not hit the earth (spoiler: it probably won't).

Duration:00:58:31

Episode 8: Hippie Muggle Jesus

9/20/2016
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(Special, feature length episode). Being an easy rider is not always easy. The hippie scene is more than our senses at first convey. Our intrepid conversant investigators spend a day with Wavy Gravy, some modern hippies, and unveil a piece written especially for Roam Schooled by original Merry Prankster and Ken Kesey co-author Ken Babbs.

Duration:01:18:10

Episode 7: Your Days Are Numbered

6/28/2016
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The girls turn seven in this episode. Seems like we spend a lot of time both contemplating the moment of our birth and pondering how we will die. Birthdays and End of Days are a running theme as we talk with an asteroid-hunter, an epidemiologist, and hear interesting stories about birth and near-death from those who have pondered it considerably more than we have (including Courtenay Hameister, Jeff Pehrson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Matt Zaffino, and Laura Gibson).

Duration:01:00:44