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Roam

Roam

By James Finazzo
Roam captures unique audio snapshots of the cities, trails, and shores that surround us. Each episode paints a tranquil scene — no talking, no interviews, just the sounds of the world and periodic ambient music. Best enjoyed when you need to focus, relax, or escape and embark on a quiet journey.
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Superior Shores: Calm Waters IV
As you bid a fond farewell to Superior, visit the light waves of Calm Waters one last time.This episode features: Oxalis 1 (Excerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
March 19, 2021
Superior Shores: Forest Cathedral II
Return to the stillness of the Forest Cathedral one more time.This episode features: Substrate (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
March 12, 2021
Superior Shores: The Storm III
The storm finally relents, but not before letting loose spectacular displays of thunder.This episode features: Homage (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
March 05, 2021
Superior Shores: Spirited Waves III
Constant waves wash up on Lake Superior's shore in the final episode of Spirited Waves.This episode features: Day/Dream (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
February 26, 2021
Superior Shores: Calm Waters III
Waves lap lazily onto the smooth stones of Superior's lakeshore in the penultimate episode of Calm Waters.This episode features: At Sunrise (Excerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
February 19, 2021
Superior Shores: The Storm II
As the storm continues, the wind picks up and the thunder rolls in. This episode features: Above The Rain (Excerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
February 12, 2021
Superior Shores: Spirited Waves II
The cresting waves continue to batter the rocky shore of Lake Superior in Spirited Waves II.This episode features: Yesterday (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
February 05, 2021
Superior Shores: Forest Cathedral I
The giant white pines towering above the winding trails of Superior's Forest Cathedral house a stillness that's difficult to find elsewhere.This episode features: Apoapsis (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
January 29, 2021
Superior Shores: Calm Waters II
As the day begins to wane into evening, the tranquil scene continues in the second act of Calm Waters.This episode features: Apoapsis (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
January 22, 2021
Superior Shores: The Storm I
Thunder heralds the beginning of the storm. Lake Superior displays a portion of its power. This episode features: Nakaii (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
January 15, 2021
Superior Shores: Spirited Waves I
The tireless surf breaking upon the rocky shore of Spirited Waves reminds us that Lake Superior is full of life and energy.This episode features: Zed (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
January 08, 2021
Superior Shores: Calm Waters I
The gentle lapping waves and occasional bird calls of Calm Waters showcase Superior's serene beauty on a quiet autumn day. This episode features: Pulse Code Modulation (Exerpt) by Alex Bainter / CC BY Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie  Artwork by Shannon Finazzo  Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near its rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur.  If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.  To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
30:35
January 01, 2021
Roam: Superior Shores Trailer
Roam: Superior Shores is a love letter to the beautiful, cold, and mysterious Lake Superior. All of season two was recorded near it's rocky shores with the goal of capturing even a taste of it's enchanting grandeur. Music this season by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com. To celebrate the launch of Superior Shores, we've had some stickers made up featuring Shannon's new logo art. If you'd like a few, please drop us a line at jimmy@roampodcast.com
00:45
December 27, 2020
On the boardwalk by the dam
Foreground: Wildlife in the woods surrounding a dam. Background: People on the boardwalk, and water rushing through the dam some ways away. Music: Awash by Alex Bainter, I Am Running a Marathon with Thousands of Other Highly Qualified People Who Are All Trying to Defeat Me by Chris Zabriskie Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
May 05, 2020
Hustle and bustle at the nature center
Foreground: A small waterfall babbling. Background: Families enjoying a day at the nature center. Music: Documentary Films by Alex Bainter, The Sun Is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow by Chris Zabriskie Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
April 20, 2020
Spring approaches the neighborhood
A note to our listeners: I am so pleased to bring you episode 10 of Roam, and I hope that these short windows into the world around us provide you with a modicum of joy during these trying times. Stay safe. Foreground: The local birds making a scene. Background: People and cars going about their business. Music: Homage by Alex Bainter, I Should Have Been More Human by Chris Zabriskie Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
April 06, 2020
An unexpected piano
This bonus episode, in my opinion, contains some of the most beautiful audio I've captured for the podcast so far. I wanted to capture the sounds of a city lobby, but shortly after I started recording, I ended up being treated to an unexpected impromptu performance from a public piano on the other side of the building. The result is a beautiful mix of unexpected music and people milling about, having conversation. Foreground: People in a public building. Background: An unexpected piano practice session. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
15:00
March 23, 2020
Light rain in the backyard
Foreground: A light drizzle. Background: Neighborhood cars passing by. Music: Western Medicine by Alex Bainter, Land on the Golden Gate by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
March 23, 2020
Windy day in the treehouse
Foreground: The wind blowing through the treehouse. Background: Tall grass swaying in the breeze and the local birds. Music: Take Off and Shoot a Zero by Chris Zabriskie, At Sunrise by Alex Bainter Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
March 09, 2020
Box fan running in the night
Foreground: A fan's constant din. Background: The furnace running to keep the house warm. Music: Little Bells by Alex Bainter, We Were Never Meant To Live Here by Chris Zabriskie Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
February 24, 2020
Downtown autumn evening
Foreground: Evening city traffic.  Background: A few city-dwelling crickets.  Music: Drones II by Alex Bainter, Stories About the World That Once Was by Chris Zabriskie Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
February 10, 2020
Foggy night at the beach
Foreground: Waves crashing on the beach.Background: The silence of a foggy winter night.Music: Above the Rain by Alex Bainter, That Hopeful Future Is All I've Ever Known by Chris ZabriskieRoam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
January 27, 2020
A quiet winter day at the park
A bonus (short) episode of Roam using audio from the cutting room floor. Enjoy! Foreground: A couple of lonely birds. Background: Traffic in the distance. Music: Transmission by Alex Bainter, What True Self? Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
15:00
January 20, 2020
Cold winter night by the fireplace
Foreground: The fire, flickering and crackling. Background: The odd car passing by and a train off in the distance. Music: Day/Dream by Alex Bainter, Your Mother’s Daughter by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. Artwork by Shannon Finazzo If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
January 13, 2020
A rainy evening at the window
Foreground: A waning rain shower. Background: The occasional driver braving the showers. Music: Substrate by Alex Bainter, Remember Trees by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
January 01, 2020
Late summer evening in the backyard
Foreground: Crickets heralding the arrival of night. Background: Occasional cars passing by. Music: Apoapsis by Alex Bainter, Cylinder Five by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
January 01, 2020
Autumn morning at a city park
Foreground: Songbirds singing to start the day. Background: The din of traffic on a far off road, and the occasional cyclist passing by. Music: Nakaii by Alex Bainter, Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie. Roam is produced by Jimmy Finazzo, with music by Alex Bainter & Chris Zabriskie. If you’d like to learn more about the show, visit us at roampodcast.com.
30:35
January 01, 2020
Roam Trailer
A brief introduction to Roam. Recorded on a winter day at a city park.
03:00
December 27, 2019