9 episodes

This is a story for the weirdos, the loners, the ugly ducklings. Dear Young Rocker is a raw, music-oriented, audio memoir. In this scripted, narrative podcast, listeners both laugh and empathize as our protagonist Chelsea struggles to feel cool enough to exist and finds a home in music. It's also a series of letters of from older Chelsea to her younger self, reminding us all that as alone as we may have felt at that age, there's so many others out there who've felt just like us. Created, written, narrated, and produced by Chelsea Ursin. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland).

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This is a story for the weirdos, the loners, the ugly ducklings. Dear Young Rocker is a raw, music-oriented, audio memoir. In this scripted, narrative podcast, listeners both laugh and empathize as our protagonist Chelsea struggles to feel cool enough to exist and finds a home in music. It's also a series of letters of from older Chelsea to her younger self, reminding us all that as alone as we may have felt at that age, there's so many others out there who've felt just like us. Created, written, narrated, and produced by Chelsea Ursin. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland).

    E8: GRADUATION

    E8: GRADUATION

    Senior year and graduation is cracked up to be the pinnacle of high school, but Chelsea isn't feeling much school spirit. She just wants out, and is looking forward to college but her cello teacher doesn't think music school is for her. She makes a painful decision to give up what she loves most. Without music, life is even more confusing and scary but older Chelsea reassures her that high school isn't everything and that she has so much life left to live and time to be happy. 
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    • 46 min
    E7: ACHE

    E7: ACHE

    Junior year of high school is usually the time when kids have hit their stride and have found their crew. But things are still pretty complicated for young Chelsea. She's dealing with the urges of others and herself. The only thing keeping her grounded is the music. But is it enough?
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    • 40 min
    E6: BREAKING UP

    E6: BREAKING UP

    Tensions in the band have been high. Young Chelsea makes some mistakes and tries to do her best to hold things together to keep the music going. Older Chelsea tells her to remember that when anxiety speeds you up that you must slow yourself down.
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    • 43 min
    E5: KISS

    E5: KISS

    A trip to the local fair for young Chelsea and her band ends up a little more eventful than she had planned for. Like with any group of high school friends, things can get sticky in a band when relationships form. Older Chelsea explains the power of saying "no thank you."
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    • 41 min
    E4: BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    E4: BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    Chelsea's long held dream comes true as she experiences the rush of joining her first band and playing her first live rock show. Everything seems to finally be lining up. Even a surprise appearance by the cop's can't get her down. Older Chelsea explains the difference between the right way and the wrong way to build one's self-esteem.
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    • 35 min
    E3: CLAW MARKS AND BLOOD

    E3: CLAW MARKS AND BLOOD

    In this installment of the story young Chelsea goes to her first big show (Green Day), attends a band practice for the first time, although not in the way she anticipated, and searches the internet for people who feel like she does about music.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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I love it!!

This podcast is perfect for me! From dealing with adolescence to finding a safe space within music, it helps me deal with my own problems and makes me feel less alone!

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