7 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. 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. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland).

    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
    E2: BASS PLAYER

    E2: BASS PLAYER

    Young Chelsea brings us back to the strange landscape of middle school and recounts how she discovered and fell in love with her favorite band and playing bass. Old Chelsea provides some much-needed advice about making and keeping friends.
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    • 39 min
    E1: STEAM

    E1: STEAM

    In this first episode, we travel back to the early 2000’s, get to know young Chelsea and experience first hand her struggles with anxiety, problems with being a girl, and why music is so important.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

nubourne ,

Love it!

I love these stories. It’s like small snippets of how I felt in HS, even tho I’m a dude. It’s amazing how some things I have long forgotten have come back as Chelsea tells her story.

TomKcello ,

Super relatable

Helping me work through some issues and fond memories from my own childhood

Sean@DadHatNews ,

Still my Favorite Podcast!

Loving this series. Keep it coming!

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