18 episodes

Lauren DeLucca and Rachel Dispenza give you a variety show, music commentary, interviews, and more—all wrapped up in the bits and banter they've developed through years of a collaborative friendship that started with their band, Coping Skills.

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Lauren DeLucca and Rachel Dispenza give you a variety show, music commentary, interviews, and more—all wrapped up in the bits and banter they've developed through years of a collaborative friendship that started with their band, Coping Skills.

    2.10: Quitting Makes Me Angry (ft. Kathryn Edwards)

    2.10: Quitting Makes Me Angry (ft. Kathryn Edwards)

    Lauren and Rachel speak with Kathryn Edwards of DRKMTTR Collective and Donors about her beginning as a show booker, the cyclical challenges in running an all ages DIY-venue, and maintaining her unbridled resiliency. 


    DRKMTTR has been a hub for DIY shows in Nashville for years, and has operated out of its current location since 2019. While live music has ceased to exist for the majority of 2020, DRKMTTR and the volunteers who run it remain a shining example of how spaces like that can still be used to serve their community. During the pandemic, they've offered up their venue for organizers and currently house the Nashville Free Store, where members of the community can openly share resources, with no one being turned away or questioned about their needs. Donate to help keep the store stocked, and subscribe to the DRKMTTR Patreon to help ensure DRKMTTR’s sustainability.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2.9: Do You Feel Good About It?

    2.9: Do You Feel Good About It?

    Rachel and Lauren dive into the origins of one of the oldest Coping Skills songs, I Don't Feel Good About This. They decode old journal entries for the lyrics, comb through early demos, and bring the song into the present with a special re-remix. 


    The Loveland Foundation aims to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color by funding therapy for Black women and girls. Consider donating to help in their mission to make therapy and counseling services accessible to those who need them. Also check out this article in Women’s Health Magazine that lists seven more organizations you can donate to that provide resources and funding for Black people who need assistance getting into, or paying for, necessary mental health treatment.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    2.8: I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt But I’m Not Afraid of Danger (ft. Marisa Dabice)

    2.8: I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt But I’m Not Afraid of Danger (ft. Marisa Dabice)

    Lauren and Rachel talk to Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy about creating a space to scream, the importance of collaboration, and the (sometimes) lonely life of being an activist. (Note: There is a little more noise than usual in parts of this episode due to technical difficulties from recording in a new space. Thanks for understanding!)


    The 10 year tax abatement in Philadelphia means that property owners do not have to pay property taxes for 10 years after they purchase new or existing buildings. Check out this Reclaim Philadelphia article about how ending the 10 year tax abatement, along with other bold progressive policy changes, can drastically mitigate the lasting effects of Covid-19 and improve the lives of working class Philadelphians.


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    2.7: The "Worst New Music" of Podcasts

    2.7: The "Worst New Music" of Podcasts

    Rachel and Lauren talk on the phone. That's it. That's the whole show.


    Vote Save America has state-by-state information on voter registration deadlines, absentee or mail-in ballot request deadlines, and whether your state requires a specific reason to get a mail-in ballot. If you’re concerned about your ballot getting lost in the mail, you can also deliver it directly to your local election office. Whether you will be voting by mail or in person, it is important to make a plan as soon as possible to ensure your vote is counted.


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    • 56 min
    2.6: Finish the Damn Thing

    2.6: Finish the Damn Thing

    Lauren and Rachel create the first new Coping Skills song in over two years, recording the process from old demo to completion along the way. 


    Throughout the pandemic, Bandcamp has designated the first Friday of every month to waive their revenue share of sales, including this Friday, August 7th. Support Black artists and other artists of color on those days in particular when it benefits artists the most. Artists we're fans of include Soul Glo, Proper, The Muslims, Orion Sun, Highnoon, serpentwithfeet, Woven In, and Shamir. Here is an incredible database of Black artists on Bandcamp, which is searchable by name, genre, and location.

    The National Independent Venue Organization is supporting the Save Our Stages Act to ensure that independent venues receive the financial assistance needed to reopen their doors when it is safe again. Contact your representatives through this link to demand that they pass Save Our Stages and protect the future of the live music industry. 


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    2.5: I Just Wanna Do A Kickflip

    2.5: I Just Wanna Do A Kickflip

    Rachel and Lauren drop into learning how to skateboard in your mid 20s, overcoming fear in creative pursuits, and redefining community.


    Indigenous communities have the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the United States, largely due to chronic structural and economic inequalities for Indigenous people, such as overcrowded housing, understaffed hospitals, lack of running water and limited internet access. Please visit this vast info drop by Frontline Medics, information on Indigenous Mutual Aid, and/or the Indigenous Pride LA home page to provide direct relief or mutual aid to these communities most affected. 


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    • 58 min

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