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Every week, your pen pals Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk respond to the letters you send them on topics ranging from free will to freeway etiquette, from mental health to manatees. Seek advice. Tell a story. Vent. Send a letter. It's your podcast, we just talk about it.

Pen Pals with Daniel & Rory Starburns Audio

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    • 4.9, 728 Ratings

Every week, your pen pals Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk respond to the letters you send them on topics ranging from free will to freeway etiquette, from mental health to manatees. Seek advice. Tell a story. Vent. Send a letter. It's your podcast, we just talk about it.

    RE: Gaslit By Family & Calamity Kim

    RE: Gaslit By Family & Calamity Kim

    Dear Pennies and Pallers,
    In the first letter this week, we hear the tale of a listener who feels gaslit by family members who hold different beliefs than him.
    Letter 2 brings us the story of "Calamity Kim," and raises the subject of special teachers we may have had.
    Plus: updates on the live show, birthday talk, a t-shirt announcement, Unsolved Mysteries, & more!
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 1 hr
    RE: A Miserable Rafting Trip

    RE: A Miserable Rafting Trip

    Dear Pennies and Pallers,
    This week we dive into a letter from a listener who recounts to us a miserable family rafting trip.
    Plus, we announce our very first live Zoom show!! Listen in for details on how to book a spot!
    We also delve into topics like: the movie "Palm Springs," the story of Rory's first Phish show, he movie "Angus," DVK planning Rory's bachelor party, 40th birthday party plans, and more!
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 59 min
    RE: Backup Careers, Memorable Dreams, & Parenting While on the Road

    RE: Backup Careers, Memorable Dreams, & Parenting While on the Road

    Dear Pennies & Pallers,
    In Letter 1, a listener is looking into new careers, and wants to know what Dan and Rory would be doing if they weren't doing comedy -- and also about their memorable dreams.
    For Letter 2: a listener has the opportunity of a lifetime to join a touring band. But he's about to bring a child into the world. How can he commit to both things?
    Plus: The Venn Diagram Tour / Overlap Tour, cookie talk, coffee talk, a house announcement, near-death experiences, Tom Cruise, Clorm & Niff, and something new at the end of the show!
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    RE: Road Trip Tips

    RE: Road Trip Tips

    Dear Pennies & Pallers,
    After a few weeks away, we're back!
    After spending some time catching up, we hop into some short letters that involve gift cards and a brand new calendar.
    Then we read a letter from a listener who's doing a cross country road trip and wants some suggestions on what route to take and what to see along the way.
    Plus we discuss: Tesla RVs, Rory's hatred of okra, go-to road trip food, and methods to game the hotel cookie system.
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 53 min
    RE: Out of Seeds, Birthday Cards, & Tripping

    RE: Out of Seeds, Birthday Cards, & Tripping

    Dear Pennies & Pallers,
    This week we bring you another episode from the Patreon archive!
    We read a few shorter letters, including an update from Chris, who had been sending us seeds for a long time. Plus some birthday cards! Then we get to a letter from Sarah, who has written to us before about her haunted house experience. 
    Sarah tells us how she's been able to turn a corner since her traumatic brain injury, helped by the use of psilocybin mushrooms, and how she drove over 150 miles to see Dan's show after not being able to drive long distances! We wish you well, Sarah!!
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 44 min
    RE: Dan's Arches, Educating Yourself, & Candy Talk

    RE: Dan's Arches, Educating Yourself, & Candy Talk

    Dear Pennies & Pallers,
    To start off the show, Dan has a message he'd like to share with you.
    Then we have a little something different in store -- instead of a regular episode, we are bringing you the Patreon Bonus Episodes from June!
    Do we ever get to any letters? ...You'll just have to listen to find out.
    Will we be back to regular episodes next week? We hope so! #subjecttochange
    Sincerely,
    Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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SkyDad2015 ,

Great Podcast

Like the Dukes of Hazzard, but with quick wit and heart-filled, thoughtful conversation instead of fast cars, and only a fraction of the racism. Hilarity often ensues. Check it out. #growtheshow

Vito Francesco ,

PLAIN ICE CREAM

Hey Y’all,
Here’s the recipe for PLAIN (not vanilla) ice cream. You could argue that it’s cream flavored ice cream but do you really want to split hairs like that during the qwar?
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
1/2tsp salt
Heat sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Pour into heavy cream with salt and whisk until incorporated.
Pour mixture into an ice cream spinner and mix for 30min-1hr depending on the machine then put in the freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream machine put your cream mix in the freezer until it’s very cold, then pour it in a mason jar with a tight lid. Put the mason jar in a bucket and fill it with ice. Sprinkle a liberal amount of salt on the ice and put your lid on the bucket. Kick the bucket around your yard for about an hour with your friends and family and in about a half hour to an hour you will have the closet thing to plain ice cream you can get with a bucket and a jar. I’m not joking this is a real recipe, I’ve made ice cream for the president (44th)
Love,
Francesco
Ps did y’all know there’s a book called the 80/20 principal? That’s getting to be a throwback at this point but my pallers will know what I mean. #80/20

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