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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 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. In Season 1 we made it through high school and now the story continues in Season 2 as we navigate another time of self-discovery and trying over and over to figure out how to be ourselves. Created, written, narrated, and produced by Chelsea Ursin. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland). Brought to you by SPLAT Rebellious Hair Color

"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 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. In Season 1 we made it through high school and now the story continues in Season 2 as we navigate another time of self-discovery and trying over and over to figure out how to be ourselves. Created, written, narrated, and produced by Chelsea Ursin. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland). Brought to you by SPLAT Rebellious Hair Color

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United States

Description:

"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 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. In Season 1 we made it through high school and now the story continues in Season 2 as we navigate another time of self-discovery and trying over and over to figure out how to be ourselves. Created, written, narrated, and produced by Chelsea Ursin. Executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland). Brought to you by SPLAT Rebellious Hair Color

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing 27 Club Season 3

4/15/2021
Listen to Season 3 of the 27 Club to hear the wild details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Janis Joplin. From her roots as a bullied and ostracized teenager to her stunning rise to international superstardom, the story of Janis Joplin’s short life still resonates today, more than 50 years after her death. You'll hear about her wild adventures from Texas to San Francisco and beyond, her involvement with the Hell's Angels, fellow 27 Club members Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison,...

Duration:00:03:43

E26: NERD CAMP - FEAT. AMY HOFFMAN OF FUTURE TEENS

4/14/2021
Amy Hoffman of the band Future Teens has a transformative high school summer at an academic camp in Missouri. When a teacher encourages the students to find their calling, Amy realizes their calling is playing emo rock just like their favorite bands - Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything and The Rocket Summer. Away from the pressures of family for the first time, Amy gets up the nerve to perform a song in front of the whole camp and starts to feel like their true self. Check out Future Teens and...

Duration:00:35:02

E25: PRELUDE

4/7/2021
Chelsea tells us the origin story of Dear Young Rocker and makes the case for creating the work you want to, rather than waiting for someone else to hand you the keys to the life you dream of. This will be the last episode of DYR devoted to Chelsea's story. Season three will continue as a series of heartfelt personal letters written by musicians to their own young rocker selves about their own musical beginnings. For more, check out dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on...

Duration:00:41:57

Dear Young Rocker Season 3 Trailer

3/31/2021
Dear Young Rocker Season 3 launches April 7th, 2021. Tune in for a music-themed audio memoir podcast where musicians tell the stories of their teenage struggles and triumphs and how they became the artists and people they are today. On each episode of Dear Young Rocker, host Chelsea Ursin introduces a rising musical guest star who reads a heartfelt story about their teenage life and a letter to their younger self full of the advice they wish someone could have given them back then. In...

Duration:00:03:40

Angie and David Bowie: The Prettiest Star

11/30/2020
In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing to the Number #1 spot in the UK charts. While their marriage a year later was one of convenience...

Duration:00:25:19

Introducing: About A Girl

11/23/2020
About A Girl is a new podcast about the influential women behind the musical legends - women who inspired, supported, and challenged icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Bob Marley on their way to greatness. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres November 30th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:03:29

E24: PURPOSE

11/4/2020
In the season two finale of Dear Young Rocker, Chelsea feels an intense desire to make noise and tell stories. For the first time she fronts her own band. By writing her own songs and stepping up to the microphone, she starts to feel that she’s living her purpose. The final piece of the puzzle is writing her memoir and discovering the power of talking to her younger self. For more: check out dearyoungrocker.com and @dearyoungrocker on Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:49:46

E23: SWEDEN

10/28/2020
This episode of Dear Young Rocker finds our heroine in Scandinavia for the summer to volunteer at another rock camp. Being so far from home is certainly different, but people are the same everywhere. Chelsea learns what it’s like to be really, really on her own for the first time. It’s both freeing and scary, and she learns that no matter where you go, you’re still you. For more: check out dearyoungrocker.com and @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:46:18

E22: ROCK CAMP PART 2

10/21/2020
The story of the young band at rock camp continues. Chelsea helps them finish their new song and get ready to perform. In the process she realizes she might actually be what’s blocking their progress. The concert goes well … mostly. An unexpected attendee punctures the safe bubble of rock camp and leaves Chelsea feeling like she’s taken a step backwards. To learn more about Girls Rock Camp visit: http://www.girlsrockcampfoundation.org/ . Also be sure to check out dearyoungrocker.com and...

Duration:00:56:08

E21: ROCK CAMP PART 1

10/14/2020
Chelsea has a transformative experience as a mentor and music teacher at a week of Girls Rock Camp. Her band of high schoolers causes her to feel protective and to show up for them in ways she didn’t think she could. There is a challenge, though, with the vocalist of her band - a shy kid who reminds her of herself and seems like she might not be able to work up the courage to sing before the big performance at the end of the week. How do you give someone else self-confidence? To learn more...

Duration:00:51:24

E20: CRAIGSLIST

10/7/2020
In this installment, Chelsea deals with a lot of change at once. The confusion and pain of her first major heartbreak is followed by an ambivalent graduation from college. But she experiences some good change too, and it all starts with a Craigslist ad. Older Chelsea’s advice centers on bands, moms, and what it means to be wild - but fragile. For more visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:39:45

E19: DESTINY

9/30/2020
Chelsea experiences what feels like destiny when she runs into a crush in the most romantic way possible. An intense relationship develops between the pair, who happen to have a large age difference between them. The new boyfriend makes it clear that for Chelsea, playing music still won’t be on the table in the near future. For more visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:46:02

E18: THE ISLAND

9/23/2020
Sometimes running away from your problems is actually the right thing to do. Chelsea spends a summer living on the beach on Martha’s Vineyard in a cottage with no TV, internet, or cell service. She gets an inside look at how the other half lives by becoming a maid for billionaires in their summer homes and parties with their kids at night. Part healing journey and part distraction, it’s both a summer to remember and a way to forget the controlling influences she escaped. For more visit...

Duration:00:46:45

E17: WRITER

9/16/2020
Chelsea meets a friend in German class and struggles to live up to her new self-imposed expectations as a writer. She lets music fall by the wayside but uses her creativity to instead plan an escape from a lingering toxic relationship. This week’s advice letter focuses on taking pressure off of yourself in order to reach your full potential as a creator. For more, visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:41:59

E16: GUITAR CENTER

9/9/2020
A teacher takes an interest in Chelsea and gives her some feedback that rocks her world. She also does some jamming: by herself, with a new potential band, and with her friend at the world headquarters of noodling - Guitar Center. Old Chelsea doles out some advice about making it through the ‘boring parts’ of life. For more visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:42:03

E15: TRUE SELF

9/2/2020
With no music in her life for the foreseeable future, Chelsea has found a way to fill the hole in her life by getting more deeply involved with the yoga classes she’s been attending. She has a life altering emotional experience at an intensive workshop, but upon reflection realizes how scary it really was. For more, visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Duration:00:45:42

E14: NO MORE JAZZ

8/26/2020
Choosing a major, or sticking with one, can be pretty stressful. Chelsea decides to take a break from thinking about it and joins a new yoga class instead. She feels great for the first time in a while, and more importantly, feels like she knows exactly where she wants to be for once. Older Chelsea reminds her again that there is no perfect choice and that the belief in one existing is what’s causing her existential dread in the first place. For more, visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow...

Duration:00:44:46

E13: STUDIO TIME

8/26/2020
In the Season 2 premiere of Dear Young Rocker, we find young Chelsea where we left her - in college as a sound recording technology major. She falls in love with editing tape but starts getting distracted by self-comparison and ‘extra-curricular activities.’ She wants to make only perfect choices, but older Chelsea lets her know that’s just not realistic. For more visit dearyoungrocker.com and follow @dearyoungrocker on instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:00:40:53

Dear Young Rocker Season 2 Trailer

8/19/2020
Dear Young Rocker Season 2 launches August 26th, 2020. Tune in for a raw, honest, and strange story about finding yourself in your early 20's and a life-long relationship with music, along with some heartfelt advice along the way. This season will pick up right where Season 1 left off; Chelsea is in college trying to find her place in the world and figuring out what role music will play in her life. Make sure you're all caught up on season 1 available now from Double Elvis Productions and...

Duration:00:02:24

Blood on the Tracks Trailer

8/12/2020
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like...

Duration:00:03:58