Dear Young Rocker

"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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E22: ROCK CAMP PART 2
The story of the young band at rock camp continues.
52 min
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E21: ROCK CAMP PART 1
Chelsea has a transformative experience as a mentor and music teacher at a week of Girls Rock Camp.
48 min
3
E20: CRAIGSLIST
Chelsea deals with a lot of changes all at once, including some good change that starts with a Craigslist ad.
36 min
4
E19: DESTINY
Chelsea experiences what feels like destiny when she runs into a crush in the most romantic way possible.
42 min
5
E18: THE ISLAND
Sometimes running away from your problems is actually the right thing to do.
43 min
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E17: WRITER
Chelsea meets a friend in German class and struggles to live up to her own expectations as a writer.
38 min
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E16: GUITAR CENTER
A teacher takes an interest in Chelsea and gives her some feedback that rocks her world.
36 min
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E15: TRUE SELF
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 yoga.
41 min
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E14: NO MORE JAZZ
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.
40 min
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E13: STUDIO TIME
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.
36 min
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Dear Young Rocker Season 2 Trailer
Dear Young Rocker Season 2 launches August 26th, 2020.
2 min
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Blood on the Tracks Trailer
Blood On The Tracks launches August 12, 2020
3 min
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E12: AURAL SKILLS
In this final episode of season one, young Chelsea starts coming up against some obstacles in her new chosen major of music and sound recording.
45 min
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EP11: MUSIC MAJOR
College is a time to try out different for yourself and Chelsea does just that with a 180 degree major switch.
37 min
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E10: FRESHMAN
Young Chelsea's first semester of college is an adjustment and she isn't sure about being a biology major.
43 min
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E9: STICK WITH IT
E9: STICK WITH IT
40 min
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E8: GRADUATION
Senior year and graduation is cracked up to be the pinnacle of high school, but Chelsea isn't feeling much school spirit.
42 min
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E7: ACHE
Things are still pretty complicated for young Chelsea. The only thing keeping her grounded is the music. But is it enough?
37 min
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E6: BREAKING UP
Young Chelsea makes some mistakes and tries to do her best to hold things together to keep the music going.
40 min
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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.
38 min
21
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.
32 min
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E3: CLAW MARKS AND BLOOD
Young Chelsea goes to her first big show and attends a band practice for the first time.
36 min
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E2: BASS PLAYER
Young Chelsea recounts how she discovered and fell in love with playing bass.
35 min
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E1: STEAM
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.
31 min
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Introducing Dear Young Rocker
A podcast memoir about finding a home in rock music and learning to flourish in your own weird way.
2 min