Introducing Dear Young Rocker

A podcast memoir about finding a home in rock music and learning to flourish in your own weird way. Created and narrated by Chelsea Ursin, executive produced by Jake Brennan (Disgraceland). …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

E7: ACHE

Junior year of high school is usually the time when kids have hit their stride and have found their crew. But things are still pretty complicated for …

E8: GRADUATION

Senior year and graduation is cracked up to be the pinnacle of high school, but Chelsea isn't feeling much school spirit. She just wants out, and is …

E9: STICK WITH IT

Chelsea presses pause on her own story and passes the mic to five other rockers. Members of the bands Palehound (Ellen Kempner and Larz Brogan), Summer Cannibals (Jess Boudreaux and Cassi …

E10: FRESHMAN

Young Chelsea's first semester of college is an adjustment and she isn't sure about being a biology major. She finds one person who "gets it" though …

EP11: MUSIC MAJOR

College is a time to try out different for yourself and Chelsea does just that with a 180 degree major switch from Biology to Music and Sound …

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. She is feeling inadequate in her musical …

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