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Pen Pals with Daniel & Rory

Author: Starburns Audio, Daniel Van Kirk, Rory Scovel

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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.

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Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, in our first letter we hear the tale of how the Girl Scouts drove one listener into potentially dangerous situations, and we ponder dangerous stuff we did as kids. For Letter 2, we hear from a graduate school student who isn't sure whether or not to call it quits. Plus we talk about: ASMR, Stereo, Pop Tarts, Zoom Show updates, and all about Rory's new Nerf guns. Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, In our first letter this week, we receive not only an incredible hotel lobby piano cover of our theme, but also an intriguing question from a listener who is wondering how to relate to a much younger sister. In Letter 2, we hear from our friend Jen, who tells us about what it's like to know someone who becomes a murderer. Plus we discuss: Playing Red Rocks, crystals, and Shanley's birthday. Happy Birthday, Shanley! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For this week's first letter, we dive into the question of whether one of our listeners should have a second child. Then for Letter 2, we go in on some guilty pleasures. Plus, we talk: teachers, Girl Scout cookies, The Dawn Wall, and a whole lot more! Don't forget to grab your ticket for our Live Zoom show on February 20th! You can get your ticket at DanielVanKirk.com. Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we talk about our favorite places to perform live comedy. In our second letter, we hear a new cover of the theme song and discuss how to talk to our (current/future) kids about drugs, and other difficult subject matter. Plus, we talk all about...wait, what were we talking about? Escape rooms! That's it. Don't forget to get your ticket to our next Zoom show at danielvankirk.com! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, our first letter deals with a tricky issue in a casual romantic situation. In Letter 2, we discuss how to maintain healthy boundaries in a relationship. Plus: an emo cover of the theme song, Rory's doc, Bingo Night Lights, s'mores, and a whole lot more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we tackle the subject of predictions. Are they luck? What role do tv and movies play? For our second letter, we discuss how to go about building up the courage to share your art with others. Plus: shower talk, a head-shaving/hair restoration discussion, and much more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, our first letter deals with a specific kind of crying -- not for others, but for yourself. Our second letter tells a tale that leaves out some key details, but ends up asking some very important snack food questions. Plus: the theme song in a bunch of different styles, edible, and a whole lot more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, Happy New Year! We started 2021 off with a live show over Zoom with a bunch of you! Luckily we were joined by our good friend, Patrick Keenan of the Winter Sounds, who, as you probably know, created our award-winning theme song. Letter 1 asks us which sense you would choose to only have for each season. (Whether or not you're allowed to repeat is a matter of debate.) For our second letter, we address a more serious question about relationships with family. Join us for our next live show! Get tickets at DanielVanKirk.com! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RE: Roommate Stories

RE: Roommate Stories

2020-12-3001:13:09

Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week we read a letter from a listener who tells the tale of a bad roommate and a fire. This prompts some more roommate stories. Plus, we talk: The Wall, DVK's Robin Williams story, Rory & Daniel's Open Mic, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, we hear all about an ingenious holiday strategy involving a hotel. We also read a tale of familial defiance from an old friend of the show, plus a handy brine recipe along with it. We also discuss: eczema, burgers, an update from Chicago, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, As we get into Chex Mix season, we dive into a letter this week from a listener who is turning 40 next summer and wants to get caught up on TV and movies they've never seen. We make some recommendations. Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week's first letter delves into the topic of holiday traditions. For Letter 2, we discuss a very important "Would You Rather" scenario. Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week we bring you our latest live Zoom show! This episode we took on a Thanksgiving-themed letter, plus discussed what event from history we would choose to see first. The next live Zoom show will take place Jan 2, 2021 -- Get your tickets at DanielVanKirk.com! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RE: A Message From The Past

RE: A Message From The Past

2020-11-2501:01:16

Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, we spend the whole episode discussing a single letter that delves into the topic of time, the nature of why people have a desire to write into the show, and the very first advice column. Plus we talk: Thanksgiving, Palsgiving, Watergate Salad, the transition, first time bike rides, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RE: Three Secrets

RE: Three Secrets

2020-11-1801:09:54

Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, we read a letter full of secrets! Plus: a Tom Arnold/Arnold Schwarzenegger story, and more! Don't forget to get your tickets to the next live Zoom show at DanielVanKirk.com! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RE: Ænima & Fainting

RE: Ænima & Fainting

2020-11-1101:05:12

Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week we discuss two letters, one involving the pronunciation of a Tool album, and another one all about fainting. Plus, we discuss: the emo version of the theme song, Weird Rory, the state of the world, Randy Kindler, and much more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
RE: When to Come Out

RE: When to Come Out

2020-11-0401:08:43

Dear Pennies and Pallers, This week we only read one letter -- it's from a listener to transitioned years ago and wants to know when it's appropriate to address that fact when meeting new people -- especially when it comes to dating. Plus, we discuss: Avant-Garden, Chinese food orders, Buffalo Bill, dad holograms, a Gurp update, silver dollar pancakes, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week we bring you our latest live Zoom show, with special guest Jon Dore! We had a blast recalling some fun stories with Jon! Then we discussed a letter about going through a breakup during a pandemic, and one about having to find a new hobby. Hope we see you at the next one! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week we bring you two letters, as we usually do: Letter 1 is from a listener who is bad at trusting, and Letter 2 is all about anxiety. Don't forget to get tickets for this week's live show at DanielVanKirk.com! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For Letter 1 this week, we hear from a listener writing in about reaching inner peace with their sexuality. In Letter 2, our friend Amanda writes in to remember her Badass Grandma, who recently passed. Plus, we talk: Halloween, The Good Night Show ending, mid life crises, unicycles, Sam Elliott, & more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Luke Baylie

another great episode

Oct 15th
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Luke Baylie

reeseeeees pieceeeeeses

Oct 12th
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Luke Baylie

Guinness beer started the book to keep track of bar sports, i.e. darts and billboards records.

Mar 11th
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Maria Chatzi

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Jan 20th
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Stephen

Man you guys strung out that Eddie Vedder bit...lmao!

Aug 9th
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Stephen

I grew up in Petaluma. I would NEED to be on drugs to float down that river, Quinine, Penicillin, some anti-parasitic and a Z-pac just for good measure. Brave souls.

Jul 17th
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Stephen

For the love of everything PLEASE write a book!

Jul 16th
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Boris Jakovljević

Where do we send topic suggestions? :)

May 9th
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Brian King

awesome podcast!

Oct 11th
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cody miller

love it

Jul 18th
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Aldi Airori

Keep it up! I enjoy it a lot

Jul 10th
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Angela Snow

Good show!

Jun 22nd
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Benjamin Leshin

You guys are great!!! Cant wait to hear more!

Jun 22nd
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