Pen Pals with Daniel & Rory

Pen Pals with Daniel & Rory

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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April 14, 2021 62 min
Dear Pennies, Pallers, & Pencil Buds, For our first letter this week, we talk about old, classic cars we would buy, and things we've left behind that we miss. For our second letter, we discuss equal but opposite opinions. Plus we talk: Rory's new dog, GoldenEye, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we hear from a listener who has some reservations about a life decision his wife is considering. In our second letter, we discuss how to deal with manic episodes. Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we address the question of when and how to tell someone those 3 magical words. For Letter 2, we hear the tale of a childhood prank in the Sweden of yesteryear. Plus we discuss: oldest friends, merch updates, Rory's new old diet, show reviews, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we hear from a listener whose father has begun dating again after her mother's death, and wants some advice. Also, she has a question about desserts. In our second letter, we hear a rollicking tale about a Chicago St. Patrick's Day, which leads to some fun storytelling, as one might expect. We also discuss: the Tiger doc, deserts, and a whole lot more! Don't fo...
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March 17, 2021 67 min
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we discuss a listener's favorite obscure words, and play a little guessing game. Then in our second letter, we discuss the plight of a listener's mother, who is an erotica e-book author, and implications for art in the age of the internet. Plus, we talk about the beach, St. Patrick's Day, and a whole lot more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn mo...
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Dear Pennies & Pallers, This week, our first letter deals with the thresholds in life -- which ones we hold dear, which we regret, and more. Our second letter delves into the plight of a man who wants to get back into his comedy career, but it has been nearly impossible because of the relationships and obligations in his life, combined with the pandemic. We also talk: not fixing itchy shirts, athlete warm up moves, the quaraver...
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March 3, 2021 63 min
Dear Pennies & Pallers, For our first letter this week, we discuss the changes that have taken place in the US since 2012. Then for our second letter, we talk about local folklore from our hometowns. Plus: a remix of last week's cover of the theme song, and more! Sincerely, Your Pen Pals Daniel & Rory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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 Pal...
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February 17, 2021 62 min
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...
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February 10, 2021 73 min
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 Da...
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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 danie...
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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
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January 20, 2021 75 min
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
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January 13, 2021 68 min
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/...
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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...
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December 30, 2020 72 min
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
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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
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December 16, 2020 60 min
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
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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
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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
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