By Douglas Dollars and Chase Nordengren
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Doug and Chase explore what it means to live a more authentic life. Topics include love, dating, self-improvement, showing your best side to people and why it's often hard to be yourself. They also curse quite a bit.
||ExplicitDoug Owns a Bicycle||After a summer recess Doug and Chase return to their lives and the topics which defined Many Small Wishes What is authenticity like once youve got the freedom to be whoever the hell you want to be in the world What can a relationship do to free you up to||8/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFuture Employers||Doug and Chase start thinking about how you present who you are in two domains in social media where the pressure is up to 11 to keep things positive and in long distance relationships where all someone has to latch onto is a voice and an ideaYour Hosts D||7/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitYou're a Thursday Person||Long after the world has forgotten about Manti Te8217o Doug and Chase consider what the saga of the Football Player With the Fake Girlfriend says about how our culture prioritizes relationships Topics include The Mac Pro John de Ruiter Podcast 106||6/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHashtag Abercrombie Hot||On the day of the WWDC keynote Doug and Chase cant resist talking about the iOS 7 preview designs relationship to physical objects and the sheer flammability of a certain store in the mall Topics includeAF Quarterly Back to School 2003 featuring Slavoj Z||6/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Assistant is Me, Sometime in the Past||Whats the difference between simplicity and minimalism Doug and Chase try to ferret it out starting with iPhones and meandering into the perils of running your own email server and the perils of Richard Stallman We would have been more complementary to Mr||6/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitA Stable Kind of Interesting||Doug and Chase finally focus on DateDouginfo Dougs new venture dating only people within a 10 block radius of his house What are the effects of reducing the constraints around getting to know someone and can you ever break past the layer of appearances to||5/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Tuxedo of Track Pants||When does 8220taking it and turning it8221 go too far Doug and Chase discuss the dangers of inauthenticity when making the unusual out of the usual At its heart you8217ve got to know when to get over the fear stop being the Manic Pixie Dream Boy and start||5/5/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSit in His Grace (Extrasode!)||Doug and Chase cant focus so instead they talk about cults iPhones and postcardsYour Hosts Douglas Dollars and Chase Nordengren Follow Dear Blank on Twitter Rate us in iTunes||4/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKilling Us Weekly||Doug and Chase discuss taking it and turning it the act of taking the ordinary date or get together and turning it into something unexpected or new The key is being spontaneous without making spontaneity its own vice or end in itself Topics includeJay Fro||4/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitNobody Gets Away with Their Best Behaviour Forever||Doug outlines why you should take some risks and shy away from playing it cool Have you taken the risks necessary to really get to know someone else the way you should How do you find what pace is the right paceand then push that pace just enough to keep||4/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitI Love You, Beep Boop||Chase and Doug conclude their movie series by discussing the PIXAR Andrew Stanton movie WALLE 2008 What does the love of others do for us Can it remove the electronic scales from our eyes Can we ever reconcile directive and someone else Topics includeBro||3/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Facebook Biography Style Date||Chase and Doug talk through the difference between being devoted to someone and being devoted to getting to know someone The first few dates are too early to commit but it8217s never to early to show you value someone8217s time and attention enough to foc||3/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHallmark is Training Wheels||Doug shares the adventures of his Valentines Day and briefly discusses successful Valentines Day presents after which the film series continues with a discussion of Woody Allens 1979 film Manhattan We pretty much ignore Mary entirely and discuss Tracy the||2/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitGo On Adventures Too||The Dear Blank spring movie series begins with a discussion of Wes Andersons contemporary classic Moonrise Kingdom A conversation about what its like to fall in love for the first time how to get beyond the shadow of your parents and how witnessing love c||2/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBones Bones Data||Doug and Chase conclude their discussion of their respective living spaces by talking about compromise We all make choices when we choose where to live and those choices say something about us Chase gets cocky about his neighborhood and reassures Doug his||1/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLifeHacks 2.0||Doug and Chase begin an epic twoparter on their apartments In this episode small spaces vs big spaces adjusting to a new place creativity under constraints sleeping in a tent and adding personality to where you live Notes includePictures of RAD MANOR Doug||1/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMonetize Those Balls, Paul||Doug and Chase have an improptu conversation about fear What are fears what do they stop you from doing how can you convert fear into something more manageable and how do you deal with someone elses fears when youre in a relationship Also we spend an inor||12/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDoug's $100,000 Divorce Pyramid: Battle Edition||Doug and Chase talk New Years resolutions why theyre broken and what you should be doing for selfimprovement instead Tech tips and tricks and getting off your damn ass and getting started Topics includeDick Cavett on 100000 PyramidA Game of Sounds by John||12/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTertiary Tushy||Doug and Chase consider the difference between going on dates and dating Now that youve entered the fun zone how do you know when its time for something more How do you know what something more is How Doug became a player Chase became a fraidy cat and a c||12/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Grey Hat of Compromise||Doug and Chase discuss creeps that particular genre of men who seem to think theyre entitled to something from women who are total strangers and how to deal with the fact that theyre not always hiding in the bushes with binoculars You should be familiar w||12/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMany Small Wishes||In the inaugural episode of Dear Blank Doug and Chase talk about Dougs practice of writing Dear letters to his future partner in public and in the moment Topics include goals and ambitions Buckleys cough syrup selfimprovement vs selfawareness leaving a||12/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
Dear D & C
I'm digging this podcast. From the opening to the sarging(?) it is a great commentary on todays culture.
Podcasts are difficult to maintain. You never realize how much time it takes to produce some quality content, but these two fellas are doing. And I hope they keep on.