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Off the Chain with Dave

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Off the Chain with Dave & Steel is an exploration of all that is 'off the chain' in American culture. The show is hosted by two longtime friends: Dave, a male nurse, and Steel, an eternal graduate student. We're ready to discuss political theory in relation to the Incredible Hulk, the greatest professional athletes to have worn Rec Specs, and the latest ear worm melody we can't get out of our heads. We're also not afraid to address the tough questions, like Liam Neeson or Vin Diesel and whether or not it's safe to read on the toilet. We also just like stuff that's positive.

Off the Chain with Dave & Steel is an exploration of all that is 'off the chain' in American culture. The show is hosted by two longtime friends: Dave, a male nurse, and Steel, an eternal graduate student. We're ready to discuss political theory in relation to the Incredible Hulk, the greatest professional athletes to have worn Rec Specs, and the latest ear worm melody we can't get out of our heads. We're also not afraid to address the tough questions, like Liam Neeson or Vin Diesel and whether or not it's safe to read on the toilet. We also just like stuff that's positive.
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Off the Chain with Dave & Steel is an exploration of all that is 'off the chain' in American culture. The show is hosted by two longtime friends: Dave, a male nurse, and Steel, an eternal graduate student. We're ready to discuss political theory in relation to the Incredible Hulk, the greatest professional athletes to have worn Rec Specs, and the latest ear worm melody we can't get out of our heads. We're also not afraid to address the tough questions, like Liam Neeson or Vin Diesel and whether or not it's safe to read on the toilet. We also just like stuff that's positive.

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Episodes

Theme Songs, Episode 10: Songs to Clean Your House To

12/14/2017
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This week Dave and Steel were joined by Dave’s sister Melissa to talk about music to clean your house to, with great tunes from LCD Soundsystem, Rufus Wainwright, James Brown, The Eagles, Radiohead, and Bomba Estéreo. You’re in for a couple of extra special treats this week as well, as they also talked for a while … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 10: Songs to Clean Your House To"

Duration: 00:58:32


Theme Songs, Episode 9: Kids Music You Don’t Hate

12/5/2017
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This week’s theme was “kids music you don’t hate.” Every parent knows that there’s plenty of kids music out there that’s just plain dreadful. This episode is designed to help you find great music that you and your kids will both like. Our old friend Amy joined us to play songs our kids like by … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 9: Kids Music You Don’t Hate"

Duration: 00:32:53


Theme Songs, Episode 8: Strange Voices

11/8/2017
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The theme of this week’s episode was “Strange Voices” meaning that we played music by beloved artists with unusual vocal stylings. This week’s show featured music by Victoria Williams, The Mountain Goats, Anonhi (formerly Antony of Antony & the Johnsons), Sigur Ros, Aldous Harding, Tom Waits, and Woods. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:28:53


Theme Songs, Episode 7: Spooky Songs

10/28/2017
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Ooooooooooh! This week Dave and Steel were joined by their old friend Jordan Faux for a special Halloween edition of Theme Songs. The theme for the week was “spooky songs,” and we played bonechilling tunes by Interpol, Mick Gordon, Napoleon XIV, Monkeygrinder, Phil Collins, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Henry Hall. Featured image by NASA Goddard … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 7: Spooky Songs"

Duration: 00:31:51


Theme Songs, Episode 6: Codependency/Independence

10/24/2017
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This week’s theme was Codependency/Independence. Steel’s sister-in-law Jennie Bastian joined the two hosts to discuss how we can prevent sexual assault and harassment and best support its victims, and then the trio played great tunes from Waxahatchee, Tina Turner, John Prine, Fiona Apple, Lesley Gore, and the Isley Brothers. Links: Sexual assault is a major … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 6: Codependency/Independence"

Duration: 00:37:50


Theme Songs, Episode 5: Secretly Inappropriate

9/18/2017
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Our theme this week: songs that, despite their popularity, were secretly (and sometimes) wildly inappropriate. Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s old friend Katie and play shockers by Benny Mardones, Bob Seger, Lour Reed, The Police, Dave Matthews Band, and Clarence Carter. The lesson of this episode in case you didn’t already know it: … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 5: Secretly Inappropriate"

Duration: 00:37:10


Theme Songs, Episode 4: Story Songs

9/18/2017
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This week’s theme: “Story Songs,” featuring songs that tell a story and tell it well. This week Dave and Steel were joined by their old friend Alan and share miniature gems from The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Cat Power, Jens Lekman, Bishop Allen, and Steve Earle. Featured image: art from The Crane Wife by Carson … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 4: Story Songs"

Duration: 00:35:51


Theme Songs 3: Desert + Island = Desert Island

9/11/2017
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This week’s theme was Desert + Island = Desert Island. Steel and Dave discuss and play desert music, island music, and pick their ‘desert island’ songs. The episode features music by U2, Steve Reich, Tinariwen, The Mantles, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, The Silver Jews and Otis Redding. Dave’s pick for his “Desert Island” song, “Random Rules” by … Continue reading "Theme Songs 3: Desert + Island = Desert Island"

Duration: 00:23:55


Theme Songs, Episode 2: “That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting”

9/4/2017
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This week’s theme was ‘That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting’ and we featured songs by bands whose musical sound doesn’t match their name. On this week’s episode Dave & Steel are joined by their old friend Spencer to play music from bands with misleading names, including Los Campesinos!, The Final Solution, Yo La Tengo, Dr. … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 2: “That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting”"

Duration: 00:35:15


Theme Songs, Episode 1: Firsts!

8/28/2017
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This week Dave and Steel present the first episode of their new podcast Theme Songs. This week the theme is “Firsts!” and they play groundbreaking music by Kono Michi, Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Bill Haley & His Comets, Harry Belafonte, Bruce Springsteen, Domenico Modugno, Beck, Patty Griffin, and the Rolling Stones. We hope you enjoy … Continue reading "Theme Songs, Episode 1: Firsts!"

Duration: 00:33:51


Episode 77: The Last One

8/4/2017
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We’ve got some bittersweet news. The sweet part: Spencer and Jordan rejoined us for another terrific episode. The bitter part: it’s our last ever Off the Chain. This week, our old friends and frequent guests Spencer and Jordan come back for one last ride, in which we give some pro-level small talk advice (including, for … Continue reading Episode 77: The Last One

Duration: 01:15:53


Episode 76: Physics Hair

7/6/2017
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Dave’s physicist friend Jason. Together the three of them discuss proton therapy, Jason’s top three physicists of all time, describe the new “Physics Hair” calendar they’re working on, answer Dave’s questions about fringe physics concepts, give parenting tips, play science-themed music from The Flaming Lips, Elton John, … Continue reading Episode 76: Physics Hair

Duration: 01:02:31


Episode 75: Ken, Yakov, and an Ornamental Hermit Walk Into a Bar …

6/23/2017
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s friend Sigrid. Together the three of them discuss transportation options for families with tons of kids, Dave and Sig’s shared loved of drawing and illustration, play a few rounds of Indie Band Name Balderdash, present another edition of Small Talk, share great nighttime driving music by … Continue reading Episode 75: Ken, Yakov, and an Ornamental Hermit Walk Into a Bar …

Duration: 01:10:13


Episode 74: Lawyer Up

5/8/2017
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This week Dave and Steel by Dave’s high-rent lawyer friend Grayson. Together the three of them discuss quick favorites from this year’s NBA playoffs, do a special legal-themed edition of Ask OTC, rank the on/off chainness of various categories of things, play angsty music from Bleached, Fugazi, The Misfits, The Hotelier, PJ Harvey, and Teenage … Continue reading Episode 74: Lawyer Up

Duration: 01:07:30


Episode 73: Mark Davis’ “Rube Do”

4/3/2017
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This week Dave and Steel were joined by Jack Bangerter to talk about the best haircuts and best names of the year, share spring musical memories from 2007 and 1997 by Okkervil River, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Rihanna, Wyclef Jean, Ben Folds Five, and Soul Coughing, and share a moving springtime poem by … Continue reading Episode 73: Mark Davis’ “Rube Do”

Duration: 01:10:00


Episode 72: Market This!

3/16/2017
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by their old friend and marketing professional Alan Stoffer, who fills us in on top-level marketing strategies, what it’s like to live in Silicon Valley, the joys of having your garage rented out to a guy named Darrell for $1000/mo, and why he’s so relieved not to have … Continue reading Episode 72: Market This!

Duration: 01:18:14


Episode 71: We’re Baaaack!

3/3/2017
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It took Steel three weeks to get this episode edited (which explains all the Valentine’s Day references in early March) but we’re back! This week Dave and Steel make a new induction to the OTC Hall of Fame (congratulations public libraries!), give you some new topics to discuss in another installment of Small Talk, praise … Continue reading Episode 71: We’re Baaaack!

Duration: 01:01:25


Episode 69: 2016 in Review, part 2

12/23/2016
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Here’s the second part of our 2016 year in review podcast. Think of it as an early Christmas present from us to you! On this episode Jack Bangerter joins us to talk about the year in art, culture and food, and Aaron Peck comes to talk about all things film. We’re pretty happy with how … Continue reading Episode 69: 2016 in Review, part 2

Duration: 00:54:15


Episode 68: 2016 in Review, part 1

12/21/2016
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This year we’re trying something new (and awesome). We asked six of our friends to join us for a recap of the year that was, with each of them covering a subject that they’re an expert in. We’ll be bringing you our 2016 in review in two episodes (this week and next), but this week … Continue reading Episode 68: 2016 in Review, part 1

Duration: 01:17:34


Episode 67: Our 2016 Guide to Christmas

12/2/2016
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Ho! Ho! Ho! This week on Off the Chain Dave and Steel are joined by their old friend Jordan to discuss all things Christmas. The three of them share Christmas memories, cover their gift giving guide (with lots of help from Oprah), give a quick run down of the best/worst Christmas movies ever made, share … Continue reading Episode 67: Our 2016 Guide to Christmas

Duration: 01:18:48

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