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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 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


Episode 66: Collections

11/18/2016
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Dave was out on vacation for a while, so Steel invited his old buddy Jack Bangerter to fill in for a week. The two of them talked about the latest news in the world of sports hair, ran through a segment of small talk (toilet recommendations and drawings of Buraq!), talked about collecting and collections, … Continue reading Episode 66: Collections

Duration: 01:01:39


Episode 64: The Party! Party! Party! party

9/30/2016
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Spencer to discuss the latest in Vin Diesel news, their favorite fringe presidential candidates, historical also-rans, and fringe political parties, revive Lost the Plot, share outsider classics from Daniel Johnston, Dan Reeder, The Toadies, They Might Be Giants, Congress-Woman Malinda Jackson Parker, and Leonard Cohen, and hear … Continue reading Episode 64: The Party! Party! Party! party The post Episode 64: The Party! Party! Party! party appeared...

Duration: 00:57:52


Episode 63: On Nerdery and Games

9/2/2016
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Dave’s gaming buddy Zac Beus. Together the three discuss their nerd bona fides, Zac and Dave’s love of board games, a few of Steel’s numerous fringe Game of Thrones theories, and share epic fantasy music by Leonard Nimoy, Rick Wakeman, and Ninja Sex Party, and drop some … Continue reading Episode 63: On Nerdery and Games The post Episode 63: On Nerdery and Games appeared first on Off The Chain with Dave & Steel.

Duration: 01:15:09


Episode 62: Eye on the Gold Chain [Rio Olympics 2016!]

8/24/2016
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s old friend Jack Bangerter to talk all things Summer Olympics. We talk about our lack of world-class talent, they also throw in a segment of small talk (this week featuring edible crayons, demonic chimpmunks, and metallic hydrogen) and then spend a solid 40 minutes reliving all the … Continue reading Episode 62: Eye on the Gold Chain [Rio Olympics 2016!] The post Episode 62: Eye on the Gold Chain [Rio Olympics 2016!] appeared first on Off The...

Duration: 01:11:13


Episode 61: That One Time at Band Camp …

8/10/2016
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This week Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s old friend Liz Feezor. Together the trio discusses the recent political conventions leading up the US presidential elections, ask Liz all about her career in HR, recent misadventures in Colombia, her past life as a member of the University of Oregon marching band, and her ongoing … Continue reading Episode 61: That One Time at Band Camp … The post Episode 61: That One Time at Band Camp … appeared first on Off The Chain with Dave & Steel.

Duration: 01:24:11

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