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The Pen Pals Podcast

Dec 29, 2021

Dear Pennies & Pallers,

In this week’s letter, a Pen Pal writes about a topic near and dear to our hearts: buffets. 

We also discuss: the Micro Machines guy, French silk pie, how going for seconds made you a good boy, skipping the rolls, and more.

We wish you well, sincerely,
Your Pen Pals Daniel Van Kirk & Rory...

Dec 22, 2021

Dear Pennies & Pallers,

First, a Pen Pal writes about their love for Elvis Presley, and asks how we want to be remembered when we’re gone.

In this week’s second letter, a Pen Pal debates whether or not he should surprise his mother with a Christmas visit, given his mother’s schedule as a nurse and his own...

Dec 15, 2021

Dear Pennies & Pallers,

This week we are joined by our Pen Pal (and certified penny) Chris Sullivan! 

First, a Pen Pal writes about the spiritual power of sports, and the community that comes with it.

In this week’s second letter, an artist Pen Pal asks for our opinion on translation convention, a storytelling...

Dec 8, 2021

Dear Pennies & Pallers,

The great Will Ferrell joins us this week to read your letters! 

In this week’s first letter, a high school senior asks what he can do to make his final year memorable - and invites us to his graduation party. Will shares some of his favorite high school memories - and explains how his son is...

Dec 1, 2021

Dear Pennies & Pallers,

Today we are joined by our incredibly talented friend, Skylar Astin! 

In our first letter, a Pen Pal asks about the fluid definition of “weird.”

This week’s second letter discusses the struggle of making friends when you have social anxiety.

We also discuss: Skylar’s new film “Zoey’s...