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We Were Told We Should Do a Podcast

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We (the Viva La Dirt League boys) have decided to jump on the podcast bandwagon because, well, we were told we should. Join us - Rowan, Alan and Adam - for “We Were Told We Should Do a Podcast” as we blend our nerdy obsessions with infectious banter. We speak to the realms of pop culture and gaming, with a sprinkle of personal revelations and whatever random topics enter our brains. Expect laughs, deep chats and a reminder that it's perfectly cool to embrace your inner geek.


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Introversion or extroversion, what's up with that? We're getting candid about where we fall on this scale and how we feel it has impacted our lives. We chat about growing up, dating, going to parties - all those overwhelming things we experience in life, in the hopes you may relate to us! Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
Pretty ironic that we're discussing the turmoil that is social media, when it's what helped with our success! We reminisce on the early days of social media and discuss how it's both helped us in our careers while simultaneously impacted our lives in negative ways. Prepare to be reminded of things you may have forgotten about (#nostalgia!) and find comfort in the fact that we too find social media to be a tough place. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/VLDL and get 10% off your first month. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
You wanna know what irks us? Well you better listen to this episode AM I RIGHT? Sorry, we know shameless tease's probably irk you. We have a bit of fun today, complaining about trivial things that just irk us more than they probably should. Expect people related irks, toilet related irks and other niche things we assume aren't a unique experience. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/VLDL and get 10% off your first month. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
Without Lord of the Rings, Viva La Dirt League may have never been a thing. We chat about how Peter Jackson and his work in Lord of the Rings inspired all of us as teenagers, long before the three of us met. We reminisce on our favourite scenes from the films and discuss why this franchise had such a huge impact on us as young Kiwi lads. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
Off the back of our chat regarding Burnout last week, it got us thinking - are cellphones ruining us? As you read (and probably listen to this) on your cellphone, we reminisce our personal memories of the evolution of cellphones, how they influence us today and where they might go in the future. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
Have you ever experienced burnout? It can happen to anyone. Last year, we may have overcommitted ourselves by adding a studio-build onto our already hectic schedule - and you guessed it, we're experiencing burnout as a result. According to Web MD, Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped, and it's a result of excessive and prolonged emotional, physical, and mental stress.  We're lucky to have the job we do, but we're still affected by things like burnout and so we want to have a chat about how we've been affected and what we're doing to help ourselves, in case it's helpful to you. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
Life as an adult | E11

Life as an adult | E11

2024-01-2346:041

Let's go back in time! We're reminiscing on our childhoods and reflecting on how life changes when you become an adult. Ice creams and Christmas just don't quite hit the same, but there's a sense of freedom as an adult we were forever chasing as kids. Take a walk down memory lane with us! Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
TRIGGER WARNING: The episode contains discussions about mental health, including chats regarding depression, anxiety, and OCD - listener discretion is advised. You can find helpful resources below. All three of us have had difficult experiences with our mental health. We discuss how we've been affected and what did and didn't help in the hopes that it may help someone listening feel less alone. A gentle reminder that we are not mental health professionals and these experiences are strictly from our personal life experiences. Please do not hesitate to seek help with the resources below if discussions in this episode are triggering for you. Please note: since this podcast goes out to people from all around the world, we have included global resources. Please check with your local health authority for country specific resources. Global Helplines: Befrienders Worldwide: Provides emotional support worldwide. Visit their website to find a helpline in your country: befrienders.org International Suicide Hotlines: A comprehensive list of suicide hotlines around the world: suicide.org Your Life Counts: An international resource for suicide prevention: yourlifecounts.org Crisis Text Lines: Crisis Text Line (Global):Offers free, confidential support via text messaging. Text "HELLO" to 741741 from anywhere in the world. Online Therapy Platforms: BetterHelp: Offers online counseling and therapy services globally: betterhelp.com Talkspace: Provides online therapy with licensed professionals, accessible internationally: talkspace.com Global Mental Health Organizations: World Health Organization (WHO): The mental health section of WHO provides global resources and information: who.int/mental_health Mental Health Europe: A regional network promoting mental health and well-being: mentalhealtheurope.eu Language-Specific Hotlines: Samaritans (UK and Ireland): Provides confidential emotional support for people in the UK and Ireland: samaritans.org Telefonseelsorge (Germany): Offers emotional support in Germany: telefonseelsorge.de HopeLine (India): A helpline providing emotional support in India: vandrevala.com/hopeline Take care of yourself and remember that asking for help isn't weak, it is brave!
You've made it to the final part of the Viva La Dirt League story (well the final part for now - we ain't stopping!). We discuss the recent days, our biggest year, how we've grown and changed, how The Great Expansion impacted us (thank you!) and we speak candidly about realising our limits. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
You've already heard part one of the Viva La Dirt League story and in this episode we dive into part two - the arrival of Adam. We discuss how, when and why it happened and what impact he had on the channel. We touch on the mid years of VLDL, how we left our full time jobs and reminisce on big viral moments. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
You've possibly heard sprinkles of our Viva La Dirt League story, but we're finally diving into it properly! This episode covers the origins of VLDL (and it's only part one of three!) How did Rowan and Alan meet? We dive into the early days, how we formed and evolved, why we're called Viva La Dirt League and we touch on other iconic moments in VLDL's history. Parts two and three still to come! Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and tell us what we should talk about here.
If you've followed our YouTube channel for a while, you probably remember Buffed Up Nerds - a health and fitness series we did many moons ago. Spoiler alert, we haven't kept our bodies in that shape. We go behind the curtain and chat about why and how we did it, what challenges we faced and what our lifestyles look like nowadays. And no, it hasn't inspired us to do a second season. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
Shower thoughts | E5

Shower thoughts | E5

2023-12-1238:48

If there's one thing we know about Rowan, it's that he LOVES a philosophical question. You know, the ones that really make you question your existence, integrity and hit you with those home truths. Join us as Rowan challenges Alan and Adam and see how you stack up! Follow our podcast on social media - we'd love to hear what you'd like us to talk about! Or submit your idea here.
Seriously though, did you know that? It's become a meme in the Viva La Dirt League community that Rowan was in Avatar (because he actually was!). If you're part of our Facebook Squad you'll know all about. Rowan talks about his experience in Avatar for the first time and shares exactly how it all happened. Plus, bonus trivia - did you know that Alan was also in Avatar? Hear more about both their experiences in this episode. Follow our podcast on social media - we'd love to hear what you'd like us to talk about!
To kid or not kid? That is the question. One of us has two kids, one of us are potentially keen for them and the other doesn't want them at all. We chat about the choice to have kids through our differing perspectives. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
Is the gaming industry experiencing a downfall? As creators who make silly videos about games, it's pretty important we still have games around to laugh about. Oh, and of course we want to play them too. We chat about our favourite gaming memories as kids and the evolution of video games over the last 20 years. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
We were told we should do a podcast, so here we are! We're Rowan, Alan and Adam from Viva La Dirt League and we're getting deep from the get go. We discuss the idea of happiness - have we reached it? Have you? How do we even get there? Seriously, what is life. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
We were told we should do a podcast, so we are! First episodes drop November 28.
Comments (2)

Leon Viperslayer

you are the best love all your shows please do more i love listining whill im at work

Dec 5th
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Logan Brown

You guys are HILARIOUS, and I hope you continue the podcast. Would like to hear how you guys feel about using mods, cheats, and glitches in games.

Nov 28th
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