Dale McGowan

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About Dale McGowan

Hi there!

For years I've written books and blogs about three things that fascinate me -- music, secular parenting, and the fact that (spoiler) we're all going to die. Now I'm mixing those ideas with music and stories and humor to create three weekly podcasts:

  • How Music Does That draws on my experience as a music professor, conductor, and composer. It's about the bananas fact that vibrations in the air can make you feel intense emotions, communicating in a language you don’t even know you know; 
  • Raising Freethinkers draws on 20 years of writing and speaking about raising compassionate, curious kids without religion, and 23 years actually doing it;
  • The Lucky Ones draws on my experience as a person who is going to die. It's in a story format -- a mostly true story, as it happens -- with philosophy and science and humor and history woven together, plus hiking for some reason. 

In the process of climbing into my blanket fort every afternoon to work on these shows, I discovered that I LOVE DOING THIS. I would do it all day every day if I could. But I also have Walter White's problem -- a family to feed and house and educate -- without the chemistry knowledge to get a really good meth empire off the ground. So instead, I share ideas and stories for people fascinated with the same things I am.

Samples of all three podcasts are in the feed below. Thanks for listening -- and if you can become a supporter for a few dollars a month to help keep me climbing into that blanket fort, woohoo! 

Dale McGowan
Musician, Parent, Dead Man in Training

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