Dadwell & Co.

is creating a podcast at the intersection of creativity and fatherhood

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🖤 Father is friendly.
$5
per month

As a Father Patron, you get:

  • a shout-out in the season finale podcast show notes 🗣️ 
  • a firm handshake and sincere 'thank you' if we ever meet IRL 🤝 
🖤 Dad is dope.
$10
per month

As a Dad Patron, you get:

  • access to the private Dadwell Slack community 💬
  • a shout-out in the season finale podcast show notes 🗣️ 
  • a firm handshake and sincere 'thank you' if we ever meet IRL 🤝 
🖤 Pops is cool.
$15
per month

As a Pops Patron, you get:

  • a variety pack of Dadwell stickers 📫
  • access to the private Dadwell Slack community 💬
  • a shout-out in the season finale podcast show notes 🗣️ 
  • a firm handshake and sincere 'thank you' if we ever meet IRL 🤝 

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About

Maintaining a successful creative practice while remaining an engaged, present father feels nigh-impossible.

Countless creative (including myself!) struggle to strike a balance between fatherhood and their lives as makers, artists, and designers. Others grapple with whether or not to even start a family—for fear the commitment and responsibility of parenting will eclipse their creative pursuits. I believe men need to hear positive alternatives to the common narrative that says being a dad means putting creative pursuits on pause, sidelining side hustles, and reorienting one’s self as breadwinners and providers above all else.

So on February 9, 2019, I turned 40, quit my job, and embarked on a year-long creative sabbatical mission focused on a podcast concept called Dadwell. Here’s the pitch:

The Dadwell Podcast profiles men at the intersection of fatherhood and their creative practice—exploring how maker/designer/artist dads successfully nurture and develop their passions, projects and progeny.

Each episode aims to:

  • Highlight the guest's body of work and latest projects
  • Elucidate their creative and professional processes
  • Explore the relationship between their work and child(ren)
  • Discuss topics like masculinity, gender/family dynamics, identity, creativity
  • Trade philosophies and pro tips on fathering
  • Demystify how each guest navigates the stress, fatigue, resentment, wonder, pride, and joy of raising the creative bar while simultaneously raising small humans.

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Dadwell launched on Father’s Day 2019. Six months into the project, I've interviewed 18 creator dads ranging from DJs and designers to authors and auteurs. I’ve bore witness to the stories of single dads, stepdads, dads-to-be, dads of 1, 2 and 3, Buddhist dads, Catholic dads, atheist dads, black dads, white dads, Latinx dads and Asian dads. All three seasons of the show are online and I continue to post new interviews on an intermittent basis....

As of now, Dadwell has no advertising, no sponsorship and no revenue-generation. It's entirely independent and self-funded.

If you want to hear the honest stories of dads who are managing their own thriving creative practices—on top of being kick-ass fathers—or just learn parenting advice from fellow creatives—this is the podcast for you.

With your support, I can interview even more maker/artist/designer dads and expand beyond the podcast format—to books, short films and events. The less I have to worry about revenue and runway, the more I can focus on scaling the concept and creating quality content without compromise.

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