Dan Koch is creating "Depolarize!" and "You Have Permission" Podcasts
99

patrons

$685
per month
I think we are all aware of how bad things have gotten in the realm of American political discourse.  Both sides retreat further and further to the Left or the Right, and it seems sometimes that no one is even attempting to build bridges.  In addition, White Evangelical America has made its own political and cultural allegiance very clear, and this is already having huge consequences in the world of American religion.

I am asking for your help so that I can dedicate more of my time each week to this show, and to creating additional content that is related to it, all for the purpose of depolarizing our national conversation.  Currently, the show costs me about $400/mo for audio editing, hosting, and a small amount of administrative and promotional work from an assistant.  I would love to cover that cost, and possibly even be able to pay myself a bit.  If I am able to turn Depolarize! into a revenue-positive venture, then I can more confidently spend time during the work week to write essays, plan and produce more creative podcast content or video content, and spend more time researching this issue that has become such a source of passion for me over the past couple years.

I am also currently working on a new show, You Have Permission, that will deal a bit more directly with theological and spiritual questions and issues. Thank you for considering helping me!
Tiers
I'm Just Happy to Help
$3 or more per month 49 patrons
Maybe you support multiple shows, or money is tight right now.  Every bit still helps, AND you still get access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.
Standard Patron
$7 or more per month 38 patrons
- Access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.

- Feel very good about yourself for supporting Depolarize!

Super Deluxe Patron
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
- Access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.

- Feel *great* about supporting Depolarize!

- If I release any paid media at any point that the Patreon campaign is still rolling (i.e. book, album, short stories, essay collection), you will receive it for free

Like Supporting a Missionary
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Well, this would be awesome!  My wife and I do this for some missionaries abroad, and I thought I would include it as an option, if you think of Depolarize! as something akin to mission work (it's OK if you don't!).  No additional perks, but I'd be happy to chat semi regularly and get your direct feedback about the show, etc.  I would be truly grateful.
Goals
$650 – reached! per month
I call this the "Pay Myself Federal Minimum Wage" Goal! I spend *roughly* 35 hours per month on the show, and at $7.25/hr, that is about $250. The more this can be a kind of a "job," the more time and energy I can put into improving it, working on similar projects like creating videos, working on writing projects, and the like.
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I think we are all aware of how bad things have gotten in the realm of American political discourse.  Both sides retreat further and further to the Left or the Right, and it seems sometimes that no one is even attempting to build bridges.  In addition, White Evangelical America has made its own political and cultural allegiance very clear, and this is already having huge consequences in the world of American religion.

I am asking for your help so that I can dedicate more of my time each week to this show, and to creating additional content that is related to it, all for the purpose of depolarizing our national conversation.  Currently, the show costs me about $400/mo for audio editing, hosting, and a small amount of administrative and promotional work from an assistant.  I would love to cover that cost, and possibly even be able to pay myself a bit.  If I am able to turn Depolarize! into a revenue-positive venture, then I can more confidently spend time during the work week to write essays, plan and produce more creative podcast content or video content, and spend more time researching this issue that has become such a source of passion for me over the past couple years.

I am also currently working on a new show, You Have Permission, that will deal a bit more directly with theological and spiritual questions and issues. Thank you for considering helping me!

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Tiers
I'm Just Happy to Help
$3 or more per month 49 patrons
Maybe you support multiple shows, or money is tight right now.  Every bit still helps, AND you still get access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.
Standard Patron
$7 or more per month 38 patrons
- Access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.

- Feel very good about yourself for supporting Depolarize!

Super Deluxe Patron
$20 or more per month 11 patrons
- Access to patron-only bonus episodes twice per month.

- Feel *great* about supporting Depolarize!

- If I release any paid media at any point that the Patreon campaign is still rolling (i.e. book, album, short stories, essay collection), you will receive it for free

Like Supporting a Missionary
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
Well, this would be awesome!  My wife and I do this for some missionaries abroad, and I thought I would include it as an option, if you think of Depolarize! as something akin to mission work (it's OK if you don't!).  No additional perks, but I'd be happy to chat semi regularly and get your direct feedback about the show, etc.  I would be truly grateful.