Dan Koch is one of my favorite people. He reached out to connect in person when he
was thinking of starting a podcast, and since then, he has not only produced several quality podcasts, but I have grown to love having him in my life. Like all good elder millennials, nothing says, “dude, I love being your friend,” like a quality mixtape. In this episode, we make a playlist centered on our existential dread 🙂
If you liked this, check out his music podcast – Pretty Good Vibrations analyzes and celebrates pop and rock music and its crucial role throughout our lives. Dan hosts the You Have Permission podcast and has seven years of podcasting experience, including previous shows Depolarize!
(politics/psychology) and Reconstruct (theology). He holds a Master’s of Counseling Psychology and has completed doctoral coursework at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. His research focuses on spiritual abuse, and his “Development of the Spiritual Harm and Abuse Scale” was published in 2022 by the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. In his clinical therapy practice, Dan specializes in working with religious issues, including religious trauma, and utilizes a cognitive-existential modality. He is skilled in making academic research accessible to a broad audience, keeping things interesting while responsibly maintaining the right amount of nuance.
You can check out my previous convos with Dan here
- Only Friends Share Mixtapes
- Dabbling in Heresy
- You Have Permission to be Awesome with Dan Koch
- The Best Antidote to Rampant Partisanship with Dan Koch
- Religious Trauma, Bracketing Belief, & the Best Reason to Believe in God
- The Evangelical Youth Group Fantasy Draft
- Science and Spiritual Experience #Experiencing God