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Break It Down with Matt Carter

Matt Carter goes in depth to really break down what is going on with people, art, music, science and more. The first 12 episodes Matt and Toby will give an in depth look at what went into the making of each song on Emery's new album, You Were Never Alone.
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Sep 22, 2017

Opinion often makes its way into doctrines like The Nashville Statement, and it's our job to do the work of figuring out which is which. Dan Koch comes on to dissect this new doctrine to explain what The Nashville Statement is, and break down how it effects both Christians and non-Christians alike.

 

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Aug 30, 2017

In 2006, Underoath self-destructed and left Warped Tour amid rumor of drug use among other things. This is the full uncut interview with drummer Aaron Gillespie about that summer and the events surrounding it. Some of this audio was used in the Labeled (Tooth and Nail) Podcast that Matt produces. Go listen to that full episode first, and come back here for more details from Aaron's point of view.

 

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Aug 22, 2017

Kings Kaleidoscope is one of the few bands that has experienced that breakout success every new artist asks about. Lead man Chad Gardner joins to discuss their new mixtape, "The Beauty Between," which is a collage of hip hop, rappers, chamber choirs, and worship music featuring rappers Andy Mineo and Propaganda. They break down a couple songs' themes and inspirations with his unique style of organized chaos.

 

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Aug 16, 2017

Dan Koch joins today to discuss the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Matt wonders how we know who is in what group, and what's worse, a hate-filled person or a violent actor? While white-supremacist are repugnant, do they deserve any protection? They also discuss the results of a poll Dan conducted on Facebook asking about roadblocks to faith and issues with making it stick.

 

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Aug 9, 2017

Matt has explored the Ketogenic diet for the past couple years, in part due to his friend and producer Aaron Sprinkle, who has made some major life changes, including a LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet after discovering he was at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. They bring clarity to the ketogenic lifestyle and discuss some advantages and common struggles that come with such a change.

 

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Aug 4, 2017

Matt was recently a guest on VOX Podcast with Mike Erre and Andy Lara on the future of mega-churches. It's a great conversation that we wanted to share with you here as well! VOX Podcast launched in 2015 as a place to engage in many of today's culture's most challenging conversations around the LGBTQ community, American politics, church politics, and Christian culture's catastrophe of marginalizing the very people that Jesus himself would associate with.

 

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Jul 25, 2017

Josh Zepps is an Australian media personality, political satirist, actor, and TV show host. He and Matt discuss the importance of context and heart behind offensive words, topics off limits to people of majority race or gender, and how shutting down conversation by those people doesn't equal progress. They also articulate how both journalism and science are incomplete processes.

 

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Jul 18, 2017

August Burns Red's guitarist JB Brubaker joins today to discuss his process switching from mic'd amps to DI for live shows, share tour stories, and the frustrations of traveling with a rig. Matt also plays a clip of a solo JB wrote on an Emery album and get into arranging, style, and tablature.

 

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Jul 11, 2017

We Are Libertarians podcast host Chris Spangle joins Matt to discuss political engagement. They have similar views and stances on politics, but different opinions of how to go about engaging or not engaging and on what levels. They also discuss what role culture has in the political realm.

 

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Jul 4, 2017

The Art of Charm's Jordan Harbinger joins for this 4th of July episode where we discuss how technology effects social skills, differential learning styles, and costs and benefits of having "Southern Charm." Jordan and Matt connect in business as well, with networking, work ethic, and the extreme-ownership ethos.

 

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Jun 27, 2017

Ellen Mauro has a passion to open the discussion on abortion to bring attention to the nuances and complexities of the issue. We talk about the common points of contention and attempt to humanize the views that we may disagree with.

 

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Jun 20, 2017

Shannon Dingle is a freelance speaker and writer who talks about all the topics we’re taught to avoid in mixed company. She doesn't shy away from the hard places, from politics and privilege, to trauma and disability. Her work and story has been featured by the Today show, Christianity Today, NPR, and Good Morning America. She has a multi-ethnic family in Raleigh, NC, and we get into how she has been attacked by self-proclaiming alt-right.

 

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Jun 13, 2017

Matt McGinley, drummer for Gym Class Heroes who toured with Matt Carter in Emery, joins this episode to talk about his work on the new S-Town Podcast and This American Life, and his dream of doing film composing.

 

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May 30, 2017

Adam Skatula, Tooth & Nail Records' head of A&R joins Matt to discuss his history at T&N, and their process in creating the new podcast "Labeled: The Stories, Rumors, and Legends of Tooth & Nail Records." This podcast also includes the second episode of Labeled, which is all about the T&N's legendary A&R, Chad Johnson, who is responsible for signing well-known artists such as Underoath, mewithoutYou, Further Seems Forever, As Cities Burn, and many more.

 

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May 23, 2017

It's a common trend for music industry people to get involved in the food industry. One example of this is As Cities Burn's drummer Aaron Lunsford, who started cooking at restaurants after the band broke up, and now runs his own barbecue business in Nashville called Magnolia BBQ.

 

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May 12, 2017

From embarrassing demos to pro bands. Aaron Lunsford (As Cities Burn) and Matt MacDonald (The Classic Crime) and Toby Morrell (Emery) share and discuss their bad old songs and recordings that couldn't get them noticed or signed.

 

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May 5, 2017

Matt and Emery bandmate Toby are premiering a song called "Pastor Stopped By" from their new album "I Quit Church." 

 

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May 3, 2017

Dan Koch continues his conversation about the Tax Day March and tells the story about talking with a group claiming that all white dudes are a bummer. Dan further explains the confirmation bias loop and how to recognize and combat it.

 

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May 2, 2017

Dewey Halpaus (Anatomy of a Ghost, Portugal. The Man) host of the Peer Pleasure Podcast joins Matt to catch up and reminisce about touring together. He has a plan for a government program of how to help high school grads adjust to adulthood by replicating the touring life. He went from touring the world to constructing plumbing in hospitals, which poses the question of how to integrate into normal life after being a professional musician.

 

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May 2, 2017

With a degree in Computer Science, Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises is one of the best and most equipped people to create art through altering signal flows from his guitar or keyboard. He also uses his computer science knowledge to code visual displays that match the instrumentation live. On this episode he showcases his talent while Matt analyzes the music theory used in real time. They also bond on the experience of getting lost in another world when exploring delay pedals.

 

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Apr 27, 2017

Hear Mike Wilkerson's conversation continued from last time with more detail. How do you respect people's minds in difficult situations to make decisions for themselves? Trusting other people to put pieces of the puzzle together on their own instead of telling all at the harm of others.

 

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Apr 26, 2017

Dan Koch comes in to the studio to discuss his participation in the Tax Day March, what it was and his goal for participating, but before that they get hung up on whether or not the legal limit for drinking and driving should be raised or lowered from .08.

 

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Apr 25, 2017

Well-known producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans) runs through his recording process, how he's never recorded on a console, and the importance of being expectant of opportunities in any situation. He overcame the insecurity of a changing industry to embrace the self-producing movement, which evolved into new businesses selling tones and teaching producing skills.

 

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Apr 24, 2017

How will the virtual reality games of today advance into real-life learning? VR-game designer Edwon is back to dive deeper in to the gaming culture and the pursuit of art. What constitutes a just and worthy cause of pursuing art and game design, and how can games impact the world? He also tells a ridiculous story of the times living on farm together involving chickens. You'll have to listen to hear how that story ends.

 

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Apr 20, 2017

At what age do we become too old to have dreams? Matt and Tim McTague (Underoath) dive into child development and the importance of encouraging children in their self-directed interests. Matt explains his theory of being fully integrated in a way that the specification of roles throughout life is potentially a thing of the past. Also, Tim tells a story of skateboarding gone wrong that put him in the hospital.

 

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