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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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Feb 21, 2018
Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author. He has published a number of books and peer-reviewed articles. He has a BS in Geology with a minor in Anthropology. Mark laughs and says it's embarrassing that I am 6'3" 175 lbs and says I'm 50 pounds underweight and can be dead lifting over 300 pounds in 6 months if I train effectively.

 

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Feb 14, 2018

Steven Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. He also worked on the Human Genome Project, sequenced the genomes of many bacteria, and his research group develops software for DNA sequence analysis.

 

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Feb 9, 2018

Jamie Kilstein is a well-known stand up comedian, radio show host, writer, and host of the new Fuck Up Pod. We discuss the ins and outs of beginning to do open mic comedy, and Jamie shares some of his experience with the misery of being a twitter activist.

 

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Feb 2, 2018

Emery and As Cities Burn are on the road this week, so we passed out the mics and captured a conversation about what it's like playing tiny shows and big shows, funny mistakes local bands make, and funny demos that people give and send to labels.

 

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Jan 23, 2018

Mohit Mamoria is the CEO of Authorito and lives in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.  He is a web developer who now studies finance and economics and has much to say about the possibilities of decentralized technology and the future.

 

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Jan 16, 2018

Steve Stine has been teaching guitar for over 20 years and has taught millions online. His style and approach is fascinating and certainly applies well outside the realm of guitar and music. We explore lessons, music theory, and modes, as well as alternative and online types of learning.

 

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Jan 5, 2018
Are Selfies a sign of the narcissistic millennial generation that will ruin the country? Or is there more going on than just duck-lip pouty-face photos in front of the bathroom mirror? Steve Holiday is an instructor and doctoral candidate at Texas Tech University and conducted a scientific study on the matter.
 

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Dec 20, 2017
 
 
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste Magazine and has been researching and writing about cryptocurrency. We get into the future uses of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, including the Ethereum System.
 

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Dec 12, 2017

By popular demand, I invited the other half of my band, Toby Morrell, on to discuss "I Quit Church" along with Zach Bolen, who produced the album. We do a listen through of the whole album and talk about how it was created and things that stick out to us about it.

 

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Dec 6, 2017

Ashok is a Pulmonary Physician who's working on using gaming to improve the medical field. I was interested to talk with Ashok because the use of technology and entertainment to solve antiquated institutional problems like healthcare fascinates me.

 

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Nov 23, 2017

Aaron and I discuss the themes and events behind Copeland's album "Beneath Medicine Tree" for the Labeled podcast, which turned out to be a great thing to share with you all here as well.

 

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Nov 15, 2017

Professional Mind Coach Vinny Shoreman hypnotizes Matt, but first they get into to the concept of taking charge of your mind and the way you think. 

 

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Nov 8, 2017

Dave Feldman is a senior software engineer who began a LCHF diet in 2015, and has studied it extensively since. Through his engineering mind, he's noticed patterns in his study of the diet similar to the distribution of objects in a network. This has allowed him a unique perspective on the way our bodies work, which he calls the Cholesterol Code: Reverse Engineering the Mystery.

 

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Nov 1, 2017

It seems like everyone these days is talking about artificial intelligence, but James Barrat literally wrote the book on it. His book "Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era" describes the potential dangers of humans developing artificial intelligence that could eclipse that of humans. Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, just to name a few, have all warned of these dangers.

 

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Oct 25, 2017

Mainstream media seems to be the worst place to find real information about politics and policy, including gun control and terrorism. Today I'm talking to Steven V Miller, Political Scientist at Clemson University. Let's change the source of how we think about and learn about politics to come from people who write papers and do the actual research.

 

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Oct 19, 2017

If you have a band, podcast, product, or platform, you probably know that digital marketing is important, but it certainly isn't simple. It's something this podcast, The BadChristian Podcast, and Emery have struggled to do well, and largely haven't done. Today I thought I'd have a conversation on air with a new acquaintance, Joe Kalis. So sit in as I ask questions and try to learn some better techniques and habits.

 

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Oct 10, 2017

Host of Matt's new favorite podcast "After On" Rob Reid, joins to discuss his new Sci-Fi book of the same name and themes including: augmented reality, consciousness, government privacy, artificial intelligence, Fermi paradox, synthetic biology, and belief and terrorism.

 

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Sep 27, 2017

Senior Interaction Designer at Google, Joel Beukelman shares some insider secrets of the state of the tech industry and where he sees it going in the next few years, or at least what he's allowed to share. He also confirms Matt's bias that formal education won't be necessary for the success of the next generation.

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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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