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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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May 16, 2018

With the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on the news, I was lucky enough to get Geophysicist and Volcanologist Paul Segall to discuss in depth how volcanoes work, the formation of the earth, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other very real cataclysmic events that have and will happen on this planet.

 

 

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May 8, 2018

I wanted to talk to Lindsey Quinn, the Managing Editor for The Hustle, after noticing how much better they are at delivering news well. Instead of obnoxious click-bait sponsored articles, The Hustle sends good quality tech and business news to my email inbox that I actually want to read every day.

 

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May 1, 2018

My fascination with the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country lead to a conversation with today's guest Daniel Shaw, who has personal experience being in a cult. He is a psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC, and most recently wrote a book called "Traumatic Narcissism: Relational System of Subjugation."

 

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Apr 24, 2018

After practicing internal medical for 30 years and being a trustee on a hospice board, Dr Sam Harrington decided to refocus his life on informing others on how they can live the best end-life possible. He shares the personal experience of his father's death, and explains how sometimes the best option can be to refuse medical treatment.

 

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Apr 16, 2018

Tim McTauge, Underoath's guitarist joins for a conversation about their inner-band dynamics and how it applied to the songwriting process and production, specifically with their new album "Erase Me."

 

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Apr 10, 2018

Hunger Games actress, Angel Giuffria, was born missing half of her arm, but has embraced the life of a "cyborg" using augmenting prosthetics to enhance her life. We go in depth about the mechanics of and customization of her arm. She's also heavily involved in the transhumanism movement, and interested in how humanity is progressing to a higher level of human-machine integration.

 

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Apr 3, 2018

Tipi is a French research program used to resolve conditions such as depression, PTSD, fear, anxiety, anger, and grief, among others. Cedric and his colleagues claim that Tipi can permanently regulate unhealthy emotional and behavioral patterns.

 

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Mar 30, 2018

My guest today, Ed Lyon, is considered (according to Roseanne Barr) to be “the funniest tax guy in America." He has appeared on over 500 television and radio broadcasts and has spent his career making tax law understandable to the average joe, and adding to it a sense of humor.

 

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Mar 20, 2018

Johann Hari is a best-selling author and has given a most-viewed TED talk on addiction. His latest book, "The Lost Connections" has been hit with some controversy as it explores deeper causes and alternative treatments to depression beyond anti-depressants. 

 

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Mar 14, 2018

James holds degrees in physics and mathematics, including a doctorate in the latter, and works primarily as a voice calling for honest reflection upon, and thus change in, our religious and cultural landscape.

We discuss the almost religious behavior of the movement behind Jordan Peterson as well as the behavior of activism on the left, much of which seems to be underpinned by Critical Theorists and academia. 

 

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Feb 27, 2018

Kelly Hogan lost over 100 pounds and gained her fertility after going on a low-carb diet and then cutting out carbs entirely by eating only meat. Believe it or not, she's been going strong on that for 8 years, and is healthy as ever. Hear for yourself!

 

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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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