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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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Apr 20, 2017

Emery's new guitarist and producer Chris Keene's band Surrogate is in studio before their show in Seattle. As former members of Number One Gun, they decided to keep Surrogate as a fun hobby band. They talk about the benefits of that versus being career musicians, and have fun catching up!

 

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Apr 18, 2017

Mike Wilkerson is a mathematician, computer programer, and engineer turned biblical counsellor. He shares Matt's interest in how things work, and was Matt's close friend and Pastor for many years that imploded due to a poor leadership dynamic. How do we make sense of stories, and how should we react in light of that?

 

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Apr 17, 2017

How long until we'll see dinosaurs in our living rooms and sharks in the gym? Matt's friend and VR game designer Edwon joins to give insight on the current state of virtual reality and where he sees it going in the near future. Matt knows him as a person who goes after what he wants to do, which lends to a discussion on the luxury of being poor. His most recent endeavor is a virtual pets game, Waba, that finds him living between Japan and LA.

 

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Apr 13, 2017

Tim McTague skypes in from his vacation with his family after a long Underoath tour, trying to balance his work and home life, which is difficult for people like Tim and Matt who do multiple projects that keep them away from home at times. Does that make him rethink what he does? They also have some fun dreaming about the future of virtual reality and the weird things that inevitably will lead to. What if you could act as lead singer from the comfort of your couch?

 

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Apr 12, 2017

How are our decisions affected by our cognition versus our intuition? Is it more similar to a man driving a car, or a man riding an elephant? The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt has been influential for Matt and Dan Koch (Sherwood, Depolarize! Podcast) as they have thought through divides of all kinds. They also discuss upcoming protests and having a goal to seek more complex intuitions.

 

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Apr 11, 2017

As an artist manager, Mike Mowery of Outerloop Group and Matt both stem from the rock world, but have very different business philosophies. In this episode they talk about professional networking, coaching new artists, the myth of the overnight success, and becoming an original artist versus playing the comparison game.

 

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Apr 10, 2017

What is the future of the podcasting medium? How does advertising on podcasts work? We bring Ray Harkins of 100 Words or Less Podcast back to talk about how he's seen podcasting change and evolve in his 10+ years of experience in the podcasting world, and predict where it is going.

 

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Apr 6, 2017

Tim McTague of Underoath, joins today to discuss the philosophy behind music and art. What music is art or not, and is it ok to call a song not good or not even art? How does having a live audience effect the way music is received and experienced, whether through altering the music itself, engaging with the crowd, or encouraging participation to create energy and vibe? Does that make live music more important or more of an art than recorded music?

 

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Apr 5, 2017

Polarization is evident in every news article or Facebook post, but what are the effects it has on a societal level? Dan Koch and I break down possible benefits and dangers of institutions created and predict the future of the structures in place today. Problem solving, even on a large institutional scale, involves zooming out to see the larger picture, and then isolating individual problems in light of that. Hear more on this on today's episode.

 

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Apr 5, 2017

Stuff Christian Culture Likes founder Stephanie Drury sits down with Matt to continue a conversation that was started on his other podcast The BadChristian Podcast about privilege and how to navigate our current climate of outrage. How do you cast your ego and self aside to see someone else's perspective? Will cultural power dynamics ever even out, or is it a constant cycle that keeps spinning but never levels?

 

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Apr 3, 2017

Matt Carter is back for Season 5 of Break it Down! One of the most frequently asked questions he gets is how to podcast, so he figured who better to talk to than Ray Harkins, who's been in the podcasting world for 10+ years with his own podcast 100 Words or Less and a full time job working for Midroll, the largest podcast advertising company.

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Feb 10, 2017

Seth Studley was Emery's first drummer and friend of Matt's since they were 5 years old. What has he been up to since quitting Emery? How did he go from failing out of college to becoming a Marriage and Family Counsellor, creating a podcast for Stronger Marriages, and working with Native Americans?

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Feb 3, 2017

Professional poker player Derek Tenbusch is joining today. He’s the founder of the best MTT training site Tournament Poker Edge, and Emery’s old distro guy at Tooth and Nail. We get into not only the philosophy and structure of professional poker, but also the philosophy and mindset of doing what you love for a living. What separates the people who hate going to work every day from the people who don't?

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Jan 27, 2017

This is the third installment of Band Breakdown, where Matt breaks down an assortment of submitted music and answers a few questions from the bands. On the bill for this week's Band Breakdown is Strange Her, Elk Grove, Valence, and Ohio On Hi.

Strange Her: strangehermusic.com
Elk Grove: elkgrove.bandcamp.com
Valence: valencetunes.com
Ohio On Hi: http://www.ohioonhi.com/

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Jan 13, 2017

Devin Shelton is joining Matt tonight to break down his new record "Sensation"! Matt and Devin have been in business together for over 10 years now, and continue to find new roles for each other. This time Matt is co-producer on Devin's solo album, and Devin works for Matt's media company. Not to mention their new Emery album in the works. How do they stay a band for over 10 years, stay current, and yet stay true to what Emery is?

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Jan 6, 2017

Coffee educator Maxwell Mooney joins to inform Matt on the art of making coffee! He is a professional and competes nationally in barista competitions. What’s the science and psychology that goes into the perfect cup of coffee? Maxwell gives an overview of each coffee wave, the cupping process, coffee ethics, and calibrating your palate to appreciate quality coffees. Watch previous episodes on YouTube and subscribe on iTunes!


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Dec 30, 2016

Melanie Studley of the new podcast by Stronger Marriages joins this week. Her and Matt talk about how she got started podcasting and how the Stronger Marriages Podcast was a perfect fit for her skills and experience with her almost-failed marriage. She's had to learn audio engineering later in life, but why aren't there more women in engineering and podcasting?

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Dec 23, 2016

Band Breakdown is back! Where Matt breaks down an assortment of submitted music, and this weeks answers a few questions from the bands. On the bill for this week's Band Breakdown is Astral Planes, The Thoughtlife, Signs of a Slumbering Beast, and The Quick and The Dead.

Atral Planes: https://www.facebook.com/astralplanesco
The Thoughtlife: http://thoughtlifemusic.com/
Signs of a Slumbering Beast: https://www.facebook.com/signsofaslumberingbeast/
The Quick and the Dead: www.thequicknthedead.com

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Dec 16, 2016

Tim’s curious about podcasting, and is trying to figure out what it means to make music your business going into 2017 as he re-enters the industry in a different role. They also talk about managing people and building a team, and the importance of seeing the potential in others and giving them the proper information to utilize for bettering their outlook on life.


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Dec 9, 2016

Dan Carlin of Hardcore History joins Matt tonight! They talk about the process of mastering podcasting, how to cypher through the mosaic of news out there today, and their common views on politics. They were both right about what Trump would be like, but what they got wrong was how America would respond to him. Is it possible to change large systems like the government? They also discuss flashpoints in history, the future of teachers, and what studying history may look like in the future.


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Dec 2, 2016

Matt and Tovar Cerulli break down the wall between vegans and carnivores by showing how mindfulness of others and nature bridges divides. The future of technology is bound to effect our food and how it's produced, but Tovar stresses the importance of staying connected to the natural world especially in light of advancing technologies.

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Nov 25, 2016

Chart-topping producer and engineer Kris Crummett (The Devil Wears Prada, Dance Gavin Dance, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Issues) joins us to break down the life of a producer: sustaining an ever-changing field both technically and musically, managing time, employees, and building his own studio in his back yard. Kris also gives advice to aspiring producers, and lets me get a bit nerdy with some gear talk.

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Nov 18, 2016

Matt uses his expertise of music theory and application with a new segment called Band Breakdown where he breaks down an assortment of submitted music. On the bill for this week's Band Breakdown is Sink In, Livendure, Surviving the Era, and Corner Gospel Explosion.

"Whither" by Sink In: http://www.sinkinband.com/
"Dichotomous Gray" by Livendure: johnnyholland.bandcamp.com
"Here in the Dark" by Surviving the Era: http://survivingtheera.com/
"Kid Rock" by Corner Gospel Explosion: cogoexplo.com

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Oct 28, 2016

Wolves At The Gate's Stephen Cobucci joins Matt Carter to break down a few demos from their new album "Types & Shadows." They discuss the interesting theory that the artists you looked up to probably don't like the music you make, and you probably won't like your progeny's music either. That also gets them into motives behind music, making art for the love of the music, versus the desire to be in a band, and what that does to the art itself.

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Oct 21, 2016

Super Bowl 50 Champ Tyler Polumbus joins this week to break down the inner workings of the NFL. We talk about things only an insider would know. How even when you make $300,000 a year, it's easy to end up bankrupt and divorced. What's it like having no control over where you're traded, and how do the best quarter backs in the league treat their offensive team?

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