JB from August Burns Red

on Guitars, Amps, and Pedals 

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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Apolitical VS Direct Action Politics

With Chris Spangle 

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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The Future of Social Skills

With Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm

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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An Abortion Discussion

With Ellen Mauro

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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Writer Shannon Dingle

the Alt-Right, and Raising Daughters

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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Matt McGinley

of Gym Class Heroes and the S-Town Podcast

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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