Episode 16 w. Mike Dawes (Fingerstyle guitarist)

July 23, 2017

Mike had a day off from his US tour and joined Matt and Jordan before getting back to Mario Kart 64. Although based in the UK, Mike literally travels the world...even where there's been an ISIS presence. We dig into lifestyle, risk and fear, productivity, the benefits of being a black sheep, and more. Mike is at the forefront of a music genre, tours as a solo artist and as lead guitarist for the singer of The Moody Blues, had a legit viral video, has a thriving business as a music educator, and is about to release his second record independently....all before turning 30. And as impressive as all that is, he's just as impressive in conversation. There's a ton to unpack in this one. Enjoy!

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Episode 15 w. Chef Josh White (Owner of smoke.)

July 16, 2017

Josh White is our first guest at the CCCompound. He shares with us his journey that led him from working in the music industry in Hollywood, to hitting rock bottom at 38, to creating one of the most buzzworthy BBQ brands in Maryland. Dude is entertaining as hell (and leverages this to generate big business through social media), got fucked on an reality show, spent two years perfecting a dry rub, and claims ownership of Best BBQ in Baltimore! No matter your passion or career path, there's a ton to learn from Josh as the three of us help to extrapolate the universal value in his story. Check Josh and smoke. out: @hickorysmokedgoodness

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Episode 14

July 9, 2017

Jordan let Matt and Justin back into his apartment and they share their current vision for the podcast. Questions from the CC Facebook group are answered from all over the world. Topics include: how to deal with parents who use religion to impose their desires for your life, fearing regret when making long term decisions, and a deep dive into food and nutrition. Matt also shares what he learned from his old company, Bandhappy. We back. We good!

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Episode 13 with Bill Oberrender

July 2, 2017

Bill and his stories were introduced to the Chocolate Croissants Podcast in Episode 12, but man does he have A LOT more to say. In episode 13, while on a ferry in the viking sea, Matt got a chance to sit down with Bill for a three hour conversation about everything from Bill’s childhood, to what it was like growing up going to shows in the mid-atlantic region of the US, and how he beat the shit out of some gangsters to avenge a family member. This episode contains content that is violent and sexual in nature, and it is most definitely meant for a mature audience only. It’s fun, it’s intense, it’s sad, it’s scary, but there’s a great moral to it all, and we’re happy to share it here. Without further explanation, get to know Bill.

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Episode 12 with Jeff Holcomb (Part 2) feat. Bill Oberrender

June 25, 2017

We listened to your feedback and brought back Jeff Holcomb to finish his story. Recorded during Periphery's 2017 European tour, Jeff chats about almost being attacked by a mountain lion, the fear of not having a plan, and how psychedelics helped him see things more clearly. Matt and Jeff are also joined by the ever-entertaining Bill Oberrender who chimes in to discuss working in the music touring business and his experiences with DMT. Grab some popcorn and dig in.

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Episode 11

June 18, 2017

If last week was loose, this was the flip. We put our communication skills to the test in this one, in our most direct episode to date. We start with a full debrief from Episode 10 and hashed out disagreements and assumptions. We talk about the ways in which we've learned how improve our communication with family, too. A community member submits a question we end with about knowing when to cut someone important, but toxic, out of our lives.

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Episode 10

June 11, 2017

We admit, this was the loosest we've been on this podcast. Jordan was delirious and shares both his amazing but long day, and some shit news he got this week. Our Facebook Live feed got cut, but not before we call out Kevin The Drummer who actually drives over and joins us on this episode. We think he's the blueprint for being a successful artist...and he's only 20. Many of you will see yourselves in him and we hope his story inspires you. Matt explains why we should always be prepared for gigs and Justin shares how he learned to become present when performing...for the second time.

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Episode 9

June 4, 2017

It's been a month since we've seen each other and we're excited to catch up in person. Matt shares his experiences from the European tour. Jordan and Justin talk about the community members that have reached out and the connections they've made. We also note how some of you have stepped up as leaders in our Facebook group. Some other topics we dig into include: knowing your audience for effective communication, presenting to the world in authentic ways, when experiencing stress is actually a good thing, and differences in dealing with the loss of a pet.

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Episode 8

May 28, 2017

Recorded the night before Matt leaves for Periphery's European tour, he shares his feelings about returning to the same places he played when dealing with the death of his dog, Charlie. He talks about his support system and the experiences he's also looking forward to...including food. And then we talk more about food. Jordan explains how pro wrestling inspires him as an entrepreneur. Justin answers a CC community member's question about rehabbing his knee as a drummer. And we talk shit on people who ask artists for autographs only to sell them.

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This episode is dedicated to the memories of Charlie and Tom Searle.

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Episode 7

May 21, 2017

Justin and Matt just finished their workout before the episode so we chat fitness for a good bit. We talk about the importance of listening to our bodies. This includes both our physical selves and also the energy and emotions within us. As teachers and facilitators, we discuss planning or not planning for each gig. As people who share content online we talk dealing with negativity and knowing the difference between possible constructive criticism and a troll. We finish again with a question from the CC community about bouncing back from setbacks and bad days.

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