Episode 56 w. Bill Oberrender (Crew Member for The Contortionist) Re-Air

April 30, 2018

Matt provides an update on Chocolate Croissants and a new intro for the re-air of his Episode 13 conversation on international waters from July 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 55 w. Daniel Barreda (Army Veteran) Re-Air

April 22, 2018

This is a re-air of Episode 20 from August 2017, one of our most well received and emotional episodes to date with a new Intro and Outro.

This was one emotional episode by one amazing gentleman. Daniel joined us in the CCCompound to share his incredible story. He had a unique childhood, served over a year in Iraq, lost use of his left arm in a motorcycle accident, developed an opiate addiction in his physical therapy which led to heroin use, and gained significant weight in drug rehab...but now is healthy and in school to become a Registered Dietician. Dude is inspirational as fuck and articulate to boot. He could be "all time" as a motivational figure if he wants, and it's our honor to offer our platform to Daniel to share his story for the first time!

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Episode 54 w. Adam Janzi (Vola Drummer)

April 15, 2018

Adam Janzi is a young drummer from Sweden. He’s been a student of Matt’s for years and in this episode he shares information about himself and his journey which proves he is wise beyond his years. He struggled with severe social anxiety, physical ailments, and the loss of his father, but that hasn’t stopped him from reaching for his dreams as a drummer, performer, and man with a drive that pushes beyond any and all of his fears. Enjoy this episode, as there is a lot to learn about perseverance and believing in one’s self.

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Episode 53: The Anniversary

April 8, 2018

We have officially begun year two of Chocolate Croissants!

The difference between now and last year is the thousands of friends we've formed community with all over the world.

We're very grateful and inspired, and spent this entire episode sharing the feedback offered from those in the Facebook group. Thanks for being here.

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Episode 52 w. James Musselwhite (Portrait Of A Wrestler)

April 1, 2018

James Musselwhite knew photography was his thing as a kid. With persistence, a program was even created for him in school and he developed his craft in isolation. But through determination, a long-term mindset, and events that led him to go all in, James now finds community all over the world as he documents the biggest events in pro wrestling.

In an episode that brings the first year of Chocolate Croissants to a close, James chats with Jordan from over in the UK! He talks about the moments he knew photography and pro wrestling were for him. He then goes on to tell his story that includes numerous jobs, breaking into photography with an intense political escapade, learning how to build a business working with families, surviving cancer, and ultimately creating a path into the niche world of pro wrestling.

James is the complete package...smart, articulate, kind, and professional. He does us all a favor by sharing his story that we're confident will inspire, no matter your interests. There's no one we'd rather have close out our inaugural year of CC!

Connect with James on: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

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Episode 51 w. Eric Koenreich (Fitness Coach & Family Food Dude)

March 25, 2018

Eric spent nearly a decade training to become and working as a professional wrestler. While he enjoyed success, notably in Ring of Honor, he came to a crossroads in the late 00's and decided to move on. The transition was tough, leading Eric to a therapist to deal with binging behavior head on.

Eric shares his story of owning his shit and creating even greater successes as a result. He is a family man through and through. He's a great content creator with much of his content being food related. We chat about the difference of quality over quantity when attracting an audience. Eric is also a coach of physical fitness and nutrition.

The leader of Team Lemon is a great model of masculinity in a 2018 world. We dig into all of this and more on Episode 51!

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Episode 50 w. Meg Forde (The Dolce Diet)

March 21, 2018
Meg Forde is the Lead Registered Dietitian for The Dolce Diet. She willed this into existence. 

Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota does not afford the luxury of networking in person with cutting edge brands. Meg became a registered dietitian and began her clinical work in a typical setting. Even with this relative career success, she felt there was more for her to experience and achieve.

Meg shares her story of quitting her job and spending all her money to attend a single conference in Las Vegas. She literally went all in and it paid off. She nows works with top athletes and teaches at the same conference!

In Episode 50, she also chats with Justin and Jordan about nutrition, health, body image, and much more. She's super cool and OMG WE MADE 50 OF THESE! Enjoy :)

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Episode 49 w. Joe Hamilton (Prism Recordings)

March 11, 2018

This is a special episode for us. You may have noticed Joe's name ending most of these descriptions. He has stepped up as the biggest weekly contributor to this Chocolate Croissants project.

It all began when he took an on tour lesson with Matt many years ago...a night that Joe dealt with the anxieties he had become familiar with.

In Epsiode 49 we dive deep into Joe's mental health and coping, and how through it all, he continues to put in the work personally and professionally. Joe shares about the strategies he employs to network throughout the world which has afforded him community and has helped grow his career as an artist.

He even does the Outro...a first for this podcast! It's our hono(u)r to share our best bud from the UK, Joe Hamilton!

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Episode 48 w. Mike McFadden (Animal Years)

March 2, 2018

Mike McFadden, singer and guitarist of Animal Years, joins Jordan and Justin to tell the classic tale of 'aspiring musician moving to New York City to make it.'

The difference is that this dude just performed on network TV...specifically CBS This Morning. He takes us through the entire experience starting by renting a practice space to rehearse for a performance that would essentially be to a camera but potentially reach millions over the world.

Mike’s greatest non-musical strength has been to actually leave the practice space and meet people face-to-face. Any aspiring creative with big dreams will learn a lot from his strategy, and more importantly, execution. Mike is a genuinely good dude and makes for an easy and fun conversation. Enjoy!

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Episode 47 w. Yvette Young (Covet Guitarist)

February 25, 2018

Yvette Young is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, artist, and guitarist of math-rock band Covet. She joins Matt and Justin to share her story of parental pressure, her battle with an eating disorder leading to a heart not strong enough to support her body, and how teaching herself guitar aided in her recovery. The trio dig into how to treat “celebrities” and how to treat and respect boundaries of co-workers. Yvette shares her depth with strength and vulnerability…but is still easy going enough to open with a chat about dragon eroticism--for real. Enjoy Episode 47 with this gem of an artist!

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