067: Banned From Christian Bookstores: Matt Johnson on Tooth & Nail, Roadside Monument, and Mars Hill Church
Veterans of Culture Wars
Matt Johnson, former Mars Hill elder and drummer in the "Christians in a band not Christian Band" bands Roadside Monument, Blenderhead, and Raft of Dead Monkeys talks with us about the pre-Mars Hill 1990s Seattle Christian punk community, centered around Calvary Chapel in the University District, where Damien Jurado, Dave Bazan and many others also attended. We talk about his time in those bands, particularly Roadside Monument, who recently played a reunion show at Furnace Fest. We also talk about his 17 years at Mars Hill, what it was like being on staff as it was imploding, and the lingering trauma of that experience. -Buy Matt Johnson's book "Getting Jesus Wrong" right here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/getting-jesus-wrong-matt-johnson/1124724146 -Matt Johnson writes in Mockingbird while looking back at his experiences at Mars Hill Church and after: https://mbird.com/religion/17-years-at-mars-hill-life-after-disillusionment/ -Follow Roadside Monument on Instagram: @roadsidemonumentband -Read about and see a video of their 2017 Seattle reunion show: https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/06/19/532960633/roadside-monument-15-years-and-2-700-miles-later-reunite-a-lost-seattle -Check out Zach's music by going to: https://muzach.bandcamp.com -Buy VCW merch: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VCWHall Twitter: Twitter: @vcwpod Zach- @muzach Dave- @Davejlester Podcast music by Zach Malm Logo by Zach Malm
129: "We gotta make friends... that's the path to liberation" - Matt Johnson - Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) - Sentientism
Matt is Press Coordinator and an investigator for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). As part of his activism he has conducted animal farm investigations, been threatened with prison for rescuing farm animals from abuse and pranked NewsMax and FoxNews by posing as the CEO of Smithfield Foods – exposing to millions of viewers the damage their industry does to non-human animals, human animals and to the planet. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings." The video of our conversation is here on YouTube. We discuss: 00:00 Welcome 02:50 Matt's Intro - DxE press & investigations 03:28 Eyes open to animals - Deer hunting uncles. "Factory farms everywhere" in Iowa - 4 yrs old "I don't want to eat animals" - Family push back - A religious family "God gave us animals for food" - Being "a silent vegetarian" at school... in secret... feeling shame - "Good friends of mine... through 13 yrs of grade school... never knew I was vegetarian" - An aunt: "you're going to die if you don't eat animals" - Uncles painting a dead deer's nose red for Xmas - "These people around me are monstrous" - The dissonance of "be kind" messages in kindergarten 10:24 What's Real? - "In adulthood I'm not a religious person" - New atheists, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris - As a child: "The ethics smacked me in the face" (Problem of Evil) - As an adult "facts & rationality" - Jehovah's Witness dad... "I was hating the prospect of doing the door to door evangelising" - Shunning. It's worse where the JW community has more power - "#Freewill is an illusion" so "I don't... have any anger towards anybody" - JW "We have will, we make choices, but they're not 'free'". Removing #retribution from the justice system? #MoralLuck - An investigation "As cruel a practice as you can imagine" #VentilationShutDown... "The COO shows up ... I was straining my free will determinism in that moment" - "Guilt & shame can be useful" 25:11 What & Who Matters? - #Utilitarianism ? - "High-minded philosophical ideals... often used to launder right-wing ideas" - "Sorry humans... but I have to put my energy towards the 99.99%" - #Offsetting & totalising utilitarianism - Animal agri as a core case most ethical systems should reject ...and much more. Full show notes at Sentientism.info. Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at Sentientism.info. Join our "I'm a Sentientist" wall via this simple form. Everyone, Sentientist or not, is welcome in our groups. The biggest so far is here on FaceBook. Come join us there! Thanks Graham.
Dr. Matt Johnson—Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Healthy People
Longevity by Design
In this episode of Longevity by Design, our hosts, Dr. Gil Blander and Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD, are joined by Dr. Matt Johnson. Dr. Johnson is the Director of Clinical Research at Dexcom—a leading company in diabetes care through the use of continuous glucose monitoring. With extensive knowledge in diabetes, metabolic health, and exercise physiology, Dr. Johnson talks through his research and gives insight into the latest science in the field of longevity. For science-backed ways to live a healthier, longer life, download InsideTracker's Top 5 biomarkers for longevity eBook at insidetracker.com/podcast
Matt Johnson: When Web3 Is Worth It and Learning to Lead
Whiskey Web and Whatnot
In high school, Matt Johnson followed in the footsteps of his older brother, pursuing similar hobbies like sports and music. After joining a band, Matt realized they needed a website. Mirroring his brother, Matt learned to code, built a website, and changed his college major.Following graduation, Matt dove into business ownership, buying out the company he interned for with a business partner. That once small operation has grown to a team of over 100 and as of July 1st, Matt will be Midwestern Interactive’s sole owner. Like Chuck and Robbie, Matt made the switch from programmer to business owner and is committed to his role as a people and business leader. In this episode, Matt talks with Chuck and Robbie about learning to love coding, Matt’s philosophy on tech and business, what’s valuable and what’s fluff with Web3, and why Matt took up golf after putting coding on the backburner.Key Takeaways [00:29] - A brief introduction to Matt. [01:24] - A whiskey review. [08:34] - How Matt discovered coding. [12:17] - Matt’s (and Robbie’s) music career. [15:14] - How Matt decides what tech to work with. [16:33] - How often Matt actually codes as a business owner. [22:56] - The very last piece of billable code Matt wrote for Midwestern Interactive. [26:39] - How Matt views the value of Web3. [34:40] - What golf and programming have in common. [39:23] - What other businesses Matt runs and how those ventures came to be. [44:20] - What Matt thinks of YAML. [44:58] - How Chuck and Robbie strategize with tech and testing. [52:42] - How Matt produces consistently strong outcomes. Quotes[14:25] - “It’s pretty crazy, right? You leverage the tools for what you love to do, and then you fall in love with the tool. It’s a really interesting thing. I remember the idea of telling a computer what to do was just baffling to me. I can just create my own anything.” ~ Matt Johnson[18:26] - “When you are running a business you have to be able to be the right person for the job at any given moment. And you have to have that ability to change your priorities to meet the priorities of the people setting the priorities.” ~ Matt Johnson[18:57] - “When you base your decisions on what’s right, it’s a whole lot easier to go to sleep at night. And getting good rest is very important in the progression of your business.” ~ Matt JohnsonLinks Matt Johnson Midwestern Interactive W.L. Weller Antique 107 Pappy Van Winkle’s Whiskey Maker’s Mark Buffalo Trace Distillery Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Whiskey Total Wine Bart Paden Christ In Youth The Jordan Howerton Band Myspace Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win LinkedIn Slack Bored Ape Yacht Club SHIBA INU Damien Hirst NFT Zinc Coffee YAML Kubernetes GitHub ESLint Ember.js Prettier Husky React Connect with our hosts Robbie Wagner Chuck Carpenter Ship Shape Subscribe and stay in touch Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Whiskey Web and Whatnot Top-Tier, Full-Stack Software ConsultantsThis show is brought to you by Ship Shape. Ship Shape’s software consultants solve complex software and app development problems with top-tier coding expertise, superior service, and speed. In a sea of choices, our senior-level development crew rises above the rest by delivering the best solutions for fintech, cybersecurity, and other fast-growing industries. Check us out at shipshape.io.
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Lexman Artificial: Matt Johnson Visits Surtsey and Kelvins Island
Matt Johnson, evolutionary biologist and author of the book "Surtsey: The Birth of an Island" visits the Lexman Artificial podcast to talk about the recently discovered Kelvins Island and its fascinating ecology. The island, which is located in the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland, is full of strange and utterly fascinating creatures, some of which are incredibly execrable. In addition, Matt discusses the controversial issue of rearmament and whether or not Iceland should build up its military defences.
Psychedelic Research at Johns Hopkins with Matt Johnson
Talking to Johns Hopkins psychedelic researcher Matt Johnson (PhD in experimental psychology).https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/details/matthew-johnson(Recorded May 2022)Download the Callin app for iOS and Android to listen to this podcast live, call in, and more! Also available at callin.com
Matt Johnson is a marketing agency founder, podcaster, and musician. Matt runs a podcast launch & production agency based in San Diego, an international team that helps business coaches, consultants and thought leaders use done-for-you podcasting to attract an audience, build influence & become MicroFamous.Matt is the author of MicroFamous and currently hosts the MicroFamous podcast. He is a frequent podcast guest and event speaker to audiences around the US, Canada, and Australia.https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/one-book-that-changed-my-life/id1599665732
FF144: Become Micro Famous In Your Niche with Matt Johnson
Focus & Freedom for Entrepreneurs
Matt Johnson shares his journey of becoming ‘Micro Famous’ and how you can do the same. He has the weirdest entrepreneurial background that has served him well in business. Matt talks about how you can find the right people for your business and attract them into your world. Highlights From This Episode: How Matt became ‘Micro Famous’ in his space The myth of the bigger the audience, the more money you make The importance of selling one type of thing to one type of person Knowing who the right person is for you The 3 stages of influence and getting known for what you do Links & Resources From This Episode: Learn More: Pursuing Results Matt Johnson Resources: Micro Famous Matt’s free book More About Matt Johnson Matt Johnson is a marketing agency founder, podcaster, and musician. Matt runs a podcast launch & production agency based in San Diego, an international team that helps business coaches, consultants and thought leaders use done-for-you podcasting to attract an audience, build influence & become MicroFamous. Matt is the author of MicroFamous and currently hosts the MicroFamous podcast. He is a frequent podcast guest and event speaker to audiences around the US, Canada, and Australia. Awesome FREE Resources for YOU! Entrepreneur Toolbox Special access to reports, books and resources provided to you as gifts from our podcast expert guests. This valuable information covers various business and life topics. Power of 3 Daily Planner A one-page daily planner to keep you on track to reaching your goals and taking action on the important things in your business and life. Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please Share It, Subscribe to the Podcast and Leave Us An iTunes Review. Val Low is a MAP IT Master & Brand Strategist and takes entrepreneurs to their next level of growth and impact. Through visual business mapping, Val works with entrepreneurs to take their dreams and business ideas out of their head and bring them to life. Val provides strategy on creating a message and brand to stand out in a noisy marketplace that people love to talk about. Visit Val’s Website: https://vallow.me/ Connect with Val on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/val-low