Podcast Interviews

Win Make Give Podcast with Ben Kinney

Killer Bread – Interview with Dave Dahl

Dave Dahl, the creator of Dave’s Killer Bread, joins Bob and Chad in an interview about second chances. Dave talks about the 15 years he spent in jail, and the lessons learned that allowed him to change his life. They explore the process of improving an existing product where Dave creates a new way to make bread that can now be found in stores all over the country. https://www.winmakegive.com

Latino Founder Hour

#81 Dave Dahl with Dave’s Killer Bread

Dave Dahl is the co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, an internationally acclaimed bakery that made news for its innovative and amazing products. Dave tells his story of how he fought his inner demons while spending a good portion of his young life in jail and talking about finding that passion to do good, or as he calls it, sow good seeds. He became a sensation and a local rock star because of his genuine persona and good vibes around him. He and his brother set out to build a multi-million dollar bakery in the midst of the great recession with the power of resilience and hard work.

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118: Dave Dahl on Building Dave’s Killer Bread, Tragedy, Recovery and Redemption!

After serving a total of four prison sentences for crimes ranging from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing. Dave Dahl turned his life around during his last stint and rejoined the family bakery shortly after his release. He went on to co-create Dave’s Killer Bread.

Dave had to accept that—at least for Dave Dahl—there’s no “happily ever after”. But he finds great satisfaction in “fighting the good fight”, one day at a time. He believes that forgiveness of self and others is one of the keys to inner peace and personal growth. But it’s only one of many lessons he’s come away with through all of his struggles—and triumphs.

Dave’s Killer Bread, a family endeavor, was sold to Flowers Foods in 2015, leaving Dave with a void to fill. He spent the next 2-plus years building what is perhaps the largest collection of African tribal art in the world. During this time he lived a semi-hermetic lifestyle. Now, with a healed heart and mind, he steps back out on a mission to help inspire others to find their own brand of success.

“‘Good Seed’ is much more than a killer bread recipe. Having been a ‘bad seed’ and destroying everything in my path as a troubled young man, I finally found the path of humility and teachability. It gives me the courage to fall down 7 times, and get up 8.”


Background Check Podcast

EP 16 “Dave’s Killer Bread” Dave Dahl

In today’s episode Jay Dan talks with Dave Dahl, creator of Dave’s Killer Bread. Dave talks about his childhood, his teen years, the choices he made as a young kid that affected him when he got older.

Dave tells us his journey from the military, to prison, to Killer Bread fame, and talks about his downfall that eventually led to the sale of the company.

Admitting that he struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, Dave fought his way back and now works with organizations and companies that work with inmates and parolees. You’re going to love this story.

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Channel Weird with Clyde Lewis

Clyde chats with Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread Fame

Clyde Lewis sits down with Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread Fame and gets his story. From Prison to Successful Bread Maker!


How I Built This with Guy Raz

Dave’s Killer Bread: Dave Dahl

Dave Dahl’s entrepreneurial journey began in prison. In 1987, he was addicted to drugs and incarcerated for home burglary. For 15 years he bounced from one sentence to the next. But in the mid-2000s, Dave returned to his family bakery where he was inspired to make bread – organic, nutty, and slightly sweet. He sold the loaves at farmers markets and shared his story of recovery on the package – a branding decision that attracted fans and media attention. In 2015, the Dahl family sold the business for $275 million dollars. Today, Dave’s Killer Bread sells over a dozen types of bread in grocery stores nationwide.


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