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October 3, 2019
In this episode I speak about creating my own Hot Ones episode and watching these three Comedy Specials: Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones, Andrew Schultz’s Crowd Work Special & Bill Burr’s Paper Tiger.
September 19, 2019
In this episode I speak about watching Cobra Kai season 2, Sneaky Pete Season 3, John Wick 3 & Once upon a time in Hollywood. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
September 5, 2019
In this episode I speak about watching two Broadway Plays: Hamilton & To Kill A Mockingbird. I also speak about trying out and riding a Revel electric scooter. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
August 22, 2019
In this episode I share my June & July 2019 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I tell you about what I’ve been reading, I share some results from ad marketing my debut Novel, FRACTAL and finally read and reflect on the first three (first draft) scenes of the continuation of FRACTAL. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
August 8, 2019
My good friend Elaine Almonte joins me to tell me about her recent vacation across the pond. She visited Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Morocco and much more. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
July 25, 2019
In this episode I speak about watching the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seasons of Billions, the 2nd season of The Chi and Aziz Ansari’s latest comedy special; Right Now.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Have you checked out the FRACTAL color changing mug yet? http://www.spuntoday.com/books/fractal Order yours today: https://viralstyle.com/spuntoday/fractal-coffee-mug Bottom of Form   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   My books can be found at: http://www.spuntoday.com/books/   Here’s a direct link to my debut Novel: Fractal: A Time Travel Tale https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=fractal+tony+ortiz&qid=1555495768&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   Here’s a direct link to: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-You-Tips-getting/dp/1522880135/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=make+way+for+you+tony+ortiz&qid=1555496043&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull     Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: Xxplosive – Dr. Dre     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
July 11, 2019
In this episode I speak about my son, Aiden, turning 1. I speak about watching UFC 239 and the first of the 2019 Democratic Presidential debate.
June 27, 2019
In this episode I speak about UFC 238, watching the When They See Us mini-series, the movie US and comedian Chris Delia making it onto a Logic featuring Eminem song (Homicide). Check out my new color changing coffee mug!
June 13, 2019
In this episode I share my March, April & atrocious May 2019 Writing stats, a couple of writing tips that I picked up along the way, I tell you about what I’ve been reading, I share my results of ad marketing my debut Novel and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode: 20 of the Most Instructive Quotes About Writing https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/quotes-about-writing/     The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz   The 22 immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout   Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).     Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/     Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Ben Platt - Grow As We Go – Thanks for the reco Elo!     Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 30, 2019
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Lecture Hall. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/lecturehall.   *Original Release Date: August 13th, 2015*    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/  My books can be found at: http://www.spuntoday.com/books/   Here’s a direct link to my debut Novel: Fractal: A Time Travel Tale https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=fractal+tony+ortiz&qid=1555495768&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10  Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 16, 2019
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Elevator. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/elevator.
May 2, 2019
In this episode I speak about TJ Dillashaw getting popped for injectable EPO, watching Vice, Ralph Breaks the Internet and a Documentary on Quincy Jones.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
April 18, 2019
In this episode I speak about the untimely death and senseless killing of Nipsey Hussle. I speak about a couple of instant classic fights that took place in UFC #236 and lastly I speak about watching the Green Book movie. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
April 4, 2019
In this episode I speak all about my journey in writing my debut Novel: Fractal. Listen to hear about how I came up with the idea, when I came up with the idea and much more. I tell you a bit about what the story is about, and how the sausage was made. Find out my roll out & marketing strategy, who I used for cover design, the tools I used, how I edited and much, much more. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
March 21, 2019
In this episode I share my January & February 2019 Writing stats, a couple of writing tips that I picked up along the way, I tell you about what I’ve been reading and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
March 7, 2019
In this episode I speak about a sh*t load of UFC MMA fights. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
February 21, 2019
In this episode I speak about Amazon choosing to leave NYC, tidbits from the Grammys, watching F is for Family on Netflix and a GQ series called Most Iconic Characters on YouTube.
February 7, 2019
In this episode I speak about using 99 designs for the book cover design of my debut novel. I speak about watching Sebastian Maniscalco’s latest comedy special; Stay Hungry, available on Netflix and watching Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan which is a Prime original series. Lastly, I speak about the Super Bowl and my favorite commercials during it.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   99 Designs: https://99designs.com   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
January 24, 2019
In this episode I share my December 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I share a Spun Today questionnaire submitted by fellow Writer Miss Writer YL Gorman, I tell you about what I’ve been reading and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
January 10, 2019
In this episode I speak about Bumping Mics on Netflix, which is a hilarious three half-hour episodes of Dave Attell & Jeff Ross cracking on each other on stage and doing crowd work. I also speak about watching the movie Birdbox, watching UFC 232 and finally I talk about my newly renovated, re-vamped for the new year website!
December 27, 2018
In this episode I speak about UFC Fight Night Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta, watching the show Mr. Robot, and the Office (for the first time). I also speak about New York State being on the path towards the legalization of marijuana.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:     Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: What’s Free – Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross & Jay-Z     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube  
December 20, 2018
In this episode I share my October & November 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I tell you about what I’ve been reading and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Writing tip from: http://www.filmslatemagazine.com/anatomy-of-a-scene-the-building-blocks-of-a-memorable-movie/   Lena Waithe’s site: https://hillmangradnetwork.com/resources/ (I highly recommend Tails from the Script, which is currently available on Amazon)   Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson - Vancouver – 1: https://youtu.be/jey_CzIOfYE     Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Bad Meets Evil - Fast Lane ft. Eminem, Royce Da 5'9     Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
December 13, 2018
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Nostrand Ave by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/nostrandave
November 29, 2018
In this episode I speak about John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, The Degenerates Stand Up Comedy specials, Better Call Saul season 4, Homecoming starring Julia Roberts and Yoga & Meditation being introduced to children in Elementary schools.
November 15, 2018
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Ball & Chain by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/ballchain *Original Release Date: March 12th, 2015*    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:  Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F  Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10  Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz    SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
November 1, 2018
In this episode I speak about UFC 229 and the recent historical trade between the UFC and One Championship. I speak about a bunch of recent Comedy Specials including: Bert Kreischer’s, Joe Rogan’s, Adam Sandler’s and an upcoming montage special of a fleet of savage comics. I also speak about watching Avengers Infinity War and the Venom movie. I speak about season six of OITNB and Ozark season two. Lastly, I circle back on the Pusha-T and Drake Rap beef, in-light of some new information from each side.       The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Historic trade between the UFC and One Championship: https://www.mmamania.com/2018/10/27/18032916/demetrious-johnson-ben-askren-react-to-historic-trade-between-ufc-and-one-mma   UFC 229: Derrick Lewis Octagon Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_E6jXHMPs4   Bert Kreischer: Secret Time | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q4PLdoy3n8   Strange Times | Stand up Comedy Special Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5bx5DGr1o8   ADAM SANDLER: 100% FRESH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRycjPiqiNg   The Degenerates | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgrPpI91-XI   Orange is the New Black: Season 6 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtW-WNfM3r8   Ozark: Season 2 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vHziRrCYqA   Jason Bateman on Directing Himself in 'Ozark' | Close Up With THR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtydddtZiIY   Who Told Pusha T About Drake’s Baby? | The Joe Budden Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN26h4s-gS8    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: Uber Driver Official Music Video – Adam Sandler    SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
October 18, 2018
In this episode I share my August & September 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I tell you about what I’ve been reading and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
October 4, 2018
In this episode I speak about the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the possibility of the Federal Government arming teachers, UFC talk and watching the Stand Up Comedy special of Drew Michael, which was performed and recorded without an audience on HBO!
September 20, 2018
In this episode I speak about reading The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, a very profitable investment by Kobe Bryant, the surprise Kamikaze album that Eminem dropped overnight as well as his four-part interview with Sway. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
September 6, 2018
In this episode I shoot the shit with my buddy Pablo, on the beach, in Coney Island Brooklyn.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Follow Pablo on Twitter: @pabs711 & Instagram: @pabs711   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Lucky You (Feat. Joyner Lucas) - Eminem   Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
August 23, 2018
In this episode I share my June & July 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I share a Spun Today questionnaire submitted by fellow Author Travis Kepler and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
August 9, 2018
In this episode I speak about the original YouTube series Cobra Kai, the Ali Wong comedy special; Hard Knock Wife and the senseless murders of ‘Junior’ Lesandro Guzman-Feliz and XXXTentacion.
July 26, 2018
In this episode I speak about the experience of welcoming our first-born. I speak delivery, recovery, leaving the hospital, the first few nights at home and how life has changed since.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: Just The Two Of Us – Will Smith   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
July 12, 2018
In this episode I share my May 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Ryan Holiday writing tip from this post: https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2018/05/dont-fake-it-till-you-make-it-do-this-instead/   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Victory 2004 – Diddy (Feat. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Notorious B.I.G)   Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
June 28, 2018
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Chopper City by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/choppercity   *Original Release Date: Nov 20, 2014*    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz    SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
June 14, 2018
In this episode I speak about Anthony Bourdain, watching Deadpool 2, A Quiet Place and Black Mirror.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Pray – Jay-Z Outro Song #2: Hypnotize – The Notorious B.I.G. Outro Song #3: This Can’t Be Life – Jay-Z   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 31, 2018
In this episode I speak with my brother David about Parenting. We discuss him having two daughters, and what he’s learned over the past three and a half years. We also talk about me becoming a father for the first time and what my expectations are.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra Outro Song #2: Some Nights - Fun Outro Song #3: Ride 4 My Niggas – Lil Wayne   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 17, 2018
In this episode I speak about North & South Korea peace talks, watching John Mulaney’s new Comedy special; Kid Gorgeous. I also speak about watching season 2 of the shows: Sneaky Pete on Amazon and Atlanta on FX. I also speak about Childish Gambino’s latest music video; This Is America. Lastly I round out the show by sharing a clip from the American Experience PBS Documentary, that resonated with me.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   American Experience: New York: https://www.amazon.com/American-Experience-New-York-Season/dp/B006CAV3TY   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: This Is America - Childish Gambino Outro Song #2: Caterpillar – Royce da 5’9” ft. Eminem   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 3, 2018
In this episode I share my February, March & April 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read - https://ryanholiday.net/the-notecard-system-the-key-for-remembering-organizing-and-using-everything-you-read/   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Ahora Tu – Eros Ramazzotti Outro Song #2: You’re Da Man - NaS Outro Song #3: Soon You’ll Understand – Jay-Z     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
April 19, 2018
In this episode I speak about moving, watching the movie Ready Player One, the March for Our Lives protest in DC, and finally the Yellow & Green cab revolution in NYC.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Emma Gonzalez's powerful March for Our Lives speech in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46HzTGVQhg   American Experience: New York: https://www.amazon.com/American-Experience-New-York-Season/dp/B006CAV3TY   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: No Love – Eminem ft. Lil Wayne Outro Song #2: Going Through Changes - Eminem   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
April 5, 2018
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Bully by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/bully   *Original Release Date: Oct 23, 2014*    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:     Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Music: Aaron Neville & Linda Rondstadt - All my Life   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
March 22, 2018
In this episode my wife and I speak about our experience with pregnancy, during her second trimester. We speak about our gender reveal party, maternity clothes, symptoms that have surfaced, others that have subsided and much more.
March 8, 2018
In this episode I speak about watching a few movies; Black Panther, Wonder, The Shape of Water & Fruitvale Station.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Huellas – Joe Vasconcellos Outro Song #2: No Podras – Cristian Castro   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
February 22, 2018
In this episode I share my January 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   *The Audio in this episode has some minor corrupted parts. Apologies in Advance*   Links referenced in this episode: 7 Types of Plot Twists: https://nybookeditors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/7-Types-of-Plot-Twists.pdf?inf_contact_key=cad934ece0bf78008a719fe358ff080ad6c0a920738c12a7c21ff7eb07361c2d   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Young Forever – Jay-Z Outro Song #2: Para Tu Amor - Juanes Outro Song #3: Perdidos – Monchy & Alexandra     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
February 8, 2018
In this episode I speak about a Mauldin Economics article where the Writer, Patrick Watson, discusses ways to three fundamental ways to prepare ourselves in the wake of AI & Automation reducing the amount of available jobs in the market. I also speak about watching the movies; Downsizing, Wind River & Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Finally I share some BIG news with you to wrap up the episode!   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Teach Your Brain to Beat the Robots: http://www.mauldineconomics.com/connecting-the-dots/teach-your-brain-to-beat-the-robots#   The concept of Time in Chinese Language: https://chelseabubbly.com/2016/05/26/the-concept-of-time-in-chinese-language/   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Welcome to New York City – Cam’Ron, Jay-Z, Juelz Santana Outro Song #2: Yeo Man – Cam’Ron Outro Song #3: Volvio La Traicionera - Aventura   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
January 25, 2018
In this episode I speak about ratings being released for the opening weekend of Netflix’s Bright, Elon Musk helping to turn the Power back on at a Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico, watching the Broadway Play Aladdin, watching the movie Coco and the Netflix show Black Mirror.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Variety article about Bright opening weekend: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/netflix-bright-ratings-viewers-nielsen-1202649332/   Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/25/560045944/tesla-turns-power-back-on-at-childrens-hospital-in-puerto-rico   How to get discounted Broadway Tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAObU8cNceo&t=67s   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? - Arctic Monkeys Outro Song #2: Knee Socks – Arctic Monkeys Outro Song #3: Mr. Bill Collector – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
January 11, 2018
In this episode I speak about changing my iPhone battery myself, watching both of Dave Chappell’s new Comedy Specials; Equanimity & The Bird Eye Revelation. I also speak about watching Netflix’s first original major motion picture; Bright, and about an original Netflix show, Master of None, winning a Golden Globe for best actor in Aziz Ansari.
December 28, 2017
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. Lastly, I read the Spun Today questionnaire response filled out by fellow Writer; Murphy Daley.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   *The Audio in this episode has some minor corrupted parts that I couldn't correct. Apologies in Advance*   Links referenced in this episode:   Link to K.M. Weiland’s Site & Newsletter: https://www.kmweiland.com/   Check out Murphy’s Book: The Russian American School of Tomorrow   Rosanne Show final Monologue Link 1 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e7XY0A168U Link 2 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDg3bhBH0DM   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey Outro Song #2: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - *Nsync Outro Song #3: Mi Burrito Sabanero – Pedrito Fernandez     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
December 14, 2017
In this episode I speak about a couple new Netflix shows that I’m watching (damn you binge-ability): The Confession Tapes & Mindhunter. I also speak about watching Denzel Washington’s latest movie; Roman J. Israel, Esq. Lastly I tell you about watching Kevin James & Jerry Seinfeld Live!
November 30, 2017
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.
November 16, 2017
In this episode I speak about UFC 216 & 217 (spoiler alert, I haven’t watched the full 217 card yet). I speak about watching the Long Shot Documentary & Season 1 of the Showtime TV show Billions. I speak about watching Felipe Esparza’s HBO comedy special; Translate This, and about Comedian Ralphie May dying at age 45. Lastly, I speak about a recent breakthrough in a potential Cancer cure.
November 2, 2017
Namaste. In this episode I tell you all about a recent business trip to India (don’t worry the focus is on all the cool shit I got to do and see outside of work). I flew Emirates this time around. Come along with me to the other side of the Planet!
October 19, 2017
In this episode I speak about the Netflix original show Ozark, Jeff Dunham’s Comedy special ‘Relative Disaster’, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedy special ‘Jerry before Seinfeld’, Def Comedy Jam 25 and watching a PBS documentary on Amazon video, called New York.
October 5, 2017
In this episode I speak about Mayweather vs. McGregor and my thoughts after watching the bout, GGG vs. Canelo, seeing Comedians Russell Peters and Jim Gaffigan live, watching the new IT movie, going on vacation to Myrtle Beach, and lastly, watching the Wonder Woman & All Eyes on Me movies.
September 21, 2017
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
September 7, 2017
In this special edition episode of the Spun Today Podcast, you’ll hear a collection of first hand experiences, from New Yorkers that lived through the events of 9/11. Memories are fleeting and have a way of fading away into a once-upon-a-time haze that we seldom revisit and when we do, they just seem like surreal experiences. I think that an important component to history not repeating itself, is continuing to share and speak about our learned experiences. Where were you during the events of 9/11?
August 24, 2017
In this episode I speak about the KOTD Rap Battle MASS3 event, watching the movies: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 & Girls Trip. I also speak about the protests in Charlottesville, VA over the removal of a statue that was memorializing the Confederacy’s top General; Robert E. Lee. I then speak about Solar Eclipse 2017 and lastly the bout between Mayweather & McGregor.
August 10, 2017
In this episode I speak about season 5 of Orange is the New Black, the movies; Spider-Man: Homecoming & Despicable Me 3, The Defiant Ones documentary and UFC 214.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones Outro Song #2: Shook Ones (pt. 2) – Mobb Deep Outro Song #3: La Rebelion – Joe Arroyo   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
July 27, 2017
In this episode I read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
July 13, 2017
In this episode I speak about the loss of a loved one, our family pet, Shady. I also speak about the movies: Gifted, Split, The LEGO Batman movie, & The Fate of the Furious. Then we dive into the shows: Better Call Saul & Master of None Season 2. Lastly, I speak about Hasan Minhaj’s comedy special on Netflix; Homecoming King.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Let it Be - Beatles Outro Song #2: Murder Was the Case – Snoop Dogg Outro Song #3: Stylee Canta Para Usted – Gargolas (Alberto Stylee)   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
June 29, 2017
In this episode I speak about Mayweather vs McGregor officially being announced, watching F is for Family on Netflix and what I like most about the Writing on The Carmichael Show. Lastly I read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode:  Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Oh Well – Fiona Apple Outro Song #2: Like Toy Soldiers - Eminem   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and YouTube 
June 15, 2017
In this episode I speak about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. This is a prevalent topic in today’s media that doesn’t seem to be fleeting the way most coverage is nowadays. I read an article in The New Yorker that resonated with me due to its depth, background and breadth of the topic and I’m going to share and reflect on a few excerpts from it in a Dan Carlin-esque way.   Links referenced in this episode:   New Yorker Article referenced in this episode: Annals of Diplomacy – ‘Active Measures’ (Print Copy) ‘Trump, Putin, and the new Cold War’ (Online Copy) by Evan Osnos, David Remnick and, Joshua Yaffa: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war   Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Ronald Reagan Era – Kendrick Lamar Outro Song #2: Redbone – CeeLo Green Remix        SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
June 1, 2017
In this episode I share a throwback montage of 4 Spun Today Questionnaire’s that have been filled out in the past. Why not have a single episode that centralizes all the tips, motivation tools and tricks adopted by fellow Writers and Creatives? If you’d like to partake in filling out your own, check it out at: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/. Thanks again to David Kristoph, Margaux Brooke, Daniele Bolelli & Christa.   Links referenced in this episode:   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Didn’t We Almost Have it All – Whitney Houston Outro Song #2: Vuélveme a querer - Cristian   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and YouTube 
May 18, 2017
In this episode I speak about completing the 40th Annual NYC Five Boro Bike Tour. I also speak about watching an HBO documentary of David McCullough called Paining with Words. I also watched a Louis C.K. masterpiece; Horace & Pete. Lastly I share a Spun Today Questionnaire response from fellow Writer Steph Armstrong.   Links referenced in this episode: David McCullough: Painting with Words - https://vimeo.com/3763849   Horace & Pete: https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete     Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys Outro Song #2: Been On – G-Eazy SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 11, 2017
As mentioned in Episode #072 of the Spun Today Podcast, I put together a Community Outreach idea along with this little video tutorial to show you exactly how it can be implemented. By the People, Right? Lets galvanize and create some change.    Links referenced in this episode: Find all downloadable content at: http://www.spuntoday.com/otherstuff/   Find your local Police Precincts at: http://www.policelocator.com/   Find all of your Elected Officials at: https://ballotpedia.org/Elected_Officials_Lookup     Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
May 4, 2017
In this episode I speak about watching 13 Reasons Why, listening to a dope new Podcast that I stumbled upon; Bronzeville and watching Adam Sandlers’ Sandy Wexler movie and beginning to watch a 6 Part Documentary series titled Time: A Kalief Browder Story.   Links referenced in this episode: Check out the Bronzeville Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bronzeville/id1199964972?mt=2&i=1000380906071 Or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audiohq/bronzeville/e/episode-1-49054067?autoplay=true   HERE’S WHY THE ‘BRONZEVILLE’ PODCAST SERIES IS A MUST-LISTEN: http://www.nuhitz.com/heres-why-the-bronzeville-podcast-series-is-a-must-listen/           Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Back Yard Band – Hello (Adele Cover) GoGo Version   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
April 20, 2017
In this episode I speak about going to the theatre to watch Boss Baby and seeing a movie that I had never heard of, that came out in 2016 staring Eddie Murphy; Mr. Church. I also speak about UFC Fight Night Johnson vs. Reis and lastly I read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode: Glengarry Glen Ross Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrnAl6ygeM Boyka Undisputed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmae-CNj5w   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Not Afraid - Eminem Outro Song #2: Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran Outro Song #3: El gato que está triste y azul – Roberto Carlos   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and YouTube 
April 6, 2017
In this episode I speak about how great of an era we’re in for Stand-Up Comedy. I’ve recently watched: Jim Norton’s Mouthful of Shame, Dave Chappell’s Collection 1 & 2, Mike Birbiglia’s Thank God for Jokes, Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special and Jerrod Carmichael’s Love at the Store. I revisit the book I’m currently reading: The Magic of Thinking Big, I speak about training for the 5-Boro Cycling Marathon and building a PVC fence with my brother. Lastly, I read the Spun Today questionnaire response filled out by fellow Writer; Elaine Almonte.   Links referenced in this episode: Dave Chappelle on escaping fame, returning to stand-up with Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKeO-f3yg6Q             Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle Outro Song #2: One Mic - NaS   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube  
March 23, 2017
In this episode I speak about going to have homemade ice cream at a Queens, NY gem; Eddies Sweet Shop, the Amazon original series Sneaky Pete, the movies Manchester by the Sea & Fences. I also speak about the Broadway play, Cats and reading; The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz.   Links referenced in this episode:   Eddies Sweet Shop: https://www.yelp.com/biz/eddies-sweet-shop-forest-hills-2 http://queenstribune.com/eddies-sweet-shop-going-strong-more-than-100-years-later/   Amazon Story Writer Studios: https://studios.amazon.com/   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Eraser – Ed Sheeran   Outro Song #2: Me Olvidé de Vivir – Julio Iglesias   Outro Song #3: Tha Shiznit – Snoop Dogg     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
March 9, 2017
In this episode I share, read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode: Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Let it Be - Beatles Outro Song #2: Se Me Sigue Olvidando – Marc Anthony Outro Song #3: De Que Vale – Rakim y Ken Y Outro Song #4: Just A Lil Bit – 50 Cent   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and YouTube 
February 23, 2017
In this episode I speak about a shit-ton of movies documentaries & stand-up comedy whose only through-line is the fact that I ingested them all through my eyeballs. The movies include: Morris from America, The Accountant, Becoming Warren Buffett, The Founder, Moana, & Doctor Strange. The stand-up comedy includes: Neal Brennan’s 3 Mics, Felipe Esparza’s They’re not Gonna Laugh at You & Bill Burr’s Walk Your Way Out.     Links referenced in this episode: Stephen Wiltshire draws NYC for UBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJbApZ5GF0   Warren Buffett & Jay-Z Forbes interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9TZAA3AR0   Warren Buffett yearly letter to Shareholders: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: You’re Welcome (From “Moana”) – Dwayne Johnson   Outro Song #2: Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra   Outro Song #3: Mean Ol’ Moon – Amanda Seyfried   Outro Song #4: All I Need – Method Man & Mary J. Blige   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
February 9, 2017
In this episode I speak about an important event at my alma mater, Super Bowl 51, Project Empathy’s Virtual Reality work and I also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode: What to do if you are stopped by the Police Two recent Baruch alums, one a Prosecutor, the other a Public Defender, debate this life-and-death issue on: Thursday February 16th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm 55 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010 Room 2 – 125 in the Vertical Campus   Bill Clinton wants to ban Immigrants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwKSanUm8U   Project Empathy: https://www.projectempathyvr.com   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: I Get Lifted Up – UB40 Outro Song #2: Lodi Dodi – Snoop Dogg Outro Song #3: Bring The Pain – Method Man Outro Song #4: Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See – Busta Rhymes   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, iHeart Radio and YouTube 
January 26, 2017
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Elevator. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/elevator.       Links referenced in this episode:   Elliott Hulse - 3 Kinds Of People In Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyxeODanWJs   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: To Leave Something Behind – Sean Rowe   Outro Song #2: The Weary Kind – Ryan Bingham   Outro Song #3: When I’m Gone - Eminem   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
January 12, 2017
In this premier episode of 2017, I speak about & recap UFC 207 (I know, I know, it’s been spoken about at nauseam - but here’s my take on it anyway). I also speak about finally finishing Season 2 of Mr. Robot, watching two movies; Snowden & Kramer vs. Kramer. I also did some Netflix & Chill over the Holidays and saw: Colin Quinn: NY Story, Evolution of Hip Hop & the documentary Rats … and this just in, Jim Gaffigan has a new Comedy Special on Netflix called: Cinco.   Links referenced in this episode:   Dana White Says We'll Never See Women in UFC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fReLBq-QHnc Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message Outro Song #2: Fuck the Police – N.W.A.   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
December 29, 2016
In this final episode of 2016, I share three separate audio clips that I recorded while on my Honeymoon in Mexico earlier this year. It includes details on the resort we stayed at (Now Sapphire in Puerto Morelos), the restaurants & food, visiting the ancient Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza and much more.     Links referenced in this episode:   Some History about Chichen Itza: http://www.americanegypt.com/feature/sold.htm   Check out some of the Photography from the trip: http://www.spuntoday.com/photography/   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Stand by Me – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGsAvxeO20   Outro Song #2: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N53tEgEqIOk   Outro Song #3: Just the Two of Us – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf2Ef8Kjsxk   Outro Song #4: Because of You – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1znp5F9707k   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
December 15, 2016
In this episode I speak about reading The Alchemist again, two Stand-Up Comedy Specials: Joey “Coco” Diaz’s; Sociably Unacceptable & Richard Pryor’s; Live in Concert. The Ultimate Fighter - A Tournament of Champions Finale, UFC 206, and I also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480419982&sr=1-1&keywords=the+alchemist   Joey Coco Diaz – Sociably Unacceptable (use Promo Code: JOEY for 2 months free): https://www.seeso.com/view/movie/820059203986   DTFH Podcast Episode with Drew Carey: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/duncan-trussell-family-hour/id350580455?mt=2&i=378400402   The Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.simplecast.fm/   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Thugz Mansion (Acoustic) – 2Pac Outro Song #2: Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple Outro Song #3: I did it My Way – Jay Z   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
December 1, 2016
In this episode I speak about watching a bunch of stuff (no wonder I don’t get as much writing as I want done): Bert Kreischer’s stand-up comedy special – The Machine, which aired on Showtime. Michael Che’s stand-up comedy special – Michael Che Matters, which aired on Netflix. Donald Glover’s new TV show on FX; Atlanta, this season of TUF (The Ultimate Fighter), reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and finally, listening to The Story Grid Podcast.   Links referenced in this episode:   Bert Kreisher’s Stand-Up Comedy Special: http://www.sho.com/titles/3438319/bert-kreischer-the-machine?s_cid=pse-docs-3680   Bert Kreischer is the Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PAtFsJY5q0 Bert Kreischer tells his Tracy Morgan story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDp4ZABoefs   Michael Che’s Stand-Up Comedy Special: https://www.netflix.com/title/80049871   LaKeith Stanfield On Playing Snoop Dogg and His Role in FX's Atlanta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nmc0PXzO24   The Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.simplecast.fm/   The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480419982&sr=1-1&keywords=the+alchemist    Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Despicable - Eminem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HREOeYTt94   Outro Song #2: Shook Ones Part II – Mobb Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NUX4tW5pps&list=RDCVKrrs5K9v0&index=9   Outro Song #3: Put It On – Big L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMjRMJ0dTI   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
November 17, 2016
In this episode I speak about the upset (for some), unexpected (for most) victory of President Elect Donald John Trump, who handily defeated Hillary Clinton, the first Woman to be nominated to run by (any major Political Party) the Democratic Party. Here’s my take on where we are, how we got here and where to go from here.       Links referenced in this episode: Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger (FULL INTERVIEW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sbT3_9dJY4   DNC Leaks about Bernie - We can’t start believing our own primary BS:http://www.salon.com/2016/11/03/leaked-email-bernie-needs-to-be-ground-to-a-pulp-clinton-advisor-and-lobbyist-wrote-to-john-podesta/   Citi recommended list of cabinet members:https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/15/wiki-o15.html   Lobbyists write legislation for some elected officials: http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/11/11/243973620/when-lobbyists-literally-write-the-bill   Oops: Florida Republican Forgets To Remove ALEC Mission Statement From Boilerplate Anti-Tax Bill:https://thinkprogress.org/oops-florida-republican-forgets-to-remove-alec-mission-statement-from-boilerplate-anti-tax-bill-f595c95a844#.7fh9d0ggv   Why Congress can’t research/write all the bills themselves:http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/when-congress-cant-think-for-itself-it-turns-to-lobbyists/387295/   More than half their time, sometimes 6-8 hours a day, is spent not working on legislation https://www.termlimits.org/congress-fundraising-priority/   https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/statistics   Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/politics/obama-era-legacy-regulation.html?_r=1 Right. Okay, the world's gone nuts: Russell Brand The Trews (E372): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Ou5uFFn8Q   Oklahoma Public Money for Religious Purposes, State Question 790: https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_Public_Money_for_Religious_Purposes,_State_Question_790_(2016)   Common Sense with Dan Carlin: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/common-sense-with-dan-carlin/id155974141?mt=2&i=377734352   Don't bury your head in the sand: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/dontburyyourhead   NY Congressman Anthony Weiner delivers a dramatic speech: https://youtu.be/omM2s4wBPRQ   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Rule by Nas Outro Song #2: War Pigs by Black Sabbath   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
November 3, 2016
In this episode I speak about watching Pete Davidsons’ first hour special; S.M.D., the final two Presidential debates, modified mosquitoes that are slated for release into the wild in early 2017, tailgating at this years Jets vs. Ravens game, the Sausage Party movie, the Amazon video app and finishing Josh Waitzkins’ book; The Art of Learning.   Links referenced in this episode:   Genetically modified mosquitos to combat Zika: http://gizmodo.com/scientists-hope-to-eradicate-disease-with-massive-mosqu-1788379798   The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Pursuit-Excellence-ebook/dp/B000QCQ970/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1478085541&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+of+learning+by+josh+waitzkin   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Hands Held High – Linkin Park Outro Song #2: Pushing Me Away – Linkin Park Outro Song #3: In The End – Linkin Park Outro Song #4: In Pieces – Linkin Park   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
October 20, 2016
In this episode I speak about UFC 204, UFC 205, watching a childhood favorite movie of mine that I completely forgot existed; Toy Soldiers, starting to watch the USA show; Mr. Robot, a ‘high-road’ way out for Donald Trump and I also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode: Dan Henderson’s Punch that became his Logo: https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ElcSAhlxbBz3yxK_Ud1HdAmuU_o=/0x61:500x342/1600x900/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/imported_assets/762521/Dan-Henderson-Michael-Bisping-115.jpg Dan Henderson’s Logo: http://fighterxfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dan-henderson-ufc-173-walkout-shirt.jpg   Toy Soldiers imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103112/   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Affirmative Action – The Firm Outro Song #2: Phone Tap – The Firm   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
October 9, 2016
As promised in Episode #057 of the Spun Today Podcast, I put together this little tutorial to show you exactly how to enter the Broadway ticket lottery. By doing so (and if you win) you can enjoy steeply discounted (80%-90% below regular price) Broadway Play tickets. There are no loopholes, no taxes, no fees, no bullsh*t. Best of all, it’s 100% free to enter every day. Good Luck!  Link to site: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/     To check out the full episode, listen to '#057 - Random Rant' which is available on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio, tumblr, Pocketcasts, Overcast or any of your other favorite Podcatchers.
October 6, 2016
In this episode I speak about season two of the Netflix series Narcos, the first Presidential debate, Central Intelligence; the Movie, getting to watch three Broadway Plays (yes 3: On Your Feet, The Lion King & An American in Paris) within two weeks, and a thought on the Black Lives Matter movement.   Links referenced in this episode: Pablo Escobar death photo, real life vs. Narcos: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/03/01/33C1574A00000578-0-image-a-7_1462234237089.jpg   Broadway Ticket Lottery link: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/   Based on a True True Story? Scene-by-scene breakdown of Hollywood films: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/based-on-a-true-true-story/   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed): www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Anything for You Outro Song #2: The Lion King - Circle Of Life Outro Song #3: An American in Paris - I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
September 22, 2016
In this episode I speak about finding my Kindergarten Progress Report (Report Card), a previously unreleased George Carlin comedy special that just came out, reading the Back to the Future screenplay and I also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   Links referenced in this episode:   GEORGE CARLIN’S SHOCKING PRESCIENCE ON THE NIGHTS BEFORE 9/11: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/george-carlins-shocking-prescience-on-the-nights-before-911   Back to the Future Screenplay: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Back-to-the-Future.pdf   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Watch Out Now – The Beatnuts Outro Song #2: Off The Books – The Beatnuts feat. Big Pun & Cuban Link Outro Song #3: No Escapin’ This – The Beatnuts   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
September 8, 2016
In this episode I speak about the finale of an HBO mini-series; The Night Of, getting to see The Prophets of Rage, the new TUF season and a message to the new UFC owners.   Links referenced in this episode:   Juliette Lewis Rock Doc: Hard Lovin’ Woman - http://www.redbull.tv/film/AP-1MSJGDHQ51W11/hard-lovin-woman   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song: Rage Against The Machine - Killing In the Name   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
September 4, 2016
This is an Episode 054 SpunToday Podcast Extra   Something that resonated with me that I should have mentioned in that episode, is that wrongful convictions can happen to anyone. People from all walks of life. I think some of us may have a propensity to think that these wrongfully convicted folks must have done something ‘wrong enough’ to be mixed up with the possibility of being convicted, and that’s often not the case. At least not in the cases I’ve been listening to.   To check out the full episode, listen to #054 - Random Rant    
August 25, 2016
In this episode I speak about UFC 202, an HBO mini-series; The Night Of (yes again. It’s that good!), the Netflix original series; Stranger Things, I finished reading Steven Pressfield’s latest book; Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, joining my first writing community; Figment and I share a book review-getting tip that has been (slowly) working for me and lastly, a thought on gun control reform.   Links referenced in this episode: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield: http://shop.blackirishbooks.com/products/nobody-wants-to-read-your-sh-t   Check out the Figment Writing Community: http://figment.com/ Check out the Production company of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: https://www.hitrecord.org/   Actual Innocence Podcast: http://www.actualinpod.com/   Innocence Project: http://www.innocenceproject.org/#causes   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: 22 Two’s – Jay-Z Outro Song #2: 44 Four’s – Iron Solomon   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
August 11, 2016
In this episode I speak about the latest HBO mini-series; The Night Of and the Netflix show; Orange is the new Black. I share a quote from Steven Pressfields’ new book; Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and a clip from Malcolm Gladwells’ new Podcast; Revisionist History. I also sneak in some Political talk (Hillary, Bernie, DNC, RNC, etc.). I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ and I also read the Spun Today questionnaire response filled out by Amazon Bestselling Fantasy Author Joshua Robertson.   Links referenced in this episode: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield: http://shop.blackirishbooks.com/products/nobody-wants-to-read-your-sh-t   Malcolm Gladwell’s Podcast – Revisionist History: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revisionist-history/id1119389968?mt=2&i=373212804   I Side With (Presidential Candidate Quiz): https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz   Joshua Robertson YouTube Channel for Gamers, Writers & Nerds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKbNu6bLlOMBHXu8gNTB9cg Check out Joshua Robertson’s books here: https://www.amazon.com/Joshua-Robertson/e/B00RHAMPHM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1470826358&sr=1-1   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
July 28, 2016
In this episode I speak with my wife about our recent wedding. We discuss what it’s like to get married at City Hall in New York, and how we threw a reception that we were very pleased with, on a reasonable budget. If you’re thinking of walking-the-plank soon, listen in on this episode and see if you can take some gems from our experience to make yours that much better.   Links referenced in this episode: Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday   Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F   Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10   Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz   Outro Song #1: Marry Me by Train   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
July 14, 2016
In this episode I speak about UFC 200, The OJ Simpson documentary; OJ Made in America, getting to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway, a back to the Future Documentary that I saw on Netflix, and the new Steven Pressfield book that I’m reading; Nobody wants to read your Sh*t.   Links referenced in this episode: Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield: http://shop.blackirishbooks.com/products/nobody-wants-to-read-your-sh-t   Philando Castile, 32, shot and killed by Police Officer in Minnesota: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqROP_T5jyM   Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Outro Song #1: In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins Outro Song #2: Asi es la Vida by Luis Enrique Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
June 30, 2016
In this episode I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about my first camping experience, bike riding, watching the Documentary: Meet the Patels on Netflix, and tips from the Book: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, which I recently finished. Links referenced in this episode: Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Outro Music: Imagine Remix by John Lennon, Nas & Pitbull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-p96ln5l-8 Imagine (Original) by John Lennon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVg2EJvvlF8 Audio Book Excerpt from: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott:https://www.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/B00DD662JQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467168010&sr=1-1&keywords=bird+by+bird&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1240885011 Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
June 16, 2016
In this episode I speak about UFC 199 (one of the unexpected-best cards I’ve ever seen), and a few documentaries & movies that I’ve recently seen: Citizen Four which is a Biographical Documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and when he first reached out to and met Journalist Glenn Greenwald. Where to Invade Next: a Documentary film by Michael Moore, where he ‘invades’ other countries to steal their good ideas in relation to health, education, work, etc. The Martian with Matt Damon where he plays an Astronaut that is accidentally stranded on Mars (yea, the Planet) and has to try to survive with limited food and resources. Lastly, I speak about an epic Benjamin Franklin prank where he passed himself off as a mid aged widow and also about a book I just finished reading (listening to): Mindset by Carol Dweck.     Links referenced in this episode: Link to all the Silence Dogood Letters: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/courant/silencedogood.htm Growth Mindset [PDF]: https://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/ild/symonette.makeassessmentwork.dweck_.pdf Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Outro Song #1: Guess Whos Bizzack by Fabolous (Feat. Broadway) Outro Song #2: Diamonds by Fabolous Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
June 2, 2016
In this episode I speak about my recent east-coast road trip from New York to Philadelphia PA, Myrtle Beach SC, Orlando FL, Savannah GA, Virginia, and back to New York. I also speak about a few Stand-Up Comedy specials that I recently saw for the first time: Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Beyond the Pale’ & ‘Mr. Universe’. Also, Todd Barry’s ‘Crowd Work’. I share my thoughts on the whole male, female, transgender bathroom debate. I recently re-watched the movie: Contact with Jodie Foster, based on the novel by Carl Sagan, and I wrap up the show with my thoughts on that.   Links referenced in this episode: The Wilkes House: http://mrswilkes.com/ Joanna Sloame provides a good video synopsis of the transgender bathroom issue: http://www.popsugar.com/news/Obama-Transgender-Bathroom-Laws-Video-41309669 11 states sue Pres. Obama over transgender bathroom guidance: http://www.msnbc.com/kate-snow/watch/11-states-sue-obama-over-bathroom-guidance-692785731857 Clip from Contact: Jodie Foster's mystical flight: https://youtu.be/7pfOFCUjmEU Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
May 19, 2016
In this episode I speak about President Obama’s final Correspondents Dinner. I also give you a sneak peak into my writing process by reading/going over a portion of the very first draft of a short story I’m writing that isn’t even complete yet! No self-respecting writer ever lets anyone see their first draft notes … good thing I’m a whole different type of weirdo. Stay tuned for the finished short story, which should eventually be published at: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/ on a date yet tbd. Links referenced in this episode: Commedian-in-Chief Obama at 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA5ezR0Kh80 Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
May 5, 2016
In this episode I speak about Jon “Bones” Jones’ recent return to the Octagon in UFC 197 and his upcoming rematch with Daniel Cormier to unify the title. Conor McGregors’ recent “power play” and negotiations with UFC executives and a few TV shows & movies that I’ve recently watched (House of Cards on Netflix, Better call Saul on AMC, Barbershop 3, Deadpool and Concussion). Links referenced in this episode: Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: www.Amazon.com Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
April 30, 2016
This is an excerpt from the book: Make Way for You.  Feel free to check it out: http://www.spuntoday.com/books   Avoid a Purposeless Journey I SPENT a large part of my life motivated by the wrong type of motivation. The wrong type of ‘what success meant’. Always falling short of unattainable goals (while in that mind set) because the litmus test to gauge that success was and is a bad indicator. We shouldn’t allow money and materials to dictate our drive … that’s a purposeless journey. Those things are and should always be treated as being an added plus, a byproduct. Aside from the essentials (which to me are a given); Family, health, true Friendships … I’ve found myself realizing what true success is. What it is and means to me. To others it may be different, or not yet realized. Having a positive outlook is key. That’s a prerequisite. Self-awareness and being centered. Knowing yourself, what you want and don’t want and actually acting accordingly … not just going with the flow and waiting for change to come to you. Being aware of those around you and how you and your actions or inactions affect them. Dedication to craft … whatever it is that makes you feel like you, not the ‘you’ that you or others think you’re supposed to be. That can be anything; writing, reading, drawing, painting, watching movies, filming movies, creating music, arts & crafts, jogging ... literally anything … studying, exercising, spirituality, volunteering, learning a particular language or learning more about a particular thing you heard about that peaked your curiosity … anything, but make sure you own it! Make it yours. Make it your thing – but only if and when you’re able (which we all are) and willing to do it for you. That’s how I find my happiness, my success. How you choose to measure it from there is just as important too. Because those tangible results are measurable and quantifiable but this in itself isn’t. You can consider it to be limited in that respect, or find it to be limitless. Most importantly though, I realized that it is an endless work-inprogress which is my general outlook on life. It can’t ever be seen as a scapegoat or some sort of rationalization for not achieving some arbitrary financial goal. That’s that wrong motivation talking. The process, the outlook, is the goal in and of itself. Sure we have needs and wants and desires, but think in terms of: ‘If you build it – they will come’ … without that truly trivial end goal as your motivation.   Music: Possible by Ross Bugden:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWjgsepyE8I
April 21, 2016
In this episode I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also get into Tesla’s new Model 3 (which is priced at 35K), Space X & Nasa’s historic and successful landing of a rocket at Sea, watching Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Netflix, and getting to see Duncan Trussell live at Gramercy Theatre in NYC. Links referenced in this episode: Check out the Tesla Model 3: https://www.teslamotors.com/model3 SpaceX lands historic rocket at Sea: https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2016/apr/09/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-successfully-lands-on-ocean-platform-video Space X delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts Article: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_SPACE_STATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: www.Amazon.com Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
April 7, 2016
In this episode I speak about a couple YouTube shows that I'm into; Dana White's Lookin' for a Fight via the UFC channel and Action Bronson's Fuck that's Delicious via the Vice channel. I speak about a new character development feature I'm messing with on Scrivener, some 2016 election info, Federal Reserve stress tests and the possibility of a deep recession between 2016-2019 per Economist and Investor John Mouldin.   Links referenced in this episode:  John Mouldin's website (sign up to his free Newsletter "Thoughts from the Frontline" if you want to better understand Wall Street, Global Markets and the drivers of the world economy): http://www.mauldineconomics.com Dana White: Lookin' for a fight YouTube show: http://youtu.be/_9bPA38TaJ0 Action Bronson's Fuck that's Delicious: http://youtu.be/jYCNjMnzWiE Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: www.Amazon.com Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
March 25, 2016
This is an excerpt from the book: Make Way for You.  Feel free to check it out: http://www.spuntoday.com/books   TAKING THE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE ROUTE THINGS CAN always be worse, but they can always be better too. It’s up to you to decide which route to take when you reach that fork in your decision – making road. Of course things are going to happen that are out of your control or that set you off course and take you in a different direction than you intended to be going in … but that’s when your resolve and dedication to your path kick into over-drive … or doesn’t. It may seem nonsensical, but your mood and general outlook play a general guiding role in that. If you decide to beat yourself up and dwell on the negativity, you’re refusing to move forward. Even if you think you are, or are capable of still moving forward, you’re not. You’re fooling yourself. That negativity snowballs and grabs other negative aspects of your life and areas that you feel you can be doing better in, and brings them to the forefront of your mind. Misery loves company, right? Negativity comes in all different shapes and sizes, colors and textures, so it may be hard to recognize … but you can train yourself to. Cleanse yourself of it wherever and whenever possible. Hate, jealousy, envy, greed, self-doubt, self-loathing, are all forms of negativity. – They all exist but don’t have to. Flip it on them. Substitute in; love, trust, admiration, generosity, belief in yourself, pride - But not the selfish stubborn kind, the motivating ‘I can do this’ kind. The former is just negativity disguised. Just like the negativity snowballs, so does the positivity. Set the course of which way it goes, by the choices you make. And again, there’s no exact right and wrong, good and bad. There’s just right & wrong and good & bad – for you. You decide what that means. Do away with the negative thoughts and actions, negative beliefs and people. Each and every one of those are dispensable if you’re trying to be positive … they’re just negativity disguised. Does positivity disguise itself too?   Music: Epic Inspirational - Music by e-soundtrax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMcC5a8k57U 
March 24, 2016
In this episode I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. Full disclosure: If you’re a “anti micro-aggression” advocate then this episode is not for you (also, go fuck yourself). I also speak about episode 3 of the Vice show Weediquette by Krishna Andavolu, the Iron Solomon vs. Dizaster battle on KOTD and the current book I’m reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Links referenced in this episode: Weediquette Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1gn03MBIaw Iron Solomon vs. Dizaster Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi8YiZrSmaM Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: www.Amazon.com Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube  
March 10, 2016
March is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering (Myelin Sheath) of the nerves throughout the Central Nervous System. Since the specific regions where the Myelin is damaged is random, symptoms experienced vary vastly. In this episode I speak with my fiancée Zoila, about her first hand experience of having MS. We cover her symptoms early on before she knew what was wrong, which ranged from extreme fatigue to limb numbness to losses of balance and bladder control issues. We spoke about the medications she has used; Glatiramer by injection (Copaxone) and Fingolimod (Gilenya). Millions of people around the world have been diagnosed with MS. Studies have shown anecdotal genetic links as well as environmental ones, but nothing concrete, hence it being dubbed the “mystery disease”. There is no known cause or cure. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are fewer than 200,000 U.S. cases per year. This is our attempt at spreading awareness. Thanks for checking it out.         Links referenced in this episode: What is Multiple Sclerosis video from ASAP Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naecv3h868c To donate for MS research or partake in activities like Bike MS, Walk MS, or just to learn more, check out the National MS Society: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate about your craft. I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: www.amazon.com Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10 Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available). Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and YouTube
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