Spun Today with Tony Ortiz

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My Podcast is meant to be a fusion of my favorite past-times; Free-Writing and Podcasts. A one man rant-a-thon filled with tangents to see just how far the rabbit-holes can go. Un-edited, off the cuff.

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#134 - Hamilton, To Kill A Mockingbird & an Electric Scooter

September 5th, 2019

59:42

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.

 

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#133 – Free -Writing Session

August 22nd, 2019

1:37:03

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, …

#132 – Visiting Spain & Morocco vicariously through Elo

August 8th, 2019

52:56

In this episode I drive around with my good friend Elaine Almonte while I ask her all about her recent vacation across the pond.  She shares stories about visiting Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Morocco and much more.

 

#131 - Random Rant

July 25th, 2019

54:02

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.

 

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#130 – Random Rant

July 11th, 2019

48:12

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.

 

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#129 – Random Rant

June 27th, 2019

1:09:44

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 …

#128 – Free -Writing Session

June 13th, 2019

54:06

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 …

#127 – LECTURE HALL (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

May 30th, 2019

1:04:11

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 …

#126 – Elevator (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

May 16th, 2019

59:10

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.    

 

*Original Release Date: January …

#125 – Random Rant

May 2nd, 2019

43:51

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.

 

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#124 – Random Rant

April 18th, 2019

56:18

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

#123 – How I Published my Novel (FRACTAL)

April 4th, 2019

1:26:14

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 …

#122 – Free -Writing Session

March 21st, 2019

59:15

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 …

#121 – Random Rant

March 7th, 2019

1:00:10

In this episode I speak about a sh*t load of UFC MMA fights.

 

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#120 – Random Rant

February 21st, 2019

46:30

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.

 

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#119 – Random Rant

February 7th, 2019

58:11

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 …

#118 – Free -Writing Session

January 24th, 2019

1:00:55

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 …

#117 – Random Rant

January 10th, 2019

1:07:57

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 …

#116 – Random Rant

December 27th, 2018

56:33

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 …

#115 – Free-Writing Session

December 20th, 2018

1:12:38

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 …

#114 – Nostrand Ave (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

December 13th, 2018

1:00:34

This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Nostrand Ave by Tony Ortiz

http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/nostrandave

*Original Release Date: April 9th, 2015* 

 

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#112 – Ball & Chain (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

November 15th, 2018

1:06:49

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* 

 

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#111 – Random Rant

November 1st, 2018

1:21:48

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 …

#110 – Free-Writing Session

October 18th, 2018

51:21

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 …

#109 – Random Rant

October 4th, 2018

56:20

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, …

#108 – Random Rant

September 20th, 2018

43:54

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 …

#107 – Beach Day with Pablo

September 6th, 2018

1:29:43

In this episode I shoot the shit with my buddy Pablo, on the beach, in Coney Island Brooklyn.

 

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#106 – Free-Writing Session

August 23rd, 2018

52:21

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 …

#105 – Random Rant

August 9th, 2018

50:01

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.

 

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#104 – Welcome Baby Aiden

July 26th, 2018

1:44:30

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.

 

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#103 – Free-Writing Session

July 12th, 2018

40:57

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 …

#102 – Chopper City (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

June 28th, 2018

25:18

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* 

 

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#101 – Random Rant

June 14th, 2018

47:19

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 …

#100 – Parenting

May 31st, 2018

1:14:44

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 …

#099 – Random Rant

May 17th, 2018

58:13

In this episode I speak about North & South Korea peace talks, watching John Mulaney’s new Comedy special; Kid Gorgeous. I also speak about …

#098 – Free-Writing Session

May 3rd, 2018

36:34

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:

#097 – Random Rant

April 19th, 2018

54:25

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 …

#096 - Bully (Audio Book) (Re-Release)

April 5th, 2018

39:34

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, …

#095 – Second Trimester Ups & Downs

March 22nd, 2018

35:48

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 …

#094 – Random Rant

March 8th, 2018

48:32

In this episode I speak about watching a few movies; Black Panther, Wonder, The Shape of Water & Fruitvale Station.

 

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#093 – Free-Writing Session

February 22nd, 2018

45:02

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 …

#092 – Random Rant

February 8th, 2018

47:47

In this episode I speak about a Mauldin Economics article where the Writer, Patrick Watson, discusses ways to three fundamental ways to prepare …

#091 – Random Rant

January 25th, 2018

52:43

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, …

#090 – Random Rant

January 11th, 2018

44:35

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 …

#089 – Free-Writing Session

December 28th, 2017

1:39:15

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 …

#088 – Random Rant

December 14th, 2017

51:00

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, …

#087 – Free-Writing Session

November 30th, 2017

35:14

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 …

#086 – Random Rant

November 16th, 2017

1:14:47

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

#085 – India Part 4

November 2nd, 2017

41:48

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 …

#084 – Random Rant

October 19th, 2017

53:38

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 …

#083 – Random Rant

October 5th, 2017

1:08:30

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 …

#082 – Free-Writing Session

September 21st, 2017

35:46

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/.

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#081 – 9/11 Never Forget

September 7th, 2017

2:25:58

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 …

#080 – Random Rant

August 24th, 2017

53:59

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 …

#079 – Random Rant

August 10th, 2017

1:07:08

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.

 

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#078 – Free-Writing Session

July 27th, 2017

34:51

In this episode 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 Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate …

#077 – Random Rant

July 13th, 2017

1:01:50

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, …

#076 – Free-Writing Session

June 29th, 2017

1:06:20

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 …

#075 – Active Measures (Meddling in Elections)

June 15th, 2017

1:15:35

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 …

#074 – Tips from Creatives, for Creatives (1)

June 1st, 2017

1:15:30

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 …

#073 – Random Rant

May 18th, 2017

53:36

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 …

Video Podcast Extra for Episode #072 (Community Outreach)

May 11th, 2017

12:55

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 …

#072 – Random Rant

May 4th, 2017

1:02:55

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 …

#071 – Free-Writing Session

April 20th, 2017

1:03:43

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. …

#070 – Random Rant

April 6th, 2017

1:15:26

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 …

#069 – Random Rant

March 23rd, 2017

1:02:49

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 …

#068 – Free-Writing Session

March 9th, 2017

48:59

In this episode I share, read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.

 

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#067 – Random Rant

February 23rd, 2017

1:21:51

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 …

#066 – Free-Writing Session

February 9th, 2017

51:54

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:

#065 – Elevator (Audio Book)

January 26th, 2017

59:10

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.    

 

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#064 – Random Rant

January 12th, 2017

1:23:00

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, …

#063 – The Honeymoon

December 29th, 2016

1:07:15

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 …

#062 – Free-Writing Session

December 15th, 2016

56:39

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 …

#061 – Random Rant

December 1st, 2016

1:00:22

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 …

#060 – POTUS Donald J. Trump

November 17th, 2016

1:44:07

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 …

#059 – Random Rant

November 3rd, 2016

57:33

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 …

#058 – Free-Writing Session

October 20th, 2016

1:15:30

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 …

Video Podcast Extra for Episode #057 (How to get discounted Broadway Tickets)

October 9th, 2016

5:37

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 …

#057 – Random Rant

October 6th, 2016

1:12:50

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 …

#056 – Free-Writing Session

September 22nd, 2016

49:49

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 …

#055 – Random Rant

September 8th, 2016

36:04

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 …

Video Podcast Extra for Episode #054

September 4th, 2016

5:08

This is an Episode 054 SpunToday Podcast Extra

 

Something that resonated with me that I should have mentioned in that episode, is that wrongful …

#054 – Random Rant

August 25th, 2016

1:23:06

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 …

#053 – Free-Writing Session

August 11th, 2016

54:18

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 …

#052 – The Wedding

July 28th, 2016

1:18:12

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 …

#051 – Random Rant

July 14th, 2016

58:37

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 …

#050 – Free-Writing Session

June 30th, 2016

56:21

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

#049 – Random Rant

June 16th, 2016

1:18:18

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 …

#048 – Random Rant

June 2nd, 2016

1:12:59

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 …

#047 – Free-Writing Session

May 19th, 2016

46:45

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 …

#046 – Random Rant

May 5th, 2016

1:04:01

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 …

Avoid a Purposeless Journey

April 30th, 2016

3:45

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 …

#045 – Free-Writing Session

April 21st, 2016

45:44

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 …

#044 - Random Rant

April 7th, 2016

1:03:09

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 …

TAKING THE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE ROUTE

March 25th, 2016

2:28

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 …

#043 – Free-Writing Session

March 24th, 2016

49:56

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 …

#042 – Multiple Sclerosis

March 10th, 2016

1:21:51

March is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering (Myelin …

How will you use your 24 Hours?

March 6th, 2016

1:37

This is an excerpt from the book: Make Way for You.  Feel free to check it out: http://www.spuntoday.com/books

 

How will you use your 24 Hours?

CATCH UP mode. You can’t really make up for lost time … it’s

over, it’s …

Let Yourself Out

March 6th, 2016

1:43

This is an excerpt from the book: Make Way for You.  Feel free to check it out: http://www.spuntoday.com/books

 

Let Yourself Out

THE GREATEST version of yourself is dying to come out. It’s

practically oozing out of …

#041 – Random Rant

February 25th, 2016

53:19

In this episode I speak a bit about the UFC and a recent matchup between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson & Ryan “Darth” Bader. Superbowl 50, and two movies I recently saw: Spotlight and The Cobbler. I speak about my …

#040 – How Elections Work

February 11th, 2016

50:13

In this episode I break down (to the best of my ability) how Elections work. Specifically the Presidential election that we’re in the midst of here in the United States. Ever wonder what a Primary is? A Caucus? The …

#039 – Random Rant

January 28th, 2016

54:24

In this episode I randomly rant about UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz, the movies: The Hateful Eight & The Big Short. A cool website I just …

#038 – Free-Writing Session

January 14th, 2016

1:03:20

In this episode I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about the Making a Murderer documentary and Tom Segura’s new Comedy Special ‘Mostly …

#037 – Fly (Audio Book)

December 31st, 2015

32:17

This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Fly. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/fly.

I also speak about self-publishing my first book …

#036 – Random Rant

December 17th, 2015

1:19:20

In this episode I randomly rant about UFC 194, the Latin Explosion Doc on HBO and the parallels I see with attempts to keeping out Syrian refugees, etc. I speak about the movie Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal that I …

#035 – Free-Writing Session

December 3rd, 2015

1:19:52

In this episode I read/review some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about Thanksgiving, watching the movies True Romance, Hamburger Hill and Creed. The Vice episode …

#034 – Free-Writing Session

November 19th, 2015

1:30:13

In this episode I read/review some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about the UFC 193: Rousey …

#033 – Free-Writing Session

November 5th, 2015

1:00:46

In this episode I read/review some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about making my nieces 1st Bday Cake (thanks YouTube), watching ‘The Sacred Science’ documentary …

#032 – Free-Writing Session

October 22nd, 2015

1:41:17

In this episode I read/review some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about watching Waking Up with Sam Harris, Season one of Narcos on Netflix and Project Greenlight …

#031 – India Part 3

October 8th, 2015

2:22:25

Namaste. In this episode I tell you all about my second business trip to India (don’t worry the focus is on all the cool shit I got to do and see …

#030 – Free-Writing Session

September 24th, 2015

1:02:42

In this episode I read/review my attempt at writing a Poem, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/theres-greatness-there. I also speak about going to the Dominican Republic for an awesome wedding …

#029 – Ode-to-Podcasts

September 10th, 2015

1:34:31

This episode is a dedication to all of my favorite Podcasts.  I read through and reflect on a few of my favorite episode excerpts that I’ve transcribed and located here http://www.spuntoday.com/odetopodcasts/ for your …

#028 – Free-Writing Session

August 27th, 2015

1:05:46

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.I also speak about how I changed an inverter transformer on my Samsung TV myself for $15.  Thanks to the …

#027 – Lecture Hall (Audio Book)

August 13th, 2015

1:04:11

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

I also speak about Ronda Rousey …

#026.5 – Lecture Hall Promo

August 6th, 2015

1:30

This episode is the promo for the upcoming audio book of the Short Story; Lecture Hall.  If you want to read the story, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/lecturehall

Fill out my 5-question survey if …

#026 – Free-Writing Session

July 30th, 2015

1:21:31

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also share the questionnaire …

#025 – India Part 2

July 16th, 2015

1:20:05

In this episode I release the final two (out of five) separate recordings from my recent business trip to India (don’t worry the focus is on all the …

#024 – India Part 1

July 2nd, 2015

1:47:52

In this episode I release three (out of five) separate recordings from my recent business trip to India (don’t worry the focus is on all the cool …

#023 – First Recording Ever

June 18th, 2015

50:19

This is the first “episode” that I ever recorded.  Unreleased until now.  In this episode I shoot the shit with one of my closest and long time friend, Steve.  We both try and get a feel for Podcasting while having the …

#022 – Free-Writing Session

June 4th, 2015

51:33

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also share the questionnaire feedback answered by Science-fiction and Fantasy author David Kristoph.  …

#021 – Random Rant

May 21st, 2015

1:28:05

In this episode I break the free-writing and audio book trends of the Podcast, and randomly rant about shit that’s on my mind.  I speak about the 5-boro bike tour again, the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, the Jon Jones …

#020 – Free-Writing Session

May 7th, 2015

52:19

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about The 5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC (a yearly, 40 mile Cycling Marathon of 32 Thousand …

#019 – Free-Writing Session

April 23rd, 2015

1:07:30

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.  I also speak about meeting Joe Rogan, Ari Shaffir and Tony Hinchcliffe.


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#018 – Bonus Ep. Nostrand Ave Bloopers

April 16th, 2015

33:08

This episode is a collection of all of the “Bloopers” I pulled out from editing the audio book version of the Short Story; Nostrand Ave.  It's the …

#017 – Nostrand Ave (Audio Book)

April 9th, 2015

1:00:34

This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Nostrand Ave.  If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/nostrandave


I also spoke a little about my …

#016 – Free-Writing Session

March 26th, 2015

56:20

In this episode I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/


Agua de Avena (Oatmeal Water) Recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaiHoZ_D6HM


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#015 – Bonus Ep. Ball & Chain Bloopers

March 19th, 2015

28:09

This episode is a collection of all of the “Bloopers” I pulled out from editing the audio book version of the Short Story; Ball & Chain.  This …

#014 - Ball & Chain (Audio Book)

March 12th, 2015

1:05:16

This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story Ball & Chain.  This story was born out of a writing exercise put forth by Stephen King in his illuminating work: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. If you …

#013 - Free-Writing Session

February 26th, 2015

46:17

In this episode I speak about the Rousey vs Zingano UFC fight coming up and I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/


Zane Lowe & Eminem interview:

#012 - Free-Writing Session

February 12th, 2015

1:05:13

In this episode I speak about a Broadway show I went to see (Wicked) during 2-for-1 tickets week, a couple of new ‘Ode to Podcasts’ posts located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/goodtimes/, the Silva vs Diaz UFC fight and …

#011 - Free-Writing Session

January 29th, 2015

31:50

In this episode I speak about a couple of UFC fights (past and upcoming) and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/

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#010 - The Engagement

January 16th, 2015

1:40:54

In this episode I speak about the recent trip (in December 2014) I took with my Parents and (now) Fiancé, to the Dominican Republic.  I lead you in with some ambient sounds of Santo Domingo, take you on a road trip to …

#009 - Free-Writing Session

January 1st, 2015

1:03:34

In this episode I speak about a couple of UFC fights (past and upcoming), my thoughts on the Serial Podcast and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/

 

Order …

#008 - After Emma

December 18th, 2014

1:01:14

In this episode I have a conversation with my Brother, who just had his first baby (Emma).  We speak about the days and weeks after her birth and contrast with the 'Before Emma' episode (#007 right before this …

#007 - Before Emma

December 4th, 2014

1:12:41

In this episode I have a conversation with my Brother, who is about to have his first baby (Emma).  We speak about the months leading up to the big day, what he expects, and stumble onto stories of our childhood.  This …

#006 - Chopper City (Audio Book)

November 20th, 2014

25:18

 

This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Chopper City by Tony Ortiz

http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/choppercity

 

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Sound …

#005 - Free-Writing Session

November 7th, 2014

45:48

In this episode I speak about the recent 2014 Midterm Elections, and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces


http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/


 


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#004 - Insight (Audio Book)

November 1st, 2014

36:07

This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Insight by Tony Ortiz

http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/insight

 

Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday 

Sound effects …

#003 - Bully (Audio Book)

October 23rd, 2014

31:23

This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Bully by Tony Ortiz

http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/bully

 

 

Music: Aaron Neville & …

#002 - The Carrie Story

October 8th, 2014

43:30

In this episode I speak about a couple of my favorite stories from Stephen Kings On Writing. 

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#001 - IntroCast

September 30th, 2014

1:16:13

This first episode is an intro of what to expect and an overview of my website: www.SpunToday.com as well as a review of all my favorite Podcasts.

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