Spun Today with Tony Ortiz

121 EpisodesProduced by Tony Ortiz

The Spun Today Podcast is a show that is anchored in Writing but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.

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#113 – Random Rant

November 29th, 2018

45:51

#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* 

 

The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is …

#111 – Random Rant

November 1st, 2018

1:21:48

#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

#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.

 

The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.

#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.

 

The Spun Today Podcast is …

#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.

 

The Spun Today Podcast is a …

#103 – Free-Writing Session

July 12th, 2018

40:57

#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* 

 

The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is …

#101 – Random Rant

June 14th, 2018

47:19

#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

#098 – Free-Writing Session

May 3rd, 2018

36:34

#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

#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.

 

The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited …

#093 – Free-Writing Session

February 22nd, 2018

45:02

#092 – Random Rant

February 8th, 2018

47:47

#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

#089 – Free-Writing Session

December 28th, 2017

1:39:15

#088 – Random Rant

December 14th, 2017

51:00

#087 – Free-Writing Session

November 30th, 2017

35:14

#086 – Random Rant

November 16th, 2017

1:14:47

#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

#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.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

 

Fill out my …

#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

#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

#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

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

#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/.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate …

#067 – Random Rant

February 23rd, 2017

1:21:51

#066 – Free-Writing Session

February 9th, 2017

51:54

#065 – Elevator (Audio Book)

January 26th, 2017

59:09

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#029 – Ode-to-Podcasts

September 10th, 2015

1:34:31

#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

#026.5 – Lecture Hall Promo

August 6th, 2015

1:30

#026 – Free-Writing Session

July 30th, 2015

1:21:31

#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.

 Order prints of my …

#018 – Bonus Ep. Nostrand Ave Bloopers

April 16th, 2015

33:08

#017 – Nostrand Ave (Audio Book)

April 9th, 2015

1:00:34

#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

Order prints of my …

#015 – Bonus Ep. Ball & Chain Bloopers

March 19th, 2015

28:09

#014 - Ball & Chain (Audio Book)

March 12th, 2015

1:05:16

#013 - Free-Writing Session

February 26th, 2015

46:17

#012 - Free-Writing Session

February 12th, 2015

1:05:13

#011 - Free-Writing Session

January 29th, 2015

31:50

#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

#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

#005 - Free-Writing Session

November 7th, 2014

45:48

#004 - Insight (Audio Book)

November 1st, 2014

36:07

#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

#001 - IntroCast

September 30th, 2014

1:16:13
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