Spinning Logic

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Feb 14, 2018

This week I sit down for my second ever solocast to talk about the changes coming to the Spinning Logic Podcast.

Jason Havey on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

Show Notes

Spinning Logic Russ Dean

Spinning Logic Rabah Rahil

Kim Yo-jang

Korean Unified Hockey Team


Freedom Fries

Don't Do That!


Feb 6, 2018

John Wilford is the state chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas and has served as state treasurer and as a district representative on the State Libertarian Executive Committee. He is also one of the hosts of the Six Pack Philosophy podcast.


John Wilford on Instagram Facebook and Twitter

Check out the Six Pack Philosophy Podcast on Instagram and Twitter and Youtube

Learn more about the Texas Libertarian Party at

Find out about Texas State Libertarian Convention at


Show Notes

Planck Length

Fermi Paradox

Non Aggression Principle

Whiskey Rebellion

Larry Sharp

William Weld


Jan 16, 2018

Karin Jensen is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist whose research includes investigations of the placebo effect, and how cognitive processes shape pain perception. She has been the leading scientist in a novel line of studies that explore the role of conscious awareness and intellectual ability in placebo responses.

Karin Jensen’s Karolinska Page


Show Notes



Open Label Placebo

Munschausen by proxy

Luana Colloca Placebo Study

Placebo in pets

Placebo in Doctor Appearance

Placebo Effect in Surgery

Karolinska Institute


Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Rashawn Ray is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality. He has published over 40 books, articles, chapters, and op-eds and has written for the New York Times and Huffington Post, NBC News and Public Radio International.

Connect with Dr. Ray on his Website

Dr Ray is also the Co-Editor of Contexts Magazine

Show Notes

Cognitive Dissonance

Implicit Bias

Selective Perception

Believing Is Seeing: The Effects of Racial Labels and Implicit Beliefs on Face Perception

The Young OG’s Podcast


Jan 2, 2018

Skylar Bayer holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Maine, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher who specializes in Marine Ecology and Reproductive Biology. She is also the co-host of the sometimes monthly podcast Strictly Fishwrap Science radio hour.

 Connect with Skylar on Twitter

Check out Strictly Fishwrap

Connect with Jason on Facebook Twitter and Instagram

 Show Notes

Transposition of the great arteries

Fermented Greenland Shark Hakarl

The Story Collider episode about falling in love

Rock Coast Rollers

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Skylar’s segment on The Colbert Report

Skylar’s TEDx Talk

Dec 26, 2017

Cole Imperi is an award winning Designer and end-of-life professional. She is a certified Thanatologist and has worked with death and dying for more than a decade.

Connect with Cole Imperi on Facebook Tumblr Twitter Instagram

Check out her podcast Life, Death and Tarot

Show Notes

Black Swan Yoga


Ketogenic Diet

The Child’s Discovery of Death by Sylvia England

Cole’s Tedx Talk Lifted by Little Deaths

I love You Kristi World Record

The Cooper Union


Dec 20, 2017

Kelly Weinersmith is an adjunct assistant professor in the BioSciences department at Rice University, where she studies parasites that manipulate host behavior. She is also co-author of the New York Time's Bestseller "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything".

 Connect with Kelly on Twitter Linkedin   Youtube

 Kelly’s book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything". She co-authored with Zach Weinersmith,

 Check Out Kelly’s two Podcasts

Science Sort Of Podcast and The Weekly Weinersmith

 Show Notes

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

Rods from God

Zombie Ants


Kelly co-discovered a parasitoid that manipulates the behavior of its host




Dec 13, 2017

Britt Bunyard has worked as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi.

Connect with Britt on Facebook

Check out Fungi Magazine

 Show Notes


Medicinal Cannabis

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Video from the Festival

Dog turd fungi video

Mushroom Wedding Poem Book


Dec 6, 2017

Kaki Burgess has spent six years traveling around the world working as a superyacht stewardess. She is also the host of the upcoming podcast Yachtie Talk: An Insider's Guide to REAL Life on Yachts.

Connect with Kaki on Facebook

Nov 28, 2017

Kelvin Bates is a newly-minted Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard, where he studies the chemistry behind how smog forms in the atmosphere, and how interactions between chemicals emitted by humans and plants can cause unhealthy air pollution.

Visit Kelvin’s website

 Show Notes



Ozone Layer

Cap and Trade


Manaus Brazil

Cloud Seeding


Nov 21, 2017

Mark Barone and Marina Dervan started their own charity called An Act of dog where they raise funds through the sale of fine art products to give back to rescue groups across the nation, and work with schools to show kids how to use their art for social change.

An Act Of Dog

Connect with An Act Of Dog on Twitter and Facebook

Check out the upcoming Documentary

 Show notes

Austin Pets Alive

Artist Pawel Kuczynski

Mark Barone’s art

Anselm Kiefer

Paducah Kentucky

Marina’s Coaching website


Nov 15, 2017

Jess Phoenix is a volcanologist, an accomplished extreme explorer, and a professional field scientist. She has been chased by narco-traffickers in Mexico, dodged armed thieves in remote Peru, raced horses across Mongolia, and worked in the mines of the Australian Outback. She is now running for a seat in the 25th Congressional District in order to help get more Scientists in public office.

Visit the Jess Phoenix Campaign Website

Check out her Website

Connect with Jess on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Donate to the Campaign

 Show Notes

Jess is an Explorers Club Fellow

Californias 25th District

Steve Knight National Environmental Scorecard

Worlds Largest Volcano


No Apparent Danger by Victoria Bruce

Dr. Martin Pepper

Hawaii Volcano Observatory

Nov 7, 2017

Steve Dolinsky has won 13 James beard awards for his work television and radio. Currently, he is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 – Chicago and the co-creator and co-host of the Feed Podcast where you can learn about wine, spirits, food trends and recipes from all over the globe.

Check out The Feed Podcast

Connect with Steve on his Website, Facebook or Twitter

Look out for Steve's new book Pizza City USA 101 Reasons Why Chicago Is America's Greatest Pizza Town (to be published in 2018)  Find out more here

Show Notes

Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Lombardi’s America’s first Pizzeria

VPN Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana

Next Restaurant

Trip Advisor

Podcast Movement

Oct 31, 2017

Robert Kandell is an accomplished writer, teacher, coach and lecturer. Since 2002, he has been guiding his audience on methods for improving communication that have helped build thousands of successful relationships. He is the host of the weekly podcast Tuff Love.

Check out Robert Kandell’s Podcast

Tuff LoveTuff Love on itunes

Connect with Robert Kandell on Facebook

Twitter Instagram Youtube and Pinterest

Show Notes

The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

Podcast Movement

Spinning Logic Ep 147 Angela Johnson

Aubrey Marcus



The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson

Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Angela Johnson has been a mental health practitioner for over 15 years. She has evaluated hundreds of criminal offenders, and testified as an expert in high-stakes trials. She is the host of the weekly podcast called Chasing the Mind, which explores the art and science of psychology. 


 Follow Chasing the Mind Podcast on Facebook and Twitter

Show Notes


Oct 17, 2017

Frankie Picasso is a Canadian Social Preneur, Talk Show Host, Artist and champion for change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. She is the author of the book Midlife Mojo: How to get through the midlife crisis and emerge as your true self.

Connect with Jason on Facebook , Instagram , or Twitter

Connect with Frankie through her website

Facebook or Twitter

Show Notes

Frankie’s Book I Bared My Chest

Alex Okoroji

Frankie’s Show Mission Unstoppable

Check out FrankiePaintsPets



Story of Daryl Davis




Oct 10, 2017

Dr. Mark Miller received a Petroleum Engineering PHD from Stanford and was a Professor at the University of Texas for 18 years. In 2014 and 2016, he was the Libertarian Party nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner. We sit down to discuss the Libertarian party, The position of Texas Railroad Commissioner, Fracking and Dr. Miller’s Book Oil & Gas and the Texas railroad Commission: Lessons for Regulating a Free Society.

Connect with Dr. Miller on his Website , Twitter, and Facebook

Buy Dr. Millers Book Oil & Gas and the Texas Railroad Commission


Show Notes

Texas Railroad Cimissioner

Rule of Capture

Shale Gas and Fracking

Orphaned Wells


Gary Johnson

Getty Oil Company

University of Texas at Austin

Ross Perot’s VP Candidate Admiral James Stockdale


Oct 3, 2017

The life of Pamela M Covington took an unforeseen turn and she found herself deep in poverty struggling to work her way out. She documented her story in the book, “A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage,” describing her unexpected plunge into (and triumphant emergence from) a life below poverty level.  These days she’s on a mission to empower others, speaking to people about motivation, self-esteem, welfare independence, literacy, education, and more.  In this podcast we explore the misconceptions of how people enter into poverty, the systemic difficulties with getting out and her ideas on how to make the world a little bit better for everyone!

Pamela’s Blog: Poverty and Welfare in Our United States

PTSD Information

Literacy Rate in America

Child Nutrition Program

Ben Carson

Cliff Effect


Sep 26, 2017

Brendan Gaughran is an expert in gut, liver and adrenal health. He spent 15 years in the healthcare industry before starting his own company Liver Medic. He now conducts health lectures to both physicians and the general public about the vital role liver plays in a person’s body and overall wellness.  In this podcast we discuss confusing and sometimes controversial issues of leaky health, adrenal fatigue and overall gut health.

 Connect with Brendan




Show Notes

 Ray Allen


MDMA Therapy

The New Age




Cancer Sugar Connection

Enormity of Space

Adrenal Fatigue

Sep 19, 2017

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, an American Libertarian think tank. He is the editor of The Libertarian Reader and the author of 6 books including his most recent “The Libertarian Mind: a Manifesto for Freedom”. Today we discuss some of the basic tenets of Libertarianism, the difference between being Libertarian (Big L) vs. libertarian (small l), the war on drugs and the logic behind social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.


You can find out more about David here

Or connect with David on Twitter

You can buy his book A Libertarian Mind


Show Notes

Liberalism and Libertarianism

Gary Johnson

Cato Institut 

Iraq Iran war Timeline 

War on Drugs

Privatization of Prisons


Sep 12, 2017

James Poindexter grew up in a shockingly abusive household until he was truly abandoned at the age of 10. After being passed around his family for a couple months he was placed in the dysfunctional foster care system. Despite these challenges, he was able to turn his life around to become a world champion martial artist. He now travels the world speaking about his experience defying the odds and overcoming life’s obstacles. He is also the author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Foster and Adoptive Parent Guide- 15 Steps to Successfully Connect With Your Foster or Adoptive Teen”.


You can Connect with James Poindexter through his





 Check out James’ book Your Amazing Itty Bitty Foster & Adoptive Parent Guide: 15 Key Steps to Successfully Connect With Your Foster Or Adopted Teen



Show Notes


 Itty Bitty Publishing

 Foster Care

 Upward Bound

 Ninjutsu: The Secret Art of the Ninja

 Ron Wilkerson Kung Fu

 Raymond “the Real Deal” Daniels

 10th Planet Austin TX

 Eddie Bravo

 Bang Muay Thai Austin TX

 Duane “Bang” Ludwig

 Onnit Invitational

 James referenced this Henry Ford Quote


Sep 5, 2017

Dr. Martin Pepper is a true renaissance man. He is a welder, masterdiver, photojournalist, videographer, researcher, and world traveler. He’s a Hall of Fame NCAA Swimming Champion from the University of Arizona where he received 4 degrees, and is now a lecturer in Geology and Earth Science. He was host of the History channel documentary, Atlantis Found, where he combined Geology with major historical events dating back to 1600 B.C to attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis. He was also a finalist on MythBusters: The Search. In this podcast we discuss how he has fallen backwards in life into increasingly incredible opportunities and what is next!


Subscribe to Dr. Martin Peppers YouTube Channel

Or connect with him on Twitter


Show Notes


Atlantis Found


Davis Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals


Atlantic Productions


SNL Land Shark Sketch


Zircon is the oldest thing on Earth


Mass Spectrometry


Mythbusters: The Search


Prof. Thomas Seyfried Spinning Logic Episode


Oxford Professor Denis Noble’s Spinning Logic Episode


National Lampoon's Vacation Marty Moose scene

Aug 29, 2017

Nate Lind quit a successful career in corporate America to start one of the most popular men’s grooming and lifestyle brands in the world. His company Legendary Man not only provides grooming products but also a portal to help men successfully navigate their own hero’s journey and create a legendary life. 


 Connect with Nate


Legendary Man Facebook Community





Show Notes


Band of Brothers


Desert Forge foundation


Quest of Champions


Joe Rogan Video


Percival, the Story of the Grail


Growing a Beard





Aug 24, 2017

Patrick Fitzgibbons is a 20 year criminal justice professional. He teaches criminal justice courses at the college level helping to educate and groom the next generation of law enforcement professionals. He is the host and creator of CJ Evolution. A podcast geared towards the criminal justice community. In this podcast we discuss body cameras, police brutality, the personal life of a police officer, the drug war, prostitution and human trafficking.


Connect with Patrick Fitzgibbons by checking out his website 

CJ Evolution, or by following him on Facebook or Twitter


Show Notes

 Live PD

 Police shooting of woman who called 911



 Sensory Deprivation tank

 Kim Ades

Aug 17, 2017

Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. She co-hosted her own show on Oxygen and has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network. She recently released her second book Should I stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist.

Guest: Connect with Dr. Ramani Durvasula by following her on Twitter, @doctorramani and check out her books You Are Why You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life  & Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving A Relationship with a Narcissist.

Show Notes:

• Robert Sapolsky

• Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

• Spinning Logic #132 - Erik Vance

• Irving Kirsch

• Narcissistic Personality Disorder

• MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

• "At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." Lao Tzu

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