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Feb 2, 2017

Orlando Rios is an online marketer and a podcast host and producer. Best known for his work with the health and fitness lifestyle brand Onnit, Orlando has extensive experience in helping companies increase their revenue through social and search advertising in Facebook, Adwords, Twitter, and Instagram. He is also a leader in podcast producing and the author of Podcasting Pro Basics, a simple guide on starting your own podcast as well as The Podcast Book, the go-to guide on podcasts and the who's who of podcasters.

His site gives free education on podcast producing and profiles of other leaders in the podcast industry.

Guest: You can follow him on Twitter @orlandorios, Instagram @orlandoriosTX, and Facebook and be sure to check out his books on Amazon.

Show Notes:

Total Human Optimization Podcast

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

• TOTAL HUMAN OPTIMIZATION PODCAST #89 - Royal Rumble with WWE Superstar Sheamus

Total Human Optimization #66 - Titus O'Neil

How I Built This


Jan 28, 2017

Jack Ferry is an independent Director/ Producer with more than 15 years professional broadcast experience. Since 2006 he has made it his specialty to bridge the gap between traditional and new media, producing quality entertainment for the Internet. His work has been shown on platforms such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Discovery, Netflix, MSN, and Pitchfork just to name a few.

Guest: Connect with Jack Ferry by visiting his website listen to his podcast Not Too Deep, check out his show Mr. Student Body President. He is also on the Twitters, @jackferry99 and on the gram, @jackferry.

Show Notes:


• MEET THE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES: These are the highest-paid YouTube stars of 2016

Tyler Oakley


• How much video is uploaded to Youtube every minute?

• The West Wing


Sklarbro Country

Hardcore History

Reply All


Comedy Bang Bang

Jan 24, 2017

Nile Nickel has long been recognized as the undisputed “King of LinkedIn” and evangelizes its use for any business owner interested in growing their business or any professional looking for that dream job. He is a super tech genius and host of the Social Media Business Hour podcast. In this podcast we discuss the effect of social media on all aspects of the world, how LinkedIn is the most misused and under utilized social media platform and where we are headed next.


Connect with Nile Nickel at and Be sure to check out his podcast Social Media Business.

Show Notes:

• 8 Profile Picture Rules Every Professional Should Follow

• Search for images with reverse image search





The Craiglist Killer

Jan 20, 2017

Mistress Justine Cross is a professional dominatrix, dungeon owner and BDSM consultant based in Los Angeles. Internationally recognized, she has been a professional and lifestyle Domme for nearly 10 years, seeing clients all over the world and making appearances in Los Angeles Magazine and Playboy, along with doing various BDSM consulting gigs for print and video productions.

Guest: Connect with Mistress Justine Cross by visiting her website, and Go give her a follow on the Twitters @justineplays & Instagram @losangelesdominatrix.

Show Notes:




Violet Wand

Jan 17, 2017

Nic Darling is the Executive VP and Founder of the Major League Ultimate, Ultimate Frisbee’s professional league. He also hosts hosts Cleats and Cufflinks, the MLU podcast. His mission is to bring ultimate to a worldwide audience by making it accessible and exciting for the fans, rewarding for the players, profitable for the investors, and productive for their partners.

Guest: Connect with Nic Darling on the socials: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Go to his website and be sure to check out MLU Live.

Show Notes:

George Saunders

Major League Ultimate

• Ultimate Frisbee

Philadelphia Spinners

Fantasy Ultimate

Player Comparisons

Jan 13, 2017

Patricia Walsh is an engineer, author, speaker, and Paralympian who competed at the Rio Paralympics. She has raced in more than a dozen marathons and ultra-marathons and competed in two IRONMAN triathlons. In 2011, she set the world record for blind triathletes, shattering both male and female records by over 50 minutes. Her goal is to live an example of someone who has a disability, but is not defined by that lack of ability.


Connect with Patricia on her website, on the Twitters, @BlindAmbitionSp and on Facebook, as well as her book Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

Show Notes:


 The origin story of an over-achiever | Patricia Walsh | TEDxLake

Rio 2016 Paralympics

• Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want

• Ironman Nice 2013 swim start

Jan 11, 2017

Annette Hottenstein is a professional taste tester, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, the owner founder of Food Sensitivity Solutions and hosts The Food Sommelier Podcast. She is also a sought-after speaker who has presented at the Society of Sensory Professionals, and for corporations such as McCormick & Company, McDonald’s and General Mills. Her goal is to teach other healthcare professionals as well as the general public to discover the taste of good health by leveraging the 5 senses.

Guest: Connect with Annette Hottenstein by going to her websites and and on the socials @Food_Sommelier on Twitter & @thefoodsommelier on the Gram.

Show Notes:

TEXAS A&M: What does the A & M stand for?

• Billy Joel - Allentown

• MSG is not as scary as you think…

• What's the difference between a food intolerance and food allergy?

• Food sensitivities and intolerances: How and why to do an elimination diet

• Why MRT® is the Most Complete Blood Test for Food Sensitivities

Radiolab Podcast

Jan 6, 2017

Teresa Kuhn is a respected financial educator, best-selling author, and strategist. She is the president and CEO of Austin, Texas-based Living Wealthy Financial Group as well as the host of Living Wealthy Radio, where she shares her passion for teaching the real truth about how money works. In this podcast we discuss how money is actually created and the ponzi scheme that is our economy. We discuss the ability we all have to create and keep real wealth while staying out of the madness.

Guest: Connect with Teresa Kuhn at her websites and check out her podcast Living Wealthy Radio

Show Notes:

Total Control Financial

Abundance - Peter Diamandis

TED TALK - Abundance is our future

• The Federal Reserve Explained In 7 Minutes

• The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 & The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall

Spinning Logic #69 - Trace Meyer

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing

99 Designs

BrassBalls Motorcycles

• Living Weathly Radio • Jason Havey, Mental Wellness Expert

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Float in Austin - Zero Gravity Institute



Jan 3, 2017

Hamilton Souther is a very important person in my life. In addition to being a visionary leader, speaker, renowned master shaman, and a valued advisor to extremely successful and influential people worldwide; He is also the founder of Blue Morpho Tours and the White Morpho Institute where I started my ayahuasca journey. In this podcast we discuss this one time that I’m pretty sure he saved my life, plant medicines and life.

Guest: Connect with Hamilton Souther on Facebook and Instagram at & take advantage of a special offer at .

Show Notes:

Carlos Castaneda


• Maestro Hamilton Souther on AMP - Part 1 & Part 2

Spinning Logic #25 - Marc Shackman

• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

• The Ultimate Antioxidant: Fight Premature Aging for Free

• “You are comparing your blooper’s real to everyone else’s highlight reel.”

Dec 28, 2016

Karen Lynch is a Former SFPD Homicide detective who was one of the first female detectives in San Francisco. Now a retired homicide inspector, she has published a memoir called Good Cop, Bad Daughter about how being raised by a mentally ill mother prepared her for the police force and all of the complicated investigations of which she was a part.

Guest: Connect with Karen Lynch on Facebook and read her book Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer.

Show Notes:

Black Mirror (so good watch it)

• Spinning Logic #98 – Christine Moran

• Triple-negative breast cancer

• The Glass Castle: A Memoir

• Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer


Dec 23, 2016

Judy Melinek is a Harvard graduate and trained at UCLA in medicine and pathology, graduating in 1996. Her work at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York is the subject of her memoir, Working Stiff, which she co-wrote with her husband, TJ Mitchell.

Currently Judy is CEO of PathologyExpert Inc., and works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland. She also travels nationally and internationally to lecture on anatomic and forensic pathology and she has been consulted as a forensic expert in many high-profile legal cases, as well as for the television shows E.R. and Myth busters.

T.J worked in the film industry before becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad and screenplay consultant in 2000. He and Judy are currently collaborating on First Cut, the debut novel in a medical examiner detective-fiction series, while raising their three children in San Francisco.

Guest: Connect T.J. and Judy by going to, check out their book Working Stiffconnect with them on Facebook and Working Stiff Facebook Page, Twitter @drjudymelinek and Twitter @TJMitchellWS.

Show Notes:

• Forensic Pathlology


• American Airlines Flight 587

• Forensic Sound Bites & Half-Truths

• Pathologist says Brown autopsy quotes in Post-Dispatch were taken out of context

Dec 20, 2016

Justin Kreibich is an amateur golfer who signed up to play in the North Korean Open in 2014 just to see if he could. There were only 20 players in the field and it was just 1 round. On the 18th tee he was in second place, but the realization of the consequences got in his head. He’s never shared this story with anyone outside of his friends and family…until now.


Connect to Justin Kreibich by listening to the podcast and reach out to him directly.

Show Notes:

Korean War

• Ryugyong Hotel

• Out of Bounds in North Korea – Pyongyang Golf Course

• The Real Story Behind One of the Most Fabled Rounds in Golf

• Korean Demilitarized Zone

Dec 13, 2016

In my first solocast, I reflect on how I got to 100 and the previous 99 podcasts. With no plan of what I was going to discuss the podcast quickly goes into my philosophy on life, the universe and why optimism should reign. It essentially became a manifesto for my own spun logic. Thank you for everyone that has helped or listened to the podcast. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Guest: Connect with the man, the myth, the legend, Jason Havey by following his Facebook page, Instagram, subscribing to the Spinning Logic or send him an email.

Show Notes:

Spinning Logic 43 - Kelly Glover

Spinning Logic 99 - Christmas Abbott

Spinning Logic 98 - Christine Moran

Spinning Logic 01 - Larry Cenotto

Spinning Logic 79 - Wendy Williams

Spinning Logic - Heather Molina

• Spinning Logic 17 - Isaac Marrone

Spinning Logic 12 - Russ Dean

Spinning Logic - Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Playing God ( Radio Lab about Hurricane Katrina)

Singularity University

Peter Diamandis

Ray Kurzweil


Moore's Law


Spinning Logic - Ryan Ferguson

Spinning Logic - Brian Boice

Spinning Logic - Brian Dickinson

Spinning Logic - Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld

Spinning Logic - Rabah Rahil (we may or may not have smoked the Devil's Cabbage)


Dec 2, 2016

Christmas Abbott is an absolute badass; she has been a NASCAR Pit Crew Member, CrossFit Games Competitor, Weightlifting Competitor, and the best selling author of "Badass Body Diet". She is not your average fitness enthusiast she has trekked through dark paths to find her biggest light, living a life worth living and inspiring others to find their light. Through struggle she found fitness and a new spirit that she came to be known as a true Badass. In this podcast we discuss depression, her years in Iraq, vulnerability and the strength of uniqueness.

Guest: Connect with Christmas Abbott on her website,, follow her on Instagram, @ChristmasAbbott and if you are ever in Raleigh, North Carolina stop by her box, CrossFit Invoke.

Show Notes:

• Spinning Logic 69 - Trace Meyer


Inside Out (movie)

• How to start meditating

The Badass Body Diet: The Breakthrough Diet and Workout for a Tight Booty, Sexy Abs, and Lean Legs

Nov 29, 2016

Christine Moran is an astrophysicist who has a Theoretical Physics Ph.D., Master's; Physics/Computer Science and dual B.S. She solves scientific and societal problems with an interdisciplinary approach and is currently a telescope operator in Antarctica. She is also a Caltech Postdoc on sabbatical, and aspiring Astronaut. This was one of the best conversations I have ever had, forgive the audio, she is literally at the South Pole! In this podcast we discuss the reality of matter, how spacetime works, the origin of the universe, how religion fits in and her efforts to become an astronaut. Please take the time to listen to this fascinating conversation!

Guest: Connect with Christine Moran while she is still on Planet Earth by going to her website, check out the Signal App and follow her on the Twitters, @Corbett.

Show Notes:

• Iridium satellite constellation

• Lockheed C-130 Hercules

• South Pole Telescope

Cosmic Microwave Background

Gravitational lens

Simulated Reality

• The Library of Babel

Signal - Private Messenger

Nov 25, 2016

Glenn the Geek is the founder of the Horse Radio Network, the largest podcasting network for horse lovers worldwide. He did that while battling one of the most controversial and misunderstood diseases in the world, Chronic Lyme Disease. Chronic Lyme cost him his farm, business and most of his worldly possessions but he and his wife, Jennifer, simplified and fought back. In addition we talk about the future of advertising and media, podcasting and of course we talk some horses too!

Guest: Connect with Glenn the Geek on his website and check out their awesome app on iOS and Android, Horse Radio Network.

Show Notes:


Party line (telephony)

Lyme Disease

• Acetylcholine


Fiddler on the Roof


Nov 22, 2016

Jody Temple White is the co-founder of The Courage Vibe, a family adventure company and author of the upcoming book, The W3 Factor. Her adventurous nature was embodied in the uncharted, low-budget, high-adventure backpacking trip she took with her husband, her then 16- year old son and 11-year old daughter to 24 countries over nine months, volunteering in over 25 local service projects along the way.  In this podcast we discuss the beauty and frustrations coming from adoptions, caring for a child with medical issues, how traveling changes your world view to a more global perspective and ultimately how you can change your What If’s to Why Nots.


Follow Jody Temple White by going to her site, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and the Gram.

Show Notes

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Australia has more wild pigs than humans

Alice Springs



Overview Effect

CASA for Children

The Courage Vibe

Nov 16, 2016

Pratima Aravbhoomi is a fascinating woman with an equally fascinating story. Professionally she is designer; quote expert and the founder of She built a 6 figure business in 6 months and is on a mission to help people achieve their goals, be happy, and pass on the inspiration to as many people as possible through her designs. In this podcasts we discuss arranged marriages, location freedom and location isolation, depression, hopelessness and the way back from the darkness to living a life of joy.


Connect with Pratima Aravbhoomi on Instagram and Pinterest. Also, check out her awesome site

Show Notes:

• Eufaula, Alabama


"It is not what happens, but how you react to it."

Craft Street Design


Helvetica (great documentary on typography on Netflix)

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


"Discipline is remembering what you want."

Nov 12, 2016

Brandon Panaligan is recent newlywed and also a television producer who is responsible for shows like the Big Brother, Million Dollar Listing NYC, Real Housewives of New Jersey and the Shahs of Sunset. In this podcast we discuss how he used his television production skills to create one of the most memorable weddings ever. We also talk about what it is to be a producer on reality TV, the different versions of ‘reality’ and how it differs from scripted production.

Guest: Connect with Brandon Panaligan on Instagram - @BrandonPanaligan and watch Manzod with Children.

Show Notes:


Spinning Logic #58 - Herman Chan

Northern Lights

Ingraham Trail

Inuit Throat Singing

Nov 8, 2016

Tracee Sioux is the author of The Year of YES!. She did a life experiment in which she did everything her soul told her to do, without question, rationalization or knowing the outcome—for one year, chronicling it in a very raw and personal memoir. In this podcast we candidly discuss depression and some of the darkest moments of our lives. We also dive into Tracee growing up in the repressive Mormon culture, how the internet has affected social change and tolerance, why Ft. Collins, CO is the greatest town on Earth and the power of the modern day woman!

Guest: Connect with Tracee by going to her site at and check out her awesome books The Year of YES! and Soul vs. Ego Smackdown: How to say YES! to your Soul and tell your Ego to Suck It!. Also be sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Show Notes:


• Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent & Other Love Stories 

• The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

• Volkswagen: The scandal explained

• Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead



• Soul vs. Ego Smackdown: How to say YES! to your Soul and tell your Ego to Suck It!

Isolation Tank


• Pre-eclampsia

Orgasmic Meditation

Spinning Logic EP038 - Joe Rawlins

Spinning Logic EP071 - Joe Rawlins

Spinning Logic EP078 - Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus

Nov 5, 2016

Margaret Schlachter is a full-time author, writer, and obstacle racing industry expert. As an professional obstacle racer she quickly became one of the most successful woman in the sport. She started the first online space for women in obstacle racing called “Dirt in Your Skirt” and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the largest website in the world for obstacle racing. In this podcast we discuss how she got the love for obstacle racing and what makes it different than other sports. We also discuss publishing her own book, starting her own podcast and how she turned her passion into a business.

Guest: Follow Margaret by going to her site or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, be sure to check out her Dirt in Your Skirt Podcast.

Show Notes:


Spartan Race

Timeline of Facebook

Confidence Course

• How Does Grounding or Earthing Impact Your Health?

• Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It 

Barkley Marathons

World's Toughest Mudder


• Virginia Double, Triple, and Quintuple ANVIL

Nov 1, 2016

Jennifer Briney is the host of Congressional Dish, a twice monthly podcast exposing the secrets drowned out by the partisan noise in the United States Congress. By interpreting legislation, summarizing Congressional hearings and following the money she analyzes the actions of Congress that are generally ignored by the corporate media. She hopes to deliver the information from the perspective of a fed up taxpayer who bears no allegiance to any political party or ideology.

In this podcast we discuss why with a 24 hour news cycle we are actually hearing less. We also discuss in detail the flaws in our voting process and possible ways to increase voter turnout and maximize participation in our civil responsibilities.


Connect with Jennifer Briney on the Twitters - @JenBriney.

Show Notes:

Stellar Wind

• Why hasn’t Internet voting caught on? This expert has a nefarious theory.

• Gary Johnson: 'What is Aleppo?'

• Trans-Pacific Partnership

• Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck Says We Don’t Have a Right to Water, Believes We Do Have a Right to Water and Everyone’s Confused.

The Federal Reserve Explained In 7 Minutes


• Joe Rogan Experience #844 - Andreas Antonopoulos (Great explanation of Bitcoin and the Blockchain)


• Protip: Register to vote, by changing you address with the USPS cost ~$1

Oct 28, 2016

Erik Newton is a former family law attorney, who describes himself as someone who’s “been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” He built the largest and fastest-growing family law firm in the Bay Area and was named a Super Lawyer three years running but his calling to help couples build healthy relationships superseded his legal career, and he decided to dedicate himself full-time to creating a place couples could go for information, inspiration, and a big dose of truth.

On this podcast we discuss how he hasn’t become jaded from his profession about love and marriage. Erik also shares this fascinating story about how his thirst for exploration caused pain for someone that didn’t deserve it and how it affected the entire course of his life.

Guest: Connect with Erik Newton by listening to his podcast, Together Podcast and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Show Notes:

• Can You Grow a Tree in Zero Gravity?

• Count-to-infinity problem

• The 19 Jobs Where You're Most Likely To Kill Yourself


• Self-immolation protests by Tibetans in China

Oct 25, 2016

Dave Huffman is a good friend of mine. In this podcast we discuss how he handled his wife’s battle with cancer and how he valiantly took care of his family before and after her passing. We discuss getting re-married afterwards and how I tried to talk him out of it. We also chat about many lighter topics like dirty cities, why everyone from Florida is crazy, how amazing the The Villages retirement community is where he works.

Guest: Follow Dave Huffman on Instagram, @flushyourpoop.

Show Notes:

Bret Michaels

• The 31 Most Important Mullets That Ever Existed

• Bret Michaels Rushed to ICU with Brain Hemorrhage

• Huey Lewis and the News - Power of Love

The Villages

Oh, #Florida


Spinning Logic 46: Brian S. Bentley

Occam's Razor

Eazy E was shot with AIDS (Suge Knight admits it)

1982 World Series

• Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth

Headspace - Treat Your Head Right

• 11 and 12 year-old Venus & Serena Williams on Trans World Sport


Oct 18, 2016

Ann Mahoney portrays Olivia on The Walking Dead. She is an actress, writer, owner and talent agent at NOMT Youth. Her first movie role was in Fletch Lives with Chevy Chase and more recently was in Bad Moms. In this podcast we talk about insider knowledge of The Walking Dead and what is happening in Season 7, she shares her 9/11 story, living in New Orleans and her process for developing her craft as an actor.

Guest: Connect with Ann Mahoney by following her on Twitter - @AnnieMoho, Instagram - @AnnieMoho, visit her blog, and of course watch The Walking Dead.

Show Notes:

Actors' Equity Association

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket - Tyrone feat. Erykah Badu

Breaking Bad

Mad Men

The Princess Bride

Millon Dollar Quartet

Bad Moms

Same Kind of Different as Me


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