Spinning Logic

The goal of Spinning Logic is to thread together the unique stories of unique guests and to celebrate the vast array of people that represent humankind.
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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


Oct 11, 2016

Dan Cleland is the owner of the Pulse Tours and the Ayahuasca Adventure Center in Peru. He is also a soon to be author, fellow future student at Singularity University and a friend. In this podcast we talk about his crowd funding campaign to get his book published, the DEAs new war on Kratom, a mission to Mars and his new venture into aquaponic farming!

Guest: Check Dan Cleland out by going to his site, check out his first podcast Jungle Jam Podcast #1, and check out his upcoming book, Pulse of the Jungle.

Show Notes:

Quantum Entanglement

• Teleportation across Calgary

Book in a Box


Pulse of the Jungle

Aya Advisors



• The DEA wants to ban another plant. Researchers say the plan is ‘insane.’

The DEA's Crazy Kratom Ban Dresses Pharmacological Phobia In Scientific Garb

The Overview Effect

The Pale Blue Dot

Jungle Jam Podcast #1

Oct 4, 2016

Jason Treu is the founder of Be As a renown life mastery coach his mission is to give people the tools and strategies that they need to create the business, relationships and life they want, so that they can have the freedom to live on their terms. He is also the best selling author of the book Social Wealth: How to Build Relationships by Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network. In this podcast we discuss finding your home team, the possibility of manifestation, possibility of positive self talk and how to turn your creativity into a creative work.

Guest: Connect with Jason Treu by visiting his website, and reading his books Social Wealth & Jump Start Your Social Life.

Show Notes:

Dunbar's Number

Daniel Goleman

"People have most people in their life out of default."

Ego is the Enemy

Joseph Campbell - Power of Myth

Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

Social Wealth - Jason Treu

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

• Jump Start Your Social Life


Sep 27, 2016

Jordan Axani went viral after he posted an online call-out for a companion to join him on a three-week, round-the-word trip, no strings attached. Only catch was that she needed to be named Elizabeth Gallagher. He had no idea his unusual mission would become “the most viral human interest story on record”. Jordan recaps this amazing story and where it has taken him since.

Guest: Connect with Jordan on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Checkout his podcast, ImposterCast and visit

Show Notes:

• Elizabeth Gallagher returns from world trip, but was there romance?

• 'The Man With the Golden Voice': Where Is Ted Williams Now?

The Malala Fund

• The problem with purpose | Jordan Axani | TEDxToronto


Spinning Logic 1 - Larry Cenotto



What's is Your Big Lie?

Join the We Movement

Sep 20, 2016

Lillian Bustle is a burlesque performer, singer, public speaker and gleeful loudmouth about body love! She is also has done a Ted Talk and is the host of the Body Podcast. Covered in glitter and boas she hopes to help people of all shapes and sizes celebrate in their own skin. On the podcast we talk about body image, overcoming self doubt, addiction and bullying.

Guest: Connect with Lillian Bustle by visiting her website, subscribing to her podcast, The Body Poscast, and follow her on Twitter @LillianBustle and Instagram.

Show Notes:

• Stripping away negative body image | Lillian Bustle | TEDxJerseyCity

Food Pyramid

Body Mass Index

• The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle


Burlesque Hall of Fame


Sep 14, 2016

Chip Lake is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and Political Strategist. Currently he works with candidates and community organizations as the Principal Founder of Glendale Strategies, Inc. and Twin Oaks Connect. In this podcast we discuss the current political atmosphere, how Trump is affecting the Republican party, the opportunity for 3rd party candidates and the complex electoral college system. We also get deep into SuperPACs and campaign finance. This is a great podcast with Chip really helping us understand how this whole circus works from the inside.

Guest: Connect on Twitter @LakeChip and checkout his podcast Red Zone Sports Report.

Show Notes:

Contract with America

What is a Super PAC?

• Nearly $100 million in super PAC money couldn’t save Jeb Bush

Meet the Donors

Freedom Caucus

• Georgia GOP elector who balked on Donald Trump resigns

Sep 7, 2016

Dave Sanderson was the last passenger off of Flight 1549 which was landed by Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009. In this podcast, Dave recounts his day, that flight and the infamous landing and rescue. Now Dave inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have now made him an internationally sought-out speaker and published author.

Guest: Connect with Dave Sanderson on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Also be sure to check out his awesome book, Moments Matter.

Show Notes:

US Airways Flight 1549

• Video of US Airways descent into Hudson River released

• US Airways Flight 1549 Emergency landing on the Hudson [Original ATC]

• Timelapse of Flight 1549 Being Pulled out of the Hudson River in NYC

I Am Not Your Guru

• Spinning Logic 64 – Laura Johnston Kohl

Moments Matter

Aug 31, 2016

Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011 and is the author of the Perfect Day Formula. In this podcast we discuss Craig’s logical and holistic approach to: removing excuses and procrastination barriers in the path to your goals. Craig also explains the fantastic 10-3-2-1-0 formula to the best sleep of your life as well as controlling your inputs to improve your outputs. If you are looking for some inspiration today, look no further!

Guest: Connect with Craig Ballantyne at, follow him on the Twitters @craigballantyne and grab some free goodies here.

Show Notes:

Stratford Festival
Body for Life
You're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With
The Secret Law Of Attraction FULL MOVIE
• “Elimination of Temptations”
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
The Best Way to Structure Your Day: The 10-3-2-1-0 Formula
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
My Wake-Up Call Came in the Form of a Broken Face
Philips Morning Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation and Dusk Fading Night
Sleep Smarter
• Spend - 15 Mins on What is your biggest problem? What is your biggest opportunity?

Aug 23, 2016

Matt Marr is a narrative therapist with a masters degree in clinical psychology. He is a successful comedian, actor and occasional opera singer. On top of all of that he is the host of the Dear Mattie show. Matt combines his psychology background, humor and ability to communicate to help others overcome resistance to live the life that they want. On this podcast we discuss the evolution of our thinking, commercial acting, stand up comedy, the psychology of resistance and finding ways to just let yourself be awesome.

Guest: Connect with Matt at, Facebook, and the Gram. He also has a great YouTube Channel.

Show Notes:

•  Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation

•  Franklin Barbecue

•  Winstar World Casino & Resort

•  UNT Coffee Mug

•  The 6 Funniest Justin Timberlake Moments on Film

•  Jessica Rhodes - Rhodes to Success Podcast

 Shania Twain - Man! I feel like a woman

•  Matt Marr Youtube Channel

Aug 16, 2016

Wendy Williams is a professional past life regressionist and was one of my first guests on the podcast. Since that time she has become one of the biggest fans of the show and a personal friend of mine. In addition to her work as a spiritual healer, she is about to release a brand new book called Regression Healing: The Huntsman, the Lord High Mayor and the WWII Soldier. On this podcast we talk about the past life regression she did with me, in addition to the process of writing a book and the taking the idea of feeling energy from mystical to logical.

Guest: Connect with Wendy Williams by emailing her at or by phone 425-502-0362 and Facebook.

Show Notes:

Spinning Logic 33 - Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

Spinning Logic 04 - Beate Chelette

Meyers Briggs Personality Test

100th Monkey Effect

• E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

• Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration

Spinning Logic 44 - Matt Blank

Ram Dass

Spinning Logic 74 - Rob Lowe

Hawaiian Prayer

Free audiobook with Chris Turner - A Recorded Healing Session Excerpt

Book Cover Design by LeiLani Doornbosch


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