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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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 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


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

Jul 13, 2016

Rob Lowe (not that Rob Lowe!) is a Father, Husband, Registered Nurse and Social Entrepreneur. He is also the host of The Giving Back Podcast. In this podcast we discuss living wills & advanced directives and the Terry Schiavo case. We also discuss the importance of giving back to others and how anyone can make a worldwide difference with a small intentional acts of kindness.

Guest: Connect with Rob Lowe by subscribing to The Giving Back Podcast, visiting his site, or email him at

Show Notes:

Jul 6, 2016

Dan Cleland is the owner of the Pulse Tours and the Ayahuasca Adventure Center in Peru. He is also a future author, fellow future student at Singularity University and a friend. In this podcast we talk about his difficult journey finding himself and his path to healing, we discuss our optimism about the future, Singularity University, trans-humanism and discovering an ingenious new way to become an author.

Guest: Connect with Dan by going to his website and on Facebook at PulseCustomTours. You can always email them at

Show Notes: 
• Iquitos, Peru
Motocar Ride through Iquitos
Reality Sandwhich
The Anzac Day Tradition
Onnit Academy
Singularity University
The Rising Billion
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Transcendent Man
Book in a Box

Jun 29, 2016

Joshua Coombes is #Doingsomethingfornothing by giving free haircuts to the homeless in hopes of making a difference. His mindset is that if everybody, in every city did one thing for nothing each week, we could change the world! In this podcast we debunk the stereotypes of the homeless and discuss how small acts of kindness can quickly change the world.

Guest: Connect with Joshua Coombes by following him on Instagram @JoshuaCoombes and @dosomethingfornothing, as well as interacting with him on Facebook. If you are in London, be sure to search for Do Something For Nothing Meetups at and don't miss out on the one going down on July 9th at 11 AM. 

Show Notes:

Jun 22, 2016

Joe Rawlins is an outspoken critic of religion. He was a devout Mormon before losing his faith during a missionary trip to Peru. He is the author of The Korihor Argument, the host of the Mormon Sex Podcast and producer of the documentary series by the same name. Today he is going to answer the difficult questions of why an unusual amount of Mormon women don’t orgasm and gay Mormon teens kill themselves. We also discuss how science is proving that our Universe’s possibilities are greater than any religions stories ever imagined.

Guest: Connect with Joe on Facebook, visit his site and support his documentary Mormon Sex.

Show Notes:

Jun 15, 2016

Russ Dean is one of my best friends and was my guest during what I consider to be the most important podcast I have ever done for me personally. In this podcast we discuss simulation theory, his search for his adoptive mother and Russ explains to me why term limits are a dumb idea.

Guest: Connect with Russ Dean by listening to more Spinning Logic or supporting Proportional Representation.

Show Notes:

Jun 8, 2016

Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. He holds accounting and law degrees and was one of the first bloggers to begin to advocate blockchain technology. He also hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge podcast. In this podcast we discuss the future of bitcoin, unraveling the world economic system and how you can get started with bitcoin of your own.

Guest: Connect with Trace by going to,, and follow him on Twitter @TraceMayer.

Show Notes:

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