Spun Today with Tony Ortiz

Spun Today with Tony Ortiz

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#114 – Nostrand Ave (Audio Book) (Re-Release)
Dec 13 • 60 min
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Nostrand Ave by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/nostrandave
#113 – Random Rant
Nov 29 • 45 min
In this episode I speak about John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, The Degenerates Stand Up Comedy specials, Better Call Saul season 4, Homecoming starring Julia Roberts and Yoga & Meditation being introduced to children in Elementary schools.
#112 – Ball & Chain (Audio Book) (Re-Release)
Nov 15 • 66 min
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 anchored in…
#111 – Random Rant
Nov 1 • 81 min
In this episode I speak about UFC 229 and the recent historical trade between the UFC and One Championship. I speak about a bunch of recent Comedy Specials including: Bert Kreischer’s, Joe Rogan’s, Adam Sandler’s and an upcoming montage special…
#110 – Free-Writing Session
Oct 18 • 51 min
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 is located at:…
#109 – Random Rant
Oct 4 • 56 min
In this episode I speak about the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the possibility of the Federal Government arming teachers, UFC talk and watching the Stand Up Comedy special of Drew Michael, which was performed and recorded without…
#108 – Random Rant
Sep 20 • 43 min
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 Kobe Bryant, the surprise Kamikaze album that Eminem dropped overnight as well as his four-part interview…
#107 – Beach Day with Pablo
Sep 6 • 89 min
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. Links referenced…
#106 – Free-Writing Session
Aug 23 • 52 min
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 submitted by fellow Author Travis Kepler and finally read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located…
#105 – Random Rant
Aug 9 • 50 min
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.
#104 – Welcome Baby Aiden
Jul 26 • 104 min
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 Podcast that is anchored in…
#103 – Free-Writing Session
Jul 12 • 40 min
In this episode I share my May 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. The Spun Today Podcast is a…
#102 – Chopper City (Audio Book) (Re-Release)
Jun 28 • 25 min
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 anchored in…
#101 – Random Rant
Jun 14 • 47 min
In this episode I speak about Anthony Bourdain, watching Deadpool 2, A Quiet Place and Black Mirror. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl. Links…
#100 – Parenting
May 31 • 74 min
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 and what my expectations are….
#099 – Random Rant
May 17 • 58 min
In this episode I speak about North & South Korea peace talks, watching John Mulaney’s new Comedy special; Kid Gorgeous. I also speak about watching season 2 of the shows: Sneaky Pete on Amazon and Atlanta on FX. I also speak about Childish…
#098 – Free-Writing Session
May 3 • 36 min
In this episode I share my February, March & April 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. The Spun…
#097 – Random Rant
Apr 19 • 54 min
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 cab revolution in NYC. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing &…
#096 - Bully (Audio Book) (Re-Release)
Apr 5 • 39 min
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Bully by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/bully *Original Release Date: Oct 23, 2014* The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing &…
#095 – Second Trimester Ups & Downs
Mar 22 • 35 min
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 much more.
#094 – Random Rant
Mar 8 • 48 min
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 in scope. Give it a whirl….
#093 – Free-Writing Session
Feb 22 • 45 min
In this episode I share my January 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is…
#092 – Random Rant
Feb 8 • 47 min
In this episode I speak about a Mauldin Economics article where the Writer, Patrick Watson, discusses ways to three fundamental ways to prepare ourselves in the wake of AI & Automation reducing the amount of available jobs in the market. I also…
#091 – Random Rant
Jan 25 • 52 min
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, watching the movie Coco and…
#090 – Random Rant
Jan 11 • 44 min
In this episode I speak about changing my iPhone battery myself, watching both of Dave Chappell’s new Comedy Specials; Equanimity & The Bird Eye Revelation. I also speak about watching Netflix’s first original major motion picture; Bright, and about an…
#089 – Free-Writing Session
Dec 28, 2017 • 99 min
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. Lastly, I read the Spun Today questionnaire response filled out by fellow Writer;…
#088 – Random Rant
Dec 14, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode I speak about a couple new Netflix shows that I’m watching (damn you binge-ability): The Confession Tapes & Mindhunter. I also speak about watching Denzel Washington’s latest movie; Roman J. Israel, Esq. Lastly I tell you about watching…
#087 – Free-Writing Session
Nov 30, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but…
#086 – Random Rant
Nov 16, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode I speak about UFC 216 & 217 (spoiler alert, I haven’t watched the full 217 card yet). I speak about watching the Long Shot Documentary & Season 1 of the Showtime TV show Billions. I speak about watching Felipe Esparza’s HBO comedy special;…
#085 – India Part 4
Nov 2, 2017 • 41 min
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 outside of work). I flew Emirates this time around. Come along with me to the other side of the Planet!
#084 – Random Rant
Oct 19, 2017 • 53 min
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 on Amazon video, called New York.
#083 – Random Rant
Oct 5, 2017 • 68 min
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 Myrtle Beach, and lastly, watching the…
#082 – Free-Writing Session
Sep 21, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode I share a writing tip that I picked up and then read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
#081 – 9/11 Never Forget
Sep 7, 2017 • 145 min
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 the events of 9/11. Memories are fleeting and have a way of fading away into a once-upon-a-time haze that we…
#080 – Random Rant
Aug 24, 2017 • 53 min
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 was memorializing the Confederacy’s top…
#079 – Random Rant
Aug 10, 2017 • 67 min
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 Spun Today Questionnaire…
#078 – Free-Writing Session
Jul 27, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode I read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.
#077 – Random Rant
Jul 13, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode I speak about the loss of a loved one, our family pet, Shady. I also speak about the movies: Gifted, Split, The LEGO Batman movie, & The Fate of the Furious. Then we dive into the shows: Better Call Saul & Master of None Season…
#076 – Free-Writing Session
Jun 29, 2017 • 66 min
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 free-writing, which is located…
#075 – Active Measures (Meddling in Elections)
Jun 15, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode I speak about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. This is a prevalent topic in today’s media that doesn’t seem to be fleeting the way most coverage is nowadays. I read an article in The New Yorker that resonated…
#074 – Tips from Creatives, for Creatives (1)
Jun 1, 2017 • 75 min
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 centralizes all the tips, motivation tools and tricks adopted by fellow Writers and Creatives? If…
#073 – Random Rant
May 18, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode I speak about completing the 40th Annual NYC Five Boro Bike Tour. I also speak about watching an HBO documentary of David McCullough called Paining with Words. I also watched a Louis C.K. masterpiece; Horace & Pete. Lastly I share…
Video Podcast Extra for Episode #072 (Community Outreach)
May 11, 2017 • 12 min
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 and create some change….
#072 – Random Rant
May 4, 2017 • 62 min
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 titled Time: A Kalief…
#071 – Free-Writing Session
Apr 20, 2017 • 63 min
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. Reis and lastly I read and…
#070 – Random Rant
Apr 6, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode I speak about how great of an era we’re in for Stand-Up Comedy. I’ve recently watched: Jim Norton’s Mouthful of Shame, Dave Chappell’s Collection 1 & 2, Mike Birbiglia’s Thank God for Jokes, Amy Schumer’s The Leather…
#069 – Random Rant
Mar 23, 2017 • 62 min
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 Broadway play, Cats and reading; The…
#068 – Free-Writing Session
Mar 9, 2017 • 48 min
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 about your craft. I’ll…
#067 – Random Rant
Feb 23, 2017 • 81 min
In this episode I speak about a shit-ton of movies documentaries & stand-up comedy whose only through-line is the fact that I ingested them all through my eyeballs. The movies include: Morris from America, The Accountant, Becoming Warren Buffett,…
#066 – Free-Writing Session
Feb 9, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode I speak about an important event at my alma mater, Super Bowl 51, Project Empathy’s Virtual Reality work and I also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. Links…
#065 – Elevator (Audio Book)
Jan 26, 2017 • 59 min
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Elevator. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/elevator. Links referenced in this episode: …
#064 – Random Rant
Jan 12, 2017 • 83 min
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, watching two movies; Snowden…
#063 – The Honeymoon
Dec 29, 2016 • 67 min
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 restaurants & food, visiting…
#062 – Free-Writing Session
Dec 15, 2016 • 56 min
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 Finale, UFC 206, and I…
#061 – Random Rant
Dec 1, 2016 • 60 min
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 comedy special – Michael…
#060 – POTUS Donald J. Trump
Nov 17, 2016 • 104 min
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 Political Party) the Democratic Party….
#059 – Random Rant
Nov 3, 2016 • 57 min
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 years Jets vs. Ravens game, the…
#058 – Free-Writing Session
Oct 20, 2016 • 75 min
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 to watch the USA show; Mr. Robot, a ‘high-road’ way out for Donald Trump and I also read and…
Video Podcast Extra for Episode #057 (How to get discounted Broadway Tickets)
Oct 9, 2016 • 5 min
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 (80%-90% below regular price)…
#057 – Random Rant
Oct 6, 2016 • 72 min
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 American in Paris) within two…
#056 – Free-Writing Session
Sep 22, 2016 • 49 min
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 reflect on some free-writing,…
#055 – Random Rant
Sep 8, 2016 • 36 min
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 to the new UFC owners. Links referenced in this episode: Juliette Lewis Rock Doc: Hard…
Video Podcast Extra for Episode #054
Sep 4, 2016 • 5 min
This is an Episode 054 SpunToday Podcast Extra Something that resonated with me that I should have mentioned in that episode, is that wrongful convictions can happen to anyone. People from all walks of life. I think some of us may have a…
#054 – Random Rant
Aug 25, 2016 • 83 min
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 Read Your Sh*t, joining my…
#053 – Free-Writing Session
Aug 11, 2016 • 54 min
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 Malcolm Gladwells’ new…
#052 – The Wedding
Jul 28, 2016 • 78 min
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 you’re thinking of…
#051 – Random Rant
Jul 14, 2016 • 58 min
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 book that I’m reading; Nobody…
#050 – Free-Writing Session
Jun 30, 2016 • 56 min
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 on Netflix, and tips from the…
#049 – Random Rant
Jun 16, 2016 • 78 min
In this episode I speak about UFC 199 (one of the unexpected-best cards I’ve ever seen), and a few documentaries & movies that I’ve recently seen: Citizen Four which is a Biographical Documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and when…
#048 – Random Rant
Jun 2, 2016 • 72 min
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 that I recently saw for the…
#047 – Free-Writing Session
May 19, 2016 • 46 min
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 isn’t even complete yet!…
#046 – Random Rant
May 5, 2016 • 64 min
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 executives and a few…
Avoid a Purposeless Journey
Apr 30, 2016 • 3 min
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 wrong type of ‘what…
#045 – Free-Writing Session
Apr 21, 2016 • 45 min
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 successful landing of a…
#044 - Random Rant
Apr 7, 2016 • 63 min
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 development feature I’m messing…
TAKING THE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE ROUTE
Mar 25, 2016 • 2 min
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 up to you…
#043 – Free-Writing Session
Mar 24, 2016 • 49 min
In this episode I read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. Full disclosure: If you’re a “anti micro-aggression” advocate then this episode is not for you (also, go fuck…
#042 – Multiple Sclerosis
Mar 10, 2016 • 81 min
March is Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering (Myelin Sheath) of the nerves throughout the Central Nervous System. Since the specific regions where the Myelin…
How will you use your 24 Hours?
Mar 6, 2016 • 1 min
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,…
Let Yourself Out
Mar 6, 2016 • 1 min
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 your pores. But…
#041 – Random Rant
Feb 25, 2016 • 53 min
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 experience…
#040 – How Elections Work
Feb 11, 2016 • 50 min
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 Electoral College? Ever wonder…
#039 – Random Rant
Jan 28, 2016 • 54 min
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 found out about (I may be late to the party but just in case I’m not the only one:…
#038 – Free-Writing Session
Jan 14, 2016 • 63 min
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 Stories’ on…
#037 – Fly (Audio Book)
Dec 31, 2015 • 32 min
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Fly. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/fly. I also speak about self-publishing my first book and the process that entailed….
#036 – Random Rant
Dec 17, 2015 • 79 min
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 finally saw (I know, I…
#035 – Free-Writing Session
Dec 3, 2015 • 79 min
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 where President Obama (@POTUS)…
#034 – Free-Writing Session
Nov 19, 2015 • 90 min
In this episode I read/review some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/. I also speak about the UFC 193: Rousey vs Holm upset. Going to see my favorite Basketball player; Kobe Bryant play live for the first time…
#033 – Free-Writing Session
Nov 5, 2015 • 60 min
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 for free thanks to…
#032 – Free-Writing Session
Oct 22, 2015 • 101 min
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 on HBO. I went to my yearly…
#031 – India Part 3
Oct 8, 2015 • 142 min
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 outside of work). I did less touristy stuff this time, and feel like I got more of a feel of the…
#030 – Free-Writing Session
Sep 24, 2015 • 62 min
In this episode I read/review my attempt at writing a Poem, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/theres-greatness-there. I also speak about going to the Dominican Republic for an awesome wedding (that gave my fiancée…
#029 – Ode-to-Podcasts
Sep 10, 2015 • 94 min
This episode is a dedication to all of my favorite Podcasts. I read through and reflect on a few of my favorite episode excerpts that I’ve transcribed and located here http://www.spuntoday.com/odetopodcasts/ for your reading pleasure, and…
#028 – Free-Writing Session
Aug 27, 2015 • 65 min
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 power of YouTube and…
#027 – Lecture Hall (Audio Book)
Aug 13, 2015 • 64 min
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Lecture Hall. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/lecturehall I also speak about Ronda Rousey and UFC 190, taking a day…
#026.5 – Lecture Hall Promo
Aug 6, 2015 • 1 min
This episode is the promo for the upcoming audio book of the Short Story; Lecture Hall. If you want to read the story, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/lecturehall Fill out my 5-question survey if you’re passionate…
#026 – Free-Writing Session
Jul 30, 2015 • 81 min
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 Model, Writer & Painter Margaux Brooke. Follow her on Twitter…
#025 – India Part 2
Jul 16, 2015 • 80 min
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 cool shit I got to do and see outside of work). Come along with me on my first trip to the…
#024 – India Part 1
Jul 2, 2015 • 107 min
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 shit I got to do and see outside of work). Come along with me on my first trip to the other…
#023 – First Recording Ever
Jun 18, 2015 • 50 min
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 same…
#022 – Free-Writing Session
Jun 4, 2015 • 51 min
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. Follow him on Twitter…
#021 – Random Rant
May 21, 2015 • 88 min
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 situation and other…
#020 – Free-Writing Session
May 7, 2015 • 52 min
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 Cyclists and 0 Cars). Order…
#019 – Free-Writing Session
Apr 23, 2015 • 67 min
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 Photography (Posters,…
#018 – Bonus Ep. Nostrand Ave Bloopers
Apr 16, 2015 • 33 min
This episode is a collection of all of the “Bloopers” I pulled out from editing the audio book version of the Short Story; Nostrand Ave. It’s the ‘behind the scenes’ of the making of the audio book. Every ‘um’, burp and misread…
#017 – Nostrand Ave (Audio Book)
Apr 9, 2015 • 60 min
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story; Nostrand Ave. If you want to read along with the audio book, please visit: http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/nostrandave I also spoke a little about my quest for the perfect coffee,…
#016 – Free-Writing Session
Mar 26, 2015 • 56 min
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 Photography (Posters,…
#015 – Bonus Ep. Ball & Chain Bloopers
Mar 19, 2015 • 28 min
This episode is a collection of all of the “Bloopers” I pulled out from editing the audio book version of the Short Story; Ball & Chain. This original story was born out of a writing exercise put forth by Stephen King in his…
#014 - Ball & Chain (Audio Book)
Mar 12, 2015 • 65 min
This episode is the audio book version of the Short Story Ball & Chain. This story was born out of a writing exercise put forth by Stephen King in his illuminating work: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. If you want to read along with…
#013 - Free-Writing Session
Feb 26, 2015 • 46 min
In this episode I speak about the Rousey vs Zingano UFC fight coming up and I read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ Zane Lowe & Eminem interview:…
#012 - Free-Writing Session
Feb 12, 2015 • 65 min
In this episode I speak about a Broadway show I went to see (Wicked) during 2-for-1 tickets week, a couple of new ‘Ode to Podcasts’ posts located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/goodtimes/, the Silva vs Diaz UFC fight and I read/review a…
#011 - Free-Writing Session
Jan 29, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode I speak about a couple of UFC fights (past and upcoming) and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed) Save 15%…
#010 - The Engagement
Jan 16, 2015 • 100 min
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 Punta Cana where…
#009 - Free-Writing Session
Jan 1, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode I speak about a couple of UFC fights (past and upcoming), my thoughts on the Serial Podcast and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ Order prints of my Photography…
#008 - After Emma
Dec 18, 2014 • 61 min
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 one). This is part 2 of a two…
#007 - Before Emma
Dec 4, 2014 • 72 min
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 is part 1 of a two…
#006 - Chopper City (Audio Book)
Nov 20, 2014 • 25 min
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Chopper City by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/choppercity Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Sound…
#005 - Free-Writing Session
Nov 7, 2014 • 45 min
In this episode I speak about the recent 2014 Midterm Elections, and read/review a couple of my Free-Writing pieces http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas,…
#004 - Insight (Audio Book)
Nov 1, 2014 • 36 min
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Insight by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/insight Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Sound effects are credited…
#003 - Bully (Audio Book)
Oct 23, 2014 • 31 min
This is the Audio Book version of the Short Story Bully by Tony Ortiz http://www.spuntoday.com/shortstories/bully Music: Aaron Neville & Linda Rondstadt - All my Life Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas,…
#002 - The Carrie Story
Oct 8, 2014 • 43 min
In this episode I speak about a couple of my favorite stories from Stephen Kings On Writing. Purchase a copy at:…
#001 - IntroCast
Sep 29, 2014 • 76 min
This first episode is an intro of what to expect and an overview of my website: www.SpunToday.com as well as a review of all my favorite Podcasts. Order prints of my Photography (Posters, Canvas, Framed):www.crated.com/spuntoday Sound effects…