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The Spun Today Podcast is a show that is anchored in Writing but unlimited in scope. Join the host Tony Ortiz as he explores various topics and subjects like writing, podcasting, movies, books, TV shows, people, politics, MMA, current events and much more. Give it a whirl.

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The Spun Today Podcast is a show that is anchored in Writing but unlimited in scope. Join the host Tony Ortiz as he explores various topics and subjects like writing, podcasting, movies, books, TV shows, people, politics, MMA, current events and much more. Give it a whirl.

    2021 Spun Today Wrap-Up Show

    2021 Spun Today Wrap-Up Show

    In this episode I recap and reflect on the top 5 Spun Today episodes of 2021.  I also share some of my writing and podcasting goals for 2022.
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/
    Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home
    Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/subscribe
     
    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    Episode 177 Links: https://www.spuntoday.com/podcast/177
    Episode 179 Links: https://www.spuntoday.com/podcast/179
    Episode 171 Links: https://www.spuntoday.com/podcast/171
    Episode 178 Links: https://www.spuntoday.com/podcast/178
    Episode 176 Links: https://www.spuntoday.com/podcast/176
     
    Drown by Junot Diaz: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUEHOY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
     
    Check out all the Spun Today Merch, and other ways to help support this show! https://www.spuntoday.com/support
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
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    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
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    • 41 min
    I got the Rona

    I got the Rona

    In this episode I speak about my and my family’s experience with having COVID.
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
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    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    Johns Hopkins: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
     
    CDC General information related to the Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html
     
    Ivermectin Nobel Prize: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34466270/
     
    Reuters Ivermectin fact check: https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-nobel-ivermectin-idUSL1N2QB2XA
     
    Check out all the Spun Today Merch, and other ways to help support this show! https://www.spuntoday.com/support
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
    Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10
     
    Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz
     
    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
    Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Website
     

    • 51 min
    Three Comedy Specials, the King Richard movie and GOATs doing GOAT $hit

    Three Comedy Specials, the King Richard movie and GOATs doing GOAT $hit

    In this episode I speak about watching three stand-up comedy specials; Neal Brennan’s Unacceptable, Michael Che’s; Shame the Devil & Drew Michael’s; red blue green.  I also speak about watching the movie; King Richard and close the year-end show on a high note of a few GOATs doing GOAT $hit!
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/
    Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home
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    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    Neal Brennan: Unacceptable: https://www.unacceptableshow.com/
     
    Michael Che’s: Shame the Devil: https://www.netflix.com/title/81152775
     
    Drew Michael’s: red blue green: https://www.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GYZLVfgyBc5fDwgEAAACB
     
    Link to my Drew Michael based Writing Pieces: https://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/myamalgamation
    https://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/expressmyselfthatway
     
    King Richard: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9620288/
     
    Rory & Mal Stitcher deal: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/siriusxm-signs-rory-farrell--jamil-mal-clay-bringing-their-podcast-new-rory--mal-to-stitcher-301400443.html?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2021-10-15
     
    Issa Rae WarnerMedia deal: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/24/business/issa-rae-warnermedia-deal/index.html
     
    AWKWARD Black Girl | "The Stop Sign" [S. 1, Ep. 1]: https://youtu.be/nIVa9lxkbus
     
    Kobe and body armor deal. 6 million = 10% = 400 million post coke acquisition https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/kobe-bryant-coca-cola-bodyarmor-sale/
     
    Check out all the Spun Today Merch, and other ways to help support this show! https://www.spuntoday.com/support
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
    Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10
     
    Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz
     
    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Roderick Edwards (Author)

    Roderick Edwards (Author)

    In this episode I speak with fellow Author, Roderick Edwards.  Roderick has published 13 books.  He writes both fiction and non-fiction across several different sub-genres.  We speak about his upbringing, where he was adopted at age four and tracked down his birth family at age fifty!  We also speak about the inspiration and background to many of his books, his writing process and much more!
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/
    Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home
    Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/subscribe
     
    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    Follow Roderick on Twitter: @Roderickedotcom
     
    Check out Roderick’s Website: https://rodericke.com/
     
    Check out all of Roderick’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Roderick-Edwards/e/B07B9R59Q2?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1638931463&sr=1-1
     
    Joanna Penn’s Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/
     
    Check out all the Spun Today Merch, and other ways to help support this show! https://www.spuntoday.com/support
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
    Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10
     
    Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz
     
    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
    Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Website
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Free-Writing Session (Mind Mapping tip, How to Market a Book & More!)

    Free-Writing Session (Mind Mapping tip, How to Market a Book & More!)

    In this episode I share my September & October 2021 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and I tell you about what I’ve been reading.  I also read and reflect on a free-writing piece, which can be found at: spuntoday.com/freewriting.
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/
    Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home
    Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/subscribe
     
    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    This episode’s writing tip: Mind Mapping: https://lateralaction.com/creative-thinking/
     
    How to Market a Book Third Edition (Books for Writers) by Joanna Penn: (Link Here)
     
    Joanna Penn’s Website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/
     
    Buffer (Social Media Tool): https://publish.buffer.com/
     
    Later (Social Media Tool): https://app.later.com/
     
    Podspike: https://podspike.com/
     
    Podnews: https://podnews.net/
     
    K-lytics: https://k-lytics.com/
     
    Vellum: https://vellum.pub/
     
    Ms. Jackson: Outkast: https://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/ms-jackson
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
    Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10
     
    Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz
     
    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
    Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Website
     

    • 52 min
    Christy Medina (Let’s talk Marathons!)

    Christy Medina (Let’s talk Marathons!)

    In this episode I speak with my longtime friend, Christy Medina.  Christy just completed the Chicago marathon in October of 2021.  We speak about her experiences training leading up to the event, how the marathon went, cool things she did while in Chicago and much more!
     
    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope.  Give it a whirl. 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/
    Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home
    Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/subscribe
     
    Links referenced in this episode:
     
    Follow Christy on Instagram: @never_minding_
     
    Check out the Chicago Marathon: https://www.chicagomarathon.com/
     
    New York Road Runners: https://www.nyrr.org/run/race-calendar?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-K2MBhC-ARIsAMtLKRvjSZ7EBjz_IYC59d_9yLZM-3IjEqB9V9EgOh2G_zZJd1Tlvl8ql8kaAvG9EALw_wcB
     
    Check out photos that Christy shared with us, on the episode webpage:
     
    Highland Park in Brooklyn: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/highland-park/highlights/19651
     
    Giordanos Frozen Pizza: https://giordanos.com/frozen-pizza/
     
    Portillo’s: https://www.portillos.com/index-shop-and-ship.html
     
    Check out all the Spun Today Merch, and other ways to help support this show! https://www.spuntoday.com/support
     
    Check out my Books: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way
    & FRACTAL – A Time Travel Tale
    http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).
     
    Fill out my Spun Today Questionnaire if you’re passionate about your craft.  I’ll share your insight and motivation on the Podcast: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/ 
     
    Shop on Amazon using this link, to support the Podcast: http://www.amazon.com//ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?&tag=sputod0c-20&camp=216797&creative=446321&linkCode=ur1&adid=104DDN7SG8A2HXW52TFB&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spuntoday.com%2Fcontact%2F
     
    Shop on iTunes using this link, to support the Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTop?genreId=38&id=27820&popId=42&uo=10
     
    Shop at the Spun Today store for Mugs, T-Shirts and more: https://viralstyle.com/store/spuntoday/tonyortiz
     
    Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com
     
    Spun Today Logo by: https://www.naveendhanalak.com/
     
    Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk
     
    Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Website
     

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

llegaste ,

Fun listen

Fun listen and very inspiring.

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New Voice

Can’t wait for more episodes to come out.

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