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My Podcast is meant to be a fusion of my favorite past-times; Free-Writing and Podcasts. A one man rant-a-thon filled with tangents to see just how far the rabbit-holes can go. Un-edited, off the cuff.
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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.       *Original Release Date: January 26th, 2017*    The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode: Elliott Hulse - 3 Kinds Of People In Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyxeODanWJs   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/  My books can be found at: http://www.spuntoday.com/books/   Here’s a direct link to my debut Novel: Fractal: A Time Travel Tale https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=fractal+tony+ortiz&qid=1555495768&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song #1: To Leave Something Behind – Sean Rowe   Outro Song #2: The Weary Kind – Ryan Bingham   Outro Song #3: When I’m Gone - Eminem   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#125 – Random Rant

#125 – Random Rant

2019-05-0200:43:51

In this episode I speak about TJ Dillashaw getting popped for injectable EPO, watching Vice, Ralph Breaks the Internet and a Documentary on Quincy Jones.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Christian Bale and Adam McKay talk "Vice," Dick Cheney's rise to power: https://youtu.be/VZQ7mM6d2ho   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/   My books can be found at: http://www.spuntoday.com/books/   Here’s a direct link to my debut Novel: Fractal: A Time Travel Tale https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=fractal+tony+ortiz&qid=1555495768&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   Here’s a direct link to: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-You-Tips-getting/dp/1522880135/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=make+way+for+you+tony+ortiz&qid=1555496043&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   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 Song: U.S.A. For Africa - We Are the World   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#124 – Random Rant

#124 – Random Rant

2019-04-1800:56:18

In this episode I speak about the untimely death and senseless killing of Nipsey Hussle. I speak about a couple of instant classic fights that took place in UFC #236 and lastly I speak about watching the Green Book movie.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode: LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-ms-nipsey-hussle-vector-90-victory-lap-20180228-story.html https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/nipsey-hussle-s-commitment-was-his-l-neighborhood-where-he-n989641   How rapper Nipsey Hussle gave back to the community that raised him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Leut2AVEeI&feature=youtu.be   Vector 90: https://www.vector90.com/   Since Nipsey owned his Masters, streaming his music = money that goes directly to his widowed wife and two children. Victory Lap Album: https://nipseyhussle.lnk.to/VictoryLapID   UFC 236 Fight Card: https://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-236   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/   My books can be found at: http://www.spuntoday.com/books/   Here’s a direct link to my debut Novel: Fractal: A Time Travel Tale https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=fractal+tony+ortiz&qid=1555495768&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   Here’s a direct link to: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-You-Tips-getting/dp/1522880135/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=make+way+for+you+tony+ortiz&qid=1555496043&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull     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 Song: Victory Lap – Nipsey Hussle feat. Stacy Barthe SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
In this episode I speak all about my journey in writing my debut Novel: Fractal. Listen to hear about how I came up with the idea, when I came up with the idea and much more. I tell you a bit about what the story is about, and how the sausage was made. Find out my roll out & marketing strategy, who I used for cover design, the tools I used, how I edited and much, much more.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Want to Purchase my Novel? Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/FRACTAL-Time-Travel-Tony-Ortiz-ebook/dp/B07PXZJNH2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ELZ9S1OXJJ87&keywords=fractal+a+time+travel+tale&qid=1554390761&s=gateway&sprefix=fractal+a+%2Caps%2C129&sr=8-1   Episode #047 of the Podcast where I speak about coming up with the idea that eventually became this story (also available on your favorite Podcatchers): https://youtu.be/wEihjsn39cc   The Creative Penn: Joanna Penn’s site and Podcast have been invaluable to me: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/   The Story Grid: Planning to self-edit? Don’t do it blind. Start here and listen to the Podcast as well: https://storygrid.com/   Book Description Generator for Amazon: https://kindlepreneur.com/amazon-book-description-generator/   Site’s I’m going to use for Book Promo’s during my free runs: http://www.jameshmayfield.com/book-promotions/ & https://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/     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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song: Me olvidé de vivir - Julio Iglesias   Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
In this episode I share my January & February 2019 Writing stats, a couple of writing tips 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: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   The 10-Step Checklist to Writing an Above-Average Novel https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/the-10-step-checklist-to-writing-a-better-than-average-novel/   The Villain Doesn’t Change https://stevenpressfield.com/2019/01/the-villain-doesnt-change/   The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz: https://www.amazon.com/Brief-Wondrous-Life-Oscar-Wao/dp/1594483299/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=2WPNMI8PE8AD0&keywords=the+brief+and+wonderous+life+of+oscar+wao&qid=1553135533&s=gateway&sprefix=the+brief+%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-1-fkmrnull   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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song #1: Rolling in the Deep - Adele   Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#121 – Random Rant

#121 – Random Rant

2019-03-0701:00:10

In this episode I speak about a sh*t load of UFC MMA fights.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Georges St-Pierre talks retirement, UFC legacy in exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani | ESPN MMA: https://youtu.be/A2ZqyCsbbFo   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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song: It's So Hard – Big Pun ft. Donell Jones SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#120 – Random Rant

#120 – Random Rant

2019-02-2100:46:30

In this episode I speak about Amazon choosing to leave NYC, tidbits from the Grammys, watching F is for Family on Netflix and a GQ series called Most Iconic Characters on YouTube.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode: Amazon’s HQ2 deal with New York, explained: https://ny.curbed.com/2018/11/16/18098589/amazon-hq2-nyc-queens-long-island-city-explained   How Amazon’s Booming NYC Neighborhood Got Tax Perks Meant for the Poor: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-08/how-amazon-s-booming-nyc-neighborhood-got-tax-perks-meant-for-the-poor   Ken Jeong Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ: https://youtu.be/ZSepCNhEWDA   Jonah Hill Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ https://youtu.be/5qVIaa9Nr88   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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song: Sing About Me – Kendrick Lamar   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#119 – Random Rant

#119 – Random Rant

2019-02-0700:58:11

In this episode I speak about using 99 designs for the book cover design of my debut novel. I speak about watching Sebastian Maniscalco’s latest comedy special; Stay Hungry, available on Netflix and watching Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan which is a Prime original series. Lastly, I speak about the Super Bowl and my favorite commercials during it.   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   99 Designs: https://99designs.com   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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song: Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
In this episode I share my December 2018 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way, I share a Spun Today questionnaire submitted by fellow Writer Miss Writer YL Gorman, I tell you about what I’ve been reading and finally 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 unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   Writing tip from: The Surprising Benefits of Journaling One Sentence Every Day https://jamesclear.com/journaling-one-sentence   Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos-ebook/dp/B01FPGY5T0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1548211340&sr=1-1&keywords=jordan+peterson+12+rules+for+life   Follow Miss Writer: @TheImprovisor   The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Steven-Pressfield-ebook/dp/B007A4SDCG/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1548213599&sr=1-3&keywords=the+war+of+art     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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song #1: Fallin’ – Jay-Z   Outro Background Music: https://www.bensound.com   SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
#117 – Random Rant

#117 – Random Rant

2019-01-1001:07:57

In this episode I speak about Bumping Mics on Netflix, which is a hilarious three half-hour episodes of Dave Attell & Jeff Ross cracking on each other on stage and doing crowd work. I also speak about watching the movie Birdbox, watching UFC 232 and finally I talk about my newly renovated, re-vamped for the new year website!   The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing & Random Rants, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl.   Links referenced in this episode:   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/   Check out my Book: Make Way for You – Tips for getting out of your own way http://www.spuntoday.com/books/ (e-Book & Paperback are now available).   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 Song: Dollhouse – Melanie Martinez     SpunToday Logo by: http://pcepeda.com/ Sound effects are credited to: http://www.freesfx.co.uk   Listen on: iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play and YouTube
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