#075 – Active Measures (Meddling in Elections)

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 with me due to its depth, background and breadth of the topic and I’m going to share and reflect on a few excerpts from it in a Dan Carlin-esque way. 

Links referenced in this episode:

New Yorker Article referenced in this episode: Annals of Diplomacy – ‘Active Measures’ (Print Copy) ‘Trump, Putin, and the new Cold War’ (Online Copy) by Evan Osnos, David Remnick and, Joshua Yaffa: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war

 

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Outro Song #2: Redbone – CeeLo Green Remix

       

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#074 – Tips from Creatives, for Creatives (1)

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 you’d like to partake in filling out your own, check it out at: http://www.spuntoday.com/questionnaire/.  Thanks again to David Kristoph, Margaux Brooke, Daniele Bolelli & Christa.

 

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Outro Song #1: Didn’t We Almost Have it All – Whitney Houston

Outro Song #2: Vuélveme a querer - Cristian

 

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#073 – Random Rant

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 a Spun Today Questionnaire response from fellow Writer Steph Armstrong.

 

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David McCullough: Painting with Words - https://vimeo.com/3763849

 

Horace & Pete: https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete  

 

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Outro Song #1: Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys

Outro Song #2: Been On – G-Eazy

 

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#072 – Random Rant

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 7 Part Documentary series titled Time: A Kalief Browder Story.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

Check out the Bronzeville Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bronzeville/id1199964972?mt=2&i=1000380906071

Or Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audiohq/bronzeville/e/episode-1-49054067?autoplay=true

 

HERE’S WHY THE ‘BRONZEVILLE’ PODCAST SERIES IS A MUST-LISTEN: http://www.nuhitz.com/heres-why-the-bronzeville-podcast-series-is-a-must-listen/

        

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Outro Song #1: Back Yard Band – Hello (Adele Cover) GoGo Version

 

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#071 – Free-Writing Session

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 reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

Glengarry Glen Ross Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrnAl6ygeM

Boyka Undisputed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmae-CNj5w

 

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Outro Song #1: Not Afraid - Eminem

Outro Song #2: Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

Outro Song #3: El gato que está triste y azul – Roberto Carlos

 

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#070 – Random Rant

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 Special and Jerrod Carmichael’s Love at the Store.  I revisit the book I’m currently reading: The Magic of Thinking Big, I speak about training for the 5-Boro Cycling Marathon and building a PVC fence with my brother.  Lastly, I read the Spun Today questionnaire response filled out by fellow Writer; Elaine Almonte.

 

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Dave Chappelle on escaping fame, returning to stand-up with Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKeO-f3yg6Q

           

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Outro Song #1: Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Outro Song #2: One Mic - NaS

 

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#069 – Random Rant

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 Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz.

Links referenced in this episode:

 Eddies Sweet Shop: https://www.yelp.com/biz/eddies-sweet-shop-forest-hills-2

http://queenstribune.com/eddies-sweet-shop-going-strong-more-than-100-years-later/

 

Amazon Story Writer Studios: https://studios.amazon.com/

 

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Outro Song #1: Eraser – Ed Sheeran

Outro Song #2: Me Olvidé de Vivir – Julio Iglesias

Outro Song #3: Tha Shiznit – Snoop Dogg

 

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#068 – Free-Writing Session

In this episode I share, read and reflect on some of my free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.

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Outro Song #1: Let it Be - Beatles

Outro Song #2: Se Me Sigue Olvidando – Marc Anthony

Outro Song #3: De Que Vale – Rakim y Ken Y

Outro Song #4: Just A Lil Bit – 50 Cent

 

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#067 – Random Rant

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, The Founder, Moana, & Doctor Strange.  The stand-up comedy includes: Neal Brennan’s 3 Mics, Felipe Esparza’s They’re not Gonna Laugh at You & Bill Burr’s Walk Your Way Out.  

   

Links referenced in this episode:

Stephen Wiltshire draws NYC for UBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJbApZ5GF0

Warren Buffett & Jay-Z Forbes interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9TZAA3AR0

Warren Buffett yearly letter to Shareholders: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

 

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Outro Song #1: You’re Welcome (From “Moana”) – Dwayne Johnson

Outro Song #2: Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Outro Song #3: Mean Ol’ Moon – Amanda Seyfried

Outro Song #4: All I Need – Method Man & Mary J. Blige

 

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#066 – Free-Writing Session

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 referenced in this episode:

What to do if you are stopped by the Police

Two recent Baruch alums, one a Prosecutor, the other a Public Defender, debate this life-and-death issue on:

Thursday February 16th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm

55 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010

Room 2 – 125 in the Vertical Campus

 

Bill Clinton wants to ban Immigrants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYwKSanUm8U

 

Project Empathy: https://www.projectempathyvr.com

 

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Outro Song #1: I Get Lifted Up – UB40

Outro Song #2: Lodi Dodi – Snoop Dogg

Outro Song #3: Bring The Pain – Method Man

Outro Song #4: Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See – Busta Rhymes

 

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#065 – Elevator (Audio Book)

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.    

 

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Elliott Hulse - 3 Kinds Of People In Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyxeODanWJs

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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

 

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#064 – Random Rant

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 & Kramer vs. Kramer.  I also did some Netflix & Chill over the Holidays and saw: Colin Quinn: NY Story, Evolution of Hip Hop & the documentary Rats … and this just in, Jim Gaffigan has a new Comedy Special on Netflix called: Cinco.

 

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Dana White Says We'll Never See Women in UFC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fReLBq-QHnc

 

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Outro Song #1: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

Outro Song #2: Fuck the Police – N.W.A.

 

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#063 – The Honeymoon

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 the ancient Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza and much more.    

 

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Some History about Chichen Itza: http://www.americanegypt.com/feature/sold.htm

 

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Outro Song #1: Stand by Me – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGsAvxeO20

Outro Song #2: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N53tEgEqIOk

Outro Song #3: Just the Two of Us – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf2Ef8Kjsxk

Outro Song #4: Because of You – Bossa Nova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1znp5F9707k

 

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#062 – Free-Writing Session

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 also read and reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480419982&sr=1-1&keywords=the+alchemist

 

Joey Coco Diaz – Sociably Unacceptable (use Promo Code: JOEY for 2 months free):  https://www.seeso.com/view/movie/820059203986

 

DTFH Podcast Episode with Drew Carey: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/duncan-trussell-family-hour/id350580455?mt=2&i=378400402

 

The Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.simplecast.fm/

 

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Outro Song #1: Thugz Mansion (Acoustic) – 2Pac

Outro Song #2: Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple

Outro Song #3: I did it My Way – Jay Z

 

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#061 – Random Rant

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 Che Matters, which aired on Netflix.  Donald Glover’s new TV show on FX; Atlanta, this season of TUF (The Ultimate Fighter), reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and finally, listening to The Story Grid Podcast.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

 

Bert Kreisher’s Stand-Up Comedy Special: http://www.sho.com/titles/3438319/bert-kreischer-the-machine?s_cid=pse-docs-3680

Bert Kreischer is the Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PAtFsJY5q0

Bert Kreischer tells his Tracy Morgan story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDp4ZABoefs

 

Michael Che’s Stand-Up Comedy Special: https://www.netflix.com/title/80049871

 

LaKeith Stanfield On Playing Snoop Dogg and His Role in FX's Atlanta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nmc0PXzO24

 

The Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.simplecast.fm/

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480419982&sr=1-1&keywords=the+alchemist

 

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Outro Song #1: Despicable - Eminem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HREOeYTt94

Outro Song #2: Shook Ones Part II – Mobb Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NUX4tW5pps&list=RDCVKrrs5K9v0&index=9

Outro Song #3: Put It On – Big L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMjRMJ0dTI

 

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#060 – POTUS Donald J. Trump

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.  Here’s my take on where we are, how we got here and where to go from here.     

 

Links referenced in this episode:

·      Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger (FULL INTERVIEW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sbT3_9dJY4

 

·      DNC Leaks about Bernie - We can’t start believing our own primary BS: http://www.salon.com/2016/11/03/leaked-email-bernie-needs-to-be-ground-to-a-pulp-clinton-advisor-and-lobbyist-wrote-to-john-podesta/

 

·      Citi recommended list of cabinet members: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/10/15/wiki-o15.html

 

·      Lobbyists write legislation for some elected officials: 

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/11/11/243973620/when-lobbyists-literally-write-the-bill

 

·      Oops: Florida Republican Forgets To Remove ALEC Mission Statement From Boilerplate Anti-Tax Bill:https://thinkprogress.org/oops-florida-republican-forgets-to-remove-alec-mission-statement-from-boilerplate-anti-tax-bill-f595c95a844#.7fh9d0ggv

 

·      Why Congress can’t research/write all the bills themselves: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/when-congress-cant-think-for-itself-it-turns-to-lobbyists/387295/

 

·      More than half their time, sometimes 6-8 hours a day, is spent not working on legislation https://www.termlimits.org/congress-fundraising-priority/

 

·      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/statistics

 

·      Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/us/politics/obama-era-legacy-regulation.html?_r=1

 

·      Trump. Right. Okay, the world's gone nuts: Russell Brand The Trews (E372): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Ou5uFFn8Q

 

·      Oklahoma Public Money for Religious Purposes, State Question 790: https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_Public_Money_for_Religious_Purposes,_State_Question_790_(2016)

 

·      Common Sense with Dan Carlin: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/common-sense-with-dan-carlin/id155974141?mt=2&i=377734352

 

 ·      Don't bury your head in the sand: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/dontburyyourhead

 

·      NY Congressman Anthony Weiner delivers a dramatic speech: https://youtu.be/omM2s4wBPRQ

 

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Outro Song #1: Rule by Nas

Outro Song #2: War Pigs by Black Sabbath

 

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#059 – Random Rant

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 Sausage Party movie, the Amazon video app and finishing Josh Waitzkins’ book; The Art of Learning.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

Genetically modified mosquitos to combat Zika: http://gizmodo.com/scientists-hope-to-eradicate-disease-with-massive-mosqu-1788379798

 

The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Pursuit-Excellence-ebook/dp/B000QCQ970/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1478085541&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+of+learning+by+josh+waitzkin

 

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Outro Song #1: Hands Held High – Linkin Park

Outro Song #2: Pushing Me Away – Linkin Park

Outro Song #3: In The End – Linkin Park

Outro Song #4: In Pieces – Linkin Park

 

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#058 – Free-Writing Session

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 reflect on some free-writing, which is located at: http://www.spuntoday.com/freewriting/.

 

Links referenced in this episode:

Dan Henderson’s Punch that became his Logo: https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ElcSAhlxbBz3yxK_Ud1HdAmuU_o=/0x61:500x342/1600x900/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/imported_assets/762521/Dan-Henderson-Michael-Bisping-115.jpg

Dan Henderson’s Logo: http://fighterxfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dan-henderson-ufc-173-walkout-shirt.jpg

 

Toy Soldiers imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103112/

 

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Outro Song #1: Affirmative Action – The Firm

Outro Song #2: Phone Tap – The Firm

 

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#057 – Random Rant

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 weeks, and a thought on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Links referenced in this episode:

Pablo Escobar death photo, real life vs. Narcos: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/03/01/33C1574A00000578-0-image-a-7_1462234237089.jpg

Broadway Ticket Lottery link: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/

Based on a True True Story? Scene-by-scene breakdown of Hollywood films: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/based-on-a-true-true-story/

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Outro Song #1:  Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Anything for You

Outro Song #2:  The Lion King - Circle Of Life

Outro Song #3:  An American in Paris - I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck

 

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