Episode 171 — FINALE SHOW — Closing the Safety Pin “ter to TOR” — Graduation, Celebration, and Connection — featuring Esteb, Dubel, Kelly, Flannery, Jones, Waters, BJ, EPOC Underground, and Gold

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Title: FINALE SHOW — Closing the Safety Pin “ter to TOR” — Graduation, Celebration, and Connection — featuring Esteb, Dubel, Kelly, Flannery, Jones, Waters, BJ, EPOC Underground, and Gold

Episode Number: 171

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 12/31/2013

Run Time: 461:52

Description:   While some may remember it as the episode that holds the World’s Record for the LONGEST Chiropractic Podcast EVER Recorded (7 hours, 41 minutes, and 52 seconds), for others the Finale Episode of Spinal Column Radio memorializes a TRANSFORMATION — a transformation they have witnessed in themselves when it comes to chiropracTIC.  Because of the content shared on SCR, they — like the host, Dr. Thomas Lamar — have experienced a “shift.” For in their regular listening, they have witnessed in themselves a CHANGE — a change in how they now THINK, TEACH, and PREACH chiropractic. The “safety pin” between their ears has clicked into position and a “CONNECTION” has been made. They now GET the Big Idea. They now GET chiropracTIC and see themselves as chiropracTORs. They have undergone “The ter to TOR Evolution.” Have YOU?

Join Dr. Thomas Lamar (and Logan) for a final episode that not only recognizes this “shift” with Graduation and Celebration, but CONNECTS it all together with the SAFETY PIN.

First Dr. Lamar and Listeners symbolically GRADUATE “ter to TOR” — marking this moment in history — as they join Life Chiropractic College West’s Graduation Ceremony LIVE via a mic’ed-up Big TOR on Campus, Brett Jones, to vicariously walk across the platform with him. Not only will listeners “graduate” with Lamar, but he, through the POWER OF THE PODCAST, addresses the actual student graduates at Life West from his SCR Studio on their Big Screen. Afterwards, Life West President, Dr. Brian Kelly, joins the program to share some words with the newly “graduated” SCR-ter-to-TOR-Listeners. Then, if all that weren’t enough, Life West Dean of Enrollment, Dr. Mary Flannery joins Lamar in-studio to talk about an exciting new program that allows “ter to TOR”graduate-listeners to CONNECT with Life West through their Safety Pin Project — grafting them in the family as “alumni” of their philosophical, vitalistic, subluxation-based institution. Plus participating SCR Listeners will receive a Spinal Column Radio Safety Pin Certificate, acting as a “diploma” that will remind and tell of this transformation graduation.

Then the Finale Show kicks into party mode, as Dr. Lamar and Logan CELEBRATE four years of Spinal Column Radio. They break out STATS and share MEMORIES. Lamar goes Underground at the Tacoma EPOC to CONNECT with some of the Best SCR Backyard Listeners and Chiro Bros on the Planet (Aaron Toler, Seth Anderson, Nathan Wall, and Walt Scott) and then is back in studio to continue the celebration with some special people… people who share a special place in Lamar’s 18-year “ter to TOR journey.” On the guest list: Bill Esteb, Jim Dubel, Todd Waters, and Reggie Gold.

Plus, for some Chiro-Comedy, Todd Water’s “BJ” character has some final interactions with the SCR team, and Lamar shares some very fitting words from the real BJ written out of his previously unpublished work, The Great Undertow. And CONNECTING it all together in the spirit of the Safety Pin… is a history segment that was patiently waiting for Lamar to discover. On this episode Lamar pays tribute to Washington State ChiropracTIC Pioneer, Dr. HT Hughes and his Chiropractic Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal.

His entire family of 9 drops in for a short stay, and then of course, Lamar wraps the whole thing with some CHARGING FINAL WORDS that are not to be missed.

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– Recognizing the Transformation –

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My Address to the Graduating Students at Life West
— direct from our SCR Studio to their Big Screen.


Become a Life West Safety Pinner

Safety Pin Project

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– 4 years of Spinal Column Radio –

Enjoy our 4 Year Look Back Slide show:

“Who knew that spinal education could be THIS Much Fun!”

SCR Podcast Master Card Commercial:

“Creating Life Changing Content by Interviewing some of the greatest minds in the chiropractic profession… AMAZING. Doing it with your son…. Priceless.”


Catch our Extended Todd Waters Jingle Singer Interview

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– Revering the Shoulders You Stand Upon –

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Links talked about on the show:

Chiro Pictograms Debut

You’ve heard of BJ’s Epigrams: short, sometimes witty, nuggets of thought provoking prose displayed on the walls of the PSC…. but have you heard of “Watergrams?” 

Okay…. I confess:  That’s what I wanted to call them.

Our own Todd Waters (ChiroPicker/BJ Character/Jingle Singer) actually refers to them as “Chiropractic Pictograms,” and he’s sharing his creation right here on SpinalColumnRadio.com.

We’ve created a special page that showcases his favorites.  Just click on the image below (or the one just like it in the left column) and jump right to it.

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Episode 152 — Chiropractic Students Growing in the TIC and ProfesSOR ChiropracTOR Dr. Ron Castellucci (and chiropracTIC bids farewell to its iconic defender: Sid Williams, DC)

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Title: Chiropractic Students Growing in the TIC and ProfesSOR ChiropracTOR Dr. Ron Castellucci (and chiropracTIC bids farewell to its iconic defender: Sid Williams, DC)

Episode Number: 152

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 01/04/13

Run Time: 134:08

Description:  Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for a Spinal Column Radio dedicated to the students. DC-to-be, SCR Global Correspondent, and NZCC student Brian Lanoue joins Lamar in studio via remote from his New Zealand location as cohost for this special student episode.  Listen in as Lamar gleans for our audience Lanoue’s current perspective as a chiropractic student as they play and talk about two great interviews from the New Beginnings Vault.  First they play Lamar’s off-the-cuff Chiro Student Panel Interview conducted at the recent Fall 2012 Weekend to learn how students representing four different chiropractic colleges (UQTR, Life University, Sherman, and Palmer) are growing in their love of the principles and philosophy of chiropractic because of New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends. Then they dig a little deeper in the Vault to bring out Lamar’s Fall 2011 interview with Dr. Ron Castellucci, an associate professor at Sherman Chiropractic College, who not only loves the TIC but is able to bring a fresh and real perspective to his students by remaining in active chiropractic practice. Plus, Mairead Rothman, editor of Spizz Magazine, joins the boys for her regular Spizz Report which she deftly spins with a student angle.  (Student Panel Interview — Jad Tannous, Rafael Rosado, Ricardo Alvarez, Anna Elkins, Shane Zimmer, and Dr. Andrew De Saro — recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend. Dr. Ron Castellucci interview recorded at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend.  Both interviews took place in  Long Branch, New Jersey.  This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com). [Plus as a last minute break-in, Dr. Lamar reports on the death of the Iconic Defender of ChiropracTIC, founder of Life University, and leader of Dynamic Essentials (DE), Dr. Sid E. Williams].

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“Now he is with the Ages”

— ChiropracTIC Bids Farewell to its Iconic Defender —

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Sid E. Williams, DC

March 18, 1928 — December 27, 2012

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Donations can be made to bjph.org

For information on Dynamic Essentials:  lifede.com



ON LOCATION in New Jersey

-22nd Anniversary-

Students Loving the New Beginnings

“Philosophy Snuggie”

Jad, Rafael, Ricardo, Anna, and Shane

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

Fall 2012

Student Panel Interview

Dr. Lamar interviews a panel of DC’s 2B at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend. (left to right: Dr. Lamar, Shane, Anna, Ricardo, Rafael, and Jad).

Student Studio Audience

Check out our Studio Audience

• Learn more about our Student Panel:

Rafael Rosado

Ricardo Alvarez

Anna Elkins

Shane Zimmer

Dr. Andrew De Saro (NB Student Committee Chairperson)

– Connect with the New Beginnings Student Organization on Facebook!

STUDENTS Sign up for the Next New Beginnings!


ProfesSOR ChiropracTOR

Ron Castellucci, DC

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

Fall 2011

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Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews Dr. Ron Castellucci at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend.

• Learn more about Dr. Catellucci:

Dr. Ron’s Facebook Page

Dr. Castellucci on the Sherman website

Dr. Castellucci’s Practice Website

Spizz Magazine Chanda Hinton• Other stuff talked about:

SCR Matt Hubbard Interview (111)

SCR Peter Martone Interview (057)


Our interview with Vera Almann regarding her Irene Gold interview in Spizz

Chanda Plan Foundation

• SCR Correspondent Brian Lanoue

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Brian’s Facebook Page

New Beginnings Philosophy Club NZCC

– Brian and Thea’s ourextraordinarylives blog

– Brian’s contribution as SCR’s New Zealand Global Correspondent:

– Interview with The Wellness Guys (SCR 124)

– Interview with Dr. Eric Russell, NZCC president (SCR 110)

* Dr. Lamar’s interview with Dr. Russell (SCR 150)

– Interview with Bruce Lipton (coming soon)


• Please check out this episode’s sponsor, Balimo Chairs USA, and help out SCR by giving them your business!

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• Learn more about New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends:

– Website: NBChiro.com

– Facebook Chiropractic Philosophy Fan Page

– Facebook Chiropractic Group page  

– Facebook Chiropractic History Fan Page

Check out the New Beginnings Interview Archives!

Episode 110 — New Zealand College of Chiropractic President, Dr. Eric Russell


Title: NZCC President, Dr. Eric Russell

Episode Number: 110

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 01/27/12

Run Time: 31:12

Description: Today on Spinal Column Radio we go Down Under as our New Zealand Spinal Column Radio Global Correspondent, Brian Lanoue, sits down for conversation with President Dr. Eric Russell who is at the helm of one of the few chiropractic colleges on the planet that stands firm on the vitalistic, foundational principles of chiropiracTIC — New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

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Brian Lanoue, NZ SCR Global Correspondent and student at NZCC

Eric Russell, DC, NZCC president


• Learn more about New Zealand College of Chiropractic:

NZCC website

– NZCC Facebook page

– Dr. Eric Russell’s Facebook page

Episode 093 — Cyber Movement to Restore Integrity to the CCE


Title: Cyber Movement to Restore Integrity to the CCE

Episode Number: 093

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 09/30/11

Run Time: 43:45

DescriptionJoin Dr. Thomas Lamar as he interviews Dr. Arno Burnier to get the 411 on the recent cyber movement to “Restore the Integrity of the CCE” (Council on Chiropractic Education).  Plus Lamar pulls a clip from a lecture given by the Developer of Chiropractic, Dr. BJ Palmer, that addresses some of the very issues that we are grappling with right now as a profession, some 52 years later.

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• Learn about The Movement for Chiropractic Quality and Integrity

Sign Petition

– Facebook:  CCE Urgent Massive Complaint Campaign

– Facebook: Movement for Chiropractic Quality and Integrity (MCQI) 

“The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree in the United States. Last year, the CCE made drastic changes to their Standards document which removed basic core chiropractic descriptors such as “vertebral subluxation” and “without drugs or surgery.” The profession responded with a reported 4,000 complaints regarding the removal of these terms yet the CCE disregarded the input from the doctors, colleges, associations and students.”

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