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:

Episode 157 — Remembering Reggie Collection: The 33 Chiropractic Principles in 33 Minutes (and 540 seconds)


Title: Remembering Reggie Collection: The 33 Chiropractic Principles in 33 Minutes (and 540 seconds)

Episode Number: 157

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 03/15/13

Run Time: 179:17

Description:  As we embark upon the first anniversary of the passing of chiropractic’s legendary communicator Dr. Reggie Gold, Spinal Column Radio would like to stop, to not only pay homage… but  to remember.  Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for this special episode in which he presents an exclusive interview he conducted with Reggie at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend… which up until now, has not been shared with the profession.  Join Reggie as he  quickly walks a 1995 LACC grad (Dr. Lamar) through each one of the 33 Chiropractic Principles.  Then Dr. Lamar welcomes an amazing woman in chiropracTIC and dear friend to Reggie, Kimberly Goreham, to recall and share her memories of Reggie in his last days when she was asked to care for him while Irene was away.  Plus, Dr. Lamar shares what some of the other components of the Remembering Reggie Collection are, including an article he wrote that describes how he landed the “gig” of interviewing Reggie for the first time.  Then to wrap it all up, Dr. Lamar returns  in the Post Show plays what most likely was Reggie’s last on stage talk to the profession. (Both the Reggie Gold interview and on stage presentation were recorded and  at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Special Thanks to Dr. Damien Ciasullo for capturing Reggie’s on stage talk).

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ON LOCATION in New Jersey

-21st Anniversary-

33 Principles in 33 Minutes

Reggie Gold, DC, PhC

New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends

Fall 2011

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Legendary Chiropractic Philosopher and Master Communicator
Dr. Reggie Gold walks Dr. Thomas Lamar
of Spinal Column Radio through the
33 Principles in 33 minutes.

• Learn more about Dr. Reggie Gold and what he talked about:

Stevenson Chiropractic Text BookReggie’s website

Reggie’s Facebook page

– Stephenson’s Chiropractic Textbook

– Dr. David Koch’s Contemporary Chiropractic Philosophy


1.  The Major Premise… A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all it’s properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.

2.  The Chiropractic Meaning of Life… The expression of this Intelligence through matter is the Chiropractic meaning of Life.

3.  The Union of Intelligence and Matter… Life is necessarily the UNION of Intelligence and Matter.

4.  The Triune of Life… Life is a Triunity having 3 necessary united factors, namely: Intelligence, Force, and Matter.

5.  The Perfection of the Triune… In order to have 100% LIFE, there must be 100% Intelligence, 100% Force, 100% Matter.

6.  The Principle of Time… There is no process that does not require time.

7.  The Amount of Intelligence in Matter… The amount of Intelligence for any given amount of Matter is 100%, and is always proportional to it’s requirements.

8.  The Function of Intelligence… The function of Intelligence is to create Force.

9.  The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence… The amount of Force created by Intelligence is always 100%.

10.  The Function of Force… The function of Force is to Unite Intelligence and Matter.

11.  The Character of Universal Forces… The Forces of Universal Intelligence are manifested by physical laws;  are unswerving and unadapted, and have no solicitude for the structures in which they work.

12.  Interference with Transmission of Universal Forces… There can be Interference with Transmission of Universal Forces.

13.  The Function of Matter… The Function of Matter is to Express Force.

14.  Universal Life… Force is manifested by motion in Matter;  all Matter has motion, therefore there is Universal Life in all Matter.

15.  No Motion without the Effort of Force… Matter can have no Motion without the application of Force by Intelligence.

16.  Intelligence in both Organic and Inorganic Matter… Universal Intelligence gives Force to both Organic and Inorganic Matter.

17.  Cause and Effect… Every Effect has a Cause and every Cause has Effects.

18.  Evidence of Life… The signs of Life are evidence of the Intelligence of Life.

19.  Organic Matter… The material of the body of a “living thing” is organized Matter.

20.  Innate Intelligence… A “living thing” has an inborn Intelligence within it’s body, called Innate Intelligence.

21.  The Mission of Innate Intelligence… The Mission of Innate Intelligence is to maintain the material of the body of a “living thing” in active organization.

22.  The Amount of Innate Intelligence… There is 100% of Innate Intelligence in every “living thing”, the requisite amount, proportional to it’s organization.

23.  The Function of Innate Intelligence… The function of Innate Intelligence is to adapt Universal Forces and Matter for use in the body, so that all parts of the body will have coordinated action for mutual benefit.

24.  The Limits of Adaptation… Innate Intelligence adapts Forces and Matter for the body as long as it can do so without breaking a Universal Law, or Innate Intelligence is limited by the limitations of Matter.

25.  The Character of Innate Forces… The forces of Innate Intelligence never injure or destroy the structures in which they work.

26.  Comparison of Universal and Innate Forces… In order to carry on the Universal cycle of LIFE, Universal Forces are destructive, and Innate Forces constructive, as regards structural Matter.

27.  The Normality of Innate Intelligence… Innate Intelligence is always normal and it’s function is always normal.

28.  The Conductors of Innate Forces… The Forces of Innate Intelligence operates through or over the nervous system in animal bodies.

29.  Interference with Transmission of Innate Forces… There can be interference with the Transmission of Innate Forces.

30.  The Cause of Dis-Ease… Interference with the transmission of Innate Forces causes In-coordination and Dis-Ease. 

31.  Subluxations… Interference with transmission in the body is always directly or indirectly due to Subluxations in the Spinal Column.

32.  The Principle of Coordination… Coordination is the Principle of Harmonious Action of all the parts of an organism, in fulfilling their offices and purposes.

33.  The Law of Demand and Supply… The Law of Demand and Supply is existent in the body in it’s ideal state;  wherein the “clearing house” is the brain, Innate the virtuous “banker”, brain cells “clerks”, and nerve cells “messengers”.


Kimberly Goreham“Chiro Rockstar”

     Kimberly Goreham

  — a dear friend to Reggie —


Reggie and Kimberly• Learn more about Kimberly

Kimberly’s Facebook page

Chiro Rockstart website

Chiro Rockstar Facebook page

Pure Gold: a legend’s final interview

Kimberly’s daughter in the hospital

Kimberly's daughter in the hospital

Reggie’s Atlas-Axis whittling

• Other Stuff Talked About on the Show:

– Visit our Reggie Gold-Style “Box on the Wall”

– Check out the other “components” of our Remembering Reggie Collection

– LACC Philosophy of Chiropractic Podcast (SCR 160)

– Reggie’s other appearances and interviews on Spinal Column Radio

    • SCR Episode 030 and 031 (first interview Fall 2010 NB)
    • SCR Episode 046 (Cal Jam 2011 man on the street)
    • SCR Episode 080 (second interview Spring 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 109 (tribute, January 2012)
    • SCR Episode 118 (CCE, Fall 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 142 (Fall 2011 NB man on the street)
    • SCR Episode 151 (Irene Gold/Valley of the Blind/Fall 2011 NB Bonus)
    • SCR Episode 157 (33 Principles and last talk, Fall 2011 NB)
    • SCR Episode 158 (ChiroPicker early Reggie LP find)
    • Spine Bites 004005, and 016

– Reggie’s last on stage talk (Fall 2011 New Beginnings)

Reggie Gold Last On Stage Talk

– Reggie on Jason Ulsrud’s Rock Star Chiropractic Project

– also check out his RockStar-Style Reggie Gold Tribute

• Learn more about New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekends:

NB logo– Website: NBChiro.com

– Facebook Chiropractic Philosophy Fan Page

– Facebook Chiropractic Group page  

– Facebook Chiropractic History Fan Page

Check out the New Beginnings Interview Archives!

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