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 115 — Chiro President Panel Interview: Riekeman, Kelly, and Mancini


Title: Chiro President Panel Interview: Riekeman, Kelly, and Mancini

Episode Number: 115

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 03/02/12

Run Time: 55:45

Description:  Join Spinal Column Radio for a historic event:  3 chiropractic college presidents behind podcast microphones for a panel interview.  Tune in as Lamar walks Life University’s Dr. Guy Riekeman, Parker University’s Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, and Life Chiropractic College West’s Dr. Brian Kelly through some challenging topics that face our profession today.  (Interview recorded on location at the Segerstrom Hall at the Dead Chiropractic Society’s 5th Annual California Jam, 2012).

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ON LOCATION with the

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The Presidential Panel Interview

Drs. Kelly, Mancini, and Riekeman

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Spinal Column Radio's Lamar interviews chiropractic college presidents Kelly, Mancini, and Riekeman at the 2012 California Jam.

• Learn more about these Chiro College Presidents

– Dr. Brian Kelly

Life West College of Chiropractic

– Listen to Dr. Kelly’s other interview on SCR: 060

– Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Parker University

– Listen to Dr. Mancini’s other interview on SCR:  078

– Dr. Guy Riekeman

– Life University

– Listen to Dr. Riekeman’s other interview on SCR:  055

• Learn more about the California Jam

– Website: CaliforniaJam.org

– Website: DeadChiropracticSociety.com

– Facebook California Jam – Dead Chiropractic Society

Check out the Cal Jam Interview Archives! (plus see who’s still the cue for release)

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