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Summary: As he enthusiastically announces at the opening of each show with theme music blaring… “My name is Dr. Thomas Lamar, ChiropracTOR and Dad of Seven!” On January 1st, 2010, this chiropracTOR — along with his then 9 year-old audio engineer son, Logan — launched Spinal Column Radio, an Internet radio program about “all-things-chiropractic.” Modeled after his longstanding community newspaper column, Lamar’s target audience initially was the lay public. Eight months later though, through a string of amazing events, a “shift” happened and Spinal Column Radio found itself in its present format: serving the chiropracTIC profession by delivering content that motivates, supports, and encourages chiropractors world-wide (along with their assistants, students, advocates, and students-to-be), to uphold and revere the principles in which chiropractic has thrived since 1895. “Ironically, while my audience has seemingly shifted from the lay public, I’m finding that by delivering content that spurns the average chiropractor in the trenches to be the best chiropractor he or she can be, I have not left my post of educating the lay public about chiropractic… about, as I say, ‘to think about their health in a whole new way’ — instead,” Lamar shares, ”I have found a way to leverage my message through hundreds and hundreds of chiropractors all over the planet, which in turn influence their communities. In this sense, the message is being disseminated in a much grander way.” The show has literally taken the father-son team — with their studio in tow — coast to coast for on location interviews with some of the greatest names and minds in the profession at events such as New Beginnings and The California Jam. With well-over 100 interviews “in the can,” Lamar is quickly living up to the description someone once gave him as being “The Larry King of Chiropractic.” “Who knew…” - as he spouts off in his introduction - “…spinal education could be THIS much fun!”
It's two brothers and an old guy! Join Dr. Thomas Lamar (brother #1) as he takes his show on the road to Dana Point, California to team up with his brother, Brady (brother #2), in an effort to surprise their septuagenarian father (the Old Guy) on his birthday. Tune in and hear the three reminisce as well as deliver solid chiropractic content that features — amazingly — two other brothers and an old guy. First, he welcomes back Cast to be Chiropractors coauthor, Dr. Judd Nogrady (brother #1), and then later, the meek chiropractic servitude of Dr. Adam Nogrady (brother #2) — two brothers that love chiropracTIC. Plus, Dr. Darrell Gibson (the other Old Guy), enables us to step back in history, with the help of his DC son, to retell the story behind something many chiropractors know of... but don't know much about — the Palmergram. It's a piece of chiropractic history that saved the profession! Then in the post show our Big TOR on Campus drops by to share an amazing interview every chiropractic student needs to tune in to. Find out how Dr. Lona Cook paid off her student loans in two years after graduation. All this and more! (Judd Nogrady, DC and Adam Nogrady interviews recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey).
BJ Palmer defined chiropractic as a philosophy, science, and art of things natural. Listeners of this show know that I graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1995 (now part of the Southern California University of Health Sciences). When I was attending, the LACC curriculum was very strong in the science aspect and we definitely were given the tools to develop the art... but, unfortunately, as with many chiropractic colleges today, it was sorely deficient in the philosophy. Philosophy was virtually non-existent. Extra effort was required on the part of the student to seek it out. Needless to say, it was not presented at the main watering trough. I'm happy to report, however, that after 102 years the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic has launched its first Philosophy of Chiropractic course. Lead instructor, Dr. Mark Losack, my former classmate, tapped me (and a number of other chiropracTORs) on the shoulder to be a guest presenter for this inaugural class offering. To which I eagerly accepted. Tune in to hear me turn my presentation into a LIVE2HardDRIVE Radio Program as I Talk the TIC to the students of LACC. On the program we cover everything from spizzerinctum to being grounded in your WHY, and why n0w — more than ever — it is vital that we as chiropractors champion around what separates and distinguishes us as different and unique in the market place. In addition, I tell MY story of how I evolved "to the other side." Plus, we even have a chance revisit our old "Extraordinary Chiropractors Doing Extraordinary Things" Series, as touch upon the underground world of chiropractic in the military when we interview our lead instructor, Dr. Mark Losack. We talk about how he as a Lieutenant Colonel of the United State Marine Corps delivered chiropractic care to his fellow marines during the wartime efforts of Operation Iraqi Freedom. And specifically we address the famous picture that has been described as "the shot seen around the world" of Dr. Losack adjusting one of his men side posture on the courtyard wall of the former dictator. Then in the Post Show, we dodge the incoming missiles, during the Q & A session.
“Bite-sized nuggets of chiropractic goodness!” A compilation BJ Palmer on Spinal Column Radio - niche comedy at its finest - Download the audio version of this Spine Bite by right clicking (control-click for Mac) More BJ Palmer available on BJ TV at SpinalColumnRadio.com/BJTV
In this episode of Spinal Column Radio, Dr. Thomas Lamar welcomes back the intellectual prowess of Dr. Patrick Gentempo to hear all about his "Act III" and more. Also on the program, Dr. Lamar sits down with CA-Turned-Entrepeneur, Heidi Farrell, who for the past decade and a half has maintained a vision for helping chiropracTORs and their CA's unite to create the most powerful TEAMS in the world. Plus, you've seen the viral video, now meet the woman behind it: Kate Bennett joins us to talk about "Sh*t Chiropractors Say." Also the BTOC (Big TOR on Campus) drops in to share a great interview he picked up at Cal Jam 6 with pediatric chiropracTOR, Dr. Tony Ebel. All this and more on SCR 159! (Patrick Gentempo, DC interview recorded at the 2012 California Jam, Costa Mesa, California. Heidi Farrell Interview recorded at the 2012 ChiroFest in Vancouver, Washington. This episode proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).
Chiro-Picker Todd Waters and Bay City, Michigan ChiropracTOR, TJ Neveau, gently push Lamar aside and team up to run the first ever SCR-Fan-Takeover Show. Join them for our final installment in this Remembering Reggie Collection that features an amazing ChiroPicker find of a 16 rpm phonograph record of Reggie Gold delivering a 2-hour patient lay lecture. The two play a number of clips from this rare recording and add some insightful commentary. This ChiroPicker find from the late 60's is Reggie at his classic best and belongs in every chiropracTOR's listening library; AND the Picker wants you to have it in exchange for visiting the SCR Box on the Wall to ensure this chiropracTIC resource of Spinal Column Radio will stay on the Internet Air for generations to come (listen at the 3 hour mark for more info). In addition, Waters and Neveau, cover a wide range of other TIC Topics and even find themselves having to deal with the Developer and Radio Pioneer, himself, Dr. BJ Palmer meddling with their broadcast. The question is... can Lamar really let go and let these two (or three) drive?
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).
In today's episode Dr. Lamar pays tribute to the Chiropractic Assistant — the oft unsung heroine (but sometimes hero) in every successful chiropractic office. Joining Dr. Lamar on the program, is his Heroine-Chiropractic-Assistant, Maria. Listen in as he and his CA of nearly 12 years play two amazing interviews from two top-notch CA's, Phyllis Frase and Dana Pitner. These are ladies that know how to "walk the talk" as they roll up their sleeves each and every week to jump in the trenches to train other CA's and their DC's to take their game to the next level. Plus, we all know the history of the DC... but what about the CA??? Lamar digs deep to find out about this little-known history lesson by calling up the BJ Palmer Mansion. (Phyllis Frase interview recorded at the 2012 California Jam, Costa Mesa, California. Dana Pitner Interview recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey. This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).
"Early to bed. Early to rise. Work like hell and ADVERTISE!" These words from our profession's developer still echo throughout chiropractic. From the beginning, we chiropractors have been avid marketers — we've had to for our very survival. It's always been a sink or swim situation. And it will continue to be this way until our individual advertising and marketing efforts rise above the level of promotion-for-self. The message that we promote must be BIGGER than ourselves; it needs to go beyond that of self-promotion. Never in history have we had the opportunity like we do now to tell our story in a way that allows us to not only touch our community, but the whole world at the same time. The Internet gives us this ability. And so through mediums such as blogs, videos, podcasts, graphics, and social media, we can now begin to brand ourselves as chiropracTORs — not for ourselves — but for chiropracTIC. Because it is through this type of "bigger than self" promotion that we can truly begin affect change in the way our society does health care. Today on Spinal Column Radio, Dr. Thomas Lamar mines the depths of this topic by first answering a listener email on how chiropractic students can begin branding themselves as "TORS for the TIC" while still in school. His "nuts and bolts" explanation is then further fleshed out with inspiring interviews with the crew of the Chiropractic United Podcast (Drs. Deed Harrison, Fred DiDomenico, and Joe Ferantelli); chiropracTIC student, Brett Jones; and pre chiropracTIC student and long-time SCR listener, Patrick Dunphy. In addition, Dr. Lamar pulls out some examples of what this can look like. Plus, he even shares what can happen when you put a message out that is bigger than yourself. And if all that weren't enough, he's joined by a special in-studio "audience-of-one." (Chiropractic United and Patrick Dunphy interviews recorded at the 2012 California Jam in Costa Mesa, California). [Plus, Pre Show SPECIAL REPORT: Dr. Austin Davis take YOU the listener, on our behalf, Inside the DE Scene to Pay Homage to the one that DARED TO DEFEND THE PRINCIPLE -- Dr. Sid Williams].
It's all about the LOVE Baby, as Dr. Thomas Lamar delivers a special Spinal Column Radio for Valentines. Everything on today's episode has something to do with LOVE, and if it doesn't, then Lamar spins it so it DOES. Join him and his sweetheart wife, Keri, for an episode of romance as they bring you three fantastic interviews that drip with LOVE. First, from New Beginnings: what is it like to be a chiropractor when your spouse is ALSO a chiropractor?? Lamar finds out when he sits down with a panel of three married chiropractic couples, while a the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend, for and interview that quickly turns PG-13 (Drs. Kevin Jackson and Selina Sigafoose-Jackson; Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano; and Drs. Dan and Kim Gambino). Then what would a LOVE Show be without producer/director Dr. Rhea Zimmerman talking about her movie Love Bomb — a chiropractic movie currently in production that explores love, human connection, and what we are capable of as human beings. Finally, they take you back to the 2012 California Jam where Lamar catches Innate Girl, Dr. Martha Nessler, behind the mic for a great interview. Find out why this "super hero TOR" is all about getting people to "fall in LOVE with chiropractic." Of course, that's just the core of their LOVE show, because there's plenty more to go around including their romantic dinner on His and Hers Balimo Chairs, LOVE Show Gong Show, Water's new book Chips From Sweet Home, Spizz, Chiro-Picker's Fresh Pics, and the latest developments from the CCE with a statement from Dr. Guy Riekeman — a chiropracTOR who sets the record straight, in LOVE. (Married Chiropractic Couples Panel Interview recorded at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey. Dr. Martha Nessler interview recorded at the 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend, Costa Mesa, California. This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).
Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for an all new episode as he sits down with the president of the highly acclaimed Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center, Dr. Bobby Doscher. Find out how, for the past 50 years, they have been providing parents a beacon of hope by helping their sick and disabled children back to health through chiropractic care. And you'll learn how YOU and your community can help through their Valentine's "Have-A-Heart Campaign." In the second half of the program, Dr. Lamar sits down with Dr. Carl Schulze to hear about his transformation from "neuromuscular specialist" to chiropracTOR. Plus, we learn about Dr. David Serio's upcoming Life Evolution Experience through South American Spinal Column Radio Global Correspondent Roberto Chalukin. AND Roberto files a second report in the post show (hosted by Logan) with Dr. Andreas Soderstrom. All this and more in SCR 153, including BJ and the POP. (Bobby Doscher interview recorded and at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend; Carl Shulze interview recorded at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Weekend. Both events took place in Long Branch, New Jersey. Serio and Soderstrom interviews recorded by Roberto Chalukin in Argentina).
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].
Join Dr. Thomas Lamar as he wraps up 2012 with an episode of "pure Gold," as he sits down to get to know a woman who is truly a treasure in the chiropractic profession, Dr. Irene Gold. Whether you know Irene for her popular Board Review courses or as the loving wife to late chiropractic icon, Reggie Gold, it won't take long before you understand why she is loved by so many. Then, with her blessing, they air what was in her opinion (and the opinion of many others) the best talk her husband, Reggie Gold, ever gave: Valley of the Blind. This timeless and classic talk, delivered in 1972 at Palmer Davenport, will move you to plant your flag for chiropracTIC to lead the masses with conviction and determination. Finally, in the Post Show, Dr. Lamar plays for the first time on Spinal Column Radio a series of "Bonus Material" questions. (Irene Gold interview recorded and at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend; Reggie Gold "Bonus Material" recorded at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Weekend. Both events took place in Long Branch, New Jersey).
Join Dr. Thomas Lamar as he pulls two interviews from the recent Fall 2012 New Beginnings with two great leaders in our chiropractic profession. In the first half we hear from a chiropracTOR who may be retired from his 30 year run as the president of Life Chiropractic College West but has certainly not retired from our profession, Dr. Gerry Clum. Clum and Lamar tackle some hot topics: DC's prescribing drugs, CCE, Obamacare, and the stroke issue. In the second half, Lamar sits down with NZCC president who is passionate about the principles that undergird our profession, Dr. Eric Russell. Find out how he is leading this Down Under chiropractic college to create market ready chiropracTORS that are all about the TIC. Plus, we talk about the Chiro-Picker's upcoming book Chips from Sweet Home, the final bow of Jason Ulsrud's Rock Star Chiropractic Project, the Power of the Podcast, and we hear from Mexico Spinal Column Radio Global Correspondent, Dr. Victor Sañudo, for a chat with 2006 Canadian Chiropractor of the Year, Dr. Peter Amlinger. (Clum and Russell interviews recorded and at the Fall 2012 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend in Long Branch, New Jersey. This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).
Join Dr. Thomas Lamar for some great chiropracTIC content on this episode of Spinal Column Radio. On today's show, Lamar finally empties the 25 interviews from the Spring 2011 NB Vault — finishing strong with an interview from the one and only, Dr. Hank Cousineau! Then he serves up an amazing interview from the Fall 2011 NB with a TOR who is "grounded in the philosophy," Dr. Peter Kevorkian. Plus, he shares an exchange he had with Dr. Fred Schofield at Fall 2012 NB that showcases a very important concept of podcasting that many do not immediately grasp. (Kevorkian interview recorded and at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend; Cousineau Interview recorded at the Spring 2011 New Beginnings Weekend. Both events took place in Long Branch, New Jersey).
Join Dr. Thomas Lamar as he pulls two interviews from the New Beginnings Vault — two interviews that have the ability to stand on their own, but are better as a team: Dr. Matthew Alvord and Ms. Vicki Fox Prescott. You'll enjoy the principled insight that Dr. Alvord brings to the mic and will be inspired by the passion and commitment that Vicki has for our profession. Plus, Dr. BJ Palmer makes an uninvited appearance to check up on us. (Alvord interview recorded and at the Fall 2011 New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend; Fox Prescott Interview recorded at the Spring 2011 New Beginnings Weekend. Both events took place in Long Branch, New Jersey. This episode is proudly sponsored by BalimoChairs.com).