21 episodes

My name is Brady Ryan and I am a sea salt farmer on San Juan Island in Washington State. Ever since I was a child I have felt like my main skill was not that I was smarter or stronger or harder working or braver than anyone else, I was just a little more curious than the average cat. Since becoming a parent and trying to be a good husband and small business owner have taken so much of my energy and attention, I feel like this one superpower I have has fallen by the wayside. This podcast is my attempt to rediscover curiosity through conversation and contemplation. I will be alternating conversations with guests one episode with a short musing of my own the next. The musing episodes will allow me to try to explore ideas that I've heard or that I've come up with in an open ended way, but they will be very short.

Happy When Curious Brady Ryan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

My name is Brady Ryan and I am a sea salt farmer on San Juan Island in Washington State. Ever since I was a child I have felt like my main skill was not that I was smarter or stronger or harder working or braver than anyone else, I was just a little more curious than the average cat. Since becoming a parent and trying to be a good husband and small business owner have taken so much of my energy and attention, I feel like this one superpower I have has fallen by the wayside. This podcast is my attempt to rediscover curiosity through conversation and contemplation. I will be alternating conversations with guests one episode with a short musing of my own the next. The musing episodes will allow me to try to explore ideas that I've heard or that I've come up with in an open ended way, but they will be very short.

    Musing: Is Politics a War or a Marriage?

    Musing: Is Politics a War or a Marriage?

    What is the most useful metaphor for politics: war or marriage?

    • 27 min
    Joe Conniff: Buddhism, Addiction, Recovery and Service

    Joe Conniff: Buddhism, Addiction, Recovery and Service

    Buddhism, mindfulness, addiction and recovery, turning a raw ass life story into something useful and good.  Joe has lessons to share and he learned them the hard way. Please enjoy this discussion with this inspiring human Joe Conniff.

    Joe Conniff is a person living in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder and public speaker, sharing his experiences in addiction, spirituality, and recovery. His first book, Causes and Conditions, details the events of his life starting with his childhood in an overprescribed, middle-class, suburban household in Massachusetts; followed by post 9/11 military life and his downward spiral into heroin addiction on the streets of Seattle. Joe currently serves as co-director of a peer navigation team serving his unhoused neighbors in the Seattle area. Aside from time spent with his spouse and daughter exploring Washington State, he is a recovery advocate, mindfulness teacher and billiards enthusiast. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.

    His Amazing Book "Causes and Conditions: A life Experience in Addiction and Recovery" can be found here.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Musing: What comes first: inspiration or effort?

    Musing: What comes first: inspiration or effort?

    • 5 min
    Dr. Stan Meiburg: Embrace Complexity

    Dr. Stan Meiburg: Embrace Complexity

    Dr.  Stan Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency. He is known for leading efforts to protect the nation’s air and water, clean up hazardous and toxic waste sites, build collaborative relationships with state and tribal environmental programs, and promote sound management in EPA.

    Currently Dr. Meiburg is the Director of the The Master of Arts in Sustainability Program and associated dual degree and certificate programs at Wake Forest University. 

    Join us as we discuss all things EPA and Environmentalism!

    • 59 min
    Musing: Are Opinions a Privilege or a Right?

    Musing: Are Opinions a Privilege or a Right?

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion...or are we?

    • 8 min
    Shann Weston: When Bad Things Happen to You, Good Things Happen Too

    Shann Weston: When Bad Things Happen to You, Good Things Happen Too

    Please enjoy this wonderful conversation I had with Shann Weston,  an amazing woman, author, former naturalist and teacher here on San Juan Island, as well as being an out spoken speaker on her long battle with leukemia.  She is a very inspiring person and I was so lucky to get to connect with her.

    Her Website: https://shannweston.com/

    Her Blog: https://doityourselflife.org/author/salishseasanjuanislands/

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

muddieshoes ,

Loved this!

I loved listening to Brady and brother Tyler explore the idea behind this new podcast. Looking so forward to see where these curious conversations roam!

Nashnan ,

A fresh dose of curiosity and wonder!

Brady invites us to get curious about life, and with that invites one to challenge preconceived notions about ourselves, others and life. Looking forward to more episodes!

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