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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, uncensored, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unconventional people.

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    555 - Marc Elliot (NXIVM - Overcame Tourette's Syndrome)

    555 - Marc Elliot (NXIVM - Overcame Tourette's Syndrome)

    At age nine, Marc was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome due to incessant vocal and motor tics that interfered with every aspect of his life. Every medical professional concluded that his condition was uncontrollable and incurable, but Marc overcame Tourette’s in 2013, drawing from innovations from courses in emotional intelligence (NXIVM), using only mind over body, and sheer will. (Adapted from Marc’s website.) Marc is a passionate advocate for NXIVM’s founder, Keith Raniere, arguing that Keith didn’t get a fair trial and that his actions have been misrepresented in the media.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “Only a Fool Would Say That” by Steely Dan; Outro: “Homens,” by Manu Chao.


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    554 - ROMA 61

    554 - ROMA 61

    Are you a proud optimist? A glass half-full sorta person? How much is too much to spend on feline medical care? Should I stay or should I go? Do we actually love our pets or just convince ourselves we do? Is there wisdom to be found in ruthlessness?


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    • 33 min
    553 - Tony Brasunas, Author: Red, White & Blind

    553 - Tony Brasunas, Author: Red, White & Blind

    Tony grew up in an intentional spiritual community in West Virginia that many called a hippie commune. His new book, Red, White & Blind looks at how censorship, propaganda, and disinformation are woven into American history and are becoming increasingly corrosive in the digital age.


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    • 1 hr 48 min
    552 - Randall Nickerson (Ariel Phenomenon)

    552 - Randall Nickerson (Ariel Phenomenon)

    On September 16, 1994, sixty-two students at Ariel School in Zimbabwe witnessed something incredible. In his fantastic documentary, Ariel Phenomenon, Randall Nickerson explores the close encounter these schoolchildren experienced. Over twenty-five years later, this incident is still fresh in their memories. They continue to search for answers – and the courage to speak their truth.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    551 - ROMA 60

    551 - ROMA 60

    In which I respond to a lobster fisherman’s question about why he gets restless in relationships. I yammer on about the difference between a “romantic” approach to loving women vs. an “epic” approach, and how each can play out in terms of loving her righteously.


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    • 49 min
    550 - ROMA 59

    550 - ROMA 59

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    In which I talk about the difference between scarcity and value, and how conflating scarcity with value gets us into trouble. Diamonds aren’t your best friends. A few words about some of the reasons we’re in Crestone and the life-boat we’re designing.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Oomph look ,

Moving, insightful, and full of heart

This podcast dives you into the perspectives of fascinating people from all over the world, living lives you would never have thought possible. Listening to this as I've matured has been hugely influential in my life, opening my heart and mind to a world wilder and weirder than I ever would have known.

Chris Ryan is a fantastic host and a thoughtful, open-minded human being with quite a unique life himself. This show rarely fails to surprise and illuminate.

Visen ,

Decline

Bitter man’s repetitive thoughts about the decline of the world, with increasingly more whataboutism and woo sprinkled in.

I used to listen to this years ago, but have been disappointed for a while now. Downloaded a couple of episodes after not listening for a couple of years. No thanks.

MissoulaMontana ,

TS Is Not What It Used To Be

For years I used to listen to every episode the day it came out. All notifications on! The guests were fascinating and Chris always had insightful things to say. Now it seems like he puts in little effort, repeats stories and viewpoints, and often interviews average and often boring seeming people he meets on the road.

Occasionally I still listen hoping to hear an engaging and thoughtful conversation only to find myself tuning out and turning off the podcast.

I’m sadden by this but understand everything has a lifecycle.

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