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Ever wanted to hang with a comedian, dominatrix, health guru, bank robber, author, or Italian prince? Well, here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, uncensored, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan Christopher Ryan

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings

Ever wanted to hang with a comedian, dominatrix, health guru, bank robber, author, or Italian prince? Well, here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, uncensored, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.

    Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

    Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

    Meet my Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan, two of my all-time favorite humans. As a little kid, I felt an extra layer of love and protection from these two, knowing that if anything ever happened to my parents, one or both of them would take care of me. Every kid should be so lucky.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    ROMA 50

    ROMA 50

    Is it really "darkest just before the dawn?" And if things need to get worse before they get better, isn't a step in the wrong direction actually a step in the right direction? Wouldn't an optimist hope things get worse so they can then hit rock bottom and start the process of getting better? Isn't "hope" the thing that keeps the losing gambler at the table until all is lost? I discuss these and other uplifting questions in the 50th ROMA episode. Pour yourself a beer and join me.

    • 45 min
    Harley Rustad (Author: Lost in the Valley of Death)

    Harley Rustad (Author: Lost in the Valley of Death)

    Harley is the author of Lost in the Valley of Death, about the life and (probable) death of my friend (and former podcast guest), Justin Alexander. Pico Iyer, one of the best living travel writers, described Harley's book as, “One of the most haunting books of recent times. ... Somerset Maugham’s classic Razor’s Edge updated to the Age of Instagram."

    • 1 hr 37 min
    ROMA 49 (Announcing some changes)

    ROMA 49 (Announcing some changes)

    First episode of 2022. We made it through another weird-ass year. Gonna make some tweaks to the podcast. Thanks for taking this ride with me.

    • 33 min
    Timo (Tim Killian: Brilliant Weirdo)

    Timo (Tim Killian: Brilliant Weirdo)

    Timo (aka Tim Killian) is one of my favorite people. Former Mormon, long-time political consultant in Washington state (he helped get marijuana legalized), crisis communicator (he represented the first businesses hit by Covid), motorcycle vagabond, deep thinker, Airbnb host, animal lover, expat, future cult leader.... Just listen.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Blake Webb (Actor)

    Blake Webb (Actor)

    Blake Webb is an actor originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He lived in Tamaulipas, Mexico for over two years as a Mormon missionary. He later left the Mormon church, and devoted himself to acting, having appeared in several television shows, including: Good Trouble (recurring), 13 Reasons Why, NCIS, Criminal Minds, American Horror Story, The Last Ship, TURN: Washington's Spies and Colony. We met and hung out in Guatemala. He's a sweet guy who keeps getting cast as a serial killer for some reason.

    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

JaiPushkarRaj ,

laid back conversational flow

I’ve listened for years. Chris always keeps it interesting….

ElTeo1234 ,

The Doctor is on permanent vacay.

Dr. Ryan used your money to get a new transmission on his van and thus (largely) interviews friends he meets on the vacation you paid for. Van life for life, everyone.

morton513 ,

Thank you Chris

Chris is one of the minds I stumbled across in my mid 20’s listening to Joe Rogan. As I’ve aged and matured Chris’s words have continued to resonate with me. Thanks for putting these out Chris.

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