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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan Christopher Ryan

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 1.9K 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.

    ROMA 43 (Diego Fresco)

    ROMA 43 (Diego Fresco)

    Welcome to another Ramblin' ROMA. Lots to cover in this one. I talk about:
    Current events (of course);
    How/why to compliment the women/men in your life;
    Why we need to think globally, but act locally;
    The life and death of my friend Diego Fresco;
    Some suggestions for taking advantage of COVID;
    Ideas for how to communicate with people enthralled with conspiracy theories;
    A new consulting service I'm offering, here;
    Some ideas for seminars I'm considering offering online.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    ROMA 42 (Meteor Impact)

    ROMA 42 (Meteor Impact)

    Hear that? That's the sound of shit hitting the fan. In this episode (not for the faint of heart), I trace current events back to the marriage of modern advertising and politics in the 1980s and the fragmentation of media. We're in for a wild ride, folks. It's just beginning. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dr. Eleanor Janega (Medieval Sexuality)

    Dr. Eleanor Janega (Medieval Sexuality)

    Eleanor Janega is a very smart, very funny medieval historian, specializing in late medieval sexuality, apocalyptic thought, propaganda, and the urban experience in general, and in central Europe more particularly. She teaches medieval and early modern history at a number of universities across London.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    455 - VROMA 12.2020 (Audio of Monthly VROMA for Subscribers)

    455 - VROMA 12.2020 (Audio of Monthly VROMA for Subscribers)

    In this episode, I answer listener questions about whether to savor or defend a world that may be dying, how to be single but not alone, how to choose a safe place to make a stand, and my feelings about the holiday season.

    • 54 min
    ROMA 41 - How to Think for Yourself

    ROMA 41 - How to Think for Yourself

    In this episode, I talk about how to think independently, why it's an important skill, and how to cultivate it -- all while dipping in and out of Paul Graham's essay, "How to Think for Yourself."

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Anya Kaats and Erin Ginder-Shaw (Whore Rapport Podcast)

    Anya Kaats and Erin Ginder-Shaw (Whore Rapport Podcast)

    Anya and Erin are two of my all-time favorite people. Whore Rapport is their podcast, where they explore and discuss a version of sexuality that is healthy, strong, and aware, by "delving into topics such as gender, orientation, intimacy, and power without pathologizing desire, victimizing femininity, or demonizing masculinity."

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

AJ Beach ,

My favorite podcast

Always there when I need you most in my life...

ri897098 ,

I’ll tune back in

When a guy who spends most of his time in a van and in the woods keeps his political views to himself.

Pghpowerboater ,

The ego, man

As his listenership grows, his confirmation bias grows, as his confirmation bias grows his ego grows, as his ego grows, his certainty grows... you can se where this is going. Go back to the post-modernist enclave from which you have dragged yourself Dr. (Phd) Ryan, stop gloating to your donating listeners that you do not have a job, we know, we used to listen to you at work.

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