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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan Chris 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.

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    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
    549 - Charlie Zender (Climate Scientist)

    549 - Charlie Zender (Climate Scientist)

    I “met” Charlie when he wrote to gently correct me on some nonsense I’d said on the podcast about climate change. I could tell from the content of his email that he knew what he was talking about, and I could tell from the tone of his email that he was a good dude. So I asked if he’d be willing to join me to talk about climate change next time I was in the area (he teaches at University of California, Irvine). Eventually, it came to be. Then we had dinner.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “Weather With You,” by Crowded House; Outro: “Better World,” by KnowMads.
    And now for something extra, just for Substack subscribers:


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    • 2 hr 6 min
    548 - Allison Pelot (Author of Finally Thriving)

    548 - Allison Pelot (Author of Finally Thriving)

    My friend Allison Pelot was a gymnast from about the age of 5 to 22. Then, she studied pre-physical therapy before switching over to exercise science and personal training. She went on to study holistic health, energy work metaphysics, spirituality and whatever seemed related to physical health, holistic healing, and using food to both regenerate our bodies and keep them healthy. Her book is called Finally Thriving: Your Guide to Empowered Wellness. She’s also Murphy’s mom — episodes 121 and 547.
    If Allison seems familiar, she and her husband, Liam were on the podcast a while ago, episode 285, where they talk about confronting every parent’s worst nightmare when their 8 year-old son fall off a 40-foot cliff, just an arm’s length away from them.
    You can learn more about Allison and Finally Thrive here.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “Stranger on the Shore,” by Acker Bilk; Outro: “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton. (She’s on tour!)
    Here’s my chat with Tao Ruspoli.


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    547 - Murphy Pelot (Older and Wiser)

    547 - Murphy Pelot (Older and Wiser)

    Murphy first appeared on this podcast seven years ago, in episode 121. He was 13 1/2 years old at that time, getting ready to swim across the river of adolescence. Seven years later, he’s experienced many of the things he was anticipating then. He’s every bit as thoughtful, kind, and insightful as I figured he’d become. If you sometimes feel despair about “kids these days,” people like Murphy can melt your cold, cold heart into a puddle of liquid hope.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    546 - Stanley Krippner at 90

    546 - Stanley Krippner at 90

    I’ve known Stanley Krippner since the mid-1990s, when he invited me to join him on a three week trip to Brazil. He’s a world-famous researcher and author who has has hung out with everyone from Timothy Leary to Alan Watts to the Grateful Dead. He and I have traveled together to all over the planet, from a shamanism conference in Bavaria to a Psychoneuroimmunology conference in Buenos Aires to an adventure in search of the desert spirits in Morocco. We entered the “Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art” together at Lascaux, France and visited religious scholars in Kerala, India. I’m leaving out A LOT. He’s been a close friend for 25 years, and was one of the first (and most frequent) guests on the podcast. Here are links to previous episodes: 5, 24, 82, 169, 211 (with Wim Hof), and 263. He celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday. This conversation was recorded (with Anya Kaats) recently. As you’ll hear, he’s sharp as ever and full of wisdom and humor.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. “A Memory from a Past Life Keeps Calling Me Back,” by The KLF; Outro: “Homens,” by Manu Chao.
    And now for something extra, just for Substack subscribers, Stan discussing gender and sexuality from an anthropological perspective:


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    545 - Rick Beato in Person

    545 - Rick Beato in Person

    I love this guy. He exudes kindness, generosity, and intelligence. This is the fourth time Rick’s been on Tangentially Speaking, but the first time we’ve met in person, so it’s a special conversation. We don’t talk about music as much this time around, but we go deep on family, dads, and how life looks from sixty.


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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

gwanca ,

Yes

Highly recommend, he is intuitive, thoughtful and kind and his voice is soothing. I notice that I tried to listen to other podcast by men and I cannot get through their intro because their voices or energy are so freaking annoying :) sorry dear men.
But Chris is a great story teller and his voice is calm and soothing. To be honest the only podcast that I listen right now.

Knew Normal ,

Conversations like these help me be more compassionate and restore faith in humanity.

I’ve been following this podcast for a while and decided to write a review to show some love. Chris’s conversations span such a beautiful spectrum of what’s possible they gives me hope, make me laugh and feel understood by a perfect strangers. Anyone looking to question their assumptions with friends, might want to give this show a listen.

Bchils ,

His books are great and so is this podcast

I love hearing Chris’s opinions on everything, he has a very different take on the whole world and I enjoy it

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