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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan Chris Ryan

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 2.1K 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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    610 - Bill Ellzey (Landscape Photographer)

    610 - Bill Ellzey (Landscape Photographer)

    Bill first picked up a camera in 1965, at age 20, little knowing that photography would become his profession. Since then camera work has taken him to India, China, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Egypt, Ireland, Bhutan, Zambia, Chilean Patagonia and the American West. Bill’s images have appeared in magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, catalogs, annual reports.  In 1995 Bill moved to the San Luis Valley, took up residence in a travel trailer near Crestone, Colorado and started building a strawbale house.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. Outro: “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.



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    • 28 min
    609 - Neil Strauss (To Die For)

    609 - Neil Strauss (To Die For)

    Neil Strauss is a wildly successful writer and podcaster. He’s written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and just about every other high-profile platform you can think of. His best-selling books include The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (2012), Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness (2011), and The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships (2015). In January, 2023, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, a book Strauss wrote with music producer Rick Rubin. In 2019, Strauss launched To Live and Die in LA., a true crime podcast following the death of Adea Shabani. It hit No. 1 on the iTunes podcasts, and was in the top 10 for four months. His latest project is To Die For, which explores the world of Russian sex espionage.
    Intro music “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range. Outro: “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.
    Join us in Montana next month at the Budokon/Sex at Dawn retreat. Pick up some of that whipped tallow skin balm here. (Use code: CHRIS15 for discount.) And check out those Vivobarefoot shoes.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    608 Mini-ROMA (Do We Fall in or for Love?)

    608 Mini-ROMA (Do We Fall in or for Love?)

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    A “director’s cut” of one of my most popular posts on Substack: What We Fall in When We Fall in Love. The Raymond Carver story I mention is in this collection.
    Music (paid version): “Trampoline,” by Joe Henry.

    • 15 min
    DJCPR 2 (Covers)

    DJCPR 2 (Covers)

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    Cover versions of well-known songs that illuminate some quality in the original that was dormant, waiting to emerge, like a cicada.

    • 6 min
    A Few Things Ethical Non-Monogamy Can Be

    A Few Things Ethical Non-Monogamy Can Be

    As a follow-up to my recent post about some things ethical non-monogamy is not, I thought it might be fun to consider some things ENM can be, in the best of circumstances. In light of the volume and vehemence of the feedback my first post received, it seems this is an issue folks are interested in, so maybe this will be an on-going series.


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    • 10 min
    Audio: A Few Things ENM is Not.

    Audio: A Few Things ENM is Not.

    Trying this new feature on Substack where I read a post and add some off the cuff commentary. Sort of a mini-ROMA, centered around a written piece. Let me know what you think. Is this a good format? Should I do more?


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

StumblingSage ,

Thank you, Chris!

Chris flipped my worldview upside down. The podcast plus the book Civilized to death changed my entire trajectory. Very important work teaching human beings to be true to ourselves.

Dingo's Mother ,

This podcast has changed me in the best ways!

I came across this podcast at a time in my life where travel and change wasn’t possible, but in my mind and in many dark lonely nights Chris would take me with him to meet many friends through his interviews, and was able to travel through his stories.

I was able to dream, grow, and imagine and this year I became an empty nester, freed myself from the corporate career, and now moving forward in the direction I always imagined.

Words can’t express my gratitude for everything Chris has done for my life, happiness, and mental well-being over the years. I am ending 2023 in a completely different space than I started it, and I’ve never been more excited about the future.

The highlight of my year was finally meeting Chis at a retreat this summer and thanking him in person. It was kind of surreal to hear and see him in person all week instead of just listening through the podcast.

Chris will always have a special place in my heart and has given me courage to step into myself.

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Phenomenal

The podcast I’ve listened to the most within the past 3+ years. Hours a day for a podcast addict like me. While living abroad, traveling, and otherwise, it brings me solace.

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