Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan
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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.
Tom Sewell is a multi-media artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, environmental visionary; self-proclaimed "Master of mischief, maker of dreams". (From Tom's site.)

Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis put the thuggery into Thug Kitchen, a multi-media empire built around the idea of eating like you give a f*ck and writing like you don't. These two came from nowhere with nothing but a great idea and the courage to stick to their guns. Now look at them!

Michael Trainer is a traveler, thinker, and innovator. One of the co-creators of Global Citizen, Michael hosts a podcast called Peak Mind.

Thoughts on returning to Chiang Mai 30 years after my first visit. Why it's hard to be young. How long should we linger when we travel? Why do people say such nasty shit online? Thoughts on ambition.

Ramesh's most recent book, Beyond the Valley (MIT press), explores the the relationships between new technologies and our political, economic, and social lives.

What's the word for your ex-wife's husband, who you love more than a brother? How is "never enough" different from "never too much?"

Simon Rex is utterly unique. Actor, fashion model, MTV personality, rapper, social media star, intellectual, spiritual seeker, goofball, #vanlifer.... There's nobody like him -- or even similar. No category broad enough to contain him or his unlikely career. He's my brother, and I love the dude. Check out his new podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Jon and Cassie met in high school. Jon played guitar and wrote some songs. One day, he was invited to join a band. That band blew up, and the next thing he knew, he was on stage before tens of thousands of screaming teenagers. Money, fame, pressure, and confusion soon followed. Then Jon and Cassie decided to jump off the train of "success" and head down to Costa Rica for a while. Cassie wrote a book about all this, called, Everything is Moving. Link to Anya's podcast episode mentioned in the intro. Follow Jon and Cassie at: http://www.instagram.com/cassiewalkermindbody/ http://www.instagram.com/iamjonwalkersphotos/ http://www.twitter.com/iamjonwalker www.jonwalkermusic.com Find me on Instagram or Twitter. Please consider supporting this podcast. This Amazon affiliate link kicks a few bucks back my way. Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Everyone but You” by Jon Walker and The Young Veins; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

Akshay is an extraordinary guy living an extraordinary life. He's battled his own demons, searched for IEDs in Iraq, dragged a sled across Greenland, climbed mountains, and sat in total darkness for 7 days and nights. These experiences and others informed his book, Fearvana -- endorsed by the Dalai freakin Lama!

For 3 1/2 Years, Mike was the co-host of the popular libertarian podcast, Part Of The Problem with stand up comic & Fox News regular Dave Smith. He now hosts his own podcast called Mikeadelic, which focuses on the benefits of psychedelics and our right to cognitive liberty. He's traveled widely and was a stand up comic for 3 years in New York. This episode sponsored by Lelo. Use the discount code "ChrisRyan" for 15% off all full-priced items. Find me on Instagram or Twitter. Please consider supporting this podcast. This Amazon affiliate link kicks a few bucks back my way. Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Back in the High Life Again” by Warren Zevon; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

Soundtrack to the first video ROMA for supporters of the podcast who donate via my new site.

Shawn is a deeply thoughtful man who helps other men confront and tame their demons. He's worked with addiction and men who have been abusive to themselves and the people around them.

Doreen is a surfer who lives in Montana. She's planted over a million trees, and guides trips to Africa. My kinda woman!

Jeff is one of those seemingly insane guys who jump off cliffs thousands off feet high -- either in a wingsuit or with a parachute. His thoughtful, calm demeanor presents an interesting contrast to the realms of sheer terror he's drawn to.

After over a decade carrying a gun (first with the Marines in Iraq and then as a member of a SWAT team), Daniel is now living off the grid in Idaho with his family, starting a different kind of life. We go deep into what it means to be a man, how to integrate caring and courage, and whether the military is a good place to get one's life together.

Lierre spent twenty years refining and restricting her diet in search of better health -- but her health was getting worse, not better. Finally, a doctor told her she'd die if she didn't eat animal-derived foods. This led to a major shift in perspective and a deeply controversial book: The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

Tony Perrottet is a journalist and author fascinated by the area where history and sexuality overlap. His latest book, Cuba Libre, includes lots of new material on the sexual lives of Fidel, Che, and the other characters (including many women) who pulled off what may be the most audacious revolution in history. He’s written other books about the Naked Olympics and Napoleon’s Penis. You get the idea.

What is toxic love? What do words mean?

Kevin is one of the smartest, most thoughtful people you’ve never met. His 15 minutes of fame came when he and his daughter were featured on a TV show, focusing on his technique of helping her overcome fear by balancing on his hand. Formerly a leader in the world of Techno Optimism, being a dad has led him to rethink some of his previous positions. We talk about everything from God to AI to drugs to the importance of podcasting.

Drs. Nathan and Sunil have dedicated their lives to finding innovative ways to help people who are suffering in the deepest ways. At the AIMS Institute in Seattle, WA, they are exploring the use of Ketamine, psilocybin, and other modalities to treat the toughest forms of dis-ease.