Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan

Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan

United States

Would you like to hang with a smart dominatrix, famous comedian, bank robber, drug smuggler, famous health guru, scientist, author or Italian prince? Here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unexpected people.


214 - Wade Davis (Ethnobotanist, Author, Explorer, Photographer)  

Wade Davis is an extraordinary guy. He's wandered into nearly every corner of this planet, published a slew of fantastic books (several of which have become films), studied hallucinogenic plants in the Amazon, explored voodoo rituals in Haiti, and tells the best shit-knife story you'll ever hear. 

213 - ROMA 10  

The tenth episode of Ranting Out My A$$. 

212 - Brian Norgard (Tinder)  

Brian is one of the top dogs at Tinder. He invited me to headquarters in Hollywood, where we had this candid chat about technology, business, dating, and the future of all of them.

211 - Wim Hof & Stanley Krippner  

This very special episode features Wim Hof (the Iceman) and Dr. Stanley Krippner discussing extraordinary human capacities. Co-hosted by Sam Lawrence and co-released on his podcast: Grow Big Always.

210 - Darcia Narvaez (Primal Parenting)  

Darcia Narvaez teaches in the Psychology department at the University of Notre Dame. She's an expert in how human beings raise children in various cultures around the world.

209 - Josh Fox (Filmmaker: Gasland / How to Let Go of the World...)  

Academy award nominee, playwright, banjo player, dancer, rabble-rouser, and kick-ass pasta saucer, Josh Fox is a freakin force of nature. Join us as we talk about the state of the world, how Josh became Josh, and how to run a great 4-day party.

208 - Deia Schlosberg (Filmmaker, Walked South America)  

Deia makes documentary films. She has worked with troubled kids in the remote wilderness and walked from Ecuador to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, through the Andes. We recorded this one floating on a pond in northeast Pennsylvania, which makes this one a "pondcast."

207 - TOMA 16 Jaisalmer  

Adventures with camels, mace, and a special woman in Jaisalmer, India.

206 - Tyler MacNiven (Walked Japan)  

Tyler is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, winner of The Amazing Race, and has walked the length of Japan--then made an award-winning documentary about the experience, called Kintaro Walks Japan. Dude is busy! Plus, he's super smart and funny.

205 - Simon (Marijuana and Birds of Prey)  

Simon is a biologist with special interest in birds of prey and marijuana. You'll hear how one led to the other (by way of Zimbabwe). We spent a lovely Dutch afternoon chatting amidst the animals all around us. He is the owner of Serious Seeds, one of the most respected lines in Holland, and originator of famous strains like AK-47, Bubble Gum, Chronic, Kali Mist, and White Russian.

204 - Wim Hof (The Iceman)  

Wim Hof holds a slew of world records and has done things like climb within spitting distance of the summit of Mount Everest in shorts, run marathons above the arctic circle in shorts and in the Kalahari desert without water, sit in ice water for 90 minutes, swim under icebergs.... You get the picture.

203 - ROMA 9  

The inherently fraudulent nature of fame, fortune, and beauty; premature ejaculation; traditional education; the Unabomber, and existential despair.

202 - Mark Manson Doesn't Give a F*ck  

Uber-blogger Mark Manson has a new book coming out called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which was inspired by a blog piece he wrote that struck a nerve. 

201 - ROMA 8  

A man in his 30s starts to think he might be gay, a young couple wonder about seeing other people, a couple try to deal with a rape.

200 - Willem (Safari Guide in Namibia)  

Willem was the guide on my 9-day tour of southern Africa. Over the course of our trip, I grew to know and like him. He's quiet, but runs deep, as you'll hear.

199 - David Ley (Sexologist)  

David Ley is a sexologist, therapist, and author of three important books that challenge mainstream views of human sexuality.

198 - Johann Besserer (Galapagos)  

When Johann arrived in the Galapagos for an educational trip, he knew that something important had changed in his life. He's built a life around that recognition.

197 - Rivah Winter (Marine Biologist)  

Rivah Winter is a marine biologist specializing in coral reef systems. As of 2017, she'll be at the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida.

196 - Andrew Baker (Marine Biologist)  

Andrew Baker teaches at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami, FL. He studies coral with a focus on resiliency and recovery.

195 - ROMA 7  

I respond to a guy who is mystified at all the people who are taking totally absurd shit seriously. It's the fundamental conundrum all sane people face in an insane society.

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