Christopher Ryan

Arts • "society & culture"

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.

Popular episodes

486 - Michael Veneziano (Tree Guy / Entrepreneur / Visionary)

Jul 23 • 01:27:08

Michael worked his way down from the treetops with a chainsaw hanging from his belt to owning a company (Ponderosa Millworks) that repurposes urban trees, making uniquely gorgeous tables, chairs, bars, countertops, etc. But he's so much more than a businessman. Michael is a guy who GETS THINGS DONE. He's got tremendous energy and a tremendously generous spirit. He's a love...

485 - Kyle Kingsbury (Former UFC Fighter / Podcast Host)

Jul 21 • 01:47:11

Kyle Kingsbury is a guy you want on your side when the shit goes down. Big, strong, smart, kind, and thoughtful, he's a good example of how to do this thing called being a man. A former UFC fighter, Kyle now works at Onnit, and hosts a podcast....

484 - Tony Gonzalez (Hall of Fame NFL Player / Actor / Thinker)

Jul 11 • 01:23:37

Tony Gonzalez is an American former professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League for 17 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons. Widely recognized as one of the greatest tight ends of all-time, Gonzalez played college football and college basketball at University of California, Berkeley. Since retiring, he has served ...

483 - Joe Yannetty (Comedian, Writer, Producer)

Jul 4 • 01:12:30

Joe Yannetty has been around the block a time or two. He's been doing standup comedy around the world for a couple decades, as well as writing for film and TV. Amidst all that, he went through a cancer ordeal and emerged a better man. Thoughtful, funny, and deeply kind, Joe is an inspiration....

482 - Miguel Romero (Absurd by Design)

Jun 24 • 01:38:37

Miguel Romero is my pal in Mexico City. He writes for The Daily Grail, does graphic design, and has interests ranging from crop circles to psychic phenomena to UFOs to ... you get the idea. He's a smart dude with informed, thoughtful perspectives on the current mess we're in....

481 - Richard Schweid (Author: The Caring Class)

Jun 18 • 01:23:52

I first met Richard Schweid over a poker table many moons ago. A native of Nashville, he has lived in Barcelona for a good spell. He is a founder and senior editor of the city magazine Barcelona Metropolitan. His previous books include Consider the Eel, Hereafter: Searching for Immortality, and The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore. He served as production...

480 - Joe Smarro and Jesse Trevino (Police Reform Advocates)

Jun 12 • 01:14:58

Buddies since their tours in Iraq in the Marines, Joe and Jesse founded Solution Point + in order to use their experience as police officers to bring better training models to police departments around the country. Their approach relies on collaborative partnerships within local communities and prioritizing  behavioral and cultural change within law enforcement agencies to...

478 - Kraig Adams (Filmmaker, Hiker, Minimalist)

May 24 • 02:04:49

Kraig Adams is a filmmaker, hiker and minimalist living in New York City. I like this dude....

477 - Paul Saladino (Author: The Carnivore Code)

May 16 • 02:00:10

Dr. Paul Saladino is the author of The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet. He has used the carnivore diet to "reverse autoimmunity, chronic inflammation and mental health issues in hundreds of patients, many of whom had been told their conditions were untreatable."...

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