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390 - Tony Perrottet (Sex Lives of Fidel and Che)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Release Date: 08/22/2019

425 - Ben Horton (Adventure Photographer/TV Host) show art 425 - Ben Horton (Adventure Photographer/TV Host)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Ben is a National Geographic Explorer, adventurer, and an amazing photographer.

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424 - Dacher Keltner (Psychology Researcher/Author) show art 424 - Dacher Keltner (Psychology Researcher/Author)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab. He is also the founder and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. and host of the podcast The Science of Happiness. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence (2017), Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, (2009) and a slew of academic books and scientific articles.

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423 - Dan Doty (Evryman) show art 423 - Dan Doty (Evryman)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Dan Doty, is an EVRYMAN co-founder and former director of cult hit TV show MeatEater. His many media appearances include multiple segments on the Joe Rogan Experience and Today Show, always sharing that today to be a man means to be yourself all the way through.

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422 - Theo Rossi (Actor/Podcast Host) show art 422 - Theo Rossi (Actor/Podcast Host)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Theo Rossi is an American actor, producer, and podcast host (THEOry). He's best known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014). He is also known for his portrayal of Hernan "Shades" Alvarez in Luke Cage (2016–2018).

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421 - Krystal Ball (Political Pundit/Author) show art 421 - Krystal Ball (Political Pundit/Author)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Together with Saagar Enjeti, Krystal Ball co-hosts Rising, a show featuring sharp political analysis seemingly free of commercial bias. Ball has worked for over a decade as a political consultant, analyst, and journalist -- having appeared on MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox News, and elsewhere.

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420 - Rick Beato (What Makes This Song Great?) show art 420 - Rick Beato (What Makes This Song Great?)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Rick Beato is a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, producer, dad to Layla and Dylan, and host to three deaf animals (2 dogs and a cat). His YouTube show (What Makes This Song Great?) is the best guide to the magic and mystery of music I know.

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419 - Winston Sterzel & Matthew Tye (China YouTubers) show art 419 - Winston Sterzel & Matthew Tye (China YouTubers)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Matt and Winston lived in China for years, learning to speak the language, love the people, and distrust the government. Their insights are surprising and fascinating. 

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418 - WMTBG? 418 - WMTBG? "What You Can't Say," by Paul Graham

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

A reading and discussion of "What You Can't Say," a very powerful essay by Paul Graham, that shows the importance of tolerating thoughts and statements that may be "offensive," "inappropriate," and/or "heretical." More importantly, Graham shows how to find wisdom in our taboos and prohibited speech and thoughts.

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417 - Bryan Callen (Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, Bon Vivant) show art 417 - Bryan Callen (Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, Bon Vivant)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He's also a very smart guy.

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416 - WMTBG? - Cat Person (Part II) show art 416 - WMTBG? - Cat Person (Part II)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

My discussion of "Cat Person," by Kristen Roupenian. The story offers a subtle, nuanced look at power, eroticism, and the confusion that often results when a man and a woman try (and fail) to understand each other, taking us inside the heads of people who share physical space -- but are miles apart. 

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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.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Don’t You Miss Me” by Seamus Og; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.