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402 - Ramesh Srinivasan (Technology's Effects on Politics, Economics, and Culture)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Release Date: 12/22/2019

412 - ROMA 36 (COVID 1) show art 412 - ROMA 36 (COVID 1)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Unhinged opening rant from the good people at Profit-Driven Pharmaceuticals, followed by a lot of nonsense and good tunes.

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411 - Eli Marienthal (Back to Earth) show art 411 - Eli Marienthal (Back to Earth)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Eli and his buddy, Jesse, run Back to Earth, an organization created to take groups of boys and young men into the wilderness for ten days and nights. What happens is powerful, magical, and utterly natural.

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410 - Jody Armour (Race, Justice, Law) show art 410 - Jody Armour (Race, Justice, Law)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Jody Armour teaches law at USC, but don't think this dude is some dry, boring, law professor type. Hell no. Jody's father taught himself law in prison and Jodi struggled to get where he is today. There's no chance of his ever forgetting where he came from. We talk about race, language, justice, shame, and redemption. Zero fluff in this one.

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409 - Zofia (Motorcycle Adventurer) show art 409 - Zofia (Motorcycle Adventurer)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

I caught up with Zofia in Patong, Phuket (Thailand), along her journey from Poland on her motorcycle. She's a fascinating woman, who's been riding bikes -- with and without motors -- all over the world for years. Her courage and hunger for life are inspirational. Plus, she's a lot of fun to hang out with!

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408 - Richard Bandy (Near Death or Death?) show art 408 - Richard Bandy (Near Death or Death?)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Richard survived the surgery -- or did he? When he regained consciousness, his memory was wiped clea Nothing remained of his life before that day. No memory of his wife, children, friends ... nothing. His life was effectively over, but another was just beginning.

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407 - Georgy Gusev (Cellist Extraordinaire) show art 407 - Georgy Gusev (Cellist Extraordinaire)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Georgy Gusev is a graduate of the famed Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He performs at major music festivals and events around the world. He does things with a cello that are unimaginable until you hear/see him perform.

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406 - Tom Sewell and Tao Ruspoli (80 Years of Finding Beauty in Unexpected Places) show art 406 - Tom Sewell and Tao Ruspoli (80 Years of Finding Beauty in Unexpected Places)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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.)

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405 - Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis (Thug Kitchen) show art 405 - Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis (Thug Kitchen)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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!

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404 - Michael Trainer (Peak Mind Podcast) show art 404 - Michael Trainer (Peak Mind Podcast)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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

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402 - ROMA 35 (From Chiang Mai, Thailand) show art 402 - ROMA 35 (From Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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.

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Ramesh Srinivasan has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2005 in the Information Studies and Design Media Arts departments. He is a surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign on issues of technology policy and the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, and studies technology’s impact on the lives of people across the world. He is an author as well. His most recent book, Beyond the Valley (MIT press), explores the the relationships between new technologies and our political, economic, and social lives. This includes such themes as tech’s relationship to democracy, social movements, and elections; automation, the gig economy, and worker futures; algorithmic bias and AI; and the relationship between tech and the nations and peoples of the global South.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Frohmut” by Poetenleben (PL); “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.