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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Jan 20, 2021

What a woman! Deborah Copaken has slept in caves in Afghanistan, produced documentaries, raised three kids, and written best-selling books on the A train under the cold streets of Manhattan. She's smart, funny, tough, and honest. A perfect podcast guest, in other words.

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Jan 17, 2021

Welcome to another Ramblin' ROMA. Lots to cover in this one. I talk about:

  • Current events (of course);
  • How/why to compliment the women/men in your life;
  • Why we need to think globally, but act locally;
  • The life and death of my friend Diego Fresco;
  • Why there's no shame in changing course in life;
  • Some suggestions for taking...

Jan 10, 2021

Hear that? That's the sound of shit hitting the fan. In this episode (not for the faint of heart), I trace current events back to the marriage of modern advertising and politics in the 1980s and the fragmentation of media. We're in for a wild ride, folks. It's just beginning. 

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Jan 4, 2021

Eleanor Janega is a very smart, very funny medieval historian, specializing in late medieval sexuality, apocalyptic thought, propaganda, and the urban experience in general, and in central Europe more particularly. She teaches medieval and early modern history at a number of universities across London.

She considers...