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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Feb 19, 2021

Bryan Callen is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, podcaster, and a friend of mine. As you may have heard, he's been caught up in a very difficult situation involving a woman who accused him of assaulting her twenty years ago. We talk about the legitimate need for the #metoo movement as well as the dangers posed by...

Feb 18, 2021

John Colapinto is a journalist, author and a staff writer at The New Yorker. In 2000, he wrote the New York Times bestseller As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, which exposed the details of the David Reimer case, a boy who had undergone a sex change in infancy—a medical experiment long heralded as a...

Feb 10, 2021

Niles is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, and essayist who's work focuses around themes of ageless wisdom for our modern times. Sharing insights in his films, spoken-word essays, podcast "An Infinite Path," alternate media appearances, street photography blog "Philosophical Photography," and in mentorships with...

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 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...