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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Feb 15, 2021

Over the past few years, people keep asking me if I'd read The Way of the Superior Man, by David Deida. Having long ago given up on being a superior man, I hadn't. Finally got around to reading it, and as you'll hear in this episode, I have some things to say about what I think Mr. Deida gets right and some equally...


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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Dec 22, 2020

In this episode, I answer listener questions about whether to savor or defend a world that may be dying, how to be single but not alone, how to choose a safe place to make a stand, and my feelings about the holiday season. Check What Makes This Thing Great?

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Dec 18, 2020

In this episode, I talk about how to think independently, why it's an important skill, and how to cultivate it -- all while dipping in and out of Paul Graham's essay, "How to Think for Yourself."

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